Information about flights to Hamburg
Direct flights to Hamburg from London take around 1hr30mins, making this a really easy place to visit even if you're short on time. When you arrive in Germany's second-largest city, there's much to see and do. As well as being a lively, vibrant and buzzing cosmopolitan place, Hamburg is also one of the largest harbour cities in Europe.
Canals, waterways and parks
Stroll along the network of canals and waterways that characterise Hamburg and give it the nickname ‘Venice of the North'. Not only is it a really relaxing way to while away a few hours, but it's a great way to see how the locals live. Don't miss a trip to the fish market and the Merchants District. The entire area around the Port of Hamburg is great if you're looking for a wide range of bars, restaurants and cafés to choose from and the food, drinks and service are all of a very high standard.
For a mix of water and parkland, Stadtpark is a huge area of greenery that's perfect for picnicking, relaxing in the sunshine, going out for your morning jog or simply soaking up the sunshine. It's also home to a water tower that has been converted into a planetarium complete with 3D astronomy shows projected onto a large dome. It's fantastic for the whole family.
If you've chosen Hamburg because you love a city break, there are lots of things to see and do for singles, couples and families with kids of all ages. The Hamburg museum offers a good overview of the history of the city for a bargain entry fee which includes information written in German and English. Displays include light and sound to keep kids interested too, and for train lovers, the museum is home to a large-scale model train set.
In the summer, don't miss the Hamburger Dom, a fair complete with rides, games and typical German food and drink. If food and drink is your thing, there's a fantastic chocolate tour at Chocoversum where, of course, you can sample the chocolate and even make your own bars to take home. Aside from the sweet treats, the tour is really interesting and interactive.
It really is an exciting city to explore on foot, with something for everything and friendly locals to show give you recommendations and show you the way if you get lost.