Hamburg Nature & adventure

Our most recommended Hamburg Nature & adventure

Hamburg: City Cruise on Alster Lake

1. Hamburg: City Cruise on Alster Lake

Sail past the famous Alster Fountain and under the Lombards bridge directly to the Outer Alster. See beautiful residential areas and sights, such as the Hotel Atlantic, Blue Mosque, U. S. Consulate General, or Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Discover the city´s stunning panorama with its church spires and bridges, as well as the natural life along the lakeside with its many water birds and rare plants.

Hamburg: Panoramic Streetkart Tour

2. Hamburg: Panoramic Streetkart Tour

After meeting with your group, you will receive a detailed and professional briefing on the functions of the karts, before starting your fun tour. You will set off from the south of Hamburg in the municipality Seevetal, driving in the direction of the Hamburger Hafen. The Köhlbrandbrücke takes you to the harbor, and after a short break you will turn off towards Elbuferstrasse, where you will be able to really accelerate your vehicle. The trip on the Elbe dike is extremely scenic, and will also provide you with some time for great photos. You can look forward to an exciting and fast-paced tour, which can be adjusted depending on weather or traffic conditions. Your tour will be discussed and agreed with the participants, allowing you to form the best tour according to your group's desires.

From Hamburg: Day Trip to Heligoland

3. From Hamburg: Day Trip to Heligoland

Take an exciting day trip from to Heligoland, Germany's only island not in the vicinity of the mainland. Over 40 miles off the coast, the island is known for its spectacular red cliffs, upon which sit the white sands of sprawling dunes, surrounded by unspoiled nature. The boat departs from Hamburg early, with the ride lasting approximately 3.5 hours. Zip down the Elbe river and out onto the North Sea on a sleek, ultra-modern catamaran, passing the ports of Cuxhaven and Wedel. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, gazing out across the vast waters from the open-air deck, or from the comfortable cabin. A complimentary audio guide is available during the cruise, teaching you fun facts about the Elbe, Northern Germany, and the North Sea. Arriving on Heligoland, wander the stunning island for approximately 4 hours. Gaze out over the dunes and onto the north sea, before doing some shopping — all tax free because of the island’s duty-free laws. Soak in the idyllic charm of the area, before hopping back on to the comfortable boat for your trip back to Hamburg.

Hamburg: Alster Lake and Alternative Sights Bike Tour

4. Hamburg: Alster Lake and Alternative Sights Bike Tour

Ride along the Alster shoreline, over beautiful old bridges, through green parks, and into unique neighborhoods on this guided cycle. Hop onto your bike and get ready to explore the less known side of Hamburg. Your guide will lead the way and take you to see some of the city’s most intriguing suburbs. You’ll get to know Hamburg’s alternative and artistic scene as you pedal through some of its creative districts. On the ride, you’ll also pass through scenic and serene landscapes such as green parks and the famous Alster Lake.

Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

5. Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

If you want to see where the heart of Hamburg beats, you have to take to the water. That's why the Alster and harbor tours are integral components of the sightseeing tour. Allow yourself to be whisked off into the secrets of the maritime world by a humorous 'harbor expert' on board the barge, and enjoy the sight of the magnificent villas and Hanseatic way of life during your Alster tour.

Speicherstadt & Hafencity: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

6. Speicherstadt & Hafencity: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Take a totally unique tour through the Speicherstadt & Hafencity with this self-guided scavenger hunt for you and your friends. Get to learn about this city whilst you find clues and solve puzzles.  Start your tour by going to the start page of your city adventure. Via a link you can start right away or at a later time - it's totally up to you! Once you start, it's also possible to take a break now and then to stop for a bite to eat or to rest. Your first task will immediately plunge you into a world full of hidden clues and photos. The town adventure will make sure you answer tricky questions and will provide you with exciting information on the respective topic. If you aren’t able to solve a task at some point, then you will get helpful hints. Coffee and tea, emperors and bishops, pepper bags and peppercorns wait to be discovered by you. Admire the brick facade of the warehouses and their decoration and explore the city of Hamburg and all it has to offer. Your adventure will be over after two to three hours, once you and your friends have become experts of Speicherstadt and HafenCity.

Hamburg: Harbor Walking Tour with Fish Sandwich & Beer

7. Hamburg: Harbor Walking Tour with Fish Sandwich & Beer

Embark on an entertaining and informative walking tour of Hamburg's iconic harbor area. The everyday life of the sailors, the fishermen, and even the traders in the fish market will come together during the tour to form an overall picture of past and present times. End with a tasty fish sandwich. Hamburg's rise as a commercial and cultural metropolis is due in part to its port. It is its economic engine and most important site. Strolling along the northern waterfront, hear about the changes the port has undergone and why it has been so important to Hamburg. Let your guide tell you in an entertaining way which people have influenced the port area and the neighborhoods around it, how they have lived and worked there, and how international seafaring has shaped Hamburg as Germany's gateway to the world. Visit and discuss some of the places or pubs on the harbor side, which are well-known also outside of Hamburg. Check out the fish market, walk past the old Holzhafen, see the Schellfischposten and a Seeman's Mission, and finally taste a selection of delicious fresh fish sandwiches and a beer or softdrink in an original small snack bar. In addition, hear a short introduction to the ecosystem of the Tidal Elbe and the fish species found there. This guided tour ends near a public port ferry stop. From there you can go back to the Landungsbrücken or continue exploring the area on your own.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 6,205 reviews

We did the bus, harbor and Alster tour at the beginning of our stay in Hamburg, because the tours showed us the most beautiful and interesting corners and destinations and we saw practically everything in one go and could visit again later. Was really a great experience.

We liked it very much. The boat was on time, the weather was excellent, the captain told us good stories about Hamburg. Such a trip is worthwhile.

Our kart ride was awesome!!! Heiser Touristik took us on an adrenaline pumping ride that we will remember forever!!

Eventful tour with interesting views of Hamburg. Varied and sometimes with sections where you can accelerate.

An amazing experience and a exciting drive. Would 100% recommend to anyone visiting Hamburg