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  • Hamburg: Hop-On/ Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour Classic Line

    1. Hamburg: Hop-On/ Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour Classic Line

    Begin your guided sightseeing tour of Hamburg by boarding a wonderful yellow and red double-decker bus. You’ll then drive around the vast Alster Lakes, over the Jungfernstieg, and to the town hall on this hop-on-hop-off tour.  Along your journey, you’ll make 15 stops and have the chance to pause at each location, continuing on with a later bus if you wish. You’ll see many tourist attractions along the way, including St. Michel Church, the court of justice district, the Elbphilharmonie, and the Hafencity. You'll also visit the fish market, St. Pauli Piers, and the beloved St. Georg district as your expert guide provides interesting facts and useful tips along the way. Weather permitting, the roof of the bus will be opened for fantastic city views.

  • Hamburg: City Center and Speicherstadt Walking Tour

    2. 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 pas...

  • Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Private Historical Walking Tour

    3. Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Private Historical Walking Tour

    Start your tour in front of one of Hamburg’s most beautiful architectural marvels, the neo-renaissance town hall. From there, trace the path of the Great Fire of 1842 to see where it all started in the picturesque Deichstrasse, one of the oldest parts of Hamburg to survive the firebombing of the Second World War. Along the way, your expert guide will show you how disaster has shaped the city on the Elbe, from fires to floods, and war to cholera. The fact that Hamburg is still standing might be the most surprising fact you learn on this tour! But don't just focus on doom and gloom. Learn how the great ambitions of Hamburg’s titans of industry, Salomon Heine and Albert Ballin, gave Hamburg the progressive traditions that have seen it thrive not only economically, but socially as well. Finish your tour by the gleaming new Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s stunning new Philharmonic. Visit the bui...

  • Hamburg: City Center Walking Tour

    4. Hamburg: City Center Walking Tour

    Today, Hamburg is known as a modern and busy city, but how did it develop into the modern big city of today? Explore the different epochs of Hamburg’s city history on a sightseeing walking tour. After meeting your guide, embark on a tour of Hamburg’s historical, cultural, and inspiring heart. Known for its canals, Hamburg City Center is home to much more than just these impressive waterways. Discover how history shaped Hamburg’s urban development and pick up expert insight about the neo-Renaissance town hall. Make your way onto other famous landmarks where you’ll have the unique opportunity to ask your knowledgeable guide any burning questions and really get an insight into the city.

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

    5. 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.

  • Hamburg: Guided Tour Through Old Town and City Center

    6. Hamburg: Guided Tour Through Old Town and City Center

    Many sights are located right in the center of Hamburg, which is why this 2-hour guided tour is the perfect way to start your trip, gain knowledge, and orient yourself. This walking tour will be accompanied by a professional and well-versed guide, who will cater the tour based on your interests and wishes.  As you walk around the city, you'll get a comprehensive overview of the highlights of Hamburg such as the Rathaus, Alster, Jungfernstieg, Gänsemarkt, and the Gängeviertel (former slum-quarter). Your guide won't just tell you facts and dates, but also amusing anecdotes from past and present. After this guided tour, you'll be prepared to explore the remainder of the city on your own.

  • Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour

    7. Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour

    Explore the northern German metropolis of Hamburg on foot and learn more about the fascinating stories of Hamburg and its history. Take a guided walk from the lively city center to the waterfront with views of one of the biggest ports in the world. See the famous historic warehouse district, now home to the Spice Museum, the biggest model railway in the world, the Hamburg Dungeon, and more. Experience port facilities dating to the reign of the Kaiser and see how they have been turned into urban quarters. Finally, 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.

  • Hamburg: Private Driving Tour with Local Guide

    8. 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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The city tour on the Line C Classic Line was a great experience. About two years ago I had already done a city tour in Hamburg with another company on a different route and was more than disappointed. The route wasn't nearly as varied as this line. Here I was able to get to know Hamburg in detail, and the trip around the Outer Alster was really great. The bus was clean, almost new, and the comments were made through a voice system. Very good presentation of the sights on the route with a lot of background. The driver was nice too and I felt well chauffeured by him. If you really want to get to know the city you should take this line, I can only recommend this tour. Spontaneously I decided to do a harbor tour and bought a discounted ticket on the bus. After the harbor tour I continued the city tour, everything went fine, the bus arrived on time. Absolute recommendation!

Easy to find the bus stop. There are different lines at the same place. Ask zur bus driver.

The lady has informed us very well and that is very lively and great.