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Elbphilharmonie Tour without Concert Halls & Harbor Cruise

1. Elbphilharmonie Tour without Concert Halls & Harbor Cruise

See Hamburg's exciting new architectural and cultural landmark, the Elbphilarmonie on a guided walking tour, excluding its concert halls. Then see Hamburg from a different perspective on a boat cruise in the harbor. Enjoy a guided tour of Hamburg's new landmark, the Elbphilharmonie. Learn from your guide about this impressive building. Begin with a tour around the building before riding the world's longest escalator. Then admire great views of Hamburg and the harbor from the Plaza, with interesting commentary from your tour guide. Also included in this tour is an approximately 1-hour harbor boat tour. Travel close to the enormous containerships and admire the Elbphilharmonie from the water. Photograph the building from this unique perspective. If the water level is sufficient, you will also travel through the canals of the Speicherstadt – the Hamburg Warehouse District. The jetty is close to the Elbphilharmonie. Depending on your booked time, you can either visit the Elbphilharmonie first and then take the harbor tour at 11:00, or go on the harbor tour first and then visit the Elbphilharmonie.

Hamburg: Walking Craft Beer Tour in the St. Pauli District

2. Hamburg: Walking Craft Beer Tour in the St. Pauli District

Explore the beer-scene in Hamburg's St. Pauli district on a guided walking tour. Sample 6 tasty beers along the way. Discuss Hamburg's facinating history with your local guide. Meet your guide at the activity provider's centrally-located office and begin your walking adventure in the city that was once known as the brewery of the Hanseatic League. Find out how beer culture has evolved over time in this vibrant district. Head to hot craft beer spots like industrial brick ÜberQuell brewery and quaint old beer pubs like Musikbar Eldorado. Delight your taste buds with a range of refreshing beer samples along the way.

Elphi Tour with Störtebeker Beer

3. Elphi Tour with Störtebeker Beer

Explore the new landmark of Hamburg, the Elbphilharmonie, during a one-hour tour starting at the metro station Baumwall (U-Bahn Station). From here you can already enjoy views of the "Elphi" concert house, known internationally for its special architecture.  Gaze from the plaza over the port of Hamburg and the city itself, and enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere. Listen as your guide shares interesting information about this magnificent concert hall.  At the end of the tour another highlight is waiting for you: enjoy a Störtebeker beer to end the tour in a special way. You are more than welcome to stay here for the rest of the day.

Hamburg Craft Beer Tasting Tour

4. Hamburg Craft Beer Tasting Tour

Explore Hamburg through the history of its beers and brewing traditions on a 3.5-hour tasting tour. Then, go in search of the city’s best beers. The range of beers you will taste is constantly changed according to the seasons and special events. No 2 tours are alike, so even if you’ve done it before, you will get a new perspective on beer. Anything but a pub crawl, the tour covers the traditional beers of Hamburg´s local scene, along with locally crafted beers by micro-breweries that have launched in the last few years. Enjoy quality beers with a twist of individualism, along with beers that have been around since the Middle Ages! Learn 1,000 years of Hamburg´s brewing history. Hear why it got the nickname, “The Brewing House of the Hanseatic League." Discover where the brew came from, and what made it so special to other beers in the region. Try medieval beers, and hear stories of how beer has developed. Investigate what the brewing processes are, and why each beer is tastes different.

Hamburg: Self-Guided Culinary Tour for 2

5. Hamburg: Self-Guided Culinary Tour for 2

Embark on a self-guided culinary tour of Hamburg. Explore the city's food scene at your own pace and visit five fascinating locations. Benefit from vouchers for each of the food and beverage vendors visited and complete a fun quiz for a chance to win a prize. Begin your culinary adventure at Kölln Haferland, a 200-year-old family-run business specializing in oat cereal. Here you'll receive everything you need for your tour, including a map, a recipe that you can shop for along the way, your vouchers, and the list of questions for the quiz. Explore the store and deli at Kölln Haferland and keep your eyes open for clues to the questions. Next, head to one of the most exciting culinary projects in Hamburg, Hobenköök. This innovative store combines a restaurant with an indoor market that sells primarily regional products. See the goods on offer, admire the chic industrial setting and maybe grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Choose from a range of traditional dishes from Hamburg and Northern Germany with a focus on seasonal produce. Can you smell that? Freshly roasted coffee awaits at your next stop, Speicherstadt Kaffeerösterei. Enjoy a delicious pick-me-up in the largest warehouse district in the world and admire the striking red brick buildings that dominate this area. Continue your tour with a visit to the Überquell Brewery, another location that combines eye-catching architecture with the best food and drinks Hamburg has to offer. Enjoy views of the Elbe River and the busy port from the sundeck while you sample the craft beer that this Brewpub is famous for. If you're still hungry, pair your lineup of beers with a Neapolitan-style pizza. End your foodie tour with a visit to FrischeParadies. Learn why this store is favored by foodies and chefs alike. Marvel at the wide range of fresh produce, meat, fish, wines, and more. Grab the last few items on your shopping list before you head home to cook the recipe provided with your tour.

Hamburg: St. Pauli Beer Tasting Tour

6. Hamburg: St. Pauli Beer Tasting Tour

Come on a tour through the history of beer production in Hamburg, led by an expert guide. Visit some of the city’s best microbreweries to discover the work of a new generation of brewers, and taste their delicious creations. Stop at 3 typical breweries around the port of Hamburg on this 2.5-hour tour.  Wander through St. Pauli to taste the specialties from the tap rooms of each location, then enjoy a free sample of your favorite beer. Listen to interesting facts about beer, and learn why Hamburg was once the world capital of brewing. Enjoy a fun tour to explore the craft beer heritage of Hamburg.

Hamburg: 2-Hour Reeperbahn Tour (18+)

7. Hamburg: 2-Hour Reeperbahn Tour (18+)

Explore the most sinful street in the world! Discover the unique character of the Reeperbahn, located in the neighborhood of St. Pauli. Hear a multitude of myths and legends of this colorful and notorious district and learn all about the streetwalkers, boxing legends, and gang warfare. Find out whether the Nutella-Bande actually has anything to do with chocolate and how much the prostitutes really earn. Visit the legendary cult bar “Zur Ritze,” where many boxing legends have swung their fists, and learn more about the life, work, and personal fortunes in the neighborhood.

Hamburg: St. Pauli 2-Hour Tour

8. Hamburg: St. Pauli 2-Hour Tour

Set off on a typical tour of Hamburg and learn more about life in St. Pauli. This tour includes all the usual clichés of the red light district. Experience the famous Dollhouse and discover the legendary boxing cellar “Zur Ritze.” Enjoy an exclusive tour of the red light district and look behind the scenes of the famous neighborhood. Learn more about organized crime and the dark side of the demi-monde but see the fun and exciting side of St. Pauli as well. See where the Klitschko brothers, Muhammad Ali, and Mike Tyson have swung their fists and hear tales of adventure.

Hamburg: Old Town Wine & Food Tasting Walking Tour

9. Hamburg: Old Town Wine & Food Tasting Walking Tour

Explore Hamburg's food and wine offerings with a private guide on this walking tour through the Old Town. Visit chic boutique wine bars and restaurants for a wine and food tasting. Go to two different wine bars that specialize in German wine and try four different wines paired with snacks. Learn interesting facts and anecdotes about Germany's wine regions and wine making traditions. Find out how to pick out a good bottle at the store. Combine your wine tour with a walking tour of Hamburg’s Old Town (optional) and learn about the city's history and culture. See the stunning Hamburg State Opera, the Jungfernstieg Promenade along the urban lake and Alsterarkaden, a historic Venetian-style arcade. Upgrade your tour further to include a food tasting featuring regional dishes, including a sweet dessert. Visit 4 venues, including 2 wine bars, 1 restaurant and a pastry shop as well as more of the Old Town, including the Town Hall. Try 6 different wines selected by your guide. Dine on a main course including appetizers, a soup and a traditional dish such as Birnen, Bohnen, und Speck (green beans cooked with pears and bacon). Finish your exploration of German cuisine with a dessert, such as Apfelstrudel (apple strudel), a soda drink, and a cup of tea or coffee.

Hamburg: Schanze District Craft Beer Tour

10. Hamburg: Schanze District Craft Beer Tour

Hamburg was once a huge brewery stronghold. With over 500 breweries, it was the main brewing center of the Hanseatic League, a large confederation of European merchant guilds and market towns. Beer was brewed and exported in large quantities. Wheat beer is actually a 14th-century invention from Hamburg. Today, Hamburg's Schanze area, a former meatpacking district, is a lively craft beer destination and is full of cellar pubs and trendy bars. Since around 2013, the craft beer movement in Hamburg has breathed new life into one of mankind's old drinks. Along with the old and traditional styles, there are also innovative and newly interpreted beers for you to try.  To start with, the tour visits the Ratsherrn Brewery followed by two craft beer bars. You'll get the opportunity to taste some interesting new beers and order based on which variety you like the best. Visit a bar with more than 100 beers available in addition to various other specialities. Take the opportunity to sample beers that taste more like fruit juice and other interesting flavours. Finally, relax and talk at a round table as you enjoy these tasty beers and chat with new friends.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 195 reviews

A very nice tour through Hamburg, which we had a lot of fun with. However, you should plan about 6 hours on foot, then it is more relaxed. You should also know that some of the businesses to be visited are closed on Sunday, including the Kölln Haferland. There you start and you have to exchange your voucher for the starting license here in advance. There were four of us on Saturday and it was pretty crowded everywhere. Therefore we recommend doing this tour during the week. We were very excited and had a great day in bright sunshine!

We were picked up punctually by our guide Harry at the subway station. He noticed straight away that our group was on a JGA. He then suggested deviating from his originally planned tour. He showed us the neighborhood, great bars and told funny stories. We were super entertained and had a lot of fun!

It was tailored just for us. We spread the tour over 2 days. Very good idea. You get to parts of Hamburg where you wouldn't have come otherwise. The opening hours are not always correct (UrQuelle), they are from last season.

A very interesting tour with a good description of the route. Unfortunately, one station had a winter break (brewery), so we couldn't redeem the voucher there.

Great and informative tour with exciting insights into the culture of beer. Philipp as tour guide did a great job!