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Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

1. Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

Discover Hamburg's Speicherstadt, HafenCity, and the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie on a guided walking tour. Learn about what these three iconic landmarks from your local guide, seeing them first-hand. Meet near the Elbphilharmonie for this tour and see what this part of Hamburg has to offer. Your guide will wait for you with your tickets. Enter the building via the longest escalator in the world, the "Tube". Pass the panoramic window and get to the majestic Plaza. Ass you stroll through the building, learn what is so unique about this masterpiece and its concert hall. Get a deep insight into the background of the Elbphilharmonie, leaving no questions unanswered. Unfortunately, the concert halls can't be visited. After having seen the "Elphi", continue your tour outside to get to know more of Hamburg. Discover the historic Speicherstadt warehouse district and listen to the explanations of your guide. Then, cross over to the modern Hafencity and marvel at its futuristic buildings. There are many celebrities living in this part of the city, such as the Klitschko brothers and Helene Fischer.

Hamburg: Hanseatic Guided Boat Tour

2. Hamburg: Hanseatic Guided Boat Tour

Admire the most beautiful side of Hamburg's harbor during a relaxing boat cruise. Starting in the famous warehouse district, or Speicherstadt, journey up the Elbe River and into the harbor with its world-famous attractions. Explore the harbor basins and quays, while observing the current ocean-going ships. See other famous sites of the harbor, including the St. Pauli landing bridges, the Blohm and Voss shipyard. Continue by the Tollerort container terminal, the cruise center in HafenCity, the large and small museum ships, and the new Hafen City itself. Learn more about the history of the harbor, and its development throughout the decades to the present day.

Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Private Walking Tour

3. Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Private Walking Tour

Meet your expert private guide and first explore the Speicherstadt district of Hamburg. Discover one of the largest warehouse complexes in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the history of the large warehouses which are used to store valuable trade goods. Visit an active carpet warehouse, and learn more about the lives of dockworkers and merchants. Afterward, continue the tour along the "Fleete" into the modern areas of the HafenCity. See contemporary buildings designed by international architects as part of an extensive urban regeneration project, which aimed to give new life to this area of Hamburg in recent decades. Stop outside the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall, one of the largest concert halls in the world known for its striking modern architecture. Hear more about the controversial construction of this building. Take the world's longest curved escalator up to the observation deck of the concert hall and enjoy a magnificent view of Hamburg and its historic harbor.

Hamburg: Tatort Walking Tour ‒ The Original (Tour in German)

4. Hamburg: Tatort Walking Tour ‒ The Original (Tour in German)

Discover several years of Tatort history in Hamburg at the top shooting locations in the Hanseatic city. The tour starts directly in the city center at Jungfernstieg and continues to the Town Hall, which had a role as a supporting act in many Tatort films, but which is most famous for the dramatic scene with Cenk Batu. Your next destination is the HafenCity, the largest urban development project in Europe and shooting location in almost every Tatort film with Nick Tschiller and therefore an important sight for Tatort fans. Find out from where you were able to see Helene Fischer when she disappeared into the dark recesses of human trafficking against the backdrop of the famous Elbe Philharmonic Hall. The tour will end at the foot of Elbphilharmonie with a lovely view of the harbor.

Hamburg Harbor: 3.5-Hour Guided Tour by Bike

5. Hamburg Harbor: 3.5-Hour Guided Tour by Bike

Start your 3.5-hour guided cycling tour in St. Pauli, pass by St. Michaelis Church and continue to HafenCity, which is home to the Elbphilharmonie. Continue along the Baackenhöft and cross the Elbe River, taking in the panorama of Hamburg. In Veddel you’ll learn about the district’s history and its important connection to the development of the harbor. See the Golden House and the famous Ballinstadt Emigration Museum. On the way back across the Elbe, explore the famous Speicherstadt and learn about the first metropolitan railway and the canalization of Hamburg. End the tour with a stop at the Landungsbrücken and finally at the Davidwache, the famous police station on Spielbudenplatz.

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: Speicherstadt and Hafencity Guided Tour

7. Hamburg: Speicherstadt and Hafencity Guided Tour

Explore Hamburg from new Elbphilharmonie through to the historic Speicherstadt and on to the futuristic Hafencity. Enjoy a guided tour of Elbphilharmonie, this masterpiece of architecture with its abstract front is situated like a crown over the harbor and is the new landmark of the city.  Travel from the Elbphilharmonie to the Kaiser, past the Miniaturwunderland with the world's largest model railway, the old coffee roasting plant and the spice museum to the Magellan Terraces right across the Speicherstadt. Here you will follow in the footsteps of the Hanseatic merchants, the so-called Pfeffersäcken. The cathedral-like inner courtyards on the Dutch Brook make it clear that it was not the church but trade and money that determined everyday life in Hamburg.  After this journey to the past, visit the newest and most modern part of the city, Hafencity. This offers the perfect contrast to the Speicherstadt and shows with sophisticated and environmentally friendly buildings what is architecturally possible today.

Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Discovery Tour

8. Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Discovery Tour

Experience over a thousand years of history on a 2.5-hour walk through Hamburg’s Old Town. Hear how Hamburg become one of the world’s most important ports and how the story of a headless pirate haunts the city. Your guide will tell you about what happened in Hamburg during WWII. Discover all this and more on Hamburg’s best walking tour. Take in the key sights of Hamburg, including the Rathaus, historic Deich Street, St. Nikolai Memorial, Speicherstadt, Kontor House, Elbphilharmonie and the Boatmen’s Church. Along the way, hear how Barbarossa, Störtebeker and how a whole host of Hamburg’s colorful characters built the Free City into the cosmopolitan cultural wonderland it is today.

Hamburg: UNESCO-World Heritage Sites Tour

9. Hamburg: UNESCO-World Heritage Sites Tour

Experience a varied walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the famous Chilehaus, as well as the traditional warehouses of the Speicherstadt district. Throughout this walking tour, you will explore three fascinating districts, each of which represent the dynamic development of Hamburg. You can journey back in time to one of the most exciting epochs of Hamburg: The prominent Kontorhäuser (office buildings). These buildings exemplify economic growth and worldwide influence, and tell stories of clerks and money counting tables. Discover the exceptional variety of Hamburg's Speicherstadt and the HafenCity. Admire old warehouses, new dock promenades, brick facades, canals, modern architecture, and fantastic views overlooking the river Elbe. See the most important buildings in the Magdeburg Port, such as the International Maritime Museum and the Überseequartier (the cruise terminal). There you can also marvel at the spectacular building of the controversial Elbe Philharmonic Hall.

From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

10. From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

Take a short train journey from Hamburg to enjoy a day trip and guided walking tour in Lübeck. Stroll down the charming alleys of Lübeck’s Old Town, admire the local red brick buildings and see Holsten Gate, St. Mary's Church, and Lübeck Cathedral. Choose between two options depending on your needs. If you choose the fully-guided option, meet your guide at the Hamburg Central Station and travel together to Lübeck and back. If you prefer to travel to Lübeck alone, enjoy a car transfer from your accommodation in Hamburg to Hamburg Central Station. Meet a local Lübeck guide once you arrive in the city. Begin your walking tour of Lübeck at the Holsten Gate, a fascinating brick gothic building that was originally part of the city walls. Head inside to visit the Holstentor Museum, the city's history museum, and see antique ship models, suits of armor, and weapons from Lübeck. Continue the tour with a stroll through the narrow medieval streets of the Old Town and marvel at the fantastic examples of medieval brick design. Walk past St Peter’s Church, the majestic Lübeck Cathedral, and the St Aegidien Church. Head towards the stunning Gothic-style market square to see the City Hall. Throughout the tour, learn about Lübeck’s traders, merchants, and commerce throughout history. Next, visit the elegant gothic Church of St Mary. Inside, don't forget to look up to see the gravity-defying high ceiling, a spectacular wall clock, and a bell that fell from the tower and hit the floor. After leaving the church, head past St Catherine's Church and St Jacob Church. Learn about the precursor of modern hospitals, Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, as you walk by before going to the harbor. Marvel at the over 20 historic ships on display and cross the Drehbrücke bridge. Your last stop on the tour is a walk past the lovely Church of St Lawrence. If you chose the fully-guided option, enjoy some free time to explore Lübeck on your own and have lunch in town. If you chose the car transfer option, follow your guide back to the Lübeck station and board your train to Hamburg.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 299 reviews

Very informative and interesting tour through the Hamburg warehouse district. Our guide was very competent, open and friendly, he was characterized by great knowledge. We had a lot of fun and we can now see the Speicherstadt from a different perspective.

Tour guide Bob: very kind gentleman. The tour was very informative and the length was perfect. Definitely a recommendation!

Instructive guided tour through Hafen City and Speicherstadt with a lot of inside knowledge from the guide.

We really enjoyed the tour with Christa. Very nice and received a lot of new information.

Very entertaining and informative tour with interesting views