Before we begin our neighborhood cruise, we recommend using the map to the right to familiarize yourself with our various neighborhoods and where they are located in relation to each other. You will also find individualized neighborhood maps in the five sections to follow, each featuring local highlights that will be covered in one of our four courses.
Known as the “city on the water”, the cool waters of the Elbe River and Alster Lake lend Hamburg a delightful and inimitable charm. The sparkling surfaces of Hamburg’s waters are one of the first things guests fall in love with when visiting the city, making “water” one of the city’s intrinsic emblems. Almost 2,500 bridges – far more than in Amsterdam, London, and Venice combined – cross the innumerable waterways between the Elbe, Alster, and Bille. Its maritime flair, fresh air, and cosmopolitanism make Hamburg the finest city in the world for many people. With the North Sea and the Baltic Sea in easy reach, the Hamburg Metropolitan Region is seen as one of Germany’s favorite holiday areas.
In keeping with this water theme, we invite you to “Hop on the Hamburg Wave” and join our “Neighborhood Cruise”, which will introduce you to some of Hamburg’s most notable districts and give you an up-close look at what awaits your clients on their next trip to this fascinating city. Let’s start our cruise with the brief video to the right. Simply click on play to get your first look at our beautiful city! Afterwards, please click on the "Start Course 1" button below. Use the "Next" and "Previous" buttons at the bottom of each page to work your way through the material. The dots along the bottom of each page will show you your progress within the course and how many pages you have left.