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Over the past years, Hamburg has evolved as one of Europe´s cruise capitals – with 815.000 passengers and 210 calls in 2019, 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 2023 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.

Port attractions

  1.  Elbphilharmonie

    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.
  2.  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.
  3.  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.
  4.  Reeperbahn

    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.
  5.  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.
  6.  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.

Port views

Cruise Center Steinwerder
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Cruise Gate Hamburg
Cruise Gate Hamburg
Unibail Rodamco Westfield
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Alster Arcades
Town Hall and Inner Alster Lake
Warehouse District -  UNESCO World Heritage
Hamburg Port Anniversary
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