Neuer Pferdemarkt 30-31, St.Pauli / Schanzenviertel, Hamburg, 20359, Germany
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Is this area dodgy?
I will be visiting Hamburg for a week during Sept for a conference that is going to take place at the University of Hamburg "Edmund Siemers Allee 1." The hotels recommeded by the conference people are all full. I came across this hotel
Bremer Reihe 12
based on some recommendation by another internet site. This hotel appears to be right across from Hauptbahnhof station. I thought it would be convenient to attend the conference as there is a direct train from Hauptbahnhof to Dammtor. But I noticed a VT posting saying this is a dodgy area. Is it the case?
If so, can someone recommend a good place to stay for one person for a week at a rate of 55-60 euros/night. My only constraint is that I should be able to get to the University rather quickly. I am willing to use the trains. (Is it possible to rent a bicycle for a week?)
Thanks in advance,
RE: Is this area dodgy?
i stayed at the hotel maritem two weeks ago - on kirchallee - i believe this is right around the corner from your hotel. the area isn't very upscale - however i was comfortable walking around at night - and just around the corner is a street with several great restaurants - including a very nice portuguese place. if you do walk to the train station - don't use the underpass - this was a bit sketchy.
RE: RE: Is this area dodgy?
Renting a bicycle is a great idea. You might want to try this rental outfit first as they are cheap and conveniently located:
Schlüterstr. 11 (close to Uni)
Opening hours: Mo-Fr, 9.00-18.00 tel.4 1 46 82 77
60 bicycles, € 3/day
Check out this list for other options: www.hamburg.adfc.de/inf-f-verl.shtml
Hotel Oldenburg is located close to the Hauptbahnhof and the area is a bit seedy. But it is nowhere close to unsafe. Many hotels close by.
Taking the underground you`ll probably need 15-20 min to your conference location from the hotel. Riding a bicycle will take you less.
Staying at Hotel Oldenburg would put you very close to the main museums in Hamburg, close to the main shopping area and close to the neighborhood of St.Georg with its hip cafés, restaurants and (gay) bars.
(all websites have an English version)
There are other good options that I cannot think of right now. Come back here if you want more.
RE: RE: Is this area dodgy?
Appreciate all your kind suggestions. I swiched over to fritzhotel which seem to suit my needs better.
What would I do without a site like VT and excellent members who are always willing to help!!
Travel Tips for Hamburg
Although it doesen't happen in heavily trafficked areas, or large shopping centers and promenades, it's quite normal for banks and restaurants in more residential areas of Hamburg to close for a midday break.
Banks usually close from about 1-2:30 pm and you won't be able to change travelers checks or make person-to-person account withdrawls, though there is still ATM access.
Many restaurants that are not located on main shopping drags or touristy areas close after lunch at approximately 3 pm, and open up again at about 5:30 pm. The general exception would be the German, Turkish, and Asian Imbiss (fast food) restaurants. Even in the quietest of neighborhoods, they stay open continually, and also offer take away if you don't feel like eating on premises.
Also note that restarant delivery services generally observe the same time frame for midday break as dining establishments, suspending service from about 2:30 -5:30 pm.
While in Hamburg, if possible, do as the Hamburgers do and have lunch between 11:30 and 2:30 to take advantage of all the fantastic discounted lunch menus. Afterwards if you don't want to shop on any of the main drags, then it's a great time for sightseeing. Otherwise simply try something quiet and relaxing, until the entire city moves back into full swing at 5pm...
the Soviet submarine U-434
In the port of Hamburg you may see and visit one of the largest non-atomic-submarines in the world : the Soviet spy-submarine U-434 !
In times of the cold war it was impossible to even see such submarines from a big distance, nowadays they are sold to the former enemies...
You will find this submarine at Versmannstrasse 23C
Hafencity, Baakenhafen - get out at Metro-station Messhafen
and walk another 15 minutes...
The submarine is open for visitors at the following times :
April 1st-October 3rd: Mon-10.00a.m.-06.00p.m.
and from Friday till Sunday 09.00a.m.-07.00p.m.
Oct. 4th-march 31st: daily 10.00a.m.-06.00p.m.
entrance-fee is 8 euros (7,- for holders of hamburg-card)
Many international carriers fly directly to Hamburg from the main European cities. If you’re flying from US or Canada probably you’d have to go via Frankfurt.
To get into the city take the Airport Express (approx. 5 Euro; every 15 minutes; to Altona, Hauptbahnhof). A taxi to Hamburg takes around 30min and costs approx. 15 euros.
Essen und Trinken
The best foodcourt I know, like a really international restaurant. You get Italian, Chinese (love the chicken!), German, Japanese, Greek.....whatever there.
It's self service and rather cheap. In summer you can sit outside. Crispy Chicken with Sweet Chili sauce
Airbus A 380
I am not really a "plane spotter" but being a frequent air traveler with a couple of hundred flights under the belt one is interested in seeing aircraft - in particularly if it is the largest passenger jet on earth. Here outside Hamburg is the assembly plant for the new A 380 - and during my stay in Hamburg I was lucky enough to see the very first jet to be delivered to Singapore Airlines. A historical moment displayed on VT!
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Address: Neuer Pferdemarkt 30-31, St.Pauli / Schanzenviertel, Hamburg, 20359, Germany