Hamburg Cruise Center
From musicals and shows to fast-paced sport in Hamburg, there is a great range of attractions to keep visitors entertained. After enjoying the many great charms Hamburg has to offer, taking to the seas north of the city offers a relaxing way to explore other fascinating European locations. Hamburg Cruise Center is the gateway to Germany from the North and Baltic Seas.
An architectural sightBuilt in 2004, in order to welcome cruise guests to the city, the Hamburg Cruise Center is a wonderful sight. Inspired by the white sail and a cargo container, the 1,200 square meter building is quite eye-catching and serves as a warm and inviting welcome to the city for all travelers arriving by sea. When it is not in use as a cruise terminal, Hamburg Cruise Center is also used for corporate gatherings, cultural events, galas, conferences and more.
Explore historic linksFor a significant period in Hamburg’s history, the city was part of a northern-European trading union known as the Hanseatic League. From the 13th century, Hamburg was central to this organization, establishing close connections with cities around the Baltic and North Seas, guaranteeing free trade and waging wars to protect the interests of its members. Hamburg was one of the key ports for the League.
Many ships that leave the Hamburg Cruise Centre take in hanseatic cities like Stockholm, Tallinn and Bruges, allowing visitors to experience some of the historical links between these important locations. A distinctive architectural style and shared love of maritime trade is the legacy of this remarkable period in European history.