Typical Hamburg Tour

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    Typical Hamburg Tour

    What is typical of Hamburg? A question that seems easy to answer at first glance. The Elbe and the Alster, Labskaus, the Reeperbahn, the harbour etc. But the port metropolis has much more to offer and is an almost endless range of facets. To describe or experience all of this would take decades. But you can start with the following 17 tour stops.

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    Alt Hamburger Aalspeicher

    Specialities are served in the typical Hamburg style at Alt Hamburger Aalspeicher according to the best family tradition. In the historic building right on Nikolaufleet guests have been served and spoilt for over 30 years with various delicious varieties of eel or typical Hamburg dishes that can be enjoyed on the canal terrace in summer.

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    Fish Market

    An absolute must for any visitor is the legendary Hamburg Fish Market. Every Sunday morning from 5am pretty much anything that is not nailed down is for sale at Hamburg's most traditional market. For night owls from the Reeperbahn, the market is a blessing, because the selection of delicious, reviving fish sandwiches is gigantic.

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    Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte

    Embark on an exciting journey and discover Hamburg from its beginnings in the ninth century to the present day. The Hamburg History Museum has the largest collection of city history in Germany and shows you with numerous exhibits and presentations how the port metropolis came to life.

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    Stolle-Pralinen, Hanseatic chocolate

    At Confiserie Stolle-Pralinen, you can enjoy the sweet side of Hamburg. Because here chocolate is Hamburg art. For example, there is Speicherstadt-Schokolade containing a selection of spices, Stadtpark-Schokolade which is white chocolate coloured green with bright flowers, or red and pink Kiez-Schokolade with a sweet nostalgic pinup girl.

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    Alster swans

    Hamburg's other famous residents: the Alster swans. They are a living and breathing emblem of Hamburg and grace the Inner Alster and Outer Alster. There is a long tradition of a close bond with these majestic birds. In 1664, it actually became a punishable offence to "insult", injure or kill the swans. Today, the return of the white birds signals the start of spring.

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    Zitronenjette

    Zitronenjette ("Lemon Jette") is the female counterpart to the famous city water carrier Hans Hummel. Johanne Henriette Marie Müller (1841-1916) got her nickname from her brisk trade in the tropical yellow fruit. Her cry was "Zitroon! Zitroon!", for which she was known throughout the city. Today, the fruit seller is remembered with a bronze statue on Ludwig-Erhard-Strasse.

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    Deichstrasse

    Take an historic detour to the oldest remaining part of Hamburg. Deichstrasse with its restaurants and boutiques exudes typically Hanseatic flair and is only a stone's throw away from the Rathaus Market, right next to historic Speicherstadt. The buildings on Deichstrasse date back to the early 18th century and are situated directly on the Nikolaifleet.

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    Hanseplatte

    Hanseplatte is the record shop for Hamburg labels and artists of all kinds. Here you can get everything from Heidi Kabel and Hans Albers to rare recordings by the Beatles - everything to keep a music lover happy. In addition, there are regular talks on Hamburg music and gigs held at Hanseplatte. Worth a visit!

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    Erikas Eck

    One of the favourite meeting places for taxi drivers, butchers, night owls and early birds is without doubt Erikas Eck. Many celebrities are increasingly beating a path to the rustic ambiance and indulging in delicious traditional German and international cuisine. Erikas Eck is undoubtedly one of the culinary cult venues in Hamburg.

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    Franzbrötchen in der kleinen konditorei

    Franzbrötchen are as much a part of Hamburg as the people themselves and as one of the delicious specialities on offer in the kleine konditorei they are a firm favourite with customers. As is the case when making other delicious food treats, care must be taken to ensure that the pieces of pastry filled with sugar and cinnamon are made from only the finest quality ingredients. Don't pass up the chance to try these...

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    Old Elbe Tunnel

    Simply walk under the Elbe. The Old Elbe Tunnel passes under the North Elbe with a length of 426.5 metres. It connects the northern edge of the port at the St. Pauli landing stages with the Elbe island of Steinwerder. Today, it serves as a public transport route for both pedestrians and cyclists, and in rare cases for motor vehicles.

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    Speicherstadt Kaffeerösterei

    Did you know that there as many varieties of coffee as there are of wine? It's all about the location. Try single-variety coffees from different coffee-producing countries, including some of the rarest coffees in the world, and learn how to evaluate quality and taste from the very first sip. See how coffee can be changed by the way it is roasted, mixed, stored and prepared.

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    Frischeshop Wilhelm Goedeken

    Enjoy fine food right in the heart of the action. At Frischeshop Wilhelm Goedeken, you will find gastronomers from all over the world wishing to enjoy a delicious offering from the daily lunchtime specials menu whilst listening to the sounds of the port in a stiff breeze. Or why not try something simpler like one of the freshly prepared fish sandwiches which have been frequently been voted as the best in town.

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    Elbstrand Övelgönne

    A good spot in Hamburg is the Elbe beach in Övelgönne. Ideal for a picnic with a view of the Hamburg harbour or a relaxing walk along the beach. In the summer, the beach is transformed into a true barbecue oasis. But if you don't feel like self-catering, the neighbouring localities offer all kinds of culinary delights.

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    Alster tour on the "St. Georg" steamer

    A boat trip that is fun. A beautiful boat trip...particularly on the oldest and only real Alster steamship "St. Georg". On board you will enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of past times and enjoy wonderful views of Hamburg. Just as in the old times the faithfully restored ship is run by a three-man crew: captain, engineer and conductor. 

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    Canoeing through the Alster canals

    If you're not afraid of the water and would like to enjoy a really super day whilst at the same time doing a bit of upper body exercise, then why not pick up a paddle and work your way down the Alster canals in a canoe. Just go to any one of the countless boat and canoe hire points on the Alster to begin your adventure.

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    Beachclubmeile

    Bare foot on the sand, the sun on your skin, palm trees blowing in the summer wind and a cool caipirinha in your hand, gazing after the ships - you can enjoy all this to the full three times over. Right on the Elbe, in the middle of the Port of Hamburg, Hamburg's Beachclubmeile, starting with the StrandPauli, followed by Hamburg del Mar and the HCBC (Hamburger City Beach Club).

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