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Free Walking Tour of HafenCity: Secret city of Hamburg

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Russian
Guru: Evgeniia
Registered on August 28, 2021

Hello! My name is Evgeniia. I am an architect, urban designer and I have been leading an urban walk in Bangkok, Thailand for 2 years. I love doing this and I enjoy sharing knowledge. Now I am living and working in Hamburg and can´t wait to show you what I love the most in this city. Will you join me?

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Moin! I do believe you already know quite a lot about Hamburg! Is here the biggest red light district in Europe? True. Do we have more bridges than any other city in the world? Yes. Is there any connection between Hamburg and hamburgers? Absolutely.

But have you ever heard about the biggest urban development in Europe? Don`t be surprised to find out that it is taking place right here (and now!), in the former harbor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. It's called HafenCity and this is where we are going to have a wonderful in-depth 2-hours walk together. The secret "city within the city" is a perfect place to study various aspects of North-Germany history, culture, architecture, and their vision of the future.

Here is the carefully designed route for our exploration: 

  • Elbphilharmonie (start of the tour).The role of the "Star Architecture" in the urban context.
  • Trdlo FactoryFood and the City.  
  • Magellan-Terrassen. Housing in the Future City.
  • HafenCity University (HCU). Educational hub for Architecture and Metropolitan Development. 
  • HafenCity Aussichtspunkt (end of the tour). 360° viewpoint at the harbor "giraffes" and ambitious ideas of the northern Germans. 

I am inviting you to join me for this tour and you will get a lot of knowledge and inspiration from an architect and a real city-lover.

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  • Meeting point:
    Platz der Deutschen Einheit Wildschwa...
    Platz der Deutschen Einheit Wildschwanbrook 8, 22145, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
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    I will be waiting for you by the piece of the Berlin Wall wearing an orange scarf.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Yana 29 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Thank you dear Zhenya so much this awesome walk & talk! I’ve been living in Hamburg for 7 years and I learned so many interesting things about this part of the city! Especially I enjoyed your way of showing HafenCity from your individual and professional point of view of an architect. It was so special to me and made the tour very unique! I’d definitely repeat it!
Lena 29 Nov 2022
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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
It's an incredible experience to explore the city through the eyes of an architect. Eugenia put her personal invaluable experience as an architect and teacher in Asia and Sweden into this tour and gave us the opportunity to touch the city with a different perspective. Eugenia is a warm person and is happy to share a piece of her knowledge. I was greatly impressed and would wholeheartedly recommend joining the tour if you get the chance!
Laura 27 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Evgeniia has a really strong background in architecture and urban development, which means you get a unique perspective on the city that you probably couldn't get on other tours. Hafencity is a cool little corner of Hamburg that may not pop up alongside a google of the more famous districts. I probably wouldn't have known to give it a walk through if we hadn't done this tour, so I'm really glad we got to learn about it!
Chiara 21 Nov 2022
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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Evgeniia is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. She created this tour of Hafen city based on her interest on urban design and guided us through the recent and new developments in the area, starting from the Elbephilarmonie. Thanks to her help we could explore this district outside of the most popular touristic areas. Highly recommended to anyone who is interested in planning, architecture and urban design!
Elen... 22 Oct 2022
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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