Hamburg is an important port city in North Germany, situated on the Elbe River between the federal states of Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony, and linked to the North Sea via the Elbe. The town is lined by hundreds of canals and has extensive green spaces and parks. From the days of the medieval Hanseatic League Hamburg has been a free city and a port of international importance. Hamburg is a city state in the German Federal Republic. Hamburg Port is Germany's largest maritime port, and Europe's second largest port. The city has many features, be it the tranquility of its canals and summertime Alstersee or other first-class tourist attractions such as the Elbphilharmonie or, of course, the popular Reeperbahn red light district. If you have not yet visited Hamburg, now is the time to come. The city is continually changing and a visit is always worthwhile.
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1. Hamburg Port
The port of Hamburg is the largest seaport in Germany and one of the most efficient ports in the world. Hamburg also is not called "The Gateway to the World" for no reason. Every year, up to 10,000 ships are docking at the port of the Hanseatic metropolis - and the trend is rising. In total, the port, which is over 800 years old, covers an area of around 7,200 hectares, about one tenth of the size of Hamburg.If you would like to get an overview of the huge area, a harbour tour by barge is highly recommended. Many of the tours, which are particularly suitable for children, start at the so-called "Elbe railway station" - the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken. The harbour also offers a wide range of museums, museum ships and viewpoints, which can be reached on foot or by charter bus.
The famous Speicherstadt is known worldwide. Since July 2015, this legendary landmark has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with the Kontorhausviertel and the Chilehaus.The Speicherstadt in Hamburg-Mitte covers an area of around 26 hectares and is built on oak piles. It is considered the largest contiguous warehouse complex in the world and was built from 1883 onwards. The Hamburg landmark can be explored very well via a City Sightseeing Harbour Tour, as the entire quarter is criss-crossed by so-called Fleeten (canals). But also on foot you can admire the breathtaking neo-gothic brick architecture of this landmark in Hamburg.
3. St. Pauli Landungsbrücken
One of Hamburg's most famous attractions are the St. Pauli landing stages. The first thing visitors might notice is the large terminal building near the landing stages. From 1907 to 1909, the 205-metre long hall with its striking domes and towers was built and in 2003 was listed as a historical monument. The actual landing bridges, however, are the connected pontoons in front of the terminal building. Even if it is not noticeable at first glance, the landing stages are not fixed elements, but actually float in the waters of the Elbe. The St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken are a big water station and landing place for ships and specially the starting point of numerous steamers and boats that start from here for the harbour tour. You should definitely plan a genuine Hamburg harbour tour when you are in the city.
4. Fish Market (Hamburger Fischmarkt)
While in Hamburg, a visit to the legendary, world-famous fish market is a must. For more than 300 years, haggling and trading has been going on at this traditional market. From exquisite fish, fresh vegetables, clothing and flowers to Hamburg souvenirs, the fish market offers everything your heart desires.The noisy hustle and bustle at the Elbe harbour basin fascinates tourists and locals alike. Every Sunday up to 70,000 visitors come to the fish market to experience the colourful spectacle up close and to eat a delicious fish roll. But if you want to visit the market, you have to become either an early riser or a night owl, as the market opens at 05:00 in the morning and closes again at 09:30.
Another architectural and musical sight of Hamburg is the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall. It combines tradition and modernity more impressively than almost any other building in Germany. The new cultural landmark was erected on almost 2,000 reinforced concrete girders in the middle of the Elbe river and allows contrasts to collide. Here, the classic brick architecture of the Speicherstadt meets modern glass construction. The result is an overall architectural masterpiece that is definitely one of the top 10 most popular sights in Hamburg. In total, the building complex contains 3 concert halls, which will offer a new stage especially for the classical music scene, a hotel and a phenomenal 360° panoramic viewpoint.
6. Hamburger Kunsthalle
In three buildings and on more than 13,000 sqm the Hamburger Kunsthalle is home to several important art collections.More than 700 works from the Middle Ages to the modern age are on permanent display. The main focus of the collections is on German, especially North German, and Dutch painting.
7. Planten un Blomen
The Planten un Blomen park is a must for nature lovers and the green lungs of the city. Planten un Blomen, in English Plants and Flowers, is a park in the middle of Hamburg and is often referred to as the Botanical Garden. It stretches over the area of the former ramparts and leads from the Hamburg Fair to St. Stephen's Square and St. Pauli. Visitors will find numerous attractions for young and old on 47 hectares of land. The park is a perfect excursion destination for the whole family.
Those who have not seen the Reeperbahn have not been to Hamburg. Even though the Reeperbahn is very touristy, a visit is simply a must. The sinful neighbourhood is Hamburg's entertainment mile in the St. Pauli district and only really comes to life in the evening. There you will find discos, bars, night- and strip clubs and pretty much the weirdest birds in Germany. Among the most famous sights are venerable institutions like the pub "Zur Ritze" with its own boxing cellar, the legendary Herbertstraße, the Beatles Platz, the wax museum "Panoptikum" or the Club de Sade, Europe's oldest SM club.
9. Hamburg City Hall
When planning a sightseeing trip in Hamburg, you should not forget the Hamburg City Hall in the city centre. This magnificent building dates from the 19th century and stands out impressively from the typical Hamburg architecture with its extremely elaborately decorated facade. The sandstone building, which regularly houses exhibitions, evokes associations with a neo-classical castle. But the building is not only a feast for the eyes from the outside - a visit to the interior is highly recommended. Sandstone columns, a marble staircase, a gallery of Hamburg's mayors, the Kaisersaal and much more are waiting to be discovered.
10. Old Elbe Tunnel
Visitors to Hamburg experience a piece of Hamburg history on a sightseeing tour through the old Elbe tunnel. The tunnel, also known as the "St. Pauli Elbtunnel", connects the districts of St. Pauli with those south of the Elbe. At that time it was considered a technical masterpiece, since it is the first European tunnel underpass that leads directly through a river. In 1907, due to the rapid growth of the port of Hamburg, the city began construction of the tunnel to create a faster transport link between the north and south banks of the Elbe. At a depth of more than 20 metres, the tunnel was built piece by piece from both sides simultaneously. In 1911 the over 420-metre long construction celebrated its opening. Today the old Elbe tunnel is used by tourists and locals alike. Take one of the special lifts down into the tunnel tube and enjoy the walk through the tunnel under the Elbe.
So you see, Hamburg is definitely worth a visit. Our bus compay Coach Charter Germany will assist you with any kind of charter bus or airport shuttle services you might require. Our modern tour bus fleet is state-of-the-art. Our chartered bus drivers and bus rental staff are experienced, friendly, and supportive. Also, all of us at Coach Charter Germany know Hamburg inside out. Rely on charters bus experience of almost 50 years when planning your Hamburg visit. Make your Hamburg trip an unforgettable memory and book your tour bus today.