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Beautiful moments don't have to be expensive!

Cruising the Elbe River, listening to concerts or strolling through the museum for free? Beautiful experiences don't have to be expensive. Hamburg offers a lot to see and discover. Much of it is free. On water, on land and in the air: we present you 10 free offers in Hamburg.

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Beautiful moments don't have to be expensive!

Cruising the Elbe River, listening to concerts or strolling through the museum for free? Beautiful experiences don't have to be expensive. Hamburg offers a lot to see and discover. Much of it is free. On water, on land and in the air: we present you 10 free offers in Hamburg.

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1.Botanical Garden

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Loki-Schmidt-Garten
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Hobby florists and professional botanists pay attention: The botanical garden of the Loki Schmidt Foundation is home to amazing and exotic plants. The good news is that admission to the Flower Wonderland is free for all visitors. In the "Planten un Blomen" the original greenhouse can be admired, the newly created garden is at home in Osdorf. 

 

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Loki-Schmidt-Garten

Address

Ohnhorststraße
22609 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun09:00 - 18:00

Loki Schmidt Garten

Ohnhorststraße
22609 Hamburg

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2.Ferry 62

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The ferries of line 62 are generally regarded as a cost-effective alternative to the popular harbour tours. With the HVV's day ticket, the HADAG ferry can be used as you please. The ferries leave at the landing stages. Afterwards, the ferry passes the must-see places of Hamburg's harbour promenade. The passengers pass the fish market, the dockland and the museum harbour Övelgönne. The final stop is Finkenwerder. From there it goes back again. Always in view on the way back: The Elbphilharmonie. Don't forget your camera to immortalise the unique views.

 

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Harbour ferries in Hamburg

Address

Brücke 3
20359 Hamburg

Hafenfähren Hamburg

Brücke 3
20359 Hamburg

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3.Enjoy the view on the Elbphilharmonie Plaza

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Elbphilharmonie Plaza
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Elbphilharmonie Plaza
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Elbphilharmonie Plaza
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Elbphilharmonie Plaza
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Elbphilharmonie Plaza
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At the Elbphilharmonie Plaza you can see the whole of Hamburg. At a height of 37 metres, the circular path on the outer edge of the building offers a unique panoramic view of the city and the harbour. Escalators take you to the viewing platform in a matter of minutes. A visit to the Plaza is free of charge.

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Elbphilharmonie Plaza

Address

Platz der Deutschen Einheit
20457 Hamburg

Opening hours
  • Mon09:00 - 23:30
  • Tue09:00 - 23:30
  • Wed09:00 - 23:30
  • Thu09:00 - 23:30
  • Fri09:00 - 23:30
  • Sat09:00 - 23:30
  • Sun09:00 - 23:30

Elbphilharmonie: Besucherzentrum & Plaza

Platz der Deutschen Einheit
20457 Hamburg

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4.Museum harbour Övelgönne

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In the museum harbour Övelgönne traditional sailors, historical deep-sea cutters and listed steam barges have found a berth. Information boards and exhibits provide expert background knowledge. Admission to the open-air maritime museum is free. Bonus: On the opposite side of the Elbe, you can watch the hustle and bustle of the modern container port.

 

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Museum Harbour Oevelgönne

Address

Oevelgönne 42
22763 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon00:00 - 00:00
  • Tue00:00 - 00:00
  • Wed00:00 - 00:00
  • Thu00:00 - 00:00
  • Fri00:00 - 00:00
  • Sat00:00 - 00:00
  • Sun00:00 - 00:00

Museumshafen Oevelgönne

Oevelgönne 42
22763 Hamburg

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5.Zoological Museum

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Boring museums? Not in Hamburg! The Zoological Museum of the University of Hamburg offers exciting insights into the animal world. With over 10 million objects in its collection, the Zoological Museum in Grindelallee is one of the largest and most important research centres for natural history. The exhibits include specimens of exotic and native animals. Among the highlights of the exhibition are huge whale skeletons. Every Sunday there are family guided tours for more specialist knowledge. Admission? Free!

 

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Zoological Museum Hamburg

Address

Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3
20146 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Tue10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun10:00 - 17:00

Zoologisches Museum Hamburg

Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3
20146 Hamburg

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6.Free concerts in the jazz club Birdland

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The composer Johannes Brahms lived and worked in Hamburg, the Beatles started their career on St. Pauli, famous musicians from near and far enthuse millions of people on the stages of the Hanseatic city. A life without music is hardly imaginable in Hamburg. Many clubs and bars leave the microphone to unknown artists. The musical performances are free of charge for the listeners. The Birdland Jazz Club in Eimsbüttel organises jam sessions every Thursday. It's worth listening!

 

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Birdland Hamburg

Address

Gärtnerstraße 122
20253 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Fri19:30 - 01:00
  • Sat19:30 - 01:00

Birdland Hamburg

Gärtnerstraße 122
20253 Hamburg

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7.Through the Elbe Tunnel to new shores

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The opening of the St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel on 7 September 1911 marked a milestone in road construction. Pedestrians, carriages and motor vehicles could now cross the Elbe without having to board a ship. Today, the Old Elbe Tunnel reminds us of days gone by. Road traffic has been routed through the New Elbe Tunnel since 1975. A crossing of the old tubes on foot or on the bicycle is nevertheless worthwhile. Those who pass the 426.5 metre long tunnel can enjoy the unique harbour panorama from the Elbe island of Steinwerder.

 

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Alter Elbtunnel

Address

Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 7
20359 Hamburg

Alter Elbtunnel

Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 7
20359 Hamburg

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8.Pony Bar

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During the day students meet here to learn, drink coffee and talk, in the evening the Pony Bar turns into a place of cultural encounters and varied events. Not far from the university campus at Dammtor, the Pony Bar offers rustic furnishings and comfortable sofas. The Sunday evening in the student café is completely dedicated to the tv show Tatort. Starting from 20:15 clock the cult series flickers over the screen. In a cozy atmosphere, drinks and snacks are served in anticipation of the resolution. 

 

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Pony Bar

Address

Allende-Platz 1
20146 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon10:00 - 00:00
  • Tue10:00 - 01:00
  • Wed10:00 - 01:00
  • Thu10:00 - 01:00
  • Fri10:00 - 02:00
  • Sat12:00 - 02:00
  • Sun12:00 - 00:00

Pony Bar

Allende-Platz 1
20146 Hamburg

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9.Pure nature in Klövensteen

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Even established city dwellers sometimes long for a break from hectic city life. The forest Klövensteen in Altona is the ideal place to enjoy a moment of peace. The local recreation area stretches over 580 hectares of forest. Here you can hike and get some fresh air. The nature experience is of course free of charge.

 

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Klövensteen

Address

Klövensteenweg 127
22559 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun10:00 - 18:00

Klövensteen

Klövensteenweg 127
22559 Hamburg

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10.On the StadtRAD through Hamburg

StadtRAD Hamburg
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StadtRAD Hamburg
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Riding a bicycle is not only good for the environment, but also for your wallet. With the StadtRAD you can cycle through Hamburg for the first 30 minutes free of charge. Bicycle tours in less than half an hour: once around the Außenalster or from the Elbphilharmonie to the Schanzenviertel. The StadtRAD stations are spread all over Hamburg. 

 

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StadtRAD Hamburg

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