Top Things To Do In Hamburg Including Travel-guide, Attractions, Restaurants, Cheap Hotels, Good Places To Visit.
1.Port of Hamburg
8.Reeperbahn and Grobe Freiheit
9.Hamburg City Hall
11. Planten un Blomen
12. Elba Philharmonic and Miniatur-Wunderland Museum
This list of essential things to do in Hamburg will help you visit one of the most important and active cities in Germany.
Almost completely destroyed during World War II, Hamburg is rising from its ashes to become a prosperous city full of attractive things to do in Hamburg. Today, the city has a historic center with the town hall square as its epicenter, green spaces, artificial lakes and rivers, the port area, neighborhoods with atmosphere, museums, and cultural centers, which make Hamburg one of the most visited German cities.
When visiting Hamburg, you have to go to the port at all costs, it is the emblematic things to do in Hamburg!
The port of Hamburg is the largest port in Germany and the second in Europe after Rotterdam ...
Hamburg is not quite located near the sea, but the port stretches for the 25 kilometers that separate it from the North Sea, along the Elbe! You will therefore only see a very small proportion of its extent… just thinking about it is impressive things to do in Hamburg!
Tip: To get there, stop at Landungsbrücke metro station, you will land right in front of the docks.
The most representative things to do in Hamburg, suddenly, even lovers hang their padlocks there, on the Landungsbrücke, in front of the docks!
Port of Hamburg
Going along the shore from the port, take the opportunity to go to Dockland (about a 15-20 minutes walk).
You will find a very modern boat-shaped building facing the harbor.
Climb the many stairs to get a free panorama. This about best things to do in Hamburg.
Dockland (Fischereihafen), Hamburg, Germany
After seeing the new port, you can go for a walk in the Speicherstadt which is the quarter of the old sailors. Literally, Speichertadt means "city of warehouses" because it is there that the boats unloaded their goods in the large buildings.
We can also see the old traces of industry by observing the architecture: the wide canals to let boats pass, the customs post and the famous red bricks characteristic of industrial towns ...
Raise your head and observe the top of the buildings to see the statues: they represent the directors of the various shipping companies.
Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Deutschland
Not far from Speicherstadt you will also find St. Catherine's Church, one of the city's five churches.
It was built in the 13th century but was partly destroyed during the bombardments of World War II.
Its dome is 115 meters high, on the other hand, entry into the Church is chargeable and this time, I did not go there… For those who did, is it worth it?
You can then return to central Hamburg and walk along the Alster Lake … which is huge!
This lake was created artificially and it is about ten kilometers long from end to end!
In winter, a pine tree stands in the middle of the interior pool… In any case, it must be really nice to rest on the shore in the summer of things to do in Hamburg!
Alster Lake reflections, Hamburg, Germany
Near Hamburg-Mitte, also take a walk in the very cute district of Colonnaden, you will see small canals that really reminded me of Venice!
It is in this area that you can find small shops (but especially luxury).
Sankt Pauli is the most famous district of things to do in Hamburg, it is the district of nightlife!
Today, things to do in Hamburg are the grouping of two cities: Hamburg and Altona.
At the time, the two towns did not want these setbacks in their municipalities and they, therefore, pushed them to the edge of their village, between the two towns: this is how the district of Sankt Pauli was created!
For the record, when the sailors arrived in the port, they walked to Sankt Pauli where they could drink and be entertained ...
The legend also says that there were three obligatory stops for any sailor: the bar to get drunk, the brothel… and the church to repent of all the sins committed!
Three times a year, you will also find a funfair: in short, Sankt Pauli is a bit like the district of fun and debauchery ...
This is why there is also a police station specially responsible for monitoring this area, it is the Davidwache.
The building is not large, but it is the police station that registers the most complaints in all things to do in Hamburg! This shows that Sankt Pauli is… lively!
Warning: In some bars, a scam could make you lose big. If a pretty woman asks you to offer her orange juice, always look at the price because the managers could make you pay hundreds of euros and threaten you until you pay…
The Reeperbahn is a 600-meter-long street that brings together all of Hamburg's bars, sex shops, casinos, cabarets, and brothels!
In this part of the city, there are lights everywhere and I thought that the neighborhood must be easily recognizable from the sky….
On a perpendicular street, you will find the Große Freiheit, literally the street of the “Grande Liberté”, a sign that everything is allowed.
In the end, the district of Sankt Pauli represents a good source of income for things to do in Hamburg. The money is so well spent on the Reeperbahn that on weekends a convoy has to come and fill the ticket machines twice a night!
Finally, in one of the perpendicular streets, you will find the famous Herbertstraße. It is a very small pedestrian street which is the HQ of the prostitutes.
The street was barricaded during World War II by German soldiers who failed to ban prostitution but wanted to hide it and limit it as much as possible. Since then, the barricades are still in position.
Please note that entry into this street is only allowed for men (over 18 years old). Prostitutes do not want women to enter it because it is akin to voyeurism. Do not try the experience, I heard that if you enter, you will be thrown water and bottles (or worse) in your face!
Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany
The town hall, located on the beautiful monumental square of Rathausplatz, is one of the most important things to do in Hamburg. Inaugurated in 1897, after a fire destroyed the old town hall, this neo-Renaissance style building was built during the period of greatest prosperity of the city. A moment that is fully reflected in its incredible facade, the 112-meter-high tower, and an interior that mixes several styles, and where daily guided tours take place in certain interior rooms.
A good option to learn more about the history of things to do in Hamburg is to book a free tour with a guide.
Hamburg City Hall, Hamburg, Germany
Krameramtswohnungen, located near St. Michael's Church, is one of the most beautiful corners and another of things to do in Hamburg. In this small alley, you will find beautiful 17th-century houses where small merchants lived and it is also a good place to remember Hamburg from before the second world war, and you can even visit a house with antique furniture era!
Planten un Blomen is a huge park and botanical garden located near the city center. This green lung of Hamburg has several important things to do in Hamburg such as the Japanese garden, which mixes flowers and trees with water, tropical plants, a large lake, fountains and jets for children, and even a bar to cool off.
It is the ideal place to take a relaxing walk and enjoy a sunny day lying in one of its hammocks.
Planten un Blomen, Marseiller Straße, Hamburg, Germany
The Elbe Philharmonic and the Miniatur-Wunderland Museum, located very close to each other in the port area, are two of the most interesting things to do in Hamburg.
The Elbphilharmonie is a concert hall that stands out for the incredible architecture of its building and has become the emblem of the new Hamburg. If you do not have the opportunity to go to a concert, its acoustics are impressive, you can enter for free on the large terrace with a panoramic view of the port.
At the Miniatur-Wunderland Museum, you will feel like a giant for a day, strolling through the world's largest miniature rail network and traveling across countries and continents on model trains, which will leave you speechless with models incredible ones that faithfully reproduce some of its wonders.
elba philharmonic hamburg
If you visit Hamburg on a Sunday, you can't miss the city's most famous market, the Fischmarkt. This popular fish market, which opens at 5 a.m. in the summer, is perfect after a party in the nearby red-light district or if you're an early riser.
In the market, you will find fish, fruits, plants, clothes, at a good price, in addition to a unique atmosphere, which already justifies your visit. The only downside is that the shops close at 9:30 am, although you can still walk into the fish market building for a coffee or hot chocolate and lunch while listening to music.
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