Discover more - pay less! With the Discovery ticket, you can explore Hamburg conveniently, fl exibly and affordably with 3 days free travel by bus and train (HVV) plus discount admission on more than 130 offers. Prices start at £22pp. Don't forget to add the Hamburg Card to your booking.
Boasting a 1200 year history, Hamburg is one of the most important ports in Europe. Hamburg city breaks are popular with those looking for an action packed trip with so much to see and do. This attractive Hanseatic City is Germany's second largest city and attracts young, modernistic people thanks to a cosmopolitan culture that is friendly and open to the world. A city full of contrasts, there is a colourful mix of beautiful views of the River Elbe and modernistic buildings and bars located throughout the city. Hamburg is a young, modern city with a friendly atmosphere and around 1.8 million inhabitants.
With its grand merchants' houses and elegant promenades, extravagant shopping arcades and a myriad of cultural sights, international musicals and excellent restaurants, Hamburg is fast becoming a top city break hotspot. Hamburg is a popular destination for those on Bremen City Breaks as there are good rail links both in and out of the city making the destination popular with day trippers.
During the winter months Hamburg transforms into a Christmas Wonderland. Hamburg's plazas and marketplaces add a sparkling cheer to the maritime port. The Hamburg Christmas Market is a mixture of fragrant smells and twinkling lights captivating visitors and locals.
The Hamburg DOM is a thrice-yearly festival steeped in local tradition and guarantees fun and adventure for the whole family. The DOM fair runs throughout March, July and December for a month at a time. The bustling fairground holds some of the best Rollercoaster's and extreme rides in Germany, with a selection of smaller family rides for those who are looking for a more laid back city break in Hamburg.
Take a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Lübeck on the shores of the Baltic Sea - just one hour away by car.
Did you know?
The Beatles developed their live ability in the nightclubs of Hamburg. In the late 60's they played in clubs such as the Top Ten, Indra, Kaiserkeller and the Star Club. Take one of the Beatles tours around Hamburg.
Places to see
Old Elbtunnel: A piece of Hamburg's history with a fantastic view of the harbour area.
St Pauli Reeperbahn: Hamburg's 'sinful mile' famous for its vibrant nightlife.
Miniatur Wunderland: The largest model railway in the world. Using the latest technology, it is rich in detail and highlights many regions and modes of transport. Not just for rail buffs but the whole family.
Things to do
Maritime Tour: Gain an insight into the historical background of exciting and pulsating Hamburg and enjoy the charming contrasts between old and new. The tour takes in the River District, the historical Port Warehouse Area (Speicherstadt), the new HafenCity, Cruise-Terminal, Ballinstadt (Emigrant Museum), Kohlbrandbridge, the exclusive residential area (Elbchaussee), romantic Captain's Quarter and of course the Fishmarket. Prices start at £30pp.
The Warehouse District: Take a walk around the district to appreciate the port's importance to the city of Hamburg. The Alster Lakes: Enjoy a boat or canoe ride on the Alster Lakes, right in the heart of the city.
Fish Market: Every Sunday since 1703, pretty much everything that is not bolted down has been traded here at Hamburg's most traditional market. From dusty porcelain jugs to a chirpy family of ducks, you can fi nd just about anything in the shadow of the 100 year old fi sh auction hall.
Take a walk along Deichstrasse for an experience of Old Hamburg and the way the city used to look.
Time your visit with the city's annual port celebrations which welcome more than one million visitors each year with spectacular fi rework displays!