You'll feel at home in our Holiday Inn Express® Hamburg hotels, close to the center of Germany's biggest port city. In no time you'll be eating fresh herrings, cruising the city’s canals and partying on the infamous Reeperbahn boulevard.
Hear tales of pirates as you stroll through Hamburg on one of the free daily walking tours, which depart opposite the stately neo-Renaissance City Hall. Hamburg's merchant past comes alive with a boat ride through the canals in the 19th-century Speicherstadt, past tall redbrick warehouses. “Der Michel” is the friendly nickname locals give to the iconic St Michaelis church, free to enter if you forego a visit to the tower. If you only have time to see one museum, make it the International Maritime Museum, which whisks you on a voyage of nautical discoveries. Our Hamburg hotels are near the old town, where you can window-shop in the boutiques of the elegant Alsterarkaden arcades and watch swans glide gracefully by.
The best show in town is Sunday’s all-day Altona fish market, close to our Hamburg hotels. Here Marktschreier (market criers) entice you to buy everything from slippery eels to flowers and fruit. Assemble your picnic and head down to the waterfront. Everywhere you go in Hamburg you'll be tempted by fish fresh from the North Sea. Try spicy Aalsuppe (eel soup)—even if only once. Our hotels in Hamburg are near the lively Schanzenviertel neighborhood, packed with good-value restaurants dishing up world flavors and meaty German favorites. Abandon modesty to see the neon-lit party mile of Reeperbahn, where the Beatles first played.
Stay at our hotels in Hamburg in winter for fairytale Christmas markets and New Year's Eve fireworks. The whole city heads outdoors in summer for riverside beach bars and open-air festivals—many of which are free.