Sightseeing in Hamburg
One of the best and most informative ways of sightseeing in Hamburg is to join a guided tour. There are many options available in various parts of the city where you can learn about its diverse history, the importance of the harbor area and enjoy easy access to various attractions.
Bus toursThe fastest way to the see the city is to join one of the Hop on - Hop off buses, for example the Stadtrundfhart which also enables you to change to a sightseeing boat. The flexible tour gives visitors the chance to join the bus at any point in the route, which includes collection points at many of the main tourist attractions in the city. The bus route takes around 1.5 hours and audio guides are available in German and English. There are also other bus operators offering tours in the city.
Free walking toursA walking tour is perhaps the best option to really capture the imagination and see the intricate details of a city. You can join the Hamburg Free Walking Tour where enthusiastic city guides delight in imparting their local knowledge in a comprehensive trip around the city. The idea behind it being free is that the guides are rewarded by tips, at a pay-as-you-see-fit basis.
Evening tours of the famous Reeperbahn and St. Pauli area are held frequently and tell the story of the seedier side of the city. Bar crawl and night club tours are also available so visitors can explore the hotspots of Hamburg’s famous nightlife. Another popular walk is the Alternative Hamburg Tour that showcases the vibrant street-art and colorful communities found around the St. Pauli area.
Alternative ways to discover the cityThere are many great ways to make the most of your time while discovering the city. Hamburg has many sightseeing options that involve boats, as the harbor industry has been an important factor to the city’s development. Take one of the many boat trips on the River Elbe and along the harbor area to see for yourself.
With all the different ways available to see and explore the city, all you need to do is choose the one that suits you. Many of the tours begin in the city center, making the Radisson Blu Hotel in Hamburg a great starting point for a day of exploring and sightseeing.