Famous for the red light district and the Beatles, Hamburg is on many taster cruises and ferry trips as well as the first or last stop on many longer cruises to the Baltics or beyond. Hamburg offers a lot to see, can be walked, but you will be tired after a long day ashore because the ship does not normally need to leave until 6.30 to arrive back at Southampton. If it is your first stop from Southampton you will arrive up the river Elbe early and it is worth watching if it is light.
Your cruise ship shuttle bus will almost certainly drop you off at the town hall, and you must go inside. see town hall film It is a fantastic building, but note, the 5 Euro tour to the upper rooms, English tours will have set times, so go there first then work your day. You can walk back past the shops to the railway station if you have plans for a trip out of town maybe to the Reeperbahn. The station itself is only worth a glimpse, it is in our walking guide film, but it is at the start of ‘museum mile’; the final art gallery is next door to the station. Alternatively, St Peter’s church is near the shuttle bus, and the road continues down to the old red brick warehouses, Wunderland and the Hamburg Dungeon. Both of these will require a tour or booking in advance on line, see below. The time you are allocated will dictate how you visit Hamburg. The boat trip is a good way to get a guide of Hamburg and it can be cheaper on line.
Along the canal you will see the tower of the main church in town, and walking back you will pass bars and old houses. Jean Heard’s film on Hamburg is a very useful watch before you go, and our other films in the Hamburg section will also help if you have time. Perfect Storm is an adult cruise novel, thriller, set on a Baltic Cruise. Great cruise time reading.
TALLINN GUIDE COPENHAGEN FREE WALKING TOUR HELSINKI ST. PETERSBURG EMPERORS TOUR ST. PETERSBURG AUDIO PEN TOUR STOCKHOLM OLD TOWN ABBA MUSEUM HAMBURG TOWN HALL BRUGES CANAL BOAT TOUR BRUGES WALKING TOUR