Private Walking Tour: Hamburg Old Town
Explore the historic heart of Hamburg on a private 2-hour walking tour of Hamburg Altstadt (Old Town). Rebuilt after World War II, today this harbor-bound hub is full of busy streets, canals, grandiose buildings and some of the tallest churches in Europe. Starting at St Michael's Church, enjoy a leisurely stroll along history-steeped streets to Alt Hamburger Aalspeicher, the Hamburg Rathaus city hall and the historical buildings around Deichstrasse. Finish with a sweet pastry and hot drink at a local café (if option selected).
After meeting your private guide at St Michael's Church (Michaeliskirche), set off on a 2-hour walking tour of Hamburg Altstadt, the city’s handsome Old Town and historical epicenter. A former medieval settlement, Altstadt is bounded by the harbor and by a string of roads following the line of the old fortifications.
Strolling through the quarter, imagine what the city looked like before the fires, demolitions and devastating bombings of World War II. Today Hamburg Old Town has a new face, marked by grandiose buildings, busy streets, towering churches and inviting canals and parks.
Hear what life was like in Hamburg in the 17th century as you gaze out over the canals, waterways and old houses that line Deichstrasse, the oldest street in Hamburg. See the old grocers’ apartments and pose for photos by Alt Hamburger Aalspeicher, a 400-year-old house on a canal.
The focal point of Altstadt is the Hamburg Rathaus (city hall), overlooking Binnenalster lake. Learn about Hamburg’s politicians and traditional practices here, and then find shopping galleries, museums, restaurants and a host of remarkable Renaissance buildings in the old market square.
Finally, head to at a café near some enchanting 12th-century ruins. Sit down to enjoy a traditional franzbrötchen (sweet pastry) with a cup of coffee or tea (included in the price, if option selected). Then bid your guide goodbye.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately"
Duration: 2 Hours
St Michael's Church (Michaeliskirche)
Cancellations and refunds:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.