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What to see in Hamburg

Hamburg Attractions


Of all the cities in Germany, Hamburg is probably the most entertaining for a holiday, with plenty to see and do. Attractions in Hamburg include world-class museums, wonderful art galleries, an upbeat nightlife, excellent restaurants and first class shopping. Another big draw is the notorious Reeperbahn red-light district, a favourite haunt for tourists.

Many of the things to see and do in Hamburg revolve around the famous harbour. The Altona Fish Market - which sells a lot of things apart from fish - is a must, and the Hamburg Warehouse Complex is a delightful area full of historical atmosphere and the evidence of exotic trade. Of the numerous beautiful gardens and parks in the city Planten un Blomen is perhaps the best; catch a concert on the lawns here in the summer months. Other attractions include many wonderful museums and galleries like the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Museum of Hamburg History.

Hamburg is also conveniently located for excursions to nearby attractions. Some of the best daytrip destinations for visitors to Hamburg are the quaint towns of Blankenese, Lubeck and Hameln, which all offer great sightseeing opportunities. The island of Sylt, Germany's most northern point, is also extremely popular.

A Hamburg holiday offers something for everyone, from children who will revel in attractions like the world's largest model railway, to raucous groups of young travellers heading for the famous sex shows of the Reeperbahn, and everyone in between. High season for travel to Hamburg is during the summer months, but the disadvantage of a holiday in Hamburg during this period is that attractions are crowded and prices are at a premium. The summer weather is not even that much of an advantage as Hamburg is notoriously wet and windy most of the year. The best time to visit Hamburg, weather-wise, is spring.


Hamburg Warehouse Complex

The world's oldest warehouse complex, built of red brick with Gothic gables and turrets, is a century old and still in…

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Hamburger Kunsthalle

Hamburg's premier art gallery offers the chance to view works across the time spectrum from the Middle Ages through to…

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Miniature Wonderland

Train enthusiasts will love Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg, but so will almost everybody else. With more than 4,000…

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Museum of Hamburg History

The Hamburg Museum gives a detailed description of the city of Hamburg from the 8th through to the 20th centuries. Scale…

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Planten un Blomen

In the middle of Hamburg is an oasis of green lawns and trees, with colourful flowers and fountains providing a lovely…

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Reeperbahn

Hamburg's notorious red light district, to the east of the city centre in the St Pauli zone, has become its second-greatest…

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St Michaelis Church

St. Michaelis began as a humble little church, which was extended in 1600. In 1647 construction began on the grand building…

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