Hamburg City Hall
Hamburg is a port city connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River.
Where You're Docked
Several piers are available for cruise ships. Shuttle buses may be offered to the city center dependent on your cruise line.
Cruise schedule here - http://www.hamburgcruisecenter.eu/en/estimated-ships
Cruise terminal information here - http://www.hamburgcruisecenter.eu/
Money & Tipping
Germany's currency is the Euro. Though tipping is not required, it is customary to round up the bill leaving a small tip (5-10%) for both taxis and restaurants.
Hamburg's public transport authority, HVV, is responsibly for travel in and around Hamburg. Single one way tickets with transfers are €3.20 and a day ticket is €7.60 (€6.20 off-peak after 9am). Day tickets cover up to 3 children between 6-14 years old. A group day ticket covering up to 5 people any age is €11.60 (off-peak only, Feb 2016). Discounted short journey (1-2 stops) are also available. http://www.hvv.de/en/
As with most major German cities, the S-Bahn is the suburban rail network while the U-Bahn is the city metro network. Tickets are valid for both networks, harbour ferries and buses.
The harbour ferry network, Hadag, has it's main terminus at Landungsbrucken where there is both a S-Bahn and U-Bahn station to continue your journey with your HVV ticket. http://www.hadag.de/english/harbour-ferries.html
Getting to/from the Airport
Hamburg International Airport (HAM) is located approx 7km north of the city. It is connected to Central Staion on the S-1 S-Bahn line. https://www.hamburg-airport.de/en/
Search hotels in Hamburg here
Shopping & Restaurants
Moenckebergstrasse connects Central station and city hall and is Hamburg's main shopping street. Europa-Passage is the largest mall in the city. Neuer Wall and Grosse Bleichen run parallel to the canal next to city hall and offer upscale shops.
Cafés and restaurants including McDonalds may provide free wifi for customers.
There is a post office on Alter Wall southwest of city hall.
Maps (right-click to save)
Transit Network Map
Harbour Ferry Route Map
Suggested Port Guides