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See & Explore

Discover Hamburg's sights and top events!

With its flair and maritime charm, Hamburg impresses every visitor anew! Start your Hamburg excursion by exploring the city's top sights. Discover Hamburg's maritime highlights and get close to Hamburg's history. The easiest way to explore the city is on a tour or guided tour; the guides' explanations provide you with insider information you certainly didn't know yet. But also culture enthusiasts get their money's worth in Hamburg: visit Hamburg's spectacular musicals, shows and theatres. Fancy the green side of Hamburg? How about a picnic in the park or a trip to Hamburg's metropolitan region? In addition, numerous events in Hamburg ensure that you will never be bored.

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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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Theatre, Museums, Galleries & Music Culture & Music in Hamburg

Hamburg's cultural offers could hardly be more diverse: Countless theatres, museums and galleries, as well as the opera and a colourful clubbing scene make Hamburg a pure cultural pleasure.

Culture & Music in Hamburg
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The whole world's port. Maritime Hamburg

Desire for the water, harbour flair and large boats? Then you're in the right place so close to the Elbe. No matter whether you take off on your own or want to experience such highlights as the Harbour Birthday or Cruise Days, we tell you when and…

Maritime Hamburg
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Shipping & Cruises

Experience the metropolis on the Elbe before or after your cruise or just watch the ships. Be there live and up close when the most amazing cruise ships arrive at Hamburg's cruise terminals.

Shipping & Cruises
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Historical Hamburg

Hamburg is marked by its historical heritage: the most famous buildings are the Chilehaus and the Kontorhäuser on Burchardplatz, but the Sprinkenhof, Mohlenhof and Meßberghof are also popular tourist destinations. But the Old Elbe Tunnel remains…

Historical Hamburg
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Musicals & Shows

Experience Hamburg as a musical capital! One of the best and most successful musicals of all times in Hamburg is Disney's THE LION KING, which has now taken small and large to the fascinating world of Africa for over 15 years!

Musicals & Shows

There's always something going on. Event Highlights at a Glance

Everyday Escape - Off to Hamburg Eventful Hamburg

Coming to Hamburg not only means seeing the city' s many landmarks, but also leaving everyday life behind. Enjoy your Hamburg adventure. Be it a fireworks ride at the Harbour Birthday, a revival of the wild times at the Schlager or escaping into the animal kingdom. You can book all this directly with us, together with your hotel.

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fireworks in front of the city panorama
Package: New Year´s Eve in Hamburg
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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 135.00
Disney´s THE LION KING
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Disney's THE LION KING Successful Musical

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • musical ticket in your chosen price category
  • Hamburg CARD (3 days) – ticket worth € 26,50
Disney's THE LION KING
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From 130.10

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

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Free travel everywhere by bus, train & harbour ferries

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Up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist attractions

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Simply Hamburg Absolute musts!

Family-Highlight

Miniatur Wunderland
© Jörg Modrow

Miniature Wonderland - Entrance

  • Largest model railway exhibition
  • Insights in different regions on earth
Miniature Wonderland - Entrance
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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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Harbour Tour Abicht
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Harbour Round Trip Abicht Abicht (1 hr)

  • Cosy harbour tour
  • Starting at the Landungsbrücken
  • Following the vibrant quayside
  • Possibly cultural Speicherstadt
Harbour Round Trip Abicht Abicht (1 hr)
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From 14.00
Harbour Tour Abicht
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A magical mix of wanderlust, adventure and freedom. The harbour tour takes in the Landungsbrücken jetties, originally built for steam ships, and passes veteran vessels such as the 'Rickmer Rickmers' before motoring through the warehouse district to the modern port in use today. Subject to tides/water level. Witness the activity of this hard-working port at close quarters – some 140 million tonnes of goods are transshipped here each year – and see the human, industrious, creative and cultural sides of the vibrant Hamburg quayside.

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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
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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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Typisch Hamburg
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On this guided walk you will learn about how two completely different places are growing together: the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) and the harbour city “HafenCity”.

This tour leads you to the Speicherstadt, past the spice museum, the coffee roasters “Speicherstadtkaffee”, the world's largest model railway, Hamburg Dungeon then on to the Kesselhaus, the old boiler house. harbour police station, the, , and coffee in Speicherstadt. Following an explanation about the origins of the Hafencity, you continue past traditional docks, the Elbphilarmonie and the new cruise ship terminal.

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Romantic Must-Do

Lichterfahrt
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Gregor's Evening Light Cruises

  • Boat-ride after sunset
  • Sea of ​​lights at the edge of the harbour
  • Wonderful illuminated Speicherstadt
Gregor's Evening Light Cruises
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From 20.00
Lichterfahrt
© Jan Schugardt

With “Gregor’s Lichterfahrt & Abendtörn” the boat rental and shipping company GREGORS provides a unique opportunity to discover Hamburg from the water side. Gregor’s 90-minute tour of lights and evening cruises take place after sunset and guide through the port and Speicherstadt. As soon as the container terminals are shrouded in countless lights and Hamburg’s Speicherstadt is romantically illuminated, this scenery of Hamburg impresses in a unique way.

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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 20.50
Hamburg Dungeon
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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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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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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
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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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Early birds

Sonntagmorgen spezial
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"Sunday morning special"... Off to the fish market! 5:00 a.m.

  • Insights to the end of a night at Kiez
  • By ferry to the new cruise terminal
  • Fish market with live music
  • 1 hot drink & a "Hamburg specialty"
"Sunday morning special"... Off to the fish market! 5:00 a.m.
To offer
From 35.00
Sonntagmorgen spezial
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The early bird… heads to the fish market! Experience the end of the busy period on the Kiez/Reeperbahn. Experience the old “Elbtunnel”, then board the harbour ferry and head towards the cruise terminal Altona. Past the famous “Große Elbstraße”, then on past Schellfischposten (where Ina's Nacht was filmed), then directly to the world famous fish market, the Fischmarkt. Here you can listen to your heart's delight to the bustle of the marketplace, or to the live music in the fish auction hall.

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Beatles
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Beatles in St. Pauli 7:00 p.m.

  • Along the main Beatles venues
  • From Feldstraße to the Reeperbahn
  • On the cult band's "growing up" trail
  • Bar with Beatles music as finish
Beatles in St. Pauli 7:00 p.m.
To offer
From 20.00
Beatles
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Walking tour around St. Pauli – with live music and bar visits. The meteoric rise of the Beatles began at the start of the 1960s on Große Freiheit in Hamburg. Right in the middle of the red-light district, surrounded by barmaids, prostitutes, sailors and boxing waiters, the young Beatles "grew up fast", according to John Lennon. This guided walk from Feldstrasse to the Reeperbahn takes you to all of the important Beatles sites, finishing at a pub where you can enjoy more Beatles songs.

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