Historic Hamburg

Medieval trade hub, buildings on stilts, modern masterpieces and traversing the ages in 3 hours

  • Private &
    personalised
  • 3 hours
  • From €44.00 per person
  • Walking
  • Multiple languages available. Request at time of booking.

What you’ll do

Maybe history wasn’t your favorite subject at school, but we promise this won’t be like that. You’ll join a host to see what happens when modern living meets a medieval maritime trading hub. Sounds pretty cool. See Hamburg’s fascinating history come to life as you explore the historic Speicherstadt district - which was built almost entirely on stilts, and we think that’s worth seeing - and the cutting edge and modern neighborhood of Hafencity. From the oldest landmarks like the ruins of St Nicholas’ Church to the most contemporary architectural masterpieces, such as The Elbphilharmonie - a juxtaposition we’re sure the Middle Ages sailors who would stop off at this port city never foresaw. With a coffee or perhaps a beer in hand (life is vastly improved by both of these things), delve into the wonderful maritime past of a city still ruled by many of its ancient customs today.

Our Picks

  • Join a history-loving host and discover Hamburg’s rich heritage - past and present

  • Visit famous historic landmarks which played important roles in Hamburg’s history as a port

  • See the iconic neighborhood Speicherstadt, and discover the history of its canals and stilted warehouses

  • From the old into the new, make your way to Hafencity, where you can get a taste of contemporary life

  • Visit the most famous and historic churches, like the ruins like St Nicholas’, and the juxtaposing architectural masterpiece, The Elbphilharmonie

  • Chat to your host about the city’s heritage as you enjoy a casually educational day out together. Maybe even tell them a bit about the history of your town or city!

Good to know

What’s not included
  • Food and drink
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)
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