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Elbphilharmonie and UNESCO World Heritage Warehouse District and City Center – PRIVATE TOUR

Elbphilharmonieplatform, Warehouse District, St. Nikolai church, Town Hall

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We begin our Elbphilharmonie and UNESCO World Heritage Tour in front of the visitor’s centre, Kaiserkai 60 – 62 on the opposite side of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall after your visit of the platform of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall.

The guide is not allowed to visit the platform with you during a guided tour therefore we kindly ask you to discover the platform on your own before the tour starts. All questions about the Elbphilharmonie will be answered by your guide when you return from the platform.

Tickets for the access are free. Please enter the visitor’s center and ask for free tickets (one person can get up to 6 tickets). Go to the entrance of the Elbphilharmonie and hold the QR-code into the white box. The light in the box will turn green and you can pass. The unique escalator will lead you up to the platform at a hight of 37 meters. It is the longest curved one-piece-escalator in the world. The reason for this special shape will be explained by your guide.

Please discover the platform. A meeting point for guests and visitors. Enjoy the view around the building.

The guide is waiting for you in front of the visitor’s centre, Kaiserkai 60 – 62 on the opposite side of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. The guide will show you a lot of insight pictures, answer all your questions and give a lot of information about this amazing building.

We will start our guided walking tour into the Warehouse District (Speicherstadt) and pass the Deichstrasse, one out of 4 historic streets in the city centre with houses dating back to the 17th century.

We will have a short stop at the ruin of St. Nikolai church which is a memorial for the victims of WWII.

At Trostbrücke (consolation bridge) you’ll take a look at the first harbor basin of our beautiful city. Our tour will end at the town hall.

We also offer this tour in other languages.

Start Time: Your choice

Duration: 2 hours

Group size: Max. 25 guests

For larger groups with more than 25 people
we provide a 2nd tour guide for better service.


1 – 4 guests: 170 EUR / 2 Std.
5 – 9 guests: 190 EUR / 2 Std.
10 – 15 guests: 220 EUR / 2 Std.
Additional guests can join for 10 euros each.

Meeting Point:

Elbphilharmonie Visitor Center

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Tour description Elbphilharmonie + UNESCO World Heritage Warehouse District + City Center TOUR

From the platform of the Elbphilharmonie, 37 m above the Elbe river, you have a stunning view into the 21st century’s HafenCity (HarborCity).

The HafenCity has been described as one of Western Europe’s most ambitious projects of urban development. Here, you will see modern and sustainable architecture on a grand scale! And if you know just where to look, you can still find a few protected buildings from the past!

Your guide is waiting for you in front of the visitor’s centre, Kaiserkai 60 – 62 on the opposite side of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

First we will cross the customs canal (Zollkanal) that once separated the city and the free port zone.

As we find our way between historic sites, we will learn about Hamburg’s Free Port status and how it has helped shaping the city for over 800 years.

Deichstrasse HamburgIn the Warehouse District (Speicherstadt), we will take in the charm of the historic waterways which separate the old storage buildings.

We will learn about the different occupations that were necessary to operate one of Europe’s busiest trade hubs.

  • How has time changed things here?
  • How are the buildings used today?
  • Are goods from exotic places still being stored here?
  • And, how does the new era of container ships influence this site today?

You will hear about the famous Hamburg swans, how Hamburg could become one of the leading port cities in the world and why it took almost 50 years to rebuild the Town Hall after a devastating fire in 1842.

You will learn about the meaning of the Hygieia-fountain, the center of the Town Hall’s courtyard and how the famous pirate „Stoertebeker“ was captured and brought to Hamburg for trial and execution.

Come with us and marvel at these unique treasures.

We will end our tour at the Town Hall, a few steps away from one of Germany’s finest shopping districts.

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Pictures: First one, Warehouse district with Elbphilharmonie: Lupo,; Wandrahmsfleet: Bernd Sterzl,; Zollkanal Panorama, Bernd Sterzl,; Deichstrasse: Bernd Sterzl,; Warehouse district with Elbphilharmonic Hall: Lupo,; Sprinkenhof: Bernd Sterzl,; Jungfernbruecke: Bernd Sterzl,, Town Hall: © niklebedev51, Fotolia; Others: Jutta Hülsmann