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Hamburg: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour for Children

1. Hamburg: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour for Children

Discover the most famous sights of the Port of Hamburg in a fun way. The starting point for this unique Scavenger Hunt Hamburg will be at Kornhausbrücke in Speicherstadt (Warehouse City). Continue to Fleetschlösschen and the monument to the famous pirate Störtebeker. The Magellan Terraces at the traditional ship harbor will await you with a task, and also offer the perfect opportunity to take a break. The Scavenger Hunt City Tour Hamburg can be paused whenever you feel like it, depending on whether you would like to spend more time at a certain place or take a longer look at a tourist attraction. Continue to Kehrwieder and the museum ships San Diego and Rickmer Rickmers. The exciting Scavenger Hunt City Tour will end at the famous jetties of the Port of Hamburg. The Scavenger Hunt Box contains 8 sealed and numbered envelopes. These contain puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, make your way through the Port of Hamburg. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Each solved puzzle will yield a number that will tell you which envelope to open next. You will not know in advance what order the scavenger hunt city envelopes need to be opened. The envelopes will also contain detailed background information of each attraction, its history, its current use, and much more. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt through Hamburg, and how much time to spend at each location. Take a break from your Scavenger Hunt whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day. Order the Box and enjoy this special sightseeing tour whenever you want.

Hamburg: Bike Tour of the Speicherstadt & Old Harbor

2. Hamburg: Bike Tour of the Speicherstadt & Old Harbor

Enjoy a tour of the old docks by bicycle in the Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Experience a multi-faceted excursion over the Alster to the Chilehaus, through the Speicherstadt in the east and over to the Elbquartier.  Enjoy a visit to the German Greenpeace Center, then travel further over the Baakenbrücke into the Baaken Harbor. Take in a panoramic view of the Freihafenbrücke, then ride along the Moldau Harbor to the Hafen Museum in Hamburg. Immerse yourself in the maritime atmosphere as you pause for a coffee, before continuing over the Argentinienbrücke and the Steinwerder district, through the old Elbe Tunnel, then back to St. Pauli.

Hamburg: Speicherstadt and Hafencity Guided Tour

3. Hamburg: Speicherstadt and Hafencity Guided Tour

Explore Hamburg from new Elbphilharmonie through to the historic Speicherstadt and on to the futuristic Hafencity. Enjoy a guided tour of Elbphilharmonie, this masterpiece of architecture with its abstract front is situated like a crown over the harbor and is the new landmark of the city.  Travel from the Elbphilharmonie to the Kaiser, past the Miniaturwunderland with the world's largest model railway, the old coffee roasting plant and the spice museum to the Magellan Terraces right across the Speicherstadt. Here you will follow in the footsteps of the Hanseatic merchants, the so-called Pfeffersäcken. The cathedral-like inner courtyards on the Dutch Brook make it clear that it was not the church but trade and money that determined everyday life in Hamburg.  After this journey to the past, visit the newest and most modern part of the city, Hafencity. This offers the perfect contrast to the Speicherstadt and shows with sophisticated and environmentally friendly buildings what is architecturally possible today.

Hamburg: 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Cruise with Live Commentary

4. Hamburg: 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Cruise with Live Commentary

Discover the culture and maritime flair of Hamburg. On this hop-on hop-off harbor tour, you will explore the Port of Hamburg, the Speicherstadt, and HafenCity by barge in 90 minutes. The barge calls at the St. Pauli Landing Bridges, Bridge 10, and the major tourist attractions daily. The special feature of the tour is that you only pay once and can enjoy the day with any number of stops with the hop-on hop-off ticket to explore the individual attractions onshore. These include BallinStadt, the Hafenmuseum Hamburg, the new Elbarkaden with the exhibition “The Flood”, the International Maritime Museum, and the traditional ship harbor in HafenCity, the historical Speicherstadt, the Miniatur Wunderland, and the Cap San Diego. During the tour you will learn interesting information from the live commentary onboard in English and German. Stops: Landing Bridges, Bridge 10 Elbe Island – Wilhelmsburg BallinStadt Hafenmuseum Hamburg International Maritime Museum Elbe Philharmonic Hall Speicherstadt – Wunderland – Dungeon Cap San Diego Landing Bridge 10

Hamburg: Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

5. Hamburg: Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

This tour takes you on a discovery of Hamburg’s maritime highlights. Your adventure begins in the Speicherstadt (warehouse district), where you can learn all about tea, coffee, and oriental rugs as well as visit the most popular photo spot in the city. You’ll continue on to the traditional ship harbor, the Marco Polo Tower, and the Cruise Center HafenCity. Experience the largest seaport in Germany up close and from a unique perspective. In an entertaining way you’ll discover how much the Elbe Philharmonic Hall cost. Hear stories about who stole Klaus Störtebeker’s skull and how the Speicherstadt emerged. Your friendly guide will be happy to answer any of your questions along the tour from the Speicherstadt to the new HafenCity. At the end of the tour you’ll be left with memories of unforgettable moments and unique panoramic views of the Elbe River and the harbor.

Hamburg Tour: The Harbor, St. Michaelis Church & City Hall

6. Hamburg Tour: The Harbor, St. Michaelis Church & City Hall

Explore the best parts of Hamburg with local guides. Take in Hamburg's most exciting locations and collect helpful tips on how to make your visit to Hamburg an unforgettable experience. Learn more about Hamburg's history. Marvel at the freshly renovated St. Michaelis Church, and the innovative 1762 additions of the second Michaelis Church. Get to know the new constructions that are actually over a century old, and the historical buildings that are younger than you think. Find out more about Hamburg's St. Michaelis Church, the Great Fire of 1842, and how Hamburg rapidly transformed from a city of narrow alleys and post-and-beam buildings into a modern business hub. Your path leads you through the alley quarter, and past the "island" called Fleetinsel in the inner-city to the City Hall.

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What people are saying about Hamburg Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 663 reviews

We were in Hamburg on Ascension Day. Lots of happy people everywhere. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't great and the museums were getting crowded... But we were able to start the scavenger hunt exactly when it was dry. We were able to interrupt them at great playgrounds and even finished the second part on a different day because it got really too wet. It was perfect! Also for boys who don't belong in the category "heavy readers". Compact information, great route, funny language, feel for detail. We are very enthusiastic and will certainly repeat it in other cities!

We practically had a private tour with dear Caro. There were only two of us, or three with Caro. The tour was cool, interesting and really fun. Caro is a good and authentic guide and also had some tips for our stay in Hamburg in addition to the tour.

Explore Hamburg on foot with lots of information. Answer questions and take a close look. Very good idea, we really liked it. We missed the note in the cover letter that you should take spare clothes for children (playground with water).

A great combination of light cycling and sightseeing! Many thanks to Lucca, our guide, who showed us great places in the city. Recommendation!

We had the tour with Martina. She was nice and the whole thing was both interesting and informative.