Hamburg – Complete city guide

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A complete guide to planning your trip to Hamburg. Write down the tips and enjoy a lot!

The port city of Hamburg has more than two thousand bridges that span its canals, making it the “Germanic Venice”. It is home to Germany's largest port on the North Sea and is regarded as the second largest in Europe. And all that charm of its canals and the vibrant life of the quayside make Hamburg an excellent tourist destination.


Hamburg is the theater capital of Germany and is home to more than 40 concert halls and entertainment shows, as well as different cultural institutions, museums, gardens and beautiful green areas spread throughout the city. Check below everything you need to know to put together a perfect travel itinerary!


In this post you will read:

  • Hamburg Restaurants Things to Do in Hamburg Hamburg Travel Forum
  • Where to stay in Hamburg – Our hotel recommendations
  • Internet chip in Hamburg
  • Germany travel insurance
  • Hamburg car hire
  • Flights to Germany
  • Read all our tips and posts from Germany

Hamburg Restaurants Things to Do in Hamburg Hamburg Travel Forum

Hamburg's Old Town is a must-see, so don't miss the Reeperbahn district, where there are many restaurants, bars and concert venues, as well as the Speicherstadt and HafenCity region, cut by canals and bordered by beautiful cafes and restaurants with music. Live.

The historic part of the city is also not far behind. The city, which just over 60 years ago was completely destroyed by the bombings of World War II, has beautiful museums and fully restored buildings.

In addition, due to its port history, there are the maritime museums Internationales Maritimes Museum, the freighter Cap San Diego and the sailboat Rickmers. And speaking of a museum, be sure to visit the Kunsthalle Art Museum and the Panoptikum Wax Museum, with more than 130 years of history.



For those passionate about nature and the outdoors, make your visit by boat or kayak to Lake Alster and the River Elbe, and take the opportunity to rent a bike and cycle through Stadt, Hirsch and Alster parks.

And if you're interested in centuries-old churches and cathedrals, Hamburg offers the beauty of St. Katharinen, dating from 1350, and from St. Petri, dating from 1342. In addition to these, there are the medieval churches of Baroque art, such as the church of St. Michaelis and the Nikolai church.

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  • Main attractions in Hamburg

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Where to stay in Hamburg – Our hotel recommendations

The city offers a vast hotel network throughout the municipality, mainly in the central region. Therefore, we recommend that you invest a good amount of time in research to choose which hotel best suits your taste and budget. Below are some recommendations for worthy accommodations. ?

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  • Best Hotels in Hamburg

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Internet chip in Hamburg

It's getting easier and cheaper to have unlimited internet throughout your trip in Hamburg. Nowadays you can buy an international cell phone chip online while you're still here in España. We always use and love it!



You receive the sim card at your address and then just insert it into your cell phone to reach your destination with unlimited 4G internet working.

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Want to have unlimited internet throughout your trip?
Compare prices and buy your international travel chip in advance at America Chip.

Germany travel insurance

Having travel insurance for Germany is a requirement to enter the country, which is part of the Schengen Treaty and requires medical and hospital coverage of at least €30 for travelers. In addition to being mandatory, insurance is a great way to ensure a smoother trip. Also enjoy our Insurance Promo discount coupon. - SEE PRICES

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Tower of St. Pauli in the port of Hamburg

Hamburg car hire

Renting a car in Hamburg is a great idea. In addition to optimizing your time a lot, you will be able to enjoy it more without having to depend on public transport.


We really like Rent Cars to find the cars we use on our travels. It is the only one in Spain that compares the best rental companies in the world, but lets you pay in reais, without IOF. In addition, it is also the only one that lets you pay in 12 interest-free installments. It is worth it!

Haven't rented a car for your trip yet?
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Flights to Germany

Looking for a good deal and flight prices? When buying tickets to Germany, it is worth taking a look at the website Promo Tickets.

It is quite common to find cheaper and better flight options than on other sites. We always use and is it worth it?

Bairro de Speicherstadt

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