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Hamburg in 24 hours

How much Hamburg fits into one day?

You want to experience as much Hamburg as possible but only have 24 hours? We reveal what Hamburg locals would do in such a case. Get to know culinary highlights, Hamburg don't-miss sights and the nightlife - you can do more in one day than you would ever think.

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9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Starting the day in Hamburg!

This is how Hamburg locals breakfast.

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Third Wave Cafés

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

Third Wave Cafés
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Portuguese Cafés

The Portuguese quarter - which is only called this unofficially - is located between the Landungsbrücken, Venusberg and Neustadt. Its proximity to the harbour made this area a great attraction to Portuguese seafarers in the 1960s.

Portuguese Cafés

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In the Morning

A few cultural must-sees.

Hamburg Undercover

Hamburg's musical landscape couldn't be broader. These famous record covers feature the city and its motifs.

Hamburg Undercover
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Street Art in Hamburg

Hamburg has something to offer street art fans! The hotspots for this dynamic art form include the Schanzenviertel, Karoviertel and St. Pauli.

Street Art in Hamburg
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Music from the record during the day, live in the evening Hanseplatte

In the Hanseplatte in Hamburg you can discover selected records, CDs and all kinds of Hanseatic souvenirs.

Hanseplatte

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. A snack to keep you going

Tasty snacks when it's gotta be fast.

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Restaurants, Snack Bars & Food Trucks

Discover Hamburg's best restaurants, food trucks and snack bars - for keeping you going, or for fine dining!

Restaurants, Snack Bars & Food Trucks
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The Reeperbahn's "hot corner". Heiße Ecke Imbiss

A cult institution at Hamburg's Reeperbahn and probably the only currywurst stand in the world that had its own Musical.

Heiße Ecke Imbiss
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Fish sandwiches in Hamburg

Matjes, herring, mackerel or North Sea shrimp - in Hamburg, these fresh-caught delicacies are put in rolls and are the most popular snacks for those on the go. They have truly become part of the city's culinary cultural heritage.

Fish sandwiches in Hamburg

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Shopping

The obligatory shopping spree is also part of a Hamburg visit.

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Flea Markets

Flea markets in Hamburg mean a social atmosphere, comfortable strolling from stand to stand and at the same time, definite bargains. All flea market dates in Hamburg can be found here!

Flea Markets
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Human Empire Shop

The Human Empire Shop in Hamburg offers lovely home accessories and fashion in a timeless and minimalist design.

Human Empire Shop
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Mantis

Mantis in Hamburg offers everything skateboard enthusiasts could possibly.

Mantis

3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Enjoying Hamburg

Relax for a bit and just let the city atmosphere work its magic.

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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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Where to watch ships

In Hamburg, the best and most well-known ocean liners in the world regularly enter and leave the harbour, which makes Hamburg a popular place for ship-spotters - 12 months out of the year.

Where to watch ships
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Harbour Ferries

With the HADAG harbour ferries, you can explore Hamburg wonderfully from the water.

Harbour Ferries

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Dinner

Spoilt for choice: burgers, vegetarian or vegan - or something more elegant?

Amerikanisches Essen
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American Restaurants

Apple pie, burgers, chicken nuggets - Hamburg's American restaurants show you the many sides of cuisine in the USA, from classics all the way to real specialities.

American Restaurants
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Vegetarian & vegan

Whether you're a vegetarian, a vegan, or neither, why not try specially created meat-free variants of specialities or classic dishes.

Vegetarian & vegan
Gourmet & Feinschmecker
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Gourmet Restaurants

Let Hamburg's gourmet restaurants indulge you with exclusive delicacies and special creations.

Gourmet Restaurants

8:00 p.m. to open end Evening programme and nightlife

There's no need to turn in because it's dark - the night is still young!

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Unterm Strich

“Love Hamburg. Help Hamburg.” is the motto of the world's first donation club, Hamburg “Unterm Strich” - the Hamburg Bottom Line.

Unterm Strich
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The Art of Brewing & Craft Beer

Visitors to Hamburg should definitely explore the craft beer and brewery scene and watch for the beers made by Hamburg breweries.

The Art of Brewing & Craft Beer

Poetry Slam in Hamburg

Hamburg stands for art and culture through and through. Over the years, poetry slams have finally secured their place in the city's cultural programme.

Poetry Slam in Hamburg

Till 6:00 a.m. Greeting the next dawn

In Hamburg, anyone can turn the night into day.

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Old Elbe Tunnel & Environs

Opened in 1911, the Old Elbe Tunnel is part of Hamburg's history and invites visitors and locals alike to take walks through the past.

Old Elbe Tunnel & Environs
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The Hamburg Fish Market

The fish market and its long tradition belong to Hamburg just like the harbour. Since 1703, you can find anything here you desire.

The Hamburg Fish Market
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Altona Balkon

The Altona Balkon – “Altona Balcony” – is around 27 m higher than the Elbe and offers a fantastic view of the Hamburg harbour, the legendary fish market and all the colourful goings-on along the shore.

Altona Balkon

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Hamburg in 48 or 72 hours. You have more than just one day?

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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
Hamburg Reisen 4 for 3
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Stay 4 nights - pay only 3 Special Price - 1 night for free

  • overnight stay in a hotel
  • with breakfast
  • Hamburg CARD - ticket worth € 26,50
Stay 4 nights - pay only 3
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From 135.00
The Alster - Hamburg blue middle
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The Alster - Hamburg blue middle Maritime Experience

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • 3- to 4-hour bike tour
  • 2-hour canal trip on an Alster boat
The Alster - Hamburg blue middle
To offer
From 151.10
Bucerius Kunst Forum
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Exhibition at the Bucerius Kunst Forum Art and Travel

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • entrance ticket for the exhibition in the Bucerius Kunst Forum
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
Exhibition at the Bucerius Kunst Forum
To offer
From 56.00

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Hamburg city trip

Whether or not you've ever been to Hamburg, a trip to the Hanseatic City on the Elbe is always worth it. We show you everything you can experience when you come see us!

Hamburg city trip
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Time out in Hamburg Discover mini-holidays & bridging days in 2019

Get away from your daily life and relax. The trend to mini-holidays has developed at breakneck speed in recent years. Hamburg is one of the most popular destinations for short holidays. Take a look at our offers.

Discover mini-holidays & bridging days in 2019
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Hamburg Highlights Our culinary recommendations

These recommendations reveal where our Hamburg experts prefer to go to eat, drink, and spend time.

Our culinary recommendations

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