We are an independent tour provider which operates only in Hamburg. We started in June 2014 with two guides; soon we had a small team and founded a company. Now we are 4 and an additional person for support.
Today we cooperate with a number of passionate Hamburg guides, all of them present their tour in their own individual way and tells the city´s stories from their unique perspective, e.g. as a local born and raised here, as an American who made this city his second home, as an international city planner or someone who simply came here for love!
Tourguide, Managing Partner
Brent came to Hamburg in 1998 to pursue his studies in music. He fell in love with the city and emense cultural opportunities here in Germany in general. He worked in a few orchestras and opera companies around Germany and eventually decided to give up his professional career as a musician. He made his way back to Hamburg to settle down a bit and decided to start showing other fellow English speakers the beauty and historic richness of the city all the while soaking up the many cultural experiences that the city has to offer. Although he speaks German fluently and Hamburg has become a second home for him, he chooses to concentrate on English speaking guests. When he is not on a tour, he enjoys his time raising his son or his friends with a nice craft beer or two.
Assistant Administration Spanish Tours
Jan!!! This is not just a typical Hamburg name, rather a through and true, water-proof Hamburgian man. Because he speaks Spanish fluently for 30 years (which he mastered in Buenos Aires in Argentina) he spends most of the time giving tours in Spanish. As he says himself, his „Castellano“ has a strong Argentinian accent. Hence, he mixes Argentinian melancholy with dry Hamburg humor and shows the city from the viewpoint of a man that has almost lived in it since the age of the dinosaurs. In reality, he really fell in love with the city when he was 15 and had to leave it.
Matej left his home country Slovakia at a young age to study in the south of Germany, where he was mistakenly called "matjes" on a daily basis. After stops in Marseille and Paris, where he exchanged economy for urban planning, he followed the call of destiny and ended up in Hamburg, a city that consumes tons of "matjes"-herring every year. Having tryied "matjes" for the first time, Matej now doesn't believe in destiny any more but is still glad he ended up in such a wonderful city. Matej has a Master in urban planning and takes great pleasure especially in talking about Hamburg's development projects of the late 19th and early 20th century and in exploring the city by bike. This is what visitors said about Matej's tour: "Today's city center visit - the best way to enjoy Hamburg. Matej thank you very much!"
Office, IT, Managing Partner
Robin is born-and bred in Hamburg and can't imagine to leave his home one day. He invests all his time into Robin and the Tourguides IT, book-keeping and in developing of new ideas; furthermore he is the best person to comb the web for top flight offers to exotic places, hack the Eurovision Song Contest computers and for the best Europop-Songs for your next houseparty!
Customer Care, Office
Born and raised in a little village of Northern Germany, Steffi always got itchy feet. Therefore, she likes guided tours best in foreign cities where she can be a participant herself. Here in Hamburg she supports the team in the back office. Since she masters her full-time job as a Management Assistant with ease, she claims to have fun answering questions in her spare time. As a certified Foreign Language Business Assistant, she supports you in English, French and Spanish. Not being a tour guide, she competes directly with Robin and for equality reasons asks to change the company’s name to "Steffi, Robin and the Tourguides". It’s only a matter of time ;-)
Tourguide, Managing Partner
Tilman originated from the Münsterland, a Region in Western Germany. He studied Biomedical Engineering in Jena, Thuringia and worked as an Engineer several years. Finally he came to Hamburg in 2001. In 2009 he decided to leave the professional hamster wheel and started to to this and that - “düt un dat” as we say in Hamburg. In 2011 he started to expose the remarkable aspects of Hamburg to visitors and locals, by foot, bike and bicycle rickshaw. The passion to explore foreign countries and cities awaked in several journeys to Asia, Europe and America: “Probably the best was China by bike!”. His favourite are the little specialities by the wayside, just to enter a house entrance and discover a nice staircase or a lovely inner courtyard.