Frankfurt and Hamburg are among the 10 Largest Cities in Germany. Frankfurt occupies the fifth place with 732,688 inhabitants while Hamburg with 1,686,100 inhabitants occupies the second place.

Frankfurt or Hamburg?

1. Frankfurt x Hamburg Overview

Frankfurt one of the most popular destinations in GermanyFrankfurt – ©Noah Boyer

Hamburg one of the most popular destinations in GermanyHamburg – ©Adrian Degner

Frankfurt is an important commercial and economic center in Europe. The highlight of a visit to Frankfurt is in the center around the Römerberg, which has several attractions that can be explored on foot and also provides excellent options for day trips.

Hamburg is located in northern Germany, is known for its port area, the Port of Hamburg. It is an important cultural and commercial center in Europe.

2. Hotels

Frankfurt Marriott Hotel©Frankfurt Marriott Hotel

The Westin Hamburg©The Westin Hamburg

In Frankfurt the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 69 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 162.

And in Hamburg the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 100 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 196.

3. Shopping

Shopping area in Frankfurt - Panoramic ViewFrankfurt – ©Christian Salow

Department store in Frankfurt©Alsterhaus Hamburg

Frankfurt has department stores and shopping malls such as Galeria Kaufhof, Primark and MyZeil. The most elegant street in the city is the Goethestrasse, where you can find all the luxury brands.

Hamburg has good options of department stores and shopping malls such as the Alsterhaus, Levantehaus and Hamburger Meile. And at Neuer Wall, you will find the luxury brands.

4. Museums

Goethe House in FrankfurtFrankfurt

Miniatur Museum FrankfurtHamburg

Frankfurt offers good museum options like the Naturmuseum Senckenberg, the famous Goethe House and the Museum für moderne Kunst.

In Hamburg there are excellent museums such as the Miniatur Wunderland, the Hamburg Museum, the Chocolate Museum (CHOCOVERSUM) and others.

5. Parks

Park in FrankfurtFrankfurt

Park in HamburgHamburg

Although Frankfurt is known for its high-rise buildings, the city has beautiful green spaces like the Grüneburgpark, Bethmann Park, Metzlerpark and others.

Hamburg offers several possibilities for outdoor activities around the lake and also green spaces like the Planten un Blomen and the Stadtpark.

6. Day Trips

Heidelberg - day trip from FrankfurtHeidelberg – ©Steven He

Kiel day trip from HamburgKiel

One of the advantages of Frankfurt is that the city offers excellent day trips options, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Würzburg, Koblenz are some of the destinations within easy reach.

From Hamburg, it is possible to visit destinations such as Lübeck, Schwerin, Kiel, Lüneburg on a day trip.

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