Hamburg Sightseeing Boats and Harbor Tours
A Maritime Circle Line "hop on, hop off" shuttle boat visits the Ballinstadt Emigration Museum landing.
A huge containership is loaded at the Tollerort freight terminal.
A floating crane cruises down the Elbe.
Shipyard workers are dwarfed by a massive ship's hull.
A smaller vessel appears to levitate inside a dry dock.
These two photos were taken during a nighttime harbor tour aboard the vintage boat Kapitän Prüsse.
Downtown Hamburg, as seen from a harbor ferry during the day. (The city has few skyscrapers, so the Fernsehturm or TV tower and one of Hamburg's signature church towers rise high above the surrounding buildings.)
HADAG's harbor ferries are the best sightseeing value on the water.
You can ride the HADAG harbor ferries with a standard HVV ticket. (This easy-to-use ticket machine is at the Altona-Fischmarkt landing, shown below:
When you've had your fill of salt water, head for the Inner and Outer Alster, where "hop on, hop off" boats offer tours of the lakes and connecting waterways.
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