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Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour for Harry Potter and Magic Fans

1. Hamburg: Guided Walking Tour for Harry Potter and Magic Fans

Join this walking tour to discover the hidden gems of Hamburg that could have served as the background for a Harry Potter movie, including "Diagon Alley". Learn fun facts about the mystical creatures scattered across the city, as you walk past St. Nicholas' Church, Deichstraße, and Alsterarkaden. Meet your guide outside the impressive Town Hall and embark on your guided adventure. Take in the river views at Alsterarkaden and stroll down the Jungfernstieg promenade. Admire the picturesque buildings of Deichstraße and the gothic St. Nicholas' Church. Head off the beaten track and visit the secret corners of Hamburg that only locals know about, and test your knowledge of Harry Potter. Also, learn about the history of the city of Hamburg and its history.

Hamburg Historical City Tour

2. Hamburg Historical City Tour

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.

Family Port Tour

3. Family Port Tour

Throughout this tour you will receive the answers to your questions about Hamburg’s port, such as why are the merchants’ houses standing in the water? What is inside the famous warehouses in the Speicherstadt? How do the huge ships get into a dry-dock? And what is an “English closet”? Explore Hamburg’s waterfront on foot and by ferry and hear fascinating stories of merchants and pirates, spices and goods from all over the world, and of old ships and modern container vessels. Take a guided walk along the canals and waterways of the historic port area in the Speicherstadt and Hafencity, as well as in the historic Deichstraße. You can also see the famous Elbphilharmonie and the Landungsbrücken and enjoy impressive harbor vistas. Throughout your tour you will be able to enjoy the maritime atmosphere along the canals and the river Elbe, taking in stunning views along the way.

Hamburg: City Tour by Bike with Elbphilharmonie

4. Hamburg: City Tour by Bike with Elbphilharmonie

Start your interesting bike tour through Hamburg at the picturesque district Rotherbaum and drive along the Außenalster to the Binnenalster. Here you are greeted by the panorama of the old and new town. Make your way through the Gängeviertel of the new town and the preserved working-class district of the 18th-century, which nowadays hosts the art scene. Here you can find the memorial stone of the birthplace of Johannes Brahms. Passing the urban new town you drive across Fleet-Island, the former harbor, following the tracks of the great fire of 1842 to today's modern city. Discover Neuer Wall with its passages and countless designer shops and enjoy the metropolitan flair. Drive along the Deichstraße, the origin of port operations of Alt-Hamburg, to the famous Speicherstadt. Here, the UNESCO world heritage site, with its unique massive brick architecture from the 19th-century, sits on millions of oak poles within the waterways that are called Fleete.  Then make your way through the postmodern HafenCity, the former harbor area. Discover the 110-meter-high controversial Elbphilharmonie. Finally, follow a path across the new flood protection system offering splendid views of the mighty Elbphilharmonie from below. Drive through the utopic-like publishing building made of steel, located at Baumwall, and pass St. Michael's Church. Follow the historic Peterstraße with the Brahms- and Telemann Museum. After 3 hours, you finally reach the starting point of the tour passing the exhibition halls.

Hamburg: Spice Trade Walking Tour

5. Hamburg: Spice Trade Walking Tour

Embark on an exciting journey through Hamburg with Jacob Lange, an influential and respected spice trader dressed in historical 19th-century merchant clothing. From his magnificent manor, which was built on the historical Deichstrasse in 1686, you’ll follow your guide over the city’s bridges to the Speicherstadt, the largest warehouse complex in the world. Walk along the picturesque waterways and warehouses, past Hamburg's imposing construction site, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, and make a quick detour to HafenCity. Discover interesting and entertaining facts about the “city within a city”, its global spice trade, and its rich history. Your guide will also recall many entertaining anecdotes about the Hamburg spice trade. Find out why a peppercorn isn't necessarily a corn of pepper. You’ll also learn how the spice trade once controlled the fate of the Hanseatic city. This tour with a traditional spice trader gives you great, genuine insight into the city of spices.

All-in-One Hamburg Shore Excursion from Kiel Port

6. All-in-One Hamburg Shore Excursion from Kiel Port

Make the most of your time onshore and explore Hamburg on a guided tour from Kiel. Learn about Hamburg's essential role in the historic Hanseatic League, visit the ruins of St. Nicholas Church, and stroll down Hamburg's oldest street, Deischstrasse. Meet your driver in front of your cruise ship just after docking and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned bus. After a relaxing journey, arrive in Hamburg and meet your local tour guide. Enjoy a stroll through the historic heart of Hamburg and see the stunning Town Hall. As you walk, learn about Hamburg's role in the Hanseatic League from your guide. Continue to cross the ancient Trost bridge and visit the St Nikolas Church. As you stand next to this burnt-out shell of a church, learn how it acts as a way to remember the near-total destruction of the city during World War II. Leave the church and head down Deichstrasse, the oldest street in Hamburg. As you walk down this historic street, enjoy the view of the nearby Elbe River. Before returning to the bus, continue wandering down the river and through the scenic Landungsbrucke river walk. Drive over to the UNESCO World Heritage site, Speicherstadt, and see where historically traders stored their goods. Explore the Hafencity, the newest area of Hamburg which includes the iconic Elbphilharmonie. After your guided tour ends, enjoy 1 hour to explore Hamburg on your own. Grab lunch, buy some souvenirs, or explore one of Hamburg's museums. After returning to Kiel, you will have about 1.5 hours before your cruise departs, giving you time to explore Kiel or relax with a coffee.

Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Private Historical Walking Tour

7. Hamburg: 2.5-Hour Private Historical Walking Tour

Start your tour in front of one of Hamburg’s most beautiful architectural marvels, the neo-renaissance town hall. From there, trace the path of the Great Fire of 1842 to see where it all started in the picturesque Deichstrasse, one of the oldest parts of Hamburg to survive the firebombing of the Second World War. Along the way, your expert guide will show you how disaster has shaped the city on the Elbe, from fires to floods, and war to cholera. The fact that Hamburg is still standing might be the most surprising fact you learn on this tour! But don't just focus on doom and gloom. Learn how the great ambitions of Hamburg’s titans of industry, Salomon Heine and Albert Ballin, gave Hamburg the progressive traditions that have seen it thrive not only economically, but socially as well. Finish your tour by the gleaming new Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s stunning new Philharmonic. Visit the building for free after the tour, or continue your Hamburg adventure in any number of cafes and restaurants with a view over the harbor.

Insightful Tour Warehouse District and Hafen City Hamburg

8. Insightful Tour Warehouse District and Hafen City Hamburg

On this tour you'll discover the most famous port district Speicherstadt – UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our professional guide will walk you through some of the best attractions that are near. You'll be able to feel the sea breeze and hear a lot of stories about what happened here centuries ago. Coffee and tea were one of the most important goods that were stored and traded here on these ships. Architects of the city already have plans on how to create a new district with flats, offices and parks.

Berlin, Hamburg, Tallinn & Helsinki Cruise Ship Tour Package

9. Berlin, Hamburg, Tallinn & Helsinki Cruise Ship Tour Package

This package is designed specifically for cruise ship passengers whose cruise ship docks in Warnemünde, Kiel, Tallinn and Helsinki. The package includes a 10% discount on the total price and encompasses: - a 12-hour tour to Berlin from the port of Warnemüde - a 7-8 hour tour to Hamburg from the port of Kiel - a 7-hour tour of Helsinki and Porvoo - a 5-hour tour of Tallinn. Each of the tours is conducted with a modern, air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking tour guide. The details for each of these tours can be found under our Get Your Guide profile: https://www.getyourguide.com/essence-of-berlin-s60953/

Hamburg: Speicherstadt & HafenCity 2-Hour Walking Tour

10. Hamburg: Speicherstadt & HafenCity 2-Hour Walking Tour

Explore Hamburg on a 2-hour walking tour through the historic Speicherstadt (warehouse district) and the modern HafenCity. You begin the tour at the Rödingsmarkt metro station and cross over the Binnenhafenbrücke after taking a look at the 17th century houses on the Deichstraße. Stroll along the former Zollkanal with fantastic insights into the canals through the Speicherstadt. Discover interesting facts about the origins of this unique warehouse complex. Find out what jobs were available in past times, how products are transported into the building nowadays, why there are no floors, and why only the buildings in the east have round towers. You then cross over the Brooktorkai and join the 21st century. Between glass buildings in modern designs, there are several listed buildings to admire such as the Kaispeicher B (quay warehouse B) with the Maritime Museum, and the Port Authority on Überseeboulevard. Marvel at the highest schoolyard in Hamburg and the unique Elbe Philharmonic Hall at the Coffee Plaza. Enjoy the views from the Unilever building over the harbour and hopefully a large cruise ship.

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What people are saying about Deichstrasse, Hamburg

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4.6 / 5

based on 222 reviews

A very nice city tour through downtown Hamburg, where there was a lot of information about the city and unusual places were visited - as a special feature, references to the film were also made, for example by having to look for animals from the books/films on buildings etc. So you were well integrated and active. The city guide is a big Hary Potter fan and developed the tour herself with lots of great ideas (which I don't want to reveal more about) - so she passed on the enthusiasm well. Highly recommended for Harry Potter fans! It was great fun.

The tour was really great! A mix of Harry Potter and the history of Hamburg. Really well done and consistently fun, exciting and interesting. Svenja is very personable and brought a great atmosphere to the group. You really noticed how much she enjoys bringing people closer to Hamburg in this way.

The tour was entertaining and entertaining. Due to the reference to Harry Potter, it was also interesting for children. Julian often included small puzzles or search games and thus involved everyone. We got to know Hamburg from a different side and learned many funny details.

I really enjoyed the tour. You could get to know Hamburg from a different perspective, which was a lot of fun. Julian was our guide and despite the bad weather, he made the tour really great, motivated and had a lot of fun with it. Can I definitely recommend!

That was a great and unforgettable tour with Melanie! We discovered great hidden gems along the way and had our eyes on parts of the city that would otherwise remain undiscovered to us. A big thank you to Melanie for her enthusiasm and passion for Hamburg