Hamburg is situated in the north of Germany, near to the coast. It is a busy harbour city, with a lively atmosphere.


There is certainly a lot to do in Hamburg. Start by taking a trip to the top of the Hauptkirche St. Michaelis. This beautiful Baroque church offers fine views of the city. The Kunstmeile is well worth a visit, this is where most of the city’s museums and art galleries are situated.

The city can be split into two areas: Altstadt and Neustadt. The Altstadt is where most of the old architecture can be found – The Rathaus, or town hall, is the finest example of this. In Neustadt you can visit the Peterstrasse, which is a street lined with Baroque styled houses. You can find the composer Brahms’ house on Peterstrasse also.


Mönckebergstrasse is the main shopping district, where most of the chain stores in Hamburg are located. There are also several departmental stores to be found here. More upmarket shopping can be found on Grosse Bleichen and Neuer Wall. Most of the antiques in Hamburg can be found in the Antik-Center, and there is an excellent fish market between Hexenberg and Grosse Elbstrasse.

Nightlife and Eating out

Hamburg has several dishes that are unique to it. Labskaus is a meal consisting of cured meat, potatoes, red beet and Rollmops. Hamburg’s speciality dessert, Rote Grutze, is a fruit compôte served with cream or ice cream, and is served in most restaurants in the city.

St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn are full of trendy bars and clubs, as is the Schanze. The Schanze is an ideal place to go in summer, as at night the parties move onto the streets. Ottensen is the student district, and there are cheaper nights out to be had here.

Tourist Information

Hamburg Tourist OfficeSteinstrasse 7, 20095 Hamburg, GermanyTel: +49(0) 4030 051


Hamburg Airport is located north of the city, and serves most domestic and European destinations.

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