Hamburg Hotels near Harbour & Cruise Port Terminal

Port of Hamburg Germany Hotel near Cruise Ship Terminal

Hamburg port and ships

Port of Hamburg – Harbour

Hamburg is one of Germany’s largest cities and home to the second largest
port in all Europe. It’s a city boasting historic architecture, culture,
many theatres and music events, great shopping and inviting parks such
as the Hamburg’s botanical gardens.

Best pre and post cruise hotels, b&b’s and apartments near Hamburg passenger
terminals HafenCity and Altona, in the city centre (downtown or mitte),
near the central train station and HAM airport.

Hamburg Port

Best Hotels near the Port

Accommodation in the city centre is within easy reach of all famous sights, the port, harbour and attractions. Many local cafes, restaurants and bars can be reached on foot. Some establishments feature a large spa, modern gym and indoor swimming pool.

A few hotels are located close to HafenCity and the Harbour area such as the AMERON hotel and 25hours Hotel. Lots of other properties are located within easy reach in the city centre. Closest hotels from Altona can be found around Bahnhof Altona (train station), only a few minutes away from the terminal. However most cruise passengers and visitors to the harbour choose to stay in Hamburg’s city centre, close to all major attractions and sights.

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Hamburg harbour and port
Empire Riverside Hotel
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Highly recommended 4 star hotel set by the port of Hamburg (Harbour) and the Reeperbahn entertainment district.

Harbor sunset of Hafencity in Hamburg
25hours Hotel HafenCity
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Located close to the Hamburg cruise passenger terminal, port and harbour. 15 min from the Old Town district.

Hamburg Speicherstadt bridge
Hotel Hafen Hamburg
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Very popular hotel located along the River Elbe and the Reeperbahn, St. Pauli area of city. Great views of harbour.

Hamburg Cruise Port in Germany

Large Port City in Nothern Germany

  • Port of Hamburg – HafenCity, Steinwerder and Altona Cruise Ship Terminal (Pier)

    Cruise vessels tie up at four terminals, HafenCity, Altona, Überseebrücke and Steinwerder. All terminals are located within close proximity of the city centre. Hotels and b&b’s are an inexpensive taxi ride away from both embarkation or disembarkation terminals.

    Hamburg Cruise Center Altona — Cruise facility, mainly used by larges cruise ships, is located in the old fish dock area, less than a mile downriver from the Landungsbrucken.

    From Central Train Station to Altona: Take S1/S3/U3 to Landungsbrücken, from there take the HVV-ferry (line 62) direction to Finkenwerder and exit at Dockland, Hamburg Cruise Center Altona is located next to the ferry pier.

    Address: Van-der-Smissen-Strasse 5, 22767 Hamburg, Germany

    Hamburg Cruise Center HafenCity — the modern cruise terminal is located in the harbour area, to the south of the downtown area.

    From Central Station to HafenCity: Take the U4 and get off at “Überseequartier”. Hamburg Cruise Center HafenCity is located 50m away.
    Address: Grosser Grasbrook/Chicagokai, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

    Cruise Centre 3 Steinwerder — located right in the heart of the port. The terminal can handle the largest vessels afloat.

    Überseequartier — when it’s busy in port, largee sailing ships and small passenger vessels can tie up here close to the city centre.

    No matter if you are looking for a cheap place to stay, an over the top design hotel or a luxury 5 star accommodation, we offer you all of them and even more. All hotels are located within close distance of the cruise passenger piers of Hamburg Germany. Kiel Hotels are 1 hour away. Bremerhaven is just over 1,5 hours away and Warnemunde approx. 2 hours.

  • City located on the Alster and Elbe Rivers

    Hamburg is situated on the Alster and Elbe rivers and boasts a large network of waterways and bridges. In fact Hamburg has more bridges than Venice in Italy.

    The Old City or Altstadt offers unique architecture. Don’t miss Michaels Church with its impressive 132m high tower and built in the 18th century. It’s the most significant Baroque church in Northern Germany. Nearby is the Rathaus, the Neo-Renaissance City Hall of Hamburg. Art lovers must visit the Hamburger Kunsthalle, a major art museum displaying works of world famous painters.

    A popular spot for families with kids is the Tierpark Hagenbeck Zoo. Another fun thing to do for children is the Miniatur Wunderland, home of the largest model railway layout in the world.

    Popular by tourists are the scenic 1 hour harbour and Alster Lake cruises. These boat trips take you on the Elbe river, Binnenalster and Aussenalster, and connecting canals, offering views of shipyards and the main touristic sights of Hamburg.

    Located in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg is the International Maritime Museum, housed in a beautiful brick warehouse building. Admire collections of Peter Tamm’s tiny and full ship models, maritime art, construction plans, dioramas of harbors, oil paintings of naval ships, and many more. There is even a large 25-foot Lego model of the Cunard Cruise Liner “Queen Mary 2”.

    Plenty of reasonable priced hotels, cheaper hostels and cosy b&b’s can be found in the city centre (downtown), close to Hamburg’s central railway station, and nearby both cruise passenger terminals (HafenCity, Steinwerder and Altona).

    Cruise companies sailing from the port include Cunard, AIDA, Tui Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd.

  • Nearest airport

    Hamburg Airport — the passenger terminals are located about 10 miles or 16 km from the airport.

    The airport is well served by taxis (25 to 30 minutes) and by the Jasper-Bus dept every 10 minutes, which takes you straight to Hamburg railway station.

    Address : Flughafen Hamburg GmbH, Flughafenstrasse 1-3, 22335 Hamburg, Germany

    The S-bahn station is located below the airport terminal.

    From the Airport to Altona Cruise Center: cruise passengers can take the subway line S1 to “Landungsbrücken”, from there you have to take the HVV-ferry line 62 to Finkenwerder and exit Dockland. Hamburg Cruise Center Altona is located next to the ferry pier.

    From the Airport to HafenCity: cruise passengers can take the subway line S1 to “Jungfernstieg”, from there take the U4 and get off at “Überseequartier”. Hamburg Cruise Center HafenCity is not far away.

    Many reasonably priced properties offer a free shuttle transport service to/from HAM airport. The city centre can be reached in a little over 20 minutes.

  • Currency

    The currency of Germany is the Euro (€). Credit cards and traveler’s checks are widely accepted.

  • Language in Germany

    German is the language in Hamburg. English is widely spoken.

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