The Fish Market Hamburg

The Fish Market Hamburg: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hamburg: Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour

1. Hamburg: Port of Hamburg Cruise Tour

Enjoy the unique maritime flair and colorful crowds at the Port of Hamburg on this daily cruise that loops the docks. Thanks to your guide, learn about the history of the port and the city and take an exciting ride through the locks. Discover this gateway to the world up-close onboard a little ship, equally suited to a fleet. Find out just how huge the Port of Hamburg, the second-largest port in Europe, is. Hardly another city in the world is so tied to its port; Hamburg truly developed because of it. The most important sights and the skyline are inextricably linked to it. Experience the contrast between past and present, commerce and culture, the little fishing town along the Elbe, and the state-of-the-art container complexes. You'll also learn about the sinful stretches and fish market, old cutters, and massive cruise and container ships.

Hamburg Combo: Hop On Hop Off & Water Ticket / Harbor Cruise

2. Hamburg Combo: Hop On Hop Off & Water Ticket / Harbor Cruise

Create your own sightseeing tour: wherever you want to stop, you can just hop off the bus and then hop back on later. Combine your 1-day ticket for sightseeing tour Line A with a water ticket. You can choose a  water program on the Elbe or Alster.  You can choose between: • 1-hour harbor cruise (St. Pauli piers 1+4) • 1-hour Alster tour (Jungfernstieg jetty)

Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

3. Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Embark on a harbor cruise of Hamburg and listen closely to live German narration as you pass the Speicherstadt district, HafenCity, Köhlbrand Bridge, Elbe Philharmonic Hall, and more. See the most iconic of the city's 2,400 structures crossing over the waterways, canals, and harbor basin. Climb aboard the boat and explore the various attractions of the city, depending on the tide and the time of day. Along the way, learn interesting facts about the city and its history as well as the incoming and outgoing ships. Simply sit back and enjoy the fantastic views from the water. Admire the historical Speicherstadt (warehouse district) with its narrow waterways, the modern HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, busy locks and container terminals, the large Blohm and Voss shipyard, and the Köhlbrand Bridge. Finally, finish your tour and disembark at the departure point.

Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

4. Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

Experience Hamburg at sunrise on this exciting tour to the fish market. See the Elb Tunnel, ride on the harbor ferry, and explore this unique part of the port city. Start at the Reeperbahn as that area dies down from the night, cross over to the colorful Spielbudenplatz, and walk past Davidwache, a spot featured in various TV shows and movies. Proceed to the port and into the depths of the 100-year-old Elb Tunnel. Take a ride on the harbor ferry towards Finkenwerder, enjoying the fresh harbor air as you learn interesting facts about the Hamburg Harbor. Afterwards, walk along Großen Elbstraße, a street lined with gourmet restaurants as well as wholesale fish retailers. Stop at Schellfischposten, where the popular TV show “Inas Nacht” is filmed. Finally, wander the world-famous fish market. As your guide tells you interesting and entertaining stories about the Altona Fish Market, stroll through the alleyways and admire the fresh fish and other delicacies. Enjoy a coffee and typical Hamburg specialties with live music in the Fish Auction Hall, and get your Sunday off to a fun and relaxing start.

Hamburg: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus City Tour

5. Hamburg: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus City Tour

Discover Hamburg your own way with a Hop-on hop-Off ticket. Get on and off the bus whenever you want, at any of the stops, and take as much time as you like to see the interesting attractions. You can also take it easy, stay on the bus, and enjoy the view as you ride around the city. Take a break at the St. Pauli Piers and visit the Hard Rock Café. Visit the exciting historical warehouse district and the Miniatur Wunderland model railway, or take a tour around the harbor. Stroll across Hans Albers Square along the Reeperbahn, all the way to Große Freiheit (Great Freedom) on the newly dedicated Beatles Square. Scale the beloved St. Michaelis Church and admire Hamburg from above. Admire the imposing City Hall, and give in to your shopping urges in the stores along magnificent Jungfernstieg. Stroll around the Outer Alster Lake and admire its beautiful views, and find out how much green space this Hanseatic city has to offer. Bus Stops: 01 : Kirchenallee/Central Station 02 : Marco Polo Terraces/HafenCity 03 : Kehrwiederspitze (Historic warehouse district) 04 : St. Pauli Piers 05 : Reeperbahn 06 : St. Pauli Piers/S-Bahn station 07 : St. Michaelis Church (Michel) 08 : City Hall/Reesendamm - across from City Hall 09 : Ecke Neuer Jungfernstieg / Colonnaden 10 : City Hall/Reesendamm, City Hall side 11 : Gerhardt Hauptmann Square 12 : Kirchenallee/Central Station, east Side 13 : Holzdamm/Hotel Atlantic 14 : Beautiful View/Outer Alster 15 : Alsterperle Hotel

Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

6. Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

If you want to see where the heart of Hamburg beats, you have to take to the water. That's why the Alster and harbor tours are integral components of the sightseeing tour. Allow yourself to be whisked off into the secrets of the maritime world by a humorous 'harbor expert' on board the barge, and enjoy the sight of the magnificent villas and Hanseatic way of life during your Alster tour.

1-Day Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of Hamburg

7. 1-Day Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of Hamburg

Get onboard the hop-on hop-off bus and experience an exciting tour of Hamburg. With this 1-day ticket you can get on and off at any of the 14 bus stops and explore the famous sights at your own pace. Alternatively, you can stay seated in the bus and listen to commentary in English, German, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian with the fantastic international voice system. Start your tour at Hamburg Central Station and enjoy the views of the Alster River along the way. See the Hamburg Rathaus and the beautiful St. Michael’s Church. Travel along Hafenstraße, where the famous fish market is held, and discover the St. Pauli Landing Stages. Admire the historical warehouses of the Speicherstadt that stand in contrast to the modern HafenCity. Bus stops: • Hamburg Central Station/Kirchenallee • Spitalerstraße • Alsterufer • Schöne Aussicht (Mosque) • Schöne Aussicht (Alsterperle) • Hamburg Rathaus • Rödingsmarkt station • St. Michael’s Church • Davidstraße (Reeperbahn) • Hafenstraße (fish market) • St. Pauli Landing Stages • Auf dem Sande (Speicherstadt) • Marco Polo Terraces (HafenCity) • Hamburg Central Station/Spitalerstraße (shopping street)

Hamburg: Harbor Walking Tour with Fish Sandwich & Beer

8. Hamburg: Harbor Walking Tour with Fish Sandwich & Beer

Embark on an entertaining and informative walking tour of Hamburg's iconic harbor area. The everyday life of the sailors, the fishermen, and even the traders in the fish market will come together during the tour to form an overall picture of past and present times. End with a tasty fish sandwich. Hamburg's rise as a commercial and cultural metropolis is due in part to its port. It is its economic engine and most important site. Strolling along the northern waterfront, hear about the changes the port has undergone and why it has been so important to Hamburg. Let your guide tell you in an entertaining way which people have influenced the port area and the neighborhoods around it, how they have lived and worked there, and how international seafaring has shaped Hamburg as Germany's gateway to the world. Visit and discuss some of the places or pubs on the harbor side, which are well-known also outside of Hamburg. Check out the fish market, walk past the old Holzhafen, see the Schellfischposten and a Seeman's Mission, and finally taste a selection of delicious fresh fish sandwiches and a beer or softdrink in an original small snack bar. In addition, hear a short introduction to the ecosystem of the Tidal Elbe and the fish species found there. This guided tour ends near a public port ferry stop. From there you can go back to the Landungsbrücken or continue exploring the area on your own.

Hamburg: Private Sunset Sightseeing Tour with Welcome Drink

9. Hamburg: Private Sunset Sightseeing Tour with Welcome Drink

The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation and heads to the famous St. Micheal's Church. Also known as Michel, the church is one of the most iconic landmarks and dominates the city skyline. Admire the church’s impressive Baroque architecture while learning about its history and religious influence. Head into the city center, passing the Neo-Gothic Town Hall and the Stock Exchange Building. As you explore, listen to your guide share fascinating insight about Hamburg’s merchant history and economy. Drive past the idyllic Inner Alster Lake next, lined with traditional villas, where locals flock for leisurely activities. Afterwards, explore the trendy Schanzenviertel district, bursting with street art, trendy factories, vegan food places, and more. Discover the city’s famous Speicherstadt next, a UNESCO World Listed location which today hosts exhibitions and other cultural events. Finally, travel through St. Pauli, the city’s vibrant nightlife district. See the array of bars, theaters, and more, before being dropped off to a location of your choosing.

Hamburg: Port Scavenger Hunt and Ferry Ride

10. Hamburg: Port Scavenger Hunt and Ferry Ride

Discover the Port of Hamburg with a modern scavenger hunt and enjoy the maritime flair of the Hanseatic City. Start the tour at the Bahnhof Landungsbrücken and enjoy an exciting tour by foot and ferry in small teams of at least 2 people. With the GPS device you'll come across many, for instance; the Elbphilharmonie, the Old Elbe Tunnel, Landing Bridges, Harbor Police, cruise ship terminal, fish market and docklands. With luck you'll even find geocaches. You'll always have contact to the organizer and the other teams (in the event of multiple groups) - certain tasks can only be completed with the help of the organizer or the other teams. As you will be using public radio frequencies don't be surprised when harbor workers or crews use the same frequency. You can choose from 3 different routes (Altona, HafenCity or Steinwerder), each of which includes a journey with a harbor ferry. The routes travel through the most beautiful parts of the harbor, which guarantee beautiful photographs and some peace away from the crowds.

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What people are saying about The Fish Market Hamburg

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4.6 / 5

based on 6,149 reviews

We booked the trip online. Everything worked great with the online tickets on the mobile phone. We had Lukas as speaker. Luke was great. He was super easy to understand and he didn't just rattle off his text like some others. Lukas likes his job, you can tell. He was also very nice to the children. Luke - keep it up. The 2 hours were over far too quickly. Always happy.

Super Möglichkeit, diese schöne Stadt auch bei nicht so guten Wetter zu besichtigen. Mir hat richtig gut gefallen, dass der Busfahrer lustige Anekdoten erzählt hat! Weiter so!

we thought the sound was far too loud in the Hop Bussen, we couldn't concentrate on the Danish could turn down the German sound

An absolute must. The driver and guide were great. It was explained very well and great tips were given.

very informative and entertaining explanations. Everyone liked it very much.