Ships Hamburg Port Anniversary

Port Anniversary Ship Arrivals

The Port Anniversary is a fixed destination for cruise ships, sailing vessels and tugboats to present themselves to the masses.


Hamburg’s PORT ANNIVERSARY is a fixed destination for many cruise ships, sailing vessels and tugboats to present themselves to the masses on the promenades. Seeing so many breathtaking ships within such short time is a truly impressive experience. Smaller vessels swarm around gigantic cruise liners until the entire Elbe river is full of boats and ships from all over the world. Every year, an estimated one million people come to watch this one-of-a-kind ship parade.

Open Ship Events

Another popular highlight of every PORT ANNIVERSARY are the many different opportunities to take a closer look at the many ships, for instance at the museum ports in HafenCity and Oevelgönne. Large sailing vessels like the Russian Kruzenshtern, Sedov and Mir or the German three-masted sailer Alexander von Humboldt II have cast their anchors in the years before, opening their doors to the public. The masts of these impressive ships reach up to 60 metres into the air. In addition, tugboats like the Holland, the Borkumriff lightship, the Augsburg frigate as well as many modern cruise ships have granted a look below their decks.