Hamburg has great public transport network with a multitude of bus and subway lines that take you around the city. When I was exploring the city shortly after I moved here, I discovered a wonderful service offered by the HVV (Public Transport Association) for my favorite subway line U3: a free audio tour! As you ride on Hamburg’s oldest line – the “yellow line” – you’ll learn about all the different parts of town along the way. You can download the zip file here, save it to your mobile device, print out a map and you’re ready to go. A roundtrip takes approximately 38 minutes and is accompanied with music by Johannes Brahms. As this is a circle line, you can hop on at any stop along the way, just find the corresponding track on the plan and hit play!
If you’re planning a trip to Blankenese to visit the Treppenviertel (check the Treppenviertel article) or the Süllberg hotel (check the Hotel Süllberg article), you can get more information about this area by downloading and listening to an audio tour for this part of town as well (map included).
*Note: Unfortunately, these tours are only available in German, but I contacted the HVV about the possibility of offering an English version.