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Hamburg Guide

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg is located in northern Germany. In addition to the city of Hamburg, the state of Hamburg includes the areas of Altona, Wandsbeck, Bergedorf and Harburg-Wilhelmsburg.

Hamburg with more than 1.7 million inhabitants is the second largest city in Germany and is considered one of the most prosperous cities.

The city is located on the river Elbe, 110 km from the North Sea and the city has one of the world’s largest ports. Locals, sailors and tourists – that’s what makes Hamburg an exciting city.

A trip to Hamburg is an experience. Find information on history, sights, culture, the best hotels, airport and transportation, eateries and activities. See travel offers to Hamburg.

Sights A-Z

Alter Elbpark

Alter Elbpark, Landungsbrücken The stronghold of the alternative scene from the 1980s is the occupied houses in Hafenstrasse 116-126. The graffiti on the façade testifies...

Alter Elbtunnel

Alter Elbtunnel Built during the imperial period in 1907-11, it is located in the old terminal, in the right part of the old Landungsbrücke-Terminal, built...

Altonaer Museum

Altonaer Museum Altonaer Museum in Hamburg is a large city museum about the cultural history of northern Germany. It presents the cultural and historical development of the...


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Discover Hamburg

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Restaurants and pubs in Hamburg

It is a lively city and there are many good restaurants and pubs in the city. If you are on a budget holiday or you are looking for Michelin top restaurants you will find it here.

Sleep well in Hamburg

Here you can see a list of recommended hotels if you are looking for good and cheap hotels. No matter what budget you have for accommodation, you will be able to find something that suits you. The city has a lot of accommodation offers in all price ranges.

What are the biggest sights in Hamburg ?

On the map we have marked the sights that we think you should see, you can click on the map if you need directions.

Tourist information Hamburg – Germany

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, but it is also one of the most affluent cities in all of Europe. Until the late 1800’s, Hamburg was a self-ruling city state and even its official name, the “Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg,” is a reflection of the independence this city has had since the Roman Empire controlled Northern Germany. Home to Airbus and other manufacturing and technology giants, over 120,000 businesses call Hamburg home. Why should people visit Hamburg? With an oceanic climate and plenty of cultural activities to enjoy, you can visit Hamburg at nearly any time and have a great holiday.

Take Advantage of the Many Festivals Hamburg Offers

Hamburg is proud of its heritage and it isn’t afraid to celebrate that pride either. One of the best examples of this is the Port Anniversary that is celebrated every May. From the grand parade that has hosted the smallest of privately owned boats to the Queen Mary 2 oceanliner, if you love anything related to the sea, you’ll love the chance to look at, photograph, and tour the many boats. Another of the highlights is the tugboat ballet that is enchanting and unique. If you get hungry, enjoy a fried plaice.

You Must Visit the Miniature Wonderland

For westerners, one of the unique aspects of visiting many European cities is that there are scale models of the city built somewhere within the city borders. This allows people to get a glimpse of the city in its entirety, find a new place to visit, or simply get their bearings. Hamburg takes their scale model up a notch with their Miniature Wonderland, which includes a working airport model that is synchronized in real time with the actual airport. The best time to visit this attraction is in the morning because it can get extremely busy very quickly. Waiting times are also commonplace, so you may wish to check on the wait times before going.

Visit the Best Maritime Museum You’ll Ever See

Hamburg is filled with many museums and galleries, but the best of them all is the International Maritime Museum. Examining what shipping has meant to the Hamburg region, what current maritime shipping looks like, and what the future of shipping could be are the highlights of this museum. Uniforms, the models of ships, paintings, and various nautical devices can help to fill a rainy day in Hamburg quite nicely.

Get Out and Enjoy a Nice Day

Some folks choose to take a walking tour of Hamburg on a beautiful day and that is always a great option. If you want something different, try going out to Alster Lakes when the sun is shining brightly in a cloudless sky. Guided boat tours of the lake are available, as are many hiking trails and running paths. If you feel like grabbing a beer, there are several bars nearby and cafes can help cure some hunger pangs you might get. Access to the park itself is free, a fountain is in the middle of the lake, and swans are often in attendance as well. If you are looking for a reason why to visit Hamburg, this might be the best reason of all!

Tourist information office

Here you will find contact information for the official information offices. The tourist information office can help with travel tips and guidance on what to experience in the city. The national tourist office can help with general travel information to the country.

Local tourist information

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National Tourist Office

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You must experience this in Hamburg

We have gathered information about some good experiences and activities you can consider if you are on holiday in the city. Read more about what you can experience in our articles.

Shopping in Hamburg

If you are looking for shopping opportunities, here are some of our ideas and recommendations for the best shops and malls in the city.

Shopping A-Z

Europa Passage

Europa Passage Europa Passage is a shopping center in the center of Hamburg between Jungfernstieg and Mönckebergstrasse. In the center you can find more than...


Fischmarkt Every Sunday, unreasonably early from kl. 5 to 10, or from kl. 7 to 11 in winter, everything from fish is sold from the...

Gänsemarkt Passage

Gänsemarkt Passage In Gänsemarkt number 50 are some trendy shops such as Umkleidekabine clothing store, Klockmann bags and suitcases, Butler's decorations, The Show Room clothing...

Airport and Station in Hamburg

Here you can see addresses and maps of airport and station.

News and articles about Hamburg

Here you can see news and read articles about what is happening in the city and find inspiration for what to do.

3 day trip to Hamburg

Hamburg is the second largest city of Germany and one of the largest in Europe, with about 1.8 million people. Hamburg had a special...

Best of Hamburg

Best of Hamburg What to see and do in Hamburg ? The German city of Hamburg is situated on the River Elbe in the north of...

Coronavirus / Covid-19

Coronavirus / Covid-19 in Germany See numbers regarding Coronavirus / Covid-19 in Germany. You can see the number of cases, registered and active. You can also...

Video and TV from Hamburg

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How is the weather in Hamburg ?

Here you can see what the weather is like right now and you can see a weather forecast for the coming period. The weather forecast is updated several times daily.

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Exchange rate online

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How Many Corona Cases Are There In Germany ?

Current statistics for registered and current cases of Coronavirus / Covid-19. The figures are updated every day.

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