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  • Hamburg: City Center and Speicherstadt Walking Tour

    1. 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 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    2. 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.

  • Hamburg: Alster Lake and Alternative Sights Bike Tour

    3. Hamburg: Alster Lake and Alternative Sights Bike Tour

    Ride along the Alster shoreline, over beautiful old bridges, through green parks, and into unique neighborhoods on this guided cycle. Hop onto your bike and get ready to explore the less known side of Hamburg. Your guide will lead the way and take you to see some of the city’s most intriguing suburbs. You’ll get to know Hamburg’s alternative and artistic scene as you pedal through some of its creative districts. On the ride, you’ll also pass through scenic and serene landscapes such as green parks and the famous Alster Lake.

  • Hamburg Center: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Tour

    4. Hamburg Center: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Tour

    Discover the city center of Hamburg during this interactive scavenger hunt game played on your smartphone. Learn interesting facts, solve questions, gain points, and see how you place on the regional league table. Get to know Hamburg city hall and the famous Jungfernstieg with the Binnenalster Lake, and more. Learn about the city including its development and history. Discover historical places as well as must-see sights and hot spots away from the usual tourist paths. For each solved question or task, receive 10 safari points. If you need a hint to solve the question, you only get 5 safari points. At the end of the game, your safari points will be added. The higher your score, the higher your placement in the safari regional league table.

  • Hamburg: City Center Walking Tour

    5. 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.

  • 1-Day Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of Hamburg

    6. 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 ...

    We thoroughly enjoyed our day on the hop-on hop-off bus in Hamburg and found that we could see much more of the city than we would have under our own steam. It also helped to have an English commentary and we found out quite of lot of information about Hamburg than we previously knew.

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

    7. 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

    8. 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: Old Town Walking Tour - Town Hall to Speicherstadt

    9. 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: Private 3-Hour Guided Car Tour

    10. Hamburg: Private 3-Hour Guided Car Tour

    Discover the best of Hamburg on this tour designed especially for first-time visitors. After getting picked up from your hotel, explore the city center with its beautiful town hall adorned with sculptures and emblems. Continue with a ride around the elegant Alster-Lakes to see classical villas and luxury sailing boats and swans to the right before passing through Stadtpark, the city's green heart.  Continue with a journey through the economic center of the city, starting by entering the "Gateway to the world" at Speicherstadt. Next, head to HafenCity, a huge innercity development area known for its modern architecture and the iconic Elbphilharmony concert hall. Continuing with the theme of music, head to St. Michaels church where you can admire 4 organs and a fantastic sound.  Later, head to the notorious nightlife center and red-light district, Reeperbahn. Learn all about how the Beet...

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What people are saying about Alster Lake

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 40 reviews

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!

Well organized, good bikes, knowledgeable and entertaining guide with experience from 500 guided tours

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