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Beautiful buildings in the Old Warehouse District

Famous St. Pauli District on a cold winter night

An easy and popular way to discover the city – Sightseeing Tours by bus

Port Hamburg – Gateway to the World

Don’t miss the Fishmarket – it’s world famous!

Hamburg Captain, full of charm

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Hamburg - hanseatic city and gateway to the world

 

Hamburg, home to 1.8 million people, is Germany’s second largest city. The port Hamburg is the third largest in Europe, often referred to as “the gateway to the world”.  Hamburg is a major transport hub in Germany, and has also become a huge media and industrial center for Germany.

The city’s official name is “Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg” (Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg”). The name refers to Hamburg’s history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, to the city being “free and imperial” and to the city being one of the sixteen States of Germany.

Hamburg is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, counting millions of domestic and foreign visitors each year. It is also considered one of the most livable cities in Europe.

The rivers Elbe and Alster go through the city’s center, creating its gorgeous maritime flair. The city counts more bridges crossing canals and streams than Amsterdam and Venice together.  

Hamburg offers a mix of attractions: art and culture, international musicals, theatre, finest ballet, great museums, a famous opera house, high end restaurants, extraordinary shopping and nightlife, and a history that goes back more than 1,200 years.

Tourists love the Hanseatic city for its famous landmarks, such as the Church St. Michaelis, its richly decorated Town Hall, the Hanseviertel Arcade, the Jungfernstieg, and its luxurious shopping arcades—but mostly for its famous red-light district Reeperbahn in St. Pauli. The Reeperbahn is a must-see for every visitor. Make a trip to the Kiez, an area full of bars, restaurants, pubs and sex clubs. But don’t worry: you don’t have to be interested in stripping to enjoy the variety of this exceptional area. It’s simply a place for locals and tourists to enjoy a great dinner, a cocktail, a theater show or a musical.

Another must-see on every traveler’s list is the Hamburg Fish Market: it takes place every Sunday morning, from 5am to 9.30am. Make sure to set your alarm, you don’t want to miss out on this traditional weekly event!

Have fun exploring one of the most multifaceted cities in Europe! We promise you won’t be bored!