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Hamburg: Harbor Evening Lights Cruise

1. Hamburg: Harbor Evening Lights Cruise

Embark on a roundtrip evening cruise from the historical and romantically-illuminated Speicherstadt through the Hamburg harbor's sea of light. Enjoy a boat tour through the Speicherstadt canals and discover the highlights of Hamburg from the water. Learn about the history behind this intriguing city. See the Zollkanal, Wasserschloss, and the International Maritime Museum, and cruise along the modern HafenCity, the newest district in the Hanseatic city. See the HafenCity University, the Marco Polo Tower, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, and the panorama of the district.  Catch a breathtaking view of St. Pauli Piers all the way to Überseebrücke with the museum ships Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego. Sail through the port's sea of light again and witness the activity around the container terminals.

Hamburg Harbor: Evening City Lights Barge Cruise

2. Hamburg Harbor: Evening City Lights Barge Cruise

Experience Hamburg's Harbor by the evening light on a traditional barge. Take a romantic round-trip voyage through the Hamburg Harbor and enjoy a cozy atmosphere with the illuminated silhouette of the city as your backdrop. Travel through the historic Speicherstadt (depending on the tide) and along the impressive illuminated container terminals. Hear interesting stories of the harbor's history with live moderation from the captain, while relaxing with a drink. Alternatively, pick one of the special tours that take place only occasionally. Choose the special Queen Mary II cruise to accompany Queen Mary II at the Cruise Terminal and then follow her along the River Elbe. During the boat ride, learn all about the ship from the professional guide. Or, celebrate the Anniversary of Hamburg Harbor onboard a traditional barge. Watch the opening parade to the festival unveil, as the weekend of celebrations will then follow.

Hamburg Dungeon Admission Ticket

3. Hamburg Dungeon Admission Ticket

The Hamburg Dungeon brings the darkest period's of the city's history to life in an entertaining way. The state-of-the-art special effects and professional actors provide a very special kind of live entertainment. The live actors step into historical roles and take you on a journey through 600 years of Hamburg's murky past in interactive shows. The visitor attraction in the historical Speicherstadt district presents 11 different shows on a 90-minute tour and offers plenty of action on 2 fun rides. Visitors can embark on an unusual journey on the "Elevator of Doom". You can also discover the dark years of the Plague or try to save the pirate Klaus Störtebecker from execution. Defend yourself before the mercy of the inquisition and face the revenge of a restless spirit - with a twinkle in the inquisitor's eyes and the opportunity for lots of fun.

Hamburg: Sightseeing Cruise through the City's Waterways

4. Hamburg: Sightseeing Cruise through the City's Waterways

Experience the beauty and history of Hamburg's waterways on a sightseeing cruise. Pass through narrow channels and under old and new bridges. Take in views of the Speicherstadt warehouse district and cruise by the barque ship 'Peking.' Meet your guide at the tour partner's shop and board the comfortable and spacious ship. Begin your sailing adventure through Hamburg's old free port area where the contrast in the city between the old and the new architecture is most apparent.  Sail thorugh imposing rows of red-brick warehouses that store carpets, coffee, and spices in the Speicherstadt district. Listen to onboard commentary or use your audio guide to hear about the facinating history of this Hanseatic city.  Glide through the modern face of the metropolis as you reach HafenCity, the contemporary residential and business district of Hamburg. Capture pictures of the waved-roof of the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall. Take a short detour to the steel-hulled Peking ship to view its stunning 4 masts. Return to your meeting point at the end of the cruise. 

Hamburg: Haunted Walking Tour

5. Hamburg: Haunted Walking Tour

Experience the spooky atmosphere of Hamburg at night on a walking tour in the footsteps of the city's ghosts. Skip the wild party atmosphere of St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn and learn what really goes on after dark! Prepare to be spooked by witches and demons as you visit eerie locations and haunted sites. Get a feel for the evil atmosphere of the city, under the protection of St. Catherine, as you make your way from St. Catherine's Church to the mystical Speicherstadt. Search for ghosts in the fabled "Quarter of the Crooked Moon" before wandering the old-fashioned streets around St. Nicholas' Church.

Hamburg: Harbor Cruise with Wine and Cheese

6. Hamburg: Harbor Cruise with Wine and Cheese

Sit back and take in the beautiful Hamburg sunset on this guided wine and cheese harbor cruise. Relax in the calm atmosphere on board and enjoy the views of the sun setting behind the city. A dedicated server will ensure that you enjoy delicious white or red wine and a variety of locally-sourced cheese. Dine outside in warmer weather or feel cozy and warm in the heated salon during winter.   Cruise through Hamburg Harbor as your live tour guide points out the important monuments of this Hanseatic city. Learn about the docks, St. Michael's Church, the Elbphilharmonie, the new district of HafenCity, and parts of the historical Speicherstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

7. Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

Heide Park Resort is Northern Germany's largest amusement park and offers over 40 attractions, shows, and extraordinary adventures for everyone. From families with children to fearless action fans: depending on age and interest, each guest can choose their individual experience. Experience more than 30 attractions especially for children under 10 years at Heide Park, and enjoy an adventure for the whole family. Children can experience the unique theme world based on DreamWorks' “How to Train Your Dragon," meet Toothless, and become real dragon trainers. Courageous ghost hunters from six years can join the team of the world-famous Ghostbusters in "Ghostbusters," an interactive indoor adventure of the fifth dimension. Roller coaster fans can experience the thrill on seven major rides. Take a flight on Germany's only Wing Coaster, the "Flight of the Demons." Thrillseekers should also not miss a ride on “Colossos – Battle of the Giants” – the fastest wooden coaster in Europa.

Hamburg: Private Sunset Sightseeing Tour with Welcome Drink

8. Hamburg: Private Sunset Sightseeing Tour with Welcome Drink

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation and heads to the famous St. Micheal's Church. Also known as Michel, the church is one of the most iconic landmarks and dominates the city skyline. Admire the church’s impressive Baroque architecture while learning about its history and religious influence. Head into the city center, passing the Neo-Gothic Town Hall and the Stock Exchange Building. As you explore, listen to your guide share fascinating insight about Hamburg’s merchant history and economy. Drive past the idyllic Inner Alster Lake next, lined with traditional villas, where locals flock for leisurely activities. Afterwards, explore the trendy Schanzenviertel district, bursting with street art, trendy factories, vegan food places, and more. Discover the city’s famous Speicherstadt next, a UNESCO World Listed location which today hosts exhibitions and other cultural events. Finally, travel through St. Pauli, the city’s vibrant nightlife district. See the array of bars, theaters, and more, before being dropped off to a location of your choosing.

Hamburg: St. Pauli Historical Crime Scenes Guided Tour

9. Hamburg: St. Pauli Historical Crime Scenes Guided Tour

Learn about a century of highly criminal events that some people can't or don't want to remember. Visit the crime scenes with your guide and see places that will give you a frighteningly real view of thoroughly investigated cases.Experience the story of the murdering hairdresser Otto Kneipp, discover where the psychopath Fritz Honka used to look out for women, and walk in the footsteps of the pimp wars of the 1980s. See how The Reeperbahn has survived its troubled past.Conclude your tour with your guide with a little more knowledge on the parts of Hamburg that have been scrubbed away, but still leave a mark. New tales of true crime scenes will leave a lasting impression on the city.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 45 reviews

The most beautiful cruise. We just loved learning about how the harbour works and seeing the city from a different angle. If you are English, make sure you download the app before hand and take with your own earphones otherwise you’ll be listening to a guide in English. The app runs very smoothly.

A real experience. Real progress compared to a day tour. The lights everywhere and the appearance of the terminals was fantastic. The drinks a little expensive.

You are warmly welcomed and welcomed. Funny moderator and with a lot of interesting information, it's definitely worth taking a ride, we have 5+

Great event! Learned so much about Hamburg! Everything live and in real! We enjoyed it very much!

Great leadership. Very authentic and entertaining!