Barkassen Centrale Ehlers – Harbour Tours & Boat Trips Explore

Vorsetzen 31, 20457 Hamburg
Fare Zone AB
U3 Baumwall

Discount: Up to 5 € on selected barge rides

Experience the Historical History of the Old Hanseatic City

Barkassen-Centrale Ehlers GmbH is a family-run company which has been offering harbour tours in Hamburg for over 40 years. On the 1- and 2-hour Harbour Tours, as well as the 2-hour Historical Canal Boat Trip in the summer season, you’ll be shown the beautiful Hanseatic city of Hamburg with its impressive harbour from the water.

Experience one of the largest ports in the world – the Port of Hamburg. You see docks with ocean liners, canals, container terminals and shipyards. Drive with us through a lock and also to the old warehouse district. Whether in summer or winter – when visiting Hamburg, the great harbor tour simply cannot be missed.

The Barkassen-Centrale Ehlers offers various harbor tours. During the long harbor tour, it is possible to get to know the port of Hamburg from the water in an hour. The super harbor tour not only offers a first glimpse of what’s going on in the harbor, it also drives into the Roßhafen every hour and takes twice as long as the long harbor tour. Another offer is the two-hour historic canal trip. The focus is on the origin of the Port of Hamburg, such as the former supply routes. The oldest bridges in Hamburg and the Speicherstadt are visited. The trip inspires historically and architecturally!

Your Benefit with EasyCityPass Hamburg: Save up to 5 € on selected barge rides

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  • Big Harbour Tour – 1 hour: 16 € instead of 20 €

    Experience one of the world’s biggest harbours. This compact tour gives you a good overview of everyday life and work in Hamburg harbour. The trip goes from the Vorsetzen jetty to the old warehouses in the Speicherstadt district (depending on the tides), all the way to the Container Terminal Tollerort, past the tradition-steeped Flint shipyard and Hamburg’s largest shipyard, Blohm + Voss. Of course we go to the HafenCity district and the Elbe Philharmonic Hall as well.

  • Super Harbour Tour – 2 hours: 22 € instead of 27 €

    This intensive tour of Hamburg harbour includes the same famous sights as the 1-hour harbour tour, such as the Speicherstadt warehouses (depending on the tides), the HafenCity district with its Elbe Philharmonic Hall and the shipyards. Depending on the volume of shipping traffic, the tour also goes either to Hamburg’s largest wet dock – the Waltershofer harbour, where the biggest ships that call at the port of Hamburg are berthed – or passes under the Köhlbrand Bridge to the fully automated Container Terminal Altenwerder and to a bulk cargo terminal.


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Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:30 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 10:30 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 17:00
  • Thursday 10:30 - 17:00
  • Friday 10:30 - 17:00
  • Saturday 10:30 - 17:00
  • Sunday 10:30 - 17:00