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From Vikings to Nazis, serial killers to ghosts, this tour will leave you with more knowledge of our city, and a chill up your spine.

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Tour Description

You may think you know the history of the beautiful port city of Hamburg. Perhaps you have seen some of the spots we will visit on this tour. We can assure you, however, that you have never seen the city in this light before. By day, Hamburg is a lovely, busy city with tourists and locals alike; but at night, the streets are empty but for the shadows of the dark secrets of the past. Discover them with us. The Haunted History of Hamburg Tour features some of the horrific and terrifying events that have been buried in Hamburg’s past.

What we cover:


When & Where

Tours run from 8pm-10pm (no break location) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We begin at the Hamburg Rathaus and end just around the corner at Nikolaikirche.


Free Tour

These tours are FREE to join and guides will happily accept tips at the end of the tour. We run on a first come, first serve basis so we recommend that you book online. Please notify us if your party is larger than 10 so that we can offer you a private group tour.



We welcome any and all guests to join our tour, but please be aware that many of the themes discussed during the tour may not be suitable for young children. If at any time you feel that you need to leave the tour, please notify the guide.

COVID-19 Guidelines

If you are feeling at all unwell, please do not attend the tour. Simply call or email to let us know you cannot attend. Any payments you have made will be refunded to you, as long as you cancel with us prior to the tour’s start time.

At the start of each tour, the guide will write down each participant’s name, home city, and email address. After 3 weeks, this information will be properly discarded.

Free tours will be limited to a maximum of 10 participants. It is recommended to maintain a 2 meter distance from other parties when possible. Private tours are also available for up to 10 participants in a single party.

You must book your tour 72 hours before the tour’s start time. If there are no bookings, there will be no tour. Therefore, we cannot accept any walk-ons. You will receive a confirmation email once you have successfully booked your tour. If you would like to join a tour, but have missed the 72 hour deadline, please call or email us.

The use of masks are recommended to be worn during the tour, but are not required. When coming in direct contact with the guide for any reason, please wear a mask. The guide will wear a mask whenever direct contact is needed.

An online tipping option is now available for our free tours when booking your tour through our website. We ask you to please use this function to avoid as much direct contact with the guide as possible. Please keep in mind that she is pregnant.

If you experience symptoms or are diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days of your tour, please contact us immediately! We will notify each participant per email of any possible new cases related to our tours.

If you have any further questions regarding our safety measures or guidelines, please feel free to email us at contact@hh-tours.com or call us at +49 157 5105 14 72. We will answer your questions as soon as possible. Stay healthy!


What kind of tour is this?

This is a two hour tour exploring the darkest points of Hamburg’s History. We tell the history of the city in a completely different light. This isn’t just your typical ghost tour. We promise you will leave this tour with a new perspective of our beautiful, yet haunted city.

What language is the tour?

Our free tour is run in English. We do offer private tours on request in English, Spanish and German. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a private tour, and mention your preferred language.

How much does it cost?

We market ourselves as a Free Tour, meaning there is no upfront cost for anyone to join. If you have the means, we do ask that you leave your guide a tip. Whatever the tour is worth to you, they will be happy to receive it. Please keep in mind that guides do not receive any kind of government compensation to run tours. Our guides will give you the best experience they can offer, please thank them.

Can I bring my children?

We do welcome you to bring family, but please be aware that the themes of the tour are quite dark and we cannot sugar coat them for your young ones. Generally, we recommend this tour for ages 12 and up. You will not be turned away if you bring young children. We are simply trying to prevent nightmares.

What places will we see?

This tour begins at the Historic Rathaus and ends near St. Nikolai, the old burned out church. We will spend the tour exploring the historic inner city as well as the Speicherstadt (old harbor). Other stops include Domplatz, St. Katharinen, and Trostbrücke.

Is the tour Handicap accessible?

We are very happy to say that we have a route planned out that is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know ahead of time if you will be needing any assistance. We will be happy to help.

How do I cancel my tour if I cannot come?

We understand that sometimes circumstances and situations change. If you have booked ahead of time, but cannot come to the tour, please email us to let us know you will not be able to attend so we know not to wait for you.

The Guide

Haunted History Guide

Jenny comes from St. Louis, Missouri in the Midwest of the USA. Her real-life fairy-tale love story brought her to Hamburg in the summer of 2014 to marry her Hamburger sweetheart after 5 years of being apart. Just weeks after finishing at Saint Louis University with a Bachelor Degree in English Language and Literature, and a Minor in German Studies, Jenny packed up two suitcases (and her two cats) and quickly made Hamburg her new hometown. Jenny enjoys singing at local karaoke clubs, having a beer with friends, and traveling whenever she can get the chance. Her passion for the city of Hamburg is something that she is excited to share with everyone on her tours.


If you are interested in private history tours of the City of Hamburg with any of our guides, your party is larger than 10 people, or you have any other questions or concerns, please email us and we will be in contact with you shortly. We hope to see you soon!

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