Hamburg: Best Things to Do

Pixabay - Photo by Francesco Ronge

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany with its famous harbor and also known as the city where you can party all night long.

It is worth to visit with its famous harbor and its merchants as well as numerous interesting places to visit.

The Speicherstadt is well-known to have the best scenery over the canal and also buildings around it.

Besides the harbor, you can discover the hidden gems of Hamburg by getting around the downtown.

Many good spots to stop and enjoying a warm summer season in Hamburg with its beautiful atmosphere.



There are lots of fun things to do in Hamburg that can keep you busy for a week. The weather in Hamburg is unpredictable and can rain at any time, so we have included some of Hamburg's attractions that you enjoy even when it rains. If you visit Hamburg with family, you will find many things to do in Hamburg like its Stadtpark Hamburg where you can spend the day with family or couples. And there's also International Maritime Museum that houses collection of Peter Tamm model ships and everything about ships.

Stadtpark Hamburg

One of the finest places in Hamburg to go on a beautiful summer day.

Best place to see the natural beauty and sunrise view.

Lake view is also awesome with colorful trees.

Nice place to rest with family.

Address : Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg International Maritime Museum

An enormous and incredibly interesting museum.

International maritime museum is keeping exhibits from ancients to modern times.

You can find not only ships or boats here,but in-depth look of naval history, explorations, cruise ships, fishing and etc.

Try to plan visit during simulation and it's an wonderful experience.

Address : Koreastraße 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany


If you're bustling around the downtown you can find many interesting places. You can visit St. Nikolai Memorial, it is the Gothic Awakening cathedral which was previously one of the five Lutheran Hauptkirchen in the city of Hamburg, Germany. You can also visit Planten un Blomen, a park which is centrally located in the city of Hamburg and ideally accessible by public transport.

St. Nikolai Memorial

Important part of Hamburg and German history, with impressive tower.

Both museum with some tragic history to tell, as well as tower's view point.

The church grounds are well kept and have some fitting displays.

The tower elevator is a nice ride and absolutely must see in Hamburg.

Address : Willy-Brandt-Straße 60, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Planten un Blomen

One of the most beautiful and replacing places in Hamburg.

There's so much to see and every part looks different.

It's a large, well-kept garden with many beautiful plants to enjoy.

The absolute best part though is the water fountain concerts during the summer.

Address : Marseiller Str., 20355 Hamburg, Germany


Before leaving the city of Hamburg, you can stop at Hamburg Kontor - Souvenirs & Gifts to buy some souvenirs and gifts to bring home. They provide many collections of unique items and interesting gifts.

Hamburg Kontor - Souvenirs & Gifts

Great little shop with a varied and magical selection.

Here you really get everything the heart of Hamburg desires.

There are many things from cheap to handmade.

Rich selection of souvenirs and souvenirs.

Very nice saleswoman.

Address : Carsten-Reimers-Ring 151, 22175 Hamburg, Germany


If you want to try the typical food in the city, you can try at many restaurants available. Sweet dishes typical of Hamburg cuisine are Rote Grütze with milk, vanilla sauce, vanilla ice cream, or liquid cream, Fliederbeersuppe, Großer Hans served with cherry compote and bread pudding with lemon sauce.


Many people in Hamburg speak English, but unlike other European countries where English is the default second language used by most residents, German clear German for things every day.


May and October are the warmest months of Hamburg and also the main tourist season. Fall season with its brisk weather, fewer crowds is the best time to visit the city.


Hampton by Hilton Hamburg City Center is the best place to stay in the heart of the city. With complete facilities and comfortable rooms, you can get your stay better. And the easy access to public facilities and other places will let you get around at anytime. There's also Hotel Generator Hamburg with its worth try offers. They have all you need to have during stay at a hotel. You can get to this hotel right after you arrive in Hamburg.

Hampton by Hilton Hamburg City Centre

Excellent Hilton quality.

The rooms are very clean with modern furnishings

Breakfast excellent, wide selection and coped well with number of people too.

Friendly and warm welcoming staff.

Address : Nordkanalstraße 18, 20097 Hamburg, Germany

Hotel Generator Hamburg

Excellent hostel in the perfect location.

The place is close to central station and close to lots of shopping area.

The rooms are super clean and the bed is very comfortable, with warm duvet.

The breakfasts are superb.

The staff are very friendly and helpful.

Address : Steintorpl. 3, 20099 Hamburg, Germany


Philipps Restaurant is one of many restaurants you can find in the downtown of Hamburg. It has its own specialty in German cuisine as well as other cuisines. You can try to have your dinner well served at this restaurant. You can also visit Sagners Restaurant Hamburg with a comfy and delicious foods. They serve their best in making you feel satisfy with wide range of cuisines available.

philipps Restaurant

Pleasant and the best restaurant in the area.

The venue is a small boutique like place with a very relaxed atmosphere

They offer wonderful local and international choices on the menu.

The food was all well cooked, presented beautifully and of very generous portion sizes.

Incredibly friendly and helpful staff.

Address : Turnerstraße 9, 20357 Hamburg, Germany

Sagners Restaurant Hamburg

Excellent, cosy restaurant, with outstanding German food and great service.

The prices are very fair for the quality of food that you get.

Schnitzel is delicious and the mustard sauce with the fish is great.

It is wonderfully flavorful and filling.

Very kind and welcoming staff.

Address : Barcastraße 8, 22087 Hamburg, Germany


Café Paris located in the center of Hamburg city with classic and elegant design. You can enjoy your hot coffee and also working on your deadlines at this cafe. The atmosphere is quite good and nice. You need also visit törnqvist, it is a stylish coffee shop in a bright white space with a light installation and central counter island. It has a warm and stylish ambient to stop at.

Café Paris

A nice cozy French cafe in the heart of Hamburg.

This is a beautiful cafe to enjoy an early morning breakfast in the heart of Hamburg.

They also serve the american breakfast is really good, the pancake is big and fluffy.

Beautiful art novo decoration, stunning mosaic tiled roof and super friendly service.

Address : Rathausstraße 4, 20095 Hamburg, Germany


Such a cool concept, this hip coffee place.

The dedication and passion, they put into their work is a rare thing.

Delicious coffee and they make coffee like they are making art

Coffee tastes amazing for you coffee lovers this is a must find and a special gem.

Address : Neuer Pferdemarkt 12, 20359 Hamburg, Germany


CIU` DIE BAR can be your stop to drink in Hamburg. It is contemporary bar with flamboyant staff, leather-seated lounge & outdoor space; available for events. The next bar you can visit is The Gone Away Bar, not literally gone away, yet it has something to offer. You can drink the best spirits and beers in this bar with the sound of late night music.


It's a fancy bar with an awesome view.

Comfy seats and a great selection of drinks and bases.

A really extensive list of cocktails and normal prices in a nice atmosphere.

Friendly staff and fair prices.

Address : Ballindamm 14-15, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

The Gone Away Bar

One of favorite bars in Hamburg.

It offers best cocktails in Hamburg.

Made with homemade syrups, juices and sweeteners that help set Max's cocktails apart.

Such unique flavours and infusions, as well as immaculately made old favourites are on the menu.

Awesome owner and great crowds.

Address : Milchstraße 25, 20148 Hamburg, Germany


St. Michael's Church or called Michel, is one of the five main Lutheran churches in Hamburg and one of the most famous churches in the city. St. Michaelis is a city landmark and is considered one of the best Hanseatic Baroque Protestant churches. You can also see the City Town Hall. It is the seat of the local government of the Free and Hanseatic Cities in Hamburg, Germany. It was the seat of the Hamburg government and thus, the seat of one of the 16 German state parliaments.

Townhall Hamburg

You have to visit the town Hall otherwise you will miss one of the best places in Hamburg.

This place is magical and at Christmas time, it’s even more spectacular with the markets in the front square.

Beautiful architecture, romantic and breathtaking place.

The courtyard contains a glamorous fountain and you can get incredible views.

Very nice place for tourists who are visiting one of the nicest city here in Germany.

Address : Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

St. Michael's Church

It is a huge and gorgeous cathedral in Hamburg city.

Beautiful architectural design either outside and inside the building, wonderful old fashioned organs.

At the top of the tower, about hundred something meters tall,an splendid 360° view of the city could be enjoyed.

This is a great sightseeing spot for Tourists and must visit.

Address : Englische Planke 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany


Elbphilharmonie is a concert hall in the HafenCity region in Hamburg, Germany, on the Grasbrook peninsula on the Elbe River. It is one of the largest and most advanced acoustic-concert halls in the world and popularly called Elphi. Miniature Wunderland is a model of railroad and miniature of airport attractions in Hamburg, Germany, and the largest of its kind in the world. The train is located in the historic district of Speicherstadt in the city.

Miniatur Wunderland

The place is the most visited tourist destination for anyone coming to Hamburg.

It has a large number of miniatures of great cities, monuments, scenery, and locations.

Which are totally fascinating and full of artistic grandeur and excellence.

Fantastic presented miniature cities and landscapes.

Owners are amazing people as they offer the entrance for free if you don't have enough money.

Address : Kehrwieder 2-4/Block D, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Hamburg’s modern landmark, Elbphilharmonie is worth a visit.

The architecture is superb and the looks of the building are simply amazing.

It is idea to visit the place during late afternoon as it is ideal for nice photogenic shots.

The views of the harbor from the top are remarkable.

It is a must see for all tourists and the entry is free of cost.

Address : Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg, Germany