fires, wars, disasters, but also change, growth and modernity, Hamburg has experienced a lot in its history. It is often the events of history that tell us a lot about the present of a city, its people and its cityscape.
Our private city tour is a journey of discovery through the epochs that shaped Hamburg's history. Using well-known sights and lesser-known insider tips, our tour guides will tell you how Hamburg became the metropolis of northern Germany.
What traces of the past remain in today's cityscape? What was everyday life like for the locals back then? How has the spirit of the times shaped urbanity?
Find out on our individual tour through the old but lively city center of Hamburg from City Hall to Deichstraße. Which café is also an archaeological museum, which office building has the most elegant staircase, why did Hamburgers once blow up their own town hall and what was the most important export item during the Hanseatic period?
The answers to these questions provide an overview of Hamburg's exciting history and combine the various periods at the end of the tour to form an overall picture.
At the end of our tour, the various aspects of history provide a general overview of Hamburg's urban development. Not far from the new Elbphilharmonie, we could talk about what the future of Hamburg will look like.
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