Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg Things to Do

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Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg Things to Do

  • Reeperbahn - St. Pauli

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    Hamburg Things to Do

    St. Pauli is a traditionally working-class district of Hamburg, near the harbor. It includes the red-light district around the Reeperbahn as well as numerous bars and music clubs. The Beatles lived and sang here when they were just getting started, before they became famous. Second and third photos: Family cycling in St. Pauli. Next review: Park...

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  • Port - Hafen

    Hamburg Things to Do

    Hamburg is an ancient port and this has been the secret of its success. The deep, wide waters of the Elbe have allowed the city a location that is unusually far inland. This makes it ideal for delivering good deep into the heart of the country, and has led the city to become the second busiest port in Europe (and one of the busiest in the...

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  • Town Hall - Rathaus

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    Hamburg Things to Do

    The present Town Hall, the sixth in Hamburg's history, was inaugurated in 1897, and built because the previous one was burnt down in the Great Fire of 1842. During World War II, the Town Hall was heavily damaged by bombing, but reconstructed again in 1957. Today, it is home of the Mayor of Hamburg and the offices of the city and state...

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  • Speicherstadt

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    Hamburg Things to Do

    Speicherstadt, or the Warehouse district, is a part of the UNESCO world heritage. The red-brick houses in line by the various canals produce the impression of unity and power. Well, I personally expected more from this district, and I am sure that it is not one of the most romantic places on the Earth. Nevertheless, it is worth visiting at least to...

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  • City Centre

    Hamburg Things to Do

    Three sugestions for a panoramic view over Hamburg (there are more, but these are my favourites): 1. from the "Michel"/St. Michaelis church tower 2. viewing platform from the memorial church St. Nikolai (elevator) 3. from the Hot Air balloon ("Highflyer") at the eastern end of the Speicherstadt area (Deichtorstraße), suitable weather provided.

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  • Fischmarkt

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    Hamburg Things to Do

    This famous event requires setting your alarm clock to a very early hour. Every Sunday morning the market takes place on the quay of Altona. It begins at 5 a.m., if you come at 7 a.m. you are already too late. The market sells not only fish but also lots of other stuff – one stall has potted flowers, another fruit, noodles, sausage... It is known...

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  • Michaeliskirche

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    Hamburg Things to Do

    One of the most interesting places worth visiting in Hamburg is the St. Michaelis Church near the city center, a location which serves almost as a flagship area for an array of Hamburg churches of differing architectures, time periods, and religious denominations. As the most famous Baroque church in Northern Germany, St. Michaelis is the jewel in...

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  • Zoo Hagenbeck

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    Hamburg Things to Do

    One of the oldest and best-known zoos in Germany and Europe, founded 1907 by the animal trader Carl Hagenbeck. Hagenbecks Tierpark was the first zoo creating fenceless enclosures where animals are divided from visitors not by wire or cages but only by natural or hidden obstacles, in an almost natural environment. It is worthwhile to visit both the...

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  • Elbtunnel

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hamburg Things to Do

    this first (now "old")Elbtunnel is 426,5 m long and has been inaugurated in the year 1911. It still serves as a connection between the southern city district Steinwerder and the inner city. There are 4 elevator buildings on each side that can carry cars and of course people. IT is open to cars weekdays from 5.30 A.M. - 8 P.M., only closed on...

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  • St. Nikolai Kirche

    Hamburg Things to Do

    St. Katherinen Church is one of the 5 main churches of Hamburg as featured as part of it's skyline, and is the second oldest preserved building in the city having been built with additions between 1256-1420. In the 1400's, part of it was rebuilt in traditional German "Brick Gothic" styl,e and traditionally served as the church of seamen throughout...

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  • Canals

    Hamburg Things to Do

    The Alster is a right tributary of the River Elbe in Northern Germany. It has its source near Henstedt-Ulzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, flows roughly southwards and reaches the Elbe in Hamburg. In the centre of Hamburg the Alster has been dammed. The Alster forms two artificial lakes in the city of Hamburg. Near channel Alsterflit we admired the big...

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  • Blankenese

    Hamburg Things to Do

    Blankenese is a picturesque western suburb of Hamburg; traditionally the place where a ship captain would go into retirement. The "Treppenviertel" area between the streets "Am Kiekeberg" and "Strandweg" is nice for a stroll and has some fine houses and villas. If you go all the way down, you`ll reach Blankeneses own sand beach! Blankeneses...

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  • Chilehaus

    Hamburg Things to Do

    Fittingly for such a nautical city, one of its greatest architectural landmarks looks distinctly like a great seafaring vessel. The Chilehaus's immense brick bulk is fronted by a towering ship's prow. Like the TV tower, it resembles a 1920s vision of the future. It belongs to a limited, but quite spectacular, branch of Bauhaus architecture known as...

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  • TV-Tower

    Hamburg Things to Do

    Although there's a campaign to get Hamburg's TV Tower re-opened, it doesn't look like it's about to come online any time soon. So you can forget the glorious vistas that were once enjoyed from its observation deck. For now it provides a gleaming white 60s view of the future, all pancaked UFOs stacked atop of each other cresting in a confusion of...

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  • Planten un Blomen

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    Hamburg Things to Do

    "Planten un Blomen" is Hamburgs most popular park (literally translated "plants and flowers"). It was created 1821; among its best-loved features are the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Tropical Plants-greenhouses. A great time to come here is May when the Rhododendron plants are blossoming.

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  • Krameramtsstuben

    Hamburg Things to Do

    right beside the famous MICHEL (MIchaelischurch) you find a little part of ancient Hamburg that will give you an idea of how living conditions were like 350 yrs. back. There's also a Restaurant with local Food, but to visit the house of the widows is more exiting!

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  • Miniatur Wunderland

    Hamburg Things to Do

    The Miniature Wunderland Two men remembered the fun they had had when playing with their toy trains, and they decided to open a huge toy train miniature world. It turned out to be a total success story, they've been adding rooms and themes ever since and everybody who goes there loves it. In the staircase up to the Wunderland there are signs...

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  • Hafen City

    Hamburg Things to Do

    The "Hafencity" Hamburg is a waterfront development/rejuvenation project where - on a former Elbe Island - a new suburb with modern homes and offices is built, close to the Speicherstadt and the Inner City to the North. The project shall be finished in the 2020`s, a viewing tower allows a panoramic view of the building progress. The modern...

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  • Kunsthalle

    Hamburg Things to Do

    Hamburgs most important art museum, with a collection featuring Medieval art, 17/18th century masterpieces, romantic and impressionist art and modern masterpieces. Located halfway between the Binnenalster and the Central Railway Station.

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  • Jungfernstieg

    Hamburg Things to Do

    The Jungfernstieg is a street in the center of Hamburg on the south bank of the lake called the Binnenalster. The funny name of this street comes from the word Jungfer, which is an old-fashioned word for an unmarried woman (related to Jungfrau = virgin). The story is that in earlier times the wealthy merchant families used to get dressed up and go...

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  • Krameramtswohnungen

    Hamburg Things to Do

    In 1620 in Krayenkamp stood a pleasure gardens with country house and summer house. In 1676 the Krameramt (Guild of Small Traders) acquired the site and erected two rows of terrace-houses facing each other across a narrow lane. Each terrace consisted of five two-storeyed half-timbered houses with flats for the widows of small traders. After the...

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  • Public Art

    Hamburg Things to Do

    Just as Berlin has its bears, Hamburg has its own colourful street character, Hans Hummel. The first thing you see when you exit the Hauptbahnhof at Steintorwall is six of these statues and you'll meet many more on Hamburg's streets, especially in the Altstadt.

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  • Central Station

    Hamburg Things to Do

    In the 19th century Hamburg had quite a few trainstations. With the growing traffic there was the need for a central station in Hamburg. This was finally build and finished in 1906. Beside Munich Central Station Hamburg is the most frequented station in Germany. Every day almost half a million people use the many offers of the station. During WWII...

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  • Binnen and Außenalster

    Hamburg Things to Do

    Just before the Alster river, a tributary of the Elbe river, reaches the North Sea, it is funneled into two artificial lakes in the central Hamburg area, divided by the "Lombardsbrücke" and "Kennedybrücke" into the Binnenalster and Außenalster. The Binnenalster is the smaller southern part which is adiacent to the "Jungfernstieg" street, where many...

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  • St. Jacobi Kirche

    Hamburg Things to Do

    The original St. James' Church was built in the 14th century, on the site of an old chapel. Since then, the church has been renovated and extended numerous times. Destroyed by bombing during World War II, but rebuilt according to the medieval design in 1963 (however, with a modern 125 meters high tower). Some of the interior survived the bombings...

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  • St. Katharinen Kirche

    Hamburg Things to Do

    St. Catherine's Church - the nearest church to the port. It has height of 115 meters and has been established in the thirteenth century, and the modern shape concerns to the seventeenth century. St. Catherine's Church is one of the five principal Lutheran churches (Hauptkirchen) of Hamburg, Germany. The base of its spire, dating from the 13th...

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  • Otto Von Bismark Monument

    Hamburg Things to Do

    This massive statue was built in honour of Otto Von Bismark, who seems to ahve unified germany in the 19th Century. It was erected in the early 20th Century. He was apparently a very popular ruler, except among Catholics (as I found out from Aga) due to the Kulturkampf program. The statue is still in good condition, though as with everything else...

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  • Dom

    Hamburg Things to Do

    place: 1,5 km westward of the city - Heiligengeistfeld - with U2 or U3 Every year on three times the Hamburger Dom takes place on the Heiligengeistfeld. From the middle of march to middle April , from the middle of July to the middle of August and frm November to the beginning of December.

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  • Cap San Diego

    Hamburg Things to Do

    On the river front near Landungsbrucken you can find the old world cargo ship Cap San Diego moored on the Elbe (assuming it's not gone on one of its rare world tours). It used to be a wreck, a run down tramp trader, but it has been restored to its former glory. It's actually only about 50 years old, but its style harks back to an earlier age. It...

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  • Kohlbrandbrucke

    Hamburg Things to Do

    This bridge is so beautiful! It’s 4 km long bridge over the Suderelbe. The best view is from “Altonaer Balkon (south of Altona Town Hall), but view from the river is fantastic as well. It’s closed to cyclists and pedestrians. You should awoid crossing it during the rush hour!

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  • Elbchaussee

    Hamburg Things to Do

    I loved the general wealth of the city. They incorporate luxury homes and cars with Teutonic modesty. Here is a major source of the wealth... Hamburg is a very large port city... There are many quaint restaurants on the Elbe 'promenade' well worth visiting...

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  • SPICY'S GEWüRZMUSEUM HAMBURG.....

    Also in DIE SPEICHERSTADT....This is the one and only of its kind: world's only museum of SPICES.Here you can smell, the spices, taste them, and touch them (some 50 can be touched!) and believe me there you will see spices you/ve never ever heard or dreamed of.More than 700 sorts from the last 5 centuries tell their stories here....and... their...

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  • Model railway fans attention!

    Near the harbour you will find the world's greatest model railway. You must take 4-5 hours at least, better take a whole day to see all.See http://www.miniatur-wunderland.de

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  • Harbor Cruise

    Honestly, I thought it would be a tourist trip and I only went to see the harbor because I was asked to.Now I have to say that it's a MUST DO when you are in Hamburg.You can do a trip by boat through the harbor and the shipyards. Make sure the boat takes you to the "Speicherstadt", the warehouse district, as well. Due to the tide not all the tours...

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  • Reeperbahn

    Stroll down the infamous Reeperbahn at night for a laugh or two. The sex shops, brothels, bars and clubs are all there for the taking. Yes, it's a bit rowdy and dangerous at night but not to worry, a giant police station is on the same block and ALL of the shops are wired to it. One push of a button behind the bar and WHAM!! the police are there in...

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  • The old tunnel under river Elbe

    This tunnel was build 1911. It has to lanes where pedestrians, bikes and cars cross the Elbe. Elevators move the cars up and down (Info http://www.hamburg-tourism.de/Alter_Elbtunnel.490.0.html)

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  • Hamburg Harbour

    Hamburg harbour (http://www.hafen-hamburg.de/) is no 9 worldwide. Don´t miss to take a tour through the harbour or just take the public transport (ship) cross the Elbe from "Landungsbrücken" to "Finkenwerder" if you want to save some money. Also interesting could be a visit to the museum ships like "Cap San Diego"...

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  • Musicals in Hamburg

    Hamburg has a lot to offer when you are interested in musicals, theater etc.. Currently there are three musicals "König der Löwen", "Mamma mia" and "Tanz der Vampire". Of special interest might be the English Theatre http://www.englishtheatre.de/indexneu.html

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  • A Hamburg "Fleet"

    Hamburg has a lot of small waterways and over 2.500 brigdes. The background shows a little bit of the "Jungfernstieg" and the "Alster"

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  • The "Colonnaden"

    The colonnades are located between the "Rathausmarkt" and "Jungfernstieg". Its a nice area with nice shops, restaurants... a good location to stroll around

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  • ZOO HAGENBECK, HAMBURG.

    From the centre of Hamburg it takes very little time to reach the famous HAGENBECK'S ZOO by underground. (Line U2).This ZOO is situated in the suburb of STELLINGEN.This traditional family concern opened for business in 1907 and soon earned world-wide respect because it was the first to be laid out exclusively with open-air paddocks, even for the...

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  • THE FISHMARKET

    This Fishmarket is Hamburg's oldest market, best reached from the LANDING BRIDGES and along RIVER ELBE.NOTE: it is only open on SUNDAYS and....only till 10 o'clock in the morning so it is something for early risers and perhaps ...late-night birds!!In the summer it starts at 5AM, in the winter at 7AM.Near the former fish-auction hall there are all...

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  • MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CRAFTS HAMBURG

    This MUSEUM houses in an impressive building and was opened in 1877.It contains a collection of international significance showing applied art from all over Europe and from the Middle Ages till the present day.Rich stocks of ceramics and porcelain, goldsmiths' work, bronzes, ivory, furniture of every epoch and style as well as sculptures, textiles...

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  • THE KRAMERAMTSWOHNUNGEN ....

    These are alms houses built in 1676 for the widows of small traders..It is a little, narrow alleyway where these women lived, glad they were provided with a house and something to eat after their husbands had died.The buildings have been restored and you will feel the atmosphere of how HAMBURG must have been some 350 years ago....At nr. 10 there is...

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  • FOR THE ROMANTICS.......A TWILIGHT...

    Yes, there is also a tour for the ROMANTICS and....aren't we all ROMANTICS somewhere deep down in our hearts??Well, I am...And when night falls between Jungfernstieg and Harvestehude and the big lights of HAMBURG go on.........this is a great way to spend a few hours on the water.....On board drinks and snacks are available!Wishing you a pleasant...

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