Hamburg Journals

Three days in Hamburg

A September 1994 trip to Hamburg by superpurd

Quote: Three days of our three month European tour were spent in Hamburg. Hamburg is a relatively pretty town with the Alster Lake right in the middle. It seemed a much friendlier place than Berlin

Three days in Hamburg

Overview

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Bus tour, the train station, Planten un Blomen, a Japanese Garden and water park, and the Kunsthalle Museum. Just walking the city was very interesting.Quick Tips: The train station is incredible. Except for a room to sleep in, it has everything you need. Several restaurants of varying quality, tourist information, dozens of shops selling a variety of goods. We didn't try it but we heard Hamburg has a wild 'adult play area' in the St. Pauli district of town late at night.Best Way To Get Around: We were able to get most places on foot, but we also bought a 'Hamburg card' which gives you a discount for use of the public transit system. You will need transportation of some type to ...Read More
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We got our room from the travel information service upstairs in the train station across from MacDonalds. Our room had twin beds, chesterfield, 2 chairs, shower, mini-bar, TV, toilet, large sink. Room was clean. Breakfast was optional and we didn't take the option as it was fairly expensive and we don't like big breakfasts. Good room for the price

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 9, 2000

Pension Schmidt
Steinstraße 7
Hamburg, Germany
040 300 51 300

City Bus Tour

Attraction

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Toured harbour area, there are two older vessels in that are open to tourists to board. Stopped at St. Michael's Lutheran church and toured it. Baroque style, very modern. Past several houses which looked quite ordinary to us which we were told were valued at over $1,000,000. Saw mosques, over 100,000 muslims in Hamburg. Drove through the lake area. Guide was very knowledgeable. Learned a lot about the city, what happened there during the war. etc.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 9, 2000

City Bus Tour
Train Station
Hamburg, Germany

Kunsthalle Museum

Attraction

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Regular works in the museum were of Rembrandt, Monet, Manet, Renoir and Joseph Beuys and others. While there, we also saw an exhibition on site from the New York Guggenheim featuring Picasso, Braque, Chagall, Kandinsky, Miro, Mondrian, Calder, Klee and others. The regular museum was not as impressive as some others we saw, but was worth a visit.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 9, 2000

Kunsthalle Museum
Glockengießerwall
Hamburg, Germany
040 428131-200

Planten un Blomen

Attraction

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There was a large Japanese garden complex with a creek running through it. Plants were well maintained. Very nice. The water park included a lake which had fountains shooting up in patterns every hour for about 10 minutes. There were several water games you could play such as soccer. Each of two people had a water gun and there was a ball in between you. You shot the gun at the ball and tried to push the ball into your opponents net. There was also a large bandstand and seating area. A brass band started to play when we were ready to leave, so we stayed a little longer

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 9, 2000

Planten un Blomen
Jungiusstraße
Hamburg, Germany 20335
+49 40 34982152