Sightseeing Hamburg – Daily City Tours
Sightseeing Hamburg – explore this beautiful city with its many waterways, bridges and the impressive port in a special and unique way.
Our local tour guides know the city like the back of their hand and will introduce you to all the sites and attractions worth seeing. Join us for a journey through the times and discover Hamburg’s vibrant city life today.
We offer private Hamburg Sightseeing Tours according to your wishes
Sightseeing Hamburg – some ‘must sees’
- The Harbor
- The ‘Michel’
- The Town Hall
- The Reeperbahn
- The Alster
- Elbe Philharmonic Hall, Warehouse District and HarborCity
1. The harbor:
It is the pulse of the city, the one that brought Hamburg to wealth and prosperity.
That which started out as a small basin within the city, is now Europe’s second largest sea port. We handle about 10 million containers every year, have approx. ½ million cruise ship guests and offer numerous events and all sorts of entertainment in and around the harbor.
A tour of the harbor should be part of every sightseeing Hamburg. Many harbor tours start at Landungsbruecken.
If you go there, don’ t miss to peek into the Old Elbe tunnel from 1911 with its wooden elevators for (small) cars or pedestrians. You can cross the Elbe by foot and will be rewarded with a beautiful harbor panorama, once you are on the other side of the river Elbe (about 15 min. later).
Enjoy the special ambience, maybe you want to sit on an old quay wall, listen to the seagulls or enjoy a cocktail in one of our harbor beach clubs. No matter what you do, the harbor will capture your attention.
2. The ‘Michel’ (as the local like to call it):
This beautiful neo baroque church is Hamburg’s No 1 and historic landmark. It is said to be northern Germany’s most beautiful church.
Its wide open and light interior, 4 organs and an impressive acoustics makes it a great location for classical music. If you want to see Hamburg with a bird’s eye, go up the tower and enjoy a 360 ° view of the city.
3. The town hall in the heart of the city:
This elborate neo-renaissance building from 1897 expresses the wealth and prosperity, as well as the independence of the State of Hamburg and its rebublican tradition.
Enjoy the courtyard with the beautiful fountain, an oasis in the middle of the busy city.
4. The Reeperbahn:
This is Hamburg’s infamous red light district, the ‘sinful strip’, with pubs, night clubs, bars, sex shops, table dance bars, brothels, but also with theaters, music clubs and restaurants. It is open 24/7 and you find all types of entertainment there.
5. The Alster:
Hamburg’s ‘lakes’ in the middle of the city. A popular recreational area and a beautiful place to relax.
6. Elbe Philharmonic Hall, Warehouse District and HarborCity:
The Warehouse District is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and definitely a must see.
So is the HarborCity, Europe’s most ambitious inner-city development, that combines state of the art architecture with sustainability.
Hamburg’s impressive new concert hall, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, is located in the Sandtorhafen, a historic harbour basin. If you would like to take part in a guided tour of the Elbphilharmonie, including the Grand Concert Hall, please visit this website.
If you would like to see the Historic Warehouse District and the Elbphilharmonie Plaza (without Concert Hall) during a guided tour, please have a look at our private tour Elbe Philharmonic Hall and Warehouse District Tour. During this tour we will visit the platform of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall and the observation deck.
These are but a few sites you may want to visit. You can also go to our “Things-to-do” page to get more ideas of what to explore in Hamburg.
The best way to get to know one of Europe’s most interesting and beautiful cities, is simply to book a tour with us and have a professional guide show you the places of interest.
- private tours
- individual tours
- tours by foot
- tours by bus
- tours by boat
- tours by bike
- VIP style tours in a limousine
Our guides will give you insider information and share with you facts, tales and legends.
We offer all of our Sightseeing Hamburg City Tours in many common languages.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to one of our informative and fun city tours!
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Sightseeing Hamburg City Tours Pictures:
HafenCity and Elbphilharmonie: Gaby Blöcker | World Heritage/Warehouse District: Lupo, pixelio.de | City Tour, St. Michel/Harbor: Bernd Sterzl, pixelio.de | Shore Excursion © powell83 / Fotolia | Inner Harbor: Bernd Sterzl / pixelio.de | Landungsbruecken: Rainer Sturm / pixelio.de | Town Hall: Lisa Schwarz, pixelio.de | Others: Jutta Huelsmann