Enjoy a morning at leisure in Hamburg. Many visitors enjoy the waterfront experience of St. Pauli, one of Hamburg’s 105 quarters (districts). St. Pauli is home to the Landungsbrucken, a major port on Hamburg Harbor. Built of volcanic rock at the dawn of the 20th century, the 660-foot long structure makes a striking impression, with a series of domes and arches leading to a clock tower that rises above the piers. After soaking in this national treasure, dedicated as a historic monument in 2003, head underground into the Alter Elbtunnel, which connects St. Pauli with the Steinwerder, a shipyard island. After descending 80 feet beneath the ground on a motorized lift, you’ll stroll beneath the Elbe through a tunnel decorated with terra cotta tiles and artwork.
You might also experience the charms of the other body of water that defines this riverside city—Alster Lake, a 400-acre lake right in the heart of Hamburg. Outlined by some of the city’s most beautiful homes and many of the local foreign consulates, this gleaming lake offers boat rides, and canoe and sailboat rentals, for a leisurely afternoon in a true urban oasis. Back ashore, if you venture to the lake’s western banks, the lush 180-acre Alsterpark is perfect for an afternoon stroll through manicured gardens.
Or, perhaps you'll join us for an optional tour of Rural Life in 19th Century Germany, where you'll visit Kiekeberg's Open-Air Museum. This museum is comprised of about 30 historic buildings displaying a typical traditional farm in this northern part of the Lunenburg Heath. After your tour, you'll have some free time to make your own discoveries and enjoying lunch on your own before returning to Hamburg.
President's Cruise Special Event This afternoon, enjoy an included visit to the Minatur Wunderland, the largest model railway of its kind in the world, with more than 39,000 feet of track. The exhibit, which features 890 trains and 200,000 human figurines, includes distinctive architecture and landmarks of Hamburg, other European cities and countries, and America.