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Visiting Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg looms large over the Elbe River—and Hamburg is, in fact, the second-largest city in Germany, filled with enough big-city attractions to rival any hub. There’s the Alsterfleet waterway, lined with cafés and terraces; the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the largest art museum in Germany; and the soccer games of Hamburger SV, pride of many German fans. There are also, incidentally, enough bars and churches to keep a traveler drinking and repenting for years; famed St. Michaelis is a favorite stop each morning to hear a trumpeter announce the day. As for other musical things to do, you’ll spy a Beatles site here and there—the boys from Britain built their reputation in Hamburg as well as in their native Liverpool.

Hamburg restaurants are a treat, serving up traditional German food (among other cuisines) in often picturesque settings; one IgoUgo favorite, ... Read More
The Port of Hamburg looms large over the Elbe River—and Hamburg is, in fact, the second-largest city in Germany, filled with enough big-city attractions to rival any hub. There’s the Alsterfleet waterway, lined with cafés and terraces; the Hamburger Kunsthalle, the largest art museum in Germany; and the soccer games of Hamburger SV, pride of many German fans. There are also, incidentally, enough bars and churches to keep a traveler drinking and repenting for years; famed St. Michaelis is a favorite stop each morning to hear a trumpeter announce the day. As for other musical things to do, you’ll spy a Beatles site here and there—the boys from Britain built their reputation in Hamburg as well as in their native Liverpool.

Hamburg restaurants are a treat, serving up traditional German food (among other cuisines) in often picturesque settings; one IgoUgo favorite, Die Bank, is housed in an opulent former city bank. And hotels in Hamburg are even more diverse, with everything from luxury properties like the Kempinski to student-favorite hostels offering high-quality rooms.

For more proof of this city’s spire-high beauty, check out IgoUgo’s Hamburg photos. Then you just may want to find a flight.    Close

Stories and Tips Hamburg

This is What you Call an Airport!

Written by dangaroo on 27 Dec, 2008

Hamburg Airport is 8.5km from the center of the city and is therefore pretty easy to get to with the use of the U-bahn. The S1 line connects the airport to the main train station (hauptbahnhof) in about 30 minutes. Tickets cost 2.60 eur (will…Read More


Flying Air Berlin Manchester to Hamburg!

Written by nickyjj on 19 May, 2005

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…Read More


ALSTERWASSER

Written by guille88 on 19 Aug, 2000

Alsterwasser is a typical Hamburger drink. I think they sell it bottled, but you can also make it yourself. You can do it with half a glass of beer (preferably Holstein made in Hamburg), and half a glass of a clear soft drink (like Sprite). Pour…Read More


MEDIEVAL MARKETS

Written by guille88 on 19 Aug, 2000

These markets are a great chance to remember that although Hamburg is a rather modern city, it happens to be 1200 years old. They are very interesting events, where you get to try local beer and dishes (prepared the medieval way), see a little of…Read More


BISMARCK BAD

Written by guille88 on 18 Aug, 2000

Address: Right in front of the Altona Bahnhof ( train station) on the way to the Mercado. This is a place where you can enjoy - all year long - swimming pools, saunas, hot showers,in-door tanning, gym, or just relax and read for a while. It is…Read More


Auf der Reeperbahn nachts um halb eins

Written by audreymei on 11 Mar, 2005

I did hear some peeps and squeaks from some of you since I didn't send out a travelogue for two weeks, so here it is! After Rome, I stayed briefly in Florence, where the eyes nearly go blind from the wealth of artwork collected by…Read More


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