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Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

1. Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Embark on a harbor cruise of Hamburg and listen closely to live German narration as you pass the Speicherstadt district, HafenCity, Köhlbrand Bridge, Elbe Philharmonic Hall, and more. See the most iconic of the city's 2,400 structures crossing over the waterways, canals, and harbor basin. Climb aboard the boat and explore the various attractions of the city, depending on the tide and the time of day. Along the way, learn interesting facts about the city and its history as well as the incoming and outgoing ships. Simply sit back and enjoy the fantastic views from the water. Admire the historical Speicherstadt (warehouse district) with its narrow waterways, the modern HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, busy locks and container terminals, the large Blohm and Voss shipyard, and the Köhlbrand Bridge. Finally, finish your tour and disembark at the departure point.

Lübeck: City Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Self-Guided Tour

2. Lübeck: City Highlights Scavenger Hunt and Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Lubeck at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt onto your phone, use the app and integrated maps to begin your adventure in front of the beautiful Burgtor , part of the original medieval city walls. Next, head to the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, , which housed the poor and sick in the Middle Ages. Marvel at the intricate murals on the walls and the tiny cubbies meant for residents. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. Continue to learn about Lubeck's Culture by visiting Theater Lübeck. Then walk to Buddenbrookhaus, a charming building with elaborate facades, once home to writers Thomas and Heinrich Mann. Stop by Marienkirche, a medieval basilica built in the 13th century, located at the highest point of Lubeck's Old Town in the merchant's quarter. Wander further through the city to Stadtverwaltung Hansestadt and then to Museum Holstentor, the city's second gothic gate. Stroll deeper into the city and admire the architecture of St. Peter's Church and also Museumsquartier St. Annen which was previously an Augustinian nunnery. Before ending the game, stop at the towering Lubeck Cathedral and learn about its development in the 12th century by Henry the Lion.

Lübeck: Courtyards and Alleys Guided Walking Tour

3. Lübeck: Courtyards and Alleys Guided Walking Tour

Discover the most beautiful courtyards and corridors of Lübeck on a guided tour. Be led along narrow paths to the small, picturesque courtyards that the city is famous for. Explore the small stalls where workers used to live and immerse yourself in local history. Learn all sorts of interesting facts about the Hanseatic League and how the city's population increased sharply in the Middle Ages. Hear why living space had to be created, leading to the construction of narrow and crooked corridors between the front buildings. See the monastery courtyards and be taken back in time. Admire how merchant and shipper widows were housed at that time.

Lübeck: Self-Guided Walking Tour Seafarers' Quarter

4. Lübeck: Self-Guided Walking Tour Seafarers' Quarter

Explore Lübeck, one of Germans UNESCO Heritage at your own pace and see its seafaring quarter on this interesting and historic tour. Walk through the Marien-Magdalenen quarter, named after the patron saint of the Burgkloster, a former seafarers' and travelers' quarter, characterized by numerous inns and hostels and oriented towards the long-distance trading port. Take a leisurely 3-4 hour walk through the old streets, alleys, and passageways typical of Lübeck, to discover secrets in backyards and to take a closer look at the many small details along the way. Visit the museum harbor and the former red light district, and enjoy a great vantage point high up at the Burgkloster. Meet mafia birds, hand weavers, an order of knights, a magician and much more. At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. For example, who knows what a nose shield is? The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Lübeck by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Lübeck! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Lübeck: Self-Guided Walking Tour and Scavenger Hunt

5. Lübeck: Self-Guided Walking Tour and Scavenger Hunt

Discover Lübeck's hidden gems on a self-guided walking tour of the Hanseatic city. Visit the Holstentorplatz, St. Aegidien Church, and other interesting attractions while using your smartphone to solve riddles. Head to the starting point in the heart of Lübeck and begin your quest. Happiness researcher Merle is out of luck. She was meant to come to Lübeck to conduct research but has been caught in a storm and can't make it. Now, she needs your help. Embark on a creative expedition through Lübeck's Old Town on Merle's behalf and discover the city's romantic side. Go off the beaten path as Merle guides you to inspiring places, from the Lübeck Theater to a small café. Solve puzzles, draw, write poetry, and more, all while getting to know the city of Lübeck. Play at your own pace and pause whenever you need to take a break.

Erik's adventure -modern children's scavenger hunt in Lübeck

6. Erik's adventure -modern children's scavenger hunt in Lübeck

Experience an unforgettable journey as you explore the enchanting sights of the following landmarks: - Puppenbrücke - Holstentor - Salzspeicher - Dom zu Lübeck - Lübecker Markt - Marienkirche - Traveufer - Historische Gänge Prepare for an exhilarating city adventure where your children will embark on a captivating quest filled with brain-teasing puzzles. In today's digital age, kids are naturally drawn to their smartphones, and on this thrilling expedition, their devices will transform into interactive tour guides, introducing them to Erik, a character in need of their assistance. As you assist your children in tackling various tasks, you will actively engage and bond with each other. This sets our tour apart from conventional city tours led by guides, where participants merely listen passively. With our tour, you can to choose when to embark on your adventure and when to conclude it. Bid farewell to rigid schedules and the need to follow groups or guides. All you need is a smartphone with an active internet connection to join in the fun. _________________ Here's how it works: _________________ - Redeem your GetYourGuide voucher on our homepage, and within moments, you'll receive a start link via email. Click on the link to kickstart your thrilling scavenger hunt. - Enjoy the designated route that will lead you from one fascinating location to the next. Along the way, you and your children will solve riddles and puzzles. - At the completion of each task, Erik will provide you with hints and unveil the next challenge that awaits. Feel free to embark on this enjoyable tour at your convenience. However, we suggest undertaking it during daylight hours for optimal experience. During your journey, you're welcome to take breaks as desired, allowing you to savor the beauty of specific sights or enjoy a little meal.

Lübeck: entertaining guided tour to old town highlights

7. Lübeck: entertaining guided tour to old town highlights

Would you like to gain first, wonderful impressions of the time-honored Hanseatic city of Lübeck and also learn a little about the illustrious history and special architecture of the Hanseatic city? Then join us on an informative walk through the listed old town of the world cultural heritage. It begins at Lübeck's world-famous landmark, the Holsten Gate, in front of the famous seven-towered city skyline and takes you through the historic streets to Lübeck's other brick buildings worth seeing, such as the town hall and the St. Marien Church. A detour to the medieval corridors and abbey courtyards of Lübeck should not be missing from our tour. At the end of the tour you will understand why the Hanseatic city of Lübeck is one of the most visited cities in Europe.

Lübeck: 10-City-Highlights Scavenger Hunt

8. Lübeck: 10-City-Highlights Scavenger Hunt

A modern city rally awaits you, during which you will tackle tricky puzzles whilst uncovering interesting information. From the very first task, you will be already immersed in a world full of hidden clues and mysterious hints. You'll actively communicate with each other, getting closer to each other as you enrich your peers with your knowledge. You decide when you start and finish your adventure, completely independent of travel guides and groups. To participate, you only require a smartphone with an active internet connection. After you redeem your voucher for this city quest on the homepage, your guides will immediately send you a start link via mail. From there you can start the scavenger hunt by accessing the link through your smartphone. You will follow the route that takes you from one showplace to the next, answering clever questions and solving tricky puzzles on the way. During this tour, you will visit sights such as Puppenbrücke, Holsten Gate, Love Bridge, the Slums-quarter, Lübeck Cathedral, the St. Petri Church, the St. Maria church, and Town Hall. If you have trouble solving a task, you can use the system to get multiple clues and even display the correct answer. Of course, you are free to use the internet as a source of knowledge. At the end of each task you will receive exciting information and entertaining stories about the relevant sight.

Lübeck: Classic Tour of the Hanseatic City

9. Lübeck: Classic Tour of the Hanseatic City

Discover the Hanseatic city of Lübeck with its unparalleled architecture, especially significant to its appointment as the first German UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. See the unique skyline of Lübeck, decorated with the 5 main churches, the world-famous "Holstentor" (Holsten Gate) and the brick "Kaufmannshäuser" (merchants' houses), all signifiers of the hundred-year-long history of this Baltic Sea city. Hear interesting stories about the history of the city. Begin at the famous Holsten Gate and continue to the "Salzspeicherhäusern," past the former industrial heart of the city, the Port of Lübeck. Continue to the famous town hall with its traditional Hanseatic architecture and history, then to the sweet "Teufelchen" and St. Mary's Church. Conclude the tour with a stroll through the famous streets and the decorated houses at Buddenbrook-Haus.

Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa

10. Lübeck: Historical Tour in the Footsteps of the Hansa

Immerse yourself in the history of the Hanseatic League in beautiful Lübeck and discover the old town with its narrow alleys and typical stepped gables. Learn how the Hanseatic League grew from a connection of merchant guilds to a confederation of cities, which in its heyday included about 300 maritime and inland cities in Northern Europe from Riga to Bruges.  Start at the historic Holstentor, one of four city fortification gates at this wall passage alone. Stroll past the salt storehouses and the Trave Harbour. Go through the Große Petersgrube, one of Lübeck's oldest streets with beautiful old brick and stepped-gable buildings. See St. Mary's Church, which was the model for numerous churches in the Hanseatic cities in the Baltic region. Passing by the Buddenbrook House of the Mann family, you'll finally reach the venerable Schiffergesellschaft guild hall, where the sailors of the Hanseatic League used to stop by. The tour ends at the Hospital of the Holy Spirit, one of the oldest social institutions of Lübeck, where you can take a look into one or two romantic backyards.

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4.4 / 5

based on 697 reviews

Interesting! But it’s assumed that a minimum of 2 persons will go for it! I used it alone! Plus there were times when it was unclear what was required of the puzzle! No questions on screen!

Very, very nice crew, it was warm in the boat (despite the rain), the toilet was very clean and a self-service beer fridge was available - perfect!

The young Hamburg guide was simply great. Very funny, informative and simply authentic. Always a pleasure

Great tour with live explanations. You can buy drinks and they will be served 😌. A MUST in my opinion!

Super funny guide who tells you lots of interesting facts. Very entertaining.