0.7 miles from city centre
Neustadt means “new town”. Yet, grand old buildings and historic hotels all but define the area. Join the city’s high rollers around Gänsemarkt, as they browse wallet-busting trinkets and haute couture. Gaze over the horizon from St Michaeliskirche’s lofty spire. For an award-winning “fishy on a dishy”, book a table at Fischmarkt.
Places to stay from £43 per night
0.6 miles from city centre
By George! St Georg’s a cosmopolitan grab bag of nationalities, where kebab houses, theatres and mosques sit side by side. By day, tuck into coffee and cake in cosy Gnosa Café. By night, grab your feather boa and join the free and fab party-goers along Lange Reihe Street. Raunchy joints like Tom’s Saloon, Contact and La Strada have all persuasions covered.
Places to stay from £11 per night
1.5 miles from city centre
Hamburg’s counterculture capital. Anything goes in St Pauli, a proud bastion of tolerance since its glory days of the 1960s. Although bars have replaced the bordellos of old, the Reeperbahn is still Hamburg’s go-to spot for a night of fun. Line your stomach with hearty fare from Krug before hitting the dancefloors of Neidklub or Molotow.
Places to stay from £10 per night
In the city centre
Kick it old-school in Altstadt. A stroll around the Old Town is a lesson in Hamburg’s history. Ogle overwhelming opulence at Rathaus and sail the waterways between Speicherstadt’s vast neo-Gothic warehouses. Work up an epic appetite in Gängeviertel’s ramshackle alleyways. Then feast like a king at Estancia, purveyor of succulent steaks and rare gins.
Places to stay from £59 per night
1.3 miles from city centre
Lakeside livin’. Rothenbaum’s swanky waterfront villas are home to Hamburg’s big cheeses, with the odd flag-flying consulate sandwiched in between. It’s a life of leafy luxury here – leisurely dog walkers and lycra-bound joggers all tread the peaceful banks of the Aussenalster, while racquet fanatics descend on Am Rothenbaum for the German Open.
Places to stay from £23 per night
2.2 miles from city centre
Altona’s a wee bit different. Under Danish rule for centuries, it was always an open-armed haven for Hamburg’s unwanted minorities. The town’s crest even features a welcoming open door. When the sun’s out, all and sundry make a B-line for the riverbanks, picnicking at grassy Altonaer Balkon or chilling at beach bars like Strandperle.
Places to stay from £10 per night
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.
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|Most popular time to visit||October–December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January–March|
|Local currency||€ 10 = £8.78|
|Average weekend price||£111 per night|
|Average weekday price||£114 per night|
|Typical stay||2 nights|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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