Discover Hamburg’s turbulent history on a WWII themed tour with an Expert-Guide. See the U434 submarine, city harbour, ruins of St Nicholas, and step inside the authentic nuclear shelter!

  • Discover Hamburg’s WWII and post-war history with a 5-Stars Private Guide
  • Stroll down the Port of Hamburg and see the U-434 submarine
  • Contemplate war and peace at the ruins of St Nicholas Church
  • Investigate the authentic nuclear shelter in the “underworld Hamburg”
  • Learn about the rise and fall of Nazi Hamburg, the Neuengamme concentration camps and the “Operation Gomorrah”

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  • 2 - 4 hours
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Walking tour
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Immerse yourself in WWII and post-war Hamburg chronicles. There will be plenty of history to unravel during this tour, from the rise of German nationalism and WWI, through the Nazi takeover of Hamburg, Operation “Gomorrah” that devastated the city, to the culture of remembrance. Don’t miss out on this experience.

The 2-hours guided tour will begin at the Port of Hamburg, where you will see the legendary U-434 submarine. This fully operational Soviet warship serves now as a museum dedicated to the horrors of the war. Your Expert-Guide will explain the significant role that the harbour played in WWI as well as WWII. The next stop of this tour will be the Bismarck Monument, which is a grand 35-metres high tribute to Otto von Bismarck, the Prussian statesman who engineered the unification of the German Empire. Underneath the base structure of the monument is a hidden air raid shelter builded at the beginning of WWII.

Next, you will pass by the majestic St Michael’s Church and head 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.

Join the 4-hours tour to visit the Bunker Hamburg Central Station (Hamburger Unterwelten e.V. ). It is an underground nuclear shelter that serves as a museum and a monument to the Cold War era. Inside the bunker, you will feel as if you stepped back in time as everything is left untouched. Your Private Guide will give you an educational tour of the rooms and the technology used. In such a confined space, you will be able to imagine the horror and fear the people of Hamburg had to go through during the bombings that destroyed 75% of the city.

  • War-themed walking tour of Humburg with a visit to the nuclear shelter
  • 5-Stars Guide with Official License speaking fluently in chosen language
  • Regular ticket to the Bunker Hamburg Central Station – Hamburger Unterwolrds e.V. (4-hours option)
  • Lots of information about Hamburg WWII history and bombings
  • 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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