Sightseeing and highlights of Hamburg
“22 things to see and do in Hamburg”
Towering above the Elbe and HafenCity is the city’s newest landmark — the impressive concert venue Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
The famous street in the heart of St. Pauli offers everything from theatres and galleries to trendy nightclubs and smoky sailor bars.
Explore 200 years of musical history from Georg Philipp Telemann, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Adolf Hasse, Felix Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms and Gustva Mahler! And there also has been a women living and working in Hamburg: Fanny Mendelsohn.
Always free to pedestrians, the Alter Elbtunnel (lit. ‚Old Elbe Tunnel‘) connects the Landungsbrücken piers with the port.
World Heritage Kontorhausviertel and Speicherstadt
Explore an outstanding city ensemble, honored as world heritage site with stunning brick facades and canals The world’s largest warehouse complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see on every trip to Hamburg.
Spectacular views, historic waterfront buildings and a public transport hub? Look no further than St. Pauli’s Landungsbrücken.
St. Michael's Church
The ‚Michel‘ is Hamburg’s largest church and one of the city’s must-see sights. Its bell tower offers a stunning view over the city.
Standing proudly in the centre of the Stadtpark, the planetarium has been shining new light since its grand reopening in 2016!
The impressive Rathaus (City Hall) is Hamburg’s seat of government. Hamburg’s parliament and senate assemble here.
Every Sunday morning, the Hamburg Fish Market by the Elbe attracts thousands of visitors, night owls and early birds alike!
Sternschanze has long been considered the counter-cultural centre of the city. You can browse independent record stores and boutiques or enjoy the cosy cafés, lively pubs and bars around the Schulterblatt street, all with a quirky vibe by day and a cool alternative atmosphere by night.
Rent a rowboat, canoe or kayak, take a tour of the port area, or get around on one of Hamburg’s ferry lines.
The „Stadtpark“ is Hamburg’s recreation destination: Swim, have a BBQ or enjoy open air concerts, sculptures and the observatory!
Hagenbeck Zoo houses 210 different animal species from all over the world, a tropical aquarium and the new Arctic themed Eismeer section.
Escape the big city by visiting Blankenese’s narrow winding alleys, beautiful captains‘ homes, mansions, and river views.
Rent a bike and explore Hamburg on your own
Bike-lovers can explore Hamburg on two wheels when they sign up for the city’s public bike system: StadtRAD Hamburg. Hamburg is a very cycle-friendly city, with many wide avenues, bicycle lanes and parks.
Welcome to Miniatur Wunderland, the world´s largest model railway! According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg is the world’s largest model railway. It is located in the historic warehouse district
Opened in 1922, the beautiful Hamburg Museum brings the city’s fascinating 1,200-year history to life through events and exhibits. Will be soon in renovation. Please check before publishing
The permanent collection of the Hamburger Kunsthalle reflects art from eight centuries and ranks among the most substantial public art collections in Germany. The Kunsthalle also belongs to the few museums to offer its audience a richly layered tour through European art history from the Middle Ages through to the present. Also, don’t miss the special exhibition [Information for June/July 2022 tbc in the beginning of 2022]
The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
The museum is one of the most influential museums for arts and crafts in Europe. Opened in 1877, the MKG tells the remarkable story of human creativity. The top-class collections range from Ancient art to Contemporary art and include the European, Islamic and East Asian cultural regions. Also, don’t miss the special exhibition [Information for June/July 2022 tbc in the beginning of 2022]
The museum is specialized on contemporary arts and photography – and consists of three halls at two locations. Also, don’t miss the special exhibition [Information for June/July 2022 tbc in the beginning of 2022]
The neoclassical country house built by Hamburg Senator Martin Johan Jenisch 1831 – 34, stands in its own extensive park next to the Elbe and, with much of its original interior intact, it gives us a vivid impression of the grand lives led by well-to-do Hanseatic merchants in the middle of the 19th century.
‘People, power, cars’ – HafenCity’s Automuseum PROTOTYP is at the top of every car enthusiast’s must-see list.
Cap San Diego
Opened in 1922, the beautiful Hamburg Museum brings the city’s fascinating 1,200-year history to life through events and exhibits.
Join emigrants on their historic journey to the New World. Hands-on, exciting, and rich with history