Hamburg Walking tours

Our most recommended Hamburg Walking tours

St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour by Drag Queen or Local Celebrity

1. St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour by Drag Queen or Local Celebrity

Discover Hamburg's iconic district of St. Pauli with a local drag queen guide. Hear them share their own unique experiences and stories of the district as they take you on a journey across the Reeperbahn, its main thoroughfare. Have a drink and follow your guide, walking past lively bars and trendy nightclubs. Find out what life was like in Hamburg’s most famous district, how it has changed, and how fascinating it is today. Hear how Germany’s most famous and colorful drag queen Olivia Jones speaks up for respect, diversity, and tolerance. Enjoy the witty remarks, quirky anecdotes, dazzling landmarks, as well as a cheeky drink. This tour combines the perfect mix of information, entertainment, stops, and sights. You’ll undoubtedly be all set for a fun night out in St. Pauli by the end of your tour.

St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour with Olivia Jones’ historian Eva Decker

2. St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour with Olivia Jones’ historian Eva Decker

Experience St. Pauli's background with heart, mind, and humor thanks to the Kiez expert par excellence: Doc Eva Decker. The historian and curator of the former St. Pauli Museum explain history in a well-founded, exciting, funny, and entertaining way. From the oldest house on the so-called "Transenstrich," you can stroll through what is perhaps the most diverse neighborhood in Germany. Past notorious establishments, legendary music clubs, and lesser-known places such as the Taj Mahal St. Paulis. Follow your guide past lively bars like the famous Olivia Jones Bar. Walk past the St Pauli Museum, and the Davidwache Police Station, which has appeared in countless TV shows and movies. Find out what life was like in Hamburg’s most famous district over the years, how it has changed, and how it functions today. See locals doing their thing in one of the most famous nightlife districts in Europe.

Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Guided Tour

3. Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Guided Tour

Visit the Elbphilharmonie Plaza on a guided walking tour and learn some exciting background information about this spectacular building as you discover both its outside and inside. After meeting your guide, find out about the building’s original plans, plus its construction, completion challenges, and special features. Tour the outside of the building while learning about its façade and other external features. Then, travel on up the Tube — the longest escalator in the world. Glimpse its large panoramic window before arriving at the Plaza: an activity hub connecting the historical docks to the modern glass architecture. Take a moment to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Hamburg over the harbor and HafenCity from the Plaza. While there, hear about the music that is played inside as your guide gifts you with more tidbits about this striking modern structure.

St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour with Zur Ritze Entry & Drink (18+)

4. St. Pauli: Reeperbahn Walking Tour with Zur Ritze Entry & Drink (18+)

Explore Hamburg's St. Pauli neighborhood on a walking tour and experience the famous Reeperbahn street and entertainment district. Listen to adult tales of sex and crime as you visit numerous pubs, theaters, and sex shops, including the Zur Ritze bar. Pass by the most famous side street of the Reeperbahn: the Große Freiheit. Listen to stories about the nightlife scene in the city and the famous strip clubs including the "Dollhouse" play. Go inside the famous boxing and erotic bar “Zur Ritze” where Mike Tyson and the Klitschko brothers trained. Learn about life in this special Kiez and its rules. Your guide will tell you both dark and funny anecdotes as you walk around, providing you with additional context and background information that you wouldn’t otherwise know. To make the tour even more special, take the opportunity to enjoy a drink with your group and guide.

Hamburg: Night Watchman's Tour of St. Pauli in German

5. Hamburg: Night Watchman's Tour of St. Pauli in German

Enjoy a unique city tour with the traditional night watchmen around the largest entertainment and red-light district in Europe. Your German-language guide will meet you at the Landungsbrücken and showcase all that St. Pauli has to offer. Your guide will take on the role and uniform of the original St. Pauli night watchman, who represents the notorious district of Hamburg. He will discover the Große Freiheit ("The Great Freedom”) with you. Satisfy your curiosity and learn all of the local secrets. Hear about what it's like inside the Davidwache Police Department, how the rope-making industry carved out the path the Reeperbahn, Joe Cocker's incident, the mysterious Herbertstraße, and legendary stories involving Paul McCartney.

Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

6. Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

Discover Hamburg's Speicherstadt, HafenCity, and the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie on a guided walking tour. Learn about what these three iconic landmarks from your local guide, seeing them first-hand. Meet near the Elbphilharmonie for this tour and see what this part of Hamburg has to offer. Your guide will wait for you with your tickets. Enter the building via the longest escalator in the world, the "Tube". Pass the panoramic window and get to the majestic Plaza. Ass you stroll through the building, learn what is so unique about this masterpiece and its concert hall. Get a deep insight into the background of the Elbphilharmonie, leaving no questions unanswered. Unfortunately, the concert halls can't be visited. After having seen the "Elphi", continue your tour outside to get to know more of Hamburg. Discover the historic Speicherstadt warehouse district and listen to the explanations of your guide. Then, cross over to the modern Hafencity and marvel at its futuristic buildings. There are many celebrities living in this part of the city, such as the Klitschko brothers and Helene Fischer.

Hamburg: Schanzenviertel Culinary Tour

7. Hamburg: Schanzenviertel Culinary Tour

Experience a culinary walking tour of Hamburg's Shanzenviertel. Characterized by the wide variety of cafes and bars, the district will delight you with endless culinary options. Head into five local food hotspots and try the region's flavors as your guide explains their backstories. Learn about the history of this iconic neighborhood from your local guide along the way. The Sternschanze was once a star-shaped defense structure. Today, it enjoys a cult status similar to the Reeperbahn. Nowhere else in Hamburg will you have the opportunity to see the fight against gentrification and commerce at first hand, and on the tour you will discuss current topics such as the increase in rent prices and the trade and interest of investors. Explore a district that has emerged as one of the trendiest areas in the city. With an area of 0.60 square kilometers, the Sternschanze is one of the smallest but also most exciting neighborhoods in the whole of Hamburg. Right in the heart of the district is the left-wing autonomous center, the “Rote Flora.” Follow in the footsteps of Carl Hagenbeck and the true “revolutionaries,” and visit the old piano factory. Along the way, stop at some of the local favorites in the area and enjoy the culinary diversity of the district with five different delicacies, as well as hear exciting stories and discover true craftsmanship.

Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour for Harry Potter and Magic Fans

8. Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour for Harry Potter and Magic Fans

Discover the hidden gems of Hamburg that could have served as the background for a Harry Potter movie, including the "Diagon Alley" of the city. Learn fun facts about the mystical creatures that you can find scattered across town and the legends behind them.  Meet your guide outside the impressive Town Hall and embark on your guided adventure. Take in the river views at Alsterarkaden and stroll down the Jungfernstieg promenade. Admire the picturesque buildings of Deichstraße and the gothic St. Nicholas' Church. Head off the beaten track and visit the secret corners of Hamburg that only locals know about, and test your knowledge of Harry Potter. You will also learn about the history of the city of Hamburg and its history.

Hamburg: Haunted Walking Tour

9. Hamburg: Haunted Walking Tour

Experience the spooky atmosphere of Hamburg at night on a walking tour in the footsteps of the city's ghosts. Skip the wild party atmosphere of St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn and learn what really goes on after dark! Prepare to be spooked by witches and demons as you visit eerie locations and haunted sites. Get a feel for the evil atmosphere of the city, under the protection of St. Catherine, as you make your way from St. Catherine's Church to the mystical Speicherstadt. Search for ghosts in the fabled "Quarter of the Crooked Moon" before wandering the old-fashioned streets around St. Nicholas' Church.

Hamburg: HafenCity Food Walking Tour with Elbphilharmonie Plaza Entry

10. Hamburg: HafenCity Food Walking Tour with Elbphilharmonie Plaza Entry

Take a tour of the most spectacular foodie spots in the HafenCity and Speicherstadt and indulge in 5 delicious snacks. Whiz up to the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie and soak in the unparalleled views. After meeting your trusty guide, set off on this unique walking tour. You’ll visit the Speicherstadt, a historic warehouse complex that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and listen to exciting stories. Discover HafenCity, the largest inner-city construction project in Europe. Join a local guide who knows all about the area and provides you with exciting anecdotes and historical information. Then, ride on Germany’s longest freestanding escalator and head to the Elbphilharmonie’s plaza for a panoramic view of the harbor and the city. Learn about the architecture and acoustics of the halls from your guide without physically going inside. As you journey from place to place, take the chance to try different appetizers in various special locations from traditional German delicacies to contemporary flavors.

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The tour was entertaining and entertaining. Due to the reference to Harry Potter, it was also interesting for children. Julian often included small puzzles or search games and thus involved everyone. We got to know Hamburg from a different side and learned many funny details.

I really enjoyed the tour. You could get to know Hamburg from a different perspective, which was a lot of fun. Julian was our guide and despite the bad weather, he made the tour really great, motivated and had a lot of fun with it. Can I definitely recommend!

Unser Guide (Karin) war sehr engagiert und hat uns toll geführt. Viele Hintergrundinfos und interessante Geschichten gehört. Sehr kurzweilige Führung.

My son and I had so much fun. The staff in workshop introduce the production in detail with interesting content. Good for both kids and adults.

Sehr interessant und der Führer hat viele Informationen gegeben.