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Things to do in Hamburg-Mitte

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.
Exhibit
“It sounds like something for kids only, but a visit at the Miniatur Wunderland is for everyone!!! It's really amazing what they've achieved there. Try to beat the queues and go there early or book an advance ticket. You should set at least 2 hours aside for this but you can easily spend hours and hours.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Hamburg's "Speicherstadt" in the Port of Hamburg is the world's largest historic warehouse complex. It is home to a large number of tourist attractions. Together with the Kontorhaus district including the Chile House, the Speicherstadt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of the largest museums in Germany with art collections covering seven centuries of European art, from the Middle Ages to the present day!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Plaza
“Hier gibt's einen spektakulären Blick auf die Alster und Shopping ohne Ende. Ihr seht das herrschaftliche Hamburg in voller Pracht. In den Patrizierhäusern sind heute coole und teure Geschäfte, das Apple-Logo ist allgegenwärtig. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Here you have a spectacular view of the Alster and endless shopping. You see the stately Hamburg in full splendour. In the patrician houses today are cool and expensive shops, the Apple logo is omnipresent.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Café
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“Amazing place in the tourist city centre, with a view on the Rathaus and historic decorations. Highly recommended for a quick coffee”
  • 60 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Das Hamburg Dungeon ist eine von Schauspielern präsentierte Kombination von Geschichtsstunde, Gruselkabinett, Show und Fahrgeschäften in der historischen Speicherstadt von Hamburg.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“International contemporary art and photography, 10 minutes walk from main station.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Perfect place to take a walk and feel the maritim spirit that surrounds the city”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“cradle of the "Gin Basil Smash" - fancy and almost hidden, very popular bar. Pricey but very good drinks”
  • 37 locals recommend
Route
“Our most famous shopping mall right in the front of the city lake "Alster". => www.europa-passage.de”
  • 14 locals recommend
Theatre
“One of Germanys most beautiful theaters. Shows often provide english Subtitles. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Route
“Our Townhallo - impressive, also by nigh. (Big winter fare in december). Every day FREE TOUR at 11 o´clock. It takes 3 hours and you pay as much as you like at the end of the tour. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Highlights of the collection are medieval altars of Master Bertram and Master Francke, paintings by Dutch artists of the 17th century, masterpieces of German Romanticism, Impressionism and classic Modernism, as well as international contemporary art.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“All famous brands are available under one roof. The food courts with variety of food is in basement.”
  • 18 locals recommend
City Hall
“The Hamburg Town Hall has impressive architecture making it a historic site. This magnificent sandstone building houses the city's senate and parliament. Come inside and walk around to discover the city's past! There is no entrance fee!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great view & location: perhaps a coffee or a meal at ALEX, sightseeing all around Jungfernstieg afterwards?”
  • 20 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Amazing place in the tourist city centre, with a view on the Rathaus and historic decorations. Highly recommended for a quick coffee”
  • 60 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great view & location: perhaps a coffee or a meal at ALEX, sightseeing all around Jungfernstieg afterwards?”
  • 20 locals recommend
History Museum
“Amazing museum! Do yourself a favor, visit it. Then go there in the evening again to take some breathtaking snapshots of the night lights in the area.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Interesting small place, on the way to Hafencity and Elbphilharmonie, good for a snack or a beer.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Fantastisches vietnamesisches Restaurant. Machen leider relativ früh zu. (Mo-Fr: 21.00 Uhr und Sa-So: 21:30 Uhr) €€ Awesome vietnamese restaurant. Sadly closing a bit early. (Mo-Fr: 21.00 h and Sa-Su: 21:30 h)”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great burgers, sweet potato fries, amazing cocktails - what else could you want?”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“huge yet cozy underground brewery in a historical house. Nice local beer and old-fashioned German cuisine. Quite touristy but it's always a good time there.”
  • 13 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“liegt in einem alten Kaufmannshaus in der historischen Deichstrasse. Immer gut besucht, aber tolle Atmosphäre. Im Sommer kann man auch draußen auf dem Fleet auf einem Ponton sitzen.”
  • 11 locals recommend

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