Hamburg
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Our most recommended Hamburg Seasonal & Holiday Activities

  • Hamburg Harbor: Light Tour

    1. Hamburg Harbor: Light Tour

    Experience Hamburg's harbor by the evening light. Take a romantic voyage through the Hamburg harbor and enjoy an exceptional atmosphere and the illuminated silhouette of the city. Travel through the historic Speicherstadt (depending on the tide) and along the impressive illuminated container terminals. Hear interesting stories of the harbor's history with live moderation from the captain, while relaxing with a drink. Alternatively, pick one of the special tours that take place only occasionally. Choose the special Queen Mary II cruise to accompany Queen Mary II at the Cruise Terminal and then follow her along the River Elbe. During the boat ride, learn a lot about her from the professional guide. Or, celebrate the Anniversary of Hamburg Harbor onboard a traditional barge. Watch the opening parade to the festival unveil, as the weekend of celebrations will then follow.

    Fun and nice way to explore the city by night. Funny jokes and interesting facts about the harbor. Big boat (with toilet) which felt also safe during pandemic times (open roof and good ventilation).

  • Hamburg: Evening Illumination Cruise through Harbor

    2. Hamburg: Evening Illumination Cruise through Harbor

    Experience a beautiful evening cruise from the historical and romantically-illuminated Speicherstadt through the sea of light that is the Hamburg harbor. Enjoy a great boat tour through the canals of the historic Speicherstadt and discover the highlights of Hamburg from the water. Listen to your expert live German commentator to hear the history behind this intriguing city. See the Zollkanal, Wasserschloss and the International Maritime Museum and cruise along the modern HafenCity, the newest district in the beautiful Hanseatic city. Take a look at the HafenCity University, the Marco Polo Tower, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall and the panorama of the district. Also have a breathtaking view of the St. Pauli Piers all the way to Überseebrücke with the museum ships Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego.   Sail through the port's sea of light again and be amazed by the activty around the container...

    Only in German. No english. Still a lovely experience. Would recommend. No Spierchetstadt cruise however. Do not think it can ever take place in the evening with such a big ship.

  • Hamburg: Evening Lights Cruise

    3. Hamburg: Evening Lights Cruise

    Hop aboard a city cruise to see Hamburg’s Speicherstadt and harbor twinkle in the evening light. Enjoy the city silhouette as you navigate the city’s canals and the Elbe. Your onboard guide will be on-hand to point out all its hidden nooks and crannies. Get to know Hamburg’s historical warehouse district located within the old port. Find out how Hamburg became such a powerful harbor city in times gone by as you cruise. Contrast the old city with the new port and container terminals as they’re all lit up at night. Even glimpse the Elbphilharmonie as an added bonus for your evening jaunt around Hamburg’s waters.

  • Hamburg Dungeon Admission Ticket

    4. Hamburg Dungeon Admission Ticket

    The Hamburg Dungeon brings the darkest period's of the city's history to life in an entertaining way. The state-of-the-art special effects and professional actors provide a very special kind of live entertainment. The live actors step into historical roles and take you on a journey through 600 years of Hamburg's murky past in interactive shows. The visitor attraction in the historical Speicherstadt district presents 11 different shows on a 90-minute tour and offers plenty of action on 2 fun rides. Visitors can embark on an unusual journey on the "Elevator of Doom". You can also discover the dark years of the Plague or try to save the pirate Klaus Störtebecker from execution. Defend yourself before the mercy of the inquisition and face the revenge of a restless spirit - with a twinkle in the inquisitor's eyes and the opportunity for lots of fun.

    Det er en god måde at fortælle om Hamburgs historie kunne godt tænke at der var flere ture på engelsk

  • Hamburg: Haunted Walking Tour

    5. Hamburg: Haunted Walking Tour

    Experience the spooky atmosphere of Hamburg at night on a walking tour in the footsteps of the city's ghosts. Skip the wild party atmosphere of St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn and learn what really goes on after dark! Prepare to be spooked by witches and demons as you visit eerie locations and haunted sites. Get a feel for the evil atmosphere of the city, under the protection of St. Catherine, as you make your way from St. Catherine's Church to the mystical Speicherstadt. Search for ghosts in the fabled "Quarter of the Crooked Moon" before wandering the old-fashioned streets around St. Nicholas' Church.

  • Hamburg: Harbor Cruise with Wine and Cheese

    6. Hamburg: Harbor Cruise with Wine and Cheese

    Sit back and take in the beautiful Hamburg sunset during this wine and cheese harbor cruise. Relax in the calm atmosphere aboard the comfortable ship, with limited capacities to make it the perfect romantic sunset experience for you and your other half. A dedicated server will ensure that you enjoy delicious white or red wine and a variety of locally-sourced cheese. Dine open air in warmer weather or feel cozy and warm in the heated salon during winter.   Cruise through Hamburg Harbor as your live tour guide points out picturesque monuments and teaches you about the history of this Hanseatic city. Learn all about the port facilities, shipyards, docks, container terminals, cruise ships, St. Michael's Church, the Elbphilharmonie, the new district of HafenCity and parts of the historical Speicherstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Einfach alles war so super! Guter Wein, nette Unterhaltung, einfach ein wirklich schöner Abend. Kann ich wirklich sehr weiter empfehlen

  • Hamburg: Private Sunset Sightseeing Tour with Welcome Drink

    7. Hamburg: Private Sunset Sightseeing Tour with Welcome Drink

    The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation and heads to the famous St. Micheal's Church. Also known as Michel, the church is one of the most iconic landmarks and dominates the city skyline. Admire the church’s impressive Baroque architecture while learning about its history and religious influence. Head into the city center, passing the Neo-Gothic Town Hall and the Stock Exchange Building. As you explore, listen to your guide share fascinating insight about Hamburg’s merchant history and economy. Drive past the idyllic Inner Alster Lake next, lined with traditional villas, where locals flock for leisurely activities. Afterwards, explore the trendy Schanzenviertel district, bursting with street art, trendy factories, vegan food places, and more. Discover the city’s famous Speicherstadt next, a UNESCO World Listed location which today hosts exhibitions and other cultural events....

  • Aussenalster: Celebs, Waterfronts and Nature Cycle Tour

    8. Aussenalster: Celebs, Waterfronts and Nature Cycle Tour

    Cycle through the green suburbs with their animal and plant diversity and magnificent villas. Check out the multicultural district of St. Georg with artists' quarters, colorful gastronomy, and shop scene. Follow a CityMap through Dammtor to Pöseldorf-Rotherbaum, past consulates, residences and the parks of Harvestehude, Krugkoppel, Fernsicht, Leinpfad, Winterhuder Stadtpark with a planetarium viewing platform. Ride through Stadtparksee, Liebesinsel, Goldbekufer, Winterhuder Canal, Uhlenhorst with the fabulous Blue Mosque and a unique distant view of the skyline of Hamburg's Old and New Town. Don't miss out on Feenteich, Schwanenwijk and Mundsburger Brücke.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Highly recommended with a mega friendly, helpful captain! A breathtaking sight on one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Book the harbor tour here, of course there are also sales on site, but they are cheaper here and it's just as quick and very uncomplicated! Tip is worth it!

It was a very nice tour with interesting topics. I would like to do it again and can only recommend this guided tour.

Very interesting tour with funny guide where you learn a lot about the harbour and Hamburg in general.

Shows you the industrial side of Hamburg in a good fashion, last the perfect duration.

Very nice and cozy recommendable funny companion is definitely worth the money