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Lübeck: 1-Hour Splash Bus City Tour

1. Lübeck: 1-Hour Splash Bus City Tour

Enjoy a unique attraction in Lübeck: Splashtour, a bus that transforms into a boat.  The captain will greet you at the bus stop and take you on a journey through his hometown, mixing personal stories with historical facts to make this a truly special experience. This ride will give you a completely different view of the city. On this 1-hour tour, you'll see the most interesting and beautiful corners of the Hanseatic city. The highlight is the spectacular splash, when this bus suddenly becomes a ship and drives you along the Trave, past the picturesque skyline of Lübeck. Enjoy the live commentary in German, giving you insights on Lübeck's history, glory days, and most famous inhabitants. Travel through the Lübeck harbor and around the historic old town. From the water, you can see all main sights including the 7 towers of Lübeck, the Holsten Gate, countless bridges, the romantic garden district, and the historic houses of the old town. From the road, glimpse into everyday live in Lübeck, passing unique little shops, historic houses, and countless sights.

Lübeck: 1-Hour City Cruise in German

2. Lübeck: 1-Hour City Cruise in German

Experience the most beautiful sights in Lübeck, and admire the city's mesmerizing skyline on this sightseeing cruise. Relax onboard the comfortable boat, equipped with a minibar and a bathroom, while enjoying fascinating live commentary in German. Learn about the glory days of Lübeck, explore its history, and hear stories about the city's most famous inhabitants.  This 1-hour cruise takes you through the harbor and around the historic old town. See Lübeck's main sights from the water, including the seven towers of the city, Holsten Gate, the romantic garden district, and the houses of old town. Your captain will take you on a journey through his home-town, mixing personal stories with historical facts to make this a truly special experience.

Lubeck: Old Town Private Walking Tour & Boat Trip

3. Lubeck: Old Town Private Walking Tour & Boat Trip

Explore the quaint streets of Lubeck's Old Town and cruise along the picturesque canals of the Lubeck Harbor with a private guided tour. Learn how Lubeck earned nicknames such as "The City of the Seven Spires" and "Queen on the Hanse". Visit the iconic Holsten Gate, pass by St. Peter's Church and St. Mary's Church, continuing your way to the historic Lubeck Cathedral and charming Town Hall.  Relax aboard a beautiful boat as you then cruise around Lubeck's canals. Marvel at the stunning harbor views while your captain details the region's rich and exciting maritime history. Consider extending your trip to have more time in the Old Town, including a private tour inside the Lubeck Cathedral, as well as St. Mary's Church where you will find the iconic astronomical clock and broken bells.

From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

4. From Kiel: Best of Hamburg Cruise Ship Shore Excursion

Make the most of your time onshore and explore Hamburg on a guided tour from Kiel. Learn about Hamburg's essential role in the historic Hanseatic League, visit the ruins of St. Nicholas Church, and stroll down Hamburg's oldest street, Deischstrasse. Meet your driver in front of your cruise ship just after docking and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. After a relaxing journey, arrive in Hamburg and meet your local tour guide. Enjoy a stroll through the historic heart of Hamburg and see the stunning Town Hall. As you walk, learn about Hamburg's role in the Hanseatic League from your guide. Continue to cross the ancient Trost bridge and visit the St Nikolas Church. As you stand next to this burnt-out shell of a church, learn how it acts as a way to remember the near-total destruction of the city during World War II. Leave the church and head down Deichstrasse, the oldest street in Hamburg. As you walk down this historic street, enjoy the view of the nearby Elbe River. Before returning to the bus, continue wandering down the river and through the scenic Landungsbrucke river walk. Drive over to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Speicherstadt, and see where historically traders stored their goods. Explore the Hafencity, the newest area of Hamburg which includes the iconic Elbphilharmonie. After your guided tour ends, enjoy 1 hour to explore Hamburg on your own. Grab lunch, buy some souvenirs, or explore one of Hamburg's museums. After returning to Kiel, you will have about 1.5 hours before your cruise departs, giving you time to explore Kiel or relax with a coffee.

Lübeck: Self-Guided Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

5. Lübeck: Self-Guided Smartphone Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Enjoy the beauty of the medieval city of Lubeck on a self-guided walking tour with your smartphone. Visit the famous landmarks and hidden gems of the city while you go on the scavenger hunt. Instructions how to start the tour will be found on your voucher after booking the tour. Begin your adventure at the Holsten Gate with your mobile phone as your guide. Soak in the warm and vibrant atmosphere while strolling through the streets of the historical town. During the tour, feel free to stop at any part of the tour to spend some more time seeing the sights. Experience a fun and entertaining adventure with family or friends. Throughout the tour, you will learn facts about the history and culture city of Lubeck. Explore the city at your own pace while enjoying a fun scavenger hunt.

Kiel: Harbor Scavenger Hunt with GPS and Radio

6. Kiel: Harbor Scavenger Hunt with GPS and Radio

Discover the Port of Kiel with a modern scavenger hunt and enjoy the maritime flair of the city. You will start your tour at the Bahnhof Kiel, from where you will enjoy an exciting tour by foot and ferry in small teams of at least 2 people. With your GPS device you'll come across many local sights, such as the cruise terminal, the freight terminals, and the beautiful Kieler Förde. With luck you'll even find geocaches. You'll always have contact to the organizer and the other teams (in the event of multiple groups), with certain tasks only possible to be completed with the help of the organizer or other teams. As you will be using public radio frequencies don't be surprised when harbor workers or crews use the same frequency. You can choose from 2 different routes. The routes travel through the most beautiful parts of the harbor, which guarantee beautiful photographs and some peace away from the crowds.

Flensburg: Harbor Scavenger Hunt with GPS and Radio

7. Flensburg: Harbor Scavenger Hunt with GPS and Radio

Discover the Port of Flensburg with a modern scavenger hunt, as you enjoy the maritime flair of the city. You will start the tour at the Hafenspitze, from where you will enjoy an exciting tour by foot and ferry in small teams of at least 2 people. With your GPS device you'll come across many famous local sights. You will discover such locations as the freight terminals, the docks of this beautiful fishing port. With luck you'll even find geocaches. You'll always have contact to the organizer and the other teams (in the event of multiple groups), with certain tasks only able to be completed with the help of the organizer or other teams. As you will be using public radio frequencies, don't be surprised when harbor workers or crews use the same frequency. You can choose from 2 different routes. The routes travel through the most beautiful parts of the harbor, which guarantee beautiful photographs and some peace away from the crowds.

From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

8. From Hamburg: Day Trip to Lübeck with Guided Walking Tour

Take a short train journey from Hamburg to enjoy a day trip and guided walking tour in Lübeck. Stroll down the charming alleys of Lübeck’s Old Town, admire the local red brick buildings and see Holsten Gate, St. Mary's Church, and Lübeck Cathedral. Choose between two options depending on your needs. If you choose the fully-guided option, meet your guide at the Hamburg Central Station and travel together to Lübeck and back. If you prefer to travel to Lübeck alone, enjoy a car transfer from your accommodation in Hamburg to Hamburg Central Station. Meet a local Lübeck guide once you arrive in the city. Begin your walking tour of Lübeck at the Holsten Gate, a fascinating brick gothic building that was originally part of the city walls. Head inside to visit the Holstentor Museum, the city's history museum, and see antique ship models, suits of armor, and weapons from Lübeck. Continue the tour with a stroll through the narrow medieval streets of the Old Town and marvel at the fantastic examples of medieval brick design. Walk past St Peter’s Church, the majestic Lübeck Cathedral, and the St Aegidien Church. Head towards the stunning Gothic-style market square to see the City Hall. Throughout the tour, learn about Lübeck’s traders, merchants, and commerce throughout history. Next, visit the elegant gothic Church of St Mary. Inside, don't forget to look up to see the gravity-defying high ceiling, a spectacular wall clock, and a bell that fell from the tower and hit the floor. After leaving the church, head past St Catherine's Church and St Jacob Church. Learn about the precursor of modern hospitals, Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, as you walk by before going to the harbor. Marvel at the over 20 historic ships on display and cross the Drehbrücke bridge. Your last stop on the tour is a walk past the lovely Church of St Lawrence. If you chose the fully-guided option, enjoy some free time to explore Lübeck on your own and have lunch in town. If you chose the car transfer option, follow your guide back to the Lübeck station and board your train to Hamburg.

Lübeck: Christmas Market and Historical City Tour

9. Lübeck: Christmas Market and Historical City Tour

Visit the Christas capital of the north. Immerse yourself in the history of the Hanseatic League and take a walk through the beautiful town of Lübeck. Discover the Old Town, with its narrow alleys, gables, and famous Christmas markets. Choose between a 1-hour or 1.5-hour tour.  The tour begins at the famous Holsten Gate and takes you past multiple Christmas markets and city sights, including the craftsman market outside of St. Petri Church, the traditional market outside of the town hall, and the historic market at Marien Church. Learn about the rich history, hidden secrets, and local traditions of this city as you walk past the markets. The aroma of roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, and delicious sausages will waft in the winter air. Prepare to be amazed, because especially during wintertime the UNESCO World Heritage Site will enchant you with its magnificent scenery. Hundreds of shiny Christmas lights will illuminate the street, making it a truly magical experience. This is a small group tour, meaning your guide will guide you and your friends and family through the Christmas city of Lübeck. Since it's a private tour, you can adjust the route as you wish — maybe you'd like to stop for a mulled wine, or maybe one of the markets is too cosy to leave. Your guide will adjust the speed and scope of the tour per your wishes. Without any changes to the route, the tour will conclude at the Christmas market at the Marien Church.

Lübeck: Private Maritime History Walking Tour & Museumshafen

10. Lübeck: Private Maritime History Walking Tour & Museumshafen

Discover the city of Lübeck on a private guided walking tour. See a variety of historic buildings of the Old Hanseatic City, a designated UNESCO Heritage Site, with an optional guided tour of the Museumshafen also available. Meet your guide by the Holstentor, a gate many seafarers were jubilant to pass through after their long journies. Stroll past the Salzspeicher, or Salt Storage Houses, along the canal. Next, see St. Mary's Church, which was built on the highest point on Lübeck's Old Town Island. Stop by St. Jacobi's Church, which was the 'Church of the Seafarers' during the Hanseatic era. Your guide will bring the era to life as you hear the stories of the priceless artwork within its walls. As you walk back towards the canals, see the Hansemuseum, and next to it are the famous lift bridges of Lübeck, if you are lucky they'll be raised while you visit. Your walking tour ends at the Museumshafen, or Harbor Museum. Extend your tour to include a guided tour of the Museumshafen. This unique museum is owned by the members who moor their sailboats and yachts in the marina. Discover the remarkable history behind some of these seaworthy vessels.

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What people are saying about Schleswig-Holstein

Tolle Möglichkeit, die Stadt aus einem anderen Blickwinkel zu sehen. Die Tour ist sehr informativ mit interessanten Informationen rund um die Stadt. Der Kapitän bringt die Infos sehr lebendig auf norddeutsche Art rüber. Sehr zu empfehlen. Würden wir immer wieder machen.

The meeting point would be found immediately, organization was great, hygiene regulations were precisely adhered to and the passengers reacted promptly when they did not keep their masks on, the journey was very interesting and exciting. Highly Recommended.

The tour was in German . The tour guide was extremely funny and well informed. If you don’t speak German, this tour isn‘t for you. You can order drinks on board. Beer/Beer/mix oder soft drinks. We enjoyed the cruise very much!!

It was a great experience. A one hour tour both on the ground and in the river getting to know the Lübeck city.

Nice quick tour to get a good overview of the city from water and land. Would definitely do it again.