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Hamburg: Exciting Scavenger Hunt for Children (in German)

1. Hamburg: Exciting Scavenger Hunt for Children (in German)

Discover the most famous sights of the Port of Hamburg in a fun way. The starting point for this unique Scavenger Hunt City Tour Hamburg will be at Kornhausbrücke in Speicherstadt (Warehouse City). Continue to Fleet Schlösschen Castle 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 City Game 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 City Tour through Hamburg, and how much time to spend at each location. Take a break from your City Game whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day – it’s completely up to you. You do not need to book your Scavenger Hunt City Tour for a certain date. Order the City Game Box and enjoy this special sightseeing tour whenever you want.

Hamburg: Entrance to the Museum Ship Cap San Diego

2. Hamburg: Entrance to the Museum Ship Cap San Diego

Go on an imaginary journey to the 1960s and 70s, across the Atlantic Ocean to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and back again. Experience life as a lookout on the bridge or stand deep within the Machine Room to feel the steady pulse of the engines. Relax with the passengers in the saloon to the sound of light music while on a fun-filled voyage to South America. Cap San Diego is the largest civil museum ship in the world. It is the last surviving ship in a series of six fast general cargo ships, which were built in 1961/62 for the shipping company Hamburg South and drove to South America until the end of 1981. Hamburg's unique maritime monument has been a museum ship since 1988 and can be visited from bridge to hatch and from heart to head. During your self-guided tour, watch the documentary "A Suitcase Full of Hope - Emigration Port of Hamburg" about the fate of emigrants between 1850 and 1930. In hatch 2, find the permanent exhibition "General Cargo and Container Handling," which clearly documents the history of sea freight transport from 1960 to today with many historical images and explanatory texts.

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

3. 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

St. Michael’s, Elbe Tunnel & Harbor 2-Hour Hamburg Tour

4. St. Michael’s, Elbe Tunnel & Harbor 2-Hour Hamburg Tour

On this interesting tour you get to see 3 of the most fascinating sights in Hamburg: St. Michael’s Church, the Old Elbe Tunnel, and the harbor. St. Michael’s Church is lovingly called “Michel” by the Hamburg residents and is the youngest of the 5 main churches in the city. Admire the 5 organs, the largest clock tower in Germany, and the impressive bell tower. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the observation deck, which you can access by walking or by lift. Check out the widow homes from the 17th century behind the church in the Krayenkamp, the last remaining examples of typical courtyards buildings around courtyards in Hamburg. You then walk through the Portuguese quarter in the direction of the landing stages. Here you can see the two ships by the shore: Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego. While the hustle and bustle of the landing stages invites you to linger for a while, you continue on to the Old Elbe Tunnel. Climb up the stairs in the over 100-year old construction or take the elevator. Depending on the time remaining, you’ll go under the River Elbe to Steinwerder, where you can enjoy the wonderful panoramic view over the city of Hamburg.

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What people are saying about MS Cap San Diego

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 350 reviews

Full five stars for a wonderful trip that can only be recommended to every Hamburg traveler. The welcome on board was warm and what was important to us, compliance with the mask requirement was observed. (On other ships you could see that this was not the case) Live moderation in two languages, coffee and a well-stocked range of drinks round off the thing. The offer of a hop-on hop-off barge trip is unique. This gives you the opportunity to see the individual attractions on land. Here we would like to mention the BallinStadt emigration museum, which is a little out of the way and is still approached. We can only recommend the trip and would and will certainly book it again on our next visit.

The search for the next place was quite demanding (for children), as you can quickly lose track of a strange city. But the accompanying adults could help. Since the tour went through the area of the peppercorns, it would have been nice if one or the other film location (the bridge, for example) had also been included. The price is aimed at EVERYONE involved, although it was only interesting for children / adolescents. The total price for 2 adults and 1 young person is a little too high.

Well thought out, beautiful route through the Hafencity, Elphi to the Landungsbrücken. For the children (ages 8, 10) easily solvable questions and always with an interestingly described contribution on the cards. The corresponding photos on the cards for the stations are very useful and helpful. Another advantage is that everything can be done at your own pace with stops in between at Eis & Co.

Great trip on the Elbe and in the harbor. We drove through Unsesco World Heritage (old warehouses) and got off there. After visiting the Museum Maritim, we got back on board. New city and concert Elbphilharmonie was explained great and looks great from the water. The captain told entertaining and funny stories. Recommended and a must.

Visiting Cap San Diego on your own (with audio guide) is a great opportunity :-) It is highly recommended and was a great tour between Elphi and Landungsbrücken .... Thank you very much !!!