Take a walk or a canal boat tour of the Speicherstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The vast warehouse district features striking Gothic-style architecture dating from the 1880s, including the castle-like Wasserschloss. Some buildings now house restaurants and attractions, such as the popular Miniatur Wunderland, a scale-model world including cities, a railway with moving trains and an airport.
Designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron, Hamburg’s new Elbphilharmonie concert hall perches on top of a 1960s warehouse, among the eye-catching skyscrapers of the evolving waterfront HafenCity district. Catch international classical and jazz artists in concert, or admire the panoramic city and harbor views from the building’s massive, 37-metre-high public plaza.
Art lovers planning to hit a few museums can save euros with the Kunstmeile Pass, which grants admission to five leading institutions. These include Hamburger Kunsthalle, which has a renowned collection including 17th-century Dutch paintings, medieval altars and contemporary German art. The lively St. Pauli Fischmarkt, open on Sunday mornings, offers fresh seafood and plenty of local colours.
Make the most of the hotel’s proximity to Alster Lake. Blow off steam after a meeting with a jog around the 7.5km outer lake circuit, or relax in a lakeside café. To the south, where the Jungfernstieg promenade skirts the Inner Alster, you can browse in historic shopping arcades, well-known department stores and luxury boutiques. Nearby, relaxing boat tours run all year round.
Discover the waterside attractions of this lively port city. Stroll along the floating Landungsbrücken piers, looking out for luxury cruise ships, and stop for a fish sandwich at one of the casual eateries. From here, take a walk through the atmospheric tunnel under the Elbe River, built in 1911. Ticket holders can catch the free ferry to Theater im Hafen to see a hit Broadway musical.
Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, Hachmannplatz 16, Hamburg, 20099
Hamburg main station is one of the largest stations in northern Germany and connects Denmark with central Europe. There are permanent InterCity Express lines to Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich and Bremen.
The Außenalster is used by the inhabitants of Hamburg for recreational purposes such as sailing and rowing. It is very popular to jog around the lake (approximately seven kilometres).
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, Bei St. Annen 1, Hamburg, 20457
Hamburg is the second largest container harbour in Europe and seventh world-wide.
Stage Entertainment GmbH, Kehrwieder 6, Hamburg, 20457
Hamburg is Germany’s musical city. The Theater im Hafen and Stage Theater an der Elbe are currently showing the Lion King and Pretty Woman respectively.
Fischmarkt Hamburg, Fischmarkt, Hamburg, 22767
Every Sunday morning from 5am thousands of people from all around the world are coming to the Fischmarkt. With its long tradition, maritime charm and original barkers the Fischmarkt is an entertaining place to visit for young and old.
Reeperbahn St. Pauli, Reeperbahn, 20359, Hamburg
Visiting Hamburg you can not miss out on a walk on the famous Reeperbahn. Especially on a Friday or Saturday night past 9:30pm you will experience the special atmosphere there, for instance at the Dollhouse.
St. Michaelis Church, Englische Planke 1, Hamburg, 20459
St. Michaelis, called Michel, is one of Hamburg's five main Protestant churches and the most famous church in the city. St. Michaelis is a landmark of the city.
Hamburger Speicherstadt is the world's largest historic warehouse complex, located in the Port of Hamburg. It covers the area between Baumwall and Oberhafen. Since 1991, it has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A trip to Hamburg is not complete without visiting the Hafen City. Hamburg's newest district is one of the things which sets it apart from other European cities, offering a wealth of bars, restaurants and cultural highlights all located around the beautiful harbour. The Elbphilharmonie viewing platform offers 360-degree panoramic views of Hamburg from a height of 37 meters.