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Hamburg Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

€18.50
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1 hr. 40 min.
  • Tour the lively city of Hamburg aboard a hop-on hop-off bus, at your own pace.
  • Journey comfortably: the roof of the double-decker bus is open in summer and closed in winter. Should it get cold, the buses are heated.
  • Sit back and enjoy lovely views as you pass by the port of Hamburg, the nightlife mile of the Reeperbahn, and the lively city center.
  • Pass through inner and outer Alster, before heading to the cruise ship harbor of HafenCity.
  • Hop off at any of the 15 stops along the way to explore on your own or sit back and listen to the entertaining live commentary (in German) on board.
  • There's also an audio guide available in English.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Hamburg City Tour by Bus & Reeperbahn Tour

€36
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3 hr. 39 min.
  • In a single day, explore two sides of Hamburg thanks to this steal-deal ticket.
  • During the day, hop on a double-decker bus and tour the city's highlights at your own pace.
  • Key stops along the way include Kirchenallee, Gänsemarkt, St. Michaeliskirche, and more.
  • Explore the 15 stops along the way, and get on and off according to your schedule.
  • Come evening, meet a tour guide and set out on the Red Light Tour in Hamburg's Red Mile, the Reeperbahn.
  • Discover the history of the area, get insider stories, and try tasty schnapps at the end of your tour!
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany and also one of the country’s favorite tourist destinations. With vibrant neighborhoods and architecture that face the Elbe River, Hamburg is bustling with activity. The city is known for its diverse harbor front, historic museums, and excellent local cafes.

Though the city has a well-connected public transport network, for a new visitor, it can be confusing to navigate. Knowing this, the city’s Hop On Hop Off bus tours are the most convenient way to take in the sights of this wonderful city. 

Keep reading along to find out why hop-on hop-off buses are the best way to travel around and see all the sights of this city.

Why Choose Hop On Hop Off Hamburg Bus Tours?

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Hop-on hop-off tours are the easiest and most convenient way to explore the lively German city of Hamburg:

  • Open-Top Buses: The double-decker buses offer an excellent vantage point to see all the must-see tourist attractions and landmarks in Hamburg.
  • Visit the Top Landmarks: You can visit all the top city attractions, and only get off at those stops you wish, or just enjoy the sights from the comfort of the bus. 
  • Easy and Convenient: Hop-on hop-off tickets offer great value since you can visit most of the city’s major attractions and not have to worry about following a fixed itinerary or transport.
  • Save Money: Since the buses stop at all of the city’s major attractions, you can save money on transportation when compared to visiting each separately. 
  • Pre-recorded Commentary: There are audio guides available on board that gives you running commentary of the attractions the bus will visit.

Your Hop On Hop Off Hamburg Bus Tour Options Explained

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Hamburg Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

  • Explore Hamburg in a double-decker bus with a convertible roof with this 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket from Hamburg Citytours.
  • Get on and off at any of the 15 stops along the route and hop on the next bus at any time.
  • Popular stops include the Kehrwiederspitze (Warehouse District), City Hall, Reeperbahn, and St. Michaeliskirche.
  • Listen to the audio guide in English or the live commentary in German to gain more insight into the city’s best-known attractions. 

Flexible Cancellation Policy: You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Discounted Tickets: Children aged 6-14 enjoy reduced ticket pricing, and children under 6 years old ride for free.

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Hamburg City Tour by Bus & Reeperbahn Tour

  • Discover the best of Hamburg in a double-decker bus with a convertible roof with this 1-day hop-on hop-off ticket, and get on and off at any of the 15 stops along the route 
  • Enjoy an additional adults-only Red Light Tour of Hamburg's Reeperbahn Red Mile in the evening
  • Popular stops include St. Michel’s Church, Gänsemarkt, The Dancing Towers, and St. Pauli.
  • Listen to the audio guide in English or the live commentary in German to gain more insight into the city’s best-known attractions.  

Flexible Cancellation Policy: You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Note: The red light tour is only suitable for adults above 16 yrs old.

Hamburg Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour Timetable

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Hamburg Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour (Hamburg CityTour)

  • Timings: 9:25 AM to 4:45 PM.
  • Frequency: Every 30-60 minutes.

Hamburg City Tour by Bus & Reeperbahn Tour

CityTour

  • Timings: 9:45 AM to 3:45 PM (Thursday to Sunday).
  • Frequency: Every 60 minutes

Reeperbahn Tour

  • Timings: Starts 8 PM (with additional tours Friday and Saturday at 5:30 PM)
  • Frequency: Every 60 minutes

Hamburg Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour Routes

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Hamburg CityTour

This sightseeing bus tour runs along Blue Line F and offers a curated route with 15 stops. 

It departs from the Kirchenallee (main station), and passes through iconic sights like Marco Polo Terraces (HafenCity), Kehrwiederspitze (Warehouse District),  Landungsbrücken, St. Michaeliskirche, Reeperbahn, Rathaus (City Hall), Reesendamm, Gänsemarkt, and many more.

Reeperbahn Tour

The Red Light Tour of Hamburg's Red Mile, the Reeperbahn, has 7 stops. 

It begins at the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken, just next to the "Hard Rock Café." Popular stops include the Dancing Towers, Große Freiheit, Herbertstraße, Hans-Albers-Square, Olivia Jones Bar, the “Ritze” boxer pub, and the former Beatles' apartment.

Hop On Hop Off Hamburg Bus Tour Highlights

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St. Michaeliskirche

St. Michaeliskirche, also known as Michel, is one of Hamburg's largest churches. Dating from the 17th century and dedicated to the Archangel Michael, it is one of the most exquisite baroque churches in the country.

Speicherstadt

The warehouse district of Hamburg represents the city’s long maritime legacy. A UNESCO World Heritage site, here you will find museums like the German Customs Museum, Miniatur Wunderland, and the Hamburg Dungeon.

Hamburg City Hall

The Hamburg Rathaus is the seat of the city’s government. Located in the city’s Altstadt quarter in the city center, it was built in the 1880s and features a mix of Renaissance, Gothic, and Baroque architecture.

Hamburger Kunsthalle

The Hamburger Kunsthalle is one of the largest art museums in the country. Founded in the 1850s, its three buildings cover seven centuries of European art, from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Reeperbahn

The Reeperbahn, popularly known as the sinful mile, is one of Hamburg's two nightlife hotspots and the city's famous red-light area. Located in the St. Pauli district, it is also home to many clubs, bars, theatres, and more.

Marco Polo Terraces

Located in the heart of HafenCity, Marco Polo Terraces is one of the city’s most popular gathering spots. The place offers a spectacular panorama of the Grasbrook harbor in addition to open green spaces where you can sit and unwind.

St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken

St. Pauli Piers, or the Landdungsbrucken, is the biggest landing area in the port of Hamburg. Located on the Elbe river, here you can find the Fischmarkt (Fish Market), many restaurants, and a harbor for pleasure boats.

Mönckebergstraße

One of the main shopping avenues in Hamburg is the Mönckebergstraße (also known as Mö colloquially). Named after Johann Georg Mönckeberg, the mayor of the city in the 1900s, it houses many famous retailers like H&M, Zara, Kaufhof, etc.

Hotel Atlantic

Historic and opulent, the Hotel Atlantic was built in 1909 ‌in the St. Georg neighborhood of Hamburg. Over the years, the hotel has hosted legendary public figures from Charles de Gaulle to Neil Armstrong and Subhash Chandra Bose.

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland is the world's largest model train system. Here you can see small yet detailed versions of several cities around the world including Berlin airport, the Grand Canyon, and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie.

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Located in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg the Elbphilharmonie (Elbe Philharmonic Hall) sots along the Elbe River. It is a concert hall and residential complex housed in a re-purposed warehouse.

Alster Lakes

The Alster Lakes are two artificial lakes, which are formed by the Alster River in the outskirts of Hamburg. The Außenalster or Outer Alster is particularly popular for sailing and rowing, and other recreational purposes.

Hop On Hop Off Hamburg Visitor Tips and Guidelines

  • Know the route: Find out the route that your hop-on hop-off bus tour will take and decide which stops you would like to get off at and the attractions where you want to spend time beforehand. 
  • Best time to visit: The best time to visit Hamburg is from May to September when the weather is pleasant. However, if you wish to go there during Oktoberfest or visit the delightful Christmas markets, carry warm clothing, as the weather can be quite chilly.
  • Get tickets online: Purchase the hop-on hop-off tickets in advance online, so you can directly board the bus at the closest stop to your hotel.
  • Buy attraction tickets: Note that while some attractions are free to enter, many sights require entry tickets. Be sure to purchase these in advance to avoid long wait times outside the attraction. 
  • Set out early: Set out as early as possible and plan for a buffer period to visit all the hotspots, as most tourist attractions might be crowded. 
  • Carry a jacket: Wear light jackets and take a rain jacket with you as Hamburg gets rainfall almost around the year.
  • Comfortable clothing: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes as you might be on your feet for hours exploring the sights.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hop On Hop Off Hamburg

Q. Does Hamburg have a hop-on hop-off bus tour?

A. Yes, Hamburg does have a hop on hop off bus tour with a number of distinct routes.

Q. Where can I buy hop-on hop-off Hamburg tickets?

A. You can purchase Hop on hop off Hamburg bus tour tickets online.

Q. Are hop-on hop-off Hamburg tickets available online?

A. Yes, you can buy hop-on hop-off Hamburg tickets online here.

Q. How much does hop on hop off bus cost in Hamburg?

A. There are various hop-on hop-off bus tours, and their tickets which begin from €18.50.

Q. How do hop on hop off buses work in Hamburg?

A. Hop-on hop-off buses are tourist buses that allow you to board and leave whenever you like and sightsee at your own convenience

Q. How often are the hop-on hop-off buses in Hamburg?

A. Hamburg hop-on hop-off bus tours run at a frequency of 30 to 60 minutes.

Q. Are there audio guides on the hop-on hop-off Hamburg bus tours?

A. Yes, you will get access to audio guides available in German and English, to help you learn more about the city.

Q. Are hop-on hop-off Hamburg bus tours accessibility-friendly?

A. Yes, the hop-on hop-off tours in Hamburg are accessibility-friendly for wheelchair users.