Hamburg: Top things to do and see
Hamburg is the second biggest city in Germany after Berlin. But what makes Hamburg really special is the so-called “Speicherstadt”. Being historically important for trade, Hamburg is nowadays one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, has more bridges than Venice and has gotten more and more popular as a touristic destination for a city trip. So, here’s an overview of the top things to do and see in Hamburg.
Stroll around in the “Speicherstadt”
Many canals wiggle through brick buildings, many bridges lead over those canals. Unique flair for sure. Centuries ago, goods arrived there and were put directly in the storehouses.
Anyhow, the “Speicherstadt” is the most remarkable landmark of Hamburg.
Pay the “Miniature Wonderland” a visit
Curious about the world at one glance? If you like locomotives, the Miniature Wonderland is an absolute must-visit! Several continents with much love for detail are built after. Especially the stunning light system is worth a mention as well. Day and night, airports as well as central stations, Wild West as well as civilized metropolises can be seen.
Breathtaking views from the “Michel”
“Michel” is the affectionate name of locals for St. Michael’s Church. It is possible to go up for a small fee. Nowadays, even an elevator is in to make it easier getting up.
Of course, you can also choose the stairs. Once you made it to the top, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Hamburg!
Stroll along the Elbe at “Landungsbrücken”
Until today, Hamburg is an important trading port. At “Landungsbrücken”, many ships buckle on and doff the port.
Beautiful to watch, but even more important: Many tours of Hamburg via boat are offered as well! If you are interested in seeing Hamburg’s secret corners, go for it – fully recommended.
Rickmer Rickmers in Hamburg is an old ship which is nowadays used as a museum.
After a restauration of four years, the windjammer presents its history as well as general information of life on board centuries ago and how a windjammer works.