Free Things To Do In Hamburg

Germany is undoubtedly one of the best countries in Europe as it’s home to so many incredible cities that are perfect for a weekend break or a longer holiday.

Places such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich are all great places to visit, but today we wanted to share our love for Hamburg with you and recommend all the best things to do there.

If you’re looking for some inspiration for your upcoming trip to Hamburg, we’ve got just the list for you!

Below, you’ll find our recommendations of the 10 best free attractions in Hamburg, as well as the top paid things to do in the city.

Free Attractions in Hamburg

Top Rated Hamburg Attractions


Hamburg Harbour

Hamburg Harbour is one of the largest shipping ports in the world and it has an estimated average annual cargo of 145 million tonnes!

While you probably won’t be too interested in knowing all the facts about the port, Hamburg Harbour is a lovely part of the city that’s ideal for an afternoon stroll.

During the evening, you will often see colourful light projections that are cast over numerous bridges and buildings...

10 secrets of Hamburg's old town - exciting scavenger hunt tour

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  • It is an adventurous tour in Hamburg’s old town that allows participants to discover the most interesting/intriguing secrets of the town.
  • It includes a modern city rally, with tricky puzzles, interesting tales/information on the city's history and several other exciting activities.
  • On this trip of about 3km, participants
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St Michaeliskirche

St Michaeliskirche, or St Michael’s Church, is one of the most famous Baroque church in Germany.

It can fit more than 2,500 worshippers inside its grand interior at any one time and the 17th century church has an eerie, yet fascinating feel to it.

Inside the ancient crypt below the church, more than 2,425 people’s remains are buried; giving it an even more spooky and eerie atmosphere!

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Speicherstadt & Hafencity - a city tour as a scavenger hunt

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  • It is a tour in Hamburg that creates a unique discovery method of Speicherstadt and Hafencity offering participants some historical facts and a clearer understanding of the city’s culture.
  • It offers several stops at some of the city’s most important landmarks and monuments with several spectacular sceneries and sights to be
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Concentration Camp Neuengamme

It’s fair to say that most places in Germany have some kind of legacy from World War II and Hamburg is no different.

The Concentration Camp Neuengamme was the largest concentration camp in North Germany at the time of the war and now serves as a memorial site for the hundreds of thousands of people who suffered there.

While it’s certainly not the most jovial free attraction in Hamburg, it is one that holds...

PANIK CITY - Udo Lindenbergs Multimedia Experience

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  • It is a tour in Hamburg’s Panik city that allows participants to enjoy the Udo Lindenberg experience with a multimedia exhibition perfect for tourists and fans.
  • It includes a personalized music video from Boogie park studio with free download and a shot of the spectacular drink Eierlikör.
  • You will enjoy a guided walking
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Planten un Blomen

Planten un Blomen is effectively a botanic garden combined with a fairytale-like oasis full of the most remarkable flowers, plants and trees.

It’s without a doubt one of the most naturally beautiful areas in Hamburg and it’s a place that absolutely cannot be missed during your trip.

Spend some time wandering around the Japanese garden, the sensual rose garden and the tropical greenhouse.

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EasyCityPass Hamburg with public transport and discounts

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  • The EasyCityPass is more than just a ticket. Regardless of whether you are traveling for a day, a weekend or a week - the EasyCityPass is your most comfortable and best travel companion. A ticket for public transport and discounts from countless partners in the areas of gastronomy, culture & museums, shopping, fun & action, sights and nightlife more


For younger travellers or those travelling without children, you definitely need to add the infamous Reeperbahn to your list of free things to do in Hamburg.

Reeperbahn is the most famous street in Hamburg for all the wrong reasons. It’s home to the notorious red-light district, as well as an abundance of nightclubs and entertainment centres.

While of course you will have to pay for drinks inside the bars, just simply...

Hamburg Small-Group Sunset Sailing Cruise on Lake Alster

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  • It Is an exploration of the panoramic sights of Hamburg as the sun goes to rest
  • It is a 1 - hour evening cruise along Alster Lake which is a complimentary of the Elbe River
  • It is a sit and chat session with max. of 11 commuters as you mesmerize yourself with the sun setting over the city horizon
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Gängeviertel Quarter

Dating back to the 19th century, the Gängeviertel Quarter, or “Alleyway Quarter”, was a district in Hamburg where the local workers lived in timber houses in labyrinthine alleys and streets.

Today, this area in Hamburg serves as a lively corner of the city that’s renowned for its non-profit organisations of parties, concerts, music performances and art exhibits.

While it might be a slightly off...

Discovery Ticket: Hop-on-Hop-off Tour, Harbor Cruise and Lake Alster Cruise

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  • It is an enhanced tour of seeing Hamburg almost in full
  • It is a 3 - days tour with all set in an amazing itinerary
  • It is a tour having up to 28 stops to get closer to amazing attractions like St. Michael Church, Reeperbahn Red-Light District, Harbor City, and so on
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St. Pauli and Port of Hamburg Walking Tour

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  • A take back in time at St. Pauli
  • An exploration of the famous red - light district around Reeperbahn Street
  • It is an interesting sightseeing of some famous landmarks like Beatles-Parz and Hans-Albers-Platz
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Hamburg Reeperbahn Guided Pub Crawl

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  • It is a visit to the city's coolest entertainment nightspots
  • A night crawl having the liveliest of times in Hamburg especially the GroBe Freiheit
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Mister X Hamburg Tour City tour, hunting and games

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  • Where's Mister X? The exciting hunt against a real person in the city center of Hamburg.
    The original since 1998. Mister X will usually report every 2 minutes from different places to give you information about his route. The notes are of different difficulty and partly in the form of a city tour. Woodpecker tactically and catch him. more

Night watchman tour Hamburg - Deichstrasse & Speicherstadt

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  • Experience a piece of Hamburg's history and tradition that are brought to life through tales on an extraordinary historical tour in front of the grandiose backdrop of the Speicherstadt and the historic Deichstraße, lined with its crooked, pointed-gabled half-timbered houses.
    The Guardian of the Night offers you a varied and more

Harbor cruise on the beautiful Elbe

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  • Enjoy your spectacular vacation in Hamburg with a fantastic trip through the historic Speicherstadt with its canals or through the container port! Explore this vibrant city from a different perspective and relax as you cruise past some of its famous landmarks through the beautiful canals and canals. During the one-hour tour, the skippers more

Pub Crawl - Ultimate party pub crawl incl. One-hour drinks flat rate

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  • The unique Hamburg Pub Crawl incl. Beverage Flatrate - Only bookable with us!
    Come with us on a party tour on Hamburg's "sinful mile"! We start in the VIP area of a cool bar in the middle of the Reeperbahn, where we already have a welcome shot waiting more

ENGLISH GUIDED BIKE TOUR HAMBURG - Alsterlake District (min.4)

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  • Alsterlake District – Cycle Tours

    Celebs, Waters and Nature

    Our start at Rotherbaum will be leading our tour along residences, consulates and parksides along the waterfronts via the farview at the skyline of Hamburg, the platform of the Planetarium with its dreamful view at the parkside and the springs, fountains and gardens more
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