Things to see and do - Hamburg
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Hamburg Travel guide
Hamburg : Michelin's recommendations
Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany after Berlin, is one of the most important ports in Europe. The city is renowned for its commercial dynamism, cosmopolitan character and busy nightlife. Ravaged by bombing during the Second World War, Hamburg was rebuilt largely in concrete, although the city still has some hidden gems. Numerous parks and gardens, canals, bridges and a pretty lake fed by the River Alster soften the city’s somewhat austere appearance. Today the city is undergoing revolutionary change with the spectacular restoration of its docks area.
Tourist attractions Hamburg : Things to see and do
Alsterufer D - 20354 Hamburg
This splendid lake is excellent for sailing. A boat tour lets you see the five towers of the main churches of the city in one go and the campanile of the Town Hall. The lovely viewpoints justify the names of the banks, Fernsicht and Schöne Aussicht.
Johannisbollwerk D - 20459 Hamburg
The Stintfang offers a good view over the port with its 60 basins and 68 km of quays. The port's reputation is founded on its efficiency, wide range of machines, warehouses and transportation adapted for unloading and storing all sorts of merchandise..
Kehrwieder 5 D - Hamburg
After the Habsburgs joined the German Customs Union, the construction of a free trade zone became necessary. From 1885 an entire district around the Zollkanal was torn down to make way for the Speicherstadt warehouses. Today, the 373 000m2 complex st..
Neanderstr. 20 D - 20459 Hamburg
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This 4-star hotel in central Hamburg features a spa, gym, and elegant rooms with flat-screen TVs. It is a 10-minute walk from the harbour, the Reeperbahn and public transport. Tea/coffee facilities and soundproofed windows are included in all rooms ..
Ludwig-Erhard Str. 26 D - 20459 Hamburg
This modern hotel in Hamburg offers spacious rooms with a flat-screen TV, a stylish lobby and free Wi-Fi. The Michaeliskirche church is just a 3-minute walk away. The Motel One Hamburg am Michel opened in August 2010. All of its bright, air-conditio..
Holstenwall 19 D - 20355 Hamburg
This 3-star hotel is located in the centre of Hamburg, a 5-minute walk from the world-famous Reeperbahn entertainment mile. Free Wi-Fi is available at Novum Hotel Holstenwall Hamburg Neustadt. The hotel features a traditional brick façade and bright..
Leisure activities Hamburg
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The Hamburg City Hop-on Hop-off Tour - Red Double Decker is the ideal way to get around Hamburg, and be part of a fantastic tour at the same time. Have the freedom to do what you want, when you want as the bus stops at various locations, giving you t..
The Hamburg Riverside Tour follows the river Elbe along the noble Elbchaussee to the Blankeneser "Treppenviertel", with its labyrinth of stairs and a tremendous view of the ships and the river. Highlights Travel by boat and see the..
With city-state traditions reaching back for centuries, Hamburg has always played a special political and cultural role in Germany's history. Today, as a key commercial hub, an international harbor and a media and cultural center, the metropolis o..
Neuer Pferdemarkt 5 D - 20359 Sankt Pauli
The casual, trendy atmosphere here is perfectly in keeping with the times. Set over three floors, the tables are a little tightly packed but the feel is friendly and comfortable for all that. The food itself is another reason for Nil's popularity. Tr..
An der Alsterschleife 3 D - 22399 Lemsahl-Mellingstedt
This charming half-timbered restaurant has a splendid terrace. Hosts Heiko Stock and Ben Schröder, who work side by side in the kitchen, have made their mark with some fine fish dishes, including delicious crisp fried codfish. The sushi is also excel..
Kajen 12 D - 20459 Hamburg
That Brahms has such a loyal clientele owes much, of course, to the good food (with a strong emphasis on fish) but also to chef Karin Brahm who has been welcoming guests here with open arms for over 20 years. If you are looking for a quiet corner in ..
Büschstr. 2 D - 20354 Hamburg
Casse-Croûte combines French savoir vivre with a certain Hamburg touch to create a bustling yet pleasantly relaxed feel in a typical bistro setting. Try the 'Northern bouillabaisse', one of the classic dishes from Christian Möllers' repertoire or alt..
Mönckebergstr. 7 D - 20095 Hamburg
In the centre of this exclusive shopping arcade sits a little piece of Austria, courtesy of Carinthian chef Alexander Tschebull. As you would expect, the Austrian classics, such as Tafelspitz (Viennese-style boiled beef) and Fiaker (beef) goulash are..
Elbchaussee 404 D - 22609 Nienstedten
Kleines Jacob may be more casual, low-key and offer a simpler menu than its stylish gourmet counterpart but you can still eat (and drink) well here. Both the wines and the food on offer hail from the German speaking world - be it Germany, Austria, Sw..