Three fantastic sunny days in Hamburg.
Three days in Hamburg is too short not to rush to see everything.
One week will be perfect so you can enjoy the beauty and entertainment of this city.
The great idea is to be here during one of Hamburg’s many festivals.
I was surprised by how beautiful and pleasant this city is, especially with the Alster Lake and the port area.
With 1.7 million inhabitants, Hamburg is a big city, but it still not feels like that.
Most attractions are within walking distance if you like to walk one to two kilometres.
Otherwise, public transport is well-constructed and easy to use.
The best is to buy a day pass and go how much you want with the “S-Bahn” “U-Bahn” and buses.
Many hotels offer a free pass during your stay with them.
For tickets, prices and more information, see the local traffic site at hvv.de
What to see and do in Hamburg
Planten und Blumen
A large beautiful garden in Hamburg is free to visit.
You can stroll around here for hours and enjoy the beauty.
The third biggest harbour in Europe makes this a great attraction. From here, you can take boat trips or relax in some of the cosy restaurants and beer gardens.
You come here by taking the metro to station “Landungsbrucken”.
The new harbour city
“Hafen City” is also worth a visit. You go there by metro U4, station “Uberseequartier”.
It is here the annual “ElbJazz” Jazz Festival is held.
A famous street along inner Alster and an area with a lot of shopping opportunities
Don’t miss the Europa Passage shopping centre, where you also have great cafes and bars with lovely views over inner Alster.
Inner and outer Alster
Inner Alster is a relaxing area with terraces and restaurants.
I can recommend the Alex restaurant in the lovely Alster Pavilion.
From Inner Alster, you can also take boat trips on the beautiful Alster Lake.
Have a walk around outer Alster Lake.
It is 8 kilometres with amazing views. Relax now and then at some of the restaurants and beer gardens.
One of the most well-known streets in Hamburg. Full of bars, restaurants and entertainment.
It is a great place to be in the summertime, even in between the festivals.
People enjoy good drinks and food, and you often get live music entertainment on the stages at Spielbudenplatz, which is in the middle of Reeperbahn.
Hamburger Dom Fairground
This fairground is open several times per year. In summer, usually from the middle of May to the middle of August.
It’s a pleasure to go shopping here, and the main shopping areas are around Möckenbergstrasse, starting just outside Central Station, and around Jungfernstieg in “Neustadt” along inner Alster.
City Hall and Alster Arcade
A nice arcade with cafes and shopping just between the beautiful City Hall “Rathaus” and inner Alster.