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Houseboat in the center of Hamburg instead of detached house with garden directly on the water

Family-friendly Hamburg guestroom with private pool and fireplace

  • Free WiFi

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    Jun 9, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • 8 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Electric vehicle charging point
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Office

What’s around

  • In Hamburg-Nord
  • English Theatre Of Hamburg - 11 min walk
  • Mundsburg Center - 13 min walk
  • Alster Lakes - 20 min walk
  • Hamburger Kunsthalle - 37 min walk
  • Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg - 38 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Futon

Bedroom 2

2 Twin Beds

Bedroom 3

1 Double Futon

Bedroom 4

1 Queen Bed

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About this houseboat

One of the 10 winners of a houseboat - architectural competition of the city of Hamburg is the Peissnitz: A historic barge according to modern standards converted to high-class accommodation. A floating detached house in the middle of the city, with fixed inlet water, sewage, electricity and media. With lush windows overlooking the nature of the renovated Eilbekkanals, a wall-sized double glass door to one of the spacious terraces, floor and wall heaters warm in the winter and cool in the summer, more than 70 m2 terraces, from which you swim directly in the canal If you like it warm, you can enjoy the Rainfall shower in the glass Artweger complex in the Peissnitz spa. Overall, sleeps 8 in 4 rooms offer variations for the night: The cozy bunk bed in the cabin with 2 children or Adults beds each with its own porthole and fresh air, the bedroom with a 160 cm wide box spring bed and 125 cm TV, library with sofa bed which can be extracted (with slats) for two to 140 cm width, the salon with a second 125 cm TV whose sofa bed can be extended to 140 cm. Even in the kitchen could anyone still resting on the couch.

In Hamburg there is a housing shortage and the misappropriation of housing for tourism purposes is being pursued. In order to avoid fines for holidaymakers and landlords, the rental must be approved for each apartment and their proof a housing protection number will be awarded. Only with such a number may an apartment be rented as an apartment during an approved period. The Peissnitz, however, is a houseboat that is not subject to the Hamburg Housing Protection Act. It needs no housing protection number and does not lead either. Your stay is therefore completely legal, throughout the year, the Peissnitz may be rented. However, the tourism tax (bed tax) demanded in Hamburg is levied by all our overnight guests and is already included in our prices.

On the Peissnitz there fast VDSL Internet, more than 100 television programs on both 125cm TVs that can also be used for the internet, and telephone with free national calls (landline and mobile networks). You can call there can, of course, about the Hamburger landline number or a mailbox discuss your needs. A desk with fax connection and fax machine also allows for professional activities, even meetings, presentations in front of a small audience are easily feasible, on request, we like to extend the seating by up to 20 chairs (with armrests). In conjunction with additional tables, this also allows private or business festivities in small groups. Further equipment requirements (eg. As Screen, projector, overhead projector, printer, etc., we will gladly try to comply).

For shopping, no car is needed. Two modern supermarkets offer 800 meters in Holstein Kamp a complete range of daily food. Exotic foods can be found in the corresponding distance in the numerous small international specialty shops Wandsbeker Chaussee. This also only 500 meters away shopping center Hamburger Meile was modernized for more than 200 million euros and transformed. With a total length of approximately 600 meters, it is one of the longest and most beautiful shopping malls throughout Europe. The center has more than 150 specialty shops, cafes and restaurants, including Aldi, REWE and Budnikowski - a Hamburg drugstore chain

There is a lockable garage for a wheelchair or bicycles right at the entrance to the Peißnitz, on the shore strip belonging to it. Right next to the 100-year-old investor

the Alsterdampfer was exposed again and can accommodate a small patio with views of the canal and the Peißnitz.

In less than 300 meters away there are two stations of the Hamburg 'StadtRAD-Systems'- where you can borrow register once for a small fee or even free bicycles and return one of the other numerous stations in Hamburg again.

Sports activities can be taken directly from the Peißnitz from several forms of attack. Friends of fishing can throw their own fishing rod from the terrace. Also the water sportsmen have not: At the rear of the Peißnitz is their own football Mooring for cars (max 6 m long.) To exercise all forms of permissible in Hamburg water sports. From here you can use the two canoes that you can also rent, paddle, row or even fix your own, brought Segeljolle the Alster. According to friends of jogging can start right at the Peißnitz, it is still at a very popular jogging circuit running along the Eilbek channel.

A residential property located in the middle of the city always raises the question of traffic noise: Richardstrasse has no function as a thoroughfare and has only minor vehicle traffic with almost no lorries. The Uferstraße is a bicycle lane and only available for residents. The Wagnerstrasse and the Lerchenfeld are far enough away to not be disturbed by noise pollution. Beyond the Richardstrassen bridge behind the nearest houses, a sophisticated urban development is currently under construction, and the banks of the Eilbek canal are being renovated. Opposite the Peissnitz provisional berths for the neighboring houseboats are set up, soon there will be two other houseboats. Even construction noise can not be excluded during normal working hours. The construction site of the sewer rehabilitation is expected to be located directly on the Peissnitz from January 2020. Therefore, the rental of Peissnitz is terminated at this time. But even before it can come during normal working hours to harassment by construction noise of the water construction site. The lush outer surfaces of the Peißnitz can still be enjoyed - just as big city dwellers are used to the heartbeat of a city and the typical background noise. At least our previous guests say so. In the living rooms no external noise can be heard. So perfectly does the insulation with the windows closed. Even with living room ventilation with fresh air from outside.

What’s around


  • In Hamburg-Nord
  • English Theatre Of Hamburg - 11 min walk
  • Mundsburg Center - 13 min walk
  • Alster Lakes - 20 min walk
  • Hamburger Kunsthalle - 37 min walk
  • Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg - 38 min walk
  • Inner Alster Lake - 39 min walk
  • Moenckebergstrasse - 41 min walk
  • Levantehaus - 42 min walk
  • Jungfernstieg - 45 min walk
  • Thalia-Theater - 45 min walk

Getting around

  • Hamburg Airport (HAM) - 11 min drive
  • Hasselbrook Station - 21 min walk
  • Barmbek Station - 27 min walk
  • Hamburg-Wandsbek Station - 4 min drive
  • Ritterstrasse U-Bahn - 8 min walk
  • Hamburger Street U-Bahn - 8 min walk
  • Wartenau U-Bahn - 11 min walk
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Hamburg, HH, Germany

The manager

Speaks: English, Finnish, German

The houseboat

Key facts

  • Accommodation (1238 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Electric vehicle charging point
  • Car not required
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed
  • Designated smoking areas


  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 queen bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bedroom three -1 sleep sofa/futon
  • Bedroom four - 2 twin/single beds
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Half bathroom - 1 toilet
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Highchair
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Blender


  • Dining table
  • Local meal delivery service

Entertainment and recreation

  • Smart TV with cable/satellite channels
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Near theme parks
  • Boat on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Bicycle on site
  • Snow sports gear
  • Water sports equipment
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Outlet shopping nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Zoo nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Sailing nearby


  • Private pool
  • Access to spa tub


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Fenced yard

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Fireplace
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Telephone
  • Stair gate
  • Office
  • Printer

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 8
  • Minimum check-in age: 18

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 4:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*

Mandatory fees

  • A city tax is imposed by the city of Hamburg. Business travelers with proof of business-related travel are exempt from this tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Parties and events are allowed on site.

    Long-term renters welcome.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

  • This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property Registration Number Vermietung+offiz.+erlaubt

Also known as

  • Houseboat Instead Detached House Garden Directly Water
  • Instead Detached House Garden Directly Water
  • Center Hamburg Instead Detached House Garden Directly Water
  • Instead Detached House Garden Directly Water
  • Houseboat Instead Detached House Garden Directly Water
  • Center Hamburg Instead Detached House Garden Directly Water
  • Houseboat Instead Detached House Garden Directly Water
  • Center Hamburg Instead Detached House Garden Directly Water


  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's a private pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Yoko Sushi (6-min walk), Taverna Lefkas (7-min walk), and Gute Stube (8-min walk).
  • Have fun with onsite activities like cycling and boating. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching, casino gaming, and ecotours. Relax in the spa tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include private pools and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice location and a great alternative to a Traditional hotel in the city l


    JOHN F., Other trip, Sep 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unique stay in Hamburg

    This property has been lovingly restored as a fantastic property to stay in Hamburg. The accommodation was spotless and fully equipped. It is close to public transport, shopping, food and drink places. Ideal for a relaxing stay, warm and comfortable accommodation. If you are looking for accommodation which is a bit unusual, this is one for you.

    Lesley H., Other trip, Dec 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great rental

    The property is great for a group of friends or family, is close to shops, and only a short ride away from the centre. The owners were friendly.

    Harry L., Other trip, Mar 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Es passt einfach alles....Vielen Dank, das wir Teil der Geschichte des Bootes geworden sind! Grüße aus Bayern

    Monika L., Other trip, Sep 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Rundum perfekt!

    Es hat alles gepasst, der Aufenthalt war super und die Bilder spiegeln die tatsächliche Art wieder! Zu empfehlen.

    Maurice K., Other trip, Jul 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Es war einfach richtig schön!!!

    Alles wie erwartet, schöner Empfang auf dem Boot, alles wurde genauestens erklärt, frische Blumen überall - wir fühlten uns sofort wie zu Hause. Dass das Wetter auch noch so toll mitgespielt hat, war ein zusätzlicher Bonus. Immer wieder gerne!!!

    Ann-Katrin M., Other trip, Oct 8, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wunderschöne Unterkuft mit beeidruckender Historie

    Es war ein wunderschönes Wochenende auf dem Boot und wir konnten uns quasi über nix beschweren. Es war alles da, was man brauchte - sogar mehr - und es war sehr ordentlich und sauber. Der Gastgeber hat uns persönlich empfangen und sich die Zeit genommen uns alles zu zeigen. Auch bei der Abreise wurden wir persönlich verabschiedet! Die Historie des Hausboots, die viele Energie die dort hineingesteckt wurde und die individuelle Note war beeidruckend! Wäre es bald möglich, würden wir sehr gerne mal einen längeren Aufenthalt dort planen.

    Jenny S., Other trip, Aug 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Wir hatten wunderschöne Tage auf der Peissnitz, sogar das Wetter war auf unserer Seite. Es war alles sehr sauber und wir hatten mit acht Personen keine Platzprobleme. Das Hausboot ist definitiv ein einzigartiges Erlebnis

    Michael B., Other trip, Sep 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    unvergessliches Erlebnis

    Eine Oase Mitten in Hamburg mit vollem Komfort Highlight Kanu-fahrt

    Olaf K., Other trip, Jun 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Traumhaftes Objekt in Hamburg

    Wir (Familie mit drei Kindern) hatten auf dem Hausboot einen traumhaften - leider zu kurzen (2 Übernachtungen) - Urlaub. Das Objekt ist wirklich sehr schön und liebevoll eingerichtet. Es fehlte wirklich an nichts. Vor allem in der Küche war alles da, was nicht unbedingt selbstverständlich ist. Ein tolles Plus ist das Boot, mit dem die Kinder gerne den Kanal rauf und runter geschippert sind. Auch das TV-Programm (Entertain) wurde gerne angenommen. Einen festen Parkplatz gibt es nicht - ist aber auch wirklich kein Problem. Wir haben direkt vorm Boot geparkt. Also: alles prima! Ich kann das Objekt nur empfehlen. Und Hamburg sowieso :)

    Markus H., Other trip, Aug 14, 2019

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