St Nikolai Memorial

St Nikolai Memorial: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hamburg: Haunted Walking Tour

1. 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: City Center Walking Tour

2. Hamburg: City Center Walking Tour

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 sightseeing walking tour. After meeting your guide, embark on a tour of Hamburg’s historical, cultural, and inspiring heart. Known for its canals, Hamburg City Center is home to much more than just these impressive waterways. Discover how history shaped Hamburg’s urban development and pick up expert insight about the neo-Renaissance town hall. Make your way onto other famous landmarks where you’ll have the unique opportunity to ask your knowledgeable guide any burning questions and really get an insight into the city.

Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Discovery Tour

3. Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Discovery Tour

Experience over a thousand years of history on a 2.5-hour walk through Hamburg’s Old Town. Hear how Hamburg become one of the world’s most important ports and how the story of a headless pirate haunts the city. Your guide will tell you about what happened in Hamburg during WWII. Discover all this and more on Hamburg’s best walking tour. Take in the key sights of Hamburg, including the Rathaus, historic Deich Street, St. Nikolai Memorial, Speicherstadt, Kontor House, Elbphilharmonie and the Boatmen’s Church. Along the way, hear how Barbarossa, Störtebeker and how a whole host of Hamburg’s colorful characters built the Free City into the cosmopolitan cultural wonderland it is today.

From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

4. From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

Make the most of your time onshore and explore Hamburg on a guided tour from Kiel. Learn about Hamburg's essential role in the historic Hanseatic League, visit the ruins of St. Nicholas Church, and stroll down Hamburg's oldest street, Deischstrasse. Meet your driver in front of your cruise ship just after docking and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. After a relaxing journey, arrive in Hamburg and meet your local tour guide. Enjoy a stroll through the historic heart of Hamburg and see the stunning Town Hall. As you walk, learn about Hamburg's role in the Hanseatic League from your guide. Continue to cross the ancient Trost bridge and visit the St Nikolas Church. As you stand next to this burnt-out shell of a church, learn how it acts as a way to remember the near-total destruction of the city during World War II. Leave the church and head down Deichstrasse, the oldest street in Hamburg. As you walk down this historic street, enjoy the view of the nearby Elbe River. Before returning to the bus, continue wandering down the river and through the scenic Landungsbrucke river walk. Drive over to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Speicherstadt, and see where historically traders stored their goods. Explore the Hafencity, the newest area of Hamburg which includes the iconic Elbphilharmonie. After your guided tour ends, enjoy 1 hour to explore Hamburg on your own. Grab lunch, buy some souvenirs, or explore one of Hamburg's museums. After returning to Kiel, you will have about 1.5 hours before your cruise departs, giving you time to explore Kiel or relax with a coffee.

Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour in Danish

5. Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour in Danish

Gain insight into Hamburg's 1200-year history on a guided walking tour of the city in Danish. See important sights and listen to interesting stories as you make your way around Germany's largest port city. Originally a Saxon marketplace, Hamburg developed into a leading member of the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages and is today one of the world's largest ports, and a lively economic and cultural center. Join a licensed guide on a walking tour of the city to find out where Hamburg was founded and how it became what it is today. Learn why fire played such an important role in the city's development and why Hamburg's Old Town is actually quite new. Pass by Hamburg's impressive Townhall and see the St. Nikolai Memorial, a church bombed by Allied forces during Operation Gomorrah in 1943 which now houses a WWII memorial and museum. Visit the Speicherstadt, the largest warehouse district in the world. See Hamburg's residential and business district, HafenCity, and marvel at the imposing Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Your tour comes to an end here and offers the ideal opportunity for you to explore the Elbphilharmonie Plaza and public viewing platform on your own. 

Hamburg: City Center and Speicherstadt Walking Tour

6. Hamburg: City Center and Speicherstadt Walking Tour

Explore the northern German metropolis of Hamburg on foot and learn more about the fascinating stories of the city and its history. With a trusty guide, discover the HafenCity district, a growing area of novel inner-city architecture and public spaces on the Elbe. Admire the fascinating Elbphilharmonie and impressive harbor vistas. As Europe’s second biggest port, Hamburg has always been open to adventurers and travelers from around the world. You’ll also visit the UNESCO-listed warehouse district called Speicherstadt, which translates from German to ‘City of Warehouses’. Spend some time admiring its unique charm and listen to facts about the largest warehouse district in the world to be built on timber pile foundations. Tour the city center, home to the beautiful town hall. Here the architecture and the symbolism of the sculptures will tell you a lot about Hamburg's tradition and past history.

Hamburg: Self-guided Smartphone Old Town Tour

7. Hamburg: Self-guided Smartphone Old Town Tour

Explore Hamburg’s historic center with a self-guided smartphone tour and messenger-based game. As you walk around the inner city looking for clues to help Maya get her memories back, you’ll see some of the city's most iconic sights and learn about their colorful past.   Your adventure begins outside the majestic building of the Kunsthalle - Hamburg’s historic art museum. Follow the clues to the Jungfernstieg where you can gaze out across the waters of the Binnenalster lake before checking out the stylish shopping mile of Mönckebergstraße. As your adventure continues to the Old Town, marvel at the ornate facade of the neo-Renaissance City Hall, the Colonnades, and the 19th Century Gänsemarkt. Finally, you’ll discover the famous destroyed church of St. Nicholas and find out it is connected to your mystery game.

Hamburg: Self-Guided Historical Walking Tour

8. Hamburg: Self-Guided Historical Walking Tour

Maximize your time in the fascinating city of Hamburg with an informative self-guided walking tour of the sights that contribute to its nickname as the 'Gateway to the World'. Admire the incredible architecture of the Elbphilharmonie, and marvel at the craftsmanship of a replica of Hamburg and other cities in the Miniatur Wunderland. See important historical landmarks such as Rickmer Rickmers and Mahnmal Sankt Nikolai, and take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful greenery of Planten un Blomen. Savor the spectacle of the St. Pauli Elbetunnel, an amazing feat of engineering, and say hello to the Beatles as you meet statues of the band, who played regularly in Hamburg, in Beatles-Plat. Feel the adrenalin as you scare yourself senseless in Hamburg Dungeon, during a 90-minute show displaying 600 years of history.

Hamburg: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

9. Hamburg: Sherlock Holmes Smartphone App City Game

Immerse yourself in the exciting world of Sherlock Holmes by collecting clues as part of a fun smartphone exploration game. Solve the murder of a fictional character with your colleagues, friends, or family, and explore the highlights of Hamburg, including the Rathaus and St. Petri Church. After downloading the app and entering the code, embark on a unique adventure full of brain teasers, puzzles, and lots of British humor. Become a high-class detective for a day and work alongside Sherlock Holmes. Take as long as you need to tackle this criminal case, stopping to explore the area whenever you wish to. Restart the game when you're ready and have a blast while you come across iconic sites, such as St. Petri Church and the Mahnmal St. Nikolai.

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

10. 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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It was a very pleasant and informative time that we were able to spend with our photographer Liviu Mihoc. He was very likeable, could take good photos and the locations in Hamburg were well chosen. He didn't have any inhibitions about posing either. It was a lot of fun. The information on photography, which we later took to heart during our vacation, was also great. Now we look forward to the photos. We would definitely recommend this shooting with Liviu. Caroline and Dominic

great shooting, professional tips to present natural photos. His relaxed manner takes away the fear of posing. The location on the Reeperbahn at night gave the rest.. great sister shooting. Look forward to the pictures. What we have seen in advance is promising

Really a Great experience if you want to have some awesome professional pictures & you want to learn about photography and while having a lot of fun posing! the tour guide is a very nice guy with a lot of knowledge

It was just great. A great photographer who shot us wonderful photos with lots of tips. Anytime again and only to be recommended! Thank you for the great experience

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