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Hamburg: Historic City Center Group Walking Tour

1. Hamburg: Historic City Center Group Walking Tour

Follow your guide through the inner city and harbor on this walking tour of Hamburg. Listen as your guide regales you with facts and tales that only locals know. See both the city's highlights and its hidden gems. Meet your guide at the Neo-Renaissance-style Rathaus (town hall). View the Gothic Revival cathedral of St. Nikolai. Take a stroll on the city's oldest street, Deichstraße. Find out about the city’s rise from a small-time trading post to one of Europe’s leading harbors as you go through the harbor.  Admire modern architecture at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall which has a waved roof that is in harmony with its waterfront position. Hear your guide reveal how Hamburg got the nickname “the Pearl.” Let your guide tell you about Hamburg’s rich republican tradition, its cosmopolitan heritage, its mercantile success and its musical pedigree. Finish your tour by the water on Am Sandtorkai street.

Hamburg: 2-Hour Tour of the Historic Old Town

2. Hamburg: 2-Hour Tour of the Historic Old Town

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.

Hamburg: Town Hall, Speicherstadt, and HafenCity Tour

3. Hamburg: Town Hall, Speicherstadt, and HafenCity Tour

Enjoy a tour between the Hamburg Town Hall and HafenCity. From the Town Hall, cross the Trostbrücke to reach the war memorial, St. Nicholas's Church, and the historical Deichstrasse. Pass through the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) to the cruise ship terminal in HafenCity. The tour continues along the Elbe River to the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, the Landing Stages, and the Baumwall metro station. Learn about the Great Fire of 1842, and discover how Hamburg developed from narrow streets and passageways with half-timbered houses to a modern commercial city in such a short amount of time. Throughout the day, learn about how the city changed over the centuries through historical images.

Hamburg Private Walking Customized Tour

4. Hamburg Private Walking Customized Tour

Learn how the village of Hammaburg grew from a small settlement of 800 people to become the second largest city in Germany with 1.86 million residents. Hear about the cholera epidemic and the great fire of 1842 that began in a cigar factory. Learn why the people of Hamburg say "moin" all the time. Hamburg is a big beautiful city with lots of water. It has more bridges than Venice, Amsterdam, and London put together. There is the beautiful Alster Lake with wonderful villas around it. The Town Hall looks a bit like a castle and was built in 1897. See the oldest basin in the city at the Trostbrücke. Marvel at the merchant houses of the Deichstraße. Visit the Church of St. Nicholas, which was reduced to ruins during World War II. Listen to the most sinful stories of the Reeperbahn. It is hard to believe but not everything in this part of the city is about sex and drugs. You will first be told the exciting history of St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn and then head to the different places like Spielbudenplatz, the Dancing Towers, the theater mile, the police station, Hans-Albers-Platz, the Ritze, and of course, the Große Freiheit, where the Beatles became famous. Until 2013 live sex shows were allowed here but they are now forbidden.  Learn the story of Hamburg's old warehouse district and see the amazing glass structure of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Get breathtaking views of the harbor from the Elbphilharmonie Plaza. Explore the HafenCity district, including the Speicherstadt area, which as declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015. Encounter a beautiful courtyard at one of the old warehouses. Learn why spiders are a problem in the HafenCity. Go aboard and see the many different and beautiful sights of the city of Hamburg on a private harbor cruise. The itinerary of the tour is flexible, depending on the tides and daily events. Learn about the city's history, the incoming and outgoing ships, and everything else you might be interested in. Sit back and enjoy the view of the city from the water on one of the sun decks or in one of the air-conditioned salons with large panoramic windows.

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What people are saying about Trostbrücke

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 67 reviews

Andreas was our guide and I was researching Hamburg for a book. His knowledge and communication was excellent. If there was information I already knew he moved effortlessly to information which illuminated and opened the story. Superb guide highly recommended.

The tour was very interesting and the guide very knowledgeable.