UNESCO Speicherstadt in Hamburg
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Hamburg. The most exciting waterfront city

Welcome to Hamburg!

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. Whether it's culture, culinary delights or shopping, Hamburg is unbelievably diverse.

Hamburg. Germany's northern Metropolis.

Enjoy the elegant city and discover the region.

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By car, train and bus Arrival

Hamburg – located in the center of Central Europe – is not only a well worth seeing maritime metropole, but also the ideal destination to explore Germany. For example, the capital Berlin is just a 1h 45min train ride away.

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BallinStadt Find your European roots in the Emigration Museum

The emigrant museum BallinStadt in Hamburg shows in its exhibition the emigration history, this living conditions, experiences during their journeys and the unique Hamburg passenger lists.

Find your European roots in the Emigration Museum
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Hamburg's landmark on the Waterfront Elbphilharmonie

The Elbphilharmonie is truly a building of superlatives and has set itself the goal of becoming one of the ten best concert halls in the world. Surrounded by three sides of water, the spectacular building houses also a public viewing Plaza with a breathtaking and unbeatable 360° panoramic view over the entire city and harbour.


Hamburg Highlights

The setting on the banks of the Elbe River and the Alster Lake give the city its unique shape. The massive Hamburg harbour, the historic Town Hall, the UNESCO World HeritageSpeicherstadt and the Elbphilharmonie concert hall are Hamburg’s iconic tourist attractions.

The city is made for a perfect city trip: strolling along the sandy beaches of the Elbe River, exploring the world´s largest model railway Miniatur Wunderland, or shopping in the high street shops in the city center are must-dos.

Come and discover Hamburg's sights

We show you the most beautiful sights of the Hanseatic city on the Elbe and its region.


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A Milestone in Pop Music The Beatles in Hamburg

In the matter of two years, five young lads from Liverpool transformed into the most famous pop band of the 1960s: the Beatles! It was in the live music clubs of St Pauli that the Beatles developed their distinctive style and laid the foundations for their world career

The Beatles in Hamburg

The art metropolis Culture

Whether sophisticated, entertaining, classic or avant-garde, Hamburg impresses with numerous theaters, museums, galleries and a colorful club scene.

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Out of town Ideas for day trips to the Metropolitan Region

Very close to Hamburg, attractive day trips, sports, cultural and recreational offers await you, and they are fast and easy to reach.

Ideas for day trips to the Metropolitan Region

Hamburg - gateway for for your trip to discover Germany and Scandinavia

Hamburg is a perfect gateway for your trip. Find your favourite tour: Discover our 3 top route proposals German history, culture or Scandinavia.

Hamburg as a gateway to German culture
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Explore the historic Highlights from Hamburg to Munich Hamburg – Gateway to German History

Hamburg – Berlin – Dresden - Leipzig - Nuremberg - Munich: Hamburg has numerous historical buildings to visit. Start your journey from here and discover historical heritage, monuments, castles and cities along the route through Germany.

Hamburg – Gateway to German History
Hamburg as a gateway to German culture
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Explore German cultural and historical heritage Hamburg – Gateway to German Culture

The German Cities are combining cultural highlights and historical heritages with urban lifestyle. World famous museums, cathedrals or UNESCO World Heritage Sites cam been combined with fantastic concerts and unique flair.

Hamburg – Gateway to German Culture
Entfernung Hamburg Skandinavien
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Explore Northern Germany - so close to Scandinavia Hamburg – Gateway to Scandinavia

Hamburg – Kopenhagen - Malmö - Stockholm: Northern Germany and Scandinavia have in common that you can relax not only in nature, but also in the city: during a visit you can combine sightseeing very well with quiet coffee breaks and culinary highlights. Deceleration and enjoying the landscape are high on the agenda.

Hamburg – Gateway to Scandinavia

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