Guide for Architecture • Urban Planning • Cultural History • Lifestyle

Tomas Kaiser, PhD of Cultural Sciences, combines and explains the diversity of development, structure and history of Hamburg. He is specialized in urban development and architecture of the 19th, 20th and 21st century at the rivers Alster, Elbe and Bille.

Hamburg Guide

"There are many possibilities to explore this liveable and modern city with me, examples include the international urban exhibition, district development of Perlenkette, Kiez, Schanze or Wilhelmsburg. This is possible individually, be it with bicycle, by foot or with other means of transportation of your choice. I am more than happy to discuss and create an individual experience for you." 

#hamburgguide ©Park Hyatt Hamburg

Hamburg Expert

"The historical, amphibian Hamburg is a total work of art: first an early modern european example of urban development for the UNESCO due to the districts Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel; secondly one of the most dynamic cities in Germany for architects and urban planners due to the district HafenCity and Elbphilharmonie. I am currently available for consultation via telephone or Skype."

#hamburgexperte ©arte

Hamburg Ideas

Consultation is available for one or multiple day trips to Hamburg - fast, individual, flexible according to your wishes and visions. Tomas Kaiser has devoted himself to being able to adress your particular areas of travel interest. He will be happy to support you with all aspects of your trip scheduling - from hotel reservations, city walks, bus and boat tours including plans for lunch, dinner or cultural evening events.

#hamburgideen ©EASYGERMAN

Hamburg News

Covid-19 is no longer a barrier for your stay in Hamburg: Tomas Kaiser will happily walk you through the city again by foot or bicycle ride. His tours, in small groups, will be perfectly arranged for your healthy vacation, virus-free. Discover the calm places of Hamburg with Tomas Kaiser. Examples like the Green Ring nature trail require an experienced guide to navigate. Your dedicated private tour guide Tomas Kaiser is waiting your arrival.

#hamburgaktuell ©NDR


Tomas Kaiser - born in Hamburg - studied Applied Cultural Sciences in Lüneburg and Pavia/Italy (architectural history amongst other things). He accomplished his first apprenticeship as a Shipping Agent at Hapag-Lloyd. After his doctorate in Vienna and Lüneburg he attended a two-year-program at the University of Arts "Muthesius" in Kiel.

  • Since 1998: Hamburg City Guide - city and onshore tours for cruise ship passengers
  • Since 2003: expert for Hamburg port and freelance guide for travel agencies in Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna, London and more
  • Since 2005: collaboration with journalists, architect bureaus and tour operators for urban development and architectural subjects, as well as life style and general city explorations
  • Since 2010: consultant for the Elbphilharmonie, collaboration with ZEITReisen (travel agency), open memorial day Hamburg


"The likeable, original Hamburgian knows his city so well that in a two-hour bicycle tour I got totally different views of the city which I would have never discovered. I visited Hamburg multiple occasions, but with this outstanding tour I observed a city which grows and grows and grows."


ZEIT Reisen:

"Tomas Kaiser has a doctorate in Cultural Sciences. He is an excellent expert for the city of Hamburg."


SWISS Magazine (CH):

"Tomas H. Kaiser perfectly knows his hometown. The doctor for Applied Cultural Sciences is an official expert for Hamburg and its buildings. His talent for storytelling first revealed itself in Italy."


Politiken (DK):

"Tomas Kaiser is an excited guide, he also stops during the bike tour to explain and show."

Brahms Kontor:

"The expert guides Stephen Perry and Tomas Kaiser led the numerous visitors through the opulent office building of Brahms Kontor with lively lectures ."


Go Eat Do (UK):
"'I guess, we're used to talking to strangers here as trading with foreigners was always part of our culture,' said Tomas Kaiser, an Artist and Tour Guide, before ordering a fresh round of Astra beers."


Europe For Visitors (USA):
"Tomas is "certified by the BVGD (the Association of Tourist Guides in Germany), and he has several specialties that are worth mentioning: architecture, harbor history, bicycle tours and the HafenCity."


Travel Agent Central (USA):

"Tomas Kaiser "revealed (...) surprising features about Hamburg during the press visit."


Traveller (AUS):

"Tomas Kaiser runs bicycle tours of old Hamburg with a historical an architectural slant, and together we go for a spin around the neighbourhood. It's stunning."


Fairmont Moments (CA):
"Tomas Kaiser told us a lot about the coffee and tea export in Hamburg."


Atod Magazine (CA):
"Mr. Tomas Kaiser (…) led us through the city with an encyclopedic knowledge of every building, the rich history, the artist commissioned to revive this city on the water, and so much more."


Germany is Wunderbar (UK):

"Kaiser's Hamburg. Artist and tour guide Tomas Kaiser shares his personal recommendations."


ADAC Musikreisen  | München


Alster und Elbe - Architekturführungen  | Hamburg


Arkitours | Kopenhagen


Atlantic Kempinski | Hamburg


Atlas Reisen | Zürich


BEEFTEA Life  | Berlin


blog.inberlin | Berlin


Bürgerschaft Hamburg  | Hamburg


Camonsite  | Berlin


Christoph Heilmann - Hamburg nach Maß | Hamburg


Die ZEIT (ZEIT Reisen) | Hamburg


DG HYP | Hamburg


DZT Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus  | Frankfurt


Elbphilharmonie Hamburg  | Hamburg

HafenCity GmbH |  Hamburg


Hamburg Convention Bureau |  Hamburg


Hamburg Marketing | Hamburg


Hamburg Messe | Hamburg

Hamburg Tourismus | Hamburg


Hapag-Lloyd Kreuzfahrten  | Hamburg


Haspa (Hamburger Sparkasse) | Hamburg


Jasper - Auge in Auge mit den Giganten  | Hamburg

Kultur + Reisen  | Berlin


Kulturskolen | Esbjerg


Louis C. Jacob | Hamburg


Lufthansa Technik | Hamburg

Maike Brunk - Elbinseltouren  | Hamburg

MLOVE  | Hamburg

Oliven Reiser  | Norwegen


Palco Reale | Hamburg


Park Hyatt | Hamburg

Rick Steves  | USA


Somedia | Chur


Stadtpunkte Hamburg | Hamburg


Twerenbold | Baden-Rütihof


VDR Verband Deutscher Reeder | Hamburg


You can find a selection of photos and videos of Tomas Kaiser's Hamburg here. The old, "white" Hamburg with its villas and swans, the "red" Hamburg with trading houses and former factories, the "trendy" Hamburg with the beaches and the lively neighbourhood of Sternschanze as well as the "new" Hamburg at the Elbe river with the famous Elbphilharmonie and the port. 


04/2020: #hamburgaktuell ©NDR

02/2020: #hamburgexperte ©arte

07/2019: #hamburgideen ©EASYGERMAN

04/2019: #hamburgguide ©Park Hyatt Hamburg



Dr. Tomas Kaiser

PhD of Cultural Sciences, Consultant &
Guide for the city of Hamburg


Holstenplatz 13

D-22765 Hamburg


Telephone: +49-170-232 77 49