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Hamburg: Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour

1. Hamburg: Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour

Enjoy the unique maritime flair and colorful crowds at the Port of Hamburg on this daily cruise that loops the docks. Thanks to your guide, learn about the history of the port and the city and take an exciting ride through the locks. Discover this gateway to the world up-close onboard a little ship, equally suited to a fleet. Find out just how huge the Port of Hamburg, the second-largest port in Europe, is. Hardly another city in the world is so tied to its port; Hamburg truly developed because of it. The most important sights and the skyline are inextricably linked to it. Experience the contrast between past and present, commerce and culture, the little fishing town along the Elbe, and the state-of-the-art container complexes. You'll also learn about the sinful stretches and fish market, old cutters, and massive cruise and container ships.

Hamburg: Tatort Walking Tour ‒ The Original (Tour in German)

2. Hamburg: Tatort Walking Tour ‒ The Original (Tour in German)

Discover several years of Tatort history in Hamburg at the top shooting locations in the Hanseatic city. The tour starts directly in the city center at Jungfernstieg and continues to the Town Hall, which had a role as a supporting act in many Tatort films, but which is most famous for the dramatic scene with Cenk Batu. Your next destination is the HafenCity, the largest urban development project in Europe and shooting location in almost every Tatort film with Nick Tschiller and therefore an important sight for Tatort fans. Find out from where you were able to see Helene Fischer when she disappeared into the dark recesses of human trafficking against the backdrop of the famous Elbe Philharmonic Hall. The tour will end at the foot of Elbphilharmonie with a lovely view of the harbor.

St. Michael’s, Elbe Tunnel & Harbor 2-Hour Hamburg Tour

3. St. Michael’s, Elbe Tunnel & Harbor 2-Hour Hamburg Tour

On this interesting tour you get to see 3 of the most fascinating sights in Hamburg: St. Michael’s Church, the Old Elbe Tunnel, and the harbor. St. Michael’s Church is lovingly called “Michel” by the Hamburg residents and is the youngest of the 5 main churches in the city. Admire the 5 organs, the largest clock tower in Germany, and the impressive bell tower. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the observation deck, which you can access by walking or by lift. Check out the widow homes from the 17th century behind the church in the Krayenkamp, the last remaining examples of typical courtyards buildings around courtyards in Hamburg. You then walk through the Portuguese quarter in the direction of the landing stages. Here you can see the two ships by the shore: Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego. While the hustle and bustle of the landing stages invites you to linger for a while, you continue on to the Old Elbe Tunnel. Climb up the stairs in the over 100-year old construction or take the elevator. Depending on the time remaining, you’ll go under the River Elbe to Steinwerder, where you can enjoy the wonderful panoramic view over the city of Hamburg.

Scavenger Hunt through the Port of Hamburg

4. Scavenger Hunt through the Port of Hamburg

Explore Hamburg in a playful and extraordinary way with a scavenger hunt through the Port of Hamburg. The Port of Hamburg route leads you to the most well-known sights around the fascinating harbor. The starting point of the scavenger hunt is the Kornhaus bridge with the Fleetschlösschen. Continue to the statue of Störtebeker and through the modern HafenCity with its Marco-Polo-Tower and the Unilever-House. On your way you see the Sandtor port, the Elbphilharmonie and the historic Speicherstadt as well as St. Catherine's Church. Take a break from your scavenger hunt at any time and explore the sights more extensively, enjoy a snack or a drink or just relax. Solve the 16 quests and learn more about the sights on the way. Decide when you want to start your hunt and where you'd like to stay longer. Take as many friends as you like and explore the Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Hamburg: Exclusive Tour by Limousine with Chauffeur

5. Hamburg: Exclusive Tour by Limousine with Chauffeur

Treat yourself to an exclusive tour through Hamburg with a private chauffeur and limousine. You will be picked up at your hotel and can decide for yourself what you would like to see, whether it be the Alster River, Hafencity, the Speicherstadt (warehouse district), or the city center. Your guide will also suggest the most interesting sights to see. You can stop to take photos at any time during the tour. Sit back and relax while listening to interesting stories about the famous attractions. Visit St. Michael's Church or explore the Elbe Tunnel. See Blankenese, enjoy a coffee on the beach, or sip a refreshing drink on the Süllberg hill. Drive over the Köhlbrand Bridge and admire the breathtaking views of the Elbe River and the passing container ships.

Waterfront Hamburg: the Views & History City Game

6. Waterfront Hamburg: the Views & History City Game

Explore Hamburg's iconic waterfront on an engaging exploration game via an app on your smartphone. Solve puzzles to unlock clues to your next location, passing by and learning about famous sights along the way. Follow the live tracking GPS map on your app with ease. Start the game at Landungsbrücken, the famous waterfront district overlooking the Elbe River, and head off on your exploration adventure. Pass by iconic locations, including the Museumsschiff on the water, the Alter Elbtunnel beneath the river, and more, until you finish at the modern, residential district of Strandkai. Solve challenges, watch the story unfold on your app, and follow the exact directions on your phone to guide you to the next location. Best of all, explore at your own pace, pausing the game to stop for a coffee or a meal and resuming anytime from the location where you paused it.

Hamburg: Port Scavenger Hunt and Ferry Ride

7. Hamburg: Port Scavenger Hunt and Ferry Ride

Discover the Port of Hamburg with a modern scavenger hunt and enjoy the maritime flair of the Hanseatic City. Start the tour at the Bahnhof Landungsbrücken and enjoy an exciting tour by foot and ferry in small teams of at least 2 people. With the GPS device you'll come across many, for instance; the Elbphilharmonie, the Old Elbe Tunnel, Landing Bridges, Harbor Police, cruise ship terminal, fish market and docklands. With luck you'll even find geocaches. You'll always have contact to the organizer and the other teams (in the event of multiple groups) - certain tasks can only be completed with the help of the organizer or the other teams. As you will be using public radio frequencies don't be surprised when harbor workers or crews use the same frequency. You can choose from 3 different routes (Altona, HafenCity or Steinwerder), each of which includes a journey with a harbor ferry. The routes travel through the most beautiful parts of the harbor, which guarantee beautiful photographs and some peace away from the crowds.

Hamburg: Hire a Private Guide for a 2-Hour Tour

8. Hamburg: Hire a Private Guide for a 2-Hour Tour

Hire a professional tour guide for your bus tour through Hamburg. Your private tour guide can put together a customized tour to suit the participants' interests, or simply advise you on the most beautiful sights in the city. On this tour you'll get a great overall impression of one of Germany's most beautiful cities. For a short break, choose to hop out and see the colorful Town Hall, the impressive St. Michael's Church with the historic Grocers' Apartments nearby, or the landing stages and the Old Elbe Tunnel. Explore the trendy neighborhood and the infamous Reeperbahn in St. Pauli. Visit the famous fish market and stroll along the waterfront. See the Old Elbe Tunnel, and watch the small and large ships that enter and leave the harbor.

Hamburg: U-Boot Museum and Cold War History Private Tour

9. Hamburg: U-Boot Museum and Cold War History Private Tour

Step inside the Soviet U-434, one of the largest submarines in the world, and learn about its fascinating history from your guide on a private tour of the U-Boat Museum. Explore the Port of Hamburg on a war-themed private walking tour and enjoy a pickup from your hotel. Begin your journey back in time at the Jan Fedder Promenade, which runs along the busy Elbe harbor. If you prefer, choose the 3-hour option and start your tour with a comfortable pickup from your hotel. As you stroll through the Port of Hamburg, learn about Hamburg’s involvement in wartime as one of Germany’s most important industrial centers. Hear about the air raids, codenamed Operation Gomorrah, that devastated much of the city, and see the Landungsbrücken, Pegeltrum, and Elbe Tunnel. Finish your guided walking tour at St Pauli Fish Market and head into a moored U–434 submarine that hosts the U-Boat Museum. Spend the next hour exploring this monumental Soviet submarine with your guide. Learn about its role in espionage in American waters during the Cold War era and enter the cramped space to explore the crew's living quarters, the officers' mess, and the engine and torpedo rooms.

Hamburg: Private 2-Hour Guide Hire for Your Tour Bus

10. Hamburg: Private 2-Hour Guide Hire for Your Tour Bus

Hire a tour guide for your bus trip through Hamburg. Your guide will join your group in the city center or at your hotel, and then you can get on with the tour. See the many sides of the city center, or the impressive Köhlbrand Bridge and the harbor. You can make stops where you wish, so that you can take photos of Hamburg’s skyline, the Außenalster (Outer Lake), or the harbor. Discover interesting facts about the origin and history of the city at the respective locations. Admire the beautiful sights including St. Michael's Church, the fascinating Speicherstadt, and the modern HafenCity. Stop at HafenCity and the Altona Lookout to see the huge cruise ships and observe the cranes working in the harbor. Enjoy the view into the busy harbor from the Köhlbrand Bridge.

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What people are saying about Elbtunnel

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 5,086 reviews

Super cool and very informative! We can confidently recommend this harbor tour to everyone. Our guide was funny and gave us great tips on what you can do for free at the port. It was great, we did some of it. He also had a great knowledge that really everything was very interesting. We weren't bored for a minute. We took great impressions with us and looking back, the tour was one of the best experiences. Thank you for the great time! Keep it up, it was great.

We really enjoyed the harbor tour. It was a very nice experience with Captain Michael, who himself drove the large container ships everywhere for 15 years. Full of interesting information and insights! Totally recommended.

Great tour with Elias. He's funny and tells a very nice story, no memorized, run-off lines.

A great harbor tour with a great captain who had a lot to tell. Recommended

Fun and very interesting tour. Great guide and and top crew