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Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

1. Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

Heide Park Resort is Northern Germany's largest amusement park and offers over 40 attractions, shows, and extraordinary adventures for everyone. From families with children to fearless action fans: depending on age and interest, each guest can choose their individual experience. Experience more than 30 attractions at Heide Park, and enjoy an adventure for the whole family. Children can experience the unique theme world based on DreamWorks' “How to Train Your Dragon," meet Toothless, and become real dragon trainers. Courageous ghost hunters from six years can join the team of the world-famous Ghostbusters in "Ghostbusters," an interactive indoor adventure of the fifth dimension. Roller coaster fans can experience the thrill on seven major rides. Take a flight on Germany's only Wing Coaster, the "Flight of the Demons." Thrillseekers should also not miss a ride on “Colossos – Battle of the Giants” – the fastest wooden coaster in Europe. From September 10-25, Heide Park will celebrate “Oktoberfest” with a traditional Bavarian atmosphere, hearty food, the best beer, and rousing entertainment. Join typical Oktoberfest games and be entertained by live music, show acts, and a lot of fun for the whole family. From October 14-31, enjoy the largest Halloween spectacle in northern Germany. Visit the Medieval market, stroll through the magical forest, find your way through the mazes, and marvel at the illuminated fountains and rides.

Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Tour of the Chocoversum

2. Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Tour of the Chocoversum

This tour takes you on a discovery of Hamburg’s chocolate side. Visit the Chocoversum by Hachez, a museum with an interactive experience in which everything revolves around sweet chocolate. Experts will take you on a 1.5-hour pleasure trip, on which you follow the cocoa beans on their exciting journey from cultivation to the finished chocolate bar. Sample the exquisite delicacies at every stage of production and experience for yourself how the delicate glaze and the fine taste develops to the end product. Follow all of the production steps closely and even create your own chocolate bar to take with you.

Hamburg: Ticket to the Panoptikum Waxworks

3. Hamburg: Ticket to the Panoptikum Waxworks

Discover the fascination between waxworks and reality at the Panoptikum in Hamburg – the oldest waxworks in Germany. Experience the fascinating world of wax, merging reality with fantasy, across 700 square meters. Meet more than 120 personalities from history, art, and politics as well as celebrities and superstars – all lifelike and closely replicated as wax figures. Whether Michael Schumacher, Queen Elizabeth II, Vitali Klitschko, Karl Lagerfeld, or Helmut Schmidt – they're all waiting for you! You can also discover the giant woman Mariedl with a height of 2.27 meters as well as a man with 3 eyes and other extraordinary people. A scary corner and a medical-anatomical cabinet complete the exhibition.

Hamburg: Exciting Scavenger Hunt for Children

4. Hamburg: Exciting Scavenger Hunt for Children

Discover the most famous sights of the Port of Hamburg in a fun way. The starting point for this unique Scavenger Hunt Hamburg will be at Kornhausbrücke in Speicherstadt (Warehouse City). Continue to Fleetschlösschen and the monument to the famous pirate Störtebeker. The Magellan Terraces at the traditional ship harbor will await you with a task, and also offer the perfect opportunity to take a break. The Scavenger Hunt City Tour Hamburg can be paused whenever you feel like it, depending on whether you would like to spend more time at a certain place or take a longer look at a tourist attraction. Continue to Kehrwieder and the museum ships San Diego and Rickmer Rickmers. The exciting Scavenger Hunt City Tour will end at the famous jetties of the Port of Hamburg. The Scavenger Hunt Box contains 8 sealed and numbered envelopes. These contain puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, make your way through the Port of Hamburg. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Each solved puzzle will yield a number that will tell you which envelope to open next. You will not know in advance what order the scavenger hunt city envelopes need to be opened. The envelopes will also contain detailed background information of each attraction, its history, its current use, and much more. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt through Hamburg, and how much time to spend at each location. Take a break from your Scavenger Hunt whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day. Order the Box and enjoy this special sightseeing tour whenever you want.

Reeperbahn: Panik City Udo Lindenberg Multimedia Experience

5. Reeperbahn: Panik City Udo Lindenberg Multimedia Experience

Located on the Reeperbahn, right across from the famous Spielbudenplatz - Panik City awaits. The 90-minute multimedia experience highlights the life's work of famous German musician and artist Udo Lindenberg and invites music fans, technic geeks, adults and children, alike. Take a guided walking tour through the museum which can be described as a beautiful symphony of art, culture, and media. Follow in Udo's footsteps - painting with "likörelle" and recording a hit while also learning about life in GDR and Udo's role as an advocate for social justice. The lines between history and present become blurred, thanks to augmented and virtual reality as you are taken on a colorful journey. The tour starts at café 'Alten Liebe – die Panik Bar', where your guide will greet you and take you inside the museum. During the tour, the guide will instruct you on how to use the technical equipment and guide you through the different stages of this experience. After 90 minutes of history, music, and technology the tour will end at café 'Alten Liebe – die Panik Bar', where you will receive a complimentary alcoholic shot. The tour is perfect for families, music fans and technology enthusiast.

Hamburg: Tickets to Disneys THE LION KING

6. Hamburg: Tickets to Disneys THE LION KING

DISNEY'S THE LION KING will bedazzle you with stunning masks, colorful costumes, original African beats, and some truly memorable pop music by Sir Elton John. This unique experience will begin even before you arrive. As a starting point for a journey into the world of DISNEY'S THE LION KING, there's no better place than St. Pauli Piers. From there, free shuttle boats will be ready to take you directly to the theater's jetty at the port of Hamburg. There is a kind of magic in the air as the curtain rises and the music begins to drift over the crowd. Director Julie Taymor creates an incomparable, spectacular work of art on the stage, based on the most successful Disney animated feature. DISNEY'S THE LION KING has already attracted 60 million viewers worldwide. DISNEY'S THE LION KING comes to life with ingenious creativity as Simba, the Lion King to be, tells a story about fear, happiness, love, responsibility, and ultimately growing up and finding one's own place in the world.

Family Port Tour

7. Family Port Tour

Throughout this tour you will receive the answers to your questions about Hamburg’s port, such as why are the merchants’ houses standing in the water? What is inside the famous warehouses in the Speicherstadt? How do the huge ships get into a dry-dock? And what is an “English closet”? Explore Hamburg’s waterfront on foot and by ferry and hear fascinating stories of merchants and pirates, spices and goods from all over the world, and of old ships and modern container vessels. Take a guided walk along the canals and waterways of the historic port area in the Speicherstadt and Hafencity, as well as in the historic Deichstraße. You can also see the famous Elbphilharmonie and the Landungsbrücken and enjoy impressive harbor vistas. Throughout your tour you will be able to enjoy the maritime atmosphere along the canals and the river Elbe, taking in stunning views along the way.

Hamburg: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Family Ticket

8. Hamburg: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Family Ticket

Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Hamburg to explore the city’s highlights with a family ticket, valid all day long for up to 2 adults and 3 children aged 6 to 14. Hop on and off wherever you want to discover all the sights. Make multiple stops and create your own itinerary for a perfect day of sightseeing. Stop to learn more about the exciting history of the Speicherstadt or visit the Miniatur Wunderland model railway. Visit the famous Reeperbahn, climb the beloved St. Michaelis Church to admire Hamburg from above, or browse the shops along Jungfernstieg. With this family ticket you can experience it all. Bus stops: 1: Kirchenallee/Main station 2: Marco Polo Terraces/HafenCity 3: Kehrwiederspitze (Historic warehouse district) 4: The piers of St. Pauli 5: Reeperbahn 6: St. Pauli Piers/S railway station 7: St. Michaelis Church (Michel) 8: Rathaus/Reesendamm - opposite the town hall 9: Goose Market 10: Town hall/Reesendamm 11: Gerhardt Hauptmann Square 12: Kirchenallee/Main station, east side 13: Wooden dam/Hotel Atlantic 14: Beautiful view/Outer Alster 15: Hotel Alsterperle

1-Day Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of Hamburg

9. 1-Day Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of Hamburg

Get onboard the hop-on hop-off bus and experience an exciting tour of Hamburg. With this 1-day ticket you can get on and off at any of the 14 bus stops and explore the famous sights at your own pace. Alternatively, you can stay seated in the bus and listen to commentary in English, German, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, and Russian with the fantastic international voice system. Start your tour at Hamburg Central Station and enjoy the views of the Alster River along the way. See the Hamburg Rathaus and the beautiful St. Michael’s Church. Travel along Hafenstraße, where the famous fish market is held, and discover the St. Pauli Landing Stages. Admire the historical warehouses of the Speicherstadt that stand in contrast to the modern HafenCity. Bus stops: • Hamburg Central Station/Kirchenallee • Spitalerstraße • Alsterufer • Schöne Aussicht (Mosque) • Schöne Aussicht (Alsterperle) • Hamburg Rathaus • Rödingsmarkt station • St. Michael’s Church • Davidstraße (Reeperbahn) • Hafenstraße (fish market) • St. Pauli Landing Stages • Auf dem Sande (Speicherstadt) • Marco Polo Terraces (HafenCity) • Hamburg Central Station/Spitalerstraße (shopping street)

Hamburg: Ice-Cream Workshop

10. Hamburg: Ice-Cream Workshop

Expand your knowledge about ice-cream and become a specialist. Get insights into the world of ice cream making during this 2-hour workshop.  Make your own ice cream in groups of two and of course taste some of your creations. During the whole workshop, your instructor will be at your disposal with advice and expert tips.  Follow basic recipes, or create your custom ice cream flavor. Benefit from all technical equipment, as well as selected ingredients including vegan/lactose-free options that are provided. Select from a wide range of toppings and sauces.  Choose two scoops of ice cream from the display case and enjoy one hot drink. Children are very welcome at these workshops but need to be accompanied by an adult.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Beautifully presented maritime artifacts and information in extensive and comprehensively themed exhibits. Plan on two to three hours to receive an overview... four to six hours if you intend a fuller immersion. Highly recommended.

I booked a ticket to heide park with a nice discount and didn't queue at the tills. I would say excellent

Everything went according to plan. Breakfast was included and it not overcrowded because we started at 08:00.

Very beautiful. Where to meet the Queen and the Pope in one place.

Very nice clean park. Waiting times were super short.