Guided tour

Hamburg: Historical Warehouse District and Hafencity Tour

4.6 / 5

81 reviews

Activity provider: Sightseeing Kontor

Hamburg: Historical Warehouse District and Hafencity Tour

Activity provider: Sightseeing Kontor

From US$ 162.56 per group up to 5

Immerse yourself into the world of the Port of Hamburg. Experience the symbiosis of history in the Speicherstadt and the modern spirit of the HafenCity.

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Duration 105 minutes
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German, English, Dutch
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  • Enjoy the breathtaking panorama along the edge of the harbor
  • Marvel at luxurious and impressive buildings in the modern district of HafenCity
  • Walk over the bridges of the historic Speicherstadt warehouse district
  • Learn all about the exciting history of the Port of Hamburg
  • Visit an original carpet store in a 100-year-old building
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Enjoy the maritime flair and learn about the historic background of the port and the city in general. Learn how Hamburg became the largest metropolis in the European Union that is not a capital. The tour starts at Kehrwiederspitze, right next to the Speicherstadt warehouse district. The first part of the tour will focus on the history of the warehouse complex and its development from the industrial revolution to the 21st century. In 2015, the Speicherstadt was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your well-versed guide will explain what makes it so unique. If possible, you will visit a traditional oriental carpet retailer.  The second part of the tour is dedicated to Hamburg’s newest and most modern district, HafenCity. See Hamburg’s future urbanity at the HafenCity Information Centre, which features a detailed scale model. Explore the urban regeneration project and learn about city building and gentrification. Hear about the political, social, and economic aspects of the project. Finish the tour in front of the Elbe Philharmonic and hear comprehensive information about this new landmark of Hamburg.
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance fee to Elbe Philharmonic Plaza

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

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  • Please note that it can be windy at the harbor
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4.6 /5

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Sehr interessante Führung durch die Speicherstadt und die Hafencity. Anschaulich erklärte unser Guide die Geschichte rund um den Bau und die Funktion der Speicher und vermittelte Einblicke in die Stadtplanung der Hafencity. Man merkte, daß er gerne über "sein" Hamburg sprach und hatte auch für Zwischenfragen stets ein offenes Ohr und konnte ausgiebig Antworten geben. So machte es auch bei dem kaltem Wind Spaß zuzuhören und mitzugehen. Gerne wieder.

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January 31, 2022


Instructive guided tour through Hafen City and Speicherstadt with a lot of inside knowledge from the guide.

September 20, 2021

January 30, 2023

Product ID: 205441