Hamburger Stadtrundfahrt – Die Roten Doppeldecker GmbH

A look back & forward

Since 1978 the Hamburger Stadtrundfahrt – Die Roten Doppeldecker GmbH has been offering sightseeing tours in and around Hamburg.
It all began with the Hamburg Hummelbahn vehicles, which through time were replaced by the MAN SD 200 convertible-roof double-decker buses. After German reunification, Hamburger Stadtrundfahrt was very involved in establishing sightseeing tour expertise in Hamburg's partner city, Dresden. Since 1989 the Red Double-deckers have been making the rounds in Dresden and thrilling both young and old. The company has been registered as Dresdner Stadtrundfahrt – Die Roten Doppeldecker GmbH since 2015.

The mission of the Red Double-deckers in Hamburg and Dresden is as simple as it is clever:

To tour Hamburg is to experience Hamburg

Under this motto, it is the main goal of the Hamburger Stadtrundfahrt – Die Roten Doppeldecker GmbH to provide high-quality sightseeing tours with charm and an entertainment factor through certified tour guides.

Services and characteristics

The range of services offered by the company is just as wide as the wishes of our guests. Scheduled and individual sightseeing tours, special trips as well as transfer and shuttle services are integral components of the Red Double-deckers.

A dependable and high frequency of vehicles combined with a comprehensive bus stop network means that our guests can be brought closer to all the relevant sights of Hamburg. And of course all tours can also be booked in combination with Alster or harbour tours. Certified tour guides accompany the tours in German and English. A GPS-controlled audio system offers 8 further languages in addition to German and English: French, Russian, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Japanese, Chinese and Arabic.

One further characteristic of the service offered is in the ability to break off and continue the tour at any point thanks to the day ticket (hop on – hop off), since this is valid for one whole calendar day.

Target groups

Hamburg natives with their friends, families and colleagues, as well as visitors to Hamburg (day-trippers, city tourists, hotel guests, groups) and school groups. The sightseeing tour is both exciting and informative for everyone!

Milestones in the development

Introducing convertible-roof double-decker buses has made the sightseeing tours very attractive. Open-top tours in particular are a special thrill in all seasons and offer fantastic all-round views. Now the cityscape without the Red Double-deckers is unimaginable.

Since 2010 the 25 Red Double-deckers have operated with the latest in drive technology. The heart of the classic vehicles is a modern Mercedes-Benz motor, which complies with the Euro 5 norm plus EEV. Both the transmission and the ventilation system are also cutting-edge. The buses are red on the outside but green on the inside!
To make sure that our classic vehicles always stay modern, we already invest today in the technology of the future: electromobility.