Welcome Tour

St. Michaelis Church / St. Michaelis Kirche

Welcome Tour

Every month, Hamburg Welcome Center invites newly-arrived residents to a free, English-language tour of Hamburg's sights, museums and more.

Hamburg Welcome Tour

The Hamburg Welcome Center invites you in December to discover Hamburg’s famous landmark – the main church St. Michael’s – decked in festive pre-Christmas ambiance! It begins with our English-guided tour through the church, which is one of the most beautiful Protestant baroque churches in Germany. The church impresses with its brilliant white, sparkling gold and gleaming marble. Thereafter we will visit the burial crypts beneath St. Michael’s. With its architectural design and proportions, it is one of the most impressive gravesites in the world.

For the grand finale we take the elevator to the top of the tower of St. Michael’s, where we can enjoy a breathtaking and lovely view of the illuminated City of Hamburg and the cultural landmark of our city – the Elbphilharmonie from the 106 meter high observation deck!

We look forward to sharing another part of Hamburg with you!

Meeting Place: Sunday, December 16th, 2018 at 02:45 p.m. at the entrance of the main portal of St. Michael’s, Englische Planke 1, 204559 Hamburg.

Duration of the tour: approx. until 04:00 p.m.

Public transportation: U-Bahn line 3 to station “Baumwall” plus about a ten minute walk.

Registration: Attending the Hamburg Welcome Tour is free of charge. Please sign up until 13th of December 2018 by sending an E-Mail to tour@welcome.hamburg.de, if you wish to attend the event. Guest list is limited - you will receive a written confirmation from our organizer, Ms Birgit Scheffner.

Note: We would like to give as many Hamburg Newcomers as possible the opportunity to take part in our events of the Hamburg Welcome Tour. In case of great demand, only two adult participants per registration or institution may eventually sign up. A maximum of one third of the available places are reserved for guests who have been living in Hamburg for more than one year. In case you have already participated twice, we would like to ask you to refrain from registering Also, if you receive a confirmation and cannot attend the tour unexpectedly, we kindly ask for a brief notification Otherwise we reserve the right to remove your name from the mailing list.


Privacy Policy: The collected data will be used only for the registration for the Hamburg Welcome Tour. Data will not be transmitted to third parties. The following data is collected: name, first name and e-mail address. Credentials of participants of the past tours will be deleted after 5 years. You can request the deletion of your data at any time. If so please send us an email to newcomers@welcome.hamburg.de.