Hamburg on the Elbe

Hamburg, Germany
Period of time: 2.5h
Price: 25 € per adult  
Category:: Stadttouren

Organisational Details

Participants: 1-25 person (Open tour)

Languages: German

Booking option: Booking on fixed rate

Description of Tour

With this exciting tour you will get to know Hamburg as the "metropolis on the Elbe". As a city on the water. You will get to know the Speicherstadt and Hafencity, then during a ferry trip also the harbour and finally St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn.

Our tour starts in the historic Speicherstadt, once the largest warehouse complex in Europe. Behind it lies the new Hafencity, creating an impressive interplay between land and water, between old and young!

The people of Hamburg are proud of their Speicherstadt, which for many years contributed to the prosperity of its citizens, which is also architecturally something very special. But 130 years ago, when the first warehouses were built, things looked different: a medieval old town quarter with its almost 26,000 inhabitants had to make way for the warehouses. As Hamburg became a customs territory of the German Empire, the Senate and the Bürgerschaft were forced to establish a free port. Right in the middle of it lay the residential area that thus became the port.

Millions of tons of cocoa and coffee, fine carpets, expensive spices and all kinds of general cargo were stored here, but also refined and sorted. Crisscrossed by canals and canals on which once the so-called Schutenschupser called the goods here, lie in this charming area today especially many museums and cafes.

In the Hafencity we pass the Dallmannkai, the Magellan and Marco Polo Terraces, then the Unileverhaus and the cruise terminal. But why do the lamps there look so strange? Is the story of Hamburg's most famous chicken, which once made its home here, true? And where are the green spaces in this new part of town? There is a lot to marvel at here. But some will also strain our laughing muscles.

After a short break we continue towards the Elbphilharmonie, where we board a ferry. During our trip we see old museum ships, the Rickmer Rickmers and the Cap San Diego, before we get off again at the Landungsbrücken.

Now we climb the "Hamburger Berg", from where we enjoy a magnificent view of the harbor. But we also see that place where in former times the "Lohntütenball" every Friday afternoon led to great excitement. Now we are in St. Pauli and on the Kiez. But who actually came up with the idea to provide Herbertstraße, our famous prostitution street, with screens? The question hardly asked, we meet Hans Albers.

A little bit we still stroll over the Reeperbahn, before we take in the "Silbersack", a very cozy old pub, where nothing has been changed since 1949, a real "Astra tuber" to recover in us. Supported by Hans Albers, who will entertain us with his song "auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins" during our well-deserved break.

Whoever then still feels like it, strolls with our city guide a bit over the "Große Freiheit" and further to the "Männerstrich", the Salvation Army and the "Honka-Stube"




Experienced city guide

A ticket for the ferry

A real Astra Knolle (real Hamburg beer)




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Guide since 2008
What I offer: City tours, harbor tours, city tours, bike tours
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Language: German
Booking: Tours with fixed price, Individual Bookings
Experience:: since 2008