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Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

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Explore Hamburg from the water with a harbor boat trip. Learn facts about the city as you cruise past the Speicherstadt, HafenCity, the several bridges over Elbe River, and the container terminals.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide


  • Discover HafenCity with the Elbe Philharmonic Hall
  • Admire the famous Blohm and Voss shipyard
  • Discover the Fish Market and the Harbor Museum Oevelgönne
  • See the busy container terminals
  • Explore the interesting cruise terminals in Altona and HafenCity
  • Cruise through the historical Speicherstadt warehouse district
  • Discover interesting facts about the sights in Hamburg from a German guide
Full description

Embark on a harbor cruise of Hamburg and listen closely to live German narration as you pass the Speicherstadt district, HafenCity, Köhlbrand Bridge, Elbe Philharmonic Hall, and more. See the most iconic of the city's 2,400 structures crossing over the waterways, canals, and harbor basin. Climb aboard the boat and explore the various attractions of the city, depending on the tide and the time of day. Along the way, learn interesting facts about the city and its history as well as the incoming and outgoing ships. Simply sit back and enjoy the fantastic views from the water.

Admire the historical Speicherstadt (warehouse district) with its narrow waterways, the modern HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, busy locks and container terminals, the large Blohm and Voss shipyard, and the Köhlbrand Bridge. Finally, finish your tour and disembark at the departure point.

  • 1-hour harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Tours of the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) are subject to water level. It is not possible to cruise through the narrow waterways when the water is at a high or low level. The tour operator will let you know when the water level will be ideal
  • You need a smartphone to use the English audio guides. The free version of the app is available from the App Store and Google Play
  • This tour is suitable for wheelchair-bound participants
Customer reviews

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based on 934 reviews

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Overall, the trip was very amusing because the captain Jannik told everything with a lot of humor and charm. Since it was very warm that day, we would have liked to have more open windows. Unfortunately, that didn't work. Nevertheless it was a nice tour that we would do again.

July 27, 2020

Nice view of the harbor

The view is nice, you get a good look at the harbor activities. However, it's not clear how to get the English version of the tour. The tour is advertised in English as well, but you get on the boat, we're greeted by the crew, then you await the departure and throughout the ride you enjoy a pleasant background voice in German. No indication on how you could get a translation.

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November 14, 2016

The trip was good and pleasant

It was a nice pleasant trip through the Hamburg harbour. But the boat which was used were not expected. I saw some pictures on the page as a larger boat but the real one was small and not so comfortable. Update the web page with the real boat which will be used

August 29, 2016

Product ID: 41367