Private tour

Hamburg: 2-Hour Tour of the Historic Old Town

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29 reviews

Activity provider: Schoenes Hamburg

Hamburg: 2-Hour Tour of the Historic Old Town

Activity provider: Schoenes Hamburg

From US$ 271.71 per group up to 15

This historical tour through Hamburg brings you closer to the history of the Hanseatic city. The unique underground bunker system, the pneumatic post and the Mönckebergstraße shopping street are just a few of the highlights!

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Visit the old town halls of the impressive Hanseatic city
  • Marvel at St. Nicholas’ Church
  • Experience wanderlust by visiting the Africa House
  • Explore the Mönckebergstraße shopping street
  • Discover the old town of Hamburg and learn interesting details about historical events
  • Admire the unique Chilehaus and be impressed by its imposing appearance
  • Wallow in memories when you visit the Trostbrücke
Full description
If you are interested in the history of Hamburg, then this is the perfect tour for you! You will learn interesting facts about the history of the city and simultaneously visit places like the first harbor basin of the Hanseatic city, inaugurated in 1189. In addition to the wealth of information from your professional tour guide, you will also have many fantastic photo opportunities. During the tour you will learn about the largest German underground bunker system, which contains over 700 bunkers – a truly exceptional history. Take a closer look at Hamburg’s first pneumatic post, which was put into operation on 24 October 1864, or the famous promenade on the Mönckebergstraße, affectionately referred to as “Mö” by the locals. Get exciting information about the Great Fire of 1842, which raged for 4 days and destroyed large parts of the old town. Also learn why Hamburg changed its look from narrow streets and passageways with half-timbered houses to a modern commercial city within a short space of time.
  • Professional tour guide
  • City tour

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    • Tour route: Hamburg Central Station, Mönckebergstraße, St. James' Church, Sprinkenhof, Chilehaus, Reichenstraßen, Africa House, St. Nicholas' Church, Trostbrücke, Chamber of Commerce, Hamburg Rathaus.
    • Alternative tour times are available and can be requested via GetYourGuide.
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    Prima Hintergrundinformationen zur Stadtgeschichte

    Wir hatten das Glück, dass wir alleine mit dem Guide unterwegs sein konnten. Die Erklärungen und das, was uns gezeigt wurde waren nicht nur inhaltsreich, sondern auch interessant dargeboten. Wir wurden auf viele Einzelheiten hingewiesen, die wir gar nicht bemerkt hätten. Ein paar Häuser haben wir betreten und da haben wir nicht nur das Innere bewundern dürfen, es wurden auch Erklärungen zur Geschichte der Häuser und teilweise der ansässigen Firmen gegeben. Das hat sich durch die ganze Tour gezogen. Wir können die Führung nur empfehlen, vor allem, weil wir den Eindruck hatten, dass unser Guide selber mit Begeisterung bei der Sache war. Vielen Dank dafür.

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    June 14, 2017


    Lack of content

    Not very comprehensive, too fast

    December 1, 2011

    Successful and recommendable tour

    Can definitely recommend it.

    September 13, 2011

    Product ID: 2125