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Hamburg: Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour

1. Hamburg: Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour

Enjoy the unique maritime flair and colorful crowds at the Port of Hamburg on this daily cruise that loops the docks. Thanks to your guide, learn about the history of the port and the city and take an exciting ride through the locks. Discover this gateway to the world up-close onboard a little ship, equally suited to a fleet. Find out just how huge the Port of Hamburg, the second-largest port in Europe, is. Hardly another city in the world is so tied to its port; Hamburg truly developed because of it. The most important sights and the skyline are inextricably linked to it. Experience the contrast between past and present, commerce and culture, the little fishing town along the Elbe, and the state-of-the-art container complexes. You'll also learn about the sinful stretches and fish market, old cutters, and massive cruise and container ships.

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

2. Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Embark on a harbor cruise of Hamburg and listen closely to live German narration as you pass the Speicherstadt district, HafenCity, Köhlbrand Bridge, Elbe Philharmonic Hall, and more. See the most iconic of the city's 2,400 structures crossing over the waterways, canals, and harbor basin. Climb aboard the boat and explore the various attractions of the city, depending on the tide and the time of day. Along the way, learn interesting facts about the city and its history as well as the incoming and outgoing ships. Simply sit back and enjoy the fantastic views from the water. Admire the historical Speicherstadt (warehouse district) with its narrow waterways, the modern HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, busy locks and container terminals, the large Blohm and Voss shipyard, and the Köhlbrand Bridge. Finally, finish your tour and disembark at the departure point.

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

3. 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)

City Tour of Hamburg with Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket

4. City Tour of Hamburg with Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket

Discover Hamburg your own way with a hop-On hop-Off ticket. Get on and off the bus whenever you want, at any of the stops, and take as much time as you like to see the interesting attractions. You can also take it easy, stay on the bus, and enjoy the view as you ride around the city. Take a break at the St. Pauli Piers and visit the Hard Rock Café. Visit the exciting historical warehouse district and the Miniatur Wunderland model railway, or take a tour around the harbor. Stroll across Hans Albers Square along the Reeperbahn, all the way to Große Freiheit (Great Freedom) on the newly dedicated Beatles Square. Scale the beloved St. Michaelis Church and admire Hamburg from above. Admire the imposing City Hall, and give in to your shopping urges in the stores along magnificent Jungfernstieg. Stroll around the Outer Alster Lake and admire its beautiful views, and find out how much green space this Hanseatic city has to offer. Bus Stops: Stops: 01 : Kirchenallee/Central Station 02 : Marco Polo Terraces/HafenCity 03 : Kehrwiederspitze (Historic warehouse district) 04 : St. Pauli Piers 05 : Reeperbahn 06 : St. Pauli Piers/S-Bahn station 07 : St. Michaelis Church (Michel) 08 : City Hall/Reesendamm - across from City Hall 09 : Gänsemarkt 10 : City Hall/Reesendamm, City Hall side 11 : Gerhardt Hauptmann Square 12 : Kirchenallee/Central Station, east Side 13 : Holzdamm/Hotel Atlantic 14 : Beautiful View/Outer Alster 15 : Alsterperle Hotel

Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

5. Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

Experience Hamburg at sunrise on this exciting tour to the fish market. See the Elb Tunnel, ride on the harbor ferry, and explore this unique part of the port city. Start at the Reeperbahn as that area dies down from the night, cross over to the colorful Spielbudenplatz, and walk past Davidwache, a spot featured in various TV shows and movies. Proceed to the port and into the depths of the 100-year-old Elb Tunnel. Take a ride on the harbor ferry towards Finkenwerder, enjoying the fresh harbor air as you learn interesting facts about the Hamburg Harbor. Afterwards, walk along Großen Elbstraße, a street lined with gourmet restaurants as well as wholesale fish retailers. Stop at Schellfischposten, where the popular TV show “Inas Nacht” is filmed. Finally, wander the world-famous fish market. As your guide tells you interesting and entertaining stories about the Altona Fish Market, stroll through the alleyways and admire the fresh fish and other delicacies. Enjoy a coffee and typical Hamburg specialties with live music in the Fish Auction Hall, and get your Sunday off to a fun and relaxing start.

Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

6. 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.

1-Day Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of Hamburg

7. 1-Day Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of Hamburg

Get onboard the hop-on hop-off bus and experience an exciting tour of Hamburg. With this 1-day ticket you can get on and off at any of the 14 bus stops and explore the famous sights at your own pace. Alternatively, you can stay seated in the bus and listen to commentary in English, German, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian with the fantastic international voice system. Start your tour at Hamburg Central Station and enjoy the views of the Alster River along the way. See the Hamburg Rathaus and the beautiful St. Michael’s Church. Travel along Hafenstraße, where the famous fish market is held, and discover the St. Pauli Landing Stages. Admire the historical warehouses of the Speicherstadt that stand in contrast to the modern HafenCity. Bus stops: • Hamburg Central Station/Kirchenallee • Spitalerstraße • Alsterufer • Schöne Aussicht (Mosque) • Schöne Aussicht (Alsterperle) • Hamburg Rathaus • Rödingsmarkt station • St. Michael’s Church • Davidstraße (Reeperbahn) • Hafenstraße (fish market) • St. Pauli Landing Stages • Auf dem Sande (Speicherstadt) • Marco Polo Terraces (HafenCity) • Hamburg Central Station/Spitalerstraße (shopping street)

Hamburg: Exclusive Tour by Limousine with Chauffeur

8. Hamburg: Exclusive Tour by Limousine with Chauffeur

Treat yourself to an exclusive tour through Hamburg with a private chauffeur and limousine. You will be picked up at your hotel and can decide for yourself what you would like to see, whether it be the Alster River, Hafencity, the Speicherstadt (warehouse district), or the city center. Your guide will also suggest the most interesting sights to see. You can stop to take photos at any time during the tour. Sit back and relax while listening to interesting stories about the famous attractions. Visit St. Michael's Church or explore the Elbe Tunnel. See Blankenese, enjoy a coffee on the beach, or sip a refreshing drink on the Süllberg hill. Drive over the Köhlbrand Bridge and admire the breathtaking views of the Elbe River and the passing container ships.

Hamburg: Private Sunset Sightseeing Tour with Welcome Drink

9. Hamburg: Private Sunset Sightseeing Tour with Welcome Drink

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation and heads to the famous St. Micheal's Church. Also known as Michel, the church is one of the most iconic landmarks and dominates the city skyline. Admire the church’s impressive Baroque architecture while learning about its history and religious influence. Head into the city center, passing the Neo-Gothic Town Hall and the Stock Exchange Building. As you explore, listen to your guide share fascinating insight about Hamburg’s merchant history and economy. Drive past the idyllic Inner Alster Lake next, lined with traditional villas, where locals flock for leisurely activities. Afterwards, explore the trendy Schanzenviertel district, bursting with street art, trendy factories, vegan food places, and more. Discover the city’s famous Speicherstadt next, a UNESCO World Listed location which today hosts exhibitions and other cultural events. Finally, travel through St. Pauli, the city’s vibrant nightlife district. See the array of bars, theaters, and more, before being dropped off to a location of your choosing.

Hamburg: Private 3-Hour Guided Car Tour

10. Hamburg: Private 3-Hour Guided Car Tour

Discover the best of Hamburg on this tour designed especially for first-time visitors. After getting picked up from your hotel, explore the city center with its beautiful town hall adorned with sculptures and emblems. Continue with a ride around the elegant Alster-Lakes to see classical villas and luxury sailing boats and swans to the right before passing through Stadtpark, the city's green heart.  Continue with a journey through the economic center of the city, starting by entering the "Gateway to the world" at Speicherstadt. Next, head to HafenCity, a huge innercity development area known for its modern architecture and the iconic Elbphilharmony concert hall. Continuing with the theme of music, head to St. Michaels church where you can admire 4 organs and a fantastic sound.  Later, head to the notorious nightlife center and red-light district, Reeperbahn. Learn all about how the Beetles started their careers at one of the clubs in the area and discover which other famous bands frequent the area. Next, head to Elbchaussee, one of the most beautiful streets in town. Following the course of the River Elbe, admire classical country houses, parks, and panoramic views. Finish your tour with a ride over the cable bridge for an overview of Europe's 3rd-largest port.

Frequently asked questions about The Fish Market Hamburg

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Entrance to The Fish Market Hamburg is free, and you do not need a ticket or pre-booking to visit.

Planning Your Visit

  • When to go

    The market is open every Sunday morning and if you can get yourself up at dawn (or if you're still taking advantage of the infamous nightlife, of course), it's well worth getting to the market early. Not only will you find the freshest produce and have the opportunity of buying fish straight off the boat, but the sight of the sun rising over the water is simply spectacular.

  • Best avoided during stormy weather

    It's good to note that since the Fish Market is below sea level, it can get flooded when the weather is particularly stormy. Either don a pair of rubber boots or come back during fairer weather.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Open Sundays April through October, 5:00AM - 9:30AM, November through March, 7:00AM - 9:30AM.
  • Is it expensive?
    It's free to visit, but save some money for snacks and beer!
  • Will I need a guide?
    A lot of guides will take you through the Fish Market, but you may not need a stand-alone tour here.
  • How to get there
    Take the S1 or S3 to Reeperbahn, the U3 to Landungsbrücken or bus 112 to Fischmarkt.

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What people are saying about The Fish Market Hamburg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,855 reviews

This bus tour was excellent. I loved the trip and all the information and took lots of photographs. One downfall was there was no English on the earphones but the guide explained everything in English.

A really great trip with lots of interesting information. Melanie guided us all through this tour with her witty, lively manner. Any time !!

Super organized and informative. We got there a little earlier and were actually able to take an earlier trip, completely unproblematic.

Great tour with Elias. He's funny and tells a very nice story, no memorized, run-off lines.

A great harbor tour with a great captain who had a lot to tell. Recommended