Moin, we are Hamburg City Cycles!

Hamburg City Cycles was founded in 2009 by Lars Michaelsen and has its office in St. Pauli very close to the famous Reeperbahn and the stunning harbour.
We focus on guided bike tours only and manage a very well equipped bike rental.
We believe the best way to discover Hamburg is on a bike tour – that’s why we cycle through our favourite city Hamburg everyday with people from all over the world.

Guides & Organisation


true born Hamburger – graduate engineer of landscape planning – lived and worked in Berlin, Mexico, Australia and Spain – hobby cyclist – figured out while traveling: Life is most beautiful in Hamburg.


profoundly convinced Hamburger by choice since 2011 – academic background and private interest in tourism – favourite tours: Hamburg Compact, Maritime Flair, HafenCity and Individual Tours – great love: music



business economist in early retirement – freelance bike guide and cycling trainer – family man – dog lover – speaks English, a bit of French and Spanish and fluently Swabian – specialist for Alstertal, Ohlsdorf Cemetery and Wilhelmsburg


born in Hamburg – grew up around Hamburg – lives in Hamburg – studied port economics – works in a shipping company – favourite tour: Maritime Flair, of course!


PhD student – studied and lived in Arhus, Amsterdam and Seoul – stopped in Hamburg, stays in Hamburg – loves about Hamburg: everyday life by the water and on bike, the honesty and opend-mindedness


studied architecture in Karlsruhe and Vienna – studies Urban Design since 2010 – loves telling stories about everyday life in Hamburg when guiding a tour


true born „Nordlicht“ from Bremen – studied religion, dialogue and education – lived in Berlin – preferred to go back north to adopted city Hamburg – used to show visitors around TV- and radio stations – big passion: travelling


in Hamburg since 2011 – studied aircraft construction – loves paddling on the Alster, cycling despite „Schietwetter“, paragliding and skiing – guide and mechanic


passionate cyclist – loves places with a lot of history – gives tours since many years –  works at St. Pauli Archiv e. V. – convinced that there is always something new to discover


PhD student in French literature – child of the „open air movement“ – thinks that weather is so much better from a saddle perspective – got the best side job of the world as a guide at Hamburg City Cycles