A world of experience for all culture lovers: maritime museums, large concert halls, ships to party and dance on – Hamburg's urban shore offers plenty of opportunities. Along the banks of the River Elbe and right on the water, there are unparalleled cultural highlights waiting to be explored. With unique venues such as the Miniatur Wunderland and the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg attracts young and old alike and continues to amaze even the city’s locals.

Offering a broad range of experiences, Hamburg’s urban shore reflects the city’s cultural diversity and exudes a maritime flair that draws on Hamburg’s long history as a trading and port city. Hamburg’s urban shore offers a wealth of activities, ranging from a visit to the Elbphilharmonie’s Plaza and coffee tasting sessions in the historic Speicherstadt to open-air tango lessons and live gigs on a reefer ship of the former GDR’s high-sea fishing fleet. Hamburg offers an unparalleled range of cultural highlights that continues to increase.


Visit the most beautiful places along the Elbe from home.

An exceptional summer straight out of the picture book. This is despite the fact that many places in Northern Germany have a completely different reputation in other parts of the country. “It rains for one half of the year and the rest of the time the weather is just bad” – many would agree with this old saying. However, this year’s temperatures have drawn all of Hamburg to the city’s shores. The River Elbe entices people out thanks to its refreshing breaths of wind and it offers both adventure and recreation, making the heat more tolerable. 

The sparkling waterfront is worth a closer look, as it shows how life next to the water makes Hamburg something special. After all, the view of our Elbe is ever-present! With a stiff breeze on your skin, you can sense the sea on the horizon while the seagulls sing the praises of this city and its people. It just takes a few steps out of your front door, one foot forward then the next, following the warm sunshine and the scent of sea salt – and there you will find this wonderful Hamburg view.

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