The Best of Hamburg's Tours and Activities
Hamburg's is Germany's second-largest city and biggest port. Hamburg has engaged in business with the world ever since it joined the Hanseatic League back in the Middle Ages. Its role as a center of international trade in the late 19th and early 20th centuries brought it great wealth (and Unesco World Heritage recognition in 2015), a legacy that continues today: it's one of Germany's wealthiest cities. Hamburg's maritime spirit infuses the entire city; from architecture to menus to the cry of gulls, you always know you're near the water. The city has given rise to vibrant neighborhoods with multicultural eateries, as well as the gloriously seedy Reeperbahn red-light district. Hamburg nurtured the early promise of the Beatles, and today its distinctive live- and electronic-music scene thrives in unique harbor-side venues. The city's attractions are only matched by its inherent tempting spirit. The city invites everyone to come have a ball. Wherever your interests lie in visiting this historic city, there are plenty of affordable options when it comes to tours and things to do.
Take an Evening Cruise
Enjoy a wonderful introduction to Hamburg on this 3-hour nighttime illuminated Hamburg city tour with evening cruise. Travel by double-decker bus from Hamburg's train station to Outer Alster Lake. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat and enjoy a peaceful cruise on the gentle waters. Take in fine views over the lakeside as the city lights dance on the water. Then, travel onward by double-decker bus to the 'Planten und Blomen' gardens. Sip Champagne and enjoy the park's beautiful light and water show. Afterward, discover top city attractions by night aboard your bus. Tour through the city seeing the brightly illuminated historic buildings of the city and harbor before the tour comes to an end.
Take a Walking Tour
Enjoy this 2-hour city walking tour of Hamburg, and admire top Hamburg attractions. See how Hamburg has changed over the centuries on this city walking tour. Follow a guide from St Michael's Church into HafenCity and gaze out over the mighty Elbe River. Discover top local attractions such as the Elbe Philharmonic Plaza and the Town Hall. Head through Hamburg's bustling center to the historic Speicherstadt district, which is the largest warehouse district in the world. Soak up the atmosphere along the Deichstrasse and admire the fine 17th-century houses lining your route. Along the way, gain insight into Hamburg's rich World War II history. Meet your guide in front of the visitor's center to start your short journey learning about the popular locations and history of the city. Your guide will be happy to give you more interesting recommendations once your tour ends so you can explore the city further and see Hamburg's museums, exhibitions, restaurants, musicals, or theaters on your own.
Get the Hamburg City Pass
With this sightseeing pass and hop-on hop-off bus tour you can explore the best Hamburg has to offer. Select a 1-, 2-, 3- or 5-day Hamburg City Pass, then visit many of its top attractions, like the Reeperbahn, HafenCity and St. Michael's Church, to name a few. Also, save time with skip-the-line entry
to Hamburg Dungeon, the Speicherstadtmuseum and more. Board the hop-on hop-off buses
at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live on-board commentary in English and German. The pass also includes a 1-hour sightseeing cruise on the Alster River. Explore the infamous Reeperbahn red-light district, with free access to Panoptikum Wax Museum at the Kiez St. Pauli. Depending on the option selected, your sightseeing pass is valid for one, two, three, or five days from first use. All passes include unlimited use of public transport (including Hamburg airport) and attractive discounts on shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. With more than 20 attractions and sights to choose from, you can prioritize the ones that interest you most and enjoy.
Visit Hamburg's Best Bars and Pubs
Enjoy a night on the town in buzzling Hamburg on this 4-hour Reeperbahn pub crawl. Follow your guide from the vibrant Beatles-Platz into the infamous Reeperbahn, and discover some of the lively bars and nightclubs for which the district is loved. Mingle with friends and locals, and visit four bars and one nightclub during your evening. Enjoy a shot in the bars along the way and don't forget to try the local Astra beer! Crawl along the Hamburger Berg Street and sip cocktails as DJs spin the latest tunes. Enjoy drink specials throughout the night. Your 4-hour Hamburg pub crawl begins at the iconic Beatles-Platz at the foot of the Reeperbahn red-light district then head to Bar 99 Cent, located on Grosse Freiheit, one of the most famous nightlife streets in the area. As the name implies, the drinks here are cheap. After kicking off at this well-trodden area, head somewhere a little more low-key and local, Roschinsky's, offering a great selection of cocktails, beers and shots with DJ entertainment. Crawling your way along Hamburger Berg street, let loose at Sommersalon, a two-floor bar with cocktail specials and different kinds of music every night. After midnight, crank up the energy with a visit to Thomas Read Irish Pub on the Reeperbahn for live music, drinks, dancing and even karaoke. Finally, head back to Grosse Freiheit to finish your crawl at a popular nightclub.
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