Hamburg is one of the most important cities of Germany, and the second one in size, after Berlin. Its bohemian, cultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere make tourists fall in love with this city. There are no end of interesting places and exclusive hotels located in the centre of Hamburg.
In this post we will talk about some of the most tourist places of Hamburg. These are a must visit, but there are other many places worth a look in the city
Port of Hamburg: It is undoubtedly one of the most important ports of the world both in size and commercial relevance. It is composed by a group of channels, bridges, wharfs, containers and ships which are themselves a real tourist attraction.
You can visit it by one of the tourist ships that sets sail from there for the principal channels of the city, giving tourist information during the trip. It is also very interesting going to the fish auctions made each Sunday in the old fish market of Hamburg.
Kunsthalle museum: It consist of three buildings of great architectural importance.
It has one of the most important art collections of Germany with works of prominent artists such as Andy Warhol, Rembrandt, Caspar David Friedrich, Edvard Munch, among others.
Hamburg Rathaus: If you stay in a hotel in the centre of Hamburg, you could easily visit the Rathaus, seat of the government of the city. Built after the original town hall that was burnt down in the fire of 1842, the present building is characterised by its Neo-Renaissance style. It is situated in the central Altstadt neighbourhood, near to the Alster lake and to the central station.
St. Michael’s Church: Next to the port, this church is one of the most emblematic sites of Hamburg, this Protestant Church owes its name to the archangel Michael. It is located in the city centre, where you will find the most elegant hotels of Hamburg. For a great view of Hamburg, ascend its great tower by walking or by lift.
Planten un Blomen: A great botanical garden where you can appreciate numerous trees and plants species, as well as enjoy a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere.
Hamburg Museum: It is located in the San Pauli neighbourhood. Its extensive collection displays the history of the city, the residents way of life, their traditional trades, the port activity, the most important figures of its history, etc…
International Maritime Museum: Its international collection explores the shipping history through the ages. On display are ship models, construction plans, paintings, photos, letters, as well as a wide variety of maritime objects.