Typical Hamburg sailors will take you on an exciting trip. The launches are the only vessels in the harbor that can pass through the narrow and shallow dikes with all their bridges in the city's old warehouse district (Speicherstadt). During the one- to two-hour tours you will learn many new things and the sailors will entertain you with their matchless Hamburg chitchat, anecdotes and seaman's yarn.
You will see the Großer Grasbrook and the Elbe Philharmonic Hall in the HafenCity, the Sandtorhafen, which used to be the harbor's heart, the wharf of Blohm+Voss, the Kleiner Grasbrook, were you can see a RoRo quay (Roll on, Roll off - goods are driven directly onto the ships) as well as the Köhlbrand terminal for containers.
It is also possible to personalize harbor tours: Special interest tours cover historic and current topics like the harbor's history in the light of colonial policy or the Third Reich, today's trade relations with Third World countries and environmental problems as the deepening of the Elbe.
The well-restored traditional launches have made the harbor tours one of Hamburg's main tourist attractions. No matter if you are a native of Hamburg or a Quiddje (not originally from Hamburg, landlubber) - no one should miss out on this amazing excursion!