Private tour

Hamburg: U-Boot Museum and Cold War History Private Tour

Activity provider: Rosotravel Germany

Hamburg: U-Boot Museum and Cold War History Private Tour

Activity provider: Rosotravel Germany

From US$ 134.31 per person

Get an insight into Cold War history on a guided tour of Hamburg's U-Boat Museum. Visit a U-434 Soviet submarine moored, learn about Hamburg's role in the Cold War and hear about Operation Gomorrah.

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Duration 2 - 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Russian
Pickup optional
Meet your driver at your accommodation in Hamburg.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Travel back in time to the Cold War era on the decomissioned U-434 submarine
  • Explore the Port of Hamburg and learn about the city's industrial wartime role
  • Discover the secrets of life below the sea on a USSR submarine during wartime
  • Take the stress out of travel with a private and hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Visit the submarine's officers' mess, engine room, and crew living quarters
Full description

Step inside the Soviet U-434, one of the largest submarines in the world, and learn about its fascinating history from your guide on a private tour of the U-Boat Museum. Explore the Port of Hamburg on a war-themed private walking tour and enjoy a pickup from your hotel. Begin your journey back in time at the Jan Fedder Promenade, which runs along the busy Elbe harbor. If you prefer, choose the 3-hour option and start your tour with a comfortable pickup from your hotel.

As you stroll through the Port of Hamburg, learn about Hamburg’s involvement in wartime as one of Germany’s most important industrial centers. Hear about the air raids, codenamed Operation Gomorrah, that devastated much of the city, and see the Landungsbrücken, Pegeltrum, and Elbe Tunnel. Finish your guided walking tour at St Pauli Fish Market and head into a moored U–434 submarine that hosts the U-Boat Museum. Spend the next hour exploring this monumental Soviet submarine with your guide.

Learn about its role in espionage in American waters during the Cold War era and enter the cramped space to explore the crew's living quarters, the officers' mess, and the engine and torpedo rooms.

  • Private tour of the U-Boot Museum
  • Private tour of Port of Hamburg
  • Guide
  • Ticket to the U-Boot Museum
  • Private hotel pickup and drop-off (3-hour option)
    Not suitable for
    • People with claustrophobia
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in front of the giant anchor, Stockanker.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • There are separate guides for the museum tour and the port tour
    • This tour involves entering a small, enclosed space

    Product ID: 418210