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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 $207 per night

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From $373 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.09
Language German
Average weekend price $168 per night
Average weekday price $170 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Lots of excellent shopping and dining options to choose from.

December 1, 2023

Lots of excellent shopping and dining options to choose from. If you are looking for a great food experience, we would highly recommend you to book the Italian restaurant Edmondo and the Afghan memán restaurant. Popular restaurants require reservations, otherwise you must expect to wait in a queue.

Randi Maria
Randi Maria Norway

The warehouse district is to be highly reccomended - I have...

November 26, 2023

The warehouse district is to be highly reccomended - I have never seen anything like it before. I also visited the Opera House and was astonished that you could get to the viewing platforms overlooking the harbour for free. In fact I went there twice. I was in the city for the Reeperbahn Festival as my son's band was taking part so part of my visit was spent with the band and as a result I didn't get to see as much as I might have done.

anne United Kingdom

Hamburg is a very affluent city.

November 5, 2023

Hamburg is a very affluent city. We walked a great deal to get the feel of the city and it is pretty much walkable but public transport is available and easy to access and navigate. It is very reasonably priced from the city centre to the airport was 3.30 euros and the trains are clean and on time. There is lots to do and see so there should be something for everyone. Free things which was fun to do is walking through the elb tunnel and back. Don’t forget to have a beer in one of the small pubs around the harbour.

Steven United Kingdom

It’s a beautiful city with variety of places to visit and...

October 28, 2023

It’s a beautiful city with variety of places to visit and shop. Beautiful weather and transport is available easily. People are nice and you can manage to communicate even if you don’t know the language as most either speak English or make and effort to understand what you need and help and guide you.

Virendra United Arab Emirates

It is a very pretty city with lot os greenery and water...

October 27, 2023

It is a very pretty city with lot os greenery and water bodies. Vey soothing to the eyes. There are some interesting attractions like harbour cruise. The new philharmonic hall is magnificent and must be visited. The Miniature land museum is worth visiting I believe. But this needs advance booking, which can be done online

Yedatore India

Huge city, so public transport is a must.

October 20, 2023

Huge city, so public transport is a must. But Public transport is pretty expencive for short distances (works with zones) A lot of diversity to eat out. Not only the usual, Chineese and Italian restaurants, but also alot Japanese, Vietmanese, Thai, grill, streetfood,... By car, a huge amount of parkings (buildings and underground) €20-30 for a day, like in other big cities.

Ronald Belgium

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