Top tips for cruise liners and visitors to Hamburg
Due to its location and modern infrastructure, the Hanseatic city of Hamburg is the ideal place for putting down or picking up passengers. This means that the city on the Elbe is where many cruises start of finish. Cruises can easily be combined with city breaks. Our network has developed a range of offers and services designed especially for cruise passengers. So why not extend your stay in Hamburg and explore one of Germany’s most fascinating cities?
Our network has come up with a few extras especially tailored to cruise customers. You can find more offers at Hamburg Tourism, while the HVV Website will show you how to get around using public transport.
So why not extend your stay in Hamburg and explore one of Germany’s most fascinating cities?
830th Hamburg Port Anniversary
Every May, in celebration of the port’s founding in 1169, Hamburg puts on the world’s largest port festival. Windjammers, ocean liners and tall ships are as much a part of the celebrations as the Schlepperballett tugboat display, fireworks and open ship events. The next anniversary will be celebrated 10-12 May 2019, when once again the Elbe will become a catwalk and the riverside walkways a buzzing open-air party.
Hamburg Cruise Days
From 13-15 September 2019, this cruise ship event will take place for the seventh time. The harbour and Speicherstadt will be drenched in blue light as an entire fleet of majestic passenger steamers turns the Elbe into a catwalk. This biennial event is one of Hamburg’s biggest attractions.
Prior to the Hamburg Cruise Days, experts from around the world gather in the city from 11-13 September to discuss challenges and trends in the European cruise ship industry. This biennial conference is one of the industry’s most important events. In 2017, 5,000 visitors and 260 exhibitors from forty countries were in attendance.