Apartment, Accommodation & Rooms in Hamburg
The modern, elegant and throbbing city of Hamburg
is one of Germany’s best loved cities. It is one of the main economic centres of the country and is home to Europe’s second biggest port. Despite the large industrial presence, giant container storage depot and ever present gigantic ships, Hamburg is a beautiful city and its port just adds to the city’s exciting image. You’ll find plenty of impressive architecture around the city hall and surrounding streets, some lovely parks and good nightlife. There are many hotels and also good budget accommodation in Hamburg. If you’d like to experience Hamburg the way locals do, why not find a Bed and Breakfast, apartment or holiday home to rent in the city. You’ll wake up in the city a real Hamburger!
There are more canals in Hamburg than there is in Amsterdam
Hamburg has more jewellery shops, perfumeries, nail studios and yoga studios than any other city in Germany!
Hamburg is seven times bigger than Paris
and two times bigger than London!
Hamburg has plenty of parks and was awarded the European Green Capital award in 2011!
Things to do and see in Hamburg
Hamburg has much to offer visitors to the city. Often tourists coming to Germany overlook Hamburg and instead opt to go to Munich
. This is the shame as Hamburg is most certainly one of the prettiest and interesting German cities with a distinctive, culture and feel. Perhaps a good place to start your visit of Hamburg is at the world famous St Michaelis Church
bell tower which towers over the city. Known affectionately as Michael by locals, the beautiful church contains an impressive vaulted nave, three musical organs and the view from the top is spectacular. It’s always good to get a view over a new city, if only to get your bearings! The area around the Hamburg City Hall
is beautiful and popular with tourists. Visit Hamburg on a weekend and you might see one of Hamburg’s more curious traditions in action. People celebrating their 30th birthdays who aren’t married at that point are publicly humiliated by their friends in front of the city hall by being made to sweep up beer bottle caps that have been deliberately scattered over the ground!
The Alster Lake
is situated next to the area where the city is located. It is one of the most picturesque areas of Hamburg and is a favourite with tourists and locals alike. You can take a boat ride or a cruise from Alster Lake along one of Hamburg’s many canals. You’ll find many pretty sailing boats in the lake during the summer and in the winter the frozen lake becomes a huge ice skating link! For a pretty view of Hamburg from across the River Elbe
it’s possible to walk under the river via the famous Old Elbe Tunnel
. Huge lifts will take you underground and the well-lit pedestrian walkway will take you to the other side, where you can enjoy the view with a beer and hot dog. Find the tunnel entrance at Steinwerder.
If you manage to catch the Hamburger Dom
, a huge public festival held three times a year, you’ll be in for a treat. This fair attracts 9 million visitors a year and always begins with a parade. You’ll find all kinds of fair attractions at the festival including big wheels and beer tents. It is the longest festival in the region and lasts a month!
Nightlife in Hamburg
Nightlife in Hamburg is legendary and on weekends it is one of the most exciting places to spend an evening in Germany. Modern Hamburg is packed with exciting bars, underground clubs and great music. The Sternschanze
area of the city is where some of Hamburg’s best bars are located and the area is frequented by locals, not tourists. The magnetic pull of the Reeperbahn
, Hamburg’s famous seedy district perhaps ensures Sternchanze remains free of tourists and the Reeperbahn area has become a hugely popular destination with English stag nights. Whilst the Reeperbahn might have cleaned up its image in recent years, you can still find seedy streets and dive bars that hark back to the time when The Beatles stayed in Hamburg and performed in the area. Astra Beer
is the local beer that is available throughout the city. A typical night in Hamburg on Saturday finishes with a visit to the Altona Sunday fish market
at around 6am, where you soak up the beer with fresh fish and have one last dance to the live band performing on the harbourside – brilliant!
is located 5 miles to the north of Hamburg city centre. The best way to reach the airport is by taking the S-Bahn metro system which will take you into the city centre in 15 minutes at the cost of €2 –a bargain! Getting around Hamburg is very straightforward. Key to this is the extensive U-Bahn and S-Bahn metro systems that serve every part of the city. It is an efficient and clean system and you’ll find yourself singing its praises! There’s also a good bus system and ferries operate along the River Elbe that runs through Hamburg out to sea. It is possible to cycle around Hamburg and the city is generally considered to be bike friendly.