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About Hamburg

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In Hamburg, Germany’s self-proclaimed "gateway to the world," a strong maritime culture combines with innovative design and a vibrant nightlife.

Every day, huge container ships pull into the city’s enormous port, where Speicherstadt—the old warehouse district—is packed with history. Over a century old, its giant storehouses were built on oak logs and divided by canals where ships get loaded before setting sail for destinations around the world. When the tide comes in, you can cruise these narrow waterways by barge for close-up views. Other points of interest in this area include the St. Nikolai Memorial and Miniatur Wunderland – one of the world’s largest model railways.

More architectural feats like Hamburg City Hall sit in the city center, and a stroll along the banks of the Elbe River reveals Hamburg’s biggest attraction: the cutting-edge Elbphilharmonie concert hall. It's not only the city's tallest building but is also covered in over a thousand individually curved pieces of glass.

Not many know that Germany’s second biggest city is where The Beatles actually rose to fame. Take a guided tour of the lively Reeperbahn district, where the "Fab Four" lived before they were famous, to visit the bars and clubs they played in. After a day of sightseeing, unwind and refuel in one of Schanze’s laid-back restaurants and try some local favorites like "fischbrötchen" (fish roll) and "aalsuppe" (eel soup).


From $51 per night

Next weekend

From $111 per night

Most popular time to visit August-October
Cheapest time to visit April-June
Local currency € 1 = $1.18
Language German
Average weekend price $133 per night
Average weekday price $132 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Hamburg reviews

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The real hidden pearl of Europe.

July 9, 2020

The real hidden pearl of Europe. It is so beautiful and yet undiscovered, that I am extremely jealous on sharing this with others, cause I don't want it to be turned into a tourist dumping ground as other canals city such as Venice or Amsterdam. Still the city really express all the beauty of Germany. The way it was before the war, and what it became after. You can see here everything beautiful this country can do. Stunning architecture, modern infrastructures in a clean and well organised layout and most importantly, fairly priced like most of Germany. This is the place for those spirits looking for magnificent beauty that managed to be neither spoiled nor vulgar. And the best part of it, is that for the moment you don't have to fight your way through horrible tourists masses like you would in Venice.

Anonymous Switzerland

Public transport is clean & efficient,

March 10, 2020

Public transport is clean & efficient, We ate at the Fishmarket, at Karo Fish, bought food from St. Pauli night Market & went on 2 tours - a walking tour of Reeperbahn & the Airbus Factory tour. All great experiences. We live keto & it's easy to find keto friendly foods in Hamburg - the locals are happy to help translate in the supermarket & the butchers / fishmongers in the markets can tell you what doesn't have sugar (zucker) & dextrose in it. Big plus point for me was shopping in Primark - we only get to shop there when we're in the UK but were happy that Hamburg had a branch too ☺

Victoria United Arab Emirates

BistrOcean was cool for a glass of wine and seafood.

February 26, 2020

BistrOcean was cool for a glass of wine and seafood. Seoul 1988 was nice for a true South Korean vibe. Great coffee and cinnamon rolls at Elbgold. Nice museums to visit. Boat rides to get you somewhere were nice. Real international vibe. Unfriendly vibe in the "alternative" St. Pauli, they don't like tourists there.

Anonymous Belgium

If you are a Beatles fan, roam the streets of Reeperbahn and...

February 12, 2020

If you are a Beatles fan, roam the streets of Reeperbahn and enjoy the landmarks. Still one of the most diverse cities in Germany, Hamburg offers a lot of natural beauty and waterscapes. Definitely unique architecture and interesting history including the 2nd world war.

Anonymous United States of America

Hamburg was a transit destination for me while returning to...

February 2, 2020

Hamburg was a transit destination for me while returning to Sweden from Prague and Berlin. Spent almost 2 days in Hamburg, found the city a bit tacky to my liking (at least the part i was staying). I generally like to stay close to the central to have ease of access. Enjoyed the Harbour boat cruises on a sunny day and then took the

Anonymous Sweden

Hamburg is noisy and very busy compared to Berlin.

January 24, 2020

Hamburg is noisy and very busy compared to Berlin. Baumann's and Nagel's both traditional German restaraunts right at the Hbh were great places to eat traditional Hamburg food. If you like shopping you'll like Hamburg!

Anonymous Australia

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