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Museum for Hamburg History Tours

Museum for Hamburg History
What are the origins of Hamburg, what happened to the Hanseatic League and how did the HafenCity district evolve? All these questions and more are answered in the Hamburg Museum. The museum opened in 1922 as the Museum of Hamburg History and has since been able to amass the largest permanent city exhibition in Germany. 

The historical tour of the Museum for Hamburg History leads from the Middle Ages to the present day, covering how the small fort Hammaburg turned into one of the biggest and most important ports in Europe. Numerous exhibits on shipping, port and emigration, bourgeois home decor, fashion and culture help make the rich history more comprehensive. But apart from the major exhibits covering the past 1,200 years, there are also annual exhibitions, museum festivals, events and Hamburg’s largest model railway to see and attend. The railway is especially interesting for train enthusiasts, as there are regular showings of how train traffic between the Hamburg Main Station and Hamburg Harburg operates. Additionally, a big courtyard under a massive glass dome makes the building one of the finest and most coveted event venues in Hamburg.

Practical Info

The Museum for Hamburg History can be visited Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and on Sundays between 10am and 6pm. The museum is closed on Mondays as well as selected holidays. To get there, take subway number U3 to St. Pauli station, from where it’s only a short walk to the entrance.
Address: Holstenwall 24, Hamburg 20355, Germany
Admission: €9
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Hamburg St. Pauli and Red Light District Private Walking Tour

Hamburg St. Pauli and Red Light District Private Walking Tour

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Explore the seedy side of vibrant Hamburg on this 2-hour St Pauli and red-light district walking tour. Follow a guide through the bustling streets of Hamburg’s St Pauli district, where vibrant bars jostle for space among neon-lit sex shops. Head along Herbertstraße to the bar where the Beatles started their career. Discover top local attractions and hidden gems known only to the locals, and see a side of Hamburg many visitors miss. Along the way, admire fine views over the pretty waterfront and gain insight into Hamburg’s colorful past.
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Historic Hamburg Private And Customized Walking Tour

Historic Hamburg Private And Customized Walking Tour

You’ll join one of our local hosts to see what happens when modern living meets medieval maritime trading. Visit famous historical landmarks such as the Port of Hamburg and the Bismarck Monument. Discover the city’s charming contrasts as you visit both a contemporary neighborhood like Hafencity and the historic Speicherstadt district (built almost entirely on stilts). Visit an open-air museum depicting rural life and get a local’s perspective on Hamburg’s history. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 3 hours
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Hamburg Card

Hamburg Card

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Save as you sightsee around Hamburg with the Hamburg Card, yours for one great-value price. With your card, enjoy free or discounted entry to over 150 attractions and tours, including the City Hall (Rathaus); cruises around the harbor and scenic Lake Alster; last-minute theater tickets; and more. Plus, enjoy valuable discounts on select city tours, shops and restaurants, and enjoy unlimited city-wide bus, train and ferry travel, so you can hop between the sights with supreme ease. Choose the 5-day Hamburg Card to suit your schedule.
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Hamburg City Pass: One Day or Multi-Day Pass

Hamburg City Pass: One Day or Multi-Day Pass

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Explore the best Hamburg has to offer with this sightseeing pass and a one-day hop-on hop-off bus tour. Select a 1-, 2-, 3- or 5-day Hamburg City Pass, and then visit many of the city's top attractions. Also, save time with skip-the-line entry to Hamburg Dungeon, the Speicherstadtmuseum and more. Board at any of the 27 stops and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live on-board commentary in English and German. Includes a 1-hour sightseeing cruise on the Alster River.
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