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

Lars

Lars

Favourite tour: Maritime Flair – Most beautiful place in Hamburg: Vier- and Marschlande – In my free time I ride: Singlespeed Möhre, cargo bike, racing bike – Whenever possible: wrestling with my children – Favourite quote: Don’t do to others what you don’t want them to do to you“ – Favourite drink: Gin Tonic

Backy

Backy

Favourite tour: individual tours with small groups – Most beautiful place in Hamburg: Stintfang – In my free time I ride: Cannondale, Tesoro 3, tube, car2go – No go: Nazis, AfD (twice the impact) – Never without it on tour: photobook, hat, guests – Others do it better than me: speaking russian, sitting still

Malte

Malte

Favourite tour: Wilhelmsburg – Most beautiful place in Hamburg: harbour – In my free time I ride: NSU men’s bike, Creme Lungo – Favourite quote: "Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, you'll be a mile from them, and you'll have their shoes." – Profession: urban planner – I’m best in: opening a beer bottle with literally any item

Guides

Bertram

Bertram

Favourite tour: Wilhelmsburg – Most beautiful place in Hamburg: Oberes Alstertal – In my free time I ride: racing bike and cyclocross – Don’t like it at all: noisy cars and motorbikes – Makes my belly happy: cheese spaetzle – True born: from Oberschwaben, close to Bodensee

Emilie

Emilie

Favourite tour: Wilhelmsburg – Most beautiful place in Hamburg: the canal around Billerhuder Island – Just awesome: enjoying the (rare) morning sun while in bed – Favourite drink: fresh orange juice – Profession: director – My talent: Being multi-lingual!

Gunnar

Gunnar

Favourite tour: Hamburg Compact – Favourite place in Hamburg: Fish market – Just awesome: tolerance – No go: ignorance – In my free time I do: guiding through Millerntor, traveling – Have to go to: doesn’t matter as long as I’m on the road

Lars L.

Lars L.

Favourite tour: Blankenese, uphill – Favourite tour in Hamburg: cemetery Ohlsdorf just before its closing – Favourite food: Schnipo Schrank – Favourite quote: „Health might not be everything, but without health everything is nothing.“ (would be easier to follow without Schnipo Schranke) – Name of my barber: Vorhair – Nachhair, door plate: Kamm In – Professional background: advertising – True born: from the deep woodlands

Nico

NIco

Favourite tour: HafenCity – Most stunning place in Hamburg: Kleiner Grasbrook – I like: a lot – I don’t like: a lot more – Favourite dish: Labskaus is awesome! – Favourite quote: „Du flachst mich nicht, Torte!“ (not translatable, I’m sorry)

Nina

Nina

Favourite tour: Hamburg Compact – everything you need to see! – Most beautiful places in Hamburg: Michelwiese, cozy cafés with interesting people – Don’t like this at all: abrupt ending bike lanes – On tour never ever without it: good mood and curious people – What I love doing: exploring something new – Others do it better than me: handstand

Patrick

Patrick

Favourite tour: Maritime Flair – Most beautiful place in Hamburg: the many calm dikes – In my free time I ride: preferably my travel bike – Favourite drink: fritz-kola, with pleasure intravenous – What I do besides: studying, cycling, to give up on life – Still practicing: to write about me in a funny and ironical way

Phil

Phil

Favourite tour: Hamburg Compact – Favourite place in Hamburg: Alster by boat – Never ever without this on tour: freight elevator at the Old Elbtunnel – What I do besides: writing screenplays, making movies, cleaning the bathroom – Still practicing: German language! – Native: Australian

Mechanics

Annette

Annette

Favourite tour: Spotlight – Favourite places in Hamburg: Elbe, harbour, beach – In my free time I ride: a rocket on two wheels – Favourite quote: „It crossed my mind while cycling!“ – No talent for: laying on the couch all day long – Invincible in: being game for just anything

Felix

Felix

Favourite tour: through the free port – Favourite place in Hamburg: Die kleine Pause – In my free time I ride: a bull-horned DIY racer – I love: Friday evenings – What I do besides: music and a lot of nonsense – Need to go: I’d like to stay.

Henrik

Henrik

Favourite place in Hamburg: Wohlerspark, Gängeviertel, Wohlwillstraße – I love: music and sounds, cooking, getaways with friends to the nature, winter sports – I don’t like: boredom, sprouts, having nothing to do, AfD – What I do besides: concert productions, hanging out at Gängeviertel, swimming, soccer, festivals, DJing, building things from wood – True born: Hamburger – I’m best in: crafting, driving big cars, debating, cooking

Friends