A stroll through vibrant city streets filled with history
17th-century houses & waterways on Deichstrasse
Historic & modern architecture in the harbor area
A visit to the impressive tower of St. Nicholas' Church
Personalized attention from a knowledgeable local guide
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided walking tour of Hamburg
What you can expect
Discover the heart of the city of Hamburg on a private walking tour to the city's historic and contemporary sites. Follow your local guide to the most attractive districts, including the City Center, the Warehouse District, and HafenCity, and learn the city's 1,200 years of history along the way.
Start at the venerable local landmark of St. Michael's Church and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Grocers' Apartments that frame the last of the 17th-century enclosed courtyards. Hear what life was like in the city 400 years ago as you admire the canals and old houses that line Deichstrasse, the oldest street in Hamburg.
Stop at the impressive Elbe Philharmonic Hall, explore the historic Warehouse district, and admire the modern architecture in HafenCity, one of the biggest city planning projects in Europe. Along the way, your guide shares stories about the famous Hamburg swans, Hamburg's rise to become one of the leading port cities in the world, and the great fire in 1842 that left the city hall in ruins for half a century.
Visit the town hall's courtyard to learn the meaning of the famous Hygieia fountain and the legend of the famous pirate Klaus Störtebeker, who was brought here for execution. Your tour comes to an end after a visit to the famous tower of St. Nicholas' Church, which stands as a memorial to the destruction of World War II.