Three fantastic and sunny days in Hamburg.
Did early understood that this is a place I want to visit soon again and many times in the future.
Three days in Hamburg is a bit too short not to rush to see everything.
One week will be perfect so you can enjoy the beauty and entertainments of this city.
The great idea is to be here during one of the many festivals Hamburg has to offer.
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.
If you like to walk one to two kilometres, most attractions are within walking distance.
Otherwise, of course, 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 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 all the cosy restaurants and beer gardens.
You come here by taking the metro to station “Landungsbrucken”.
The new harbor city
“Hafen City” is also worth a visit. You go there by metro U4, station “Uberseequartier”.
It is here the anually “ElbJazz” Jazz Festival is held.
A popular street along inner Alster, and area with a lot of shopping opportunities
Don’t miss the Europa Passage shopping centre, where you also have great cafes and bars with nice views over inner Alster.
Inner and outer Alster
Inner Alster is a relaxing area with terraces and restaurants.
Can recommend the Alex restaurant that is located in the lovely Alster Paviliong.
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 along the way.
One of the most well-known streets in Hamburg. Full of bars, restaurants and entertainment.
In the summertime, it is a great place to be even in between the festivals.
People enjoying some good drinks and food, and you often get some live music entertainment on the stages at Spielbudenplatz that 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 really 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.