Hamburg

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Visit Hamburg

This modern German city brings fascinating seafaring traditions together with excellent art galleries and a vibrant urban atmosphere.

Hamburg, or the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg to give it its full name, is Germany’s second biggest city and one of the ten largest cities in Europe. It is also the largest port in the country, and the second largest in Europe, and has justly gained the title of Germany’s “Gateway to the World”. The city also has a long and proud tradition of independence, having been a sovereign state until the unification of Germany.

Despite its importance as a port, Hamburg is actually found 100 kilometres inland from the North Sea, to which it is linked by the mighty River Elbe. You can learn about the storied tradition of oceangoing and trade in Hamburg Harbour at the Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg and the Cap San Diego (a museum ship), which combine to tell this broad-ranging, captivating story.

The biggest model railway museum in the world is found at the Miniatur Wunderland, which is sure to delight young and old locomotive enthusiasts alike. Lovers of fine art will appreciate the Hamburger Kunsthalle, while those who favour contemporary art will enjoy the famous international shows and excellent permanent collection at the Deichtorhallen.

The city is criss-crossed by canals, over which span some 2,300 bridges – this is more than any other city in Europe, and there are more miles of canals here than in Amsterdam and Venice combined.

Visit Speicherstadt and the New Docklands for a view of modern Hamburg. These areas are home to stylish refurbished warehouses and impressive new angular buildings. Soak in the cutting-edge design, dine in top-class eateries and go window-shopping in chic and exclusive boutiques in the largest urban redevelopment area on the continent.

Get away from the bustle of urban life with a visit to one of the many big parks and lakes near the city centre. Head to Planten un Blomen (Plants and Flowers), and enjoy the tranquillity of its Japanese Garden. You can also rent a car or take public transport to one of the many local medieval towns.

Where to stay in Hamburg

Speicherstadt which includes a city and a bridge

Speicherstadt

Canals wind around carefully renovated red-brick warehouses in one of Hamburg's most historic districts, now home to plentiful museums and cafés.

Speicherstadt

Top hotels in Hamburg

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport
Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport
4.5 out of 5
Flughafenstrasse 1-3, Hamburg, HH
SG$161
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17

Located in Hamburg-Nord, this luxury hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Lufthansa Technik AG and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Stadtpark. City Nord and Sporthalle Hamburg are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,543 reviews)

"Convenient location. Clean. Well appointed. All you need."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan,2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport
ARCOTEL Rubin Hamburg
ARCOTEL Rubin Hamburg
4.5 out of 5
Steindamm 63, Hamburg, HH
SG$105
per night
Jan 24 - Jan 25

Located in Saint Georg, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg, Moenckebergstrasse and Hamburger Kunsthalle. Hamburg City ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,711 reviews)

"Very helpful! Not as central as thought it would be. Still happy with it!"…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov,2019

ARCOTEL Rubin Hamburg
Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg
Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg
4.5 out of 5
Marseiller Strasse 2, Hamburg, HH
SG$122
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in Neustadt, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Planten un Blomen, Hamburg Messe and Congress and Hamburger Dom. Moenckebergstrasse and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (5,414 reviews)

"Recommended. The Good: nice hotel, good rooms, efficient nad friendly check-in. Near the metro station. Wifi works well. The Bad: Ugh, please, the whole window between the bathroom and bedroom thing, I really don't like that design. The Ugly: there's some major construction / renovation works happening ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan,2020

Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg

Popular things to do in Hamburg

Miniatur Wunderland
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Miniatur Wunderland

5/5(109 reviews)

Wander through some of the most amazing attractions from around the world, and all in just a couple of hours!

Hagenbeck Zoo
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Hagenbeck Zoo

4/5(7 reviews)

This groundbreaking zoo was the first in the world to dispense with cages, and is sure to delight young and old alike.

Hamburg Dungeon
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Hamburg Dungeon

4/5(16 reviews)

Indulge your macabre side at this wonderful attraction, with plenty of fun rides and bone-chilling storytelling to be experienced.

Top activities in Hamburg

The Hamburg Dungeon - Saver Ticket
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The Hamburg Dungeon - Saver Ticket

SG$29

One of the MUST SEEs in Hamburg takes you through 600 years of Hamburg’s murky past. Legends of bygone days brought back to life provide live entertainment at its best.

Guided Walking Tour of the Ellbphilharmonie
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Guided Walking Tour of the Ellbphilharmonie

SG$29

Explore the wonders of the Elbphilharmonie, one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world and Hamburg's newest landmark (concert hall itself is not visited).

Hamburg City Pass: Free Admission to Hamburgs top sights
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Hamburg City Pass: Free Admission to Hamburgs top sights

SG$66

Discover Hamburg's fascinating history and multifaceted culture with an all-inclusive sightseeing package with optional public transport. With access to popular museums, sights, and attractions - the pass offers you great value and flexibility to explore the city.

Hamburg Harbour Boat trip (1 hour)
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Hamburg Harbour Boat trip (1 hour)

SG$30

Enjoy the Port of Hamburg on Board of our ships. This tour will take 1 hour and you can choose between the big and the small boats. This classical 1 hour boat tour is the best way to experience the port of hamburg.

Day pass - HopOn HopOff Sightseeing Bus-Tour in German
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Day pass - HopOn HopOff Sightseeing Bus-Tour in German

SG$28

See the most beautiful city in the world on a hop on- hop off sightseeing tour in our original double decker busses. Enjoy the breathtaking view over the port of Hamburg, the famous Reeperbahn and lifely city center.

Hansejagd Hamburg Treasure Sightseeing Tour different Tours 1-10 Persons
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Hansejagd Hamburg Treasure Sightseeing Tour different Tours 1-10 Persons

SG$10

Sightseeing Treasure Tour various sights throughout the tou. You can stop here

Reviews of Hamburg

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
183
5 - Excellent 51.260504201680675%
4 - Good
147
4 - Good 41.1764705882353%
3 - Okay
23
3 - Okay 6.442577030812325%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 0.2801120448179272%
1 - Terrible
3
1 - Terrible 0.8403361344537815%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 20, 2020

Hamburg ist immer eine Reise wert. Eine wunderschöne Stadt die perfekt Altes mit Neuem kombiniert... für Familien mit Kindern genauso wie für Paare oder Einzelreisende. Hamburg hat Flair und für jeden etwas zu bieten.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Its was alright but not a place i will like to visit again because they don't know the different between tourist and people that live there.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 8, 2020

Absolutely amazing city. Design and layout so good. Public transport cheap and easy,though many places walkable. A host of remarkable concert halls and the Elphie and the Opera House are totally amazing.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 1, 2020

Great rail system. Plenty of shops. Thought there would be more local bars than there were.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 20, 2019

A great city, very much recommend to other travellers.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 19, 2019

Gorgeous city, everything in walking distance. Would definitely go again

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