See lots of Hamburg - Hamburg Highlights
With € 48, the doors of Hamburg are open to you. We show you how best to explore the city, get from A to B and what you should definitely not miss. Either by land or by water, some of the Hanseatic City's attractions can simply not be avoided.
Hamburg CARD - € 10.90 per day per person
The Hamburg CARD makes it easy to save and easily get around with the bus, train and HVV harbour ferries. In addition, there are attractive discounts on sights, museum visits, musicals and theatre as well as in restaurants and for souvenirs. Just print it out at home or download it to your smartphone via text message.
Breakfast at the Fischmarkt - from € 2.00
In Hamburg, there's a long tradition of partying in the Kiez on Saturday evening and dancing into the early morning hours - until the opens its portals. From April to October as of 5:00 a.m. and from November to March as of 7:00 a.m. Until 9:30 a.m., you can try all kinds of sweet or hearty foods on Sundays. If you crave a Bismarck roll in the early morning, you'll be just as lucky here as those who would prefer a warm Franzbrötchen. If you want to stay longer for a long, drawn-out brunch, you can also do this for € 19.50 (reservations recommended). // Große Elbstraße 9, with the U3 to the Landungsbrücken, S1 and S3 to the Reeperbahn stop, or with bus 112 to the Fischmarkt stop.
Old Elbe Tunnel & Elphi Plaza - free
Have you always dreamed of walking underneath a river? You can do this any time in Hamburg. The listed Old Elbe Tunnel runs for 426 metres below the Elbe and can be used as a public thoroughfare by pedestrians and cyclists - for free, of course. But not only the tunnels themselves are an unusual photo motif - from the other side you can see the wonderful city skyline, which is always worth a snapshot. If you'd rather see the city from on high, you should go to the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie - from where you have a grand view of Hamburg Harbour. // Old Elbe Tunnel: at the St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken 5, 20359 Hamburg
Miniatur Wunderland – Adults € 14.00 with Hamburg CARD
With meticulous attention and love of detail, the Miniatur Wunderland in the Speicherstadt came into being in 2000. Some 1040 trains, 4,340 buildings, 263,000 figures, 389,000 LEDs and 130,000 trees have since been placed in an area of 1499 m² with 795,000 working hours (as of early 2019) by 360 diligent employees. The largest model railroad in the world in a scale of 1:87 currently has nine sections, and further ones are being planned. One of these sections is dedicated to circa 200 m² of the city. In addition to the train operation, you can marvel at many Hamburg sights. And we can guarantee one thing: There's always something new to discover. An experience for big and small! // Miniatur Wunderland: Kehrwieder 2-4/Block D, 20457 Hamburg
Harbour Round Trips - Adults € 16.00 with Hamburg CARD
No matter if you go with a launch, a passenger vessel or a paddle wheel steamer, in Hamburg there are many opportunities to take short (60 minute) or longer (120 minute) harbour round trips. From the water, you get an entirely new view of the city; you also learn more about the history of the harbour. The evening light cruises of Rainer Abicht are especially enjoyable: within one hour, you can have particularly beautiful impressions of the illuminated Speicherstadt and of the illuminated harbour. These trips are the perfect symbiosis of romantic, technology and history.
Climbing the Michel - € 4.00 with the Hamburg CARD
During good weather, it's definitely worth it climbing the 452 stairs of Hamburg's main protestant church St. Michaelis - known as 'Michel' in Hamburg. You'll be rewarded with a fantastic view of the city from a height of 106 metres. For those who are not stair-climbers, the viewing platform can also be reached via the elevator on the 1st floor (there's no way of getting around 52 stairs). Of course, the church is also worth a visit; it has been a Hamburg landmark since 1669, and has been continually renovated since 1983. // Hauptkirche St. Michaelis: Englische Planke 1, 20459 Hamburg
Strolling over the DOM – ca. € 4.00
Three times a year, the Heiligengeistfeld at St. Pauli is transformed into a loud, colourful and adventursome playground for big and small. The Hamburg DOM, the largest public festival in Northern Germany, becomes the home of over 260 carnies and amusement rides and 110 gastronomic offers - over an area of 160,000 m². Starting with the Spring DOM (mid-March to mid-April), the Summer DOM (the end of July to the end of August) and the Winter DOM (early November to early December), it seems like you can eat cotton candy, ride carousels and draw lots all year round. Fun for everyone! // Heiligengeistfeld, 20359 Hamburg, with the U3 to Feldstraße and St. Pauli, or with the S1/S3 to the Landungsbrücken and Reeperbahn.