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HamburgGermany

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

Speicherstadt is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Miniatur Wunderland and Hamburg Dungeon.

Speicherstadt

Top hotels in Hamburg

Novum Style Hotel Hamburg-Centrum
Novum Style Hotel Hamburg-Centrum
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$76 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

Located in Saint Georg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg and Moenckebergstrasse. Miniatur Wunderland and Hamburg Dungeon ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,578 reviews)

"Amazing clean and friendly people Amazing view and in a great location"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb,2020

Novum Style Hotel Hamburg-Centrum
25hours Hotel HafenCity
25hours Hotel HafenCity
4 out of 5
The price is SG$163 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in HafenCity, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of International Maritime Museum, Prototyp Auto Museum and German Customs Museum. Traditional ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (957 reviews)

"Comfortable hotel with some interesting features (music room, photo booths and the like). Good location - convenient for most of the main city attractions but still quiet quiet."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul,2020

25hours Hotel HafenCity
AMERON Hamburg Hotel Speicherstadt
AMERON Hamburg Hotel Speicherstadt
4 out of 5
Am Sandtorkai 4, Hamburg, HH
The price is SG$157 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct

Located in HafenCity, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of International Maritime Museum, Miniatur Wunderland, and Hamburg Dungeon. Elbe Philharmonic ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (944 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel right on the canal and in the middle of a trendy neighborhood"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug,2020

AMERON Hamburg Hotel Speicherstadt
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Hamburg

sylc. Apartmenthotel
sylc. Apartmenthotel
3 out of 5
The price is SG$84 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct

Located in Eimsbuettel, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of JUMP House Hamburg and Hagenbeck Zoo. Volksparkstadion and Barclaycard Arena are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (324 reviews)

"Perfect"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jun,2020

sylc. Apartmenthotel
Adina Apartment Hotel Hamburg Speicherstadt
Adina Apartment Hotel Hamburg Speicherstadt
4 out of 5
The price is SG$166 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

Located in Altstadt, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Chilehaus, Moenckebergstrasse and Hamburg City Hall. Miniatur Wunderland and Hamburg Dungeon ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (713 reviews)

"Everything was in great condition and clean. Staff was friendly."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jun,2020

Adina Apartment Hotel Hamburg Speicherstadt
Signature East Hotel Apartment
Signature East Hotel Apartment
3 out of 5
The price is SG$64 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Located in Farmsen - Berne, this aparthotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Wandsbek Quaree, Stadtpark and Horner Rennbahn. City Nord and Alstertal Shopping Centre ...

4.2/5Excellent! (511 reviews)

"Staff very friendly, Far away from the city, 30 minute train journey after a 2 minute bus journey or walk 7 minutes"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar,2020

Signature East Hotel Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Hamburg

Miniatur Wunderland
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Miniatur Wunderland

4.5/5(112 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.

Fish Market
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Fish Market

4/5(38 reviews)

Visit Hamburg’s most unique market, offering tropical fruit, beautiful flowers and fresh fish early on a Sunday morning.

Top things to do in Hamburg

1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour
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1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

SG$30
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Guided Walking Tour of the Ellbphilharmonie
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Guided Walking Tour of the Ellbphilharmonie

SG$31
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Hamburg City Pass: Free Admission to Hamburgs top sights
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Hamburg City Pass: Free Admission to Hamburgs top sights

SG$71
Per adult
Guided City Bicycle Tour
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Guided City Bicycle Tour

SG$46
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Sex & Crime Tour of the Reeperbahn and St. Pauli
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Sex & Crime Tour of the Reeperbahn and St. Pauli

SG$41
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Discover Hamburg’s Art and Culture with a Local
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Discover Hamburg’s Art and Culture with a Local

SG$39
Per adult

Reviews of Hamburg

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 41.90981432360743%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.36604774535809%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Mar 2020

Love this city!!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2020

For those wanting to do some sightseeing then getting a City Travel Card (TurboPass.com) is a very good idea. If you want something most unusual, Hamburg has a unique mineral/fossil gallery and shop at ‘RedGallery.com’. Well worth a visit...

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Feb 2020

Lovely city, affluent, clean and safe, easy transportation and lots to see and do.

5/5 - Excellent

Leonora

14 Feb 2020

Lots of park and easy transport

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

Nice city, bit cold and damp in January (probably to be expected) definitely somewhere I would visit again

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Jan 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.