Guided tour

Hamburg: Guided Tour of St. Michael's Church

4.8 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Adventure World Tours

Hamburg: Guided Tour of St. Michael's Church

Activity provider: Adventure World Tours

From US$ 20.88 per person

Discover the rich history and marvel at the breathtaking architecture of St. Michael's church, the finest example of Hanseatic baroque churches and one of Hamburg's most famous landmarks.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Learn about centuries-old Hanseatic tradition and the rich history of the church
  • Hear secrets about the legendary crypt, the "cellar" of the Michel
  • Admire the impressive and beautiful baroque architecture
Full description
Join a guided tour of the eye-catching St. Michael's Church, emblematic of the Hamburg skyline with its impressive 132 meter tall bell tower, to see both the grand features and the hidden architectural intricacies that most miss. Explore the baroque church as you learn about the its interesting history and hear stories about the legendary crypt.  Enter the striking church, with room for 2,500 persons to be seated, with your guide who will proceed to show you architectural details, playful frescoes, the gigantic hands of Germany's largest tower clock and the country's largest organ.  Hear stories about the turbulent times St Michael's Church has been through. St. Michaelis was built as early as the middle of the 17th century. It was destroyed again and again by numerous wars and accidents and was subsequently rebuilt. Listen to other stories about the famous personalities who intimately connected to the building, such as the former chancellor Helmut Schmidt. Please note that a visit to the crypt or climbing the tower are not included in this activity. Based on availability, you may be able to book these additional experiences at the location directly.
  • Guided Tour
  • Tower climb
  • Visit to the crypt

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4.8 /5

based on 24 reviews

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We accidentally booked the guided tour, but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our Hamburg trip. The extremely competent and friendly tour guide Gundula gave us an exciting insight into the history of one of the most famous landmarks in Hamburg - the tour was also individually tailored to us due to the small number of participants, which gave us a very special experience. We had a great time and now we know a lot more about Hamburger Michel :)

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March 22, 2022

We were delayed due to bad weather. Since the guide had already contacted us beforehand (for information and to arrange the meeting point), we were able to tell her this. She was kind enough to wait for us. She did a very interesting and detailed tour in and around St. Michael, without rushing, with a lot of time. She was very well read, so that even those in our group who had often been to Hamburg could learn new things. We can highly recommend this excursion and even more so this guide.

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October 28, 2021

Wir hatten heute eine Privatführung mit Gundula, weil wir die einzigen waren, die sich angemeldet hatten! Sie hat uns eine gute Stunde viel zu dem Michel und der Geschichte Hamburg‘s erzählt, ihr Wissen war wirklich sehr umfangreich und sie hatte auch eine angenehme Art ihr Wissen rüberzubringen! Wir hatten allerdings bei einer Michel-Führung für 19€ erwartet, dass da der Turm und die Krypta mit dabei sind- da waren wir ein bisschen enttäuscht!

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November 22, 2022


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