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Historic Hamburg!

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An October 2005 trip to Hamburg by nickyjj

Quote: Germany's second-largest city, Hamburg offers more canals and waterways than Venice, as well as historic sights, tourist attarctions, shopping, and attractions--great for a short city break!

Historic Hamburg!

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Overview

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Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and has a rich and varied history, and in the modern age, is still world famous for its port, tourist attractions, and the Beatles in the 1960s, as well as one of the recent James Bond films having been set here in the 1990s! I first visited Hamburg when I was 6 or 7 and had family living over there, and I am really pleased that I did, as otherwise it is certainly one of those cities that you could easily miss, and that would be a shame! Hamburg is a great cosmopolitan city that will appeal to old and young alike. It’s perfect for couples who enjoy fine dining and shopping, as well as perfect for families with its fairs and attractions. Get...Read More

Renaissance Hamburg Hotel

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Hotel | "Renaissance"

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The Renaissance Hamburg Hotel is part of the worldwide Marriott chain and offers the excellent accommodations that you would expect from Marriott. Booking: Book via the Marriott website, and they guarantee that you will get their cheapest rates (the best rate is usually from 110 euros per night) for a twin/double room. Location: The hotel is very well located in a quiet area of the city and is attached to the internationally renowned shopping arcade Hanse Viertel. Transfer time is 20 minutes from the airport, and you are within 5/10 minutes' walk of ALL the city centre attractions, including Jungfernstieg, MoncheberStrasse, Rathaus, etc. Rooms: The rooms ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 9, 2005

Renaissance Hamburg Hotel
GROSSE BLEICHEN
Hamburg, Germany
49-40-349180

Marriott Hamburg

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Hotel | "Marriott"

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As well as having stayed at the Renaissance Hotel in Hamburg several times, I have also stayed at the Renaissance sister hotel, the Marriott, located on ABC Strasse in the exclusive shopping and dining part of the city of Hamburg. Arriving at the hotel: As you enter the hotel, the lobby is sumptuous and well-kept, and there are always plenty of bellhops to help with your bags. Check-in is always smooth and painless, and there is a good selection of local interest attraction leaflets and maps at the concierge station. Check-in is from 3pm, and check-out is by 12pm (I have often arrived early and asked to check out late, and the hotel has always been very accommodating where possible). ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 9, 2005

Marriott Hamburg
Abc Strasse 52
Hamburg 20354
+49 40 35050

Block House

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Restaurant | "Blockhouse"

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Blockhouse is a chain of German steak houses with over 30 restaurants throughout Germany. Founded in Hamburg there are 12 restaurants in the city with the main city centre locations being close to the Hauptabanhof and the Gansemarktpassage. The restaurants offer great value for money on great, home cooked food that is always exceptionally fresh, hot and well served. The turn over is very fast with friendly and efficient staff and it is a great place to eat relatively healthy good value food throughout Germany (it does help if you like steak though!). The restaurant is open from 11am until 12 midnight, serving the same menu throughout. The food is mainly Aberdeen Angus steak served with baked ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 9, 2005

Block House
In der City:
Hamburg, Germany 20354
+49 40 346005

Alsterhaus

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Attraction

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Alsterhaus really is the grande dame of shopping in Hamburg. Located on the prestigious waterfront Jungfernstieg overlooking the river Alster, Alsterhaus occupies an important part of everyday in Hamburg, from bargain seekers to businessmen and ladies who lunch. After several years of becoming a little shabby around the edges, Alsterhaus is currently (May 2005) nearing the completion of a long renovation process that will lead to its reaffirmed as Hamburg’s premier department store. The new parts of the store that have been completed are now light, airy, and sophisticated, with cream tiles and dark wood. The new departments feature enhanced ranges of good, with the emphasis being Harrods rathe...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 16, 2005

Alsterhaus
Jungfernstieg 16-20
Hamburg, Germany 20354
+49 40 359010

Hamburg Shopping

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Attraction | "So many shops in Hamburg..."

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Shopping overview: Hamburg offers some great shops with many department stores, including the famous chains Karstadt and Kauhfof (MoncheberStrasse) and Alsterhaus, which is currently undergoing major renovations. If you go to Alster (Jungfernstieg), make sure you try the new cafe on the 5th level and try and great a table over looking the Alster. Hamburg also offers many famous high street names that you will know and love: H&M, Zara, Benneton, Sisley, C&A, but as the euro rate is not that good at the moment against the pound, you won’t make any great savings on international designers. The few designer shops attract the beautiful people but are always worth having a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 19, 2005

Hamburg Shopping
Throughout Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

Hanse Viertel Indoor Shopping Arcade

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Attraction | "Hanseviertel shopping arcade"

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Hanse Viertel is one of Hamburg’s most exclusive shopping arcades and consists of 10 small, privately run shops selling goods ranging from designer clothing to household to delicatessen and food markets. The Hanse Viertel is located off the main Jungfernstieg shopping street on Blecihen Hof. If you are travelling by car, there is a car park directly behind the Hanse Viertel The Shops The Hanseviertel offers a great choice of specialty shops that are great to browse around and also find that more unusual gift! There are some chain stores including Gortz shoes and Lacoste as well as the great gift shop Eins, Zwei, Drei (One, Two, Three), where you are bound to find the most u...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 9, 2005

Hanse Viertel Indoor Shopping Arcade
Poststraße 33
Hamburg, Germany

Rathaus

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Attraction

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The Hamburg Rathaus is located in the Rathaus Platz just near the major sites of Jungfernstieg and the inner Alster. The Rathaus or Town Hall is the administrative head of the Handestadt of Hamburg where the Mayor and many other city officials hold office and is also a great tourist attraction!When visiting the Rathaus you can merely visit the impressive entrance hall that features a short biography of Hamburg, mainly in German as well as finding out about current Hamburg politics and politicians,If you want a more in depth history then purchase a ticket for one of the guided tours. Tours run on most days and are mainly conducted in German but there are several tour...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 14, 2006

Rathaus
Rathausmarkt 1
Hamburg, Germany 20095
49 40 428 31 2009

Hamburg Dungeon

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Attraction

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About the Dungeon?Hamburg Dungeon shares its history with the likes of the London and York Dungeons in the UK exploring the often gruesome and fearsome history of these ancient cities helping us to explore and understand our ancestors and in turn ourselves!The Hamburg Dungeon is a series of staged areas where you will re-live (literally) the black death, the great fire of Hamburg amongst other travesties and tragedies of Hamburg history as well as finding out about famous Hamburgers of the past. From the start be prepared to take part in the action as even buying your ticket is part of the show. The tour is conducted in German with limited information being translat...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 16, 2006

Hamburg Dungeon
Kehrwieder 2, Block D
Hamburg, Germany 20457
+49 40 36005500

Flying Air Berlin Manchester to Hamburg!

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Travelling to and from destinations can often be the make-and-break part of any holiday, and having found a new lost-cost airline that goes from Manchester to Hamburg, I thought I should share my experiences of travelling from Manchester to Hamburg with Air Berlin. Booking? Booking is via the Air Berlin website, which is available in several European languages and is very straightforward. You select the dates and places to travel and the website then displays prices for one week before and one week after you travel, which is useful if you wish to chose the cheapest travel date. I have used the website on several occasions, and it is easy to use and navigate and does not see...Read More