Vikings, Pirates and Air Strikes. Hamburg under Siege


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. since the tour demands a lot of walking it might not be suited for toddlers and small children under 7.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), German (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Swedish (basic)

A story about Hamburg's fight for survival and the resilience of its citizens

This is the ideal tour for the people that want to beyond what meets the eye and learn about Hamburg's past in a fun and entertaining way. Using our imagination we'll go back in time to discover the dramatic past hidden behind Hamburg's mayor touristic spots. Each place we'll visit has it's own story and features different characters that put together helped shape the bittersweet story of Hamburg. We'll start our visit with the legend of Hamburg's most famous pirate, Klaus Störtebeker, and as we go from one station to the other we'll learn about the Great Fire of Hamburg in 1842 and Operation Gomorrah (Allied bombing during WWII), as well as the Black Death and the Cholera Epidemie. We'll finish our tour with an exciting visit to the U-Boat Museum where we'll get the chance to go inside a Russian Submarine used during the Cold War.


++ Upon request the tour can be modified to add/ remove certain highlights++

- Störtebeker Monument in Hafencity
- Deichstrasse
- St. Nicholas Church
- Trostbrücke
- Domplatz

** optional cofee/ lunch break **

- Jungfernstieg (Alster Lake)
- Town Hall
- St. Micheal's Church
- Krameramtstuben
- St. Pauli neighborhood
- Landungsbrücken (port of Hamburg)
- U Boat museum

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: To be arranged individually for every group

End location: To be arranged

Duration: 5 hours


Walking tour and public transport.

++The tour is also available on PREMIUM mode (private luxury van), feel free to ask for the price difference++

What’s Included

Other: * professional tour guide with specialization in cultural tourism

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 Euro - Food, drinks, public transport ticket and entrances to attractions.

What’s Extra

Other: * Transportation (6.20 Euro per person)
* Food and drinks( 10 -25 euro per person)
* Entrances to attractions (. 7 -12 euro per person)

A Recent Review of this tour

Adriana was an excellent planner and guide. Having done German genealogy work (1600s) wanted to see both Hamburg where my American Ancestors left from and the small villages 1.5 hours east of Hamburg they were from. Did one day walking historical tour of Hamburg and the next day to the east the villages, churches and cemeteries, Ludwigslust estate. She tailored my trip for an older, single woman traveler connecting to past generations and the historical context of those times. Highly Recommend!
Jennie Van Schyndel

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