Hamburg in winter
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Hamburg in Winter

Too beautiful to stay at home

In the cold season, Hamburg is transformed into a picturesque backdrop. The low sun bathes the city in a very special light, ice floes slide along the Elbphilharmonie concert hall towards the harbour and, if you're lucky, you can skate a few laps on the Alster. But Hamburg also has a lot to offer in winter apart from the perfect winter days. Whether it's a winter shopping spree in the city centre or on the Schanze, a hot drink or an entire winter menu in Hamburg's thriving gastronomic scene, a leisurely winter walk with a view of the water or a visit to one of the numerous cultural institutions - there's plenty to experience in Hamburg in winter too.

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Especially in winter, Hamburg is something very special: this is the time with less crowds in the queues, more cosiness in the many cafés and a unique atmosphere, especially by the water. The sun glitters on the Elbe and the Alster and the museums invite you to experience the exhibitions in peace.

Shopping in Hamburg
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Shops for a shopping day in the winter


No more cold ears and ice blocks on your feet: the season for warm hats, cuddly scarves and thick soles is in full swing. Now is the ideal time for an…

Shops for a shopping day in the winter
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Experience nature Wildpark Schwarze Berge

The Wildlife Park Schwarze Berge transports its visitors to the middle of nature and is ideal for family outings due to its wide range of attractions.

Wildpark Schwarze Berge
Hamburger Hafen mit Regentropfen
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Explore Hamburg without getting wet 6 indoor experiences in Hamburg's bad weather

A good rain jacket is a must in every Hamburg wardrobe, but we don't have to face bad weather all the time. After all, you can experience many things…

6 indoor experiences in Hamburg's bad weather
Wälderhaus Ausstellung Science Center Wald
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The next excursion is sure to come Exciting Exhibits on Environment, Nature & Inclusion


When it's rainy or unpleasant outside, you can still get up close and personal with nature and the environment in a variety of exciting, Hamburg…

Exciting Exhibits on Environment, Nature & Inclusion
Gemütliche Tasse Tee vor verregneter Fensterscheibe
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Tipps für gemütliche Cafés in Hamburg Cosy & Hygge

Draußen regnet oder schneit es mal wieder und ihr habt ein dringendes Bedürfnis nach einem heißen Cappuccino und einem großen Stück Kuchen? In diesen…

Tea Time on cold days

On the rainy days in Hambrug there is only one thing that helps: wait and see and drink tea. The cold wetness is quickly forgotten in the cosy tea…

Tea Time on cold days
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Endless shopping Hamburg's Best Shopping Centres


Hamburg is home to many shopping centres. The large ones offer much more than just shopping opportunities and restaurants.

Hamburg's Best Shopping Centres
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The Hamburg Planetarium is probably the most advanced planetarium on your home planet! Under the dome of the hall is assembled a "multimedia…

Internationales Maritimes Museum
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Maritime history up close Maritime museums

In Hamburg's maritime museums you can follow the traces of the Hanseatic city. When was the second largest port in Europe founded? What role did the…

Maritime museums
Stage Entertainment Musicals Disneys Die Eiskönigin und Disneys Der König der Löwen
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Discover Hamburg's variety of musicals!

Hamburg is not the musical capital for nothing. With popular Disney classics such as THE LION KING,FROZEN or HERCULES, the artists delight their audiences performance after performance. Good-mood musicals like MAMMA MIA!, impressive Broadway adaptations like HAMILTON and hit musicals like DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES round off the selection. It's worth coming back, because the programme changes every year. You can look forward to a truly unique experience!

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DISCOVER NOW Hamburg all year round

Außenalster Regen
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What to do during bad weather? Rainy Hamburg

The next time you visit Hamburg and rainclouds are forming in the sky, you can look forward to any number of exciting and relaxing activities you won't be able to resist. Especially when it's rainy.

Rainy Hamburg
Landungsbrücken Sonnenuntergang
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Events in Hamburg and the metropolitan region. Events Calendar

With our events calendar, you'll never miss any of Hamburg's numerous events again. You can search based on a specific time frame or according to category.

Events Calendar
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