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Hannover: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

1. Hannover: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Discover Hannover's Old Town on a walking tour with a local guide. See historic, half-timbered buildings dating to the medieval era, learn about the city's rich history, and see the Market Church. Meet your guide outside the Tourist Information in the Old Town and begin your tour. As you walk, stroll through time, from damage caused by WWII to medieval half-timbered buildings. Head to the Leineschloss, a historic palace that now houses the Parliament of Lower Saxony. Continue through the Old Town, searching for picturesque hidden corners with quaint pubs, medieval houses, and small cafés. Stop to admire the new town hall before heading to see the Hannover Opera Theater before finishing your tour back at the starting point.

Wolfsburg: 1-Hour Overview Tour of the Autostadt

2. Wolfsburg: 1-Hour Overview Tour of the Autostadt

Learn more about the German car industry on a 1-hour introductory guided tour of the 28-hectare Autostadt automobile theme and discovery park. Explore the main buildings and attractions of one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany in a relaxed and friendly environment, and stroll through the beautiful park and lagoon landscape to learn about the origins of the Autostadt complex. Get a first impression of the most important buildings and attractions.

Hamburg: Sherlock Holmes Self-guided Smartphone City Game

3. Hamburg: Sherlock Holmes Self-guided Smartphone City Game

Experience the excitement of being a detective and join the thrilling Sherlock Holmes game with your team. While celebrating freedom at the Liberty Festival, a man named Balthazar, the head of Homeland Security, is found dead with a knife in his back. The police have apprehended four suspects and it's up to you to solve the case and uncover the truth. By moving around the city you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder. During this murder mystery you can check your progress on the suspect board. Can you solve the murder? Play Sherlock Holmes! IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Date: to book this game you have to choose a date, BUT you can play, pause & continue whenever you like. - Persons: 1 player stands for 1 team. - Note: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field, but does not provide any information about the city!

Hannover: Private Guided Walking Tour

4. Hannover: Private Guided Walking Tour

When you imagine Hannover, you think of CeBit Computer Expo or the Hannover Messe Industrial Technology Trade Fair? Prepare to be taken by surprise! Hannover, it's not only about the largest fairground in the world and hi-tech exhibitions, but it's also a city with a rich history, a city that gave the world a monarchy that ruled Great Britain, a city with a wealth of museums and cultural sites and with Europe's largest urban forest, the Eilenriede. The first contact with this city might not blow you away but give it some time and it will be hard to ever part. See the Market Church, the main Lutheran church in Hanover. Built-in the 14th century, it's considered to be one of the most well-known examples of the North German brick gothic architectural style. Learn all about the Oskar-Winter- Fountain, a local fountain with a fascinating story. The legend says that if you make a wish and turn the small brass ring embedded in the ironwork, it will come true. Behind the fountain, you can see the Leibniz House, the place where the mathematician and philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) used to live. Pass the Aegidien Church, a reminder of the horrors of war. Destroyed during WWII, it was never repaired or reconstructed. Inside the ruins, you can see the Peace Bell, donated by the city of Hiroshima. Annually, on the 6th of August at 08:15, a delegation from Hiroshima comes to ring the bell, in memory of those that died during the air strike. The New Town Hall also has an interesting story: when it was opened by Emperor Wilhelm II, the City Director announced: "Ten million Marks, Your Majesty – and all paid for in cash". Hannover is certainly a place of stories to learn and fall in love with.

Hanover: Flashlight Guided Walking Tour at Night

5. Hanover: Flashlight Guided Walking Tour at Night

Embark on a one-of-a-kind city sightseeing adventure of old town Hanover at night. Follow your guide on a flashlight walking tour of fascinating landmarks like Marktkirche, Leibnizhaus and Beginenturm. Meet your guide in front of the magnificent New Town Hall, where you will be given a flashlight and reflective safety vest to use during the tour. Stop off in front of Leineschloss, home of the state parliament. Use your flashlight to illuminate the building's Neoclassical architecture and take in views of the Leine River. Admire the characteristic Northern German red brick facades of the city's main Lutheran church, Marktkirche, and the old town hall. Next, visit Markthalle, Hanover's indoor market, known for its enormous variety of international delicacies. Continue your atmospheric tour in the dark past other historic buildings and sites, including Leibnizhaus, Beginenturm and Oskar Winter Fountain. Feel enlightened as you observe hidden details of the city and learn about its unique history.

Bremen: Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

6. Bremen: Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide

Experience the beauty of Bremen on a private walking tour with a guide. Learn about the area while visiting famous places like the Town Hall, Roland Statue, old town, and many more. You will start the tour near the Town Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the statue of Roland, another UNESCO Heritage Site located right in front of the town hall. Your guide will tell you the history of the first holy Roman emperor Charlemagne. Continue to the 1200 years old protestant Cathedral of St. Peter. After entering the cathedral, you will be mesmerized by the finely painted details on the ceiling. Explore the narrow streets and admire the statue of the Bremen town musicians. You will hear the story written by the Brothers Grimm from your guide. Next, immerse yourself into the vibe of Böttcherstraße, the incredible Art Nouveau street dating from the 1920s. Another point of interest is the Schnoor Quarter, one of the loveliest little corners of Bremen. Stroll through the twisting lanes, and winding alleys to explore the boutiques, restaurants, and galleries. This part of the town was a fishermen's quarter which later became a red-light district. Discover all the highlights of this fairy tale place in an exciting half-day walking tour that will take you back to your childhood.

Hanover: Old Town Historical Walking Tour by Geo Epoche

7. Hanover: Old Town Historical Walking Tour by Geo Epoche

Get a glimpse into the lives of the people who lived in Hanover in the past on this guided walking tour. Learn how, within a few centuries, the medieval market town of "Am hoch Ufer" developed into the electoral residence city of Hanover — a place for kings and chancellors. Stroll through the center of Hannover's Old Town where merchants and craftspeople once lived. Walk in the footsteps of the Guelphs, examining how the old noble family shaped the city and provided an English king. See the Old Town Hall, dating back to 1410, and admire its red-brick Gothic façade. Take a close look at the Market Church to spot the pentagram on its western tower, one of its most dramatic elements, and learn what it symbolizes from your guide. Next, a mere stone’s throw away from the historical city center, see the Calenberger Neustadt and its enticing shops, restaurants, and snack bars. Here, listen as your guide tells you about the great freedom of the 17th century. As you reach Neustädter Markt, hear a few more interesting anecdotes about the fascinating people of Hanover. Find out what drove Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, one of the greatest scholars of all time, to the city.

Hanover: Old Town Smartphone Quest Game

8. Hanover: Old Town Smartphone Quest Game

Play your way through Hanover's Old Town on this smartphone exploration app and admire highlights, including the State Theater and Leineschloss. Uncover facts, history, and stories about the city as you hunt for clues and complete riddles. Become a student of Sir Peter Morgan and see what tasks he has in store. After downloading the app, start your activity at the Aegidienkirche and continue to the State Theater, and the Leineschloss. Meet historical figures along the way, including the Göttinger Seven. Enjoy the freedom to pause and resume the game whenever you want. Try it alone or challenge yourself by competing against friends or family to complete the game first.

Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial: Guided Private Tour

9. Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial: Guided Private Tour

This private tour with a vehicle takes you to the memorial site at Neuengamme – one of the largest networks of concentration camps in the north of Nazi Germany – to witness the crimes of National Socialism. You will begin with a pick-up at a location of your choice in Hamburg, where you will be picked up by a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. You will then be brought to the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial for a private guided tour. Established in 1938 by the SS as a satellite to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp outside Berlin, Neuengamme would become the nucleus of a network of 85 sub-camps aimed at exploiting racial and political enemies of the Nazi regime and prisoners of war for forced labour. Brutality, starvation, and dehumanisation were daily routine for prisoners, many of whom were subjected to medical experiments. Over 40,000 people died in Neuengamme, or on death marches as the camp and its satellites were evacuated in 1945 after prisoner ships were destroyed by Allied bombing raids.  Starting in the main camp you will visit the Former Prisoners’ Barracks, the SS Guardhouse and Watchtower, the House of Remembrance, and the main camp exhibition: ‘Traces of History’. You will then visit three of Neuengamme’s preserved satellite camps: Bullenhuser Damm – where SS physician Dr Kurt Heißmeyer conducted tuberculosis experiments on prisoners, most of them children aged between five and twelve; Poppenbüttel, where forced labourers who cleared the streets after Allied bombing raids were imprisoned; and Fuhlsbüttel, the first camp opened in the Neuengamme network. Sites visited in the subcamps include the Rose Garden for the Children of Bullenhuser Damm and the Peace Tree Memorial. As always, your expert guide will provide an in-depth commentary throughout and contextualise all sites visited on the tour. At the end of the day, the driver will bring you back to your hotel in Hamburg

Hannover: Smartphone Outdoor Escape Game

10. Hannover: Smartphone Outdoor Escape Game

Play this outdoor escape game in Hannover and solve a mysterious board game using your smartphone app. Transform into the main character of this board game and feel the adrenaline rush through your body as you solve puzzles and see famous sights as you wander. First, open your confirmation email, which includes your ticket and instructions on how to play the game. Click the link, pick your route to explore Hannover, and don't forget to choose your language. Start your game by clicking on the first task automatically sent to you. Follow the map in the game to guide you to the different stations to solve puzzles while exploring the 13th-largest city in Germany.  Spot famous sites such as the gothic Old Town Hall from the 15th-century, Marktkirche, the Market Church, and many more historical landmarks. Finish your game on a high and become an honorary member of one of the oldest secret societies in the world.

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