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Hamburg TOP Tips

Insider tips, recommendations & highlights.

Rediscover Hamburg!

Our TOP Lists let you really get to know Hamburg's shops, restaurants, cafés, in-spots and much more! Locals and experts are always on the lookout for unique items and hidden gems in the city and entire metropolitan region. TOP Tips tell you what's special about Hamburg and where you should definitely drop in. Discover these highlights according to city area or even according to item, e.g. the TOP fish sandwich in Hamburg. Behind every TOP List, exciting stories and tips are waiting to be discovered.

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Hamburg sights

These are Hamburg's must-sees! If you haven't seen them yet, you've probably never been to Hamburg.

Hamburg sights
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Exceptional Museums

Unusual museum experiences that you can only make in Hamburg.

Exceptional Museums
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Arthouse cinemas

A ticket stub in one hand, a full bag of popcorn in the other - sitting in a snuggly velvet seat - that's cinema!

Arthouse cinemas
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Relaxation for body & mind Thermal baths in Hamburg

Just indulge your body & soul for once, enjoy peace and quiet and forget about everything with a relaxing massage. In a calm and warm atmosphere, thermal baths contribute to your peace of mind. Look through our TOP recommendations for your spa visit…

Thermal baths in Hamburg
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Foosball in Hamburg

Forgotten after childhood - foosball is experiencing a renaissance in Hamburg and is getting more attention than ever.

Foosball in Hamburg
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Climbing parks & halls

There are very few mountains in Northern Germany, but you still don't have to do without Alpine-inspired sports like boudering and climbing.

Climbing parks & halls
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The Best Plant Shops

Hardly anything brings your own dwelling to life as much as green plants. Whether it's a classical potted plant, countless small succulents on the windowsill or a palm tree in the bathroom, we've picked out the best shops that are teeming with…

The Best Plant Shops
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Enjoy without limits Hot Fusion Restaurants

Here are five trendy fusion cuisines for foodies, finger-lickers and all those who love to taste their way through the pots and pans of the world!

Hot Fusion Restaurants
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Addresses for Night Owls

Whether you like techno clubs, rock venues or scene bars: Here are five hip hotspots for every taste!

Addresses for Night Owls
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Concept Stores for Shopping Fans

No matter whether you want to treat yourself to something or are looking for special gifts: We recommend these great owner-owned and -operated concept stores for browsing and marvelling!

Concept Stores for Shopping Fans
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Cosy Cafés

Discover comfortable, relaxed cafés in Hamburg where you can definitely find something to enjoy!

Cosy Cafés
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Third Wave Cafés

We present the best Hamburg Third Wave Places and explain what "Third Wave" means.

Third Wave Cafés

An absolute must-see in Hamburg!

Family-Highlight

Miniatur Wunderland
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Miniature Wonderland - Entrance

  • Largest model railway exhibition
  • Insights in different regions on earth
Miniature Wonderland - Entrance
To offer
From 15.00
Miniatur Wunderland
© Jörg Modrow

Not only is Miniatur Wunderland the world's largest model railway exhibition, it also allows visitors to experience many days and nights in different regions of the earth. From shopping in Hamburg to gambling in Las Vegas and rowing through the Norwegian fjords – everything is possible at Miniatur Wunderland.

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Family-Highlight

Hagenbeck
© Götz Berlilk

Hagenbeck Zoo - Entrance

  • Famous panoramas
  • Big outdoor enclosures
  • Over 1,860 animals
  • 8,000 m² polar landscape
Hagenbeck Zoo - Entrance
To offer
From 20.00
Hagenbeck
© Götz Berlilk

Hagenbeck Zoo offers an individual experience for everyone. It is particularly well known for its panoramas and outdoor enclosures. The zoo is home to over 1,860 animals including representatives from every continent. There are 210 species in total and the successful breeding program includes a number of endangered species. Hagenbeck is a safe haven for many animals, including orang-utans, North Chinese leopards and giant South American otters. One particular highlight is a large herd of Asian elephants. And now there is a brand new attraction: a 8,000 m² polar landscape where you can get unforgettably close to penguins, walruses and polar bears, even under water.

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Panik City
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Panik City - Udo Lindenberg's Multimedia Experience

  • Technology, Art and Culture Project
  • Various life stations of Udo Lindenberg
  • Work of the exceptional artist
  • Exciting adventure world
Panik City - Udo Lindenberg's Multimedia Experience
To offer
From 18.50
Panik City
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Covering an area of about 700 m², the multi-media adventure world PANIK CITY - UDO LINDENBERG'S MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE on Hamburg's Reeperbahn in the clubhouse St. Pauli is home to the multi-award winning media façade. The innovative technology, art and culture project traces the musical, artistic and socio-political work of the exceptional artist Udo Lindenberg and makes it tangible through technical innovations. In groups of up to 20 people guide guides in a 90-minute tour through the various life stations of the panic rocker.

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Pure thrill

Hamburg Dungeon
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Hamburg Dungeon - Entrance

  • Time travel into Hamburg's dark past
  • With a professional actress
  • Two scary ride attractions
Hamburg Dungeon - Entrance
To offer
From 25.50
Hamburg Dungeon
© Bjoern Gantert

A spine-chilling historical experience! On a 90-minute interactive tour professional actors take you on a fascinating journey into Hamburg's dark and insalubrious past, from the pirate Störtebeker and the great fire of 1842 to the Inquisition and the plague. With special effects and two exciting rides, this close-up encounter brings the more grisly parts of Hamburg's history to life.

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Family-Highlight

Ballinstadt
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BallinStadt Emigrant Museum - Entrance

  • Exciting im- & emigration history
  • 4 epochs interesting presented
  • Free Family Research Area
  • Interactive game »Simmigrant«

BallinStadt Emigrant Museum - Entrance
To offer
Ballinstadt
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On an area of 2,500 square meters, experience the fascinating migration history of over four eras at the Emigration Museum BallinStadt Hamburg. Follow the footsteps of people striving to fulfill their hopes and dreams on their journey to a new homeland while visiting our exhibition. Learn more about Albert Ballin, the founder of the former emigrations halls in Hamburg. In our in-house research center with four computer terminals, you have access to the digitized version of the unique Hamburg passenger lists as well as to the world’s largest genealogical database. It includes further information, such as U.S. censuses and address books (in total 18 billion historical documents and images worldwide).

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Family-Highlight

Tropenaquarium
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Hagenbeck Tropical Aquarium - Entrance

  • More than 14,300 exotic animals
  • Over 300 species
  • Panorama window with sea bottom
  • Biggest Highlight: The big shark atoll
Hagenbeck Tropical Aquarium - Entrance
To offer
From 14.00
Tropenaquarium
© Lutz Schnier

Since 2007 Hagenbeck Zoo has been home to a very special attraction: the tropical aquarium. Visitors can go on a fascinating journey of discovery on four different levels, past magnificent sharks, powerful Nile crocodiles, tropical fish, poisonous snakes, sleepy fruitbats, free-roaming lemurs and plenty more. There are more than 14,300 exotic animals from 300 species to discover on land, in the water and in caves.

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New location from 7 June 2019

Bucerius Kunstforum
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Bucerius Art Forum - Entrance

  • Always changing exhibitions
  • Works from antiquity to the present
  • All aspects of the fine arts
Bucerius Art Forum - Entrance
To offer
From 9.00
Bucerius
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Bucerius Kunst Forum

is located right in the centre of Hamburg, close to the town hall, the Bucerius Kunst Forum art gallery presents different exhibitions throughout the year featuring works on subjects from antiquity to the present day. This is a place of exchanges and encounters for all aspects of the fine arts.

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Chocoversum
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Hachez Chocoversum - Entrance

  • From cocoa tree to the chocolate bar
  • Creating your own chocolate bar
  • Tasting of every production step!
Hachez Chocoversum - Entrance
To offer
From 17.00
Chocoversum
© Hachez Chocovesum GmbH

Chocoholics welcome! At CHOCOVERSUM you discover the secret of the world´s finest chocolates with all your senses. For 90-minutes we take you on a guided tour that leads from the cocoa tree to freshly wrapped chocolates. See historic machines live at work while having a taste at every produciotn step. Finally you even create your own bar of chocolate!

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Artistic-Must do

Hamburger Kunsthalle
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Kunsthalle - Entrance

  • Important public art collections
  • Works from seven centuries
  • Changing art presentations
  • 700 constantly exhibited works
Kunsthalle - Entrance
To offer
From 14.00
Hamburger Kunsthalle
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The three distinctive buildings of the Hamburg Kunsthalle art gallery are home to one of the most important public art collections in Germany, featuring works from seven centuries of art history. Frequently changing exhibitions of the museum's renowned collections show how art has developed from the Middle Ages until the present day. Over 700 works are on permanent display. Most of the more modern pieces are in the Gallery of Contemporary Art.

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Combi-Package

Tierpark Hagenbeck und Tropen-Aquarium
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Hagenbeck Zoo + Tropical Aquarium - Entrance

  • 19 hectares of parkland
  • Over 1,860 animals of all continents
  • Over & underwater insights
  • More than 14,300 exotic animals

 

Hagenbeck Zoo + Tropical Aquarium - Entrance
To offer
From 30.00
Tierpark Hagenbeck und Tropen-Aquarium
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Tierpark Hagenbeck is a zoo measuring 19 hectare/ 47000 acre and is home to more than 1860 animals. Highlights of the zoo are one of Europe’s biggest elephant herds as well as many free ranging animals. Experience the zoos polar world, including its polar bears, king penguins, see bears as well as the only German breed-group of walruses. For all visitors who enjoy a tropical experience, a visit to the separated tropic aquarium is a must do. In the former you will find more than 14.300 exotic animals living on land, in the water or in caves.

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At a glance! Top events in 2019

In addition to many musical highlights in Hamburg such as the Stadtpark Open Air, the International Music Festival or the MS Dockville, many events are standing in the wings this year - from art & literature to film & theatre!

Top events in 2019
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New every month! Current tips for March

New every month: Our current tips! Find out more about exciting events, exhibitions, art and everything else you can do in Hamburg and the region.

Current tips for March
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Weekend Tips

What's up on the weekend in Hamburg? We give you tips and the complete programme for the Hansa City and region.

Weekend Tips

Discover Hamburg Now!

Limited Contingent
Hamburg Cruise Days on the Commodore
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Hamburg Cruise Days on the Commodore Cruise spectacle

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • 3-hour boat trip
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
    Hamburg Cruise Days on the Commodore
    To offer
    From 317.00
    MiniaturWunderland
    © MiniaturWunderland

    Miniatur Wunderland at its Best Top-Attraction

    • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
    • VIP entry to Miniatur Wunderland (no queuing)
    • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth EUR 26.50
    Miniatur Wunderland at its Best
    To offer
    From 57.00
    Hamburg Reisen 3 for 2
    © www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / Christian Spahrbier

    Stay 3 nights - pay only 2 Special Price - 1 night for free

    • overnight stay in a hotel
    • with breakfast
    • Hamburg CARD - ticket worth € 26,50
    Stay 3 nights - pay only 2
    To offer
    From 90.00
    Hamburg Reisen
    © www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / ThiesRaetzke

    Just Discover Hamburg Hamburg Pur

    • overnight stay in a hotel
    • with breakfast
    • Hamburg CARD - ticket worth € 26,50
    Just Discover Hamburg
    To offer
    From 36.00
    fireworks in front of the city panorama
    Package: New Year´s Eve in Hamburg
    © Thomas Hampel

    New Year´s Eve in Hamburg Harbor cruise on the MS Ennstal

    • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
    • 2-hour harbor-drive aboard the MS Ennstal
    • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
    New Year´s Eve in Hamburg
    To offer
    From 131.00

    More Hamburg
    Experience & Save

    Free travel by bus, train & harbour ferries,
    up to 50% discount on over 150 activities,
    attractions and restaurants.

    More Hamburg
    Info & Booking
    from 10,50*

    Free travel

    Free travel everywhere by bus, train & harbour ferries

    Many discounts

    Up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist attractions

    Buy now

    Online, tourist info, hotel or ticket machine

    BOOK NOW! To Hamburg by train

    Bahnhit
    © Andreas Vallbracht

    Train special

    • overnight stay in hotel, with breakfast
    • Return journey by ICE (1st or 2nd class coaches, as booked)
    • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
    Train special
    To offer
    From 185.00

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    "Moin" & Welcome Hamburg Ahoi

    Welcome to the Hansa City - or as we say, "MOIN!" - Discover our favourite restaurants & cafés and find out about many events and insider tips for your visit to the city on the Elbe.

    Hamburg Ahoi
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    Every season. Unique. Beautiful Hamburg all year round

    Between the Alster and Elbe, surrounded by green and in the middle of the vibrant city, you can experience much the whole year round. Discover our tips for the four best seasons that Hamburg has to offer.

    Hamburg all year round
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    Discover. Sustainability. Experience sustainability

    Hamburg is not only among the world's Top 10 greenest cities. Its residents are also tops in sustainable use and management of their city.

    Experience sustainability

    Even more tips are available here: @hamburgahoi

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