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Hamburg: Speicherstadt and Hafencity Guided Tour

1. 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: Speicherstadt and HafenCity 2-Hour Tour

2. 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 the Speicherstadt and admire its special architecture characterized by its typical neo-Gothic style. At the end, finish the 2-hour tour at the worldwide known Chilehouse in the Kontorhaus district. Gain insider knowledge of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall and hear funny stories from the Speicherstadt.

Hamburg: Scavenger Hunt through the City in German

3. Hamburg: Scavenger Hunt through the City in German

Discover the Hanseatic city of Hamburg in a playful and unusual way with the city game Hamburg. The Route Hamburg City I will lead you to the most famous sights of Hamburg's city center. On your tour, you will see Mönckebergstraße, the town hall with the stock exchange and the old post office. Go past Jungfernstieg with the Alsterhaus as well as the colonnades, before your scavenger hunt ends at "Planten un Blomen". How the city game Hamburg works: You will find 16 sealed and numbered envelopes in the city game box. In these, you find small tasks that need to be solved. Led by the clear and unambiguous directions, you make your way through Hamburg on foot or on your bike. Decipher the riddles to find your way to the next place of interest. The solution of every task gives you the number of the next envelope, you need to open. You do not know in advance, in what order the envelopes of the scavenger hunt must be opened. Detailed background information on the history or even the present-day use of every sight is provided. You decide when you want to start your scavenger hunt through Hamburg and also how long you want to linger at the different stations. Enjoy an enigmatic and exceptional tour and interrupt your scavenger hunt, whenever you feel like it.

Hamburg: Bike Tour of the Speicherstadt & Old Harbor

4. 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: Private 3-Hour Guided Car Tour

5. 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 Beetles started their careers at one of the clubs in the area and discover which other famous bands frequent the area. Next, head to Elbchaussee, one of the most beautiful streets in town. Following the course of the River Elbe, admire classical country houses, parks, and panoramic views. Finish your tour with a ride over the cable bridge for an overview of Europe's 3rd-largest port.

Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Guided Walking Tour

6. Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Guided Walking Tour

Start the tour with a great view of the Kontorhaus District, the former customs canal and take a look to the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. On this exciting tour, learn all about the origin of this unique warehouse complex and the professions that previously. From your guide, hear how the goods still arrive in the buildings and why the buildings in the east have round towers. 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. Next, walk through part of the 157-hectare HafenCity, Europe's largest inner-city development project on the waterfront and discover impressive building projects. The tour ends in front of the Elbphilharmonie. You won't visit the Elbphilharmnoie as part of this tour, but you can visit the viewing platform of the impressive concert hall after the tour has concluded in your own time.

Hamburg: 2-Hour Tour of the Historic Old Town

7. Hamburg: 2-Hour Tour of the Historic Old Town

If you are interested in the history of Hamburg, then this is the perfect tour for you! You will learn interesting facts about the history of the city and simultaneously visit places like the first harbor basin of the Hanseatic city, inaugurated in 1189. In addition to the wealth of information from your professional tour guide, you will also have many fantastic photo opportunities. During the tour you will learn about the largest German underground bunker system, which contains over 700 bunkers – a truly exceptional history. Take a closer look at Hamburg’s first pneumatic post, which was put into operation on 24 October 1864, or the famous promenade on the Mönckebergstraße, affectionately referred to as “Mö” by the locals. Get exciting information about the Great Fire of 1842, which raged for 4 days and destroyed large parts of the old town. Also learn why Hamburg changed its look from narrow streets and passageways with half-timbered houses to a modern commercial city within a short space of time.

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The tour was very interesting and the guide very knowledgeable.