Alster Lake
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Our most recommended Alster Lake River & Harbor Cruises

  • Hamburg Combo: Hop On Hop Off & Water Ticket / Harbor Cruise

    1. Hamburg Combo: Hop On Hop Off & Water Ticket / Harbor Cruise

    Create your own sightseeing tour: wherever you want to stop, you can just hop off the bus and then hop back on later. Combine your 1-day ticket for sightseeing tour Line A with a water ticket. You can choose a  water program on the Elbe or Alster.  You can choose between: • 1-hour harbor cruise (St. Pauli piers 1+4) • 1-hour Alster tour (Jungfernstieg jetty)

    Well organised tour, friendly staff, good value for money. What more can you ask for? 5 stars!

  • Sailing Sight Seeing Tour (1.5hr) on Aussenalster in Hamburg

    2. Sailing Sight Seeing Tour (1.5hr) on Aussenalster in Hamburg

    The crew will welcome you aboard the sailing ship for your private cruise on the Alster River in Hamburg. Under the guidance of your experienced skipper you’ll enjoy, explore, and experience Hamburg from the water. Experience a fantastic sailing trip with a unique maritime flair in the heart of Hamburg. The skipper can customize the tour to suit your interests. You can decide how much time you want to allot to water sports, entertainment, and information. Discover a pirate treasure at the top of a church tower, a bridge named after a U.S. president, the White House in Hamburg, a seamen’s church far away from the harbor, and a mosque far away from the Islamic world. This and much more awaits you on the tour!

  • Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

    3. Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

    If you want to see where the heart of Hamburg beats, you have to take to the water. That's why the Alster and harbor tours are integral components of the sightseeing tour. Allow yourself to be whisked off into the secrets of the maritime world by a humorous 'harbor expert' on board the barge, and enjoy the sight of the magnificent villas and Hanseatic way of life during your Alster tour.

    Printable tickets are not good when you are on the road and booking events. Even had the tickets e mailed to the hotel but never arrived. Luckily the bus driver was nice enough to type in the confirmation numbers into their system and than issue us tickets.

  • Hamburg: Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour

    4. Hamburg: Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour

    Discover Hamburg your own way with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Get on and off the bus whenever you want, at any stop, and take as much time as you'd like enjoying the interesting sights. You can also take it easy, stay on the bus, and enjoy the view as you ride around the city. Scale the beloved St. Michaelis Church and admire Hamburg from above. Marvel at the imposing City Hall, and give in to your shopping urges in the stores along magnificent Jungfernstieg. Stroll around the Outer Alster Lake and take in its beautiful views, and find out how much green space this Hanseatic city has to offer. Take a break at the St. Pauli Piers, and visit the Hard Rock Café or Speicherstadt, the exciting historical warehouse district. Finish your day with a boat ride around the harbor, where you'll enjoy fantastic views of the ships and sailing equipment. Bus Stops: • Landungsbrücke...

    The bus tour guide was fantastic. Informative, amusing, enjoying her job and she made clients feel happy and at ease. Added to the fact that guide spoke English as well as German - we were able to enjoy the tour 100%

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

    5. 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.

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What people are saying about Alster Lake

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 797 reviews

We were only at 12:00 p.m. at Hamburg Central Station. You should start the tour earlier. We had a day ticket for the sightseeing tour bus. But only drove to the landing bridges for the 2-hour harbor tour. Since it was already uncertain whether the 2-hour drive is still taking place. I was lucky. 1:45 p.m. was still driving. Even after that again. Otherwise we could have participated in the 1 hour. Harbor tour was great. With children can be 2 hours long. Recommended for 2 hours without children. Thereafter, no longer took the bus due to the thunderstorm coming up. So the more expensive tagickek wasn't worth it. Tagestickek for the public Transport in Hamburg is definitely recommended. Nevertheless, it was a nice, entertaining day.

Our private sailing tour with Henry on the Outer Alster was an all-round worthwhile experience! Henry gave us a professional and confident - but above all, a very personable impression at all times. And not only during the journey, but also when booking. He brought us the city even closer with a lot of helpful and extensive information. We were therefore able to absolutely enjoy the fantastic view around the Alster. A direct hit in every respect that we would be happy to recommend. It was fun, thank you very much, Henry!

We had 3 tours, for 3 days. The best thing to do is to go to the red double-decker counter at the port. There you get the tickets for the tours with the voucher.

Well organised tour, friendly staff, good value for money. What more can you ask for? 5 stars!

Highly Recommended. A combination of bus / boat. We had an hour on the Elbe.