Fischmarkt Hamburg
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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.

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

This is how Hamburg locals breakfast.

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Revolution in a coffee cup The best Third Wave Cafés in Hamburg

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

The best Third Wave Cafés in Hamburg
Portugiesenviertel Hamburg
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Bem-vindo a Portugal 5 portugiesische Cafés in Hamburg

Die portugiesische Kultur gehört zu Hamburg wie der Hafen. In diesen 5 Cafés findet ihr die leckersten portugiesischen Köstlichkeiten mitten in Hamburg!

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die kleine konditorei

Here, only the finest ingredients are used to make a whole range of delicacies and treats.

die kleine konditorei

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
Streetart Schanze
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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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Authentic Hamburg tunes, all in one place Hanseplatte

The home of the Hamburg sound: at Hanseplatte, music classics from Hamburg invite you to immerse yourself in the colourful, exciting world of music made in the Hanseatic city.


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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Food scene in Hamburg trendy restaurants

Whether it's a quick snack for in between, a romantic get-together for two or a relaxed evening with friends: From classic Hamburg specialities to exotic dishes, everything is available here!

trendy restaurants
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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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Hamburg´s Best Fish Sandwiches

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.

Hamburg´s Best Fish Sandwiches

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

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

Flohmarkt Flohschanze
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Stroll, browse and bargain Flea Markets in Hamburg

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 in Hamburg
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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 in Hamburg offers everything skateboard enthusiasts could possibly.


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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Moments of relaxation 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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This is how cheap a harbour tour is Harbour ferries in Hamburg

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

Harbour ferries in Hamburg

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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Party for a good cause Unterm Strich

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

Unterm Strich

Original Hamburg Craft Beer Breweries

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

Original Hamburg Craft Beer Breweries
Poetry Slam
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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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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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Unique park above the Elbe 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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Outstanding German civil engineering Alter Elbtunnel

When the old Elbe Tunnel, also called St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel, opened in 1911, it was a technical sensation. Today, it is a nostalgic and lovingly tended piece of Hamburg history – and has already celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Alter Elbtunnel

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