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Hamburg: Guided Schanzen District Walking Tour

4.3 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: Sightseeing Kontor

Hamburg: Guided Schanzen District Walking Tour

Activity provider: Sightseeing Kontor

From US$ 143.58 per group up to 5

Hamburg’s Schanzenviertel is a former working class and artist’s district with a very unique charm. In “Schanze" (as the locals call it), you can easily observe the changes of recent history, as you witness a neighborhood full of contrast.

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Duration 2 hours
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German, English
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  • Experience a lively alternative neighborhood full of contrasts
  • See Hamburg’s second biggest nightlife hotspot
  • Discover an alternative scene and its cultural life
  • Enjoy the local life between old-school and trendy
  • Experience Hamburg's creative street-art community
  • Marvel at some of the many graffiti paintings
Full description
Schanzenviertel has a very unique charm of its own. Some like it a lot, others don’t. After this 2-hour walking tour, you will certainly have enough information to make up your own mind about it. As a very lively urban neighborhood, Schanze is of course changing constantly. Still today, one can still find the original and alternative Hamburg of the 80s and 90s, but gentrification as always has been going on rapidly for quite some time. Over the last 10 to 15 years, more and more young, creative, and financially strong people feel attracted by Schanzenviertel’s milieu. This tour presents both sides, allowing you to get to know a former student and working class neighborhood, and a buzzing nightlife hot-spot caught between gentrification and shopping craziness. Visit the lively Marktstraße in the Karoviertel, lined with alternative shops, bars, and restaurants. The street art is all over the city and offers great photo motifs.  Look into some backyards and see how life works behind the mostly-modern building facades. Visit the Galao Strip, as the street Schulterblatt is called due to its countless Portuguese cafes and bars, and learn all about this relaxed nightlife spot. Here you will also find the controversial "Rote Flora", the autonomous cultural center. The tour ends here. Your guide will leave you with plenty of tips on where to shop, eat, or walk around during the rest of your time in Hamburg.
  • 2-hour walking tour trough Schanzenviertel
  • Professional tour guide
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Tschaikowskyplatz, near the matro station "Messehallen"

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • You can book this tour as a public guided tour as well as as a private tour exclusively for your group
    • If you choose a private tour (maximum 25 persons per group), your ideas and wishes in terms of route and sights will be considered
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 41 reviews

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    Unfortunately we only know the first name of our companion through the Schanzenviertel - Hannes - but through him we got a comprehensive impression of this quarter. He gave us information easily, with a lot of knowledge and humor and also gave us a feeling for the way people live. It was also great that your hygiene regulations enabled us to conduct the tour in our small group of 4.

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    October 5, 2020

    The tour was entertaining and very informative. We got to know an unknown part of the city and were told about interesting details. Great gastronomy! And shopping in this district is a good alternative to the stress of shopping in the big department store chains.

    March 12, 2020

    Kleine Gruppe mit sieben Personen. Kanadische und deutsche Teilnehmer. Entspannte Tour durch ein Stadtviertel abseits der Hochglanz Bauten der HafenCity.

    November 24, 2022


    Product ID: 210879