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One day with the Hamburg CARD

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Discover Hamburg with the Hamburg CARD

There is an incredible amount to discover in Hamburg. Not for nothing it is called: "Hamburg my pearl". The Hamburg Card offers a great opportunity to explore the city.  We have picked out a few highlights of the Hamburg CARD and put together a small day program for you.

What is the Hamburg CARD? The Hamburg CARD not only gives you free rides on buses, trains and harbor ferries, but also discounts of up to 50%. The card is already worthwhile if you visit only one sight. Just the thing to discover Hamburg's highlights.

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Alternative to public transport: The Red Double Deckers

If you don't want to use the regular bus service, we recommend a day ticket for the red double-decker buses. This is especially useful if you want to see some sights along the way and learn some interesting facts during the ride. The red double-deckers depart from about 20 stops in Hamburg, where you can get on, get off or change buses to discover Hamburg. With the Hamburg CARD you get a 15% discount on the price of the day tickets.

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First Stop - Panoptikum

While  St. Pauli's party people are still getting their beauty sleep, we start our day on the famous  Reeperbahn with a visit to the Panoptikum. Here you can meet numerous personalities who have turned to wax. From Angela Merkel to Ed Sheeran to Empress Sissi, you can get up close and personal with many (wax) celebrities. The Panoptikum is certainly also a great highlight when you're out and about with your little ones. Who knows if they will ever get so close to their favorite singers or other childhood stars.

With the Hamburg CARD you get a 10% discount on the regular admission price.

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Who is really real here? Panoptikum

The waxworks museum on Spielbudenplatz has been open for over 130 years and it is well worth a visit! Here you can meet everyone from Albert Einstein to Thomas Gottschalk to Udo Lindenberg and numerous other waxwork personalities.

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Watch the boats on the Elbe and explore the Cap San Diego.

After the visit to the Panoptikum, a detour to the port of Hamburg is a good idea, as there is not quite as much hustle and bustle along the promenade at midday. The ships are already underway on the Elbe, so you can explore the harbour at your leisure and spot the first boats on the water. You can reach the harbour either on foot or by taking the U3 underground line to Landungsbrücken. From there you can walk to the Cap San Diego - the "hands-on museum". The Cap San Diego was built in 1961 as a general cargo ship and is still in working order today. On about 20 days a year, it sails at a speed of 11,650 hp. There is a lot to discover here, such as the engine room or the bridge. The museum ship can be visited daily from 10:00 to 18:00.

With the Hamburg CARD there is also a 15% discount on the regular admission price.

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Enjoying the view from the Elbphilharmonie Plaza

After your meal, you continue from the Cap San Diego along the harbour promenade to your next destination. The harbour promenade has recently been renamed the Jan Fedder Promenade and leads you towards HafenCity, where the next stop is: the Elbphilharmonie.  Here you can not only marvel at the unique glass wave architecture of the famous concert hall, visitors can even tour the Elbphilharmonie free of charge and enjoy the fantastic view over the harbour and the Elbe.

With the Hamburg CARD there is a 10% discount in the Plaza Shop and the Visitor Centre (except on books).

Experience for young and old at the Chocoversum

Now it's getting sweet: the Chocoversum can be reached from the Elbphilharmonie in just a few minutes by public transport or while walking. The interactive museum will make chocolate lovers' hearts beat faster. At the Chocoversum you can not only learn all about the production of chocolate, but also create your very own chocolate bar.

The Hamburg CARD gives you a 15% discount on the entrance fee to the Chocoversum.

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Permanent exhibition and gift shop focussing on the phenomenon that is chocolate. CHOCOVERSUM

Hamburg is the German chocolate capital. Every year 150,000 tons of cocoa are imported to Germany via the port of Hamburg. When you have a sweet tooth you can see for yourself how the bitter beans are turned into sweet gold at the Chocoversum.

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Excursion to the St. Michaelis Church

The grand finale of the day is the St. Michaelis Church, also known as the "Michel" in Hamburg. It is only a short bus ride from the Chocoversum to St. Michael's Church. This sight is a special highlight not only during the day but also at night, when you can take the lift up to the platform of the tower and enjoy the magnificent view of the lights of Hamburg.

With the Hamburg CARD you get a 10% discount on the entrance fee at Nachtmichel.

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Magnificent view of Hamburg by night St. Michaelis Church at night

This landmark of Hamburg, especially at night, must be one of the most romantic places you could ever find.

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