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Hamburg: Haunted Walking Tour

1. Hamburg: Haunted Walking Tour

Experience the spooky atmosphere of Hamburg at night on a walking tour in the footsteps of the city's ghosts. Skip the wild party atmosphere of St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn and learn what really goes on after dark! Prepare to be spooked by witches and demons as you visit eerie locations and haunted sites. Get a feel for the evil atmosphere of the city, under the protection of St. Catherine, as you make your way from St. Catherine's Church to the mystical Speicherstadt. Search for ghosts in the fabled "Quarter of the Crooked Moon" before wandering the old-fashioned streets around St. Nicholas' Church.

Hamburg: Landmarks Public City Walking Tour

2. Hamburg: Landmarks Public City Walking Tour

Discover a link between the traditional and modern landmarks of the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Uncover exciting and secret places along the way. Marvel at the main church of St. Michaelis with the largest church clock in Germany. Be impressed by the modern architecture of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. Begin at St. Michael's Church, then make your way to the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. Explore the “Krameramtsstuben”, the oldest row of house settlements still existing in Hamburg. Stroll across the Michelwiese and through the Portugiesenviertel. Stop at the underground station Baumwall, where the flood protection will be explained by your guide. Continue to the modern side of the city and to the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. Walk along the Speicherstadt, Hamburg's UNESCO World Heritage Site, and get a perspective on the city's past and present. From the modern HafenCity, characterised by its striking buildings, to Hamburg's most controversial project, the Elbe Philharmonic. Admire its striking architecture, which combines tradition and modernity. End the tour directly at the foot of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall with a breathtaking view of the Hamburg harbor and the musical theatres on the other side of the Elbe. After the tour, it is possible to explore the Elbe Philharmonic Hall Plaza on your own. (subjects to closures made by the Elbe Philharmonic Hall).

Hamburg: Guided Tour of St. Michael's Church

3. Hamburg: Guided Tour of St. Michael's Church

Join a guided tour of the eye-catching St. Michael's Church, emblematic of the Hamburg skyline with its impressive 132 meter tall bell tower, to see both the grand features and the hidden architectural intricacies that most miss. Explore the baroque church as you learn about the its interesting history and hear stories about the legendary crypt.  Enter the striking church, with room for 2,500 persons to be seated, with your guide who will proceed to show you architectural details, playful frescoes, the gigantic hands of Germany's largest tower clock and the country's largest organ.  Hear stories about the turbulent times St Michael's Church has been through. St. Michaelis was built as early as the middle of the 17th century. It was destroyed again and again by numerous wars and accidents and was subsequently rebuilt. Listen to other stories about the famous personalities who intimately connected to the building, such as the former chancellor Helmut Schmidt. Please note that a visit to the crypt or climbing the tower are not included in this activity. Based on availability, you may be able to book these additional experiences at the location directly.

St. Michael’s, Elbe Tunnel & Harbor 2-Hour Hamburg Tour

4. St. Michael’s, Elbe Tunnel & Harbor 2-Hour Hamburg Tour

On this interesting tour you get to see 3 of the most fascinating sights in Hamburg: St. Michael’s Church, the Old Elbe Tunnel, and the harbor. St. Michael’s Church is lovingly called “Michel” by the Hamburg residents and is the youngest of the 5 main churches in the city. Admire the 5 organs, the largest clock tower in Germany, and the impressive bell tower. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the observation deck, which you can access by walking or by lift. Check out the widow homes from the 17th century behind the church in the Krayenkamp, the last remaining examples of typical courtyards buildings around courtyards in Hamburg. You then walk through the Portuguese quarter in the direction of the landing stages. Here you can see the two ships by the shore: Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego. While the hustle and bustle of the landing stages invites you to linger for a while, you continue on to the Old Elbe Tunnel. Climb up the stairs in the over 100-year old construction or take the elevator. Depending on the time remaining, you’ll go under the River Elbe to Steinwerder, where you can enjoy the wonderful panoramic view over the city of Hamburg.

From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

5. From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

Take a short train journey from Hamburg to enjoy a day trip and guided walking tour in Lübeck. Stroll down the charming alleys of Lübeck’s Old Town, admire the local red brick buildings and see Holsten Gate, St. Mary's Church, and Lübeck Cathedral. Choose between two options depending on your needs. If you choose the fully-guided option, meet your guide at the Hamburg Central Station and travel together to Lübeck and back. If you prefer to travel to Lübeck alone, enjoy a car transfer from your accommodation in Hamburg to Hamburg Central Station. Meet a local Lübeck guide once you arrive in the city. Begin your walking tour of Lübeck at the Holsten Gate, a fascinating brick gothic building that was originally part of the city walls. Head inside to visit the Holstentor Museum, the city's history museum, and see antique ship models, suits of armor, and weapons from Lübeck. Continue the tour with a stroll through the narrow medieval streets of the Old Town and marvel at the fantastic examples of medieval brick design. Walk past St Peter’s Church, the majestic Lübeck Cathedral, and the St Aegidien Church. Head towards the stunning Gothic-style market square to see the City Hall. Throughout the tour, learn about Lübeck’s traders, merchants, and commerce throughout history. Next, visit the elegant gothic Church of St Mary. Inside, don't forget to look up to see the gravity-defying high ceiling, a spectacular wall clock, and a bell that fell from the tower and hit the floor. After leaving the church, head past St Catherine's Church and St Jacob Church. Learn about the precursor of modern hospitals, Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, as you walk by before going to the harbor. Marvel at the over 20 historic ships on display and cross the Drehbrücke bridge. Your last stop on the tour is a walk past the lovely Church of St Lawrence. If you chose the fully-guided option, enjoy some free time to explore Lübeck on your own and have lunch in town. If you chose the car transfer option, follow your guide back to the Lübeck station and board your train to Hamburg.

Hamburg: Guided Tour Through Old Town and City Center

6. Hamburg: Guided Tour Through Old Town and City Center

Many sights are located right in the center of Hamburg, which is why this 2-hour guided tour is the perfect way to start your trip, gain knowledge, and orient yourself. This walking tour will be accompanied by a professional and well-versed guide, who will cater the tour based on your interests and wishes.  As you walk around the city, you'll get a comprehensive overview of the highlights of Hamburg such as the Rathaus, Alster, Jungfernstieg, Gänsemarkt, and the Gängeviertel (former slum-quarter). Your guide won't just tell you facts and dates, but also amusing anecdotes from past and present. After this guided tour, you'll be prepared to explore the remainder of the city on your own.

Hamburg: Historic City Center Group Walking Tour

7. Hamburg: Historic City Center Group Walking Tour

Follow your guide through the inner city and harbor on this walking tour of Hamburg. Listen as your guide regales you with facts and tales that only locals know. See both the city's highlights and its hidden gems. Meet your guide at the Neo-Renaissance-style Rathaus (town hall). View the Gothic Revival cathedral of St. Nikolai. Take a stroll on the city's oldest street, Deichstraße. Find out about the city’s rise from a small-time trading post to one of Europe’s leading harbors as you go through the harbor.  Admire modern architecture at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall which has a waved roof that is in harmony with its waterfront position. Hear your guide reveal how Hamburg got the nickname “the Pearl.” Let your guide tell you about Hamburg’s rich republican tradition, its cosmopolitan heritage, its mercantile success and its musical pedigree. Finish your tour by the water on Am Sandtorkai street.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 123 reviews

We have on October 2nd. Took the ghost tour and loved it. That was primarily due to our guide Birgit, who brought the history of Hamburg 1A across with her interesting manner. Would book a tour with her again at any time. The stories of the city were told just as well as the little scary stories in between. She also explained many symbols on buildings in the Speicherstadt and was always available for questions. Thanks to the Stadtspürer for giving us an unforgettable evening. We'll definitely be happy to try out the other tours in the cities.

The tour was very interesting, easy to follow and just incredibly exciting! The running pace was easy to keep up with. Here you can hear scary (stories) about Hamburg that you wouldn't find anywhere else! Perfect for learning a little more about the history of the Speicherstadt (and Hamburg in general) in a short amount of time. Definitely a recommendation from the heart!

Many thanks to Birgit, who, even though there were only two of us, brought us "old" Hamburg with witches and devils very interesting and easy. We can definitely recommend this. Petra and Siegbert

It was a very nice tour with interesting topics. I would like to do it again and can only recommend this guided tour.

Competent and humorous leadership. ANJA is a very dedicated city guide