Explore the cosmopolitan city on the Elbe

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Guided tours

Guided tours





„Oh Hamburg meine Perle – Du wunderschöne Stadt – Du bist mein Zuhaus – Du bist mein Leben“[“Oh Hamburg my pearl – you beautiful city – you are my home – you are my life”]

That’s how Lotto King Karl sings about the port city on the Elbe, and it captures many people’s attitude to life. Hamburg is voted one of the most enjoyable cities in the world to live in every year, and for a good reason! The Hanseatic city is rich in cultural offerings. Many special sights inspire both locals and tourists. Residents feel safe in their city, have good healthcare and a wide range of educational opportunities. The northern German metropolis is always worth a visit and attracts numerous visitors every year with a variety of interesting activities, outstanding restaurants, welcoming hotels and special architectural features.

Hamburg Binnenalster
Hafenrundfahrt Hamburg

These guided city tours will make you want more

Anyone visiting Hamburg is well equipped with a guided tour and a competent tour guide for first impressions and interesting, entertaining experiences. Whether for a company outing, birthday or just to get to know the city and have a good time – there are suitable guided tours for almost every occasion and every interest.

A harbour tour, for example, allows you to experience sightseeing from the water while the skipper tells his guests all sorts of interesting and amusing facts about the harbour, the sights and the Hanseatic city itself.

For an insight into Hamburg’s entertainment district, a St. Pauli tour around the Reeperbahn is ideal. Hamburg’s “Kiez” offers a slightly different kind of Sightseeing as this is where the entertainment district meets residential and office architecture. A competent tour guide shows visitors the exciting corners of St. Pauli and can explain a lot about the history, development and special features of this neighbourhood.

Hamburg’s architecture is characterised by a fascinating mix of modern and classic elements. On an architectural tour through HafenCity, a local tour guide provides insights into the architectural styles that predominate in Hamburg’s newest district. The Elbe Philharmonic Hall, new landmark of the Hanseatic city, is unique and impressive. The warehouse complexes of the “Speicherstadt” are also highly recommended buildings for a sightseeing tour and guided tour, which become more tangible with the help of a guide and his stories.

Lichterfahrt über die Reeperbahn
Hamburg Stadtrundgang

Discover Hamburg’s most famous and beautiful sights

Hamburg, the pearl of the north, is a magnet for visitors from all over the world. Many of the sights visited on a city trip to the Hanseatic city are unique and truly exciting! The museum ship Rickmer Rickmers is one of them. Built in 1896, the cargo ship is Hamburg’s floating landmark. A visit is always worthwhile: there are regularly changing special exhibitions on maritime themes below deck on around 800 square metres. You can also take a look inside the former officers’ and crew cabins – an interesting insight into life as a sailor in those days! There is also a restaurant on board, so your taste buds are well catered for.

The main church of St Michael’s – or rather known as St Michel’s – is Hamburg’s most famous church and landmark of the Hanseatic city, especially for sailors. The “‘Michel’ is one of the most visited sights in the city and probably the most important baroque church in northern Germany. What can be seen of the church today is a reconstruction, as the building burnt down completely during construction work in 1906. During the reconstruction, the ‘Michel’ was given a fireproof version made of steel and concrete instead of the previous wooden construction, so that the church is at least better protected against major fires.

The Landungsbrücken are another sight that characterise Hamburg and should not be missed during a visit. The landing piers for passenger ships are located in the St. Pauli district. It offers an excellent view of the North Elbe, the shipyards and the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. The Landungsbrücken are the starting point for many harbour tours. At its western end is the entrance to the Old Elbe Tunnel, which is also a highlight!

Opened in 1911, it crosses under the North Elbe over a length of almost 427 metres. Today, the Old Elbe Tunnel is mainly a traffic route for cyclists and pedestrians – motor vehicles are only permitted to use it to a limited extent. The Old Elbe Tunnel has been a listed building since 2003. It is definitely an experience to walk through this tunnel and realise that you are underneath the Elbe!

Tour durch Sankt Pauli
Barkassenrundfahrt Hamburg

Tips for special experiences in Hamburg

In addition to the numerous special sights, Hamburg also has a wide range of events and experiences to offer. We reveal our insider tips for a memorable stay in the metropolis in the north.

Miniatur Wunderland is one of Hamburg’s best-known attractions and is the largest model railway in the world. The different sections in miniature format allow visitors to travel to a wide variety of countries and regions. With or without children – a trip to Miniatur Wunderland is exciting and great fun!

No longer an insider tip, but always a special experience: the fish market and fish auction hall in Hamburg Altona! The fish market opens every Sunday morning, in summer at 5 a.m., and attracts around 70,000 visitors on this day!

Fruit, flowers, souvenirs and clothing are also on sale here. You can buy freshly caught fish from the fishing boats on the jetty and live music is often played in the fish auction hall. This is a great place to start the day between locals, tourists and tired strollers with a first coffee and fresh fish sandwiches in the morning!

For a little break from the hustle and bustle of the city, our insider tip is Planten un Blomen park. It was created on part of the former Hamburg ramparts. The name is Low German and means – it’s easy to guess – plants and flowers. The 47-hectare park not only has a lot to offer for walkers and nature lovers: Those interested in culture will find many events here all year round, there are two large playgrounds for children and for the more sporty, the park offers a roller skating rink, among other things, which turns into an ice rink in winter. With its lake, the Japanese Garden, a tropical house and many different walking paths, Planten un Blomen is an idyllic destination and a great tip when visiting Hamburg!

Planten un Blomen in Hamburg

Hamburg Guided Tours

The vibrant Hanseatic city of Hamburg awaits you with highlights that are just as diverse as the city itself. See the modern Hafencity, marvel at the harbour, the heart of the city, or let yourself be enchanted by the open and endearing nature of the people of Hamburg on our guided tours.

Stadtführungen in Hamburg

Lübeck: only 45 minutes away

Need a change of scenery? Then take advantage of the short journey to the Hanseatic city of Lübeck! Travelling north-east along the old trade routes from Hamburg, you can reach the ‘City of Seven Towers’, as Lübeck is known due to its striking silhouette, within 45 minutes.