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Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

1. Hamburg Discovery: Bus Tour with Harbor & Alster Lake Cruise

If you want to see where the heart of Hamburg beats, you have to take to the water. That's why the Alster and harbor tours are integral components of the sightseeing tour. Allow yourself to be whisked off into the secrets of the maritime world by a humorous 'harbor expert' on board the barge, and enjoy the sight of the magnificent villas and Hanseatic way of life during your Alster tour.

Hamburg Center: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Tour

2. Hamburg Center: Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Tour

Discover the city center of Hamburg during this interactive scavenger hunt game played on your smartphone. Learn interesting facts, solve questions, gain points, and see how you place on the regional league table. Get to know Hamburg city hall and the famous Jungfernstieg with the Binnenalster Lake, and more. Learn about the city including its development and history. Discover historical places as well as must-see sights and hot spots away from the usual tourist paths. For each solved question or task, receive 10 safari points. If you need a hint to solve the question, you only get 5 safari points. At the end of the game, your safari points will be added. The higher your score, the higher your placement in the safari regional league table.

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

3. 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.

Hamburg Historical City Tour

4. Hamburg Historical City 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 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.

Hamburg: Private 2-Hour Guide Hire for Your Tour Bus

5. Hamburg: Private 2-Hour Guide Hire for Your Tour Bus

Hire a tour guide for your bus trip through Hamburg. Your guide will join your group in the city center or at your hotel, and then you can get on with the tour. See the many sides of the city center, or the impressive Köhlbrand Bridge and the harbor. You can make stops where you wish, so that you can take photos of Hamburg’s skyline, the Außenalster (Outer Lake), or the harbor. Discover interesting facts about the origin and history of the city at the respective locations. Admire the beautiful sights including St. Michael's Church, the fascinating Speicherstadt, and the modern HafenCity. Stop at HafenCity and the Altona Lookout to see the huge cruise ships and observe the cranes working in the harbor. Enjoy the view into the busy harbor from the Köhlbrand Bridge.

Hamburg: Self-guided Smartphone Old Town Tour

6. 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.

From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

7. 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: Historic City Center Group Walking Tour

8. Hamburg: Historic City Center Group Walking Tour

Follow your guide through the inner city and harbor on this walking tour of Hamburg. Listen as your guide regales you with facts and tales that only locals know. See both the city's highlights and its hidden gems. Meet your guide at the Neo-Renaissance-style Rathaus (town hall). View the Gothic Revival cathedral of St. Nikolai. Take a stroll on the city's oldest street, Deichstraße. Find out about the city’s rise from a small-time trading post to one of Europe’s leading harbors as you go through the harbor.  Admire modern architecture at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall which has a waved roof that is in harmony with its waterfront position. Hear your guide reveal how Hamburg got the nickname “the Pearl.” Let your guide tell you about Hamburg’s rich republican tradition, its cosmopolitan heritage, its mercantile success and its musical pedigree. Finish your tour by the water on Am Sandtorkai street.

Hamburg: Hire a Private Guide for a 2-Hour Tour

9. Hamburg: Hire a Private Guide for a 2-Hour Tour

Hire a professional tour guide for your bus tour through Hamburg. Your private tour guide can put together a customized tour to suit the participants' interests, or simply advise you on the most beautiful sights in the city. On this tour you'll get a great overall impression of one of Germany's most beautiful cities. For a short break, choose to hop out and see the colorful Town Hall, the impressive St. Michael's Church with the historic Grocers' Apartments nearby, or the landing stages and the Old Elbe Tunnel. Explore the trendy neighborhood and the infamous Reeperbahn in St. Pauli. Visit the famous fish market and stroll along the waterfront. See the Old Elbe Tunnel, and watch the small and large ships that enter and leave the harbor.

Hamburg: 2-Hour Tour of the Historic Old Town

10. Hamburg: 2-Hour Tour of the Historic Old Town

If you are interested in the history of Hamburg, then this is the perfect tour for you! You will learn interesting facts about the history of the city and simultaneously visit places like the first harbor basin of the Hanseatic city, inaugurated in 1189. In addition to the wealth of information from your professional tour guide, you will also have many fantastic photo opportunities. During the tour you will learn about the largest German underground bunker system, which contains over 700 bunkers – a truly exceptional history. Take a closer look at Hamburg’s first pneumatic post, which was put into operation on 24 October 1864, or the famous promenade on the Mönckebergstraße, affectionately referred to as “Mö” by the locals. Get exciting information about the Great Fire of 1842, which raged for 4 days and destroyed large parts of the old town. Also learn why Hamburg changed its look from narrow streets and passageways with half-timbered houses to a modern commercial city within a short space of time.

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What people are saying about Townhall, Hamburg

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 917 reviews

Bus drivers were informative re: boat tickets (since the website/app we’re not very detailed); neither lake or river cruises has English translation, but still very beautiful and scenic; was able to do all 3 in 1 day (we only had 1 day in Hamburg) - great way to see everything, if you don’t have a lot of time.

5 stars... what more can I say?!

Our guide didn't know that we'd booked her, but I guess it wasn't her fault! Everything our guide told us was just great, if we take a trip to Hamburg again, then we want HER. Many thanks for this very informative and entertaining tour! Final verdict: Awesome!

Interesting and varied tour

This tour provides interesting insights into things including not-so-well-known aspects of Hamburg's history, and Mrs. Lübken led the tour with lots of knowledge and heartfelt dedication. Would love to go again!

Very good and cool tour

The tour still took place even though there were only two of us there taking part. I'd never been brought so close to the lifeblood of Hamburg before. I wholeheartedly recommend this tour!!!

We had 3 tours, for 3 days. The best thing to do is to go to the red double-decker counter at the port. There you get the tickets for the tours with the voucher.