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6 indoor experiences in Hamburg's bad weather

Explore Hamburg without getting wet

Today we stay indoors

Supposedly, there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. But as waterproof as a rain jacket is, we would rather not spend an entire rainy day outside. If you feel the same way, let our seven ideas for exciting hours in the dry inspire you.

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1) Contemporary Art at the Deichtorhallen

Hamburg's Deichtorhallen can justifiably claim to be not only one of Europe's largest art exhibition halls, but also one of its most beautiful. They are located south of the central station – if you are travelling from the south, you can discover them from the train. Instead of walking from the main station, you can take the U1 to Steinstraße. From here it is only a two-minute walk to the Deichtorhallen.

Once there, three exhibition rooms await you, which are dedicated to contemporary, international art and photography in ever-changing exhibitions on an area of around 3,000 m². The Deichtorhallen itself, with its elaborately restored, open steel and glass architecture, is also a special experience for art lovers.

2) Lots of action at City Paintball

You can let off steam on four playing fields at City Paintball. Grab your friends and get ready for a lot of fun. The City Paintball staff will provide you with the right equipment and a safety briefing.

Then it starts: the opposing teams try to hit each other with paintballs. Whoever is hit is eliminated, and the winner is the one who can mark all the players of the opposing team. Afterwards you can celebrate your victory in the party lounge and round off the evening with a game of billiards, table football or darts.

3) Mystery fun on the San Diego: Hidden Games

The ship Cap San Diego is located at the Überseebrücke and is not only home to a museum, but also to the "Hidden Games" Escape Room. Two to six people can embark on a mystery hunt for the ship's forgotten treasure, while at the same time delving deeper into its history than would be possible during an ordinary visit to the ship's museum.

Depending on your experience level with Escape Rooms, you should plan one to one and a half hours for the hunt. No registration is usually required, but you can of course book an appointment in advance. With the Hamburg CARD, you even get a discount on the entrance fee.

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4) Discover new perspectives in the Dialoghaus

Three exciting exhibitions and numerous dialogue experiences await you at Dialoghaus Hamburg. At Dialogue in the Dark, blind guides will take you through the 400 m² exhibition space in completely darkened rooms. Equipped with blind sticks, you can experience for yourself how people without eyesight experience the world.

In the Silent Dialogue, you put on soundproof headphones and explore various experience stations without your hearing power. Don't worry, the lights will stay on. You will be accompanied by deaf guides and can experiment with different types of silent communication.

The interactive exhibition "Mittendrin" and experiences such as Dinner in the Dark and the Adventure of the Senses await you as well. Children's birthday parties can also be celebrated in the Dialoghaus.

5) More than just trains: the Miniatur Wunderland

In the world's largest model railway you can not only explore Hamburg in miniature, but also cities like Venice, Rio de Janeiro, Las Vegas and Rome, and in some cases entire landscapes. More than 1,000 trains whizz along 16,138 metres of tiny tracks in Miniatur Wunderland, past lovingly built backdrops.

New sections are added to the exhibition again and again. With its love of detail and the many stories it tells, it's not just a hit with children. At the box office, you get a discount on the admission price with the Hamburg CARD, but advance booking is recommended.

Package: InterCityExpress to the Miniatur Wunderland
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Package: InterCityExpress to the Miniatur Wunderland

A trip that definitely sets the benchmark – starting with speed and convenience as the InterCityExpress whisks you to Hamburg without any traffic jams or chaos on the roads. Then it is on to Miniatur Wunderland, where you will follow the model railway along its journey through the blazing lights of Las Vegas, magnificent snowy landscapes of Scandinavia and idyllic mountain scenery of the Suisse Alps. On a scale 87 times smaller than reality, this miniature world sets new standards when it comes to attention to detail. Of course, the relevant hygiene standards will be observed everywhere. Queues do not come as standard, however, as your VIP ticket enables you to simply bypass them.

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6) Reach for the stars in the planetarium

In the renovated Sternensaal (star hall) you can sit back and explore the starry sky over Hamburg, travel to galaxies far away or be enchanted by a story. The shows are also available in 3D and presented with modern sound technology and an impressive resolution.

You can get a discount on many performances at the Planetarium with the Hamburg CARD. There is also an exhibition, a café, and a viewing platform from which you can see large parts of Hamburg.

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