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Attractions in Hamburg

Attractions in Hamburg

Boat trip on the Alster

There are numerous offers for boat trips on the Alster. However, the best way is to take the Alster Kreuz cruises from April to October: during the leisurely, two-hour excursion, stops are made nine times, so that passengers can hop on and off anywhere to go to a rural café by the lake or in a restaurant stop off or have a picnic yourself.

Address: Jungfernstieg (landing level), Hamburg
Telephone: (040) 357 42 40
Opening hours:

Low season and high season: 28.03. – 29.09.
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., half-hour

late season: 30.09. – 27.10.
10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every half hour, 5:00 p.m.

Website: http://www.alstertouristik.de
Entrance fee: Yes.

Disabled access: No
UNESCO: No

Fish market on Sunday

The mix of street stalls with very good food, live music, souvenirs, incredible special offers for food and the jokes of the barkers who grin even people who don’t understand German made this early morning market famous.

Address: In and around the Fischmarkt, Hamburg
Opening times: Every Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (November 15 to March 15 from 7:00 a.m.).

Entry fee: No.

Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Harbour Cruise

Hamburg owes its prosperity, its past and present to its port, which is why a harbor tour (daily at noon, between March and November) past super tankers and ships from all over the world should actually be a must.

Address: Landungsbrücken, Brücke 1, Hamburg
Telephone: (040) 31 78 22 31
Website: http://www.hafen-hamburg.de
Entry fee: Yes.

Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Hamburg Museum

The Museum of Hamburg History brings the history of the city to life, from the dreaded pirate Störtebeker to the Beatles in the Star Club. There are some impressive, large-scale exhibitions and interactive presentations.

Address: Holstenwall 24, Neustadt, Hamburg
Telephone: (040) 42 81 32 23 80
Opening hours:

Closed on Monday. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Website: http://www.hamburgmuseum.de
Entry fee: Yes.

Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Art Gallery

Hamburg’s extensive art gallery spans epochs from the old German masters of the 15th century to the French Impressionists to Andy Warhol and montages of the 21st century. Café Liebermann alone is worth a visit.

Address: Glockengießerwall, Hamburg
Telephone: (040) 428 13 12 00
Opening times: Closed on Monday. Tue – Sun from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (last admission at 5:30 p.m.) and Thurs from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (last admission at 8:30 p.m.) (before public holidays until 6:00 p.m.).

Website: http://www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de
Entrance fee: Yes.

Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Michaeliskirche

This landmark of the city should be visited at noon for the (daily) organ concerts. Then there is an ascent to the tower, from which you have an excellent view of the city and the harbor.

Address: Englische Plank, Hamburg
Telephone: (040) 37 67 80
Opening times:

November to April: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

May to October: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Website: http://www.st-michaelis.de
Entrance fee: No entry fee (except for the tower climb and crypt).

Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: No

Warehouse district

The largest contiguous warehouse complex in the world, which has been part of the UNESCO cultural heritage since 2015, has partly retained its original function and today also has various tourist attractions, from the Hamburg dungeon to the world’s largest model railway to five smaller museums, namely the spice, Toy, Afghanistan, Customs and Warehouse City Museum itself.

Address: Speicherstadt, Hamburg
Website: http://www.speicherstadtmuseum.de
Disabled access: Yes
UNESCO: Yes

Tourist offices

Hamburg Tourism

Hauptbahnhof, Hamburg
The main office of the tourist information office is at the back of the main train station, Kirchenallee entrance. There are also branches at the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken (between quays 4 and 5), in the arrival area of ​​the airport and at the Dammtor and Jungfernstieg train stations.

Address: Hamburg
Telephone: (040) 30 05 13 00
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Website: http://www.hamburg-tourism.de

Visitor passes

The Hamburg Card, which is available from the Tourist Office and at the central information and service counter at Hamburg Airport in the Airport Plaza on level 0, grants unlimited use of all public transport in the greater Hamburg area and includes free or reduced admission to the best sights of the city City as well as taking part in excursions.

Hamburg Market