Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg Things to Do

  • Rathaus
    Rathaus
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  • canal next to Rathaus
    canal next to Rathaus
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  • Promenade along Grasbrookhafen
    Promenade along Grasbrookhafen
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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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  • 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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  • Port - Hafen

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    The currently largest container vessels in the world reach a total length of 400 metres, and the harbour of Hamburg is suitable for them to enter. They have to travel with the tidal wave because only at high tide the Elbe is deep enough for them. So check the tidal calendar for the hours when chances are greatest to see large vessels...

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  • Speicherstadt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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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  • Town Hall - Rathaus

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hamburg Things to Do

    Having passed the quay, it is possible to turn to the central streets, to reach Rathaus square - Rathausmarkt. The majestic building of the Town hall - Rathaus in style neo-renessanse was constructed in the end of XIX-th century. It is one of the few completely preserved buildings of historicism in Hamburg. Built in a period of wealth and...

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  • Fischmarkt

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    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

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Elbtunnel

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    The tunnel underneath the port connects St Pauli Landungsbrücken with the central area of the port on the southern side of the Elbe. The tunnel is accessible for cars, cyclists and pedestrians. Cars are transported up and down by elevators at both ends. So the passage is time-consuming but probably still faster than the long detour across the Elbe...

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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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  • St. Nikolai Kirche

    Hamburg Things to Do

    The church of St Nikolai was built in the mid 19th century. As one of the earliest neogothic churches in Germany, designed by an English architect whose plan even beat the one by Gottfried Semper in the competition, it is of interest to the art historian. Unfortunately it was destroyed during the war and not rebuilt. Only the steeple is preserved...

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  • Zoo Hagenbeck

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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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  • 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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  • Kunsthalle

    4 out of 5 stars

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    Hamburg’s Kunsthalle is one of German’s leading art galleries. Its collection includes about all the big names of painters, and some really world-famous artworks. Their temporary exhibitions are equally top-class. Currently the main building is undergoing a thorough renovation and refurbishment. Nevertheless the museum remains open: The modern...

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  • Planten un Blomen

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    Plattdeutsch for “Plants and Flowers”, this is the name of Hamburg’s botanical garden. The park is surrounded by a fence but its gates are open all day and entry is free. My photos were taken in January – not the best season to visit a garden in these parts of the world. A few shivering winter aconites were all the flowers we saw. Use your...

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  • Miniatur Wunderland

    4.5 out of 5 stars

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    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

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    The new concert hall at the tip of Hafen-City adds a new landmark to Hamburg’s cityscape. It is being built on top of a former storage building that occupies the narrow triangle between the mouths of two harbour basins. The exterior is, it seems, almost finished, but there is still a lot of work to be done on the interior. The architecture is...

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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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  • Jungfernstieg

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    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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  • St. Katharinen Kirche

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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Krameramtswohnungen

    3 out of 5 stars

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    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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  • Cap San Diego

    5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • St. Jacobi Kirche

    Hamburg Things to Do

    St. James' Church is one of the five principal Lutheran churches of Hamburg, Germany. The church is located directly in the city center, has a 125 m tall tower and features a famous organ by Arp Schnitger from 1693. It is dedicated to St James the Greater. The second tower, erected in 1826/27 after the first became dilapidated, was destroyed with...

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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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