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2-Hour Harbor Cruise in Hamburg

Rated 4.4 out of 5.0 from 999 reviews.
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2 hrs
Audio guide

Set sail on an extended cruise along the Hamburg Harbor stretch and witness it from different angles while you discover a unique maritime flair. With live commentary in German, gain a new perspective on the industrial port of Hamburg.


  • With free choice between a traditional barge and a spacious salon, you can sail on the river Elbe and explore the iconic port of Hamburg!

  • A professional and experienced captain on board will narrate interesting anecdotes in German about your surroundings, introducing you to Hamburg’s history and appeal

  • Explore the historic warehouse district of Speicherstadt and discover why it isn’t just open at any time of the day

  • See the HafenCity along with the impressive Elbphilharmonie offering a treat of visual and architectural otherworldliness

  • On this cruise, you will witness a striking contrast between the past and present as you discover the massive container terminals

  • Enjoy a free audio guide in English for additional context on the cruise. Download from Google Play Store or App Store


  • 2 hr harbor cruise

  • Live commentary in German

  • Freedom to select the desired date after purchase

  • Free choice between ship and barge during the purchase

  • Audio guide in English (Download from Google Play Store or App Store)


  • Drinks and Food

  • Additional Gratuities

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Handling more than eight million containers in a year, and lined with a fleet of romantic tour barges and elegant salon ships, Hamburg harbor is the largest seaport in all of Germany! For centuries, this port has been the driving force behind Hamburg’s rising economy. While the port presents itself as a striking image of urbanization and development, it also, much like Venice, has a labyrinth of canals, inducing a feeling of medieval times. Hamburg owes much of its worldly character to the mighty Elbe, the river on which the port is situated.

The extended 2-hour tour of the port of Hamburg is nothing short of an adventure. With informative and interesting facts imparted by an experienced captain on board the cruise, you will leave with a better and deeper understanding of the affairs that take place within the harbor shores. By the time you’re done with the cruise, you’ll be thorough with container terminals, having a better understanding of terms like dry dock, TEU, RoRo, and more. A detour to the historic Speicherstadt will take you through narrow crisscrossing canals and numerous bridges offering picturesque views of Neo-Gothic brick buildings.


Summer Months (April - Oct)

  • Daily at 10.30 am, 11.30 am, 12.30 pm, 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm, additional departures on request.

Winter Months (Nov - March)

  • Daily at 11.30 am and at 1:30 pm


  • 2 hrs


  • The passenger ships MS RIVER STAR and MS HAMBURG as well as the paddle wheeler MS LOUISIANA STAR can be accessed barrier-free via a gangway and have corresponding sanitary facilities. Due to the conditions on-site, no information can be provided in advance regarding the exact time the above ships are used in the harbor cruise (no fixed departure times).

  • The luxury barges, as well as the traditional barge, can not be accessed barrier-free.

Important Information

  • A passport or ID is required.

  • For the English audio guide, download from Google Play Store or App Store. You are welcome to bring your own headphones or purchase some on-site.

  • Note: If you want to cruise through the Speicherstadt, you should opt for the barge as the bridges in the Speicherstadt region are too low for large passenger ships to get through.

  • Ensure you carry your passports or a valid ID card for proof.

  • Weapons and sharp objects are not allowed on board the cruise.

  • Outside food is not allowed!

  • Please note that all harbor cruises aboard little barges are subject to the tide.

  • The boats will have an open or closed glass roof depending on the weather conditions.

  • Transportation of wheelchairs is only possible on a large passenger ship. Make sure you inform in advance in case of any requirement.

  • There is live commentary on board in German

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly after purchase.

  • Please display the same along with a valid photo ID at the time of redemption.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must show their valid student IDs.

  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled time to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your voucher at St. Pauli Landungsbrücken, Brücke 1 Hamburg, 20359 Germany.

  • You will receive the access code directly from the staff on-site when boarding, or on the brochures laid out on-site.

Get Directions to the Ticket Redemption Point

Getting There

  • These Bus lines stop near St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken: 112.

  • These Subway lines stop near St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken: U3.

  • These S-Bahn lines stop near St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken: S1, S3.

ratings & reviews

999 Ratings
Karen Woods


Jun, 2023
Lovely cruise and efficient booking process. However the App didn't work, even when I managed to download it. Maybe the crew should consider making some of the commentary in English?
Erika Thies


May, 2023
Die Hafenrundfahrt war für uns ALLE sehr schön und interessant. Unser Kapitän, ich glaube er hieß CHRIS, hat uns sehr gut unterhalten.
Michael Krauß


Mar, 2023
Insbesondere die Fahrt in den Containerhafen hat mir sehr gut gefallen, wo wir das größte Containerschiff der Welt, die Maribo Maersk bewundern konnten. Unser Guide Chris war sehr gut über die am Kai liegenden Schiffe wie auch die Geschichte des Hafens und künftige Projekte, wie den neuen Elbtunnel informiert.
Regula Friess


Mar, 2023
Sie hätten ein "Ausgezeichnet" verdient, aber das Schiff startete eine halbe Stunde zu spät, und den Schiffsführer verstand man oft nicht.
Dirk Blümel


Jan, 2023
Wir haben die zwei Stunden genossen. Alles wurde ausführlich erklärt mit viel Humor,das kam uns sehr entgegen. Mit der Gastro hat ebenfalls super geklappt. Wir werden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen und euch weiterempfehlen. Danke für die tollen zwei Stunden.
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