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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany
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.

  • Hafencity Cruise Center opened in 2014 relatively close to the city center. U-Bahn station Uberseequartier is nearby at the end of the U4 line. Alternatively, city hall is 1.7km away (25 min walking).
  • Steinwerder - The least accessible pier on the other side of the river can handle the largest ships. There is a harbour ferry stop, Argentinienbrucke, near here. Take line 73 to Landungsbrucken (weekdays only) where you can connect to either the S-Bahn or U-Bahn. See Local Transportation section.
  • Altona - S-Bahn station Hamburg Konigstrasse is a couple blocks to the north. There is a harbour ferry stop here, Altona (Fischmarkt), as well. Take route 61 or 62 one stop to Landungsbrucken.

Cruise schedule here - http://www.hamburgcruisecenter.eu/en/estimated-ships

Cruise terminal information here - http://www.hamburgcruisecenter.eu/


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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.

Local Transportation

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/


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  • Alster Lake - an artifical lake in the center of Hamburg.
  • Beatles fans can find the Indra Musikclub where they played nightly in the Reeperbahn entertainment/red light district.
  • Rathaus (Town Hall/City Hall) - It's striking architecture is a symbol of the city.

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.


Caf├ęs and restaurants including McDonalds may provide free wifi for customers.

Post Office

There is a post office on Alter Wall southwest of city hall.

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