Guided tour

Hamburg Historical City Tour

4.3 / 5

34 reviews

Hamburg Historical City Tour

Activity provider: Sightseeing Kontor
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 104.57 per group up to 5

Get to know different epochs of Hamburg’s history and visit different sights that represent a particular period of time.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
German, English, Japanese, Dutch
Private group available


  • Experience Hamburg’s fascinating history
  • Get to know how the past determines the present of Hamburg
  • Wander through the old town from the town hall to Deichstraße
  • Learn why the Hamburgers once blew up their own town hall
  • Find out what secret is hidden in a bakery’s basement
Full description
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.
  • Professional tour guide
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

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    • The route is about 1.7 km long and takes about 2 hours
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 34 reviews

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    Very interesting, very good guide.

    August 22, 2021

    Despite the fact that I arrived several minutes before the start, the guide had already begun. In addition, he behaved degradingly towards me, to a degree where I chose to go.

    December 29, 2019

    Product ID: 208365