A Holiday in Hamburg

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Have you ever thought of having a holiday in Hamburg? Mummy went to Germany as a teenager and would love to go back one day.

As Germany’s second-largest city, Hamburg has activities, sights, culture and history for visitors of all ages, promising a brilliant holiday for everyone.

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Waterside

Hamburg is by the river Elbe and has become one of Germany’s wealthiest cities, having the country’s largest port from where international trade has flourished. A shuttle service takes visitors to maritime sites such as the Internationales Maritimes Museum, a old brick-shipping warehouse displaying the world’s biggest private collection of seafaring history and objects.

Other stops are the Miniatur Wunderland model railway attraction, the largest of its kind worldwide, and the Auswanderermuseum BallinStadt. This memorial park and museum commemorate a former emigration station, in use between 1850 to the early 1930s by Europeans enroute to the Americas.

The Beatles spent some time here before they became famous and fans still seek out their haunts.

Today, a lively music scene of bands and singers continue the tradition around the harbour side.

Culture

Galleries cater for all tastes, covering traditional, modern, photographic and decorative arts.Other museums include a hands-on spice experience, the Panoptikum of wax models and the Hamburg Dungeon.

Shopping

Shopaholics will love the Jungfernstieg and its beautiful Binnenalster lake. The pedestrianised street has a lovely promenade, a favourite for locals who have been enjoying a coffee along with a lake-view at Alster-Pavillon since 1799. (Mummy likes the sound of this!)

A visit to Sunday’s early-morning Fishmarkt on the riverside sounds fun to haggle for fresh fish, vegetables, flowers, fruit and morewhilst listening to live music.

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Religion

The familiar landmark of St Michaelis or Der Michel as it’s called, is Northern Germany’s biggest Protestant baroque church. Breathtaking views wait for those who climb its tower, while the crypt has a multimedia exhibit on Hamburg’s history.

The tall tower of Mahnmal St-Nicholai also provides a panorama of the surroundings, but the crypt exhibition here shows the horrors of war.

Architecture

Hamburg boasts two UNESCO World Heritage districts, both awarded for their roles in nineteenthcentury trade, Speicherstadt as a complex of warehouses and Kontorhaus for its port-related business buildings, with the ten-storey modernist Chilehaus as its highlight.

Tours

Visitors in a hurry can search for late offers on websites such as couporando.co.uk. Once in Hamburg, they can find guided tours on foot, by bus, boat and bike, by day or at night, so they can see the best sights of the city.

Have you ever had a holiday in Hamburg?

Source Picture: Michel (Tina B./Flickr, CC BY 2.0)) Hamburg, August 2008 (Mispahn/Flickr, CC BY 2.0))

27 Comments

  1. I’ve never been there but it sounds like a great place to visit. I’ve never thought about going to anywhere in Germany for a holiday x
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  2. I love Hamburg. I haven’t been for a while ( not since a German exchange during a levels) but from what I remember it was such a lovely city. X
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  3. Definitely on my list of places I’d like to visit. The museums and architecture would be the main draw for me, I think.
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  4. Looks like such a beautiful place to visit. Ive never been myself but this has definitely made me want to take a summer trip there!

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  5. I’ve not been to Hamburg. It’s looks lovely and if it’s anything like Frankfurt then I’ll love it as I spent a lovely long weekend there!
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  6. I have only been to Hamburg once – we flew there and then drove up to Denmark – I would like to stay there and visit Germany more though.
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  7. I’ve been to a few places in Germany but not Hamberg. Hamel is beautiful x

  8. I have never been, it sounds like a really nice place.
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  9. Hamburg isn’t particularly high on my list of places to visit but it sounds more interesting than I first thought!
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  10. Germany is one country within Europe I haven’t visited. It just hasn’t grabbed my attention enough to want to go there, yet Hamburg sounds just so so interesting x

  11. I lived in Germany as a child but have never been to Hamburg (I don’t think!) Looks lovely #MyFavouritePost
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  12. I’d love to go to Hamburg, it looks and sounds amazing. I’ve never been Germany at all, but its on my list! Great post.
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  13. What lovely photos! I’ve never been, but it’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit! x
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  14. This sounds like an amazing place to visit. I have to confess I’ve never been to Germany at all. I really should put it on my travel list.

  15. I’ve not been to Hamburg but it’s definitely on my list of places to visit in the future x
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  16. Sounds nice. I have never been to Hamburg, would love to visit.
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  17. I have always wanted to go and explore its history and cultural differences. I have a touch of wanderlust.
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  18. I have never been, but my husband did as a teenager and has always said how great a city it is.
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  19. I’ve always fancied visiting Hamburg, theres just so much of the world that I’m yet to see! xxx

  20. I’ve been to a few places in Germany, but never been to Hamburg. Definitely somewhere else to add to my travel wishlist!
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  21. Germany, I would love to spend a week there exploring everything that it has to offer. Lots of my friends have gone and they’ve all enjoyed it.
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  22. I would love to visit Germany one day, Hamburg seems like such an amazing place to explore. x
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  23. Every year we talk about going to Germany as we have a very dear friend livng there but the drive is mega and the flights would be £££ for the 7 of us so it keeps being put off! One day…
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  24. I’ve never been to Germany, but Hamburg looks pretty nice – I wouldn’t say no!

  25. I’ve never been to Hamburg, but it’s definitely on my bucket list!
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  26. I’ve not been to Hamburg but I do like Germany so I imagine it would be nice there.
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  27. Ooh love this!! Ive never been to Germany BUT its defo on the top of my list.
    The post is perfect. I know Mr Berice loves late deals so going to check out the site
    Thanks hun 🙂
    Charlotte
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