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Walking around Hamburg

Walking tours in Hamburg

Port city Hamburg is hip and happening. With interesting architecture, art and culture, and more than 2,300 bridges, there is always something new to discover. The city is also bursting with popular nightlife venues. The cafés and trendy clubs on the Reperbahn in the unique port district of Sankt Pauli have no closing time!
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Along the Alster river

The Alster River is one of the most popular walks in Hamburg, both with locals and tourists. A possible walking tour starts at Landungsbrücken, a beautiful monument in the city, and follows the river for about 7 kilometres to Planten un Blomen park. You will walk past beautiful gardens and historical landmarks.

City walk Hamburg

Take a city tour to discover the sights at a leisurely pace. This way, you will hear, smell and see the city so much better than you would in a car or bus. Stroll through the old Hamburg or around the newer parts of town. The first route will take you past landmarks such as:

  • the town hall and the Chamber of Commerce
  • the bridges Börsenbrücke and Trostbrücke
  • the St. Nikolai church with Hamburg's tallest spire
  • the Hopfenmarkt
  • old town houses on Deichstraße

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The second route will take you to highlights such as:

  • the Cotton jazzclub
  • the Composer district with museums on Hamburg composers Brahms and Telemann
  • the Hamburg Museum about the history of Hamburg
  • the (classic) concert hall Laeiszhalle

Walking in Hamburg: green oasis

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the heart of Hamburg? Follow this two-hour walking tour (Dutch) through the city's nature. The community garden Bürgergarten was established in 1935. The garden is lush and green all year round, thanks in part to the Mediterranean plants that grow here under the television tower. You will find, among other things, a Japanese garden with tea house and a rose garden with more than 300 varieties. The tour also takes you through Hamburg's oldest botanical garden and past many restful picnic spots.

Port-themed walk in Hamburg

A two-hour walking tour (Dutch) is worthwhile. HafenCity surprisingly combines history and modern developments. Modern buildings adorn the harbour's 1866 shore. Visit the Miniatur Wunderland and HafenCity's most famous building, the Elbphilharmonie, for example. Visit the artful Magellan Terraces, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Am Sandtorkai and the Binnenhafen.

Free walking tour in Hamburg: shopping

Hamburg is the perfect destination for a shopping (walking) tour. This free walking tour takes you to the most beautiful and luxurious indoor shopping centres, galleries and passages. Visit the extraordinary concept stores, boutiques, design shops and studios in the Kaufmannshaus and the Galleria.
Stroll along the beautiful Alsterpark for even more lively shopping streets, bustling restaurant squares and famous historical landmarks such as the impressive Hamburger Rathaus.
Download the shopping tour (Dutch)

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A walk on the outskirts of Hamburg

Of course, you can also take public transport to a walk area outside the city. Walk along the Elbe to Harburger Schloss, for example, where you will enjoy beautiful views over the river valley. The forests around the Beech Mountain (Buchenberg) also offer beautiful walks, with views of the city and the surrounding countryside. In this collection on komoot (Dutch), you can find the most beautiful hiking trails in the area.

Take the train to walk around Hamburg

Travel comfortably and quickly by train to the vibrant German city. Board the Intercity Berlin in Amsterdam or one of the Dutch intermediate stations. In Osnabrück catch a train to Hamburg. The journey from Amsterdam to the heart of Hamburg takes about 5.10 hours. So you can start your city walk well-rested. The sooner you book, the lower the price. Tickets are on sale from € 33 for a one-way trip.

Walking tours Hamburg

From € 33