Hamburg Attractions — My Personal Top Ten

Hamburg is a fascinating, multicultural, thriving port city with lots of attractions. Here is my top ten list of your must-sees and must-dos in this vibrant place.

1. Taking a Leisurely Stroll Down the Harbor Promenade

Hamburg’s heart lies in its ancient harbor. Since 1189, this port has been the epicenter of the city. Whether you’re enjoying the river view, watching the shipping vessels go by, or taking a ferry cruise, this is Hamburg’s must-see attraction.

2. Spending the Night on the Reeperbahn

The Reeperbahn is notorious for its prostitutes and night clubs. Whether you dance the night away or explore this district’s seedier side, the Reeperbahn is a definite Hamburg attraction.

3. Exploring Maritime Culture at Hamburg Museums

The International Maritime Museum is a fun place to learn more about life in a port city. Or, check out the U-Boat Museum for a glimpse of a real-life espionage submarine. And the Speicherstadt Museum showcases a day in the life of an old dock worker.

4. Having a Picnic at Alster Lake

Alster Lake is Hamburg’s great natural attraction, apart from the river. The Alsterpark provides fun outdoor recreation in a peaceful setting.

5. Eating Seafood While Enjoying a River View

Hamburg has many great restaurants, several of which are situated just along the river. Get great food and a beautiful panorama as you stuff yourself with traditional Frikadelle or the latest seafood special.

6. Going Shopping on the Mö

Hamburg’s Fifth Avenue, the Mö, is the place to go for fabulous shopping. Some of the world’s largest stores can be found right here.

7. Revisiting Händel at the State Opera

See where the great Händel once played with a visit to the State Opera. This two-time winner of the “Opera of the Year” award is always showing something worthwhile.

8. Cheering on the Hamburger SV at the HSH Nordbank Arena

Hamburgers love their soccer and the Hamburger SV always attracts a large crowd. Check out one of their games in Germany’s sports capital.

9. Partying at Germany’s biggest fair

The Hamburger Dom is a thrice-yearly Hamburg attraction. If you’re visiting in spring, summer or winter, you could experience this two mile extravaganza.

10. Cruising the canals

Hamburg actually has more canals than Venice and Amsterdam put together. A great way to tour the city is with one of their canal cruises. It will let you experience the city of Hamburg from a fun and unique vantage point.

 

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