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Hamburg: Exciting Scavenger Hunt for Children (in German)

1. Hamburg: Exciting Scavenger Hunt for Children (in German)

Discover the most famous sights of the Port of Hamburg in a fun way. The starting point for this unique Scavenger Hunt City Tour Hamburg will be at Kornhausbrücke in Speicherstadt (Warehouse City). Continue to Fleet Schlösschen Castle and the monument to the famous pirate Störtebeker. The Magellan Terraces at the traditional ship harbor will await you with a task, and also offer the perfect opportunity to take a break. The Scavenger Hunt City Tour Hamburg can be paused whenever you feel like it, depending on whether you would like to spend more time at a certain place, or take a longer look at a tourist attraction. Continue to Kehrwieder and the museum ships San Diego and Rickmer Rickmers. The exciting Scavenger Hunt City Tour will end at the famous jetties of the Port of Hamburg. The City Game Box contains 8 sealed and numbered envelopes. These contain puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, make your way through the Port of Hamburg. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Each solved puzzle will yield a number that will tell you which envelope to open next. You will not know in advance what order the scavenger hunt city envelopes need to be opened. The envelopes will also contain detailed background information of each attraction, its history, its current use and much more. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt City Tour through Hamburg, and how much time to spend at each location. Take a break from your City Game whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day – it’s completely up to you. You do not need to book your Scavenger Hunt City Tour for a certain date. Order the City Game Box and enjoy this special sightseeing tour whenever you want.

Sailing Sight Seeing Tour (1.5hr) on Aussenalster in Hamburg

2. Sailing Sight Seeing Tour (1.5hr) on Aussenalster in Hamburg

The crew will welcome you aboard the sailing ship for your private cruise on the Alster River in Hamburg. Under the guidance of your experienced skipper you’ll enjoy, explore, and experience Hamburg from the water. Experience a fantastic sailing trip with a unique maritime flair in the heart of Hamburg. The skipper can customize the tour to suit your interests. You can decide how much time you want to allot to water sports, entertainment, and information. Discover a pirate treasure at the top of a church tower, a bridge named after a U.S. president, the White House in Hamburg, a seamen’s church far away from the harbor, and a mosque far away from the Islamic world. This and much more awaits you on the tour!

Speicherstadt & Hafencity: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

3. Speicherstadt & Hafencity: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Take a totally unique tour through the Speicherstadt & Hafencity with this self-guided scavenger hunt for you and your friends. Get to learn about this city whilst you find clues and solve puzzles.  Start your tour by going to the start page of your city adventure. Via a link you can start right away or at a later time - it's totally up to you! Once you start, it's also possible to take a break now and then to stop for a bite to eat or to rest. Your first task will immediately plunge you into a world full of hidden clues and photos. The town adventure will make sure you answer tricky questions and will provide you with exciting information on the respective topic. If you aren’t able to solve a task at some point, then you will get helpful hints. Coffee and tea, emperors and bishops, pepper bags and peppercorns wait to be discovered by you. Admire the brick facade of the warehouses and their decoration and explore the city of Hamburg and all it has to offer. Your adventure will be over after two to three hours, once you and your friends have become experts of Speicherstadt and HafenCity.

Scavenger Hunt through the Port of Hamburg

4. Scavenger Hunt through the Port of Hamburg

Explore Hamburg in a playful and extraordinary way with a scavenger hunt through the Port of Hamburg. The Port of Hamburg route leads you to the most well-known sights around the fascinating harbor. The starting point of the scavenger hunt is the Kornhaus bridge with the Fleetschlösschen. Continue to the statue of Störtebeker and through the modern HafenCity with its Marco-Polo-Tower and the Unilever-House. On your way you see the Sandtor port, the Elbphilharmonie and the historic Speicherstadt as well as St. Catherine's Church. Take a break from your scavenger hunt at any time and explore the sights more extensively, enjoy a snack or a drink or just relax. Solve the 16 quests and learn more about the sights on the way. Decide when you want to start your hunt and where you'd like to stay longer. Take as many friends as you like and explore the Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

5. Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

Heide Park Resort is Northern Germany's largest amusement park and offers over 40 attractions, shows, and extraordinary adventures for everyone. From families with children to fearless action fans: depending on age and interest, each guest can choose their individual experience. Experience more than 30 attractions especially for children under 10 years at Heide Park, and enjoy an adventure for the whole family. Children can experience the unique theme world based on DreamWorks' “How to Train Your Dragon," meet Toothless, and become real dragon trainers. Courageous ghost hunters from six years can join the team of the world-famous Ghostbusters in "Ghostbusters," an interactive indoor adventure of the fifth dimension. Roller coaster fans can experience the thrill on seven major rides. Take a flight on Germany's only Wing Coaster, the "Flight of the Demons." Thrillseekers should also not miss a ride on “Colossos – Battle of the Giants” – the fastest wooden coaster in Europa.

From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

6. 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: Scavenger Hunt through the City in German

7. Hamburg: Scavenger Hunt through the City in German

Discover the Hanseatic city of Hamburg in a playful and unusual way with the city game Hamburg. The Route Hamburg City I will lead you to the most famous sights of Hamburg's city center. On your tour, you will see Mönckebergstraße, the town hall with the stock exchange and the old post office. Go past Jungfernstieg with the Alsterhaus as well as the colonnades, before your scavenger hunt ends at "Planten un Blomen". How the city game Hamburg works: You will find 16 sealed and numbered envelopes in the city game box. In these, you find small tasks that need to be solved. Led by the clear and unambiguous directions, you make your way through Hamburg on foot or on your bike. Decipher the riddles to find your way to the next place of interest. The solution of every task gives you the number of the next envelope, you need to open. You do not know in advance, in what order the envelopes of the scavenger hunt must be opened. Detailed background information on the history or even the present-day use of every sight is provided. You decide when you want to start your scavenger hunt through Hamburg and also how long you want to linger at the different stations. Enjoy an enigmatic and exceptional tour and interrupt your scavenger hunt, whenever you feel like it.

Hamburg - Old Town: Modern Scavenger Hunt (in German)

8. Hamburg - Old Town: Modern Scavenger Hunt (in German)

Take the opportunity to explore Hamburg's Old Town in a completely unique way on a self-guided scavenger hunt with your friends and family. Begin your tour by turning to the first page of your city adventure. Your first task will have you running headfirst into a world full of hidden clues and photos. The town adventure will make you answer tricky questions and will provide you with exciting information on the respective topic. If you aren’t able to solve a task at some point then you will get helpful hints.  Meet famous captains, glorious field marshals, and important emperors. Be inspired by the history of Hamburg's Old Town. Your adventure will be between two and three hours. Feel free to take a break now and then to stop for a bite to eat or to rest. You and your friends will become experts about the Old Town and see all its major social and historical landmarks. 

From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

9. From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

Make the most of your time onshore and explore Hamburg on a guided tour from Kiel. Learn about Hamburg's essential role in the historic Hanseatic League, visit the ruins of St. Nicholas Church, and stroll down Hamburg's oldest street, Deischstrasse. Meet your driver in front of your cruise ship just after docking and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. After a relaxing journey, arrive in Hamburg and meet your local tour guide. Enjoy a stroll through the historic heart of Hamburg and see the stunning Town Hall. As you walk, learn about Hamburg's role in the Hanseatic League from your guide. Continue to cross the ancient Trost bridge and visit the St Nikolas Church. As you stand next to this burnt-out shell of a church, learn how it acts as a way to remember the near-total destruction of the city during World War II. Leave the church and head down Deichstrasse, the oldest street in Hamburg. As you walk down this historic street, enjoy the view of the nearby Elbe River. Before returning to the bus, continue wandering down the river and through the scenic Landungsbrucke river walk. Drive over to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Speicherstadt, and see where historically traders stored their goods. Explore the Hafencity, the newest area of Hamburg which includes the iconic Elbphilharmonie. After your guided tour ends, enjoy 1 hour to explore Hamburg on your own. Grab lunch, buy some souvenirs, or explore one of Hamburg's museums. After returning to Kiel, you will have about 1.5 hours before your cruise departs, giving you time to explore Kiel or relax with a coffee.

Hamburg: Port Scavenger Hunt and Ferry Ride

10. Hamburg: Port Scavenger Hunt and Ferry Ride

Discover the Port of Hamburg with a modern scavenger hunt and enjoy the maritime flair of the Hanseatic City. Start the tour at the Bahnhof Landungsbrücken and enjoy an exciting tour by foot and ferry in small teams of at least 2 people. With the GPS device you'll come across many, for instance; the Elbphilharmonie, the Old Elbe Tunnel, Landing Bridges, Harbor Police, cruise ship terminal, fish market and docklands. With luck you'll even find geocaches. You'll always have contact to the organizer and the other teams (in the event of multiple groups) - certain tasks can only be completed with the help of the organizer or the other teams. As you will be using public radio frequencies don't be surprised when harbor workers or crews use the same frequency. You can choose from 3 different routes (Altona, HafenCity or Steinwerder), each of which includes a journey with a harbor ferry. The routes travel through the most beautiful parts of the harbor, which guarantee beautiful photographs and some peace away from the crowds.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Our private sailing tour with Henry on the Outer Alster was an all-round worthwhile experience! Henry gave us a professional and confident - but above all, a very personable impression at all times. And not only during the journey, but also when booking. He brought us the city even closer with a lot of helpful and extensive information. We were therefore able to absolutely enjoy the fantastic view around the Alster. A direct hit in every respect that we would be happy to recommend. It was fun, thank you very much, Henry!

The search for the next place was quite demanding (for children), as you can quickly lose track of a strange city. But the accompanying adults could help. Since the tour went through the area of the peppercorns, it would have been nice if one or the other film location (the bridge, for example) had also been included. The price is aimed at EVERYONE involved, although it was only interesting for children / adolescents. The total price for 2 adults and 1 young person is a little too high.

Well thought out, beautiful route through the Hafencity, Elphi to the Landungsbrücken. For the children (ages 8, 10) easily solvable questions and always with an interestingly described contribution on the cards. The corresponding photos on the cards for the stations are very useful and helpful. Another advantage is that everything can be done at your own pace with stops in between at Eis & Co.

That was a great scavenger hunt. So much has been learned about Hamburg Hafen City and the Speicherstadt. We have split the tour into 2 days. Again and again, next time we book a tour that takes us through the city.

It was a nice way to explore the port of Hamburg with free time management. Only the puzzles we would have liked a little more difficult!