In addition to guided tours of the current special exhibitions the Archaeological Museum Hamburg also offers exciting field trips and tours with expert guidance. The programmes are directed at families and groups of adults.

 

Group registrations without programme:

Of course we conduct guided tours, apart from this programme, for groups of more than 10 persons. Please contact the Museumsdienst Hamburg three to four weeks prior to your desired date if possible:
Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0; E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de
The general group fee is 10 euros.

 

Guided Tours

Sunday Tours

With a guided tour through the Archaeological Museum Hamburg it presents an archaeological world of experience that gives small and big visitors insight into North Germany’s prehistory. The guided tour concentrates on the permanent exhibition.
Sundays: 12:00
Length: 60 minutes
For single visitors and families
Fee: 3 euros plus admission
No registration necessary

 

Sunday Matinee „On the road“

The visitors spend an exciting and insightful time during a special guided tour and an appetiser at the exhibition “Two Million Years of Migration” at the Archaeological Museum Hamburg.
Dates: 20th May, 17th June, 15th July, 19th August, 12.00-14.00
Fee: regular admission plus 6 Euros
Registration: +49 (0)40-42871-2497

 

Guided tour „The origin of migration“

In this guided tour you will get to know your origin story. New research methods give unknown and surprising insights into two million years of migration. You will leave this tour seeing yourself and the world with a different understanding.
Guided tour for adult groups
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: regular admission plus 70 Euros
Booking: +49 (0)40 428 131-0, info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Adventure Archaeology: Discover – Experience – Understand

Archaeology is tracing humanity’s history: Where do we come from? How have we developed? These traces can be followed from mankind’s beginnings to the modern age. Archaeology connects the past and the present. This can be experienced during this guided tour. The visitors embark on an exciting journey through time and discover an archaeological event world that gives lively and fascinating insight not only into North Germany’s prehistory.
Booking No: AMH 0001
Length: 60 minutes
For families and adult groups
Fee: 70 euros plus admission
Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0, E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Crafting Knife Blades: Experience the Stone Age

A tour through the exhibition gives insight into the everyday life of our Stone Age ancestors. Archaeological finds like hunting weapons and tools from stone, bone or antler tell stories of this time. How flint, “Stone Age’s steel”, is used to create tools can be tried by everyone themself. These created knife blades and scrapers can be put to the test on wood and leather. At the end the participants learn how a Stone Age fire is kindled with nothing more than flint and fool’s gold.

Booking No: AMH 013
Length: 90 minutes
For families and adult groups
Fee: 80 euros plus admission
Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0, E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

 

Field Trips

Descending into the Stone and Bronze Age: Archaeological Hiking Trail Fischbeker Heide

Original and restored tombs, most of them from the Bronze Age, show the wanderers on the archaeological hiking trail in the Fischbeker Heide prehistoric sites and gives them insight into the archaeologist’s field of work. Especially the Bronze Age burials with their sometimes mighty hills serve as a fitting scenery when you put on a “contemporary” garb and adorn yourselves with needles, torques and weapons.
Note: This programme takes place at the Fischbeker Heide!

The Archaeological Museum Hamburg designed an exhibition in the near information building „Schafstall” Fischbeker Heide that offers more information:
„Schafstall” Fischbeker Heide, Fischbeker Heideweg 43 a in Neugraben
Opening hours:
April to October, Tue–Fri 10:00–13:00, Sat 12:00–17:00, Sun 11:00–17:00 Uhr. Please ask for opening hours during holidays!
Booking No: AMH 003
Length: 120 minutes
For families and adult groups
Fee: 95 euros
Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0, E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Traveling through Harburg’s History: From the Castle to Modern Harburg

Not only the Harburg castle, the oldest preserved building of Hamburg, also other selected spots are part of our Harburg history lesson. Among them are burgeois houses from the 17th and 18th century, the harbour and the old church. The tour starts at the Harburg castle on the Schlossinsel and goes on via Harburger Schloßstraße into the modern Harburg.
Note: This programme does not take place at the museum!
Booking No: AMH 010
Length: 120 minutes
For families and adult groups
Fee: 95 euros
Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0, E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

City History is Art History: The Harburg Art Trail

The Harburg Art Trail (Harburger Kunstpfad) guides you for 1.5 hours through Harburg’s city centre on the traces of art. Bronze markers on the ground show the way to 27 objects. The presented works of art mirror the art history from the Baroque to today and at the same time tell of Harburg’s city history. Works of long-forgotten but once famous artists stand next to contemporary ones. All have in common the connection to this once independent city that is a district of Hamburg today. Starting at the tuba blower at the Harburger Rathausplatz, the meeting place for groups of visitors, the trail leads to various fountains, murals, statues, architectural sculptures, warrior monuments until it ends at the memorial of the world famous artist Jochen Gerz.
A German brochure for the Harburg Art Trail can be bought for 5 euros at the museum.
Note: This programme does not take place at the museum!
Booking No: AMH 011
Length: 120 minutes
For families and adult groups
Fee: 95 euros
Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0, E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Graves that tell Stories: The Jewish Cemetary in Harburg 

Founded at the end of the 17th century, the jewish cemetary is already over 300 years old. While small of size its regional importance was big: For a long time it was the burial place for Harburg, Winsen, Tostedt and even Lüneburg. On the tour some of the 239 preserved grave stones that tell stories about the synagogue’s members will be explored. The participants discover graves that are arranged traditionally as well as a new jewish burial tradition that started in the 19th century to adjust to communal cemetaries.
Note: This programme does not take place at the museum!
Booking No: AMH 014
Length: 90 minutes
For families and adult groups
Fee: 80 euros
Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0, E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de

 

Archaeology at the Heart of Hamburg: Around the Bischofsturm

The Bischofsturm is one of the most important archaeological sites of Hamburg: situated right at the centre of the hanse city, only a couple of metres from the Domplatz, the nucleus of the city. The spectacular site dates back to the 12th century and is the oldest surviving stone building of Hamburg. Why the tower is named after a bishop (Bischofsturm = bishop tower) and what function this enormous foundation had will be explained during a time travel to Hamburg’s Middle Ages. The tour starts at the Bischofsturm and follows the traces left by Hamburg’s early history that are hidden beneath the streets, buildings and squares of the old city.
Note: This programme does not take place at the museum!
Booking No: AMH 012
Length: 90 minutes
For families and adult groups
Fee: 80 euros
Booking: Phone: +49 (0)40 428 131 0, E-Mail: info@museumsdienst-hamburg.de