Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Harbor and Speicherstadt Day Cruise
- Skip the line through a separate entrance
- Duration: 1.5 hours
HafenCity is one of the most exciting urban projects in Europe. As envisioned in the master plan of 2000, Hamburg's old warehouse district is transforming into a vibrant area featuring fascinating architecture and brimming with restaurants, bars and museums.
Ten floors tall, the gorgeous Kaispeicher B is Hamburg's oldest warehouse and home to the International Maritime Museum, offering insight into the city's rich shipping history.
This 13-meter-tall tower was purposely built as a viewing platform. Climb to the top for a beautiful view of the entire HafenCity, with information on the current developments.
Perfect for a picturesque break, the Magellan Terraces is a futuristic park on the waterfront. In the summer, it's regularly host to outdoor events and concerts.
Don't let its dry-sounding name throw you off. The German Customs Museum is actually a thrilling experience, charting Hamburg's long and wild history of illegal smuggling.
Though still under construction, this modernist concert hall built atop an old warehouse, designed by world-famous architects Herzog & de Meuron, is a wonder to behold.
As one of the HafenCity's greatest pleasures is simply walking around and admiring the incredible architecture and views across the water, it's best to visit on a sunny day. Considering Hamburg's famously capricious weather, your best bet is during the summer months.
It's very difficult to find a good parking spot at HafenCity, so you're better off with public transport. Just take the U-Bahn (subway) line U4 to either Überseequartier or HafenCity University stations and you'll find yourself in the heart of the HafenCity.
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Great time with Phillip Donnellon on last Saturday in late July. This bike tour was amazing for several reasons. Phillip knows his history, we had a smaller group which made navigating that much easier, we were able to hope on the ferry to Elbphilharmonie, Elbi Tunnel cruising on the bikes again, St. Pauli. We covered so much ground which was amazing and washed it down with a cold brew to finish the tour. Bikes were super comfortable and in great shape. No wobbles, worn seats/handlebars etc. I'm 6'5 and usually the one size fits all puts me in a tough place. 3 speed.
It was great. I had my kids with me and it was easy to go along with. It was not too much information and it wasn’t so complicated. The food was great and Christa explained a lot of interesting things about Hamburg. We learned a lot and it wasn’t very rushed or too full. We got many recommendations for good restaurants and museums.
It was well worth it. It's nice to see the Harbor and Hamburg from the water. The only problem was that we had a hard time understanding the Captain. Might need to look into a different speaker system.
It was very nice to have joined this bike tour. My doughters(10+13)had also fun. We felt we were local people.
Really liked the tour - learned some interesting facts in a funny way! The hour went by in no time.