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  • 1 Binnenalster and Außenalster Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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.

  • 2 Speicherstadt Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kehrwieder 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..

  • 3 Hamburger Kunsthalle Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Glockengießerwall D - 20099 Hamburg

    As well as sections on the Middle Ages (see the retable by Maître Bertram) and the 17C Dutch collection (Rembrandt, Jan Steel), the museum's main attraction is German painting from the 19C. Caspar David Friedrich, Feuerbach, Böcklin and Menzel domina..

  • 4 Port of Hamburg Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 5 Tierpark Hagenbeck - Hamburg Zoo Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2 D - 22527 Hamburg

    This exceptional zoo has existed since 1907; its old trees, lakes and man-made rocks are a lovely setting for a peaceful stroll. Thousands of animals originally from five continents live here, out in the open, and the population includes many rare sp..

  • 6 Altona Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Museumsstraße 23 D - 22765 Hamburg

    This museum (Altonaer Museum in Hamburg - Norddeutsches Landesm) depicts daily life and traditional activities in the lower valley of the Elba and Schleswig-Holstein. Aside from its craft department and art gallery, there is an admirable collection o..

  • 7 Dialogue in the Dark - Dialog im Dunkel Interesting

    Museums and art

    Alter Wandrahm 4 D - 20457 Hambourg

    Nothing to see in this museum, but plenty to explore: blind guides lead small groups around an ordinary environment, plunged into complete darkness. Smells, sounds, draughts and textures become the only means of getting your bearings! You can also di..

  • 8 Miniatur Wunderland Interesting

    Museums and art

    Kehrwieder 2-4 D - 20457 Hambourg

    This is the world's largest model railway exhibition, spanning over 4 000m2. Seven hundred trains run in sets inspired by Scandinavia, the US and the North Sea etc. It is constantly being extended with new sets.

  • 9 Jungfernstieg Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Jungfernstieg D - 20354 Hamburg

    In the middle of the Binnenalster basin, this famous street is the cosmopolitan heart of the city, with its lively terraces on the Alsterpavillon and the boat traffice along the Alster.

  • 10 St Michael's Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Englische Planke 1 D - 20459 Hamburg

    This Baroque church dates back to 1762 and is surprising for its size and the amount of light in it. It was built by the architect Sonnin, one of the best representatives of the Baroque tradition in Northern Germany. Its famous tower (Turm der Michel..

  • 11 Museum of Art and Trades Interesting

    Museums and art

    Steintorplatz 1 D - 20099 Hamburg

    Housed in a 19C neo-Renaissance style palace, the large Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe is home to a superb collection of sculptures, earthenware, furniture, jewellery and musical instruments dating from Antiquity to the present day. Of particular inter..

  • 12 Hamburg History Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Holstenwall 24 D - 20355 Hamburg

    Aside from the models of old Hamburg, the museum also houses a vast department devoted to the port and sailing (more than 100 boat models). It also includes the scale model of the town's rail network and historical fashion accessories, clothes and fu..

  • 13 Speicherstadtmuseum

    Museums and art

    Am Sandtorkai 36 D - 20457 Hambourg

    This museum housed in a converted red-brick warehouse retraces a century of history in this dockland neighbourhood. Measuring instruments and storage tools, sacks of coffee and other merchandise, photos and layouts illustrating the phases of its deve..

  • 14 HafenCity

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Am Sandtorkai 30 D - 20457 Hambourg

    An extension of Speicherstadt towards the south, this new district (sustainable development model for towns located next to water) is the largest urban development project in Europe. In 20 years, 155ha will gradually be added to Hamburg's city centre..

  • 15 International Maritime Museum

    Museums and art

    Koreastraße 1 D - 20457 Hambourg

    Housed in the oldest warehouse in Hamburg (1879), the Internationales Maritimes Museum explores the close relationship between mankind and the sea through the ages and in different civilisations. On ten "decks", the exhibits include interac..

  • 16 BallinStadt-Auswandererwelt Hamburg - Emigration Museum

    Museums and art

    Veddeler-Bogen 2 D - 20457 Hambourg

    At the start of the 20C, Albert Ballin, the director of the HAPAG shipping company, had a whole complex built for European emigrants heading to the US. The museum is housed on this site, in three replica buildings. It recounts the moving story of the..

  • 17 Altstadt

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Cremon D - 20457 Hamburg

    The old town stretches from the Nikolaifleet, the basin for river sailing and tugboats (Binnenhafen) and the Zollkanal. Despite the air raids of the Second World War, old Hamburg has not entirely disappeared. Take a stroll through the old town, even ..

  • 18 Krayenkamp

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Krayenkamp D - 20459 Hamburg

    On the chevet of St Michael's Church, if you enter n°10 on Kayenkamp, you will find some surprising wood and brick maisonnettes built in 1670 as social housing. Now, they are a series of art galleries.

  • 19 Hamburg Market Square and Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rathausmarkt D - 20095 Hamburg

    The square was redesigned after the fire of 1842. It is dominated by the campanile of the Renaissance Town Hall (1897). The bridge crosses the Alsterfleet, the remains of the canal system in old Hamburg. It is close to the lock that maintains the lev..

  • 20 St Jakobikirche

    Religious buildings

    Jacobikirchhof D - 20095 Hamburg

    This Gothic 14 -15 C church holds many treasures, including the retable of St Luke and the corporation of fishermen, the triptych of the cooperage guild (main altar), the marble and alabaster pulpit and the famous 1693 organ.

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