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Speicherstadt & Hafencity: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

1. Speicherstadt & Hafencity: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Take a totally unique tour through the Speicherstadt & Hafencity with this self-guided scavenger hunt for you and your friends. Get to learn about this city whilst you find clues and solve puzzles.  Start your tour by going to the start page of your city adventure. Via a link you can start right away or at a later time - it's totally up to you! Once you start, it's also possible to take a break now and then to stop for a bite to eat or to rest. Your first task will immediately plunge you into a world full of hidden clues and photos. The town adventure will make sure you answer tricky questions and will provide you with exciting information on the respective topic. If you aren’t able to solve a task at some point, then you will get helpful hints. Coffee and tea, emperors and bishops, pepper bags and peppercorns wait to be discovered by you. Admire the brick facade of the warehouses and their decoration and explore the city of Hamburg and all it has to offer. Your adventure will be over after two to three hours, once you and your friends have become experts of Speicherstadt and HafenCity.

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Hamburg: Exciting Scavenger Hunt for Children (in German)

2. Hamburg: Exciting Scavenger Hunt for Children (in German)

Discover the most famous sights of the Port of Hamburg in a fun way. The starting point for this unique Scavenger Hunt City Tour Hamburg will be at Kornhausbrücke in Speicherstadt (Warehouse City). Continue to Fleet Schlösschen Castle and the monument to the famous pirate Störtebeker. The Magellan Terraces at the traditional ship harbor will await you with a task, and also offer the perfect opportunity to take a break. The Scavenger Hunt City Tour Hamburg can be paused whenever you feel like it, depending on whether you would like to spend more time at a certain place, or take a longer look at a tourist attraction. Continue to Kehrwieder and the museum ships San Diego and Rickmer Rickmers. The exciting Scavenger Hunt City Tour will end at the famous jetties of the Port of Hamburg. The City Game Box contains 8 sealed and numbered envelopes. These contain puzzles that need to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, make your way through the Port of Hamburg. Solve the puzzles and let the clues lead you to the next destination. Each solved puzzle will yield a number that will tell you which envelope to open next. You will not know in advance what order the scavenger hunt city envelopes need to be opened. The envelopes will also contain detailed background information of each attraction, its history, its current use and much more. Decide for yourself when to start your Scavenger Hunt City Tour through Hamburg, and how much time to spend at each location. Take a break from your City Game whenever you feel like it, or even continue your scavenger hunt on a different day – it’s completely up to you. You do not need to book your Scavenger Hunt City Tour for a certain date. Order the City Game Box and enjoy this special sightseeing tour whenever you want.

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Sailing Sight Seeing Tour (1.5hr) on Aussenalster in Hamburg

3. Sailing Sight Seeing Tour (1.5hr) on Aussenalster in Hamburg

The crew will welcome you aboard the sailing ship for your private cruise on the Alster River in Hamburg. Under the guidance of your experienced skipper you’ll enjoy, explore, and experience Hamburg from the water. Experience a fantastic sailing trip with a unique maritime flair in the heart of Hamburg. The skipper can customize the tour to suit your interests. You can decide how much time you want to allot to water sports, entertainment, and information. Discover a pirate treasure at the top of a church tower, a bridge named after a U.S. president, the White House in Hamburg, a seamen’s church far away from the harbor, and a mosque far away from the Islamic world. This and much more awaits you on the tour!

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Hamburg - Old Town: Modern Scavenger Hunt (in German)

4. Hamburg - Old Town: Modern Scavenger Hunt (in German)

Take the opportunity to explore Hamburg's Old Town in a completely unique way on a self-guided scavenger hunt with your friends and family. Begin your tour by turning to the first page of your city adventure. Your first task will have you running headfirst into a world full of hidden clues and photos. The town adventure will make you answer tricky questions and will provide you with exciting information on the respective topic. If you aren’t able to solve a task at some point then you will get helpful hints.  Meet famous captains, glorious field marshals, and important emperors. Be inspired by the history of Hamburg's Old Town. Your adventure will be between two and three hours. Feel free to take a break now and then to stop for a bite to eat or to rest. You and your friends will become experts about the Old Town and see all its major social and historical landmarks. 

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Scavenger Hunt through the Port of Hamburg

5. Scavenger Hunt through the Port of Hamburg

Explore Hamburg in a playful and extraordinary way with a scavenger hunt through the Port of Hamburg. The Port of Hamburg route leads you to the most well-known sights around the fascinating harbor. The starting point of the scavenger hunt is the Kornhaus bridge with the Fleetschlösschen. Continue to the statue of Störtebeker and through the modern HafenCity with its Marco-Polo-Tower and the Unilever-House. On your way you see the Sandtor port, the Elbphilharmonie and the historic Speicherstadt as well as St. Catherine's Church. Take a break from your scavenger hunt at any time and explore the sights more extensively, enjoy a snack or a drink or just relax. Solve the 16 quests and learn more about the sights on the way. Decide when you want to start your hunt and where you'd like to stay longer. Take as many friends as you like and explore the Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

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Hamburg: Scavenger Hunt through the City in German

6. Hamburg: Scavenger Hunt through the City in German

Discover the Hanseatic city of Hamburg in a playful and unusual way with the city game Hamburg. The Route Hamburg City I will lead you to the most famous sights of Hamburg's city center. On your tour, you will see Mönckebergstraße, the town hall with the stock exchange and the old post office. Go past Jungfernstieg with the Alsterhaus as well as the colonnades, before your scavenger hunt ends at "Planten un Blomen". How the city game Hamburg works: You will find 16 sealed and numbered envelopes in the city game box. In these, you find small tasks that need to be solved. Led by the clear and unambiguous directions, you make your way through Hamburg on foot or on your bike. Decipher the riddles to find your way to the next place of interest. The solution of every task gives you the number of the next envelope, you need to open. You do not know in advance, in what order the envelopes of the scavenger hunt must be opened. Detailed background information on the history or even the present-day use of every sight is provided. You decide when you want to start your scavenger hunt through Hamburg and also how long you want to linger at the different stations. Enjoy an enigmatic and exceptional tour and interrupt your scavenger hunt, whenever you feel like it.

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What people are saying about Hamburg

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Our private sailing tour with Henry on the Outer Alster was an all-round worthwhile experience! Henry gave us a professional and confident - but above all, a very personable impression at all times. And not only during the journey, but also when booking. He brought us the city even closer with a lot of helpful and extensive information. We were therefore able to absolutely enjoy the fantastic view around the Alster. A direct hit in every respect that we would be happy to recommend. It was fun, thank you very much, Henry!

The search for the next place was quite demanding (for children), as you can quickly lose track of a strange city. But the accompanying adults could help. Since the tour went through the area of the peppercorns, it would have been nice if one or the other film location (the bridge, for example) had also been included. The price is aimed at EVERYONE involved, although it was only interesting for children / adolescents. The total price for 2 adults and 1 young person is a little too high.

Well thought out, beautiful route through the Hafencity, Elphi to the Landungsbrücken. For the children (ages 8, 10) easily solvable questions and always with an interestingly described contribution on the cards. The corresponding photos on the cards for the stations are very useful and helpful. Another advantage is that everything can be done at your own pace with stops in between at Eis & Co.

That was a great scavenger hunt. So much has been learned about Hamburg Hafen City and the Speicherstadt. We have split the tour into 2 days. Again and again, next time we book a tour that takes us through the city.

It was a nice way to explore the port of Hamburg with free time management. Only the puzzles we would have liked a little more difficult!