Hamburg City Travel Guide & Information

Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, twinkles with its boat dotted harbors. An easy-going, vibrant city, its welcoming demeanor is attractive and pleasing to travelers.

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Things to do in Hamburg City

Daytime Attractions:

Church of St. Michael: One of Hamburg's 5 main Protestant churches, it is the most famous church in the city. A landmark of Hamburg, it is dedicated to the archangel Michael. A large bronze statue hovering over the portal of the church shows the archangel conquering the devil. A big part of the city and a great place to take memorable photos.

Fish Auction Hall and Market: This is Hamburg's oldest and most traditional open market, dating all the way back to 1703. Enjoy live music, fresh food, beautiful flowers, and a plethora of people. Fish Auction Hall and Market is a must see in Hamburg, for its amazingly chaotic atmosphere, and terrific location that allows for an amazing view of the River Elbe.

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Doc Chengs: Innovative Asian cuisine, with incredible ambiance, delicious desserts and main courses, and an impressive cocktail list, Doc Chengs will not disappoint you.

Schlachterborse: Great for anyone who enjoys a nice glass of red wine and a good steak, Schlachterborse offers delicious cuts of meat, fun music, and an overall wonderful ambiance.

Nighttime Attractions:

The Shamrock: The oldest Irish bar in Hamburg, The Shamrock is a lovely little bar with a wonderful atmosphere and a very friendly bar staff. The owner has a great story-telling ability, and the bar is great if you want to have a creamy Guinness, chat it up, and play a game of darts.

Cotton Club: Hosting a variety of fun entertainment, the Cotton Club is a great spot to hit if you're traveling through Hamburg. A legendary jazz house, it's the perfect place to stop into for after dinner drinks.

Address: Alter Steinweg 10, Hamburg 20459.


Where to Stay in Hamburg City

Intercontinental Hamburg: Prices averaging 149 USD per night: Situated in a quiet neighborhood just across from Lake Alster, Intercontinental Hamburg's location allows guests to enjoy a refreshing jog around the lake. It's also just walking distance from the city center. The staff is very helpful, the rooms are comfortable, and the hotel also offers a swimming pool, room service, dry cleaning/ laundry facilities, internet, and more.

Hotel Hafen Hamburg: Prices from 142USD per night: Spacious and clean, Hotel Heafen Hamburg offers visitor's quiet rooms, some with views of the river, some with views of a tranquil street. The hotel has an on-site bar/restaurant where an attentive staff will serve you excellent food. Internet is available (wireless, and by wire), and the location is great.

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Junges Hotel: Prices from 138 USD per night:An excellent value, Junges Hotel offers spacious rooms, an on-site restaurant, and a great staff. There is also wi-fi in the public areas of the hotel, a sauna, and parking.

Hotel Alsterblick: Prices from 134 USD per night: Oh so charming, Hotel Alsterblick gives its guests a taste of the old world. With a pleasant breakfast, friendly staff, and rooms that offer a special kind of atmosphere, guests leave this hotel happy and refreshed. The hotel also offers 24-hour front desk service, 24-hour room service, a multilingual staff, internet access in public areas, child care facilities, and more.


Passport & Visa Requirements

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When to visit Hamburg City

In the sunnier seasons of spring and summer, Hamburg tends to be crowded. Between the months of May and August, Hamburg is especially busy because of different festivals the city offers. The best time to find inexpensive flights to Hamburg is during the months of January-March. The weather is quite cold but it allows for ice-skating in the city's parks and lower hotel prices.

Hamburg City Weather

Average Annual Temperature: 47.5 Degrees

Average Max Temperature: 54.7 Degrees

Average Min. Temperature: 40.7 Degrees

December - February: 32.3 Degrees

March - May: 47 Degrees

June - August: 63 Degrees

September – November: 48.3 Degrees

Average Rainfall (inches/year): 2.5 inches

Currency and Language:


The main language spoken in Hamburg City are German & English.