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Sightseeing Canal Tour along the Alster

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On this guided tour of the Alster canal, you will not only get to learn about the history of Alster and Hamburg but also catch glimpses of the Hanseatic suburbs as you cruise over calm waters.


  • On this guided sightseeing cruise, you will discover amazing views of the Hanseatic suburbs with live commentary in German.
  • Is German not your first language? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. There is also an English audio guide that is included in the tour to tell you all about the history of Alster and Hamburg.
  • This cruise will help you discover stunning views of the city from the shoreside.
  • The panoramic view from the canals of the Alster will take you to idyllic greenery exceptional villas, hidden parklands, and more.


  • Live commentary (German)
  • Audio guide (English)

super flexible cancellation policy

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

your experience

Just a short distance away from the center of the city, this guided tour along the winding canals of Alster is a beautiful way to experience Hanseatic city from a whole new perspective. With live German commentary and an English audio guide, you can learn a whole lot about the history of Alster and Hamburg while cruising over calm waters that take you through stunning panoramic views.

All you will have on your to-do list is to relax! Allow the river to guide you through quaint gardens and greenery along the shore which then turn into a shoreside tour of well-kept villas, penthouses, and hidden parklands. This water route is the only way to see this side of the city that many don’t even know about. This 2-hour-long tour will leave you with a sense of admiration as you discover two contrasting sides of the very same city.

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Important Information

  • Pets and guide dogs are allowed.
  • Photography is allowed.


1 May to 3 Oct 2022

  • Daily: every hour from 10:15am to 4:15pm

4 to 31 Oct 2022

  • Daily: 10:15am, 1:15pm, 4:15pm
  • Sat, Sun, holidays: also available at the timings mentioned above at 11:15am and 2:15pm

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone at the ticket redemption point.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Redeem your tickets directly on board, Pier 2.
  • Address: ATG Alster-Touristik GmbH, Anleger, Jungfernstieg, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

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Getting There

By bus and metro

  • The closest transit stop is U S Jungfernstieg. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the redemption point.
  • Board buses 4, 5, 19, 602, 603 to get you there.


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