Hamburg Things to Do

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    Sunday morning: the market is over
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  • 1. Reeperbahn - St. Pauli

    4 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 2. City Hall - Rathaus

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    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...

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  • 3. City Centre

    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....

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  • 4. Port - Hafen

    Take a harbour sight seeing tour on-board a tourist boat; the boats are modern with a lot of glass windows. You will see what's going on in Hamburg. Departure times in Summer: Mo-Fr: 10:30AM - 6PM;...

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  • 5. Fischmarkt

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 6. Speicherstadt - Old Warehouse District

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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...

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  • 7. Canals

    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...

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  • 8. Blankenese

    In former times Blankenese used to be a rather poor fishermen’s village like many others along the Elbe shores. Then it became a favourite with retired captains and pilots to build their homes. In the...

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  • 9. Elbtunnel

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 10. St. Nikolai Kirche

    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...

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  • 11. Michaeliskirche

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 12. TV-Tower

    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...

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  • 13. Zoo Hagenbeck

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 14. Binnenalster - Aussenalster

    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...

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  • 15. Krameramtsstuben

    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...

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  • 16. Chilehaus

    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....

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  • 17. Jungfernstieg

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 18. Kunsthalle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 19. Planten un Blomen

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 20. Hafen City

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 21. Miniatur Wunderland

    5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 22. Public Art

    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...

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  • 23. St. Katharinen Kirche

    4 out of 5 stars

    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....

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  • 24. Central Train Station

    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...

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  • 25. Churches

    This Roman Catholic cathedral is located in Sankt Georg, Hamburg and became the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hamburg in 1994. It was built between 1890 and 1893 to designs by Arnold Güldenpfennig....

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