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Jungfernstieg

Stroll along the Binnenalster.

It is the heart of the city centre for many locals and tourists: the Jungfernstieg - a diverse connection between the Inner Alster and the surrounding shops and attractions.

For Hamburg residents, the historical importance of the promenade plays a major role: In the past, families came here on Sunday to walk and introduce their unmarried daughters (" Jungfern") - hence the name. Even today, the Jungfernstieg is very special: It is enjoyable to be right on the water - the Inner Alster, make a date at this central location and start shopping in the nearby department stores - especially the famous and traditional Alsterhaus but also small but refined shops.

After a break and refreshment in the Alsterpavillon, continue through the surrounding shopping areas and arcades. In the "Hamburger Hof" passage or the slightly further away "Hanse-Viertel", shopping is an art: The large department stores and exquisite shops surpass one another with their exclusive selections. The day can then come to a delicious conclusion with an ice cream, and then it's back on the water: alternatively, an evening tour on the Alster steamers.

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You should have seen this Sights in Hamburg

A short holiday in Hamburg also means sightseeing in Hamburg. Whether the Elbe Philharmonic, Landungsbrücken or Hamburg City Hall - they and many other sights are simply part of a trip to Hamburg. The easiest way to explore Hamburg's sights is on a sightseeing tour with the striking double-decker buses.

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT Alt- & Neustadt

The historic core of the Altstadt (German for Old Town) district is shaped by traditional buildings such as the Hamburg city hall and the chamber of commerce, the alleyways and bridges which stretch out all the way to the HafenCity district. In the Neustadt district district between Laeiszhalle and Jungfernstieg with elegant promenades, fashion stores and gallery owners – overlooking the Alster.

Alt- & Neustadt

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Every fall starting in September, there is a real highlight in the north of Hamburg: Bellowing stags in the Duvenstedter Brook.

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Hamburg Michel St. Michaelis Church

Hamburg has many large churches - but only one "Michel": On its platform 106 metres high, there is a fabulous (and breezy) view of Hamburg, the port and the surrounding countryside - one that should not be missed!

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The city of Lübeck, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a living monument to rich merchants, a cultural centre and a modern university town at the same time.

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