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What to do in Hamburg
Hamburg, one of Germany’s most interesting cities, is where you can find diverse cultures, an exciting food scene, countless museums, great shopping streets, nightlife and friendly locals. The city is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, so you’re sure to love gorgeous Hamburg.
Explore Hamburg’s city centre and go church hopping for a spiritual journey and amazing travel photos. There’s St James’ Church, St Peter’s Church, St Nicholas’ Church, St Catherine’s Church, and St Michael’s Church. Don’t forget to take photos of the stunning Rathaus too, especially at night.
Spend hours browsing through the best museums of the city, including Hamburg Museum, Kunsthalle, Deichtorhallen, and Miniature Wunderland, which your kids will also enjoy. If you aren’t a culture vulture now, don’t be shocked if you become one by the end of your trip.
Visit the city’s other top attractions like the 19th-century Warehouse District and the Kohlbran Bridge. Feel the wind in your hair and explore Hamburg’s waterways with a ferry ride from Jungfernstieg. And if you want a beach day, bring your bathers to Elbe Beach.
Experience Hamburg like a local and join the city’s awesome events like the Night of Museums, Fish Market, Harbour Birthday, the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival, and the exciting Hamburger Dom fair. Don’t you dare miss Hamburg’s street parades and parties too, like the Altonale, Bergedorfer Stadtfest, Schlagermove Parade, Hamburg Pride, and the Carnival of Cultures.
Complete your trip with a spectacular view of Hamburg by walking through the century year-old Alter Elbtunnel!
When to visit Hamburg
The best time to visit Hamburg is during high tourist season from May to October for the best weather. Winter from October to December is also a great time to visit so you can see the city with snow and the Christmas Markets, plus October is the cheapest time to fly to Hamburg too.
Germany is part of the Schengen Convention which means you can fly to Hamburg and travel around the city visa-free for up to 90 days. Check to see if your passport is valid for at least six months when you return to Australia, and visit Smartraveller for more travel info.
Travelling to and around Hamburg
Travellers are welcomed through the Hamburg Airport, and from there you can reach the city through the S-Bahn train or taxi. Start wandering the city of Hamburg by riding the S-Bahn train, U-Bahn subway, bus, ferry, taxi, or by bicycle rental.
It’s about time you visit the wunderbar city of Hamburg! Get your passport ready now and go book your Hamburg flights with Skiddoo today.
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