To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Hamburg, step out and discover nearby neighborhoods like Speicherstadt, Hamburg, and Altstadt.
To better understand Hamburg, visit one of its many cultural destinations. Join a tour, admire the architecture or simply enjoy the fascinating displays at Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Cap San Diego and Hamburg Museum. Culture vultures will find plenty to applaud at venues such as Imperial Theater, Schauspielhaus and Laeiszhalle.
Get active out-of-doors while you are in the area. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Escape the rat race for a while and enjoy the sounds of children playing in public parks and gardens such as the Botanical Gardens and Japanese Garden.
Some of Hamburg's popular sights are in HafenCity, including Fish Market, the Planten un Blomen and Beatles Platz. The St. Peter's Church, the St. Catherine's Church and the St. Nikolai Church offer those visiting a chance to better understand the religious history of the area.
Head to Grosse Freiheit, Europa Passage and Hanse Viertel to scratch that shopping itch.
The area’s sporting heart is Millerntor Stadium, the home ground of the Hamburg Blue Devils football team in summer and the FC St. Pauli soccer team in winter. Music fans can also check out the stadium’s program to see if there’s a concert scheduled during their stay.
When it’s time to slow down after a busy day discovering the charming streets of HafenCity, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Radisson Blu Hotel, the Hotel Hafen Hamburg and the Barcelo Hamburg are among the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.