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Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Walking Tour

1. Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Walking Tour

With a friendly and informative guide, dive into the world of the Port of Hamburg. This tour takes you on a discovery of Hamburg’s maritime highlights. Witness many of the city's most architecturally stunning landmarks including the Elbphilharmonie and other historically important locations on this fun and informative tour. Wander to the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) and discover interesting facts about its origin and how it is used today. The Speicherstadt achieved worldwide recognition in the 19th century as a trading center, with spices, coffee, and oriental carpets as some of the most important products. Many interesting museums are located here, such as the Speicherstadt Museum and the Spice Museum, as well as the Miniatur Wunderland and the Hamburg Dungeon. Stroll through the modern HafenCity, Hamburg’s newest and most contemporary district. Explore how Hafencity is a project of urban regeneration and learn about its architecture from a unique perspective.

St. Michael’s, Elbe Tunnel & Harbor 2-Hour Hamburg Tour

2. St. Michael’s, Elbe Tunnel & Harbor 2-Hour Hamburg Tour

On this interesting tour you get to see 3 of the most fascinating sights in Hamburg: St. Michael’s Church, the Old Elbe Tunnel, and the harbor. St. Michael’s Church is lovingly called “Michel” by the Hamburg residents and is the youngest of the 5 main churches in the city. Admire the 5 organs, the largest clock tower in Germany, and the impressive bell tower. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the observation deck, which you can access by walking or by lift. Check out the widow homes from the 17th century behind the church in the Krayenkamp, the last remaining examples of typical courtyards buildings around courtyards in Hamburg. You then walk through the Portuguese quarter in the direction of the landing stages. Here you can see the two ships by the shore: Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego. While the hustle and bustle of the landing stages invites you to linger for a while, you continue on to the Old Elbe Tunnel. Climb up the stairs in the over 100-year old construction or take the elevator. Depending on the time remaining, you’ll go under the River Elbe to Steinwerder, where you can enjoy the wonderful panoramic view over the city of Hamburg.

Hamburg: Guided Tour of St. Michael's Church

3. Hamburg: Guided Tour of St. Michael's Church

Join a guided tour of the eye-catching St. Michael's Church, emblematic of the Hamburg skyline with its impressive 132 meter tall bell tower, to see both the grand features and the hidden architectural intricacies that most miss. Explore the baroque church as you learn about the its interesting history and hear stories about the legendary crypt.  Enter the striking church, with room for 2,500 persons to be seated, with your guide who will proceed to show you architectural details, playful frescoes, the gigantic hands of Germany's largest tower clock and the country's largest organ.  Hear stories about the turbulent times St Michael's Church has been through. St. Michaelis was built as early as the middle of the 17th century. It was destroyed again and again by numerous wars and accidents and was subsequently rebuilt. Listen to other stories about the famous personalities who intimately connected to the building, such as the former chancellor Helmut Schmidt. Please note that a visit to the crypt or climbing the tower are not included in this activity. Based on availability, you may be able to book these additional experiences at the location directly.

Hamburg: Run Down the Side of Motel One Hamburg-Aster Ticket

4. Hamburg: Run Down the Side of Motel One Hamburg-Aster Ticket

Feel the thrill of running 60 meters down the side of the 'Motel One Hamburg-Alster' in the center of Hamburg. Run confidently with high-quality equipment and the assistance of well-trained staff.  Register at the hotel's front desk and get set up with your well-maintained gear. Take the elevator to the top of the hotel. Once on the roof, you can enjoy the magnificent view over Hamburg. Meet the staff that will gently talk you through the steps. Go through an equipment check to ensure you are ready to go. Feel the exhilaration of tipping over the edge and let your heart pound as you make the 60 meter descent.

Lübeck from Hamburg 1-Day Private Trip by Train

5. Lübeck from Hamburg 1-Day Private Trip by Train

Take a short train journey from Hamburg to the charismatic Lübeck to experience life in a medieval town, admire the iconic red brick buildings, and discover the most important world heritage sites. Includes round-trip train tickets and Private Guide in Lübeck. Immerse yourself in the history, cultural heritage and legends of medieval Germany! Choose the 6-hour option to discover the highlights of Lübeck, which is less than an hour away from Hamburg. For your convenience, round-trip train tickets are included so you can easily join a Local Guide at the Lübeck’s train station for a walking tour of this historic city. The first major highlight will be the Holsten Gate (Holstentor Museum), a unique Brick Gothic construction of the city’s medieval fortification that houses Lübeck’s history museum. Inside you will find antique ship models, suits of armor, weapons and other artifacts related to commerce, power, and wealth. Walking through the narrow medieval streets of Lübeck’s Old Town, you will quickly get a feeling as if you're lost in time. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Market Square and admire the medieval bricks and towers of St Peter’s Church, St Catherine's Church and St Jacob Church. Learn the fascinating history of the precursor of modern hospitals, the Heiligen-Geist-Hospital. Another point of interest will be the elegant Gothic Church of St Mary. Inside, you will be astonished by the gravity-defying high ceiling, a unique wall clock, and a bell that fell from the tower, hit the floor and was left there for everyone to admire. At the end of sightseeing, your Private Guide will escort you to the train station, where you will board the return train to Hamburg. Choose the 7-hour option to book private car transfers between the train station and your accommodation in Hamburg. This option includes pickup and drop-off in a private vehicle to make it easier for you to get to the station on time for your train. Save time and effort by booking private transport in advance.

Hamburg: Private 3-Hour Guided Car Tour

6. Hamburg: Private 3-Hour Guided Car Tour

Discover the best of Hamburg on this tour designed especially for first-time visitors. After getting picked up from your hotel, explore the city center with its beautiful town hall adorned with sculptures and emblems. Continue with a ride around the elegant Alster-Lakes to see classical villas and luxury sailing boats and swans to the right before passing through Stadtpark, the city's green heart.  Continue with a journey through the economic center of the city, starting by entering the "Gateway to the world" at Speicherstadt. Next, head to HafenCity, a huge innercity development area known for its modern architecture and the iconic Elbphilharmony concert hall. Continuing with the theme of music, head to St. Michaels church where you can admire 4 organs and a fantastic sound.  Later, head to the notorious nightlife center and red-light district, Reeperbahn. Learn all about how the Beetles started their careers at one of the clubs in the area and discover which other famous bands frequent the area. Next, head to Elbchaussee, one of the most beautiful streets in town. Following the course of the River Elbe, admire classical country houses, parks, and panoramic views. Finish your tour with a ride over the cable bridge for an overview of Europe's 3rd-largest port.

Hamburg: Private Driving Tour with Local Guide

7. 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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We were delayed due to bad weather. Since the guide had already contacted us beforehand (for information and to arrange the meeting point), we were able to tell her this. She was kind enough to wait for us. She did a very interesting and detailed tour in and around St. Michael, without rushing, with a lot of time. She was very well read, so that even those in our group who had often been to Hamburg could learn new things. We can highly recommend this excursion and even more so this guide.

We accidentally booked the guided tour, but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our Hamburg trip. The extremely competent and friendly tour guide Gundula gave us an exciting insight into the history of one of the most famous landmarks in Hamburg - the tour was also individually tailored to us due to the small number of participants, which gave us a very special experience. We had a great time and now we know a lot more about Hamburger Michel :)

Brilliant tour guide, very informative!

The guide we had was fantastic. It was only me and my boyfriend and the guide for the entire thing so we were very fortunate. The guide was really lovely, pointing out cafes, restaurants and bars that we could go and visit whilst staying in Hamburg. All in all is was a great two hours!

Highly recommended! Very informative, interesting tour.