Short guide to Hamburg

Short guide to Hamburg

As the second largest city of Germany, Hamburg is a popular tourist destination, dragging numerous visitors each year. The beautiful city of Hamburg lies in the northern part of the country, being an important port on the River Elbe. It is actually the second largest port city in Europe. Hamburg is famous for its magnificent architectural jewels and landmarks. Some of these landmarks are the following: Hamburg Rathaus, the Port of Hamburg, the Warehouse District, St. Pauli District, St. M... [ read more ]

Visit Hamburg’s Reeperbahn

Visit Hamburg’s Reeperbahn

What is Reeperbahn? Reeperbahn is a famous street in the St. Pauli district (red-light district) of Hamburg. Reeperbahn is a famous centre of Hamburg’s nightlife. In German Reeperbahn is also sometimes described as “die sündigste Meile” of Hamburg (“the most sinful mile”). If you visit Hamburg, you must make a walk along the famous street, because no visit to the city is complete without hitting the legendary nightlife site of Hamburg. With dozens of excellent restaurants, b... [ read more ]

A traveler’s guide to Hamburg

A traveler’s guide to Hamburg

The second largest city of Germany, the astonishing city of Hamburg is an extremely popular tourist destination. It drags millions of visitors yearly due to its wonderful landmarks and tourist attractions. In 2007 the city welcomed almost 4 million of visitors. Thus, it is not surprising that tourism plays an important role in the economy of the city. Some of the main highlights of this fascinating North German city are the City Hall, the St. Michaelis Church, the famous St. Pauli district, t... [ read more ]

Top 5 Hamburg museums

Top 5 Hamburg museums

Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg is a fascinating destination. The city is home to numerous visitor attractions ranging from churches to parks, from theatres to museums and others. In one of the previous articles I have already presented you the best sights of Hamburg. Below I will give you some useful information about the top 5 Hamburg museums, including the Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburgmuseum, the Archaeological Museum of Hamburg, the Museum of Arts and Crafts and the Museum of Ethnol... [ read more ]

Top 5 attractions in Hamburg

Top 5 attractions in Hamburg

The second largest German city, Hamburg is situated in the country’s northern part, on the Elbe River, being Europe’s third largest port. With its magnificent buildings and visitor attractions, Hamburg is a significant tourist destination. Tourism plays an important role in Hamburg’s economy. The number of the employees who work in the tourism sector is over 175.000 people. In 2007 for example the fantastic city attracted almost 4 million tourists which is not a surprising fact if w... [ read more ]

Hamburg’s cuisine

Hamburg’s cuisine

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and is often referred to as the Gateway to the World. That is because Hamburg is one of the busiest ports in Europe, but also because it is a city with a population of over 1.8 million people. Hamburg is an independent city-state and has been an international trade city for centuries. It is one of the most important harbours in the world. Hamburg’s cuisine is specific to the north side of Germany but also has some international influences. Most o... [ read more ]

Eat and drink in Hamburg

Eat and drink in Hamburg

Germany’s second metropolis, Hamburg, is considered to be the gateway to the world because it is one of the most famous harbours and ports in the Northern Europe. To many of its visitors, the city is a cosmopolite place and a great place to go out. Local dishes and drinks If you are a visitor, here is a suggestion for things to eat and drink in Hamburg. Hamburg’s local plates include steak, sausages and fish. If you wish to have a quick meal instead, you can consider having a hamburg... [ read more ]

The Sankt Pauli district in Hamburg

The Sankt Pauli district in Hamburg

  No trip to Hamburg is complete without a walk along the red-light district. The most animated districts of Hamburg, Sankt Pauli blinks with its bright neon signs, advertising night clubs, cinemas and private bars. Located in Hamburg-Mitte, the Sankt Pauli district in Hamburg is one of the 105 quarters of the city. It is placed on the right bank of the Elbe River and has a population over 25,000 inhabitants. The district is famous because of the red light district around Reeperbahn St... [ read more ]

Hamburg, the home of classical music

Hamburg, the home of classical music

Hamburg is not just a beautiful harbour city in Germany, but the town is also rich in musical history. Some consider Hamburg the home of classical music and Germany’s musical capital, along with London and New York. This is the city where Johannes Brahms was born in 1833. The city was also the residence of other great names in the classical music, such as Bach, Handel or Telemann. Today the city is still a vibrant centre of classical music in Europe. Where else to enjoy classical concerts ... [ read more ]

Hamburg a sea port on the Elbe

Hamburg a sea port on the Elbe

As a wandering tourist in Germany, the beautiful Hamburg, a sea port on the Elbe is a must-see. Hamburg is one of the 16 federal states of Germany and is the biggest German port. The city, located 110 km from the mouth of the Elbe in the North Sea, is the third largest port in Europe after Rotterdam in Holland and Antwerp in Belgium. It has an area of 74 km2 and is the second busiest port on the continent. Over 9 million containers are handled in this port every year. The Hamburg port takes ... [ read more ]