Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Harbor and Speicherstadt Day Cruise


Cross the famous “Überseebrücke” bridge to your port and head to the pier, where you will board the Barkasse, a traditional hamburger boat.
Learn how ships choose their routes based on variables such as weather, tides, or the arrival of interesting cargo or special ships in port.
Enter Speicherstadt, the largest warehouse area in the world, located along a network of small rivers. Admire the magnificent architecture of the structure supported by oak trees and piles of wood.


On a 1.5-hour tour with live commentary in German, visit famous landmarks along Hamburg’s harbor, pass through the impressive Speicherstadt and get close to giant container ships.

  • Take a day boat tour of Hamburg’s Harbor District and enjoy live German commentary.
  • Explore the canals of Speicherstadt, the largest warehouse district in the world.
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of the harbor and St. Pauli pier from the rooftop terrace.
  • Take advantage of the beautiful scenery along the famous waterfront of the city.
  • Take advantage of the great opportunity to drop by the famous Elbphilharmonie


  • 1.5-hour harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • Audio app for tour commentary (available in six languages)
  • Exclusive disembarkment at the Elbphilharmonie with optional disembarkment at the tour's original starting point
  • Drinks vending machine on board (only on the Hanna Abicht)
  • Route depends on the tide (Speicherstadt is not guaranteed)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off

Tour Plan

What to expect

Sit back and relax as you stroll through Hafen Kota. Take in the sea breeze and explore the open spaces while waiting for the ship to take the best photos from its several observation rooms.
Travel through gigantic cargo ships as the ship approaches Pier St. Pauli and the port of Hamburg. Learn the background of some important sites from your German language guide.
As your journey draws to a close, get off in front of the Elbphilharmonie or return to the starting point of your journey

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 Hanna Abicht or Traute Abicht.

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Additional Info

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Camera
  • Headphones

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
  •  An audio app for the tour commentary is available for free download in six languages
  • 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 be 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
  • The name of the ships are Hanna Abicht or Traute Abicht
  •  You will find a drinks dispenser on board the ship Hanna Abicht
Cancellation Policy
Free cancellation
  • Cancel up to 12 hours in advance for a full refund


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