Hamburg Historical City Tour

4.4 / 5

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Hamburg Historical City Tour

From $23.80 per person

Get to know different epochs of Hamburg’s history and visit different sights that represent a particular period of time.

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Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Japanese
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  • Experience Hamburg’s fascinating history
  • Get to know how the past determines the present of Hamburg
  • Wander through the old town from the town hall to Deichstraße
  • Learn why the Hamburgers once blew up their own town hall
  • Find out what secret is hidden in a bakery’s basement
Full description
Today, Hamburg is known as a modern and busy city, but how did it develop into the modern big city of today? Explore the different epochs of Hamburg’s city history on a two-hour sightseeing walking tour. Starting with the origins of Hammaburg, through the period of the Hanseatic league, the big city fire, the colonial time and the industrial revolution, get to know how history shaped Hamburg’s urban development. On your way from the town hall to Deichstraße, discover the oldest traces of the city, take a look at the inside of representative Kontorhäuser (office buildings) and experience the picturesque flair of the last relics of the medieval old town. Apart from architectural highlights and insider tips, social aspects will also be part of the topic of the tour. At the end of our tour, the different aspects of history will form a general overview of Hamburg’s urban development. Not far away from the new Elbe Philharmonic Hall, you might adumbrate what Hamburg’s future is going to look like.
  • Professional tour guide
    COVID-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    Rathausmarkt, in front of the main entrance of the town hall

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    Important information

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    • The route is about 1.7 km long and takes about 2 hours
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    4.4 / 5

    based on 14 reviews

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    Kompetent und schlagfertig, einfach super!

    18 October 2020


    Selektives Sightseeing, aber in diesem Fall ist weniger mehr - super interessante Informationen über die Stadtgeschichte, mit einem wirklich professionellen und wissensreichen Guide, der auch alle Fragen sehr informativ beantworten konnte.

    17 June 2020


    27 February 2020

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    Product ID: 208365