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Priority Entrance: Miniatur Wunderland inc. Booking Fee

1. Priority Entrance: Miniatur Wunderland inc. Booking Fee

The Miniatur Wunderland has been constantly growing since the year 2001. Having started with two layout areas, Harz and Southern Germany, the Wunderland has opened the seventh area, Switzerland, in November 2007. More layout areas were opened in 2014. The Miniatur Wunderland is without doubt a wonder, not only because of its landscape and surface area, but also due to the technology that underpins the exhibit.  Gerrit Braun and the model-making team have pushed the limits of model construction, with a large part of the exhibit custom-designed and built. It was not possible to use only ‘off-the-shelf’ parts and electronics, primarily because such components are not meant for continuous operation. Additionally, there is a lack of a large parts-base to support the scale of 1:87.  Thus, for example, most of the 150 push-button action sequences are custom-created, as are the Car and Ship Navigation systems.   There are also open-to-view workshops and construction areas in Miniatur Wunderland. This means that you can actually see modelers and technicians work on new parts, observe how landscapes emerge and better understand how much effort is put into these outstanding exhibits.

Hamburg: Sightseeing Cruise through the City's Waterways

2. Hamburg: Sightseeing Cruise through the City's Waterways

Experience the beauty and history of Hamburg's waterways on a sightseeing cruise. Pass through narrow channels and under old and new bridges. Take in views of the Speicherstadt warehouse district and cruise by the barque ship 'Peking.' Meet your guide at the tour partner's shop and board the comfortable and spacious ship. Begin your sailing adventure through Hamburg's old free port area where the contrast in the city between the old and the new architecture is most apparent.  Sail thorugh imposing rows of red-brick warehouses that store carpets, coffee, and spices in the Speicherstadt district. Listen to onboard commentary or use your audio guide to hear about the facinating history of this Hanseatic city.  Glide through the modern face of the metropolis as you reach HafenCity, the contemporary residential and business district of Hamburg. Capture pictures of the waved-roof of the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall. Take a short detour to the steel-hulled Peking ship to view its stunning 4 masts. Return to your meeting point at the end of the cruise. 

Hamburg: Ticket to the Panoptikum Waxworks

3. 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.

Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Tour of the Chocoversum

4. Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Tour of the Chocoversum

This tour takes you on a discovery of Hamburg’s chocolate side. Visit the Chocoversum by Hachez, a museum with an interactive experience in which everything revolves around sweet chocolate. Experts will take you on a 1.5-hour pleasure trip, on which you follow the cocoa beans on their exciting journey from cultivation to the finished chocolate bar. Sample the exquisite delicacies at every stage of production and experience for yourself how the delicate glaze and the fine taste develops to the end product. Follow all of the production steps closely and even create your own chocolate bar to take with you.

Hamburg: Exciting Scavenger Hunt for Children (in German)

5. 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.

City Tour of Hamburg with Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket

6. City Tour of Hamburg with Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket

Discover Hamburg your own way with a hop-On hop-Off ticket. Get on and off the bus whenever you want, at any of the stops, and take as much time as you like to see the interesting attractions. You can also take it easy, stay on the bus, and enjoy the view as you ride around the city. Take a break at the St. Pauli Piers and visit the Hard Rock Café. Visit the exciting historical warehouse district and the Miniatur Wunderland model railway, or take a tour around the harbor. Stroll across Hans Albers Square along the Reeperbahn, all the way to Große Freiheit (Great Freedom) on the newly dedicated Beatles Square. Scale the beloved St. Michaelis Church and admire Hamburg from above. Admire the imposing City Hall, and give in to your shopping urges in the stores along magnificent Jungfernstieg. Stroll around the Outer Alster Lake and admire its beautiful views, and find out how much green space this Hanseatic city has to offer. Bus Stops: Stops: 01 : Kirchenallee/Central Station 02 : Marco Polo Terraces/HafenCity 03 : Kehrwiederspitze (Historic warehouse district) 04 : St. Pauli Piers 05 : Reeperbahn 06 : St. Pauli Piers/S-Bahn station 07 : St. Michaelis Church (Michel) 08 : City Hall/Reesendamm - across from City Hall 09 : Gänsemarkt 10 : City Hall/Reesendamm, City Hall side 11 : Gerhardt Hauptmann Square 12 : Kirchenallee/Central Station, east Side 13 : Holzdamm/Hotel Atlantic 14 : Beautiful View/Outer Alster 15 : Alsterperle Hotel

Hamburg: 2-Hour City Cruise to Blankenese

7. Hamburg: 2-Hour City Cruise to Blankenese

Enjoy an unforgettable cruise through the harbor of Hamburg. Explore the industrial side and see the highlights as you make your way to Blankenese. Admire one of the richest and most lavish areas in Hamburg from the boat and spot its impressive architecture. Furthermore, you will see the Airbus plant, where all planes are built, the container terminals and the Elbphilharmonie.

Reeperbahn: Panik City Udo Lindenberg Multimedia Experience

8. 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: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Family Ticket

9. Hamburg: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Family Ticket

Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Hamburg to explore the city’s highlights with a family ticket, valid all day long for up to 2 adults and 3 children aged 6 to 14. Hop on and off wherever you want to discover all the sights. Make multiple stops and create your own itinerary for a perfect day of sightseeing. Stop to learn more about the exciting history of the Speicherstadt or visit the Miniatur Wunderland model railway. Visit the famous Reeperbahn, climb the beloved St. Michaelis Church to admire Hamburg from above, or browse the shops along Jungfernstieg. With this family ticket you can experience it all. Bus stops: 1: Kirchenallee/Main station 2: Marco Polo Terraces/HafenCity 3: Kehrwiederspitze (Historic warehouse district) 4: The piers of St. Pauli 5: Reeperbahn 6: St. Pauli Piers/S railway station 7: St. Michaelis Church (Michel) 8: Rathaus/Reesendamm - opposite the town hall 9: Goose Market 10: Town hall/Reesendamm 11: Gerhardt Hauptmann Square 12: Kirchenallee/Main station, east side 13: Wooden dam/Hotel Atlantic 14: Beautiful view/Outer Alster 15: Hotel Alsterperle

Hamburg: Traditional Harbor Tour with Commentary

10. Hamburg: Traditional Harbor Tour with Commentary

Get to know Hamburg from the water on this harbor cruise along the Elbe river. Depending on the tide and day, the focus of the tour can be on plenty of different areas and topics. Visit the historic warehouse district featuring picturesque canals, see the ultra-modern Hafencity, or pass under the impressive Elbe Bridge. See Hamburg busy's container terminals and locks, the impressive Blohm & Voss shipbuilding docks, or the famous Köhlbrand Bridge, all while hearing entertaining stories and interesting facts about the city, its port, and the amazing number of incoming and outgoing vessels every day. Learn all about the importance of this bustling port, not just for the city of Hamburg but for the entire world's trade.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Very interesting setup! The museum, which has a total of 9 floors, not only has something to offer for "naval history owners", but also deals with generally historically relevant events and processes. The price is a bit expensive, but you can really look at a wide variety of exhibits for 3 hours without any problems and it doesn't get boring

It was the most interesting workshop I have ever attended. The staff was extremely friendly and was available with advice and action. Everything spotlessly clean and you felt in good hands. Also ideal for singles, because I took part alone. I can recommend the workshop to everyone.

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.

It was sooo worth visiting the Miniature Wunderland. My boyfriend is a big fan of trains, this ticket was a birthday gift for him. Both of us loved it, thank you!

You can see a lot of Hamburg in a short time by bus. The "travel guides" make a great tour.