Maritime sightseeing in Hamburg


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Hamburg is almost 100 kilometers away from the North Sea. And yet it is Germany’s largest port and one of the most important in the world. And so the places near the port are also among the most popular among Hamburg’s guests. A tour on a harbour ferry takes us close to giant container ships and offers great sights on both river banks

Follow us on a maritime sightseeing tour.

Container ship in Altenwerder terminal


When Hamburgers are “at the port,” they are usually still a good distance away from the port. This is because the Elbe River usually lies between them and the actual port.

Hamburger Fischmarkt - Foto: Mediaserver Hamburg


Up to 70.000 visitors come to the traditional Fish Market that takes places on early Sunday morning only.

Landing bridges and sail ship Rickmer Rickmers

Landing bridges

Once a terminal for commuters to the shipyards south of the Elbe, the Landungsbrücken are now the starting point for harbor ferries and tours.

Luftaufnahme HafenCity und Steinwerder  - Foto: Mediaserver Hamburg


In two decades, the area of the former harbour on the northern bank has become Hamburg’s newest living and business district.

Hamburg landing bridges