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Things to do in Hamburg

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lake
“Auter Alster lake, the best residential area in Hamburg. Houses surrounding the lake form the historic Hamburg front line. Very famous with locals for running / cycling around. Surrounded by green park and is very nice to walk around in the summer. A walk takes about 1.5 - 2 hours and is 8 km long. I highly recommend to walk around all surrounding area and visit all small streets to see very beautiful old buildings”
  • 77 locals recommend
Café
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“It’s about a 20 Minute nice walk to the Alster (the big lake in the middle of Hamburg) and the Alsterperle. In winter, you should have a Glühwein or a “Lumumba” (Hot Chocolate with Rum) here and just watch the lake. It’s calm and cosy and they have warm blankets. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Café
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“One of the best cakes in town but be patient - most of the time there is a waiting line. Also good for late breakfast (until 4pm). ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Pub
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“famous Bar in St George Lange Reihe. Very down to earth German food. Big portion and good prices and beer. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Route
“Bus number 6, driving to the city, there is the biggest shopping area at hamburg.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Motorcycle Shop
“Rooftop in the Summer is best spot to see the Alster(Sea). Also Restaurant is very good. Rooftop is only open in Summer.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Gute Cocktailbar mit Happy Hour, sehr zu empfehlen. / Very good cocktails, highly recommended (they also have happy hour).”
  • 12 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Nice classy atmosphere, excellent kitchen, not low budget but worth it. Recommended to stay longer.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Establishment
“Natatorium with two indoor pools and one outdoor pool, one big waterslide and diving boards up to 10 meters.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Establishment
“Unser Supermarkt gleich in der Nähe, nur 5 Minuten zu Fuß entfernt. Alles für den täglichen Bedarf.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Theatre
“Tolle und günstige Veranstaltungen. Besonders witzig und manchmal auch etwas ernster finde ich die Poetry slams.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Ein familiengeführtes Café mit gemütlicher Atmosphäre und köstlicher Frühstückskarte. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Nicht ganz günstig aber einen Besuch wert. Öfters mal Mottopartys. Einfach mal checken :-)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“gay-friendly, very nice & small bar. nice place to hang out, indoors & outdoors”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“It’s about a 20 Minute nice walk to the Alster (the big lake in the middle of Hamburg) and the Alsterperle. In winter, you should have a Glühwein or a “Lumumba” (Hot Chocolate with Rum) here and just watch the lake. It’s calm and cosy and they have warm blankets. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Café
“One of the best cakes in town but be patient - most of the time there is a waiting line. Also good for late breakfast (until 4pm). ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Pub
“famous Bar in St George Lange Reihe. Very down to earth German food. Big portion and good prices and beer. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Nice classy atmosphere, excellent kitchen, not low budget but worth it. Recommended to stay longer.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Modernes Burger Restaurant mit kreativem, stilvollen Interieur, wechselndem Menü, Cocktails und Foodtruck.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Das Ambiente ist hier einfach klasse. Muss man mal gewesen sein. PS: Das Essen schmeckt übrigens auch sehr gut :D”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“A nice cocktail bar and restaurant with a beautiful ambient bamboo design, located at a famous scene street. Try their tasty Burgers & Chips, even for vegetarian and vegan Panda lovers.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Wine Bar
  • 3 locals recommend

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