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Hamburg: 1-Hour XL Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour


Embark on a 1-Hour XL Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour bustling harbor to take in views of the city’s distinctive infrastructure and architecture. As the boat glides along, you’ll learn why Hamburg boasts more bridges than any other European city, with an estimated 2,400 spanning its vast network of waterways, docks, and canals. Gaze at the stately old warehouses of the Speicherstadt district, juxtaposed against the contemporary buildings of HafenCity. Each day’s tides and harbor events shape a one-of-a-kind experience. Let the boat be your lookout to absorb this port city’s unique personality.


Take in the 1-Hour XL Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour on a relaxing boat tour of the city’s harbor. From the water, you’ll get unique views of the warehouses lining the canals, the modern HafenCity development, and Hamburg’s many bridges spanning the Elbe River.

  • Explore the historical Speicherstadt and the modern Hafen City
  • Admire the new Elbphilharmonie in full glory
  • See the interesting Fischmarkt and the Docks von Blohm and Voss
  • Enjoy the atmosphere of the busy container terminals and discover the cruise ship terminal
  • Learn all the important facts about the Port of Hamburg


  • 1-hour harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • English commentary via free audio app download
  • Access to sun deck or air-conditioned lounge
  • Food onboard
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)

Tour Plan

What to expect

While admiring panoramic views from the boat's open-air sun deck or indoor lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, allow your informative guide to enrich your harbor cruise with interesting history and facts about Hamburg and its shipping industry. Whether pointing out key architectural landmarks or answering questions about the various commercial and passenger vessels navigating the bustling port, your captain will ensure you gain insight as well as enjoy the scenery along your leisurely route.

Meeting point

The meeting point is at St. Pauli Landing Stages: Bridge 1 (barges) Bridge 4 (passenger ships)

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Additional information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • Please note that tours of the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) are dependent on the water levels. It is not possible to cruise through the narrow waterways during high and low water levels
  • Summer & Fall: In good weather conditions and with high demand, boats depart every 5-15 minutes. In moderate to bad weather, you can board the boat at any time and boats depart every 30-40 minutes
  • During Winter & Spring: In moderate to bad weather, you can board the boat at any time, boats depart every 45 minutes
  • Boats have an open or closed glass roof depending on the weather conditions
  • Transportation of wheelchairs is only possible on a large passenger ship. Please contact the tour operator if required
  • Boarding on the barge: St. Pauli Landing Stages, Bridge 1
  • Boarding on the passenger ship: St. Pauli Landing Stages, Bridge 4-9 (please register at Bridge 4)
  •  An audio app for the tour commentary is available for free download in six languages.
Cancelation policy

Free cancellation

  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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