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Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

Water activity

Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

From US$ 28.03 per person


See Hamburg Harbor’s famous landmarks illuminated at night, navigate through the sparkling Speicherstadt, and glide past impressive container ships on a 1.5-hour evening cruise with live German commentary.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide


  • Explore Hamburg’s Harbor District on an evening boat cruise with live commentary in German
  • Discover the lit up waterways of Speicherstadt, the world’s largest warehouse district
  • Admire illuminated views of St. Pauli’s Pier and Hafen City on an open deck
  • Get amazing nighttime photo opportunities of famous water-side landmarks
  • Enjoy an exclusive stop to disembark at the iconic Elbphilharmonie
Full description

Admire Hamburg’s harbor-side attractions sparkling at night, marvel at the illuminated Speicherstadt District, and see impressive container ships up-close aboard a 1.5-hour evening cruise featuring live commentary from a German-speaking guide and an exclusive stop at the iconic Elbphilharmonie. Start your nighttime harbor adventure on land as you cross the famous "Überseebrücke" bridge to reach the pier where you will board a traditional Hamburger boat referred to as a Barkasse. Listen as your captain decides on which route the boat will take based on weather conditions, the water tides, or, if for example, a really exciting and interesting container ship or a special boat is visiting the harbor. Set off and glide into the narrow waterways of the largest warehouse district in the world known as Speicherstadt. Take in the stunning architecture of buildings standing on timber-pile foundations and oak logs beautifully lit up. Sit back and relax as you go past Hafen City. Explore the open decks and feel the cooling sea breezes as you wait for perfect photo opportunities from the boat’s many vantage points. Cruise past rows of massive container ships as the boat makes its way into St. Pauli’s Pier and the shining Hamburg Port. Learn the history of the many important landmarks from your German-speaking expert guide. As your trip comes to an end, disembark right in front of the Elbphilharmonie or you can choose to get off back at where the cruise initially took off.

  • 1.5-hour harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • Exclusive disembarkment at the Elbphilharmonie with optional disembarkment at the tour's original starting point
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Once on the tunnel-like Überseebrücke bridge, start to walk down. Through the windows of the bridge, you will be able to see the boat on the left side of the bridge named "Traute Abicht".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Baby strollers
  • Food

Know before you go

  • Please note that the live commentary on this tour is in German only
  • Boats have an open or closed glass roof depending on the weather conditions
  • Please note that the tour of the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) is dependent on the water levels. Cruises are scheduled according to the tidal calendar. However, if the tide changes unexpectedly to high or low water levels, then it will not possible for any boats to enter the narrow waterways. If this is the case on the day of your tour, an alternative route will be done
Customer reviews

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based on 1209 reviews

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You will need to speak German if you want to understand the commentary otherwise you can get something from the visual experience. Although it was made clear beforehand, there would be no English commentary, the guide told me that he would do some of the commentary in English for my benefit....but he didn't! This was slightly disappointing after he had said that he would, such is life! I would probably only recommend it to a German speaker.

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March 27, 2023

Die Rundfahrt war ein schönes Erlebnis. Die Stadt vom Wasser aus war eine tolle Perspektive. Leider ging es nicht durch die Speicherstadt, eine Erklärung ob wir durchfahren oder nicht fehlte leider auch. Der Guide hatte viele Informationen, allerdings waren nicht alle ganz korrekt. Was mir allerdings gar nicht gefallen hat, war das das eh schon sehr kleine Boot zu Zeiten von Corona extrem voll war. Man konnte seinen Stuhl kaum bewegen und fühlte sich wie in einer Sardinendose.

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March 27, 2023

Sehr schönes, romantisches Erlebnis. Unser Boot hatte ein schönes Panorama-Dach und war nur an den Fensterseiten mit Paaren besetzt (es gab viel Platz). Die Aida lief gerade aus, als wir unsere Fahrt machten, und das Boot begleitete sie eine Weile. Die Informationen zum Hafen und den Schiffen in den Werften waren aktuell und interessant. Es gab auch Redepausen mit angenehmer Musik. Leider werden die Fotos bei Nacht und den ganzen Spiegelungen der Lichter nicht so gut wie bei einer Tour am Tag, aber wer darauf verzichten kann, macht mit dieser Tour alles richtig. Preis hoch, aber OK für das Gebotene.

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 395043