Seemannsmission Hamburg-Altona

Ministry of Labour, Social, Family Affairs and Integration

Hamburg Welcome Portal Welcome Tour

Every month, Hamburg Welcome Center invites newly-arrived residents to a free, English-language tour of Hamburg's sights, museums and more.

Hamburg Welcome Tour

Typical of the harbour – typical of Hamburg:

The sailor mission Hamburg-Altona and the St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel!

The Hamburg Welcome Center invites you in September to discover a Hamburg institution and a Hamburg landmark! First, we will visit the sailor mission Hamburg-Altona for an entertaining lecture in the English language followed by a tour of the house. Since 1902, this seamanship mission has been dedicated to providing seafarers from all over the world with dignified accommodation and caring care during their stays in Hamburg.

Then we walk along the harbour edge to the St. Paul Elbe Tunnel, which is one of the historic landmarks of engineering in Germany. Now we want to descend 24 meters through the staircase and walk over to Steinwerder, below the river Elbe for 427 meters through the newly renovated eastern tube. Here on the viewing terrace it is offered to us one of the most beautiful Hamburg perspectives on the harbour. We will walk back to the St. Pauli Landungsbruecken, where our tour ends.

We look forward to sharing another part of Hamburg with you!

Meeting Place: Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 01:45 p.m. in front of the entrance of the Seemannsmission Hamburg-Altona, Große Elbstraße 132, 22767 Hamburg.

Duration of the tour: approx. until 4:00 pm.

Public transportation: HVV bus line 111 until station “Sandberg”.

Registration: Attending the Hamburg Welcome Tour is free of charge. Please sign up no later than September 11th, 2019 by sending an E-Mail to, if you wish to attend the event. Guest list is limited - you will receive a written confirmation from our organiser, Ms Birgit Scheffner.

Note: We would like to give as many Hamburg Newcomers as possible the opportunity to take part in our events of the Hamburg Welcome Tour. In case of great demand, only two adult participants per registration or institution may eventually sign up. A maximum of one third of the available places are reserved for guests who have been living in Hamburg for more than one year. In case you have already participated twice, we would like to ask you to refrain from registering Also, if you receive a confirmation and cannot attend the tour unexpectedly, we kindly ask for a brief notification Otherwise we reserve the right to remove your name from the mailing list.

Privacy Policy: The collected data will be used only for the registration for the Hamburg Welcome Tour. Data will not be transmitted to third parties. The following data is collected: name, first name and e-mail address. Credentials of participants of the past tours will be deleted after 5 years. You can request the deletion of your data at any time. If so please send us an email to