From tales of pirates and Hanseatic League to WWII air raids and the Great Fire, Hamburg has a special character set apart from the rest of Germany. As Europe’s second biggest port, Hamburg has always been open to adventurers and travelers from the whole world and is still full of history, drama, and wild nights. *Average tour length. The Hamburg Free Tour usually ends by the HafenCity. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
Join us on a journey through Hamburg's unmissable Speicherstadt, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage site internationally renowned for its rich history and culture. As the world's largest and most famous warehouse district, it is still filled today with traditional traders of Oriental and Persian carpets. As we wind you through the warehouses, lagers, side streets, alleyways and canals of Hamburg's hidden district, the smell of roasting coffee reminds you that this is still one of the world's largest tea, coffee and spice trading posts. After we’ve explored the Speicherstadt, we'll head across the water to its neighbor the Hafencity, or Harbor City, home to the renowned Elbphilharmonie. After a troubled start, in which the Elphi came in three times over budget and took three times longer to build than scheduled, today it is a major attraction and one of the most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world. *Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
Hamburg’s world famous red light district stretches along either side of the Reeperbahn, the charmingly kitsch backbone of the proudly alternative St. Pauli. The ‘Kiez’ took shape right on the city limits, a home for outcasts and vagabonds who had nowhere else to settle. Its foundations as a refuge and self-made colony led it to develop into one of Hamburg’s most vibrant and welcoming districts. The legendary nightlife that makes it so popular highlights the tolerance of a neighborhood that has seen (and survived) it all: riots, prostitution, drugs, organised crime, world wars, booms and busts. Hamburg’s relationship with St. Pauli is complex. Its raw (and sometimes raunchy) edge stands in contrast with the image the rest of the city exudes, yet is an integral part of what makes Hamburg the much-loved city it is. New buildings and renovations compete with the thousands of residents who fight to keep the character of their colorful neighborhood. St. Pauli draws millions of visitors a year and makes a massive contribution to the economy and fame of the city. Take a look beyond the tabloid headlines and you’ll find a living community struggling to defend its identity and dignity in the face of poverty and property developers. See the most famous (and hardest-working) police station in Germany and hear the wild stories behind the town where the Beatles learned much more than how to play music. *Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
Hamburg is well renowned for its nightlife and no stay would be complete without a trip to the infamous Reeperbahn. From rock 'n' roll to luxury lounges, from thumping clubs to the home of The Beatles to the Red Light District; on the NEW Hamburg Pub Crawl you will see it all! Meet other travelers looking to party and experience the best of the Reeperbahn, which is locally known as the “sinful mile”! You must be 18+ to enjoy this night out. Please bring valid Photo I.D. SANDEMANs NEW Europe Tours supports the responsible enjoyment of alcoholic beverages. When it is misused, alcohol can be dangerous. We want everyone to have an unforgettable night, but for your safety the bars visited on Pub Crawls will cut you off if you’ve reached your limit. The mission is to show you Hamburg's nightlife, not to get you drunk. Take advantage of our group discount of 10% for groups of 10 or more!