Discover Hamburg’s five main churches and find out more about the city’s history during a private and guided walking tour.
The towers of the five main churches characterize Hamburg's cityscape to this day. See the Gothic-style St. Jacob’s Church, which once arose from a chapel on a medieval pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Marvel at its medieval furnishings and the famous and precious Arp Schnitger organ. Admire the St. Peter’s Church, the oldest parish church in Hamburg and take a look at the church of St. Katharinen, whose congregation has expanded to include the newly developing HafenCity.
Admire the ruins of the former main church of St. Nikolai, a special memorial against war and destruction that fall victim to the great Hamburg fire in 1842 and was then again destroyed by air raids during the Second World War. Walk along the historic Deichstraße and arrive at the large St. Michaelis Church, a landmark of the Hanseatic city, called “Michel”. Find out more about the most important baroque church in northern Germany and marvel at its dazzling splendor.
Follow Hamburg's eventful history through city expansion, crises, fires, and wars on this guided tour of its churches.