From the streets of St. Pauli to the impressive Speicherstadt warehouse district, Hamburg is a harbour city through and through. Explore the infamous red lights of the Reeperbahn, enjoy a boat ride on Alster Lake if the weather permits, and visit the many bars and restaurants along the harbour promenade.
Steeped in history and culture, this is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a rich atmosphere. Book a cheap city break to Hamburg with us today and discover more of this charming destination.
History & Architecture
Hamburg Town Hall is an eye-catching structure and an iconic part of the city centre. With its sandstone pillars, marble staircase, and gorgeous ceiling paintings, it’s worth a visit during your city break in Hamburg.
Equally as beautiful is St. Michaelis Church, standing over 106 metres high with stunning, panoramic views over the city. Sporting a copper Archangel Michael above the main entrance, burial vaults, and the largest clock tower in Germany, there’s plenty to see both inside and out.
There are lots of bars and clubs in Hamburg to keep you busy, here are a couple of quirky favourites to get you started.
20 Flight Rock is, as its name suggests, pure rock and roll. Visiting here is like stepping back in time, with many patrons in 1950s attire, from petticoat dresses to Marlon Brando-esque leather jackets, dancing to an authentic soundtrack of rockabilly tunes.
3Zimmerwohnung is a home from home in the truest sense – a three bedroom flat with a bedroom, kitchenette, and lounge where you can play table football. The bar’s domestic setting gives it a cosy feeling and it’s a great place to hang out on the sofa and catch one of the readings by local authors that take place from time to time.
Millions of people emigrated from Hamburg to the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries and the Emigration Museum (Ballinstadt) allows you to experience this journey with the resources on display. See the emigration halls where the passengers began their journeys and many of the original passenger lists, as well as an interactive exhibition.
Art fans will not want to miss the Kunsthalle Hamburg, with its extensive collection of European art, covering over 700 years. In addition to works by modern German artists such as Neo Rauch and Gerhard Richter, the museum also contains paintings by Rembrandt and Caspar David Friedrich.
Out in the Wild
Entertaining visitors for over a hundred years, Tierpark Hagenbeck is a zoo with open enclosures that houses over 1,850 animals. See polar bears, seals, walruses and many other species in an environment that reflects their natural surroundings. There are lots of activities here that all the family can enjoy, such as feeding the giraffes, and riding on the miniature railway.
Parks (Planten un Blomen)
Get closer to nature with Planten un Blomen Park, a tranquil space with lots to explore. The park has an array of charming tropical hothouses, a rose garden, and a Japanese garden with a teahouse. If your Hamburg city break is in the summer, you’ll be treated to a classical concert in the park on most days.