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Hamburg: Guided Tour of Eblphilharmonie

1. Hamburg: Guided Tour of Eblphilharmonie

See the fascinating face of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and its beautiful Plaza. Get some exciting background information about the spectacular concert hall–from the original idea and implementation, to its completion difficulties and special features. Tour outside the building and learn about the façade and its other exterior features. Then enter the Elbphilharmonie on the Tube, the longest escalator in the world. Pass the large panoramic window then reach the Plaza: the hub of all activity and the link between the historical quayside and the modern glass structure. At the Elbphilharmonie Plaza hear everything you need to know about the concert halls and the venues and facilities within the building. Take the outside gangway of the Plaza and circle the entire building, discovering views of Hamburg's sights from all directions.

Hamburg: Olivia Jones Tour with Iconic Barker Fabian

2. Hamburg: Olivia Jones Tour with Iconic Barker Fabian

Get a unique look at the neighborhood culture with Olivia Jones's iconic barker (German: Koberer)  Fabian Zahrt. Find out what makes a barker an icon, how to fall into such a profession, and why someone becomes a pimp on this guided walking tour. Get to know the characters that populate Fabian's circle of friends, like the men with telling names like "Snow Queen" or the ladies of the "Geiz Club." A true child of the neighborhood, Fabian knows all the tricks of the trade and get by without danger. See how after over 20 years in the neighborhood, there's barely a place he doesn't know inside and out, including the Davidwache police station. With a St. Pauli insider, take a look behind the façade of an S&M club. Depending on time, end the tour at either the Olivia Jones Bar or Olivia's Kiez Oase. Ask your guide questions until your heart's content here and party into the night with the Olivia Jones family.

Hamburg: Hamburg Dungeon Admission Ticket

3. Hamburg: Hamburg Dungeon Admission Ticket

The Hamburg Dungeon brings the darkest period's of the city's history to life in an entertaining way. The state-of-the-art special effects and professional actors provide a very special kind of live entertainment. The live actors step into historical roles and take you on a journey through 600 years of Hamburg's murky past in interactive shows. The visitor attraction in the historical Speicherstadt district presents 11 thrilling live shows on a 90-minute tour and offers plenty of action on 2 fun rides. Visitors can embark on an unusual journey on the "Elevator of Doom". You can also discover the dark years of the Plague or try to save the pirate Klaus Störtebecker from execution. Among other unfriendly hosts, the torturer welcomes suspicious villagers inside his Chamber of Torment. Defend yourself before the mercy of the inquisition and face the revenge of a restless spirit - with a twinkle in the inquisitor's eyes and the opportunity for lots of fun. At the end of the journey, the lucky survivors will take a seat in Hamburg’s unique freefall tower to escape the depths of the dungeon – good luck…

Hamburg: Original Kiez Tour in German with Eddy Kante

4. Hamburg: Original Kiez Tour in German with Eddy Kante

Discover Hamburg's iconic district of St. Pauli with Eddy Kante, the well-known bodyguard of Udo Lindenberg. Get an insider's perspective as you tour the famous neighborhoods and lesser-known spots. Born in Hagen, Kante roamed St. Pauli for decades together with the famous rocker, and was also a member of a notorious biker club and played an active role in the biker scene throughout Germany when he was younger. His biography, In meinem Herzen kocht das Blut (blood boils within my heart), became a bestseller. This highly-regarded life confession also helped Eddy to finally break with his past. Hear about the current situation in St. Pauli and what it takes to become a member of a biker gang. Learn firsthand how and why Eddy came to St. Pauli for the first time. Learn the story that lies behind Udo Lindenberg's stardom in front of Cafe Keese, and see where the legendary bodyguard had his first solo performance on stage.

Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie Guided Walking Tour

5. Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie Guided Walking Tour

Admire the Elbphilharmonie from outside and gain exciting background information about the new Hamburg landmark. Experience the lovingly named 'Elphi' up close with your professional city guide and enjoy the unique view from the Plaza after our tour. Admire the Elbphilharmonie from the quay before you enter on the longest escalator in Europe. Then take a moment to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Hamburg. Learn from your guide about the controversy surrounding the Elbphilharmonie project and hear exciting facts and insider information about the unique acoustics, the use of special materials, the construction costs and the price of an overnight stay in the building.

St. Pauli Nightlife Tour with Drag Queen in German

6. St. Pauli Nightlife Tour with Drag Queen in German

Discover the nightlife of St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn. Learn everything you need to know about life in St. Pauli from your drag queen guide. Look forward to the particular humor, the angelic eyes, and the devilishly loose tongue and immerse yourself in the mysterious world of the drag queens of St. Pauli. Visit Olivia Jones' Dollhouse, get to know the local drag queens, and finish the evening with a lot of fun at Große Freiheit.

Hamburg: Dialogue in the Dark® Exhibition Guided Tour

7. Hamburg: Dialogue in the Dark® Exhibition Guided Tour

See nothing but discover a lot on a visit to the unique Dialogue in the Dark® exhibition. Take a safe and humorous guided walk through the completely darkened exhibition with your blind host in a small group of no more than 8 people. Get to know each other without leaning on appearances, overcome prejudices, and handle daily situations without relying on your eyes. Equipped with a blind cane, discover the world that we usually take for granted in a completely new way. Hear, feel, and find your bearings in various non-visual situations of daily life, like going for a walk in the park and crossing a busy city street. Enjoy an experience that will live long in your memory as even buying something in the dark turns into fun. The last stop on the tour is at the Dark Bar where you can talk about your experience over a drink with the guides. Ask your guide all the questions which naturally arise during the tour and compare notes with your fellow visitors. As this fascinating experience gradually comes to an end after about 60 minutes, slowly return to the well-lit foyer with a brand new perspective on the world.

Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Tour of the Chocoversum

8. 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

9. 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: HafenCity Food Tour and Elbphilharmonie Visit

10. Hamburg: HafenCity Food Tour and Elbphilharmonie Visit

Start your 3-hour guided walk in the heart of HafenCity. Start from the metro station at Überseequartier and enjoy the first food tasting of the tour. Visit the Speicherstadt, a historic warehouse complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and listen to exciting stories. In between you get the chance to try different well selected international appetizers in various special localities. Ride on Germany’s longest freestanding escalator and head to the plaza for a panoramic view of the harbor and the city. Savor a typical Hamburg snack and learn about the architecture and acoustics of the Elbphilharmonie from your guide. Head to the Störtebekers restaurant for a further culinary highlight at the end of your tour.

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That there is a way to get group bookings that may have to be canceled despite everything. That's perfect and we were all able to take part in terms of health and it was an unforgettable day on the occasion of a milestone birthday, which we had expanded with a meal in the sky restaurant.

We are very satisfied. We bought four tickets in the 3rd prize category. We only found out the exact seats when the online tickets were delivered. But we were pleasantly surprised by the good seats with a good view of the stage.

the whole exp is great and my daughter was able to follow eventhough she is not fluent in German

An outstanding experience, the stage technology perfect, a really successful evening

Tolle Tour, :) informativ, interessant gestaltet. Gerne wieder