Over the past years, Hamburg has evolved as one of Europe´s cruise capitals – with 810,000 passengers and 197 calls in 2017, as well as numerous cruise-themed events all year round. With its Hamburg Cruise Days, Port Anniversary and other maritime events, Hamburg is the most eventful city port in the world and welcomes cruise ships like no other port. Hamburg´s attractiveness for cruise lines is intimately related to the state of the art infrastructure of its three urban cruise terminals. Hamburg continues to play a pioneering role in environmental protection and offers alternative energy supply at all its terminals. Since 2017, a new cruise terminal is being built at HafenCity. The new cruise center, which will be integrated into a shopping, hotel and entertainment complex, will replace the current HafenCity terminal from 2022 onwards. With direct access to the city center, passengers and cruise lines alike will highly benefit from the unique possibilites of the new terminal concept.


The contrast between the foundation as a former cocoa warehouse and the huge glass waves catches the visitor’s eye with its 110 meters height. It already ranks among the most famous concert halls.
Speicherstadt (Warehouse District)
With its particular charm the Speicherstadt invites one to immerse in Hamburg’s history. The numerous warehouses are under a preservation order as they are the largest complex of warehouses worldwide.
Jungfernstieg and Inner Alster Lake
The historical promenade around the Inner Alster is the pivot point. In good weather locals and visitors enjoy the panorama in one of its cafés. The multitude of shops is another main attraction.
The central road of the entertainment quarter and red light district is the home of theatregoers and enthusiastic musical fans, night owls, pub crawlers and party people.
Town Hall
After 11 years of construction the town hall has been inaugurated in 1897 in the historic center of Hamburg. As such it is the head office of the Senate and consequently of the city parliament.
St. Michaelis Church
Since 1685 St. Michaelis is the most known protestant baroque church not only in Hamburg but also in Northern Europe. In the first instance it is an emblem for the Hanseatic City.

Press releases

Cruise Europe Conference 2018: Hamburg will play active role as newly elected Board Member

Cruise Europe Conference 2018: New member for the Board On 24th of April 2018, top executives of leading cruise companies as well as port representatives came together for one of the most important annual meetings of the Northern European Cruise Industry, the Cruise Europe Conference. This year´s conference took place in beautiful St. Petersburg,...Read more

Cruise Shipping in Hamburg continues its Path towards Success: CGH announces Record Growth

810,000 cruise passengers in 2017 +++ record growth expected for 2018 +++ new discounts for particularly clean ships Hamburg, 17 November 2017 – Cruise Gate Hamburg (CGH) ended the 2017 cruise season with yet another record result. 197 ships carrying 810,000 passengers visited Hamburg. This is an increase in passenger numbers of over ten per cent...Read more