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Rathaus Hamburg
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Hamburger Hafen Sonnenaufgang
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Binnenalster Blick auf die Innenstadt
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Weekend in Hamburg

Discover the sights of Hamburg

Hamburg is full of sights, insider tips and surprises. A weekend in the Hanseatic city offers the ideal opportunity to get a first impression of Hamburg's most colourful sides, most impressive buildings and most rustic streets. Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall, Michel, harbour and much more: We will tell you what you should not miss during your short visit to Hamburg. Let us tell you one thing in advance: One weekend is enough to fall head over heels in love with the Elbe metropolis. Let's go on an adventure!

Hamburger Rathaus
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The landmarks of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

No more postcard pictures, experience Hamburg's most beautiful landmarks up close. The main church of St. Michaelis, Michel for short, is even more impressive in real life than on photos. From the viewing platform of the baroque church, at an altitude of over 106 metres, you can enjoy an impressive panoramic view over the port of Hamburg and the Elbe. The whole thing is especially beautiful to look at at night in the glow of the harbour lights.

Only a few metres away, directly on the edge of the harbour, the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall is enthroned, Hamburg's most modern figurehead. The concert hall not only impresses with its curved appearance and top-class music performances, but also with its Plaza, a public viewing platform.

Always on the water

Marvel at thick pots, enjoy fish sandwiches and wander off into the distance: The port of Hamburg is the gateway to the world. It is understandable that even landlubbers are drawn to the water there. Explore the waterway to the North Sea during a harbour tour or on a harbour ferry. From the Landungsbrücken (landing stages), the Elbe River descends in massive container ships, passing the Fischmarkt and Dockland to the Elbe beach.

Luftaufnahme über der Alster
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Landungsbrücken Sonnenuntergang
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HafenCity mit Blick auf die Elbphilharmonie
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Shopping at Jungfernstieg

An extensive shopping spree through Hamburg's noble boutiques is best started at Jungfernstieg. With a view of the Binnenalster you can explore the local shops in the finest Hamburg style. The shopping paradise extends along the entire Mönckebergstraße. Individual retailers and well-known fashion chains are represented here.

Past and modern

A walk through the Speicherstadt and adjacent HafenCity is like a journey through time. The historic warehouse complex is a reminder of the heyday of the Hanseatic era. Hamburg's cultural life flourishes behind the impressive house facades. Numerous museums, leisure facilities and cafés adorn the Speicherstadt. These include the Miniatur Wunderland, Spice Museum and Hamburg Dungeon. The transition from the Speicherstadt to HafenCity marks the leap into the modern age. Impressive buildings, lively shopping districts and colourful residential areas characterise the innovative harbour area. Alongside the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, the Marco Polo Tower is one of the architectural eye-catchers of HafenCity.

Speicherstadt Sonnenuntergang
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Überseeboulevard HafenCity
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Italien im Miniaturwunderland
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Hamburg Dungeon
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Enjoy the advantages of the Hamburg CARD

Our Hamburg CARD is the ideal supplement for your weekend trip to Hamburg. With the advantage card you can enjoy numerous discounts in museums, restaurants and leisure facilities.

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Hamburg's trendy district

An excursion to the most sinful mile of Hamburg should not be missing when visiting the Hanseatic city. The world-famous entertainment district around the Reeperbahn turns night into day. Until the early hours of the morning, the streets of St. Pauli are a hive of activity. Numerous bars, clubs and theatres await curious visitors. The colourful and unconventional atmosphere continues in the adjacent Schanzenviertel. This trendy quarter stands for hip cafés, urban lifestyle and unlimited variety.

Hamburg's kitchen

Although it takes longer than a weekend to try out all the culinary delights Hamburg has to offer, you can still enjoy an insight into its gastronomic diversity. In addition to numerous fish restaurants, Hamburg's gastronomic landscape offers a wide range of international as well as vegetarian and vegan restaurants. For a short break in between, cosy cafés provide you with coffee and cake. Looking for a quick snack at hand? In Hamburg the answer is: fish rolls!

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