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Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

1. Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

Discover Hamburg's Speicherstadt, HafenCity, and the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie on a guided walking tour. Learn about what these three iconic landmarks from your local guide, seeing them first-hand. Meet near the Elbphilharmonie for this tour and see what this part of Hamburg has to offer. Your guide will wait for you with your tickets. Enter the building via the longest escalator in the world, the "Tube". Pass the panoramic window and get to the majestic Plaza. Ass you stroll through the building, learn what is so unique about this masterpiece and its concert hall. Get a deep insight into the background of the Elbphilharmonie, leaving no questions unanswered. Unfortunately, the concert halls can't be visited. After having seen the "Elphi", continue your tour outside to get to know more of Hamburg. Discover the historic Speicherstadt warehouse district and listen to the explanations of your guide. Then, cross over to the modern Hafencity and marvel at its futuristic buildings. There are many celebrities living in this part of the city, such as the Klitschko brothers and Helene Fischer.

Hamburg: Schanzenviertel Culinary Tour

2. Hamburg: Schanzenviertel Culinary Tour

Experience a culinary walking tour of Hamburg's Shanzenviertel. Characterized by the wide variety of cafes and bars, the district will delight you with endless culinary options. Head into five local food hotspots and try the region's flavors as your guide explains their backstories. Learn about the history of this iconic neighborhood from your local guide along the way. The Sternschanze was once a star-shaped defense structure. Today, it enjoys a cult status similar to the Reeperbahn. Nowhere else in Hamburg will you have the opportunity to see the fight against gentrification and commerce at first hand, and on the tour you will discuss current topics such as the increase in rent prices and the trade and interest of investors. Explore a district that has emerged as one of the trendiest areas in the city. With an area of 0.60 square kilometers, the Sternschanze is one of the smallest but also most exciting neighborhoods in the whole of Hamburg. Right in the heart of the district is the left-wing autonomous center, the “Rote Flora.” Follow in the footsteps of Carl Hagenbeck and the true “revolutionaries,” and visit the old piano factory. Along the way, stop at some of the local favorites in the area and enjoy the culinary diversity of the district with five different delicacies, as well as hear exciting stories and discover true craftsmanship.

Hamburg: Speicherstadt Walking Tour with Coffee Tasting

3. Hamburg: Speicherstadt Walking Tour with Coffee Tasting

Meet your friendly guide at Wandrahmsteg Bridge before setting off on your 2-hour tour of Hamburg’s famous Speicherstadt. The Speicherstadt is the largest warehouse district in the world, nestled in Hamburg’s vibrant port. Throughout your tour, explore the rich-history of this bustling hub which for centuries has been a trading center for spices, carpets, coffee, and more. Explore one of the Speicherstadt’s vibrant spice stores and soak up the array of unique sights, scents, and flavors. Learn about the spice-trading industry and how it has played a role in shaping the Speicherstadt. The tour also visits a selection of colorful Oriental carpet stores, craft stores, and chocolate shops, where you can mingle with the locals and shop for souvenirs. The final stop of the tour is a local coffee roasting shop. Whilst there, meet 2-time European Roasting Master, Erik, and learn everything there is to know about the production of coffee. Afterwards, enjoy an authentic coffee tasting workshop and discover the versatile flavors of this beloved beverage.

Hamburg: Guided Schanzen District Walking Tour

4. Hamburg: Guided Schanzen District Walking Tour

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.

Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Beatles Music Tour

5. Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Beatles Music Tour

Explore St Pauli on foot and hear fascinating stories about the Beatles in Hamburg. Take a guided walk through the side streets of St Pauli and visit the major Beatles-related locations. See the famous red-light district with the Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit where the Beatles spent a lot of time on and off stage in the early sixties. Enjoy live performances of Beatles songs by your musician guide during the walk. Visit a local pub to see more performances of your favorite Beatles tracks. Walk in the footsteps of the Beatles and experience the bustling atmosphere of St. Pauli on this 2.5-hour tour.

Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

6. Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

Experience Hamburg at sunrise on this exciting tour to the fish market. See the Elb Tunnel, ride on the harbor ferry, and explore this unique part of the port city. Start at the Reeperbahn as that area dies down from the night, cross over to the colorful Spielbudenplatz, and walk past Davidwache, a spot featured in various TV shows and movies. Proceed to the port and into the depths of the 100-year-old Elb Tunnel. Take a ride on the harbor ferry towards Finkenwerder, enjoying the fresh harbor air as you learn interesting facts about the Hamburg Harbor. Afterwards, walk along Großen Elbstraße, a street lined with gourmet restaurants as well as wholesale fish retailers. Stop at Schellfischposten, where the popular TV show “Inas Nacht” is filmed. Finally, wander the world-famous fish market. As your guide tells you interesting and entertaining stories about the Altona Fish Market, stroll through the alleyways and admire the fresh fish and other delicacies. Enjoy a coffee and typical Hamburg specialties with live music in the Fish Auction Hall, and get your Sunday off to a fun and relaxing start.

Hamburg: Sightseeing Tour with 'Scuddy'

7. Hamburg: Sightseeing Tour with 'Scuddy'

Scoot through the fashionable Hafenstadt to the harbour! Experience the most beautiful highlights during the guided tours of the HafenCity along the Elbe. This 2 hour tour is available for you for €49. Huge driving fun guaranteed! Check out the track and details: Meeting point is at Honkgongstraße 6. The Meeting time is 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour. • This Route has several important viewpoints • This tour operates in groups of 3 to 9 people • Tour times are included in a short briefing • Minimum age 15 in Class B (cars) • Driver's license must be carried • Physical and mental health, body weight of up to 120 kg • On the tour there is a helmet obligation, suitable helmets are available to all guests and included in the tour price

Sex and Crime in St. Pauli - tour for ages 18+

8. Sex and Crime in St. Pauli - tour for ages 18+

Discover Hamburg’s wild side on this sex and crime walking tour in the St. Pauli district. Hear interesting anecdotes and details from your guide about the lives and loves of the red light district as you visit its legendary spots. On your tour visit the “Zur Ritze” bar and learn how it got its name. Head down to the boxing club in the basement, where Mike Tyson and the Klitschko brothers trained. Find out where the famous local boxer disappeared to and why so many celebrities come to this rustic bar. Head to the “Olivias Wilde Jungs Stripclub,” a different type of strip club, since men are only allowed in if they dance. See how women can walk down Herbertstrasse, and learn about the Nutella gang and its rivals, the GMBH gang. Discover who controls St. Pauli, who was the godfather in the neighborhood, and how the legal system works here. Find out if Jack the Ripper or someone similar was in Hamburg, and get entrance to a premier show club at the end of the guided tour.

Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Tour

9. Hamburg: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Tour

Immerse yourself in the contrasting world of Hamburg, with both its historic Speicherstadt and its new, modern HafenCity. Although the houses of the Speicherstadt were designed by different architects, they present nevertheless a harmonic bigger picture, completed by single buildings with exposed elements. The Speicherstadt was built not aiming not at beauty but convenience. Head over to the HafenCity with its modern, sophisticated architecture that has also spawned impressive buildings. Walk among these interesting buildings and enjoy the maritime flair. The Elbe Philharmonic Hall lies at the end of the HafenCity and Speicherstadt. This exciting and controversial project in Hamburg's HafenCity is an impressive building that began construction in 2007.

Hamburg: Tatort Walking Tour ‒ The Original (Tour in German)

10. Hamburg: Tatort Walking Tour ‒ The Original (Tour in German)

Discover several years of Tatort history in Hamburg at the top shooting locations in the Hanseatic city. The tour starts directly in the city center at Jungfernstieg and continues to the Town Hall, which had a role as a supporting act in many Tatort films, but which is most famous for the dramatic scene with Cenk Batu. Your next destination is the HafenCity, the largest urban development project in Europe and shooting location in almost every Tatort film with Nick Tschiller and therefore an important sight for Tatort fans. Find out from where you were able to see Helene Fischer when she disappeared into the dark recesses of human trafficking against the backdrop of the famous Elbe Philharmonic Hall. The tour will end at the foot of Elbphilharmonie with a lovely view of the harbor.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 15,183 reviews

We took the tour on a Saturday night. It got very crowded late at night, but wasn't a problem at all because the tour started at 8 p.m. We had Matze as a tour guide and he was just great. From the creation of the Reeperbahn to now, everything was explained very well. His private stories were also very interesting. We can only recommend the tour. If you get Matze you can look forward to a super interesting evening. :)

The guide was great, cheerful and he was a good singer, He obviously was a fan of the Beatles and really tried to help everyone to enjoy the experience I think his name was Henning .

The guide was very informative. Our guide was super easy to deal with. He made the tour great and explained everything in detail. Highly recommended.

Top guide, only to be recommended. and the best fish sandwich in Hamburg where small sharks get big fish...

Great anecdotes by Ulf about Reeperbahn and the districts history