Discover Hamburg: Private Walking Tour

Discover Hamburg: Private Walking Tour
Tours & Sightseeing > City Tours > City Tours
$269.41
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Description

The story of Hamburg is the story of floods, fire, immigration, disease, piracy, trade, war, kings, castles and the Beatles. This 2.5-hour private walking tour takes you through the entire 1200-year history of Germany’s coolest city, beginning with Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire, and finishing at the gleaming new Elbphilharmonie, the jewel in the crown of Hamburg’s harbour.

We will kick the tour off with an exploration of Hamburg’s old town: through winding streets, past beautiful buildings, over the canals and up to the stunning neo-gothic St Nikolai church, the remains of which now stand as a touching memorial for the victims of World War Two. As we continue through the town we’ll look at the many disasters that punctuate the city on the Elbe’s past; the Great Fire of 1842, the cholera epidemic of 1892, the floods of 1962, and see how these tragedies affected change that has made Hamburg the city it is today.

Towards the end of the day we will walk through the Speicherstadt, the beautiful warehouse district built during the peak of Hamburg’s power, when it was not only one of the world’s busiest ports, but when Hamburg was the stepping off point for millions of Europeans embarking on a new life in the “New World.” The Speicherstadt is now proudly a UNESCO World Heritage site - any trip to Hamburg isn't complete without it!

Your Hamburg adventure will end right next to the harbour, which is the perfect place for you to set sail and explore on your own. You can easily visit the stunning Elbphilharmonie, take a ferry trip, and find great places for lunch and dinner.

The story of Hamburg is the story of floods, fire, immigration, disease, piracy, trade, war, kings, castles and the Beatles. This 2.5-hour private walking tour takes you through the entire 1200-year history of Germany’s coolest city, beginning with Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire, and finishing at the gleaming new Elbphilharmonie, the jewel in the crown of Hamburg’s harbour.