Ministry of Labour, Social, Family Affairs and Integration

Hamburg Welcome Tour: 10.12.2017 Above the rooftops of pre-Christmas Hamburg: The main church and the tower of St. Katharinen!

In December, the Hamburg Welcome Center invites you to a guided tour in the English language through the Christmas decorated main church St. Katharinen.

Above the rooftops of pre-Christmas Hamburg: The main church and the tower of St. Katharinen!

The Church St. Katharinen with its spire edged in gold is one of the five main churches of the old Hamburg, which shape the view of the Free and Hanseatic City until today. Founded in the mid 13th century, the shipbuilders, the beer brewers and later the wealthy merchants lived here.

In December, the Hamburg Welcome Center invites you to become acquainted with the Church, decorated in a festive pre-Christmas mood, and enjoy a guided tour in the English language. For the grand finale we will climb the 292 steps of the St. Katharinen tower where we will be able to enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the illuminated city of Hamburg on the viewing platform, 62 meters high.

Meeting Place:
Sunday, 10 December 2017 at 02:45 p.m. in front of the main portal of St. Katharinen, Katharinenhof 1, 20457 Hamburg

Duration of the tour:
approx. until 05:00 p.m.

Public transportation:
U-Bahn line 1 to station “Meßberg” plus approximately a 9 minute walk

Attending the Hamburg Welcome Tour is free of charge. Please RSVP no later than 7 December 2017 by sending an E-Mail to, if you wish to attend the event. Guest list is limited - you will receive a written confirmation from our organiser, Ms Birgit Scheffner.

Please note:
Since there is no elevator in the church tower and the staircase is partially narrow, this tour is unfortunately not suitable for small children or guests with walking disabilities.

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

Note: We would like to offer to as many Hamburg Newcomers as possible the opportunity to take part in our events of the Hamburg Welcome Tour. In case of great demand, it is possible that only two adult participants per registration or institution may sign up. No more than a third of our guests ought to be cooperation partners, as well as customers of the HWC who have lived 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 should need to cancel your reservation, after having received the confirmation, or if unexpectedly you are unable to join, we kindly ask for a brief notification. Otherwise we reserve the right to remove your name from the mailing list.