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Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie Guided Walking Tour

1. Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie Guided Walking Tour

Admire the Elbphilharmonie from outside and gain exciting background information about the new Hamburg landmark. Experience the lovingly named 'Elphi' up close with your professional city guide and enjoy the unique view from the Plaza after our tour. Admire the Elbphilharmonie from the quay before you enter on the longest escalator in Europe. Then take a moment to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Hamburg. Learn from your guide about the controversy surrounding the Elbphilharmonie project and hear exciting facts and insider information about the unique acoustics, the use of special materials, the construction costs and the price of an overnight stay in the building.

Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

2. 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: Interactive Crime Theater Tour in German

3. Hamburg: Interactive Crime Theater Tour in German

Discover the most attractive sights of Hamburg on an interactive, improvised crime tour that leads you to the most remote areas of the city. Travel back in time through Hamburg's history and learn more about crimes that were actually committed in the city. Along the way, you will pass secret buildings, streets and squares, as well as the famous landmarks of Hamburg. Immerse yourself in the history of the city and solve your very own criminal case, while you hear stories that reveal everything about the most interesting cases of the past. You will see the park Planten un Bloomen (Low German for "Plants and Flowers") and walk past the Justice Forum and its prison, the Gängeviertel, St. Michael's Church and the Grocers' Apartments, until you reach the harbor of Hamburg. Enjoy a unique city tour that is more like a moving open-air theater with interactive game sections.

Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity 2-Hour Tour

4. Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity 2-Hour Tour

Explore the historical Speicherstadt (warehouse district) and the modern HafenCity on this walking tour through Hamburg. 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.  During the tour through the UNESCO cultural heritage site, the gigantic and worldwide biggest connected depot complex, explore the magical "Fleetschlösschen" and the most frequently photographed motif within the Speicherstadt, the "Wasserschloss". Moreover, stop by the town hall of Speicherstadt and admire its special architecture characterized by its typical neo-Gothic style. At the end, finish the tour at the world-famous Chilehouse in the Kontorhaus district. Gain insider knowledge of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall and hear funny stories from the Speicherstadt.

Hamburg: Speicherstadt and Hafencity Guided Tour

5. 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: U-Boot Museum and Cold War History Private Tour

6. Hamburg: U-Boot Museum and Cold War History Private Tour

"Step inside one of the largest submarines in the world - the Soviet U-434 and learn about its maritime adventures deep under the water! Take a guided tour of the U-Boot Museum, preceded with a war-themed walking tour of the Port of Hamburg to learn about the city’s major industrial role. Your 2-hour adventure begins at the Jan Fedder Promenade, which runs along the busy Elbe harbor. During the 1-hour introductory tour, your Private Guide will share interesting facts about Hamburg’s involvement in war as one of Germany’s most significant industrial centers. Learn about the air raids, codenamed Operation Gomorrah, that devastated much of the city and the harbor and see highlights such as the Landungsbrücken, Pegeltrum (water level tower) and the Elbe Tunnel. The war-themed tour will end at St Pauli Fish Market, where you will find a moored U–434 submarine which now operates as the U-Boot Museum. We provide tickets for a 1-hour guided tour of this monumental Soviet-built warship, during which you will learn about its role in espionage in the waters of the US coast during the Cold War era.Enter the cramped space to explore the crew's living quarters, the officers' mess and the engine and torpedo rooms. Although the submarine had to be ‘demilitarized’ by the Russian navy before it could be turned into the unique museum it is today, much of the interior is in its original state. You will never forget this claustrophobic experience! Choose the 3-hour option to enjoy a convenient round-trip transfer between the meeting point and your Hamburg accommodation. We will organize a private driver and a clean, air-conditioned car for your pickup and drop-off. This solution is perfect for those who do not know the city well and want to avoid using public transport. Make your sightseeing easier!"

Hamburg: Historical Warehouse District and Hafencity Tour

7. Hamburg: Historical Warehouse District and Hafencity Tour

Enjoy the maritime flair and learn about the historic background of the port and the city in general. Learn how Hamburg became the largest metropolis in the European Union that is not a capital. The tour starts at Kehrwiederspitze, right next to the Speicherstadt warehouse district. The first part of the tour will focus on the history of the warehouse complex and its development from the industrial revolution to the 21st century. In 2015, the Speicherstadt was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your well-versed guide will explain what makes it so unique. If possible, you will visit a traditional oriental carpet retailer.  The second part of the tour is dedicated to Hamburg’s newest and most modern district, HafenCity. See Hamburg’s future urbanity at the HafenCity Information Centre, which features a detailed scale model. Explore the urban regeneration project and learn about city building and gentrification. Hear about the political, social, and economic aspects of the project. Finish the tour in front of the Elbe Philharmonic and hear comprehensive information about this new landmark of Hamburg.

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

8. 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: Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

9. Hamburg: Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

This tour takes you on a discovery of Hamburg’s maritime highlights. Your adventure begins in the Speicherstadt (warehouse district), where you can learn all about tea, coffee, and oriental rugs as well as visit the most popular photo spot in the city. You’ll continue on to the traditional ship harbor, the Marco Polo Tower, and the Cruise Center HafenCity. Experience the largest seaport in Germany up close and from a unique perspective. In an entertaining way you’ll discover how much the Elbe Philharmonic Hall cost. Hear stories about who stole Klaus Störtebeker’s skull and how the Speicherstadt emerged. Your friendly guide will be happy to answer any of your questions along the tour from the Speicherstadt to the new HafenCity. At the end of the tour you’ll be left with memories of unforgettable moments and unique panoramic views of the Elbe River and the harbor.

Hamburg: Private 75-Minute Tour of St. Pauli

10. Hamburg: Private 75-Minute Tour of St. Pauli

Explore Germany’s most famous red light district on this tour through St. Pauli in Hamburg. Learn more about the sailors and call girls who are traditionally associated with St. Pauli. Aside from the usual clichés, discover how a residential area is integrated into the district and the rules it follows. The tour starts at Millerntorplatz by the beginning of the Reeperbahn, and takes you to the harbor side. Here you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Port of Hamburg. Follow in the footsteps of sailors to Davidstrasse and the Reeperbahn, where you’ll learn about the background of prostitution. Next, visit Hans-Albers-Platz and the Grosse Freiheit. At the end of the tour you’ll reach the original fish shop "Kleine Haie, Grosse Fische" (Small Sharks, Big Fish), where you can taste a typical fish sandwich.

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It was a very interesting tour with a very personable guide who explained everything to us very clearly and comprehensively. Thank you for this beautiful experience. I would book this tour again at any time

Unser Guide (Karin) war sehr engagiert und hat uns toll geführt. Viele Hintergrundinfos und interessante Geschichten gehört. Sehr kurzweilige Führung.

It was fun and lot of learning experience. Got to know a lot of interesting information.

Tolle Tour, :) informativ, interessant gestaltet. Gerne wieder

Individual guided tour with a very knowledgeable guide!