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In Hamburg, Germany’s self-proclaimed ‘gateway to the world’, a strong maritime culture fuses with innovative designs and vibrant nightlife.

Huge container ships trundle daily into the city’s vast port, where Speicherstadt – the old warehouse district – creaks with history. Over a century old, its giant storehouses are built on oak logs and divided by canals where ships bound for destinations across the globe are loaded. Other points of interest in this area include the St. Nikolai Memorial and Miniatur Wunderland – one of the world’s largest model railways. When the tide is in, you can cruise these narrow waterways by barge to get a close-up view.

More architectural delights like Hamburg City Hall await in the city centre, while a stroll along the banks of the River Elbe reveals Hamburg’s biggest attraction: the cutting-edge Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Clad with over a thousand individually curved pieces of glass, this building is the city’s tallest and well worth visiting.

Germany’s second biggest city is also the unlikely setting where The Beatles rose to fame. Take a guided tour of the lively Reeperbahn district, where the ‘Fab Four’ lived before they were famous, for the chance to visit bars and clubs where they performed. After a day’s sightseeing, refuel in one of Schanze’s laid-back restaurants and try the local food – ‘fischbrötchen’ (fish roll) and ‘aalsuppe’ (eel soup) are particularly popular.

Tonight

From £49 per night

This weekend

From £119 per night

Next weekend

From £119 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 10 = £8.78
Language German
Average weekend price £111 per night
Average weekday price £114 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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10

A really cool place despite the bad weather.

26 January 2023

A really cool place despite the bad weather. Buy the Hamburg Card to get around in Hamburg with the public transport. It only costs 17 euro a day for up to 5 persons. You can travel by bus, subway and ferries. Take a free ferry ride to see Hamburg from the river. We took a bike tour around Hamburg that was really good fun and you get a better idea of the layout of the city. A lot of restaurants but they can be busy so you may want to make a reservation ahead.

CJ1975
CJ1975 Netherlands
10

Great City, very friendly people.

23 January 2023

Great City, very friendly people. Public Transport is alright and affordable although I used carsharing services a lot. Walking is an option if its not too cold and you have a lot of time. Hamburg is very large areawise.

Mohammed
Mohammed Austria
10

Very convenient city to walk through and discover many...

2 January 2023

Very convenient city to walk through and discover many places. The location of the hotel is both very close to the city center and walking lanes near the harbor. It is a very elegant and nice city wıth so much to city. It is full of parks and channels. Visiting the city in spring or summer would be lovely again.

Nilgun
Nilgun Turkey
2.0

The Hotel 🤧 was very dirty and smelly and doesn’t have a...

26 December 2022

The Hotel 🤧 was very dirty and smelly and doesn’t have a lift from ground floor. I am a disabled person and I ask for refund but they said no and nearly 3 floors I was walking to reach the lift and then another 4 floors up. Please remove this hotel from your booking list. Thank you.

MOHAMMED IBRAHIM
MOHAMMED IBRAHIM
10

Miniature Wunderland never disapponts anybody!

23 December 2022

Miniature Wunderland never disapponts anybody!!! The disappointments were few - Brauhaus Johann Albrecht is apparently closed until 2024 for refurbishment - the Groeninger home based brewery outlet on Willy Brandt Str seems to be closed We should have checked - after 4 years away... instead, we had 2 long walks...

Su Row
Su Row United Kingdom
6.0

Beautiful city centre and old town.

4 December 2022

Beautiful city centre and old town. Unfriendly and unwelcoming people even for the tourism services. Except for the hotel, nobody speaks english or speaks bad english. In the places we visited, no english comments or descriptions. Hamburg doesn't welcome foreign tourists.

ioana virginia
ioana virginia Romania

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