Guided tour

Hamburg Historical City Tour

4.3 / 5

65 reviews

Activity provider: Sightseeing Kontor
Guided tour

Hamburg Historical City Tour

Activity provider: Sightseeing Kontor

From US$ 172.42 per group up to 5

Get to know different epochs of Hamburg’s history and visit different sights that represent a particular period of time.

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Duration 2 hours
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German, English, Dutch
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  • Experience Hamburg’s fascinating history
  • Get to know how the past determines the present of Hamburg
  • Wander through the old town from the town hall to Deichstraße
  • Learn why the Hamburgers once blew up their own town hall
  • Find out what secret is hidden in a bakery’s basement
Full description
Today, Hamburg is known as a modern and busy city, but how did it develop into the modern big city of today? Explore the different epochs of Hamburg’s city history on a two-hour sightseeing walking tour. Starting with the origins of Hammaburg, through the period of the Hanseatic league, the big city fire, the colonial time and the industrial revolution, get to know how history shaped Hamburg’s urban development. On your way from the town hall to Deichstraße, discover the oldest traces of the city, take a look at the inside of representative Kontorhäuser (office buildings) and experience the picturesque flair of the last relics of the medieval old town. Apart from architectural highlights and insider tips, social aspects will also be part of the topic of the tour. At the end of our tour, the different aspects of history will form a general overview of Hamburg’s urban development. Not far away from the new Elbe Philharmonic Hall, you might adumbrate what Hamburg’s future is going to look like.
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    • The route is about 1.7 km long and takes about 2 hours
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    4.3 /5

    based on 65 reviews

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    March 26, 2023

    Wir hatten die 2stündige historische Stadtführung gebucht. Unser Reiseführer Helmut, ein echtes Hamburger Original, hat diese Führung sympathisch, witzig und mit vielen Informationen durchgeführt. Wir kennen in Hamburg nun noch weitere Ecken und Geschichten. Wir würden es weiterempfehlen.

    March 26, 2023


    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 208365