Birthday of the Hamburg Harbor with V&S Charters | Book now


Hamburg is celebrating its harbour – and from the 10th to the 13th of May 2018 already the 829th time! For four days on the water, on land and in the air, countless attractions take place. Book your ticket for an evening or day trip on the Pedro Doncker now.

The birthday of Hamburg’s Harbor goes back to Kaiser Friedrich Barbarossa, who issued a duty-free letter to Hamburg on May 7, 1189, which granted duty-free trade for ships on the Elbe from the city to the North Sea. This date is seen as the birth of the Port of Hamburg ever since.

The heart of the HAFENBURTSTAG HAMBURG is the attractive water program on the Elbe from the museum harbour Oevelgönne along the jetties to the Baumwall. Highlights include the entry and exit of Tall ships, museum ships, sailing and motor yachts and other boats, the dragon boat regattas, the harbour lights on Friday evening, the great fireworks on Saturday evening, and the world-famous tugboat ballet on Saturday afternoons.

The largest harbour festival in Germany offers a varied program for everyone. You can be there live on board of the barkentine “Pedro Doncker”. The ships berthing place for Hamburger Hafengeburtstag 2018 will be announced two weeks prior to the event.

Exclusive Group Charter

Charter the Pedro Doncker for a day or evening cruise during the Hamburg Hafengeburtstag. Enjoy the view of the numerous sailing vessels from our deck. We will gladly advise you on the various options, such as catering and arrangements, to organize your family celebration, company event or your trip with your friends on board the Pedro Doncker.

Overnight stay on board

Stay overnight on board the Pedro Doncker in one of our comfortable cabins with ensuite bathroom. Our cabin offer space for 1 to 4 persons.

Video-Gallery Hamburger Hafengeburtstag