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

Gerrit

Gerrit

Favourite tour: Elbufer. Alster. Or maybe Wilhelmsburg? – Most beautiful place in Hamburg: Bornsteinplatz at the southern end of elb tunnel – In my free time I ride: mostly my bike – I like: Elephants, ginger, peace on earth and most of all my dearest. – Favourite food: depends on season, but definitely pears, beans and bacon (traditional Hamburg dish) – From: Duchy Lauenburg

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

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

Ilka

Ilka

Favourite tour: Elbe bank
I like: sitting in a Portoguese Restaurant with friends, drinking wine and pretending watching a football match
Favourite music: Irish folk
Favourite food: fish Highly required on tour: bottle with delicious water from the sink
What I’m doing else: painting, reading, gardening
Special skills: knitting socks

Aimée

Aimée

My private ride: a rickety bike that has seen a lot
I like: waving to swans on Alster while riding my bike job-related
background: geographer
What I’m doing else: Origami
Special skills: thanks to first-aid class in the zoo I know what to do in case a crocodile passes by with a sailorman’s leg in its chops

Jörn

Jörn

Favourite place in Hamburg: canoeing on Elbe
My private ride: old fashioned racing bike
Favourite food: eel with aquavit
Favourite quotation: No human being is illegal
What I’m doing else: Watching St. Pauli matches and being in my garden
Not capable of: yodelling
Special skills: flat German speaker

Sunny

Sunny

Favourite tour: Hamburg compact
Favourite place in Hamburg: Outer Alster lake, falkensteiner banks
Philosophy of life: Live every day as if it was your last.
Highly requirred on tour: good mood
I'm not capable of: handicrafts
I like: discovering the world

Mechanics

Imke

Imke

Favourite place in Hamburg: island Kaltehofe
I don’t like: drunken men in public transportation
Favourite music: the perfect pop song
Favourite food: cake
Favourite drink: coffee
Highly requirred on tour: air in the tube
What I’m doing else: supporting the social initiative „Westwind“
Where I want to go: into the blue

Philipp

Philipp

My private ride: a rickety bike called Friedrich
I like: football, ice cones with buttermilk-lemon flavour, memes
I don’t like: brussel sprouts, liquorice, nationalists
Favourite food: everything with garlic and/or cheese
Favourite quotation: The strategy starts aimless (in German it’s a play on words which is actually way funnier)
Favourite drink: destilled grain
I’m not capable of: whisteling
Where I want to go: Vacation

Friends