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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.

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Speicherstadt: Walking Tour with Elbphilharmonie Plaza Entry Ticket

2. Speicherstadt: Walking Tour with Elbphilharmonie Plaza Entry Ticket

Explore 2 of Hamburg's more famous areas during a guided walking tour of the former warehouse district, Speicherstadt, and the modern HafenCity. Best of all, gain access to the famous Elbphilharmonie. Hear all about why the warehouse district was built in the 1800s and how it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. Compare what you see in front of you with your guide’s historical photos to get a feel of what it was like in times gone by. After your guide drops you at the Plaza and introduces you to the Elbphilharmonie, enter the exquisite building by the water. Discover the building's interior and get up close with its modern glass architecture. Plus, don’t miss the breathtaking views over the harbor and HafenCity.

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Hamburg: City Center and Speicherstadt Bike Tour

3. Hamburg: City Center and Speicherstadt Bike Tour

Set off on a discovery tour of Hamburg and immerse yourself in the city’s most iconic landmarks and districts. Your guide will explain the history behind the harbor city and the tales behind all the impressive sights. You’ll travel through the Speicherstadt, a UNESCO world heritage site in the east of the city. While here, admire the unique 19th-century brick architecture which sits on millions of oak poles within the waterways. As you take in all the pretty canals, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re in Venice. Hamburg is a very flat city which means it’s perfect for cyclists of all ages and riding abilities.

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Hamburg: HafenCity Food Walking Tour with Elbphilharmonie Plaza Entry

4. Hamburg: HafenCity Food Walking Tour with Elbphilharmonie Plaza Entry

Take a tour of the most spectacular foodie spots in the HafenCity and Speicherstadt and indulge in 5 delicious snacks. Whiz up to the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie and soak in the unparalleled views. After meeting your trusty guide, set off on this unique walking tour. You’ll visit the Speicherstadt, a historic warehouse complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and listen to exciting stories. Discover HafenCity, the largest inner-city construction project in Europe. Join a local guide who knows all about the area and provides you with exciting anecdotes and historical information. Then, ride on Germany’s longest freestanding escalator and head to the Elbphilharmonie’s plaza for a panoramic view of the harbor and the city. Learn about the architecture and acoustics of the halls from your guide without physically going inside. As you journey from place to place, take the chance to try different appetizers in various special locations from traditional German delicacies to contemporary flavors.

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Hamburg by Boat: 1-Hour Hanseatic Tour

5. Hamburg by Boat: 1-Hour Hanseatic Tour

Admire the most beautiful side of Hamburg's harbor during a 1-hour 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, 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.

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Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Private Walking Tour

6. 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.

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Hamburg: HafenCity Food Walking Tour

7. Hamburg: HafenCity Food Walking Tour

Start your tour at Überseequartier in the heart of the futuristic HafenCity. Taste your first delicacy and continue through the largest inner-city construction project in Europe. Join a local guide who knows all about the area and provides you with exciting anecdotes and historical information. Move on to Speicherstadt, whose 130-year-old brick buildings once formed the largest warehouse complex in the world, now UNESCO-listed. See the contrast between the steel, concrete, and glass of HafenCity and the Speicherstadt's red-brick historic bridges and narrow canals. See the modern exterior of the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg's most popular attraction and one of the highlights of your tour.

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

8. 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.

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Hamburg: City Center and Speicherstadt Walking Tour

9. Hamburg: City Center and Speicherstadt Walking Tour

Explore the northern German metropolis of Hamburg on foot and learn more about the fascinating stories of the city and its history. With a trusty guide, discover the HafenCity district, a growing area of novel inner-city architecture and public spaces on the Elbe. Admire the fascinating Elbphilharmonie and impressive harbor vistas. As Europe’s second biggest port, Hamburg has always been open to adventurers and travelers from around the world. You’ll also visit the UNESCO-listed warehouse district called Speicherstadt, which translates from German to ‘City of Warehouses’. Spend some time admiring its unique charm and listen to facts about the largest warehouse district in the world to be built on timber pile foundations. Tour the city center, home to the beautiful town hall. Here the architecture and the symbolism of the sculptures will tell you a lot about Hamburg's tradition and past history.

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Hamburg: Walking Tour for School Groups

10. 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. 

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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.

A wonderful experience. We received a lot of information with clear language and an authentic manner. The 2 hours went by in a flash. Thanks to Hannes! The 4 Köhlers from Pirna!

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.

Very entertaining and informative tour with interesting views