Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster

Hamburg, Germany
Sailing trip on the Hamburg Outer Alster
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore Hamburg's Outer Alster Lake aboard a two-masted wooden sailboat and discover the appeal of old-style sailing as you glide past some of the city's sights. Use your time on deck to help set the sails, or leave the boat in the hands of your experienced captain and instead focus on the view: Hamburg City Hall and St. Michaelis Church are among the sights.
  • Bypass the crowded tourist boats and set sail on a classic sailboat
  • Use a provided life jacket and sailing gear if you wish
  • Learn more about Hamburg and the sailing boat from your captain
  • Enjoy a more personalized experience in a group limited to 11 people

What's Included

  • Life jackets and waterproof sailing jackets and sailing pants are available for free use if required.

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • barca BOAT EVENTS
      An d. Alster 67, 20099 Hamburg, Germany

      Our boats are located at the landing stage "barca - An der Alster", An der Alster 67a, 20099 Hamburg. It is the second boat dock diagonally opposite the famous Atlantic Hotel.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
    Operated by barca BOAT EVENTS GmbH

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Amazing experience! Learned about the life in Hamburg, saw amazing views, and enjoyed a relaxing time on the water. The sailor was informative, kind and let us decide what we wanted our experience to look like.


    32 reviews
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    Hannah_B, May 2024
    Amazing experience! Learned about the life in Hamburg, saw amazing views, and enjoyed a relaxing time on the water. The sailor was informative, kind and let us decide what we wanted our experience to look like.
    Great Time Sailing the Alster!
    Evan_F, Apr 2024
    Sailing Lake Alster in Hamburg was a perfect five-star experience. Great communication leading up to the event, a knowledgeable captain, and stunning scenery made for what seems like a tranquil getaway from the city despite the lake being right in the heart of the city center. A must-do for Hamburg visitors.
    Relaxing and fun!
    Gabriela_S, Sep 2023
    We enjoyed the early afternoon tour. The weather was sunny and slightly breezy. Our tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable too. It was great to experience the tour with locals as well. Would recommend!
    A pleasant evening on the Alster
    Lisa_W, Jun 2023
    It was a pleasant evening on the water. Unfortunately, there was not much wind for our time and it was more of floating on the Alster and less of sailing, but I enjoy being on the water and thought it was relaxing. This is not a tour, which is clear in the description, but the captain did try to point out some interesting buildings/areas to us and answered questions. We were offered a different day with better sailing weather, but we weren’t in town for that long.
    A fun, relaxing way to spend 1.5hr's in Hamburg
    Claire_H, May 2023
    We were blessed with sunny weather, though very little wind, so not a great deal of hands on sailing, but our Captain, Henning, was great fun and we very much enjoyed the company of our fellow sailing crew too. A relaxing 1.5hr on the water.
    Awsome Experience
    Sheri, Jul 2021
    It was a really nice sailing trip in a very warm day. We had never been on a sailing boat before and had some concerns but as captain was friendly and sailing was smooth, we enjoyed it very much. All in all it was a wonderful experience!
    Great sailing with a caprain
    Mglues, Aug 2020
    Very nice and cheerful captain. The all mahogany twomasted boat was in perfect condition and with lots of space. We cruised between a large number of canoes, pedalboats, SUP:s, sailing boats of all shapes and sizes. A nice and cooling experience this summer day with 30 degrees and great wind .
    Response from Host, Aug 2020
    I am so happy that you loved the boat and enjoyed our little cruise and now have recommended it to others with your lovely review. Thanks so much! I hope you had some more lovely hours in our beautiful Hamburg. Ahoy and best, Henning
    Segeltörn auf der Alster
    Werner_M, Oct 2023
    Super Segeltörn. Det Skipper war super. Hat alles super erklärt. War ein tolles Erlebnis. Haben viel gesehen
    Die entspannte Atmosphäre...
    Sabine_S, May 2023
    Die entspannte Atmosphäre und die Kleingruppe hat mir gut gefallen. Ein netter Skipper, der für Fragen offen war.
    Sehr schönes Erlebnis
    Mandy_M, Aug 2022
    Wir sind vorher noch nie auf einem Segelschiff gefahren. Super Einführung durch den Skipper erhalten. Sehr kinderfreundlich. Empfehlenswert.
    Segeltörn auf der Außenalster
    Anja_T, Jul 2022
    Wir hatten die schönsten Plätze vorn im Bug und eine herrliche Aussicht auf die Stadt. Der Skipper manövrierte uns sicher über die Alster und gab Infos wenn gewünscht wurde, ohne sich aufzudrängen. Der Preis ist aber ganz schön „haarig“.
    Constanze_L, Jun 2022
    Ich hatte versehentlich ein falsches Datum gebucht - dennoch wurde uns der Segeltörn zu unserem Wunschdatum ermöglicht! Vielen Dank an dieser Stelle! Es war ein sehr schöner Ausflug mit unglaublich lieben Skipper, super organisiert. Empfehle ich sehr gerne weiter!
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