Enjoy a leisurely drive past the key landmarks in Germany’s second-largest city with a photo stop at Hamburg’s beloved St. Michael’s church before being transferred to the airport for your flight home.
After departing from the pier, you will soon begin touring Hamburg, a sprawling city on the meandering Elbe River. Charlemagne founded Hamburg in 810 A.D., so there are plenty of historical sites even though much of the city was destroyed in the fire of 1842 and by Allied bombing during World War II.
Fortunately, it was beautifully rebuilt in both instances, as you will discover through landmarks such as Germany’s oldest stock exchange, the opulent 647-room town hall, and the 100-year-old Gothic-style warehouse district that borders the harbor. Known as the Speicherstadt, it is the world’s largest complex of warehouses, most of which are made of beautiful red brick.
Other highlights nearby include a drive by Jungfernstieg Boulevard, inner Alster Lake, the outer Alster Lake upscale residential area, and St. Pauli Landungsbrücken where the old sailing vessels used to dock. Your tour then winds down with a photo stop at St. Michael’s Church, the largest North German Baroque church, and a walk to the Krameramtsstuben historic Almshouses before transferring to Hamburg’s International airport.
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Note: Tour is available for guests with flights after 3:00 pm.