See a lot of Hamburg - For Hamburg newbies
Even with a small budget, one does not have to do without discovering Hamburg's highlights. We'll tell you what you can experience for just 24 euros a day - from culinary refreshments and mobility to the classic sights of the Hanseatic city. Because often more fits into a day than you think, regardless of what your wallet says.
The ideal companion for your Hamburg day is the Hamburg Card (€ 10.90 per person per day). Using the Hamburg CARD will save you time and money! Next to the free use of public transport (which also includes the ferries of HVV) you will get attractive discounts on sights, museums, musicals and theaters as well as restaurants and the best Hamburg souvenirs. You can print your ticket at home, use the mobile-ticket or directly receive it as text on your smartphone.
Breakfast at “Kleine Pause“ – from € 2.20
What is it they say? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! They also know about this is Hamburg – that’s why you’ll get an early breakfast at almost every corner of the city. One of the most popular corners is the one of “Kleine Pause” (Wohlwillstraße 37, 20359 Hamburg), where you’ll get the cheapest breakfast in the city. As early as 7 in the morning they serve two bread rolls with butter, honey and jam – a breakfast tradition that is quite popular among Germans – for only € 1.90! The ones who prefer savoury food can add delicious extra like cheese, sausages and scrambled or fried eggs with either ham or bacon for only € 4.90. There is no better way to start your day in Hamburg than with this refreshing breakfast! Tip: “Kleine Pause” is a real insider tip on your way home after a long night out in the city.
Visit the Elphi-Plaza – for free
Who is looking for a magnificent view over the entire city and its surrounding waters should pay a visit to the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. At a height of 37 meters, a public viewing platform – the plaza – presents the Hanse City and its famous harbour in all its glory. Next to many curious tourists you’ll also find numerous locals, who are coming to admire the view and their cities new cultural landmark. Best for last: The view is free of charge! // Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, 20457 Hamburg
HVV Ferry 62 to Finkenwerder – free with Hamburg CARD
In Hamburg, the ferries belong to the public transport system. If you have a regular HVV ticket you can easily continue your way on the water – for example by taking line 62 in the direction of Finkenwerder. Departure is at Landungsbrücken: from here, the boat floats through the museum harbor, along the Övelgönner shore to the other side of the Elbe, into the old land (Altes Land). While watching Hamburg’s beautiful skyline from the deck, you can enjoy a hot cup of coffee or a cold, refreshing Astra beer for a small price. // Ferry departure: Landungsbrücken, Brücke 3
Lunchtime at Elbe beach – approx. € 5.00
As a matter of fact, in Hamburg one can also take a long and relaxing walk on the beach. Taking the HVV Ferry line 62 (direction Övelgönne/Museumshafen) to the station Neumühlen, you will reach the Elbe beach after a few minutes’ walk. From here, you can either stroll along the beach or take the paved path slightly above the waterfront. In both cases, you’ll eventually end up at Strandperle. Here, a delicious fish sandwich and a cold Astra beer are waiting for you. Another option: homemade cake and a hot drink for colder days – always within the scenery of the harbor and surrounded by the amazing view on the Elbe. // Elbe beach: Övelgönne 60, 22605 Hamburg, bus line 112 to bus stop Övelgönne or Ferry line 62
StadtRAD – approx. € 1.80
Whether at the Elbe beach or at other hotspots in Hamburg – you’ll find the StadtRAD stations all over the city. StadtRAD is a public bike rental system by DeutscheBahn that is available for locals as well as tourists. You can rent the red bikes at every time a day and at any station that suits your plans. The best part: all of this comes at little or no cost! The first thirty minutes are free and after that every further minute will cost you € 0.06. As owner of the Hamburg CARD you will even save registration fees. No matter if you want to bike along the Elbe or the Alster – with a little sunshine a tour with a StadtRAD bike in Hamburgis worth it! // More than 200 rental stations at many metro stations in Hamburg!
Pizza at Hans-Albers-Platz – € 2.00
Interested in Hamburg’s Nightlife? You can’t leave the city without visiting the famous Reeperbahn! “The most sinful mile of the world” is not only hosting numerous clubs and bars, but has broad culinary offerings as well. Ranging from lobster to kebab, you’ll find everything you’re looking for. Even if you’re starving after a long night of dancing in the clubs of Hamburg, you’ll always find a late night snack at Reeperbahn! In this case, the best Pizza is served at Hans-Albers-Platz at “Alt-Hamburg”. Here, the small Pizzas are made in a real stone oven and are only 2 euros each. On weekends though you have to expect a bunch of young people waiting in the queue infront of you! Still, the outcome is worth the wait! If you’re starving, you better get two at once! // Alt-Hamburg: Querstraße 1, 20359 Hamburg
One for the road at 99 cent bar – from 1.00 €
Looking for a last drink on your way home but having no money left? The “99 Cent” bar will save your night! As the name already suggests, they serve various drinks for little money. Except from mixed drinks for 1.98 € everything is just 99 cents! While the evening comes to a cheap end, the sound of the jukebox is jingling along. There is no better end of a long night out in Hamburg – so take one for the road at 99 Cent bar! // Gerhardstraße 3, 20359 Hamburg