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Hamburg is diverse, relaxed, modern, but above all, unique! See for yourself on one of the countless city tours, while getting to know the different facets of the Elbe metropolis and receiving tips from real insiders. With the Stadtrad bike or a rental scooter, you can also head out on your own and explore your own favourite corners.

Hamburg Insider city tour

Between party mile and park idyll – a city can hardly be more multi-facetted. Explore the trendy side of Hamburg in the Schanzenviertel and St. Pauli districts, and the chic side of Hamburg in Eppendorf, Harvestehude and Winterhude on the River Alster. The ideal city tour to get to know Hamburg’s special places and the city life of Hamburgers!

  • Dates: Friday and Saturday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.,sometimes on Sundays
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Meeting place: U3 station Sternschanze 
  • Price: normal: 18,00 € / with Hamburg CARD: 14,00 €
  • Registration: advance registration online at

Big Reeperbahn / late night tours

The authentic Kiezjungs, locals from St. Pauli, offer three different tours through Hamburg’s amusement district. Here, you will get an opportunity to find out all about Hamburg’s most famous district. For the Reeperbahn tour, the Kiezjungs will give you lots of tips and information and will show you the places and bars you can enter with a clear conscience. 

  • Dates: Big Reeperbahn tour: Monday - Saturday 6:30 p.m. and Friday - Saturday 21:00 p.m.; Late night tour: Friday - Saturday 11:15 p.m.
  • Duration: 2 - 2,5 hours
  • Meeting Place: Beatles Platz
  • Price: normal: 25,00 € / with Hamburg CARD: 20,00 € 

Hamburgs' Schanze and Karolinen district

© Citinaut flickr_Hannes Jaehnert

Take part in the guided tour by Citinaut and experience two vibrant districts with surprising past. The Sternschanze and the Karolinen district are popular for their funky shops, Cafés, Bars, Clubs and delicious restaurants, however also loved and feared for the lively scene of art and culture. For example: Marktstraße – Schlachthof – Dom – Schanzenstraße – Sternschanze – Piazza – Flora – Schulterblatt.

  • Dates: every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. ( registration until 6:00 p.m. the day before) contact +49 (0)40 87887610
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting place: Tschaikowskyplatz in front of the toy car ( Station: U2 Messehallen, Exit: Karolinenstraße
  • Price: normal: 15.00 € / with Hamburg CARD: 13,90 €


© Unser Hamburg

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and is also known as great TATORT location. Whether Stoever and Brockmüller, Falke, Cenk Batu or Nick Tschiller, in total 7 investigation teams have worked and solved their crimes here. This tour offers the TOP-locations, while learning about the 47 year history of Hamburg’s TATORT.

  • Dates: every Saturday at 11.00 a.m. and every Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
  • Duration: approximately 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Hamburg Central Station; in front of the entrance of the DB customer centre; our guides will be wearing a white shoulder bag!
  • Price: normal: 29,00 € / with Hamburg CARD 24,00 €


How many times have you been to an unfamiliar city and wish for a bike, so you don’t have to walk all the way to the next sightseeing spot? The solution is very close by. The StadtRad! There are now more than 120  hire outlets and more than 1,600 bikes, spread out around Hamburg. And the most practical thing: the first 30 minutes are always completely free. After that, it costs only a few cents per minute.

Hamburg CARD advantage: No registration fee and only 00,06 Euro instead of 00,08 Euro per minute starting from 31 minutes onwards.



Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

Despite its century-long existence, the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe is one of the most popular museums in Hamburg. Not only because you will find art from the antiquity, the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, art nouveau and modernity, there are also whacky exhibitions for tattoos, comics, animations, plastic waste and the dark side of the clothes industry, and particular fashion icons.

  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Address: Steintorplatz 1, 20099 Hamburg
  • Price: normal: 12,00 € / with Hamburg CARD: 8,00 €

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We don’t need to tell you that Hamburg is great for shopping. On Mönckebergstrasse, around the Town Hall and the Gänsemarkt, you will find practically everything the heart desires. Here, we will show you a few shops you would never have looked for, but are sure to find great!

Ahoi Marie

When you go on a nice trip, no matter how short, you normally bring back a souvenir from the region. And what represents Hamburg better than, for example, printed duffel bags, shipping porcelain, or notepads on nautical charts!? That’s right, nothing! So, off you go to Ahoi Marie and shop till you drop.

  • Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday - Friday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Address: Thielbek 3, 20355 Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD advantage: 15% discount


A few knickknacks here, a bit of kitsch there – it’s so easy to make a woman happy. The owners of Wohngeschwister definitely know the trick to it. With their unusual interior design accessories, they meet almost every taste. From furniture, lamps, vases, boxes, crockery. Everything the heart desires.

  • Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Address: Alter Steinweg 15, 20459 Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD advantage: 15% discount on stock (except already reduced goods)

53° Hamburg Store

Exclusively wear Hamburg on yours chest and always carry it in your heart. Amid of the HafenCity, not for from the Elbphilharmonie, you can find Hamburg’s first store offering its own Hamburg-Fan collection. The 53° Hamburg Store sells high quality t-shirts, trendy hoodies, stylish bags and much more in the colors of the city!

  • Address: Kaiserkai 45 an der Dalmannkai Promenade, 20457 Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD advantage: 10% discount



Familie Hofer | Bonbonmanufaktur

They are amazingly delicious bio and vegan treats created in the traditional manufactory of the Hofer family.  For over 120 years the old machines have produced various sweet, nougat, liquorice and marshmallow creations, which can be purchased in the heart of Hamburg, the Sternschanze. Come by and try one of their tasty treats.

  • Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Address: Bartelsstraße 11, 20357 Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD advantage: 15% discount



Beyond Beer Shop

Dear men, this is bound to be your personal paradise. Not only that there is a shop offering 300 different kinds of beer from around the world, but you can even take part in a tasting and sample six to eight different beers during a single evening.
So, grab your mates and go!

  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Address: Weidenallee 55, 20357 Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD advantage: Save 15% on all articles


Do you remember the nice old Polaroid cameras that are pretty expensive today? Now there is a great alternative. Take your smartphone or any camera, take a photo, upload it or send it via Facebook, Instagram or Dropbox to PhotoLove. This way, you can get a trendy retro-picture in polaroid look. How’s that for a cool gift idea!?

Hamburg CARD advantage: 20% discount on your first order (keyword: "hamburgcard")

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Tired of all the sightseeing and shopping? Doesn’t matter – if you are in Hamburg, you have to experience the nightlife as well as the day. Because some of the city’s most exciting pubs, clubs and concert venues only open their doors late at night. Your plans should include some of the following locations.

Pub Crawl Hamburg

Hamburg has countless bars, pubs, clubs and discos. How could you know which are the best ones? There is a simple solution. On the Pub Crawl, you get to know up to 7 different clubs in one evening. You will have an experienced party guide who can get you into the clubs quickly and effortlessly, where the music, atmosphere and drinks selection fit. This includes avoiding long queues, coming back later, or even one or two shots free of charge.

  • Dates: Friday - Saturday 11:00 p.m.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting place: U-Bahn stop St. Pauli, Ausgang Richtung Reeperbahn/ Millerntorplatz at the bus stop
  • Price: normal: 29,00 € / with Hamburg CARD: 23,20 €

Frau Hedi

If you want to experience a truly original and unique piece of St. Pauli, you should definitely take part in one of Frau Heidi’s coffee dances. Not only can you go on a harbour tour, but more importantly: you get to listen to really good beats, and there is plenty to drink. So, off you go!

  • Dates: usually weekends
  • Duration: between 2 and 4 hours
  • Meeting place: Landungsbrücken, Brücke 10
  • CARD advantage: half-price drinks

Große Freiheit 36

Große Freiheit

The Große Freiheit is the oldest and largest club in Hamburg. In the 80s and 90s, big names such as Neil Young, Robbie Williams and Westernhagen played here. In addition to concerts, there are also many legendary parties at the Große Freiheit 36 itself, in the Kaiserkeller or at Galerie 36.

  • Opening hours: Thursday from 9:00 p.m. and Friday - Saturday from 10:00 p.m.
  • Address: Große Freiheit 36, 22767 Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD advantage: Free admission for in-house events (parties)


The Birdland was founded in 1985 and has developed over the years to one of the – if not the – trendiest jazz club in Hamburg. When the venue became ever more popular, there was a change in generation in 2013/2014 and the sons of the former founders are now at the helm. Thanks to the collaboration with the managers of FREUNDLICH+KOMPETENT, there are now also hand-picked acts from the live music bar scene as well as modern jazz.

  • Opening hours: Thursday - Saturday 8:30 p.m. - 01:30 a.m.
  • Address: Gärtnerstraße 122, 20253 Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD advantage: 2-for-1 on the admission price

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Just fish buns and Astra? No way! Hamburg has lots to offer in culinary terms. Besides high-priced star restaurants, there are numerous restaurant, bars and cafés that are both high-quality and affordable. We have listed a few of the nicest and most unusual places here.

Better Burger Company

Everyone knows what it’s like to crave a juicy burger. At Better Burger, you will find not only fresh and crisp ingredients on your burger, but you can select them yourself. You decide what your perfect burger looks like, and you can put together your own ingredients.

  • Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Address: Rosenstraße / Gertrudenkirchhof, 20095 Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD advantage: 20% discount on dishes and drinks



Sushi Factory

Don’t feel like a fish roll? You will find a culinary alternative at the Sushi Factory. At over a total of six different locations in Hamburg, you can eat your fill with a great range of maki and co. Have you acquired a taste for it? The Shushi Factory offers regular cooking courses, where you can learn everything about Japanese cuisine and sushi preparation.

  • Opening hours: depending on the location between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
  • Address: 6 times in Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD Vorteil: 20% discount on all dishes

Luxus Biss

The Turkish Luxus Biss is the newest hot spot under Hamburg’s Fast-Food-Restaurant, which offers its guests a Turkish culinary delight six days a week. It is best suitable for guests, who are caught up in their daily life and in need of a quick and strengthening meal. Therefore, Luxus Biss provides a wide selection of typical Turkish Fast-Food meals at a favourable price.

  • Address: Mohlenhof Str. 2, 20095 Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD advantage: 20% discount on all dishes



Unsicht BAR

They say that when you are blind, your other senses are sharpened. Is it possible to perceive new taste nuances when eating? Why not give it a try!? At the Unsicht BAR, you enjoy your dinner in complete darkness – using a knife and fork becomes a whole new challenge. You can choose between meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. The most exciting choice would be the surprise set meal. Are you brave enough?

  • Opening hours: Wednesday - Sunday 6:00 - 12.00 p.m.
  • Address: Kleiner Schäferkamp 36, 20357 Hamburg 
  • Hamburg CARD advantage: 25% discount on all dishes

Kaffeerösterei Brügmann

Are you a Lischen-Müller or rather a Schauermann type? These are examples of the indvidually produced coffee types at the Kaffeerösterei Brügmann. At Brügmann’s, the focus is on quality rather than quantity. They ensure that– while traditional filter coffee is brewed just in time – the coffee bean has enough time to roast, so that the aromas can develop perfectly. But there is also plenty to eat at Brügmann’s. Why not get comfortable with sandwiches, soups, tarte flambée or calorific desserts?.

  • Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Address: Rindermarkthalle St. Pauli, Neuer Kamp 31, 20359 Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD advantage: 20% discount on all coffee specialities at the Rindermarkthalle location


© Balzac

As everyone knows, there are small and large coffee chains in Germany and beyond. However, what you should know about the Balzac chain is that firstly, it is a typical Hamburg gem, and secondly, that due to its own coffee cultivation in Brazil, it sells coffee that is more than just fair trade. The bean, which is roasted in Germany according to a secret recipe, is offered and sold in all coffee variations at 46 locations in 14 German cities.

  • Address: 18 times in Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD advantage: free upgrade - pay for a medium, get a large one



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