Experience Hamburg with me in a exceptional way!
My name is Tilman Hagner and I have lived in this exceptional city for almost two decades. Hamburg, the city of extremes, balancing between land and sea, between poor and rich, rough and cordial, beautiful and shabby, and always fascinating.
This range is also reflected by my city tours in Hamburg with yearlong experience, balancing between context and details, between sophisticated and funny.
This old Hanseatic City has a lot to offer: 1200 years of city history as a trading and seafaring city, Germany’s largest seaport, press capital, city of music from Telemann and Bach to modern Pop, growing metropolis with the new concert Hall “Elbphilharmonie” and new waterfront district “HafenCity”, cruise ship port, legendary stronghold of nightlife and much more.
Take a private guided tour through Hamburg with me
All of this you will experience on my guided tours of the city. I illustrate the interrelations, in love with this diverse city, with a sound background knowledge of history and culture, sharpening the contrasts with humor and pleasure in the small details, the superficial and the oblique.
Take a city walk with me as your personal Hamburg-Guide. Or a private city tour by bike, bus or boat, on a classic route or personally arranged. Let me plan and beautify your entire stay in the city, with my knowledge it will be a exceptional experience in any case.
My offer: your exceptional Hamburg Experience
Types of city tours in Hamburg
The city becomes an exceptional experience most intensively with a city tour on foot, exploring the city with all senses, smelling, feeling and hearing.
We vary the pace, there is time for questions and discussions, the route can be flexibly adapted to spontaneous ideas and interests. We can enter into buildings, explore staircases and use old paternoster elevators, stop by the harbour edge for a fish bun.
City tour by bike
Would you like to explore more than just one area of the city? Experience the different rhythms of various parts of the city, feel the pulse of the city, immerse yourself in the flow of the city?
For such a Hamburg experience, a bicycle tour is the best choice. You can directly feel the drastically different character of rebellious Sternschanze, noble city centre, modern Hafencity.
City tour by boat
A visit to Hamburg without a harbour cruise practically never took place. Would you like more than just "He Lücht – He lies", the typical harbour yarn?
I am your personal Hamburg city guide for the port, we sail by barge up close to the giant ships, I blend anecdotes and sailor's yarn with extensive expertise on the modern port and especially on container logistics.
City tour by bus
Have you always wanted to cross famous Köhlbrand Bridge and see the city from above, from a bird's eye view? Or to get a compact impression of the whole city?
A sightseeing tour by bus is ideal to get an overview of the city regardless of the weather. As your Hamburg-Guide, I can also open up more distant areas such as the Elbe suburbs and the harbour. And you can include any stops you like to take a walk or a coffee break.
pallej2015, Feb 2019: “We brought an 11 yo boy and an 18 yo girl with us on a tour with the charming guide Tilman.
He gave us two hours of good company and quite a few stories of the old and not so old parts of St. Pauli, the harbour and the Reeperban.
Prepared for the worst especially regarding the 11 yo. But no problems there if your kid can handle a couple of graphic illustrations of the area’s working girls. The rest was unproblematic – and both interesting and humorous.”
Biffa1967, Jun 2018: “Excellent walking tour with Tilman today. Informative interesting and relaxed with humour. Great tour would not have seen or found many of the interesting places he showed us. Loved it DO IT !!! …”
robertohu97, Apr 2018: “My brothers and our mother took the tour with Tilman Hagner and we had a great time, he makes the tour very enthusiastic, shows pictures of how the things where before, you really get to know a lot of interesting facts about the city and he tells them in a way you will remember …”