From funfairs to fish and franzbrötchen markets, Hamburg has a lot of things to offer. It is no coincidence that it is the third most visited city in Germany. This beautiful spot at the heart of Europe offers a variety of interesting attractions, a distinctive appearance, a stunning nightlife, but above all a unique atmosphere.
For any traveler who has some experience of traveling across Europe, Germany comes across as being a bit different. It is not just the country, but the people of Germany that make it such an interesting proposition. As compared to other demographics, Germans much more relaxed, amiable and pleasing. They are also open-minded. While this is true of the entire population of Germany, you will find its closest reflection in Hamburg.
No matter what you want to do, you can always be confident of Germany surprising you in the most innovative ways. For example, the glitzy streets or Michelin starred restaurants in HafenCity, the punk and gothic artworks on the streets in Schanzenviertel, or the neon themes of Reeperbahn, you have something for everyone.
As soon as you land, you will immediately see why every man in the world wants to have a bachelor party in Hamburg.
Things That You Can’t Leave Unseen:
This city is full of them, as it would be widely expected around the world from the second largest in Germany. But there is so much more to the stories and pictures on the internet. The sheer energy that dwells through its streets makes it an ideal place for any kind of entertainment.
Below you will find some of the most visited attractions of Hamburg that certainly include things that you just have to do while you are there.
Boat Tour in the Port:
If you are visiting Hamburg, a boat tour of the city should be right on top of your to-do list. The romantic canals and waterways are reminiscent of the famous city of Vienna. Although, they have their own German flavor to it. If you are looking for names, Barkassen-Meyer plans curated trips on the canals of Hamburg. Some of the famous landmarks that you are going to see on your personalized tour include Speicherstadt, HafenCity, and Philharmonie. Even though the tour guide speaks exclusively in German, you can always be certain to find literature in English on all the tours.
The city of Sternschanze is adorable and charming, to say the least. From exploring the cultural arts and crafts to exploring street food, this place is always buzzing with the counter-culture that it is famous for. Cafes, restaurants, and boutiques exhibiting and selling exquisite and delectable food offerings like tarts is something that every traveler can only dream about.
If you want an out-of-the-world experience in Hamburg, try aligning your vacation with the Dom Festival in Hamburg. This takes place in three different seasons- Summer, Winter, and Spring. We would personally want to vouch for the Spring one, because of the lovely weather. The festival celebrates everything ‘Neon’. From fair rides to food. Whether you are on a family trip or a vacation with friends, you are sure to love this one-of-a-kind festival.
If you are on a solo trip, or even trying to be naughty with your friends, you can visit Hamburg’s famous red-light district of Reeperbahn. This will show you a neon of a different kind altogether. The dark side of Hamburg is comparable to the famous red-light districts of Amsterdam. From women escorts dancing on shop fronts to wild and naughty games of debauchery, Reeperbahm is not going to disappoint you. Thousands of individuals from all over the world come to Reeperbahn to celebrate their bachelor parties.
For people who want to experience the old-world charm of Germany, a trip to the Fischmarkt is necessary. You might have to get up early to catch old anglers at their craft. If you want to eat the freshest fish from the sea, this is the ideal place to be at. In a bustling market, you will find people with families trying out some of the most exotic seafood in the world. The seaside shacks serve up some of the tastiest offerings from the sea,
The Elbe Tunnel is a famous way to reach Fischmarkt. The long romantic tunnel plays host to street musicians who play wonderfully. Hamburg is quite famous for the Elbe Tunnel, with many stories considering it as some form of ‘rite of passage’ kind of journey. If you are looking for the best views of the entire city, the Elbe tunnel is a great place to be at.
What to Eat:
As for hotels, Hamburg also has a lot to offer in terms of cuisine. And I’m not just talking about expensive restaurants. You will also find a huge set of different street foods. If the Dom is open when you are in town, go there to try all kinds of sausages, sandwiches, hamburgers, and pancakes where you can put your feet.
The Rindermarkthalle, near the Feldstrasse train station, is the best foody spot if you are looking for delicious yet cheap food. Be sure to try the franzbrötchen at least once when you are visiting Hamburg. It is the characteristic dessert of the city full of butter and cinnamon. A perfect accompaniment for a good coffee.
It gets very hard to describe everything that this amazing city has to offer simply with words. Simply, there are millions of reasons to visit this place, and none of them to leave. For families and groups that look for cultural shocks around every corner to partygoers from all around the world that look for top-notch nightlife, Hamburg has it all. Just make sure that you never come here for less than two days and get ready to be shaken with party energy like never before.