Hamburg Port

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5 Things to do and see in the Hamburg Harbor

One of Europe's largest ports and the reason for Hamburg's nickname 'Gateway to the World,' the Hamburg Harbor is a great spot to check out when you're in the city.

  • Port of Hamburg

    1. Port of Hamburg

    The port is almost as old as the city itself and for centuries has been the center for trade between central Europe and the rest of the world.

  • Hamburg fish market

    2. Hamburg fish market

    This legendary fish market is a must see for all visitors to Hamburg - and they don't just sell fish. You can pick up pretty much anything here. It's well worth a look!

  • Hafengeburtstag

    3. Hafengeburtstag

    Every May, Hamburg celebrates the birthday of the port. It's a great party atmosphere and an exciting experience, if you're in the city at this time.

  • Boat tour

    4. Boat tour

    One of the best ways to experience the Port of Hamburg is from the water itself. Why not enjoy a tour along the many canals around the Alster and Speicherstadt?

  • Culture

    5. Culture

    The Hamburg Harbor is also a main site of culture in the city, with various museums, musical theaters, bars and restaurants close at hand.

Planning Your Visit

  • When to visit?

    Of course you can visit the Hamburg Harbor at any time of the year, however the best time for tourists is around the Hafengeburtstag, which normally takes place around the 5th of May.

  • Accommodation

    If you're planning a visit to Hamburg, looking for accommodation close to Hamburg Harbor is a great idea, as you'll be close to a number of top sights, as well as many great bars and restaurants.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open all day, every day of the year! Attraction visiting hours vary.
  • Is it expensive?
    A stroll along the water is free, but boat ride prices vary by company.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Definitely! Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    This attraction is within walking distance from most hotels in city center!
  • Additional information
    ** Check out the Hamburg CARD, which offers transportation and sight discounts.*

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What people are saying about Hamburg Port

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 23,626 reviews

Our family (4 people) really enjoyed the guided tour with Melanie. According to the guide, the tour could only be adapted due to the corona. The information on the individual stages was very helpful and informative. The individual stations that we headed to from 5 a.m. were the Reeperbahn including the Kiez bakery, the old Elbe tunnel, landing bridges, a short port trip and, at the end, the fish market. The coffee and the Franzbrötchen at the beginning of the tour were worth their weight in gold.

Das war sehr schön. Hamburg am Abend. Atmosphäre war entspannt. Tourguide und Fahrer in eine person, war sehr kompetent. Danke

Skilfully chosen route, you get a general overview of the most important parts of the port.

It was a nice tour but would have liked to see more of the Speicherstadt.

Der Kapitän war fantastisch! Schöne gesuchten und war auch ein Humorist!