The Local Tour of Hamburg Historic Centre

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The Local Pay What You Want Tour with booking fee Hamburg Historic Centre

From USD 3.24

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Find the yellow umbrellas, and you’ll know you’re in for an immersive tour of Hamburg and its history. Follow your guide across the city’s eras, from the center of the Hanseatic League to the Great Fire to the bombs of WWII. You’ll stop at all the iconic stops, including the UNESCO-designated Speicherstadt. Bring your camera for this one!
  • Easy meet-up in front of the city's historic town hall
  • Limited to 8 travelers, you'll get a more personal guided experience
  • Follow your guide for an inside look at 500+ years of Hamburg history
  • Pay what you feel is correct after your tour, with just a $3 reservation fee upfront

What's Included

  • Professional Guide
  • Payment for Guide (expected)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hamburgische Bürgerschaft
    Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

    We meet directly in front of the main entrance of the town hall (Rathaus). Please be aware that there are other tour operators in the area. Only "Robin and the tourguides" guides with the YELLOW umbrellas and name badges can gaurantee a top rated tour. Look for the YELLOW umbrellas!

Start time

11:00 am

End point

  • Martin-Luther-Straße 35
    Martin-Luther-Straße 35, 20459 Hamburg, Germany

    We end in the Park just next to the St. Michael´s Church.

What To Expect

Hamburg Town Hall

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St Nikolai Memorial

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

St. Michael's Church

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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734 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
Showing 1-10 of 734 reviews
Excellent first tour and overview of the city of Hamburg
Rene_Z, Sept 2023
Calvin, our English guide from South Africa, was an excellent and comprehensive guide to the history of Hamburg. His fund of knowledge was incredible and his historical facts were very interesting. Highly recommend.
Highly recommend
ChiWai_N, July 2023
Our guide is “ Marten”? It was a very informative tour and we could get a feel about Hamburg. Highly recommended. The bad thing is some people didn’t give any tip and just left.
So worth the experience
Rashelle_D, June 2023
Nawaz was very knowledgeable about the history of the inner city of Hamburg. He impressed us with his insite and humour along the way. I would highly recommend this tour for any history fanatic or someone like me that really didn't know much about the German war and came away learning so much!
Great historic tour of Hamburg
Briony_T, June 2023
Great tour learned heaps about Hamburg and its history - highly recommend for a first visit to Hamburg. Recommendations for other things to do also great
Great tour, highly recommended!
Amit_T, June 2023
Kalvin gave good tips for places to eat and visit around. The old city tour was very insightful and Kalvin made it more interesting
Easy tour for solo traveller
Gillian_P, May 2023
Nawab our tour guide had a wicked sense of humour. He told and taught us the highlights as we went along. He was able to field questions very well. And answered questions before we knew we had them. Definitely recommend this tour to everyone.
Recommended for a walking tour of historical Hamburg
Michael_B, May 2023
Our tour guide, Brent, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, always welcoming questions about Hamburg and able to answer them. He guided us to a variety of different places of historical interest, giving clear descriptions and information each time.
Amos_G, Apr 2023
You have disappointed us greatly. Canceling a tour at the last minute is neither reasonable nor acceptable. I expect you to return the money immediately. And I give you up and promise not to hire your service in the future
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Amos, we regret having to cancel the tour at short notice. We informed all our guests about the cancellation of the tour as soon as possible, about two hours before the tour. Maybe you recieved the message about the large chemical fire in Hamburg and the massive toxic cloud covering the city. In fact, Hamburg was on the highest catastrophy alert on the scale yesterday due to the emergency. Of course, we were only thinking about the safety and health of our customers and guides when cancelling the tour! Your money will obviously be returned. Please note, this may take a few bank days. We can understand your great disappointment but not your missjudgement of the immense emergency situation in the city yesterday. However, we wish you great travels in the future. stay safe and best regards, your Robin and the Tourguides team
Hamburg Historic Tour
Paula_D, Feb 2023
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and polite. We could also hear clearly, which was great for a large group. Many thanks
Great value and informative tour.
Oakwoodchris, Jan 2023
Our guide was very laid back and walked at a slow pace, as we took in the sites that she talked about. She brought the city to life for us. We gave her €30 for her time and skill.
A walking trip in Hamburg
maria_r, Dec 2022
The guide Kalvin was very nice and knew a lot of Hamburg history. It was a pity the weather was very cold. I recommend doing it in Spring , Summer, or Autamn.
Hamburg in a nut shell
Connie_C, Nov 2022
It was nice walking tour covering lots of Hamburg. Our tour guide Brent was very good. Gave you a great overview of Hamburg’s history.
Must Do!
Amy_F, Nov 2022
Savy was a terrific guide and transformed the city through stories. Tour was in English and was also taken by locals of the city. The guide was very lively and informative. If you have an option of tour guides, ask for Savy, he is the best!
A savvy history guide!
Rita_K, Oct 2022
Savvy was an excellent guide on a succinct history of Hamburg - enough to make you appreciate the city. He had a booming voice - so no one missed a fact, anecdote, tip, funny story. I just wish he did 3 hours, not 2.
Savvy did us proud
Peter_R, Oct 2022
Savvy's tour was entertaining and convivial as well as highly informative. A great introduction to Hamburg.
An excellent walking tour of beautiful Hamburg
Lubov_B, Oct 2022
Savvy, our tour guide was exceptionally professional, knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining! Thank you, Viator and Free city tours!
So fun
Mary_F, Sept 2022
Savvy,our tour guide was excellent! He was so friendly and fun he! The tour was interesting and educational. Recommend highly!
Highly recommended
Michelle_P, Aug 2022
Excellent tour. Our guide was very informative, we learned a lot about Hamburg a d it's history. This was the best tour we ever had
Great intro for Hamburg.
Christine_G, July 2022
Great starting point for first timers to Hamburg. Group was large - Often could not hear the guide despite microphone. Also, in hindsight, could have spent more time highlighting other amazing sights and activities in this lovely city.
Paid for the tour and when we arrived...
Kristin_B, June 2022
Paid for the tour and when we arrived the guide said it was free. The tour guide spent the vast majority in the same location, didn't get to see much of city. Left early due to the above fact.
Response from Host, June 2022
Hello Kristin, thank you for bringing this subject up. It is true that you paid a €2.99 "booking fee" because you reserved through TripAdvisor. However, if you would have read the description of the tour before booking, no where does it say the tour is free of charge rather that the guests themselves are able to decide for themselves what the tour is worth by paying the guide at the end of the tour what they think the tour was worth. This is the whole concept of these tours. We also regret that you decided to leave the tour early and then complained about staying in the same location. Our tour visits many of the main sight seeing spots here in the city including the town hall, patriotische Gesellschaft, Trostbrücke, St. Nikolai memorial, Deichstraße, Speicherstadt, the Elbphilharmonie, the St. Michals church, among others... So the description of spending the "vast majority in the same location" is just simple false. We hope that you will be a little more careful in the future to read the tour description before booking and give a bit more thought to giving reviews. Also we hope you had a good time here in the city despite the disgruntled experience you had with the minimal booking fee. Best regards, Brent Foster Managing Partner at Robin and the Tourguides

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