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Hamburg Hop-on Hop-off Tour - Red Double Decker
"Set your own itinerary and explore Hamburg at your own pace. The hop-on hop-off bus tour allows you to simply hop off at the stop you want and return to any stop to continue your tour! Board one of the red double-decker buses at the St Pauli port landing and begin your sightseeing adventure hopping off at Town Hall Square the Reeperbahn or at any other stop on the route. Your ticket is valid for the whole day.To get another perspective of Hamburg upgrade your ticket with a one-hour harbor sightseeing cruise with English or German commentary. The boat leaves from t one of Europe's biggest urban development projects with the new concert hall Elbphilharmonie built on the roof of a storehouse. Sit back and relax while you enjoy these architectural highlights of Hamburg. See the Itinerary section below for a list of hop-on hop-off tour stops."
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"Essential Hamburg Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Essential Hamburg Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Tour Cruise and Lake Alster""Set your own itinerary and explore Hamburg at your own pace. The hop-on hop-off bus tour allows you to simply hop off at the stop you want and return to any stop to continue your tour! Board one of the red double-decker buses at any of the available stop and begin your sightseeing adventure hopping off at Town Hall Square the main train station or at any other stop on the route. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for one day.Then get another perspective of Hamburg on your included one-hour harbor sightseeing cruise with English commentary April to October only). The boat leaves daily from the landing piers of the Hamburg port. Cruise along Hamburg's picturesque warehouse district
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Hamburg Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Harbor and Lake Alster Cruises
"Set your own itinerary and explore Hamburg at your own pace when you’re in port on this convenient shore excursion. The hop-on hop-off bus tour allows you to simply hop off at the stop you want and return to any stop to continue your tour! Board one of t and begin your sightseeing adventure hopping off at Town Hall Square the main train station or at any other stop on the route. Your ticket is valid for the whole day.Then get another perspective of Hamburg on your included one-hour harbor sightseeing cruise with English commentary (from April to October). The boat leaves daily at 12pm from the landing piers of the Hamburg port. Cruise along Hamburg's picturesque warehouse one of Europe's biggest urban development projects with the new concert hall Elbphilharmonie
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Central Railway Station Tips (10)

Not just a train station... ;)

This station is a very used station by commuters and travellers for other destinations.

Even if your destianation is not the city itself you will have lots of opportunities to spend your time here between connections.

It is built like a shopping mall with several storeys full of different kind of shops, restaurants or even supermarkets.

You won't stay hungry with all the cafès, little stalls or restaurants all over the place and near the platforms.

Just to give you a few: Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, Burge King and all differentkinds of bakeries and coffee houses...

You'll find clothes stores, shoes, cosmetics or jewellery...

That's just a little view on the whole range of shops.

So even if you just have an hour between your travels you'll find something to do - you may wish you had more time.

You'll find some of Europe's cleanest and best rated toilets facility and you'll kind of enjoy when you go there.

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Anjuschka
Aug 10, 2014

Main Railway Station

Leipzig has a prestigious railroad history. It was the terminal of Germany's first long distance railway line, from Dresden to Leipzig, and soon became a hub of Central European railway traffic. Its famous old station has been renovated since the old East German times, and the massive new station is the biggest of its kind in Europe.

Its impressive architecture can be seen when passing through on the ICE route from Munich to Berlin, although you are not actually passing through at all, as it is a terminal station. The huge building contains not only the station, but a multi-storyed complex of shops and restaurants. It's one of the nicest places to change trains in Europe.

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antistar
Jul 22, 2013

Hauptbahnhof Leipzig

The Hauptbahnhof Leipzig was practically re-built inside out a few years ago, and the result is stunning. It is not only a very modern, clean & efficient railway hub but also a mall on three levels, with some exclusive shopping possibilities. The sheer size of the central station can best be appreciated from the viewing platform at the top of the former "Universitätsgebäude".

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MichaelFalk1969
Jul 05, 2011

Hauptbahnhof

Leipzig’s central station was a construction site for a long time. The station building, built in 1909-1913, hides the largest dead-end station in Europe with 24 platforms and an ultramodern service and shopping centre. The huge station hall has been turned into a shopping mall. On three levels we find food stalls and cafes and many of, well, the usual chain stores that are everywhere.

At least waiting for trains does not have to be boring in Leipzig, go for a stroll in the mall…

If you want some train culture instead, there are a few historical locomotives and train cars displayed on the track on the far right.

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Aug 24, 2009
 
 
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a big terminal

The train station(Hauptbahnhof) in Leipzig is one of largest terminal stations in Europe with 26 platforms. The modern building renovated in 1998 but originally it was built in 1915 replacing some smaller stations. Bombs during World War II caused serious damages on the building.

It houses over than 130 shops so you can spend some time there while you wait for your train. For me it’s like an airport (that I usually get bored) so I preferred to spend all my time in the Old Town. There are several cafes to drink something of have a light meal.

Opposite the Train station is the Tourist Information and in front of the station is the starting point of many tram and bus lines of the city.

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mindcrime
Apr 16, 2009

It's humongous!

The Leipzig train station is one of the biggest in the world. I found it very impressive and pretty and loved to be there!
There's also a large shopping centre at the train station with some good food places.

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Natrix
Mar 31, 2005

Biggest railway station in Germany

Leipzig railway station is biggest in Germany. It connects railways of east and west, so you can get almost anywhere from Leipzig with train.

The railway station is also a huge shopping centre, and there are also some fast food restaurants (pasta, chinese, hamburgers,...).
I recommend warmly Aldi's super market, which is downstairs. We were just laughing at the low prices, maybe because everything is so damn expensive here in Finland.

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drei3t
Oct 07, 2004

A Cathedral to the Great God Mammon

Rather like airports, which seem to often be large shopping centres with a few piers added for planes, the Central station feels like large shopping centre (140+ stores) with a few platforms added.

It is of course the other way round : This massive space had a makeover a few years back and a ultra-modern shopping centre was squeezed into the insides of this early 20th Century monster.

You can still get something of the granduer of the place by looking up at the massive barrell-type roof or wandering out onto one of the platforms.

I would also recommend visiting the "Mango" Store in the middle of the centre which retains some orginal features such as staircases and magnificent ceilings.

Platform 24 also has some old rolling stock which is worth a look. As far as I could work out, these are a permanent exhibition.

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Jul 01, 2004
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"Leipzig - petit Paris (Goethe's words)"
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"Opera and cycling in Leipzig"
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Promenade in the Central Station

The Central Station Promenades are one of Germany's most modern shopping- and service centres. Covering about 30,000 square meters on three levels, they offer a multitude of choice, with about 140 shops. There are also new direct access facilities for cars and car parking on two purpose-built parking decks.

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Leipzig
Jun 17, 2004

Central Railway Station (Hauptbahnhof)

Leipzig's Central Railway Station is one of the biggest railway stations in Europe. It is also called a "Cathedral of Transportation".

In 1839 the first long-distance railway in Germany connected Leipzig and Dresden. Soon after the so called "Dresdner Bahnhof" the Magdeburger, Thüringer and Berliner railway stations were built. The German states Prussia and Saxony agreed that a new station had to be built - but all the facilities were doubled: one for Saxony, the other for Prussia. The new station was erected in the years 1902 to 1915 and badly damaged in WWII.

After the wall came down the building was reconstructed. In addition to its function as a railway station it became an excellent shopping centre.

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Nov 09, 2003

Things to Do Near Leipzig

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New City Hall

We walked through the park behind the Gewandhaus to the New Town Hall and City Hall. The Town Hall was constructed a few years after the New City Hall, and the two buildings are connected by a...
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Bach Monument/Museum

The Johann Sebastian Bach statue is located next to the Thomaskirche, built in honor of the great composer who lived and died in Leipzig from 1723 to 1750. During his Leipzig stay, Bach was...
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Auerbachs Keller

This restaurant in a cellar of the "Mädlerpassage" mall is one of oldest restaurants of Germany, with a service record back to the 16th century. There are two restaurants, one with a more traditional...
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Museum Runde Ecke (Round Corner)

I am not normally a fan of museums, but I wanted to see this one about the East German Secret Police - the Stasi . This museum is located in a building known as the Runde Ecke or Round Corner which...
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Mendelsshohn House

Leipzig is famous for the musicians who lived and worked there. One of them is Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. His house in Leipzig is the only originally preserved residence of the composer. From 1845...
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Old City Hall

Leipzig's Old City Hall was built on the foundations of an earlier town hall in 1556. This building includes a ballroom, which has been used for ,among other things, the royal festivals of Saxon's...
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