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Guides & theme walks

Experience Hamburg during a city tour

How can you get to know a city better than with a guide? Book an individual tour and get to know Hamburg's most beautiful corners. Whether highlight or insider tip - the best way to explore the city is on foot! Facts and figures, stories and backgrounds - our city tours are both interesting and instructive. We wish you lots of fun!

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Gästeführer Hamburg
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The tour guides provided by HHT are regularly inspected and bear the quality seal "Official Tourist Guide Hamburg". Together with the Hamburg Tourist Board (TVH), Hamburg Tourismus GmbH (HHT) developed binding quality standards for tour guides in 2015 in order to guarantee guests in Hamburg a high-quality tourist offer. This signet stands for the high, tested quality of the tour guides we provide. The booking of tour guides is child's play: Just send us an e-mail at info@hamburg-tourismus.de or contact us at: +49 (0) 40 300 51 701 We are here for you!

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Hamburg Highlights

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Harbour Theme Walk

The Hamburg Harbour is the heart of the city. Year-round, about 13,000 seagoing vessels from all over the world arrive here. Container ships, large sailing ships and increasing numbers of cruise liners dock in Hamburg. This sightseeing walk gives you an impression of the maritime flair of Hamburg while showing you the “Pegelturm” (gauge tower), the Landungsbruecken (jetties) and the old Elbe tunnel as well as the museum ships or the container harbour.

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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City Centre Theme Walk

The best way to discover the heart of Hamburg is by foot. In the area that surrounds Hamburg’s town hall, one of the main attractions during the sightseeing tour, there are many other sights to discover. The impressive Kontorhaus district, the Alster and the Jungfernstieg, the St. Nicolai and St. Michael churches and the rustic Gängeviertel await you. Your guide will tell you all about the sights as well as entertain you with interesting stories.

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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St. Pauli Theme Walk

The Reeperbahn in St. Pauli is now known as entertainment district throughout the world. As soon as it gets dark, the quarter awakens and a variety of people flows into the bars, discos and clubs. On this sightseeing walk you will get to know the Reeperbahn and its side streets, pass the Davidwache (police station), Hans Albers Platz, various musical theatres and many other highlights while learning about the history of the district till the present day.

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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HafenCity und Speicherstadt Theme Walk

Past and future are closely linked in Hamburg. On this sightseeing walk you discover the Speicherstadt - the warehouse district - with its Wilhelminian architecture and bizarre gables and turrets, which is under monument protection. It is the largest continuous storage complex in the world. Next door, a new quarter with many architectural highlights and new perspectives: HafenCity. The “Elbphilharmonie” (Elbe Philharmonic Concert Hall), Hamburg’s new cultural and urban landmark, is located here.

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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The Hamburg districts from Altona to Wilhelmsburg

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Altona Theme Walk

Altona is a colourful  district with cosmopolitan flair, due not least to the fact that the district was an small independent town until 1937. Its residents include artists, freaks and the posh at the same time - and many different cultures live side by side in cramped quarters. On this sightseeing walk you will discover the Altona town hall with its late-classicistic façade, the Palmaille with its upper-class charme or the Jewish cemetery which is said to be one of the most important cemeteries in the world. Last but not least: the view from the ”Altona balcony” is fantastic.

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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Bergedorf Theme Walk

Bergedorf was once a small independant town that has retained its individual identity. On this sightseeing walk you will see the only remaining chateau in Hamburg, the adjacent park, the Bergedorf town hall, the half-timbered houses and the church as well as the birth place and the memorial of Johann Adolf Hasse.

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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Blankenese Theme Walk

The former fishing village Blankenese with its famous stair-district was once home to fishermen and boat navigators. Today, Hamburg’s well-heeled inhabitants live here in in magnificent houses. The best way to discover the quarter is by foot; in total it has 58 foot paths and 4864 steps. The Süllberg, the Elbe Beach and its lighthouse as well as the Roman garden are further highlights of the tour

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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Eppendorf und Winterhude Theme Walk

Eppendorf on the Alster is characterized by Art Nouveau buildings, terraced houses and ivied brick houses. Winterhude is a lively quarter with many different faces: you can find luxurious villas on the one hand and traditional red brick houses on the other. On this sightseeing walk you will get to know Hamburg off the well-trodden tourist paths and learn about two of the most popular residential quarters of the city.

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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Grindelviertel Theme Walk

Grindel in the "Rotherbaum" district has many early twentieth-century buildings and is also home to the University of Hamburg. Next to opulent manor houses, it has many typical student corners. The quarter was formerly the centre of the Jewish community; the Synagogue Memorial at Joseph -Carlebach-Platz is evidence of this. On this sightseeing walk, you learn about the Grindel quarter, its backstories and amusing anecdotes.

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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Neustadt Theme Walk

Neustadt is located to the west of the Alter and the Neuer Wall, which were the former border of Hamburg. Among other highlights, you will see the 132-metre high symbol of Hamburg – The "Michel" (St. Michael's Church) up close. Just a stone's throw away, the "Krameramtstuben" will give you an impression of the cramped and confined half-timbered houses built from 1620 to 1700. Today, small shops, galleries and restaurants are located here. Further highlights are the Großneumarkt (marketplace), the Laeiszhalle (concert hall) or the Johannes-Brahm-Platz.

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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Ohlsdorfer Cemetery Theme Walk

The famous cemetery covers the largest part of the Ohlsdorf district. It contains many memorials to prominent figures in Hamburg's history as well as a cemetery museum and remarkable sculptures. The 400 ha park complex is not only a place of mourning but also popular as local recreation area

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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Hein Köllisch Platz Ottensen
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Ottensen Theme Walk 

Ottensen is a popular residential area that invites visitors to linger. It has many little stores, restaurants and bars; its proximity to the Elbe and the beach makes it even more attractive. The Ottensen Hauptstraße is a lively shopping district closed to motorised traffic up to Spritzenplatz.

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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Schanze Theme Walk

The "Schanze" is THE trendiest district in Hamburg. It is especially popular amongst young people for living, shopping and going out. The streets have many bars, restaurants, small stores and boutiques. This sightseeing walk will introduce you to a multicultural quarter full of contradictions. Among other things, you can see many old factory sites and inner couryards, the old cattle slaughterhouse, as well as the Rote Flora (a former theatre used by squatters since November 1989), a symbol of the left-wing scene in Hamburg.

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreighn language), 215 (bilingual), pricees per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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St. Georg Theme Walk

The St. Georg district is located on the "other side" of the main train station, behind the railway tracks. The quarter has many bars and theatres as well as socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods. You can see the popular Museum of Arts and Crafts or Germany's largest theatre, the "Schauspielhaus". The "Lange Reihe" - one of the wildest and most diverse event areas in the city - begins immediately afterwards. Today, a hip gay scene has established itself here.

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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Wilhelmsburg Theme Walk

A sightseeing walk around Hamburgs future: Wilhelmsburg is the biggest river island in Germany. Although it is close to Hamburg's city centre, this district is not among the most popular residential areas. Wilhelmsburg offers a unique mixture: Harbour docks and industrial companies characterise the north, while the southern and eastern parts of Wilhelmsburg are almost rural. In recentyears, the International Building Exhibition and International Garden Show have taken place here. The district also plays a central role in Hamburg’s application for the Olympic Games

PRICES IN €: 170 (foreign language), 215 (bilingual), prices per group up to 25 people
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: 2 hours

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The surrounding area of Hamburg

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Trip to Altes Land / Stade

This tour is perfect if you travel with your own bus (or rent one). Travel to the West of Hamburg, pass the Airbus factory and arrive at the "Altes Land" region, the  largest fruit-growing area in Europe. Freshly-harvested fruit and thatched farmhouses, museums, churches and ornate doorways, broad dyke landscapes and picturesque towns like Stade invite you to explore.

PRICES IN €: 470 (foreign language), 575 (bilingual), prices per guide per bus
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: up to 8 hours

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Trip to Vier- and Marschlande

The Vier- and Marschlande is located between Bergedorf and the Elbe in southeast Hamburg. The landscape is well known for its cultivation of vegetable and flowers as well as its greenhouses. It also features old farm houses, mills and churches; you also pass the Neuengamme concentration camp memorial.

PRICES IN €: 470 (foreign language), 575 (bilingual), prices per guide per bus
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: up to 8 hours

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Trip to Lübeck / Travemünde

Lübeck - a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is 60 km north of Hamburg. It is famous for the Holstentor, the Buddenbrooks and the delicious Niederegger marzipan. Other topics of the tour include the town hall, the Heiligengeist hospital, Lübecks alleys and backyards, the red brick Gothic and the popular nearby Baltic Sea resort of Travemünde.

PRICES IN €: 470 (foreign language), 575 (bilingual), prices per guide per bus
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: up to 8 hours

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Trip to Lüneburg

Southeast of Hamburg, the Middle Ages come alive in the salt-producing city of Lüneburg. Ancient streets and houses, the historic Town Hall and "Stintmarkt" as well as a picturesque Old Town provide insights into the roots of north German culture and the history of the salt trade. You can also visit the original site of the famous German TV series "Rote Rosen" (Red Roses).

PRICEES IN €: 470 (foreign language), 575 (billingual), prices per guide per bus
DATES: all-year, on request
DURATION: up to 8 hours

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