addition to the wealth of shopping opportunities on offer in Hamburg,
there are also numerous cultural activities to tempt any visitor to the
city: a large number of theatres, an opera house and a world-famous
ballet, as well as some 50 museums, provide a truly diverse choice.
Hamburg - where the world comes together: to see and be seen on the
Jungfernstieg, to relax and unwind at the Elbe and Alster parks, to
have a good time in the pubs and shopping streets, to enjoy the
international culture and to play roulette, baccarat and black jack in
Hamburg's Spielbank casino.
Hamburg is well known for
its many church spires; they rise high above other
buildings, creating a magnificent skyline. Remarkable places of worship
in Hamburg include St. Peter's, St.
Michaelis, St. Jacobi, St. Nikolai and St. Catherine's, to
name but a few. Some of the churches date back to the 11th century, and
after the war, they were perfectly reconstructed down to the finest
hundred-year-old Speicherstadt is the largest warehouse complex in the
world. Exquisite goods are stored here, such as coffee, tea, cocoa and
oriental rugs. The Speicherstadt
Museum and the Spice Museum offer an insight into the
of the Speicherstadt. Bordering the Speicherstadt
which combines living and office space, as well as leisure facilities.
- Port of Dreams
A world of adventure has
been built within this historical
city of emigration, which is dedicated to telling the
story of over five million people who left their homeland between 1850
and 1934, setting off from Hamburg to start a new life in America.
Discover the reasons for their emigration and experience every step of
the journey from Europe to New York via Hamburg.
The Alster is a 160-hectare
lake in the heart of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Many
canals dissect a beautiful park, offering a world of sport and
recreation. All around the Alster, cafés and restaurants provide the
perfect place to while away a few hours. The Kennedy and Lombard
bridges separate the larger outer Alster from the smaller inner Alster.
most famous street in Hamburg is an absolute must for any visitor to
the city. The red-light district, "the
most sinful stretch in Hamburg", offers more than just
eroticism; here, in the many clubs and bars, is where visitors will
find the pulse of Hamburg's nightlife. This entertainment district has
a cultural highlight for everyone, whether young or old, with the
operetta house and Schmidt's theatre with comedy, musicals and cabaret.
Those who have been
partying on the Reeperbahn until the early hours can reinvigorate
themselves on Sundays at the fish market, as early as 5 am (from 7 am
October to March). Yet it is not just the night owls who are drawn to
the fish market in the early morning. Thousands of visitors taste the
fresh fish here and enjoy taking in the atmosphere with all the hustle
and bustle of the market, including the famous stall holder Aale Dieter.
Whether in the Schanze,
or the red-light district, either smart or casual, there is something
to suit everyone in the nightlife of Hamburg. The Alpha Noble Ice Bar,
Germany's first and only ice bar, Bar Indochine, an elegant bar in the
style of 1920s China and many other locations are always worth a
visit.The Gendarmenmarkt square offers exclusive drinking and dining