Deichstrasse, Hamburg

Deichstrasse, Hamburg

Deichstrasse, Hamburg: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hamburg: Hamburg City Card with Free Public Transportation

1. Hamburg: Hamburg City Card with Free Public Transportation

Discover more and pay less with a Hamburg city card. Enjoy free public transportation (HVV) in the entire greater Hamburg area and up to 50% off over 150 sights, including all the museums. Whether you're visiting for a few hours or a few days, explore Hamburg at your leisure at affordable prices. Print the PDF attached to your voucher or validate your card on the free "Hamburg - Erleben & Sparen" app. Then, show your card when buying tickets or traveling on the HVV network. Download the app for a travel guide to Hamburg and information about all the discounts and sights included in your card. Save time by booking discounted sights in advance (depending on the partners' site). Enjoy free travel by bus and train (HVV), at any time of day, including:• Harbor ferries including Route 62 Landungsbrücken - Finkenwerder • Free city tour: Bus Route 111 HafenCity - Landungsbrücken - Altona Benefit from up to 50% discount on more than 150 sights, attractions, city tours, and museums, including:• Sightseeing tours and museums • Musicals and theater shows (for remaining tickets at regular box office performances) • Harbor and Alster river cruises and city tours Some advantages at a glance:• 15% discount "Dialogue in Silence" (please book in advance) • 20% discount on Hamburg town hall • 28% discount on Comedy tour (in German, free for children under 15) • up to 14% discount on different Bus sightseeing tours • 20% discount on Pedicab Pedalo Tours • Up to 17% discount Verein Alsterdampfschifffahrt: some Alster cruises • Up to 28% discount on Harbor Cruises • 25% discount Police Museum • 50% discount Archaeological Museum of Hamburg • 15% discount Night Watchman Tour (in German) • Up to 25% discount St. Michael's Tower: tower, viewing platform, crypt • 27% discount on Hamburg Dungeon • 15% discount Ratsherren brewery tour • 20% discount Speicherstadt Museum

Hamburg: Magic of Hamburg for Magic and Harry Potter Fans

2. Hamburg: Magic of Hamburg for Magic and Harry Potter Fans

Discover the hidden gems of Hamburg on a guided Tour for Harry Potter and Magic Fans. Learn fun facts about the mystical creatures scattered across the city, as you admire notable landmarks like the St. Nicholas' Church, Deichstraße, and Alsterarkaden. Meet your guide outside the impressive Town Hall and embark on your guided walking tour through the city center. Take in the views of the Elbe River at Alsterarkaden and stroll down the Jungfernstieg promenade. Admire the picturesque buildings of Deichstraße, the oldest street in the Old Town area. See what remains of the St. Nicholas' Church, the second-tallest structure in the city. Head off the beaten track and discover the secret corners of Hamburg that only locals know about, and test your knowledge of Harry Potter along the way. Learn about the fascinating history of the city and mysterious local legends.

Hamburg: Guided Port Walk for Families

3. Hamburg: Guided Port Walk for Families

Throughout this tour you will receive the answers to your questions about Hamburg’s port, such as why are the merchants’ houses standing in the water? What is inside the famous warehouses in the Speicherstadt? How do the huge ships get into a dry-dock? And what is an “English closet”? Explore Hamburg’s waterfront on foot and by ferry and hear fascinating stories of merchants and pirates, spices and goods from all over the world, and of old ships and modern container vessels. Take a guided walk along the canals and waterways of the historic port area in the Speicherstadt and Hafencity, as well as in the historic Deichstraße. You can also see the famous Elbphilharmonie and the Landungsbrücken and enjoy impressive harbor vistas. Throughout your tour you will be able to enjoy the maritime atmosphere along the canals and the river Elbe, taking in stunning views along the way.

From Kiel: All-in-One Hamburg Shore Excursion

4. From Kiel: All-in-One Hamburg Shore Excursion

If you are travelling on a cruise ship to the port of Kiel and have only one day on shore, let us take you on a fascinating, all-encompassing journey to Hamburg! Hamburg is second largest city in Germany after Berlin and it is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in Europe. It became a well-known tourist destination due to its wild, red light district but is now attracting a more discerning clientele with its modern architecture in the form of the Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt, and the Hafencity, not to mention the canals, Alster, stunning Rathaus and high end shopping. This shore excursion is adjusted to each ship’s docking times and starts promptly after your vessel’s arrival, returning with plenty of time to spare before its departure. Our expert team has been organizing these tours for nearly a decade. We have never missed a cruise ship’s departure and imparted our knowledge and enthusiasm for our unique and beautiful city to thousands of satisfied passengers!

Hamburg: City Tour by Bike with Elbphilharmonie

5. Hamburg: City Tour by Bike with Elbphilharmonie

Start your interesting bike tour through Hamburg at the picturesque district Rotherbaum and drive along the Außenalster to the Binnenalster. Here you are greeted by the panorama of the old and new town. Make your way through the Gängeviertel of the new town and the preserved working-class district of the 18th-century, which nowadays hosts the art scene. Here you can find the memorial stone of the birthplace of Johannes Brahms. Passing the urban new town you drive across Fleet-Island, the former harbor, following the tracks of the great fire of 1842 to today's modern city. Discover Neuer Wall with its passages and countless designer shops and enjoy the metropolitan flair. Drive along the Deichstraße, the origin of port operations of Alt-Hamburg, to the famous Speicherstadt. Here, the UNESCO world heritage site, with its unique massive brick architecture from the 19th-century, sits on millions of oak poles within the waterways that are called Fleete.  Then make your way through the postmodern HafenCity, the former harbor area. Discover the 110-meter-high controversial Elbphilharmonie. Finally, follow a path across the new flood protection system offering splendid views of the mighty Elbphilharmonie from below. Drive through the utopic-like publishing building made of steel, located at Baumwall, and pass St. Michael's Church. Follow the historic Peterstraße with the Brahms- and Telemann Museum. After 3 hours, you finally reach the starting point of the tour passing the exhibition halls.

Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour

6. 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.

The Kiez-Captain Hamburg city tour & Speicherstadt tour

7. The Kiez-Captain Hamburg city tour & Speicherstadt tour

The city tour through the Hanseatic city between the Alster and the Elbphilharmonie 1200 years of exciting Hamburg history with the Alster, town hall, UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt, Hafencity and the new Elbphilharmonie concert hall Find out more about the great Hamburg fire of 1842 Hear stories of the Great Hamburg Flood of 1962 Get information about a poodle on the roof and Hamburg's seafaring history Learn more about the destruction of Hamburg in the World War at the St. Nikolai Memorial Hear the history of seafaring between Hans Albers and the old and new port on the Elbe

Hamburg: Speicherstadt & HafenCity 2-Hour Walking Tour

8. Hamburg: Speicherstadt & HafenCity 2-Hour Walking Tour

Explore Hamburg on a 2-hour walking tour through the historic Speicherstadt (warehouse district) and the modern HafenCity. You begin the tour at the Rödingsmarkt metro station and cross over the Binnenhafenbrücke after taking a look at the 17th century houses on the Deichstraße. Stroll along the former Zollkanal with fantastic insights into the canals through the Speicherstadt. Discover interesting facts about the origins of this unique warehouse complex. Find out what jobs were available in past times, how products are transported into the building nowadays, why there are no floors, and why only the buildings in the east have round towers. You then cross over the Brooktorkai and join the 21st century. Between glass buildings in modern designs, there are several listed buildings to admire such as the Kaispeicher B (quay warehouse B) with the Maritime Museum, and the Port Authority on Überseeboulevard. Marvel at the highest schoolyard in Hamburg and the unique Elbe Philharmonic Hall at the Coffee Plaza. Enjoy the views from the Unilever building over the harbour and hopefully a large cruise ship.

Hamburg: Private - Town Hall, Speicherstadt, Elbphilharmonie

9. Hamburg: Private - Town Hall, Speicherstadt, Elbphilharmonie

Embark on a captivating private Hamburg city tour, a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the essence of our city. Crafted years ago and continually refined, this tour promises to provide you with the ultimate Hamburg experience. Our journey commences in front of the city hall, a neo-renaissance marvel showcasing Hamburg's historical opulence. The intricate architecture, a testament to the city's wealth, unfolds a fascinating narrative. As we traverse the grand entrance hall, delving into the Hamburg government's customs, we stand before a fountain adorned with mystic statues, each with its own intriguing story. The city hall and former stock market, entwined in history, stand opposite each other; today, the building accomodates the chamber of commerce. A short stroll leads us to the remnants of Hamburg's first port, Nicolaifleet from the 12th century. Nearby, the ruins of St. Nikolai church, a poignant memorial to World War II's impact on Western Europe, captivate visitors. Our path then reveals historic, protected merchants' residences on Deichstrasse, preserving the 17th-century charm spared from WWII destruction. Standing on a floating bridge, glimpse Nicolaifleet, unless it's low tide. Explore charming sights, with opportunities to dine, savor ice cream, or indulge in whiskey tastings along the street. Our adventure takes a leap into the 19th-century warehouse district, now a Unesco World Heritage site known as Speicherstadt. Here, we may visit a coffee roastery amid red brick warehouses that once housed goods delivered by flat ships. Our journey through the centuries concludes in the 21st century with HafenCity, Europe's pivotal city planning project. Witness modern city planning and state-of-the-art architecture before the tour culminates at its pinnacle – the spectacular Elbphilharmonie, inaugurated in 2017 and hosting concerts with the world's foremost musicians. Immerse yourself in Hamburg's rich tapestry, where history seamlessly blends with contemporary marvels.

Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Private Historical Walking Tour

10. 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 building for free after the tour, or continue your Hamburg adventure in any number of cafes and restaurants with a view over the harbor.

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4.6
(2,232 reviews)

A nice way to discover the city in a more relaxed way than a normal city tour. It wasn't just about Harry Potter, but also partly about the history of Hamburg. We also got good recommendations about what else we could do or where we could go for dinner. For us it was definitely worth it!

Good mix of facts about HH and great insider tips thanks to the HP focus. My favorite: the "Ministry of Magic."

Super interesting tour! Even people from Hamburg discovered something new. We had a lot of fun. (K. 11, M. 36, J. 45)

We had a truly magical tour and recommend it to any Harry Potter fan! Thank you again.

Harry Potter related, very varied and still a lot of interesting facts about Hamburg