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Sightseeing from A to Z

You should have seen this in Hamburg & surroundings!

For the visitors of Hamburg, the question often arises before and during the journey what one should absolutely have seen. We show you the most beautiful and important sights of the Hanseatic city at the Elbe.

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A ship's propeller on Mattentwiete

It seems like a stray ship had lost it: You can find a big, golden ship's propeller on Mattentwiete. From here, it is just a small walk to Speicherstadt and Miniatur…

A ship's propeller on Mattentwiete

Schiffsschraube an der Mattentwiete

Mattentwiete 4
20457 Hamburg

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Alster Fountain

Hamburg's landmark in the middle of the Binnenalster

Alster Fountain

Alsterfontäne

Jungfernstieg
20354 Neustadt

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Alster swans

These majestic waterfowl adorn the Binnen- and Außenalster as living symbols of the city.

Alster swans

Alsterschwäne

Alsterarkaden 1
20354 Hamburg

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Alsterdampfer St. Georg

Alsterdampfer St. Georg

Enjoy dreamy Hamburg perspectives during an Alster round trip on board the oldest and only real Alster steamer...

Alsterdampfer St. Georg

Alsterdampfer St. Georg

Jungfernstieg
20354 Hamburg

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Alsterschlösschen Burg Henneberg

Hamburg's only castle - and probably the smallest castle in the world.

Alsterschlösschen Burg Henneberg

ALSTERSCHLÖSSCHEN Burg Henneberg

Marienhof 8
22399 Hamburg

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Alter Elbpark

This four-hectare large “green island” between Hamburg’s Neustadt towards the Reeperbahn or the Elbe should not be missed.

Alter Elbpark

Alter Elbpark

Helgoländer Allee
20459 Hamburg

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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…

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Alter Elbtunnel

Alter Elbtunnel

Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 7
20359 Hamburg

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Alter Schwede

The oldest immigrant in Hamburg: the “Old Swede”. Along the Hans-Leip shore lies a boulder weighing nearly 220 tonnes.

Alter Schwede

Alter Schwede

Hans-Leip-Ufer
22605 Hamburg

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Altes Land

Nordic fruit orchards, pink fields of blossoms and a fresh Elbe breeze – the Alte Land is one of the prettiest day trip destinations far away from the massiveness of the…

Altes Land

Altes Land


21635 Jork

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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…

Altona Balkon

Altonaer Balkon

Klopstockstraße
22765 Hamburg

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Außenalster

The Alster divides into the Binnen- and Außenalster at the Lombardsbrücke bridge. The Außenalster in particular offers excellent recreational opportunities with its numerous…

Außenalster

Außenalster

An der Alster
20099 Hamburg

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Bambi cinema

Not exactly a five-star hotel: this is what the young Beatles must have thought when moving into their first digs in Hamburg. It comprised two rooms in a children's cinema,…

Bambi cinema

Bambi Kino

Paul-Roosen-Straße 33
22767 Hamburg

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Beatles-Platz

A memorial for the Fab Four: with the exception of Liverpool, no other city played such a major role in the Beatles' career as Hamburg. In the very heart of St Pauli, on Grosse…

Beatles-Platz

Beatles-Platz

Beatles-Platz
22767 Hamburg

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Bergedorf Castle

Bergdorf Castle, located in Billelauf, is Hamburg's only preserved castle. Nowadays, it houses a museum. In around 1220, Count Albrecht von Orlamünde created a moated castle in…

Bergedorf Castle

Bergedorfer Schloß

Bergedorfer Schlossstraße 4
21029 Hamburg

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Binnenalster

In addition to the harbour, the Alster forms the maritime face of the city of Hamburg. The Alster, divided in to Binnenalster and Außenalster by the Lombardsbrücke, is a…

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Binnenalster

Binnenalster

Jungfernstieg 54
20354 Hamburg

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Blankenese Treppenviertel

The Blankenese Treppenviertel offers its residents a delightful view of the Elbe and of the passing ships.

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Blankenese Treppenviertel

Blankenese


22587 Blankenese

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Cap San Diego

The White Swan of the South Atlantic - The "Cap San Diego" was built in 1961 as a cargo ship and has been a museum ship with a fixed berth at the Überseebrücke in Hamburg since…

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Cap San Diego

Überseebrücke
20459 Hamburg

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Chilehaus

The Chilehaus whose top is reminiscent of a ship's prow was constructed in 1922-1924 for the Hamburg businessman Henry Brarens Sloman according to a design by Fritz Höger, and…

Chilehaus

Chilehaus

Fischertwiete 2
20095 Hamburg

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City Nord

The Hamburg quarter in the district of Winterhude is characterised by large building complexes.

City Nord

City Nord (GIG City Nord GmbH)

Kaptstadtring 10
22297 Hamburg

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Colonnaden

The colonnades get their name from the side portico with its consecutive arcades in the southern section of the street

Colonnaden

Colonnaden

Colonnaden
20354 Hamburg

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Family-Highlight

Miniatur Wunderland
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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
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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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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
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From 25.50
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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Family-Highlight

Hagenbeck
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Hagenbeck Zoo - Entrance

  • Famous panoramas
  • Big outdoor enclosures
  • Over 1,860 animals
  • 8,000 m² polar landscape
Hagenbeck Zoo - Entrance
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From 20.00
Hagenbeck
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Hagenbeck Zoo offers an individual experience for everyone. It is particularly well known for its panoramas and outdoor enclosures. The zoo is home to over 1,860 animals including representatives from every continent. There are 210 species in total and the successful breeding program includes a number of endangered species. Hagenbeck is a safe haven for many animals, including orang-utans, North Chinese leopards and giant South American otters. One particular highlight is a large herd of Asian elephants. And now there is a brand new attraction: a 8,000 m² polar landscape where you can get unforgettably close to penguins, walruses and polar bears, even under water.

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Family-Highlight

Tropenaquarium
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Hagenbeck Tropical Aquarium - Entrance

  • More than 14,300 exotic animals
  • Over 300 species
  • Panorama window with sea bottom
  • Biggest Highlight: The big shark atoll
Hagenbeck Tropical Aquarium - Entrance
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From 14.00
Tropenaquarium
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Since 2007 Hagenbeck Zoo has been home to a very special attraction: the tropical aquarium. Visitors can go on a fascinating journey of discovery on four different levels, past magnificent sharks, powerful Nile crocodiles, tropical fish, poisonous snakes, sleepy fruitbats, free-roaming lemurs and plenty more. There are more than 14,300 exotic animals from 300 species to discover on land, in the water and in caves.

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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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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
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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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Artistic-Must do

Hamburger Kunsthalle
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Kunsthalle - Entrance

  • Important public art collections
  • Works from seven centuries
  • Changing art presentations
  • 700 constantly exhibited works
Kunsthalle - Entrance
To offer
From 14.00
Hamburger Kunsthalle
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The three distinctive buildings of the Hamburg Kunsthalle art gallery are home to one of the most important public art collections in Germany, featuring works from seven centuries of art history. Frequently changing exhibitions of the museum's renowned collections show how art has developed from the Middle Ages until the present day. Over 700 works are on permanent display. Most of the more modern pieces are in the Gallery of Contemporary Art.

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Panik City
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Panik City - Udo Lindenberg's Multimedia Experience

  • Technology, Art and Culture Project
  • Various life stations of Udo Lindenberg
  • Work of the exceptional artist
  • Exciting adventure world
Panik City - Udo Lindenberg's Multimedia Experience
To offer
From 18.50
Panik City
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Covering an area of about 700 m², the multi-media adventure world PANIK CITY - UDO LINDENBERG'S MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE on Hamburg's Reeperbahn in the clubhouse St. Pauli is home to the multi-award winning media façade. The innovative technology, art and culture project traces the musical, artistic and socio-political work of the exceptional artist Udo Lindenberg and makes it tangible through technical innovations. In groups of up to 20 people guide guides in a 90-minute tour through the various life stations of the panic rocker.

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Artistic-Must do

Teaser 3 Tage Kunstmeile
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3-Day Art Mile Pass

  • Historical and modern Art
  • Perfect location between Alster & Elbe
  • Everything reachable by foot
  • Five renowned art institutions
3-Day Art Mile Pass
To offer
From 25.00
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The Kunstmeile Hamburg are the five renowned art institutions in the center of Hamburg. The Bucerius Kunst Forum, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg, the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Kunstverein in Hamburg and the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe are all within walking distance of each other along the art mile. Their excellent location near Alster and Elbe is an invitation to visitors to take a stroll of discovery. Together they exhibit an up-to-date, vibrant selection of contemporary and historical art.#

Note: The 3-day pass entitles you to unlimited admission for three consecutive days to all five homes. To enter the booking, the selection of a date is required. This is not relevant to the validity of the ticket. This begins with the first exhibition visit, to which it must be presented in print.

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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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FROM A TO Z Museums & Galleries

From paintings by old masters in Hamburg's famous Kunsthalle all the way to the scary yet beautiful history shown in Hamburg's Dungeon: Dive into historical times and abstract worlds.

Museums & Galleries
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Art & Exhibitions

From ancient to futuristic, from abstract to modern, art in Hamburg does not only celebrate the past, but draws international exhibits at all times.

Art & Exhibitions

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