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Hamburg: Speicherstadt Walking Tour with Coffee Tasting

1. Hamburg: Speicherstadt Walking Tour with Coffee Tasting

Meet your friendly guide at Wandrahmsteg Bridge before setting off on your 2-hour tour of Hamburg’s famous Speicherstadt. The Speicherstadt is the largest warehouse district in the world, nestled in Hamburg’s vibrant port. Throughout your tour, explore the rich-history of this bustling hub which for centuries has been a trading center for spices, carpets, coffee, and more. Explore one of the Speicherstadt’s vibrant spice stores and soak up the array of unique sights, scents, and flavors. Learn about the spice-trading industry and how it has played a role in shaping the Speicherstadt. The tour also visits a selection of colorful Oriental carpet stores, craft stores, and chocolate shops, where you can mingle with the locals and shop for souvenirs. The final stop of the tour is a local coffee roasting shop. Whilst there, meet 2-time European Roasting Master, Erik, and learn everything there is to know about the production of coffee. Afterwards, enjoy an authentic coffee tasting workshop and discover the versatile flavors of this beloved beverage.

Hamburg: Sightseeing Tour with 'Scuddy'

2. Hamburg: Sightseeing Tour with 'Scuddy'

Scoot through the fashionable Hafenstadt to the harbour! Experience the most beautiful highlights during the guided tours of the HafenCity along the Elbe. This 2 hour tour is available for you for €49. Huge driving fun guaranteed! Check out the track and details: Meeting point is at Honkgongstraße 6. The Meeting time is 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour. • This Route has several important viewpoints • This tour operates in groups of 3 to 9 people • Tour times are included in a short briefing • Minimum age 15 in Class B (cars) • Driver's license must be carried • Physical and mental health, body weight of up to 120 kg • On the tour there is a helmet obligation, suitable helmets are available to all guests and included in the tour price

Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

3. Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

Experience Hamburg at sunrise on this exciting tour to the fish market. See the Elb Tunnel, ride on the harbor ferry, and explore this unique part of the port city. Start at the Reeperbahn as that area dies down from the night, cross over to the colorful Spielbudenplatz, and walk past Davidwache, a spot featured in various TV shows and movies. Proceed to the port and into the depths of the 100-year-old Elb Tunnel. Take a ride on the harbor ferry towards Finkenwerder, enjoying the fresh harbor air as you learn interesting facts about the Hamburg Harbor. Afterwards, walk along Großen Elbstraße, a street lined with gourmet restaurants as well as wholesale fish retailers. Stop at Schellfischposten, where the popular TV show “Inas Nacht” is filmed. Finally, wander the world-famous fish market. As your guide tells you interesting and entertaining stories about the Altona Fish Market, stroll through the alleyways and admire the fresh fish and other delicacies. Enjoy a coffee and typical Hamburg specialties with live music in the Fish Auction Hall, and get your Sunday off to a fun and relaxing start.

Hamburg: St. Pauli Walking Tour

4. Hamburg: St. Pauli Walking Tour

In St. Pauli, different worlds collide: red lights meet posh hotels, alternative lifestyles meet party culture, punk music meets pop music, suburbanites meet Hamburgers, and tourists meet old St. Paulians. Explore Hamburg's notorious nightlife and Red Light District on this historical tour through St. Pauli. This neighborhood tour includes the fascinating 400-year history of St. Pauli as well as a look at present-day sociopolitical developments. Let your guide take you to the most-famous landmarks, which fuel the cliché of the world's most "sinful mile". See the main highlights such as the Große Freiheit, the Davidwache, the Hans-Albers-Platz, the Herbertstraße, and the Spielbudenplatz. Discover all the hidden gems that make up today's livable and lovable St. Pauli and grab a drink in a quaint neighborhood pub that is close to the heart of the local residents.

Hamburg Historical City Tour

5. 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 Private Tour with a Local Guide

6. Hamburg Private Tour with a Local Guide

Meet the local guide at your accommodation in Hamburg and head out on a 2, 3 or 4-hour walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. On this customized tour you’ll see some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

Hamburg: Schanze District Craft Beer Tour

7. Hamburg: Schanze District Craft Beer Tour

Hamburg was once a huge brewery stronghold. With over 500 breweries, it was the main brewing center of the Hanseatic League, a large confederation of European merchant guilds and market towns. Beer was brewed and exported in large quantities. Wheat beer is actually a 14th-century invention from Hamburg. Today, Hamburg's Schanze area, a former meatpacking district, is a lively craft beer destination and is full of cellar pubs and trendy bars. Since around 2013, the craft beer movement in Hamburg has breathed new life into one of mankind's old drinks. Along with the old and traditional styles, there are also innovative and newly interpreted beers for you to try.  To start with, the tour visits the Ratsherrn Brewery followed by two craft beer bars. You'll get the opportunity to taste some interesting new beers and order based on which variety you like the best. Visit a bar with more than 100 beers available in addition to various other specialities. Take the opportunity to sample beers that taste more like fruit juice and other interesting flavours. Finally, relax and talk at a round table as you enjoy these tasty beers and chat with new friends.

Reeperbahn Walking Tour with St. Pauli Local

8. Reeperbahn Walking Tour with St. Pauli Local

Join your guide, a so-called Kiezbulle - a tall, broad shouldered, humourous local lad. The tour starts with a Zündkerze - welcome drink at the top of the Reeperbahn. Here you will learn about the history and origin of this famous area. Then you continue towards the red light district: go through Spielbudenplatz, Davidwache and Herbertstraße. Learn about life in the Kiez and its rules. Listen to both dark and funny anecdotes. The combination of multi-cultural individualists from all walks of life makes for an interesting mix of stories. Head on through the so-called Sadomaso street, past street prostitution and the bar Ritze. You will walk along the “Große Freiheit”, continue to the Hamburger Berg and back onto the Reeperbahn where your tour ends.

Hamburg: Private Driving Tour with Local Guide

9. Hamburg: Private Driving Tour with Local Guide

Get an insider’s look at Hamburg from the comfort of a van whose experienced driver will serve as your private guide as you tour the city. Stop to take photos or walk around when you choose. Take a break to grab a bite to eat or pop into souvenir shops at any time. Take a stroll along Alster Lake while enjoying an ice cream or watching the sailboats and swans. Visit the picturesque former fishing village, Blankenese, known for the thousands of stairs that line its hills. Pass by lighthouses, romantic gardens, and villas while catching glimpses of the Elbe River. Embrace the alternative vibe of the trendy and colorful Schanzen quarter. Next head to HafenCity and admire the shimmering glass facade of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Learn about Hamburg’s rich history and current events from the anecdotes your local guide will share throughout the day.

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4.7 / 5

based on 111 reviews

We had an incredible 3 hours with Dean! He emailed us a couple of times before the walking tour to get a sense for our interests then designed a walking tour for us. Dean met us promptly at our hotel, helped us get public transport tickets and off we went. There was discussion about history, local tales, current events, governmental policies and so much more. Dean even gave us tips on what sites to visit over the next couple of days too. We highly recommend this tour!

Brilliant tour with the highlight DRAGQueen Veuve Noire. We really enjoyed it and it was very interesting and very funny. The insights into life in the neighborhood as a DRAGQueen were explained to us in a great way and not a dry eye stayed. The history of the Reeperbahn and all the trimmings was also explained very well. It was absolutely fun

A very fun and interesting tour. It's nice to experience humanity, joy and fun. Thanks for that! We will be there again.

it was great To look behind the scenes. To learn the stories of individual localities and neighborhood sizes.

Very good tour with Fabian Zart. I can only recommend it. A great Tyb.and simply cool