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Hamburg: Schanzenviertel Culinary Tour

1. Hamburg: Schanzenviertel Culinary Tour

Experience a culinary walking tour of Hamburg's Shanzenviertel. Characterized by the wide variety of cafes and bars, the district will delight you with endless culinary options. Head into five local food hotspots and try the region's flavors as your guide explains their backstories. Learn about the history of this iconic neighborhood from your local guide along the way. The Sternschanze was once a star-shaped defense structure. Today, it enjoys a cult status similar to the Reeperbahn. Nowhere else in Hamburg will you have the opportunity to see the fight against gentrification and commerce at first hand, and on the tour you will discuss current topics such as the increase in rent prices and the trade and interest of investors. Explore a district that has emerged as one of the trendiest areas in the city. With an area of 0.60 square kilometers, the Sternschanze is one of the smallest but also most exciting neighborhoods in the whole of Hamburg. Right in the heart of the district is the left-wing autonomous center, the “Rote Flora.” Follow in the footsteps of Carl Hagenbeck and the true “revolutionaries,” and visit the old piano factory. Along the way, stop at some of the local favorites in the area and enjoy the culinary diversity of the district with five different delicacies, as well as hear exciting stories and discover true craftsmanship.

Hamburg: Harbor Cruise with Wine and Cheese

2. Hamburg: Harbor Cruise with Wine and Cheese

Sit back and take in the beautiful Hamburg sunset on this guided wine and cheese harbor cruise. Relax in the calm atmosphere on board and enjoy the views of the sun setting behind the city. A dedicated server will ensure that you enjoy delicious white or red wine and a variety of locally-sourced cheese. Dine outside 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 the important monuments of this Hanseatic city. Learn about the docks, St. Michael's Church, the Elbphilharmonie, the new district of HafenCity, and parts of the historical Speicherstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Tour of the Chocoversum

3. Hamburg: 1.5-Hour Tour of the Chocoversum

This tour takes you on a discovery of Hamburg’s chocolate side. Visit the Chocoversum by Hachez, a museum with an interactive experience in which everything revolves around sweet chocolate. Experts will take you on a 1.5-hour pleasure trip, on which you follow the cocoa beans on their exciting journey from cultivation to the finished chocolate bar. Sample the exquisite delicacies at every stage of production and experience for yourself how the delicate glaze and the fine taste develops to the end product. Follow all of the production steps closely and even create your own chocolate bar to take with you.

Elbphilharmonie Tour without Concert Halls & Harbor Cruise

4. Elbphilharmonie Tour without Concert Halls & Harbor Cruise

See Hamburg's exciting new architectural and cultural landmark, the Elbphilarmonie on a guided walking tour, excluding its concert halls. Then see Hamburg from a different perspective on a boat cruise in the harbor. Enjoy a guided tour of Hamburg's new landmark, the Elbphilharmonie. Learn from your guide about this impressive building. Begin with a tour around the building before riding the world's longest escalator. Then admire great views of Hamburg and the harbor from the Plaza, with interesting commentary from your tour guide. Also included in this tour is an approximately 1-hour harbor boat tour. Travel close to the enormous containerships and admire the Elbphilharmonie from the water. Photograph the building from this unique perspective. If the water level is sufficient, you will also travel through the canals of the Speicherstadt – the Hamburg Warehouse District. The jetty is close to the Elbphilharmonie. Depending on your booked time, you can either visit the Elbphilharmonie first and then take the harbor tour at 11:00, or go on the harbor tour first and then visit the Elbphilharmonie.

Reeperbahn: Panik City Udo Lindenberg Multimedia Experience

5. Reeperbahn: Panik City Udo Lindenberg Multimedia Experience

Located on the Reeperbahn, right across from the famous Spielbudenplatz - Panik City awaits. The 90-minute multimedia experience highlights the life's work of famous German musician and artist Udo Lindenberg and invites music fans, technic geeks, adults and children, alike. Take a guided walking tour through the museum which can be described as a beautiful symphony of art, culture, and media. Follow in Udo's footsteps - painting with "likörelle" and recording a hit while also learning about life in GDR and Udo's role as an advocate for social justice. The lines between history and present become blurred, thanks to augmented and virtual reality as you are taken on a colorful journey. The tour starts at café 'Alten Liebe – die Panik Bar', where your guide will greet you and take you inside the museum. During the tour, the guide will instruct you on how to use the technical equipment and guide you through the different stages of this experience. After 90 minutes of history, music, and technology the tour will end at café 'Alten Liebe – die Panik Bar', where you will receive a complimentary alcoholic shot. The tour is perfect for families, music fans and technology enthusiast.

Hamburg: Walking Craft Beer Tour in the St. Pauli District

6. Hamburg: Walking Craft Beer Tour in the St. Pauli District

Explore the beer-scene in Hamburg's St. Pauli district on a guided walking tour. Sample 6 tasty beers along the way. Discuss Hamburg's facinating history with your local guide. Meet your guide at the activity provider's centrally-located office and begin your walking adventure in the city that was once known as the brewery of the Hanseatic League. Find out how beer culture has evolved over time in this vibrant district. Head to hot craft beer spots like industrial brick ÜberQuell brewery and quaint old beer pubs like Musikbar Eldorado. Delight your taste buds with a range of refreshing beer samples along the way.

Hamburg: Speicherstadt Walking Tour with Coffee Tasting

7. Hamburg: Speicherstadt Walking Tour with Coffee Tasting

Meet your friendly guide at Wandrahmsteg Bridge before setting off on your 2-hour tour of Hamburg’s famous Speicherstadt. The Speicherstadt is the largest warehouse district in the world, nestled in Hamburg’s vibrant port. Throughout your tour, explore the rich-history of this bustling hub which for centuries has been a trading center for spices, carpets, coffee, and more. Explore one of the Speicherstadt’s vibrant spice stores and soak up the array of unique sights, scents, and flavors. Learn about the spice-trading industry and how it has played a role in shaping the Speicherstadt. The tour also visits a selection of colorful Oriental carpet stores, craft stores, and chocolate shops, where you can mingle with the locals and shop for souvenirs. The final stop of the tour is a local coffee roasting shop. Whilst there, meet 2-time European Roasting Master, Erik, and learn everything there is to know about the production of coffee. Afterwards, enjoy an authentic coffee tasting workshop and discover the versatile flavors of this beloved beverage.

Hamburg: Hard Rock Cafe Skip-the-Line Meal

8. Hamburg: Hard Rock Cafe Skip-the-Line Meal

Follow in the footsteps of rock and roll legends at Hard Rock Café Hamburg and enjoy a classic American meal surrounded by music memorabilia. Hamburg is the city where the Beatles played their first gigs and got into a lot of teenage hijinks, and rock and roll history is still alive and kicking at the Hard Rock Café. Located near the banks of the Elbe River in the Landungsbrücken, one of the city’s most historic buildings, the 900-square-meter café boasts seating for 365 over 3 levels, a vibrant bar, a rooftop terrace with outdoor seating, live music area, VIP lounge, and Rock Shop selling the Hard Rock Cafe’s limited-edition merchandise. Head to the port and stop in for a delicious meal. Close to many of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Old Elbe Tunnel, the Old Warehouse District, and the Harbor City, Hard Rock Café Hamburg is a must-see destination for visitors and locals alike. Treat yourself to an authentic American atmosphere and dine on classic selections from the following menu: Funk Menü Choice of Main Big Cheese Burger with Fries Veggie Burger with Fries Pulled Pork Sandwich Chicken Caesar Salad Dessert Vanilla Ice Cream Choice of Beverage Coffee, tea or soft drink

Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

9. Hamburg: Reeperbahn, Port, & Fish Market Morning Tour

Experience Hamburg at sunrise on this exciting tour to the fish market. See the Elb Tunnel, ride on the harbor ferry, and explore this unique part of the port city. Start at the Reeperbahn as that area dies down from the night, cross over to the colorful Spielbudenplatz, and walk past Davidwache, a spot featured in various TV shows and movies. Proceed to the port and into the depths of the 100-year-old Elb Tunnel. Take a ride on the harbor ferry towards Finkenwerder, enjoying the fresh harbor air as you learn interesting facts about the Hamburg Harbor. Afterwards, walk along Großen Elbstraße, a street lined with gourmet restaurants as well as wholesale fish retailers. Stop at Schellfischposten, where the popular TV show “Inas Nacht” is filmed. Finally, wander the world-famous fish market. As your guide tells you interesting and entertaining stories about the Altona Fish Market, stroll through the alleyways and admire the fresh fish and other delicacies. Enjoy a coffee and typical Hamburg specialties with live music in the Fish Auction Hall, and get your Sunday off to a fun and relaxing start.

Hamburg: Culinary Insider Tour of St. Georg

10. Hamburg: Culinary Insider Tour of St. Georg

Explore Hamburg's unique quarter of St Georg through its culinary delights with this fantastic food and walking tour. After meeting your local and passionate guide, you will set off to gain an insight into the living history of St Georg, which is infamous for its multicultural and open-minded mentality.  Enjoy a gentle stroll around the quarter as your guide leads you through the colorful streets, where the gay and queer scene with its nightclubs is located right next to mosques, churches and schools. Learn more about the dark history of St Georg, which was used as a plague isolation zone before being incorporated into the city of Hamburg.  After discovering St Georg, you will then have the chance to experience some of its culinary delights. Visit a number of local bars and restaurants to get a true flavor of the neighborhood, as you try some of St Georg's traditional and authentic dishes. 

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Great tour through the Schanzenviertel. Our tour guide was great. She guided us competently and with pleasure through the Schanzenviertel and entertained us with many really interesting stories and background information. From a culinary point of view, it was also a round thing, from Hamburger Franzbrötchen to Pakistani samosas, Italian Bruchetta and Portuguese Pastel de Nata, there was also a lot to discover in culinary terms. Conclusion: highly recommended.

Gudrun who was our guide was a kind hearted and very nice person. The whole experience was in German, and our German was limited, but Gudrun did everything she could to help us understand and it ended up being both fun, delicious and interesting!

A great tour with a fantastic guide. A big thank you goes to Petra too. We really liked your explanations about the Schanzenviertel and the delicacies that were served to us. The three hours flew by and in the end we went our separate ways.

The adventure tour in the Chocoversum is great. Lots of interesting information about everything that has to do with chocolate and lots of delicious chocolate to try. Each stage in the chocolate production was practically tasted.

It was a very informative visit with spices to experience, taste and feel up close. The audio guide was laid out nicely and everyone could proceed at their own pace. Great condiments and books to take home