Hamburg Port
Enter your dates to find available activities
Top Pick

Hamburg Port: Tours & Tickets

See all tours & things to do in Hamburg Port
See all 212 tickets & tours

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

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.

Photo: Bruce Harlick @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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!

Photo: daspunkt @Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


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

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?


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

Hamburg Port: Our Tips

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.


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 to visit
    Open all day, every day of the year! Attraction visiting hours vary.
  • What is the price?
    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 tips
    ** Check out the Hamburg CARD, which offers transportation and sight discounts.*

What People Are Saying About Hamburg Port

Just fabulous, although as we have no German had no idea of the jokes.

Recommend it highly, had no idea Hamburg was as stunning as it is. As The actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, we will be back ❤️❤️
Hamburger: Evening Lights Tour in Port Reviewed by Breda, 09/01/2016

Great value package. Well worth investing in.

Really pleased we booked this. The guides gave good information and the harbour tour was brilliant. It took about 90 minutes and it was on a paddle steamer - not some tiny barge. If you've only got a limited time in Hamburg, this option is a must.
Hamburg: Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour Reviewed by Lynne, 09/21/2015

Our City and Harbour tour of Hamburg was the best we have ever had.

We booked our city tour on line. It was a quarter of the on board cruise tour price. All the people we met were most helpful,, it was wonderful. We can thoroughly recommend it, and will most certainly do it again. We'll done 'Get Your Guide'.
Hamburg: Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus and Boat Tour Reviewed by Anthony, 07/09/2015

Atraction entries worked well, but I would appreciate wider range.

Most of the places are mainly in german, but you can either ask for an english translation or wait for the english tour, which happens once in a while. Dungeons goes english once a day from 10a.m. and the trip on Reeperbahn only few times in a month. It is really good, so try calling them and find out, if english is on your day. Marine museum and docks museum are interesting. Museum of St. Pauli is small but friendly and I enjoyed my free beer at this spot.

It was quite good and we enjoyed the tour.

The guides were good and we would recommend to everyone to get off at the stop for the miniature wonderland. It is the most fascinating place we have seen that has been made by man. Loved it.
Hamburg: Line A Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour Reviewed by V. June, 06/03/2015

Things To Do Near Hamburg Port

Hamburg Port
Based on 858 reviews by GetYourGuide customers