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3 Days in Hamburg: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, March 2015

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Hamburg, Germany's second largest and most notorious city, is known for its magnificent harbor and for the Reeperbahn in St Pauli (the biggest red light district in the world and where the Beatles came to fame). Renowned for its wonderfully odd mix of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, Hamburg has cultivated a thoroughly enjoyable independent streak. It's also a hard-working port that's among Europe's busiest.

Day 1: Art Attack!

With over 79 museums, Hamburg is just as much a feast for the culture lover as Berlin or Munich.  Spend the first part of your day strolling the Kunstmile, starting with the impressive collection of the Kunsthalle and ending with the contemporary art and photography of the Deichterhollen. In the afternoon, learn the city’s history the fun way at the model-filled Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte. A Hamburg Card will get you discounts on admission to numerous museums.

Day 2: A Different View

Get another perspective on the city by getting up, out and around! The Baroque St Michaeliskirche has a tower that will give you an angel’s-eye view of the city, or get down by the water to check out the city’s riverside culture. Finally, take a night tour to see the city in its guise of evening illumination, complete with a sound and light show!
 
Day 3: Not Just Any Port

The HafenCity (Port City) development offers a wealth of cutting-edge architecture - like the new Science Centre, somewhat like a muscular and circular arrangement of duplo-blocks on steroids. Or the currently underway and “now famous before it is built” Elbphilharmonie, itself resembling a flaming crystal curtain, ablaze atop the existing and already distinctive Kaispeicher (an old harborside storage warehouse). Wander the day away and see which way the winds of change are blowing.

Tours & Tickets

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Hamburg Hop-on Hop-off Tour - Red Double Decker

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 74 Reviews

See the best of Hamburg on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! The perfect do-it-yourself tour in Hamburg, the hop-on hop-off tour allows ...  Read more

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $19.80

Essential Hamburg Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Cruise and Lake Alster

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 33 Reviews

See the best of Hamburg on an easy and convenient hop-on hop-off tour, including two cruises – a harbor cruise and a panoramic sightseeing cruise on Lake ...  Read more

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $44.13

Hamburg City Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Skip-the-Line Hamburg Dungeon

Discover the wonders of Hamburg with a sightseeing pass that includes entry to top city attractions and free public transport. Choose from a 1-, 2- or 3-day ...  Read more

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duration: Valid for 1, 2 or 3 days

From USD $45.15

Private Walking Tour: Hamburg Old Town

Explore the historic heart of Hamburg on a private 2-hour walking tour of Hamburg Altstadt (Old Town). Rebuilt after World War II, today this harbor-bound hub ...  Read more

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.40

Hamburg St Pauli Walking Tour

Delve into the history and culture of Hamburg’s most famous district on this evening walking tour of St Pauli. Hear of the area’s origins from your guide, and ...  Read more

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 2.5 hours

From USD $13.58

Private Tour: Speicherstadt and HafenCity Walking Tour in Hamburg

Explore two unique Hamburg districts with a private guide on this 2-hour walking tour of Speicherstadt and HafenCity. Considered the largest warehouse ...  Read more

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.40

Hamburg Riverside Tour - Elbe River

Discover Hamburg’s fascinating riverfront on a sightseeing tour along the Elbe River in a double-decker bus, enjoying the scenic views and city sights. Travel ...  Read more

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.90

Illuminated Hamburg City Tour and Evening Cruise

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

The Illuminated Hamburg City Tour and Evening Cruise is the ideal way to entertain the whole family and a great introduction to the cosmopolitan city of ...  Read more

Location: Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.61

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