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Hamburg Sightseeing Boats
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Maritime Circle Line boat

A Maritime Circle Line "hop on, hop off" shuttle boat visits the Ballinstadt Emigration Museum landing.

Container terminal in Hamburg

A huge containership is loaded at the Tollerort freight terminal.

Floating crane in Port of Hamburg

A floating crane cruises down the Elbe.

Hamburg shipyard

Shipyard workers are dwarfed by a massive ship's hull.

Ship in dry dock 

A smaller vessel appears to levitate inside a dry dock.

Nighttime boat tour

Hamburg shipping containers at night

These two photos were taken during a nighttime harbor tour aboard the vintage boat Kapitän Prüsse.

Hamburg waterfront 

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 harbor ferry

Water bus in Hamburg

HADAG's harbor ferries are the best sightseeing value on the water.

HVV ticket machine

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:

Altona-Fischmarkt ferry landing

Alster sightseeing boats

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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