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Hamburg walking tours in English.

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Discover Hamburg
Daily tour starting from 14€

Discover Hamburg

Moin moin! Join one of our expert guides and Discover Hamburg today! This 2.5-3 hour walk takes you through the 1200 year history of Germany’s wealthiest city. From a fort on a hill to one of the world’s most important ports, Hamburg is a city full of stories. On this stroll through Hamburg’s historic old town you’ll take in the stunning 19th Century neo-renaissance Town Hall, with more than 600 rooms, built at the peak of Hamburg’s fortune, the UNESCO world heritage Speicherstadt, and of course the architechtual highlight Elbphilharmony.

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Hamburg Local Craft Beer Tour
Taste local beers from all over town

Hamburg Local Craft Beer Tour

You can’t think of Germany without thinking of healthy helping of frothy beer. This means that the craft beer scene has smashed into the traditional German brewing scene, and you really have to try the results.

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Hamburg Gourmet Coffee Tour
Coffee tasting, history, and harbour views

Hamburg Gourmet Coffee Tour

We are very proud to be offering Hamburg’s first ever weekly coffee tour. Discover some of Hamburg’s best-kept secrets, get an in-depth look at world-famous Speicherstadt, and finish your tour at the best coffee store in town, so that you can take a piece of Hamburg home with you (and then drink it!)

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Elbphilharmonic

Elbphilharmonic

Hamburg’s gleaming philharmonic building is the city’s new crown jewel. Finish your tour right next to it and visit for free for stunning views over the harbour.
Rathaus

Rathaus

The stunning neo-renaissance town hall took more than 40 years to build and has been the seat of Hamburg’s government for over a century.
Speicherstadt

Speicherstadt

This UNESCO World Heritage site is a collection of charming brick-built warehouses and was once the beating heart of Hamburg’s harbour. The remaining buildings are lucky to have survived flooding and WWII, and the whole area s now being developed into a whole new city district.
Kontor Houses

Kontor Houses

Shipping companies the world over built ornate headquarters in the German port city. They may be put to other uses these days, but their distinct charm is a key part of Hamburg’s look.
Nikolai church

Nikolai church

The tower is all that remains of the magnificent Nikolai church. The impressive structure now functions as a memorial for the tens of thousands of people killed in the bombing raids of the Second World War.
Albert Ballin

Albert Ballin

Much of Hamburg’s wealth and success can be attributed to just one man: Albert Ballin. The son of Jewish immigrants, Ballin’s humble beginnings didn’t stop him from launching one of the world’s largest shopping companies, HAPAG, turning Hamburg into the largest port of departure for Europeans setting sail for the ‘New World’ at the end of the 19th century.
World Wars Memorial

World Wars Memorial

Initially a memorial for the Hamburg’s WWI victims, the memorial was saved by the people of Hamburg from destruction by the Nazis. Today it stands as a memorial for the victims of both world wars.
Deichstraße

Deichstraße

Unofficially the cutest street in Hamburg, Deichstrasse is where the devastating Great Fire of 1842 broke out, destroying much of the picturesque Old Town.

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Our guests say

We’ve developed a holiday pattern of once a year going to a new European city for a week, learning as much as we can about the history of the place and part of that has always been fulfilled through a walking tour. This pattern started in Berlin with the Original Berlin Walks a few years ago, so this year whilst on holiday in Hamburg we decided to use the sister company. John Silk was our guide and as with the Berlin walk, what we really loved is that you get to spend a few hours with a knowledgable local who’s also studying in the city, and they give you a far more engaging experience than your usual ‘To your left is something or other’ type of tour. We learnt lots about both the history, attitudes and personality of Hamburg, aswell as getting some great recommendations from John (Alles Elbe craft beer place in St Pauli - Danke Sehr!) Thoroughly recommend weaving a Hamburg Original Walks tour in to your holiday.

— TripAdvisor review

I joint Adrianas tour earlier this month and had a wonderful, very informative morning. I lived in Hamburg for over a year already but haven't visited quite a few places of the tour. She knew a lot of information about the history of Hamburg and shared even some funny stories. I already decided to take my mum on one of her tours the next time she is visiting Hamburg.

— Rick H

We booked this tour through Viator. The description of the meeting place, the war memorial near the Rathaus, is somewhat confusing but we found it without too much difficulty. Adriana was waiting for us and was well prepared. Our party was small, only four people, so it was like a private tour and absolutely excellent value. Adriana was well informed, a great communicator and aware of the needs of her party. She told us much of the history of Hamburg and pointed out the major sites of interest. She gave us time to both digest the wealth of knowledge which she had shared and to explore the Rathaus and St Michaelis at our own pace. The tour could not have been better, thank you, Adriana.

— TripAdvisor review

Entertaining and interesting. learned a thing or two while having a fun tour. thanks to our guide Jason.

— Stephen, United Kingdom