I'm Marc Müller ...

… a trained bank clerk. What better qualification for becoming a tour guide? My training as a foreign language correspondent for English and French, along with my curiosity and interest in history have proven more useful here …

12 years working at a bank in Trier and in Luxembourg – before moving to Hamburg where I worked, amongst other things, as a voluntary bookkeeper for the 'Kurverwaltung St. Pauli e. V.' – tourist organisation in the district of St. Pauli.

And that is how I came to be a tour guide in this wonderful city ...

"You're so good at explaining things in a clear and fun way, we really enjoyed it," was the typical sentiment of friends and colleagues who I used to show around St. Pauli, the Schanze and other Hamburg neighbourhoods in my spare time. Then Germany hosted the Football World Cup in 2006 and I became a City Volunteer, helping our foreign guests to find their way around Hamburg. The Sports Minister at the time rewarded my commitment with a certificate from the Hamburg Senate. I got a lot of enjoyment from taking on this role.

Since then I have been taking visitors on tours around the so-called "Kiez" (St. Pauli) with the Kurverwaltung St. Pauli e.V. And what's more: I founded my own company "marcmueller – your guide in hamburg" and extended by range of tours to include other districts and sights in the city.

The city centre, Speicherstadt and HafenCity, the Schanzenviertel and Karolinenviertel districts, St. Pauli, St. Georg, the port and the Elbe suburbs – where would you like to start getting to know Hamburg?

Join me as I show you around my city.

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You can choose from one of the following tours or have an individual tour organised to suit your specific needs and wishes. This could take the form of a tour by bus, a walk through the city, a barge ride on the Alster lake or Elbe river, or any combination of the above.

  • City Centre Tour

    Bishops, lord mayors and building sites – 1,300 years of city heritage

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  • St. Pauli Tour

    The Red Mile, sailors and music – the entertainment district through the ages

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  • Schanzenviertel Tour

    Cattle halls, squatters and creative types – the transformation of a quarter

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  • St. Georg Tour

    Holy quarter, gay scene, muezzins and multiculturalism – from scene of the plague to desirable address

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  • Hamburg Basics Tour

    Alster, Jungfernstieg and Reeperbahn - Hanseatic life, well-to-do young ladies and 'Hummel Hummel' – a first impression of Hamburg

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  • Port and Elbe Suburbs Tour

    Containers, merchants and summer retreats – work and recreation in Hamburg

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