Experience Hamburg’s Cold War era with a visit to the U-434 submarine with an Expert-Guide. Explore the U-Boot Museum, city harbour, Bismarck Monument, ruins of St Nicholas and the Memorial to the Fallen of Both World Wars.

  • Explore Hamburg’s WWII and Cold War history with a 5-Stars Private Guide
  • Visit the U-Boot Museum – step inside the U-434 Soviet-built warship
  • Walk along the Port of Hamburg to learn about its significant role during the war periods
  • Visit the humbling ruins of St Nicholas Church
  • See the Memorial to the Fallen of Both World Wars

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  • 2 - 4 hours
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Walking tour
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Don’t miss out on a chance to step inside one of the world’s largest submarines: the U-434. Learn about Hamburg’s Cold War years from a Private Expert-Guide. Find out what were the effects of WWI and WWII on Hamburg’s population and how did the city manage to rebuild itself. Enjoy a peaceful war-themed walking tour.

During the 2-hours tour your Private Guide will give you a 30-minutes introduction into the history of the U-434 submarine. The vessel was an active participant in the Cold War, engaging in spying missions dangerously close to the US coasts. Enjoy a first hand experience of what life inside a 90.15 meters long Soviet-built warship would be like. You will step into the cramped space to explore the crew’s living quarters, the officers’ mess and the engine and torpedo rooms. Although the submarine had to be ‘demilitarized’ by the Russian navy before it could be turned into the U-Boot Museum it is today, much of the interior is in its original state. You will never forget this claustrophobic experience!

Choose the 4-hours option if you want to hear more war history. You will explore the Port of Hamburg and hear about the significant role that it played in WWI as well as WWII. Walking along the Elbe river, you will see the iconic Landungsbrücken building, the bustling promenade, and the air-raid shelter Vorsetzen.

Next, you will walk the charming Deichstraße street towards the ruins of St Nicholas Church. In the 19th century, St Nicholas was for a short time the world’s tallest building before getting heavily damaged in the bombing of Hamburg in 1943. Next to the humbling ruins of a grand cathedral you will spot the Memorial Prayer for Peace, a small memorial dedicated to the hope for peace. The walking tour will finish at the Memorial to the Fallen of Both World Wars, which is located on a public square in front of the magnificent Town Hall. The memorial serves as a reminder to the people of Hamburg of the sacrifices that come from war.

  • Visit to the U-Boot Museum with a war-themed walking tour of Humburg
  • 5-Stars Guide with Official License speaking fluently in chosen language
  • Regular ticket to the U-Boot Museum (2 and 4-hours options)
  • Walking tour focused on WWII and Cold War city chronicles (4-hours option)
  • Private tour adjusted to your tempo and preferences

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Meeting point

In front of the Madonna Seafaring (Madonna der Seefahrt) monument, St. Pauli Fischmarkt, 20359 Hamburg, Germany Open in Google Maps

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