My favorite town in Germany! Every season is beautiful! My favorites are the "Speicherstadt" and the harbor! Special events would be the "DOM", the harborbirthday and all the different Christkindlmarkets. Try to take a harbor tour and enjoy the view from the tower of the "Michel" also called "St. Michaelis Church". And maybe take a walk through the "Hafencity" and see the cruise ships close up. Always wanted to walk underneath a river? The old tunnel underneath the "Elbe" gives you the chance. Have a fun trip and great the people with a welcoming "Moin"!
I had one of the best weekend breaks I’ve ever had in Hamburg. It has a similar set up to London where it has different districts for different purposes. A nightlife district, shopping district, tourist and attractions the list goes on. It really does cater to all your needs whatever the reason is for you going away. Whether it’s to go out and drink, if you’re a foodie, if you live shopping, if you live arts and culture it has it all. Hamburg is now my favourite city I’ve visited will definitely be returning.
Great city, with a stunning arhitecture and amazing food. It was a pleasure to discover this beautiful city. Must see: The Opera House- it's just amazing, and the view on top...breathtaking.
Hamburg is not my favorite city in Europe. Perhaps I am being too hard on it by comparing it to the likes of Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, etc. But, it's important to know before booking a trip. Things you can get out of Hamburg: serious nightlife (if you're looking for a backdrop for your stag getaway, Hamburg is for you), *some* greenery/pretty architecture (although, in my opinion, other cities fare far better), good location to travel to Benelux or other German cities (if you are backpacking, you could stop by for a quick visit). I apologize if this sounds harsh, but those are probably the best qualities. Things you might not get from Hamburg: the same sense of European splendor that you may get from other cities, cleanliness (this city is not as clean as other cities in Europe), peace and quiet in the evening (see note on nightlife), greenery/canals (at least, not as much as other cities). If it sounds like I am saying that Hamburg is a sub-par Amsterdam or some other great European city, that's probably because I am. Not my favorite. But-maybe it's your gem!