Stadtrundgang - Vom Rathaus bis zur Elbphilharmonie
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Guided Tour "From the Town Hall to the Elbphilharmonie"


  • Informative city tour
  • From merchant-pride and disasters
  • Development to the world harbour city
  • Discover the city centre

Tales of proud merchants and tragic calamities: this walking tour from the town hall to the warehouse district and HafenCity features narrow alleyways and large merchants houses, canals and warehouses, and covers everything from cholera to the great fire of 1842. The sightseeing walk gives an insight into how Hamburg became a world-famous port and encourages visitors to continue exploring by themselves.

This tour leads you to the main sights in the city centre and shows you how Hamburg developed into the metropolis on the River Elbe it is today. On this guided walk we will talk about life in the former old town with its mudlarks, brewers and rich merchants as well as about the Great Fire of 1842 and other catastrophes that struck the city. We will show you the town hall and its courtyard with the adjoining stock exchange, the historic port, the ruin of St Nikolai church, the Deichstraße with the only remaining historic merchants’ houses, the famous 19th century warehouse-district “Speicherstadt” and the “Hafencity”, one of the biggest urban development projects in the whole of Europe currently under construction, with the Elbe Philharmonic Hall.

Enjoy the many different facets of Hamburg during a walk across the inner city: the lake Alster and the boulevard Jungfernstieg, the posh shopping areas around “Neuer Wall” and the “Alster-Arcades”, typical old office buildings, the so-called “Kontorhäuser”, as well as historic and modern architectural highlights along Hamburg’s quays and canals.


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