Hamburg's Churches Walking Tour, Hamburg

Most of Hamburg's population belongs to the North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church and to the Roman Catholic Church. There are also numerous smaller Christian churches. Take this tour to discover the religious environment of Hamburg!
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Hamburg's Churches Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Hamburg's Churches Walking Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Hamburg (See other walking tours in Hamburg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Author: Gloria
The Anglican Church of St Thomas Becket

1) The Anglican Church of St Thomas Becket

The Anglican Church of St Thomas Becket is situated on Zeughausmarkt, midway between the St. Pauli district and the modern city centre. Housed in an elegant, listed neoclassical building with a white façade and imposing columned entrance, it has represented the Church of England in Hamburg since the 17th century. The parish has existed in some form since 1612, and was one of the first non-Lutheran churches to thrive within the city of Hamburg. The church was set up to allow British seamen and...   view more
St. Michaelis Church

2) St. Michaelis Church (must see)

St Michaelis Church is located in the Neustadt quarter, on the banks of the River Elbe. Its distinctive 132m high Baroque copper spire is a landfall marker for ships approaching the Port of Hamburg, and is one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks. The church, known locally as Michel, is arguably the most famous of Hamburg’s five Protestant churches. Its name derives from the archangel Michael; a large bronze statue in the church portal shows the archangel defeating the devil in battle....   view more
Church of St. Nicholas

3) Church of St. Nicholas (must see)

The Church of St. Nicholas is a ruined church located in the centre of Hamburg. Previously one of the five Lutheran Hauptkirchen, or main churches, found within the city’s medieval centre, it was briefly the tallest building in the world. The towering Gothic Revival style spire, which stands 482 feet tall, is all that remains of the church; the main building has been demolished. The ruins are still an important tourist landmark, hosting events and displays, as well as an information centre in...   view more
St. Catherine's Church

4) St. Catherine's Church

St. Catherine's Church is one of the five principal Lutheran churches in Hamburg, Germany. The base of its spire, dating back to the 13th century, is the oldest building preserved in the city, after the lighthouse on Neuwerk island. It is situated on an island near what was formerly the southern boundary of the medieval city, opposite the historic harbor area on the Elbe river. It traditionally served as the church of the seamen. The earliest attestation to the existence of the church dates...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Peter's Church

5) St. Peter's Church (must see)

Hauptkirche St. Petri, known in English as St. Peter’s Church, was built by order of Pope Leo the Tenth in the early 11th century. Whereas most of Hamburg’s other churches were originally built outside the city walls, St. Peter’s has always stood within the ancient walled settlement, known in those days as Hammaburg. It was first documented as a market church in 1195. The present Gothic church building was completed in 1418. The 132m tall tower, almost Scandinavian in appearance, was...   view more
St. Jacobi Church

6) St. Jacobi Church (must see)

St. Jacobi Church is one of the five Lutheran churches found in Hamburg city centre. It is located in the Neustadt quarter, close to Mönckebergstraße, one of the city’s main shopping streets. The first recorded mention of the church was in 1255, when it was listed as a small chapel outside of Hamburg’s city walls. It soon became a central part of the growing medieval city, and was replaced by a three naved hall church, similar to the nearby St. Petri church. The fourth nave was added in...   view more
The Trinity Church

7) The Trinity Church

The Trinity or St. Georg Church's original Baroque building from 1747 was destroyed by bombs in July 1943. The present church was rebuilt in 1957. It is considered a particularly good example of the religious architecture of the 50 years of the 20th...   view more
St. Mary's Cathedral

8) St. Mary's Cathedral

St. Mary’s Cathedral was the original Hamburg cathedral, serving this function in the city from 1035 to 1804. Known locally as Hamburger Dom, it was twinned with the cathedral in Bremen, another important city state in what is now Northern Germany. One of the first places of worship built in Hamburg, St. Mary’s Cathedral was located between the rivers of Alster and Elbe, close to Speersort Straße.

The cathedral survived for over 750 years in the city, through the Reformation period in...   view more

Walking Tours in Hamburg, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Hamburg

Create Your Own Walk in Hamburg

Creating your own self-guided walk in Hamburg is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museum Walking Tour in Hamburg

Museum Walking Tour in Hamburg

Hamburg offers you a surprising variety of museums with different types of collections, from a number of classic art museums to an unusual Spicy Museum and to the extravagant Russian Submarine Museum. This tour offers you the opportunity to visit the most impressive museums in Hamburg.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Galleries in Hamburg Walking Tour

Galleries in Hamburg Walking Tour

This tour will offer you insight on the cultural riches of Hamburg. The galleries in Hamburg cover modern and historical aspects of the city's culture. Take this tour to learn more about Hamburg's diversity.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

Hamburg is the second-largest city of Germany with a population of 1.8 million people, located where the river Elbe meets with the rivers Alster and Bille. With more than 120 000 enterprises such as factories, radio and television broadcasters and publishers it became the major media and industrial center in northern Germany. The city is also a major tourist destination both for domestic and overseas visitors. Here is the list of the top attractions in Hamburg

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Cultural Tour of Hamburg

Cultural Tour of Hamburg

The city of Hamburg is well known as a culturally rich citadel for different arts. Galleries, musical facilities and theatres exposing different styles and artists are open for everybody to enjoy the beauty of art. Take this tour to experience the cultural Hamburg.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Famous Bridges of Hamburg

Famous Bridges of Hamburg

It appears that Hamburg made the Guinness Book of Records as the city with four and a half thousand bridges. This is more than Venice, Amsterdam and London put together! Take this tour to enjoy the unique design and history of Hamburg's bridges!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Kids Entertainment Hamburg Walking Tour

Kids Entertainment Hamburg Walking Tour

Hamburg offers attractions for people of any age, including children. Planetarium, museums, parks and specialized cafes are great places to spend time with your children. Take this tour to enjoy quality time with your little ones.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km