Hamburg’s port is the second largest port in Europe. That makes it also one of the busiest! Imagine, each year over 13,000 ships pass through the blue waters of this unique region. On this guided tour, you’ll discover all of the special places that are part of this unique area.
Around the world, there are similarities in maritime districts. Perhaps when you catch a whiff of the piercing aromas at the fish market, you’ll make a connection to the thousands of ports that connect our world by sea.
Your Maritime tour of Hamburg does not include hotel-pick up and drop off. You must make your own way to St.-Pauli-Landungsbrücken in Hamburg, where you will be met by your bilingual (English and German) guide. Your tour will take place on a climate controlled bus.
Along the way, you’ll pass by these fascinating features punctuated by narration from your guide:
River District: The river district lies between the Alster Lakes and the Elbe River. There you’ll find 18th century houses which were built directly into small rivers and creeks. Hamburg’s medieval harbor was located in this quarter, which has retained a resemblance of that time.
Port Warehouse District: Hamburg’s Warehouse area comprises of Speicherstadt, the world’s biggest warehouse complex. In these warehouses, essential goods like coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, tobacco, computers and the biggest oriental carpet warehouse in the world are stored.
Immigration Museum: Hamburg’s Immigration Museum is a rich source of information on the millions of Germans who immigrated to North America from Germany and eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Kohlbrand Bridge: The Kohlbrand Bridge a.k.a. Köhlbrandbrücke spans the Elbe river. Since it’s completion in 1974 this 60 meter bridge has only been open to pedestrians twice!
Fish Market: Hamburg’s fish market has been in business since the beginning of the 18th century. However, it’s not just fish. You can find a huge assortment of goods here, from textiles to tentacles!
Captains Quarter: This fascinating district of Hamburg is indeed in existence due to the thousands of ship captains who passed through the port to rest their weary bones before setting out to sea once more.
You will be dropped off at the starting point, where your tour ends.
Start time: 1120h (11:20am) and 1520h (03:20pm)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Hotel pick-up not provided. The tour starts from St.-Pauli-Landungsbrücken.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at the starting point
Bring your camera
You must present your booking voucher when you board the bus
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
See the Cancellation policy for this product