Your tour starts directly in front of the cruise terminal. An enthusiastic local guide will share insight into the local history and present with you and take you to the most prominent places in Hamburg.
The Hanse City of Hamburg is not only the most beautiful port city in Germany but also the richest city in the country as well. It was badly damaged by bombings and fire during WWII but has become the second most exciting city in Germany next to Berlin! In the 1960’s the Star Club became famous as the venue where the Beatles earned their chops and today the legendary nightlife area around the Reeperbahn and St. Pauli is famous for its bars and red light district. During the day, the area around the old city with its picturesque canals is one of the nicest high end shopping areas in all of Germany. The famous Alsterhaus department stores has everything you could want and more! The two lakes in the heart of the old city, the Binnen and Aussenalster give the city a natural aquatic beauty which is a big part of its charm as well as its cuisine.
On our tour your will enjoy a leisurely stroll through the historic heart of Hamburg and see the stunning Town Hall while learning about the role of Hamburg in the Hanseatic league. We will also visit the St Nikolai Church, still a burnt out shell of a church and hear about the near total destruction of the city during the second world war. Afterwards we will explore the oldest street in Hamburg, Deichstrasse and cross over the Trost bridge in the heart of the Medieval City. Close by is the Elbe River and the scenic Landungsbrucke river walk. From here we will head over to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Speicherstadt where goods coming in and out of the city were once stored and the Hafencity, the newest area of the city where the Elbphilharmonie today stands as an architectural wonder for all to see.
This tour can also be organized with a private vehicle and driver, instead of using the public transportation. Please click on Important Info / Pricing & Availability to see the prices for both options.