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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: 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Cruise with Live Commentary

2. Hamburg: 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Cruise with Live Commentary

Discover the culture and maritime flair of Hamburg. On this hop-on hop-off harbor tour, you will explore the Port of Hamburg, the Speicherstadt, and HafenCity by barge in 90 minutes. The barge calls at the St. Pauli Landing Bridges, Bridge 10, and the major tourist attractions daily. The special feature of the tour is that you only pay once and can enjoy the day with any number of stops with the hop-on hop-off ticket to explore the individual attractions onshore. These include BallinStadt, the Hafenmuseum Hamburg, the new Elbarkaden with the exhibition “The Flood”, the International Maritime Museum, and the traditional ship harbor in HafenCity, the historical Speicherstadt, the Miniatur Wunderland, and the Cap San Diego. During the tour you will learn interesting information from the live commentary onboard in English and German. Stops: Landing Bridges, Bridge 10 Elbe Island – Wilhelmsburg BallinStadt Hafenmuseum Hamburg International Maritime Museum Elbe Philharmonic Hall Speicherstadt – Wunderland – Dungeon Cap San Diego Landing Bridge 10

Hamburg: International Maritime Museum Entrance Ticket

3. Hamburg: International Maritime Museum Entrance Ticket

Take a voyage of discovery across nine 'decks' at the impressive International Maritime Museum. Housed inside the oldest surviving warehouse in Hamburg, the museum gives you a comprehensive view of the sea and oceans, and how cultures have explored them throughout the millennia. Meet pirates, find out how captains mastered navigation, look at hundreds of nautical uniforms and connect with Hamburg's important nautical history. The exhibition includes more than 40,000 pieces, making it the world's largest private maritime collection. An absolute highlight of this museum is the floor dedicated to marine biology research. This portion of the exhibit was developed in collaboration with leading scientific institutions and is constantly updated. Research instruments, samples from the sea bed, films taken by diving robots, an actual wall of ice and fascinating underwater audio samples deliver a vivid impression of the seas.

Hamburg: UNESCO-World Heritage Sites Tour

4. Hamburg: UNESCO-World Heritage Sites Tour

Experience a varied walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the famous Chilehaus, as well as the traditional warehouses of the Speicherstadt district. Throughout this walking tour, you will explore two fascinating districts, each of which represent the dynamic development of Hamburg. You can journey back in time to one of the most exciting epochs of Hamburg: The prominent Kontorhäuser (office buildings). These buildings exemplify economic growth and worldwide influence, and tell stories of clerks and money counting tables. Discover the exceptional variety of Hamburg's Speicherstadt and its surroundings. Admire old storehouses, new dock promenades, brick facades, canals, modern architecture, and fantastic views overlooking the river Elbe. See the most important buildings in the Magdeburg Port, such as the International Maritime Museum and the Überseequartier.

Hamburg: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

5. Hamburg: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the imposing Hamburg Rathaus, in the center of the city! Visit St. Petri, with its unique high tower and explore the Chilehaus with its unique red beauty. Take a photo of St. Nicholas' Church and let yourself get lost in the historic St. Katharinen, one of Hamburg's oldest churches. Learn about Hamburg's history with the sea through the International Maritime Museum. Even the famous Kesselhaus will fill up your mobile phone memory. Admire the Speicherstadt Museum which will teach you about the history of trade. See, walk, and learn about the "carpet" made by artist Frank Raendchen, while the Hohe Brücke(where the tour ends) will be the icing on the cake of this unique tour.

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What people are saying about International Maritime Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 140 reviews

We were able to enjoy a consistently interesting tour, which was led by a very competent person and clearly exceeded our expectations. The information was factually informative, pleasantly proportioned, cautiously critical and peppered with a sympathetic joke. Our group of 8 fell in love with our guide. His advice regarding our further stay in Hamburg was welcome and useful.

We were a group of four and just loved the tour. A great guide with an incredible amount of knowledge, which he imparted in an entertaining manner. Even the rather bad weather that day wasn't that bad. We would repeat the tour again at any time!

Beautifully presented maritime artifacts and information in extensive and comprehensively themed exhibits. Plan on two to three hours to receive an overview... four to six hours if you intend a fuller immersion. Highly recommended.

Unser Guide (Karin) war sehr engagiert und hat uns toll geführt. Viele Hintergrundinfos und interessante Geschichten gehört. Sehr kurzweilige Führung.

Perfect price, app worked well, and for a one day teip its amazing