Hamburg: Harbor Cruise for 1 Hour


Welcome to 1-Hour Harbor Cruise in Germany. Cruise Hamburg’s sprawling working harbor, Europe’s third busiest port, on an insightful narrated tour revealing this northern hub’s nautical soul from fresh on-water perspectives. Glide past endless loading docks and Germany’s largest container port fueled by the tireless Elbe River. Drift through the postcard-perfect Speicherstadt canal district, its Neo-Gothic red-brick warehouses looming like fortresses over slim waterways.
View the striking white marble Elbphilharmonie concert hall hovering 110-feet over the north bank atop vast brick arches. Spot vibrant new mixed-use neighborhoods blending seamlessly with medieval alleys nearby. Listen to captain’s tales of arriving ships, fluctuating tides and engineering marvels enabling monumental maritime trade across Hamburg’s broad harbor basins.


Take a harbor boat excursion to see Hamburg from the water. As you drive past the container terminals, Speicherstadt, HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, and the city, you can pick up trivia about the area.

  • 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


  • Harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • Audio guide app in English
  • Drinks (available to purchase onboard)
  • Tips

Tour Plan

What to Expect

Spanning traditional glories and contemporary innovations, this leisurely harbor tour provides stirring context around the ports and people propelling Hamburg’s global ambitions for over 800 years running.

Meeting Point

Meet at St. Pauli Landungsbrücken (landing stages), bridge 2 or 6. Before joining the tour, please check in at the office on landing Bridge 2 (at the pontoon) or at the main office in the historical building at Bridge 6.

Additional Info

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 activity provider will let you know when the water level will be ideal.
Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation:

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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