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  • Hamburg: Downtown, Alster & Alternative Areas Bike Tour

    1. Hamburg: Downtown, Alster & Alternative Areas Bike Tour

    Discover the contrasts of Hamburg on an exciting bike tour through the Hanseatic city. The tour convenes at Dammtor, just 10 minutes from the bike shop. After you have chosen a suitable bike for yourself, ride towards Sternschanze, through the historical neighborhood of Schröderstift, Sternschanzenpark, and the actual district with its alternative cultural activities. Continue on along Hafenstrasse in St. Pauli through the Portuguese quarter to Neustadt. Find out more about the project of the artist cooperative “Komm in de Gänge” and pass through the sophisticated boutique scenery along the Inner Alster Lake. Visit the Kontorhaus district from the 1920s and visit the “Münzviertel” in Hammerbrook, a representative case for the discussion on socially responsible city use. Ride on to St. Georg, where you will find contrasts of multicultural life. The route takes you on to the Inner Alster...

    The tour was fun and is recommended to get a fast overview of the city and see the alleys where you usually do not come. The guide was energetic, but not very knowledgeable about history or architecture, and did speak only moderate english.

  • Sailing Sight Seeing Tour (1.5hr) on Aussenalster in Hamburg

    2. Sailing Sight Seeing Tour (1.5hr) on Aussenalster in Hamburg

    The crew will welcome you aboard the sailing ship for your private cruise on the Alster River in Hamburg. Under the guidance of your experienced skipper you’ll enjoy, explore, and experience Hamburg from the water. Experience a fantastic sailing trip with a unique maritime flair in the heart of Hamburg. The skipper can customize the tour to suit your interests. You can decide how much time you want to allot to water sports, entertainment, and information. Discover a pirate treasure at the top of a church tower, a bridge named after a U.S. president, the White House in Hamburg, a seamen’s church far away from the harbor, and a mosque far away from the Islamic world. This and much more awaits you on the tour!

  • Hamburg 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    3. Hamburg 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    Explore Hamburg on this 3.5-hour bike tour. From the Reeperbahn to the Alster River – experience the charm of this port city. The tour begins at the office in St. Pauli. From here you ride through Heiligengeistfeld to the Outer Alster Lake and the Inner Alster Lake. Ride past the Town Hall, the Speicherstadt, HafenCity, and St. Michael's Church. Back in St. Pauli, you head to the piers and the world-famous Reeperbahn. You make a stop at each attraction, where you’ll discover interesting facts and information from your guide, take photos, and ask questions. During the tour you’ll have a coffee break, where you can soak up the atmosphere of the city. Hamburg is very flat and the ride is easy going. This tour is therefore suitable for all ages and riding abilities.

    Einfach super! Sehr gut organisiert und extrem nett und freundlich durchgeführt.

  • Highlights of Hamburg: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    4. Highlights of Hamburg: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

    Set off on a discovery tour of Hamburg and immerse yourself in the past and present of the city on this guided bike tour. Follow in the footsteps of merchants, experience the vibrant city, and see what course Hamburg has embarked on for the future. Ride along the Alster, see the hustle and bustle at Jungfernstieg, admire the Town Hall, and take a look at the famous St. Michael’s Church. “Hamburg then and now” is the motto of this tour. After this compact bike tour, get to know how the Hamburg locals tick and why they love their city so much and get many great insider tips along the way.

    Die Tour hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Es wurde viel Wissenswertes erzählt, ohne dass man dabei mit Informationen überladen wurde. Auch die Route war sehr schön gewählt, sodass man auch Ecken etwas abseits der Innenstadt kennenlernen konnte. Ich würde die Tour auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen!

  • Hamburg: Bike Tour of the Speicherstadt & Old Harbor

    5. Hamburg: Bike Tour of the Speicherstadt & Old Harbor

    Enjoy a tour of the old docks by bicycle in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Experience a multi-faceted excursion over the Alster to the Chilehaus, through the Speicherstadt in the east and over to the Elbquartier.  Enjoy a visit to the German Greenpeace Center, then travel further over the Baakenbrücke into the Baaken Harbor. Take in a panoramic view of the Freihafenbrücke, then ride along the Moldau Harbor to the Hafen Museum in Hamburg. Immerse yourself in the maritime atmosphere as you pause for a coffee, before continuing over the Argentinienbrücke and the Steinwerder district, through the old Elbe Tunnel, then back to St. Pauli.

  • Hamburg: Old Town Walking Tour - Town Hall to Speicherstadt

    6. Hamburg: Old Town Walking Tour - Town Hall to Speicherstadt

    Get insight into Hamburg, its history and its locals during this fascinating city tour. Start your tour at the beautiful town hall, where the architecture and the symbolism of the sculptures will tell you a lot about Hamburg's traditions, as well as the self-awareness of its inhabitants. Continue to the St. Petri Church, the oldest church building in the city, and walk to the Cathedral Square, where the city was once founded with the castle known as Hammaburg. Listen to stories about people called 'Pfeffersäcke' and 'Insassen,' who transformed the castle into a city. Hear about the Vikings and the old traditions of the beer brewers, who helped make a rising city out of Hamburg. Cross the Trost Bridge and continue to the Port of Hamburg. Pass splendid historical office buildings, beautiful canals, and the ruins of the St. Nikolai Church. At the end of your tour, visit the warehouse dist...

  • Hamburg: 3-Hour Bike Tour around the Outer Alster Lake

    7. Hamburg: 3-Hour Bike Tour around the Outer Alster Lake

    Discover the elegant neighborhoods around the Outer Alster Lake by bike and experience the unique charm of the Hamburg. Ride along the Alster shoreline, over beautiful old bridges, through green parks, and past imposing city villas with impressive waterfront properties. You will also see the enchanting Blue Mosque and have the chance to enjoy the stunning views of Hamburg’s old and new towns. Toward the end of the tour you will reach St. Georg and follow the footsteps of Hans Albers. Experience a bizarre microcosm of different lifestyles on the Lange Reihe, Hansaplatz, and Steindamm. You will make frequent stops along the way to learn more about the history and hear interesting facts.

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What people are saying about Alster Lake

Our private sailing tour with Henry on the Outer Alster was an all-round worthwhile experience! Henry gave us a professional and confident - but above all, a very personable impression at all times. And not only during the journey, but also when booking. He brought us the city even closer with a lot of helpful and extensive information. We were therefore able to absolutely enjoy the fantastic view around the Alster. A direct hit in every respect that we would be happy to recommend. It was fun, thank you very much, Henry!

Be ready to hustle and keep up. Make sure to ask the pace of the tour. Guide is great. Just need to make sure all are included. I understand you cannot wait for the one but let us know up front the pace. Highly recommend this company just make sure your ready and ask. Thank you to the guide from Australia. Sorry I cannot remember your name.

Great city tour by Ilke! She had great knowledge and was quite funny, cycling around the city was very fun!

I made the Tour with Philipp who is a good guide and showed me the highlights of Hambourg.

Probably best way in 3 hours to see central Hamburg