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Hamburg: Ticket to the Panoptikum Waxworks

1. Hamburg: Ticket to the Panoptikum Waxworks

Discover the fascination between waxworks and reality at the Panoptikum in Hamburg – the oldest waxworks in Germany. Experience the fascinating world of wax, merging reality with fantasy, across 700 square meters. Meet more than 120 personalities from history, art, and politics as well as celebrities and superstars – all lifelike and closely replicated as wax figures. Whether Michael Schumacher, Queen Elizabeth II, Vitali Klitschko, Karl Lagerfeld, or Helmut Schmidt – they're all waiting for you! You can also discover the giant woman Mariedl with a height of 2.27 meters as well as a man with 3 eyes and other extraordinary people. A scary corner and a medical-anatomical cabinet complete the exhibition.

Reeperbahn: Panik City Udo Lindenberg Multimedia Experience

2. Reeperbahn: Panik City Udo Lindenberg Multimedia Experience

Located on the Reeperbahn, right across from the famous Spielbudenplatz - Panik City awaits. The 90-minute multimedia experience highlights the life's work of famous German musician and artist Udo Lindenberg and invites music fans, technic geeks, adults and children, alike. Take a guided walking tour through the museum which can be described as a beautiful symphony of art, culture, and media. Follow in Udo's footsteps - painting with "likörelle" and recording a hit while also learning about life in GDR and Udo's role as an advocate for social justice. The lines between history and present become blurred, thanks to augmented and virtual reality as you are taken on a colorful journey. The tour starts at café 'Alten Liebe – die Panik Bar', where your guide will greet you and take you inside the museum. During the tour, the guide will instruct you on how to use the technical equipment and guide you through the different stages of this experience. After 90 minutes of history, music, and technology the tour will end at café 'Alten Liebe – die Panik Bar', where you will receive a complimentary alcoholic shot. The tour is perfect for families, music fans and technology enthusiast.

Hamburg: Guided Schanzen District Walking Tour

3. Hamburg: Guided Schanzen District Walking Tour

Schanzenviertel has a very unique charm of its own. Some like it a lot, others don’t. After this 2-hour walking tour, you will certainly have enough information to make up your own mind about it. As a very lively urban neighborhood, Schanze is of course changing constantly. Still today, one can still find the original and alternative Hamburg of the 80s and 90s, but gentrification as always has been going on rapidly for quite some time. Over the last 10 to 15 years, more and more young, creative, and financially strong people feel attracted by Schanzenviertel’s milieu. This tour presents both sides, allowing you to get to know a former student and working class neighborhood, and a buzzing nightlife hot-spot caught between gentrification and shopping craziness. Visit the lively Marktstraße in the Karoviertel, lined with alternative shops, bars, and restaurants. The street art is all over the city and offers great photo motifs.  Look into some backyards and see how life works behind the mostly-modern building facades. Visit the Galao Strip, as the street Schulterblatt is called due to its countless Portuguese cafes and bars, and learn all about this relaxed nightlife spot. Here you will also find the controversial "Rote Flora", the autonomous cultural center. The tour ends here. Your guide will leave you with plenty of tips on where to shop, eat, or walk around during the rest of your time in Hamburg.

Hamburg: "Discovery Dock" Experience

4. Hamburg: "Discovery Dock" Experience

Welcome to the Discovery Dock! Embark on a digital and interactive experience through the heart of Hamburg. Learn about what goes on in and around the city. Your experienced tour guide will lead you on a 2-hour journey through its history and introduce you to a world of technology and vision. Breathtakingly realistic and fascinatingly informative – the Discovery Dock turns Hamburg into a multimedia adventure playground, a digital and interactive experience for the curious, adventurous and inquisitive. Load container ships as crane operators, experience the G20 summit as a reporter, support customs in the search for smuggled goods, enjoy a virtual concert, fly over Hamburg, stand next to a container ship in a dry dock and observe the movements of the ships day and night. Prepare to be inspired by the interactive, trend-setting mixed-reality experience that virtually brings the city to life by way of state-of-the-art virtual-reality technologies, projections, live simulations, as well as sound and light effects. In short, enjoy an unforgettable time with us at the Discovery Dock.

Hamburg: 3-Hour Limousine Tour with Driver-Guide

5. Hamburg: 3-Hour Limousine Tour with Driver-Guide

Buckle up in a luxury, late model vehicle and get ready for a Hamburg tour to remember. You’ll take home entertaining stories and tales of your sightseeing in Hamburg, but more importantly, you’ll take home the memories. It’s no secret that Hamburg is a wonderful, unique, and exciting destination, what better reason to see it from the luxury of a limousine? This personalized and entertaining Hamburg sightseeing tour, driven by your own professional chauffeur and qualified guide, will introduce you to well-known and celebrated sites within Hamburg. You can hear the stories behind the recognizable places such as the port, the Reeperbahn, the heart of the city, the oldest part of Hamburg including town hall, the oldest shopping street and Hamburg's landmark "Michel", Jungfernstieg, Alster and the stunning Elbphilharmonie. Be entertained and have fun hearing stories that will pique your interest and stimulate questions as well as excite, entertain, and amaze you. Your knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and passionate guide will be your "ear to the ground", showing you the familiar sites and the hidden gems of their favorite city. You will explore not just the iconic sites, but seldom seen hidden gems that most tourists never get to experience. This Hamburg tour is available year around and includes the best "Fischbrötchen" in town, as well as non-alcoholic drinks during the tour.

Hamburg: Walking Tour for School Groups

6. Hamburg: Walking Tour for School Groups

Have your school group explore Hamburg on a guided tour. Choose from 3 interesting tour options that are specifically designed for children and adolescents.  Speicherstadt and HafenCity: Visit the historical Speicherstadt, which is the world's largest warehouse complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the modern HafenCity and discover Hamburg's latest landmark, the Elbphilharmonie Plaza.  Hamburg's Altstadt: This tour features Hamburg's history. See the historic Kontorhäuser, City Hall, the city's main churches, and the most interesting part of Hamburg's port. St. Pauli: This walking tour is only suitable for children at least 14 years old. Visit the Reeperbahn during the day and hear the interesting stories and facts about the exciting nightlife there. 

Hamburg: Freemason Walking Tour

7. Hamburg: Freemason Walking Tour

Enjoy a unique guided tour that investigates the impact of the secret society of Freemasons on the city of Hamburg. With an experienced guide you will uncover the history of this organisation within Hamburg and gain some insight into this otherwise mysterious society.  Meet your guide at the main port of the memorial of the St. Nikolai church. From here you will set out on your Feemason adventure. Head to three of the secret society's most important locations: the Hamburg Town Hall, Stephansplatz and it's surroundings and the present headquarters of the Hamburg Masonic Lodge. Learn about the signs and symbols used by this society and discover where they have left their mark on the city of Hamburg. 

Hamburg Historical City Tour

8. Hamburg Historical City Tour

Today, Hamburg is known as a modern and busy city, but how did it develop into the modern big city of today? Explore the different epochs of Hamburg’s city history on a two-hour sightseeing walking tour. Starting with the origins of Hammaburg, through the period of the Hanseatic league, the big city fire, the colonial time and the industrial revolution, get to know how history shaped Hamburg’s urban development. On your way from the town hall to Deichstraße, discover the oldest traces of the city, take a look at the inside of representative Kontorhäuser (office buildings) and experience the picturesque flair of the last relics of the medieval old town. Apart from architectural highlights and insider tips, social aspects will also be part of the topic of the tour. At the end of our tour, the different aspects of history will form a general overview of Hamburg’s urban development. Not far away from the new Elbe Philharmonic Hall, you might adumbrate what Hamburg’s future is going to look like.

Hamburg: St. Pauli by Day

9. Hamburg: St. Pauli by Day

Get information about Hamburg's most thriving nightspot, St. Pauli, during daylight. You will be taken by your guide on a trip spanning through earlier times all the way to the present. Your guide will lead you through the time periods, explaining to you exactly what made St. Pauli. Starting from the St. Pauli floating dock, you will walk directly toward Davidstrasse. Here you will receive information to one of the most famous police stations in Germany, the "Davidwache". Just around the corner from Davidwache, you will find the infamous street of Herbertstrasse, linked to prostitution and crime like no other street in the country. See the Hans-Albers-Platz, also known as the "Hamburger Bermuda Triangle", and conclude with a visit to the "Große Freiheit". That's the way St. Pauli is today, a spot for people to have fun, dance and drink.

Hafencity & Speicherstadt: Private Tour

10. Hafencity & Speicherstadt: Private Tour

Enjoy the maritime flair and learn about the historic background of the port of Hamburg. This fascinating tour will teach you about the development of how Hamburg became the biggest non-capital metropolis in Europe. The tour starts at the so-called Kehrwiederspitze right next to the Speicherstadt. Whilst here you will hear the interesting history of the biggest warehouse district in the world, the construction, statistics, today’s use and ownership structure. If possible, visiting an oriental carpet retailer will also be part of the tour at this particular location.  Receive an impression of the dimension of the Hafencity in the Kesselhaus which was formerly used as a power station to ensure electric power supply in the Speicherstadt. Marvel at this wooden and detailed model that not only shows the completed projects but also the prospective plans for urban development in the Hafencity. Explore the Hafencity as a project of urban regeneration and learn about city building and gentrification. In addition to that, political, social and economic secrets will be uncovered. Finish the tour in front of the Elbe Philharmonic and get comprehensive information about one of Hamburg's newest landmarks. 

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 374 reviews

Unfortunately we only know the first name of our companion through the Schanzenviertel - Hannes - but through him we got a comprehensive impression of this quarter. He gave us information easily, with a lot of knowledge and humor and also gave us a feeling for the way people live. It was also great that your hygiene regulations enabled us to conduct the tour in our small group of 4.

The tour is very interesting and exciting. We were a group and many of us have already done other guided tours. We all learned a lot of new things. I can only recommend our guide Birgit. She does it very well and is really personable. She was very well prepared and guided us confidently even in Corona times. Everyone felt comfortable and it wasn't boring for a minute!

Great and very relaxed event. The whole story is easy going but well organized. I would never have guessed that Udo Lindenberg is so tech-savvy. The things to do are great too. I felt good all the time.

If you have a little time and listen to the information about the individual people, it's a great experience :-) We had a great start to the day there. thanks

A great experience ... entertaining, informative, funny - a must for fans. The "old love" (the panic bar) fits in perfectly with the concept.