Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany. With a population of 1.7 million, it is the eighth largest city in the European Union. Hamburg is renowned for its rich musical history; it is home to the impressive Elbphilharmonie and Laeisz concert halls. A haven for newcomer artists, it paved the way for musical bands, including The Beatles.
Cheap flights to Hamburg are now available for a limited period of time; prepare to be entertained by the cultural depth within the city. Hamburg is home of Hamburg Airport (HAM), which is located a short 25-minute drive from the city centre.
Popular flights to Hamburg
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Why visit Hamburg
Neuer Wall is one of the finest and most exclusive shopping streets in Europe. It stretches for 1200m through the city and boasts some of the most exclusive and luxurious brands.
To truly experience Hamburg, you have to experience their original cuisine. Dishes like Bohnen und Speck and dessert pastry, franzbrötchenn, tells the stories of the city’s rich history.
The city is renowned for its festivals and regular events. From the Dockville music and art festival to the Filmfest Hamburg, you are swooned with uplifting Hamburg culture.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
Hamburg Airport (HAM)
Best time to visit Hamburg
Winters in Hamburg can be quite cold. To be able to get the best of the city, you should visit in the summer months – between May and October. Hamburg celebrates many festivals during this time. The Full Moon Festival in July is an absolute treat for people who are obsessed with the moon.
Weather & Climate in Hamburg
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Hamburg ranked 16th in the world for livability in 2015. The city offers amazing cultural encounters including several theatres, namely, The English Theatre – the oldest professional English language theatre in Germany.
The architecture of the city entices the senses as you are given a visual history lesson of Hamburg. From the town hall to the ocean liner shaped Chilhaus, Hamburg boasts the most beautiful aesthetic. Explore the city’s canals, an interesting fact to know is that Hamburg has more canals than Amsterdam and Venice combined.
Home to the Fischmarkt, the city’s legendary fish market is the place to encounter the locals in their environment. With a lively spirit, you are treated to wails of market criers and avid bargain hunters looking for fruits and vegetables that can be bought in abundance.
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There are no real or fatal health risks in Hamburg. The only things to be alert of are minor ailments including sunburn, stomach problems and foot blisters. The tap water in the city is drinkable.
Although the city of Hamburg is considered to be fairly safe for tourists, travelling abroad to any country requires you to take precaution.
There are suspicious areas to be mindful of when navigating through the city. The red-light districts, the Hauptbahnhof and Reeperbahn. Steindamm and Hansaplatz in St Georg are particularly dicey, throughout the day and night. It is great to know that there is a strong constant police presence in these areas.
Being the second largest city in Germany, Hamburg offers an overload of accommodation options. From hostels to hotels visitors can choose which setting suites their needs best. Altona is situated west of Hamburg, it is a richly varied neighbourhood with the prettiest architecture.
You are able to navigate around the city with ease using either public or private transport. Try the underground trains, busses and ferries and get a first-hand account of the first world advancements of the cosmopolitan city.
The city is bicycle friendly, creating an intimate encounter of Hamburg’s scenic routes. A Stadtrad bike can be borrowed. Simply pay a small fee at one of over 150 stations and you will receive a bike - you’re ready to explore.
There are eight popular walking routes which can be done by foot. Art museums, historic warehouses and the green banks can all be seen by walking through the city.
Main attractions in Hamburg
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