Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

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Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Evening Harbor and Speicherstadt Cruise

From $28.47 per person

See Hamburg Harbor’s famous landmarks illuminated at night, navigate through the sparkling Speicherstadt, and glide past impressive container ships on a 1.5-hour evening cruise with live German commentary.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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The Original experience

  • Explore Hamburg’s Harbor District on an evening boat cruise with live commentary in German
  • Discover the lit up waterways of Speicherstadt, the world’s largest warehouse district
  • Admire illuminated views of St. Pauli’s Pier and Hafen City on an open deck
  • Get amazing nighttime photo opportunities of famous water-side landmarks
  • Enjoy an exclusive stop to disembark at the iconic Elbphilharmonie
Full description

Admire Hamburg’s harbor-side attractions sparkling at night, marvel at the illuminated Speicherstadt District, and see impressive container ships up-close aboard a 1.5-hour evening cruise featuring live commentary from a German-speaking guide and an exclusive stop at the iconic Elbphilharmonie. Start your nighttime harbor adventure on land as you cross the famous "Überseebrücke" bridge to reach the pier where you will board a traditional Hamburger boat referred to as a Barkasse. Listen as your captain decides on which route the boat will take based on weather conditions, the water tides, or, if for example, a really exciting and interesting container ship or a special boat is visiting the harbor. Set off and glide into the narrow waterways of the largest warehouse district in the world known as Speicherstadt. Take in the stunning architecture of buildings standing on timber-pile foundations and oak logs beautifully lit up. Sit back and relax as you go past Hafen City. Explore the open decks and feel the cooling sea breezes as you wait for perfect photo opportunities from the boat’s many vantage points. Cruise past rows of massive container ships as the boat makes its way into St. Pauli’s Pier and the shining Hamburg Port. Learn the history of the many important landmarks from your German-speaking expert guide. As your trip comes to an end, disembark right in front of the Elbphilharmonie or you can choose to get off back at where the cruise initially took off.

  • 1.5-hour harbor cruise
  • Live commentary in German
  • Exclusive disembarkment at the Elbphilharmonie with optional disembarkment at the tour's original starting point
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    Once on the tunnel-like Überseebrücke bridge, start to walk down. Through the windows of the bridge, you will be able to see the boat on the left side of the bridge named "Traute Abicht" with GetYourGuide logos. At the end of the bridge, turn left twice and look for a red GetYourGuide flag and crew members wearing GetYourGuide attire.

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    What to bring

    • Warm clothing
    • Camera

    Not allowed

    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Food and drinks

    Know before you go

    • Please note that the live commentary on this tour is in German only
    • Boats have an open or closed glass roof depending on the weather conditions
    • Please note that the tour of the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) is dependent on the water levels. Cruises are scheduled according to the tidal calendar. However, if the tide changes unexpectedly to high or low water levels, then it will not possible for any boats to enter the narrow waterways. If this is the case on the day of your tour, an alternative route will be done
    Customer reviews

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    4.7 /5

    based on 74 reviews

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    Die Rundfahrt war ein schönes Erlebnis. Die Stadt vom Wasser aus war eine tolle Perspektive. Leider ging es nicht durch die Speicherstadt, eine Erklärung ob wir durchfahren oder nicht fehlte leider auch. Der Guide hatte viele Informationen, allerdings waren nicht alle ganz korrekt. Was mir allerdings gar nicht gefallen hat, war das das eh schon sehr kleine Boot zu Zeiten von Corona extrem voll war. Man konnte seinen Stuhl kaum bewegen und fühlte sich wie in einer Sardinendose.

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    July 25, 2021

    Diese Lichterfahrt war ein schönes Erlebnis. Wir fuhren durch die Speicherstadt und konnten alle Highlights fotografieren. Das Boot ist so flach , dass es unter den Brücken durchfahren kann. Das war für uns das Argument, diese Tour zu buchen. Danach fuhren wir zum Container Hafen, wo gerade das größte Container Schiff der Welt lag. Diesen Teil der Tour variiert, normalerweise wäre der Guide weiter Richtung Elbstrand gefahren. Da aber gestern dieses Mega Containerschiff ankam, nutzte er die Gelegenheit und fuhr uns dort entlang. Die ganze Fahrt war sehr beeindruckend, der Guide erzählt und erklärt sehr viel und auch lustige Anekdoten. Wirklich ein Genuss und jeden Cent wert. Das ist übrigens die einzige Tour über 1,5 Stunden und kürzer wäre zu kurz und länger um diese Uhrzeit muss nicht sein. Aber durch die 1,5 h hatten wir immer ausreichend Zeit schöne Fotos zu machen. Herzlichen Dank lieber Guide!

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    August 4, 2021


    Very atmospheric

    July 13, 2021

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