Hamburg Travel Guide

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany after Berlin.

Its location is an important link between the sea and the country’s waterway network.

Things to see and do in Hamburg

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland is the largest railway model in the world, and one of the most successful permanent exhibitions in Northern Germany.

Kehrwieder 2-4/Block D, 20457 

Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg is known as the gateway to Germany.

Numerous boat trips depart from Landungsbrücken, a floating dock with 700 meters long.

The footpath leading to the Speicherstad district with its continuous lines with brick buildings is another highlight.

Port of Hamburg



The Kunsthalle Hamburg is one of Germany‘s leading art galleries.

The permanent collection of the Kunsthalle reflects 700 years of art and offers the public a tour of the history of European art from the Middle Ages to the present.

Glockengießerwall, 20095


Rathaus HamburgRathaus Hamburg

In the old town is located the Town Hall of Hamburg (Rathaus). It is a sumptuous neo-Renaissance building. Guided tours are available.

Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 

St Michaelis

St Michaelis HamburgView from St Michaelis HamburgView from St Michaelis

The St Michaelis is the most famous of many churches in Hamburg. From its tower with 132 meters of height there are platforms of observation with excellent panoramas of the city and the port.

Englische Planke 1, 20459 

Ohlsdorf Cemetery

Ohlsdorf Cemetery

More than two million people visit the Ohlsdorf Cemetery every year.

There are memorials for Allied prisoners of war and also for victims of Nazi persecution.

Lärchenallee, 22337

Bismarck Monument

Bismarck Monument

The Monument to Bismarck is the largest statue in honor of the German statesman Otto von Bismarck.

Bismarck Monument, 20459

Alster Lakes

Alster LakesAlster Lakes

The Binnenalster and Aussenalster are two artificial lakes connected to the Alster and Elbe rivers.

You will find many squares, historic avenues and pedestrian areas.

Aussen-Alster, 20148



The Jungfernstieg is a pleasant and ideal place to relax beside the water.

It offers direct access to one of Hamburg‘s biggest shopping malls, the Alsterhaus.


Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg has a permanent collection spanning over 4,000 years of human history, from antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism to modernity and the present.

Steintorpl., 20099 

Planten un Blomen

Planten un Blomen

The Planten un Blomen Park is located in the center of Hamburg.

The park has the largest Japanese Garden in Europe and a Botanical Garden.

Marseiller Str., 20355

Jenisch Haus

Jenisch Haus

The Jenisch Haus is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Hamburg. It is located in a spacious garden on the banks of the Elbe.

Today, the Museum of Arts and Culture located on the ground floor shows paintings and sculptures of the Empire and Biedermeier.

Baron-Voght-Straße 50, 22609

Tierpark Hagenbeck

Tierpark Hagenbeck

The Tierpark Hagenbeck has over 1860 animals from all continents.

It is located 6 km from the Rathaus.

Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2, 22527



The Blankenese is a popular destination located west of Hamburg. It is a residential area of the city’s wealthy citizens.

The Blankeneser Bahnhofstrasse is like a small town with its church, weekly market, shops, restaurants.


Where to stay

Radisson Blu Hamburg

Radisson Blu Hamburg©Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu Hamburg is located 800 meters from the Alster Lakes.

The hotel has 556 rooms equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe, coffee maker.


Marseiller Str. 2, 20355

Holiday Inn Express City Centre

Holiday Inn Express City Centre©Holiday Inn Express City Centre

The Holiday Inn Express City Centre is located 5 minutes from the Lübecker Strasse Station.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk, coffee maker.


Lübecker Str. 109, 22087

Marriott Hamburg

Marriott Hamburg©Marriott Hamburg

The Marriott Hamburg is located 3 minutes from the Gänsemarkt Station.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk, minibar, coffee maker.

The hotel has a swimming pool and sauna.


ABC-Straße 52, 20354 


Hamburg is one of the most attractive shopping areas in Germany.

Alongside international luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada there are numerous small and traditional shops.

In the city center there are small galleries and boutiques, large shopping streets and cafés.

Malls and Department Stores


The Alsterhaus is a luxury department store. The store has 5 floors.

Brands: Adidas, Armani, Calvin Klein, Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Prada.

Jungfernstieg 16-20, 20354


The Levantehaus was built between 1911 – 1912 by Franz Bach. It is located 700 meters from the Rathaus.

Brands: Marc O´Polo, Massimo Dutti, Ralph Lauren.

Mönckebergstraße 7, 20095

Europa Passage

The Europa Passage is located 280 meters from the Rathaus.

Brands: Calvin Klein, Pandora, Levi´s, Tom Tailor.

Ballindamm 40, 20095

Hamburger Meile

The Hamburger Meile has more than 150 stores. It was renovated in 2010.

Brands: Bench, Bonita, Vero Moda, Gina Laura.

Hamburger Str. 27, 22083

Plan your Trip

Hamburg has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Bremen, HannoverBerlin, Lübeck, Schwerin.


Bremen – 122 km

Hannover – 151 km

Berlin – 289 km

Lübeck – 68,7 km

Schwerin – 111 km

Potsdam – 284 km

Braunschweig – 196 km

Kiel – 97,2 km

Rostock – 184 km

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