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Hamburg Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

1. Hamburg Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Get to know Hamburg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts.  After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Hamburg’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. On the tour, you'll see the Hamburg Town Hall, St. Peter’s Church, the Chilehaus, St. Nikolai Memorial, St. Catherine’s Church, the International Maritime Museum, Kesselhaus Hamburg, Speicherstadtmuseum, Steinerner Orientteppich, and the Hohe Brücke, where the tour ends.

Speicherstadt & Hafencity: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

2. 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.

Hamburg: Self-Guided Culinary Tour for 2

3. Hamburg: Self-Guided Culinary Tour for 2

Embark on a self-guided culinary tour of Hamburg. Explore the city's food scene at your own pace and visit five fascinating locations. Benefit from vouchers for each of the food and beverage vendors visited and complete a fun quiz for a chance to win a prize. Begin your culinary adventure at Kölln Haferland, a 200-year-old family-run business specializing in oat cereal. Here you'll receive everything you need for your tour, including a map, a recipe that you can shop for along the way, your vouchers, and the list of questions for the quiz. Explore the store and deli at Kölln Haferland and keep your eyes open for clues to the questions. Next, head to one of the most exciting culinary projects in Hamburg, Hobenköök. This innovative store combines a restaurant with an indoor market that sells primarily regional products. See the goods on offer, admire the chic industrial setting and maybe grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Choose from a range of traditional dishes from Hamburg and Northern Germany with a focus on seasonal produce. Can you smell that? Freshly roasted coffee awaits at your next stop, Speicherstadt Kaffeerösterei. Enjoy a delicious pick-me-up in the largest warehouse district in the world and admire the striking red brick buildings that dominate this area. Continue your tour with a visit to the Überquell Brewery, another location that combines eye-catching architecture with the best food and drinks Hamburg has to offer. Enjoy views of the Elbe River and the busy port from the sundeck while you sample the craft beer that this Brewpub is famous for. If you're still hungry, pair your lineup of beers with a Neapolitan-style pizza. End your foodie tour with a visit to FrischeParadies. Learn why this store is favored by foodies and chefs alike. Marvel at the wide range of fresh produce, meat, fish, wines, and more. Grab the last few items on your shopping list before you head home to cook the recipe provided with your tour.

Hamburg: Waterfront Exploration Game Walking Tour with App

4. Hamburg: Waterfront Exploration Game Walking Tour with App

Explore Hamburg's iconic waterfront on an engaging exploration game via an app on your smartphone. Solve puzzles to unlock clues to your next location, passing by and learning about famous sights along the way. Follow the live tracking GPS map on your app with ease. Start the game at Landungsbrücken, the famous waterfront district overlooking the Elbe River, and head off on your exploration adventure. Pass by iconic locations, including the Museumsschiff on the water, the Alter Elbtunnel beneath the river, and more, until you finish at the modern, residential district of Strandkai. Solve challenges, watch the story unfold on your app, and follow the exact directions on your phone to guide you to the next location. Best of all, explore at your own pace, pausing the game to stop for a coffee or a meal and resuming anytime from the location where you paused it.

Hamburg: The Deadly Kiez Self-Guided Walking Tour

5. Hamburg: The Deadly Kiez Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore the Reeperbahn and the mysterious Alleys of St. Pauli on your own, with a riddling story that takes you to important sights around the city of Hamburg. Get into the story and investigate a murder to help the local police. Discover something new and have fun with friends and family. Experience a multimedia adventure in the heart of Hamburg and get to know the city in a different way on this puzzling self-guided tour. Whether you're a local or a visitor, enjoy the perfect mix between a city tour and an outdoor quiz. Solve the mysterious and bloody murder that is stumping the local police and scaring the people of St. Pauli. Embark through the city with your right-hand man Jurgen, and solve each clue to get closer and closer to the murderer. Play this game on your smartphone on your own or with your friends and family. Perfect for all urban adventurers, this tour will help you explore in an active and creative way. All you need is a smartphone and WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

Hamburg: Self-Guided Walking or Bike Tour Around the Alster

6. Hamburg: Self-Guided Walking or Bike Tour Around the Alster

Explore the area around the Hamburger Außenalster with a self-guided smartphone tour and messenger-based game. Make your way around the Außenalster as you help Luke to find his friend Phil. As you solve tricky puzzles, hear to your audio guide's commentary on local history and facts. Start your tour whenever you like and play at your own pace. Phil has disappeared. On his way home, Phil sent messages to his friends, but it's a total mess. Luke desperately needs your help to get through pictures, voicemails, and clues. Your tour takes you all around the Außenalster, where something is always going on - walking, cycling, jogging, sailing, rowing, pedal boating, standup paddling, and so much more. Learn how the Alster was created and discover million-dollar mansions, buildings, historic sites, and squares with beautiful views. Of course, there is always time for a beer in between, but don't forget to find Phil.

Hamburg: Self-guided Smartphone Old Town Tour

7. Hamburg: Self-guided Smartphone Old Town Tour

Explore Hamburg’s historic center with a self-guided smartphone tour and messenger-based game. As you walk around the inner city looking for clues to help Maya get her memories back, you’ll see some of the city's most iconic sights and learn about their colorful past.   Your adventure begins outside the majestic building of the Kunsthalle - Hamburg’s historic art museum. Follow the clues to the Jungfernstieg where you can gaze out across the waters of the Binnenalster lake before checking out the stylish shopping mile of Mönckebergstraße. As your adventure continues to the Old Town, marvel at the ornate facade of the neo-Renaissance City Hall, the Colonnades, and the 19th Century Gänsemarkt. Finally, you’ll discover the famous destroyed church of St. Nicholas and find out it is connected to your mystery game.

Hamburg: Reeperbahn Self-Guided Interactive Walking Tour

8. Hamburg: Reeperbahn Self-Guided Interactive Walking Tour

Explore Hamburg's famous Reeperbahn and the mysterious alleys of St. Pauli on your own, with a riddling story through your smartphone that leads you to sights around the city. Get into the story and investigate a fictional murder to help the local police. Discover the city in a novel way and have fun with friends and family. Experience a multimedia adventure in the heart of Hamburg and get to know the city in a different way on this self-guided tour filled with fun riddles. Whether you're a local or a visitor, enjoy the perfect mix between a city tour and an outdoor quiz. Solve the fictional and mysterious murder that is stumping the local police and scaring the people of St. Pauli. Embark through the city and solve each clue to get closer and closer to the murderer. As you solve each clue, your next location opens up on the GPS map on your phone. Play this game on your smartphone on your own or with your friends and family. Perfect for all urban adventurers, this tour helps you explore Hamburg in an active and creative way. All you need is a smartphone and WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

Hamburg: Self-Guided Port Walking Tour with Mobile Game

9. Hamburg: Self-Guided Port Walking Tour with Mobile Game

Explore the port of Hamburg with a self-guided smartphone tour and messenger-based game. Make your way through HafenCity and Speicherstadt as you help a dock worker out of a tricky situation. Pass landmarks and listen to your audio guide as it provides commentary on local history and facts. Start your experience by downloading the tour game (a code to start the tour is provided after booking on your confirmation voucher). Then head to the Jan Fedder Promenade at Baumwall. Your self-guided tour and game experience, SOS in the Harbor, begins with a call for help. The dock worker Fiete must have had a bit too much to drink last night and cannot remember what happened. It is up to you to help him. Be guided across Hafencity and Speicherstadt, going by popular attractions such as the Hamburg Dungeon and over bridges and canals. Reach Sandtorhafen for a clear view of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. As you reach important hotspots, learn background information about Hamburg's landmarks and attractions via visuals and audio files. The tour continues to the Störtebeker monument and the former Hanover Train Station before a hidden photo spot opens up to a view of the Fleetschlösschen. The tour route and game ends at the Kornhausbrücke. With a little luck and a lot of puzzling skills, Fiete will be happy once again.

Hamburg: Self-Guided Grindel District Interactive Tour

10. Hamburg: Self-Guided Grindel District Interactive Tour

On this interactive tour through the Grindel District, get to know the former Jewish Quarter. See historic monuments and significant Jewish cultural sites. Learn more about the Jewish community in Hamburg as you discover the personalities and institutions that shape community life today. Play at your own pace as you solve puzzles and learn about the important spots in the former Jewish Quarter through the diary of Tamar's grandmother. Tamar was born in Tel Aviv but has never forgotten her roots in Hamburg. Tamar’s grandmother lived in the Grindel District before she emigrated to Israel after the war. She never spoke about her experiences during World War II, but her diaries speak volumes. Only after her grandmother’s death did Tamar come into possession of her diaries and records, which she has been studying ever since and include handwritten entries, hard-to-read notes, old photos, and faded sketches. Unfortunately, Tamar cannot come to Hamburg herself to explore her family’s history. To shed light on the darkness of the past, Tamar needs your help.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 10 reviews

A very nice tour through Hamburg, which we had a lot of fun with. However, you should plan about 6 hours on foot, then it is more relaxed. You should also know that some of the businesses to be visited are closed on Sunday, including the Kölln Haferland. There you start and you have to exchange your voucher for the starting license here in advance. There were four of us on Saturday and it was pretty crowded everywhere. Therefore we recommend doing this tour during the week. We were very excited and had a great day in bright sunshine!

It was tailored just for us. We spread the tour over 2 days. Very good idea. You get to parts of Hamburg where you wouldn't have come otherwise. The opening hours are not always correct (UrQuelle), they are from last season.

We were really excited with the game. The children loved it and it was the first time we had a walk through the sightseeing and they didnt complain at all. Totally recommended activity for families!

It was so much fun! So many information about hamburg and the monuments. Riddles made your group work together which is perfect for team work and having some fun. Definitely recommended!

A very interesting tour with a good description of the route. Unfortunately, one station had a winter break (brewery), so we couldn't redeem the voucher there.