Embrace the Hamburg experience

Hamburger Verkehrsverbund

Get to know Hamburg the easy, stress-free way with the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV). One ticket, one timetable for all modes of transport in both Hamburg itself and much of the surrounding area. Established back in 1965, we were the world’s first integrated public transport network. By the way, children under the age of 6 travel free with HVV. Our local transport network consists of rapid-transit trains (U, S and A lines), local trains (R lines) and buses. As a port, we also offer make it possible to explore Hamburg on the water with our ferries.

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Alster-Touristik GmbH

Hamburg has a stunning centrepiece in the form of the Alster lake. With ATG, you can get to know the city up close from a different waterborne perspective. The Alter offers a unique view of the beauty, charm and flair of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Anyone who has ever experienced Hamburg from on board an Alster steamer will also know that it doesn’t just have more bridges than Venice, but is also one of the greenest cities in Europe. There are all sorts of Alster tours on offer, so you're bound to find your perfect fit.

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Stage Entertainment

Enjoy this North Side Story of toe-tapping entertainment. Year after year, the international company Stage Entertainment attracts millions of people to the northern side of the River Elbe to enjoy musicals with electrifying, emotive plots and happy endings. Hamburg is the world’s third biggest location for musicals after New York and London. The Stage theatre is just as much a part of the city as the Michel and The Lion King is the uncrowned king of Hamburg. The show has been running since 2001 and inspired the two HADAG ferries Nala and Rafiki, which provide a shuttle service taking fans to the musical.

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Gin Sul

Cacilheiros with saudade

Rock roses flower for longer. They are harvested in Portugal, distilled in Altona and now drunk all over the world. The gin comes in traditional stoneware bottles that conserve the flavour of rock rose, lemon and 12 other botanicals from the western Algarve. Stefan Garbe has been distilling the fine ingredients at a converted carpenter’s workshop in Altona since 2013. The bottle features a class vessel, calling to mind the six HADAG ferries that now sail the River Tagus with saudade – an untranslatable sense of longing that overcomes even the staunchest among us when we gaze at the horizon.

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Airbus

Jet-setters’ jetty

Renate and Luise rivet the two halves of the fuselage. These two robots are among the most important staff members at the Airbus assembly plant. The rest of the European aircraft manufacturer’s workforce use the HADAG ferry to travel to and from Finkenwerder. Since the 1970s, this village has evolved into one of Europe’s most important aviation centres. The company site is as big as 500 football pitches and is home to the final assembly line for the A320 family.

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Elbdampfer Hamburg

For years, the class vessels built at the HADAG shipyard were an integral part of the Port of Hamburg. The website www.elbdampfer.de pays homage to these legendary harbour ferries. It explains how the class vessels were made and where they can still be seen today.

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Captain Cookie

All sea routes lead to Rome! Or do they lead to Hamburg? To make sure you get to the right destination, we have embedded Google Maps on our site. For even more orientation and user-friendliness. Because whether on water or on land: Nothing works without proper maps! Of course, you can also just drift aimlessly with us.

Captain Cookie

All sea routes lead to Rome! Or do they lead to Hamburg? To make sure you get to the right destination, we have embedded Google Maps on our site. For even more orientation and user-friendliness. Because whether on water or on land: Nothing works without proper maps! Of course, you can also just drift aimlessly with us.

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