The fastest way to the see the city is to join one of the open-top Hop on, Hop off buses (Stadtrundfhart). This gives visitors to Hamburg 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 takes 1.5 hours and guides are available in German and English. There are also other bus operators offering tours in the city.
Free walking tours
To really capture the imagination and see the intricate details of a city, walking tours are the best option. You can even join the free Hamburg 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. If you are happy with the quality and content, it is your decision to reward kindly. Evening tours of the famous Reeperbahn and St. Pauli area tell of a dark history of the city. Bar crawl and night club tours are also available so visitors can explore the hotspots of Hamburg’s famous nightlife.
Alternative ways to discover the city
There are many other great ways to make the most of your time discovering the city. Take one of the many boat trips on the River Elbe along the harbor area. Enjoy one of the specialist options available such as culinary, cycling or even a Beatles tour.
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 centrally so the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg is a great starting point for exploring and sightseeing.