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Hamburg Harbor: Evening City Lights Barge Cruise

1. Hamburg Harbor: Evening City Lights Barge Cruise

Experience Hamburg's Harbor by the evening light on a traditional barge. Take a romantic round-trip voyage through the Hamburg Harbor and enjoy a cozy atmosphere with the illuminated silhouette of the city as your backdrop. Travel through the historic Speicherstadt (depending on the tide) and along the impressive illuminated container terminals. Hear interesting stories of the harbor's history with live moderation from the captain, while relaxing with a drink. Alternatively, pick one of the special tours that take place only occasionally. Choose the special Queen Mary II cruise to accompany Queen Mary II at the Cruise Terminal and then follow her along the River Elbe. During the boat ride, learn all about the ship from the professional guide. Or, celebrate the Anniversary of Hamburg Harbor onboard a traditional barge. Watch the opening parade to the festival unveil, as the weekend of celebrations will then follow.

Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

2. Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

Heide Park Resort is Northern Germany's largest amusement park and offers over 40 attractions, shows, and extraordinary adventures for everyone. From families with children to fearless action fans: depending on age and interest, each guest can choose their individual experience. Experience more than 30 attractions especially for children under 10 years at Heide Park, and enjoy an adventure for the whole family. Children can experience the unique theme world based on DreamWorks' “How to Train Your Dragon," meet Toothless, and become real dragon trainers. Courageous ghost hunters from six years can join the team of the world-famous Ghostbusters in "Ghostbusters," an interactive indoor adventure of the fifth dimension. Roller coaster fans can experience the thrill on seven major rides. Take a flight on Germany's only Wing Coaster, the "Flight of the Demons." Thrillseekers should also not miss a ride on “Colossos – Battle of the Giants” – the fastest wooden coaster in Europe.

Hamburg: Ticket to the Panoptikum Waxworks

3. Hamburg: Ticket to the Panoptikum Waxworks

Discover the fascination between waxworks and reality at the Panoptikum in Hamburg – the oldest waxworks in Germany. Experience the fascinating world of wax, merging reality with fantasy, across 700 square meters. Meet more than 120 personalities from history, art, and politics as well as celebrities and superstars – all lifelike and closely replicated as wax figures. Whether Michael Schumacher, Queen Elizabeth II, Vitali Klitschko, Karl Lagerfeld, or Helmut Schmidt – they're all waiting for you! You can also discover the giant woman Mariedl with a height of 2.27 meters as well as a man with 3 eyes and other extraordinary people. A scary corner and a medical-anatomical cabinet complete the exhibition.

Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Tour of the Chocoversum

4. Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Tour of the Chocoversum

This tour takes you on a discovery of Hamburg’s chocolate side. Visit the Chocoversum by Hachez, a museum with an interactive experience in which everything revolves around sweet chocolate. Experts will take you on a 1.5-hour pleasure trip, on which you follow the cocoa beans on their exciting journey from cultivation to the finished chocolate bar. Sample the exquisite delicacies at every stage of production and experience for yourself how the delicate glaze and the fine taste develops to the end product. Follow all of the production steps closely and even create your own chocolate bar to take with you.

Reeperbahn: Panik City Udo Lindenberg Multimedia Experience

5. Reeperbahn: Panik City Udo Lindenberg Multimedia Experience

Located on the Reeperbahn, right across from the famous Spielbudenplatz - Panik City awaits. The 90-minute multimedia experience highlights the life's work of famous German musician and artist Udo Lindenberg and invites music fans, technic geeks, adults and children, alike. Take a guided walking tour through the museum which can be described as a beautiful symphony of art, culture, and media. Follow in Udo's footsteps - painting with "likörelle" and recording a hit while also learning about life in GDR and Udo's role as an advocate for social justice. The lines between history and present become blurred, thanks to augmented and virtual reality as you are taken on a colorful journey. The tour starts at café 'Alten Liebe – die Panik Bar', where your guide will greet you and take you inside the museum. During the tour, the guide will instruct you on how to use the technical equipment and guide you through the different stages of this experience. After 90 minutes of history, music, and technology the tour will end at café 'Alten Liebe – die Panik Bar', where you will receive a complimentary alcoholic shot. The tour is perfect for families, music fans and technology enthusiast.

Hamburg: Traditional Harbor Tour with Commentary

6. Hamburg: Traditional Harbor Tour with Commentary

Get to know Hamburg from the water on this harbor cruise along the Elbe river. Depending on the tide and day, the focus of the tour can be on plenty of different areas and topics. Visit the historic warehouse district featuring picturesque canals, see the ultra-modern Hafencity, or pass under the impressive Elbe Bridge. See Hamburg busy's container terminals and locks, the impressive Blohm & Voss shipbuilding docks, or the famous Köhlbrand Bridge, all while hearing entertaining stories and interesting facts about the city, its port, and the amazing number of incoming and outgoing vessels every day. Learn all about the importance of this bustling port, not just for the city of Hamburg but for the entire world's trade.

Hamburg: Exciting Scavenger Hunt for Children

7. Hamburg: Exciting Scavenger Hunt for Children

Discover the most famous sights of the Port of Hamburg in a fun way. The starting point for this unique Scavenger Hunt Hamburg will be at Kornhausbrücke in Speicherstadt (Warehouse City). Continue to Fleetschlösschen and the monument to the famous pirate Störtebeker. The Magellan Terraces at the traditional ship harbor will await you with a task, and also offer the perfect opportunity to take a break. The Scavenger Hunt City Tour Hamburg can be paused whenever you feel like it, depending on whether you would like to spend more time at a certain place or take a longer look at a tourist attraction. Continue to Kehrwieder and the museum ships San Diego and Rickmer Rickmers. The exciting Scavenger Hunt City Tour will end at the famous jetties of the Port of Hamburg. The Scavenger Hunt Box contains 8 sealed and numbered envelopes. These contain puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, make your way through the Port of Hamburg. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Each solved puzzle will yield a number that will tell you which envelope to open next. You will not know in advance what order the scavenger hunt city envelopes need to be opened. The envelopes will also contain detailed background information of each attraction, its history, its current use, and much more. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt through Hamburg, and how much time to spend at each location. Take a break from your Scavenger Hunt whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day. Order the Box and enjoy this special sightseeing tour whenever you want.

Hamburg: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Family Ticket

8. Hamburg: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour Family Ticket

Take a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Hamburg to explore the city’s highlights with a family ticket, valid all day long for up to 2 adults and 3 children aged 6 to 14. Hop on and off wherever you want to discover all the sights. Make multiple stops and create your own itinerary for a perfect day of sightseeing. Stop to learn more about the exciting history of the Speicherstadt or visit the Miniatur Wunderland model railway. Visit the famous Reeperbahn, climb the beloved St. Michaelis Church to admire Hamburg from above, or browse the shops along Jungfernstieg. With this family ticket you can experience it all. Bus stops: 1: Kirchenallee/Main station 2: Marco Polo Terraces/HafenCity 3: Kehrwiederspitze (Historic warehouse district) 4: The piers of St. Pauli 5: Reeperbahn 6: St. Pauli Piers/S railway station 7: St. Michaelis Church (Michel) 8: Rathaus/Reesendamm - opposite the town hall 9: Goose Market 10: Town hall/Reesendamm 11: Gerhardt Hauptmann Square 12: Kirchenallee/Main station, east side 13: Wooden dam/Hotel Atlantic 14: Beautiful view/Outer Alster 15: Hotel Alsterperle

Hamburg: Ice-Cream Workshop

9. Hamburg: Ice-Cream Workshop

Expand your knowledge about ice-cream and become a specialist. Get insights into the world of ice cream making during this 2-hour workshop.  Make your own ice cream in groups of two and of course taste some of your creations. During the whole workshop, your instructor will be at your disposal with advice and expert tips.  Follow basic recipes, or create your custom ice cream flavor. Benefit from all technical equipment, as well as selected ingredients including vegan/lactose-free options that are provided. Select from a wide range of toppings and sauces.  Choose two scoops of ice cream from the display case and enjoy one hot drink. Children are very welcome at these workshops but need to be accompanied by an adult.

Family Port Tour

10. Family Port Tour

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.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Very interesting setup! The museum, which has a total of 9 floors, not only has something to offer for "naval history owners", but also deals with generally historically relevant events and processes. The price is a bit expensive, but you can really look at a wide variety of exhibits for 3 hours without any problems and it doesn't get boring

It was the most interesting workshop I have ever attended. The staff was extremely friendly and was available with advice and action. Everything spotlessly clean and you felt in good hands. Also ideal for singles, because I took part alone. I can recommend the workshop to everyone.

Great and very relaxed event. The whole story is easy going but well organized. I would never have guessed that Udo Lindenberg is so tech-savvy. The things to do are great too. I felt good all the time.

This bus tour was excellent. I loved the trip and all the information and took lots of photographs. One downfall was there was no English on the earphones but the guide explained everything in English.

We were really excited with the game. The children loved it and it was the first time we had a walk through the sightseeing and they didnt complain at all. Totally recommended activity for families!