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Hamburg, Germany

Mini Guide

Hamburg, Germany might not be at the top of your German travel list–yet. But rest assured, we’ve found many reasons why you’ll want to add this German city by the water to your vacation plans. From an incredible laid-back vibe along the water, to historic canals, boutique hotels, a connection to The Beatles and so many walkable moments. Our Next Destination mini Hamburg travel guide will give you 8 reasons to get to this city.


At The Henri Hotel

HENRI Hotel Hamburg, Bugenhagenstraße 21, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

The quaint boutique HENRI Hotel is perfectly located on Bugenhagenstraße, right next to a shopping area, a few minutes away from the Rathaus, the Speicherstadt district and the train station.


Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Platz d. Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

The Elbphilharmonie, popularly nicknamed Elphi, opened in 2017 and is a concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg.

Book a boat tour

Bei den St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken 8, 20359 Hamburg, Germany

The St. Pauli Piers (or St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken 8) is the largest landing site in the Port of Hamburg, and also one of Hamburg’s major tourist attractions and where you can catch a boat tour from several companies to sail through the canals and the port of the city.

Go across Hamburg’s bridges

20457 Hamburg, Germany

Just by visiting the Speicherstadt district, or the warehouse city, means you’ll see many of the city’s most famous bridges. Make sure to step onto Poggenmühlen-Brücke, where you’ll see the most photographed building in Hamburg – the Wasserschloss (Water Castle), sitting between two canals.


Beatles-Platz and St. Pauli, Reeperbahn 174, 20359 Hamburg, Germany

Five life-sized silhouettes at Große Freiheit and Reeperbahn. The Beatles got their first taste of stardom here in the 1960s. The Beatles spent two years playing gigs in Hamburg and in the St. Pauli district at small venues like Indra and the Star-Club, kicking off their stardom.


the Rathaus, Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg’s Rathaus or City Hall is the focal point of the main city centre and where the city’s politicians convene and work. It dates back to 1886 and you don’t have to be a politician to get inside… the Rathaus is open to the public, and you can do guided tours or visit exhibitions inside the neo-renaissance building.


a hop on hop off bus tour

A hop-on/hop-off bus tour is a great way to spend your first day in a city to get your bearings and make notes of what you want to see later on during your visit.


the Portuguese Quarter, Portugiesenviertel Hamburg, Germany

The Portuguese Quarter, or Portugiesenviertel, has been a part of New Town since the 1970s, when an influx of Portuguese moved to Hamburg to work in the nearby port. It’s remained an eclectic neighbourhood with Portuguese restaurants, cafes, shops mixed in with a few Greek and Italian options too.

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