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Best things to do in Hamburg

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“At Planten un Blomen you will find a variety of exotic and native plants. Highlights are the water light organ, the Japanese garden and the music pavilion.”
223 locals recommend
Park
“A super location to spend a sunny day at! Only a 15 minutes walk away from my flat :)”
213 locals recommend
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.”
104 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Great area to meet young people, have a drink and relax & a great view on the Port of Hamburg. There are also other restaurants and a museum boat in the area”
168 locals recommend
Church
“Quite an amazing church. On a clear day, be sure to climb the steeple for an amazing view of Hamburg. ”
130 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“To reach the longest shopping mall in Europe walk 15 min to Hamburger Strasse​.”
82 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Modern district at the Elbe. Great views and architecutre. Also hosts the Elbphilharmonie ;)”
106 locals recommend
Light Rail Station
“U3- yellow Line. The Station that takes you into the Schanzedistrict. Be bold and jump into a bar that suits you and enjoy. Venture out into side streets that go off from the Schulterblatt as well.”
113 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“pass the 'Old Elb-Tunnel' at Landungsbrücken. Just walk through it, have a look at the city from the other side of the river and get back to the city”
109 locals recommend
Beach
“You can't really go swimming here but you can sit in the sand and watch the big containerships go by and enjoy the sunshine.”
98 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Bars, Restaurants, Clubs - everything in one spot - also very nice to start your day with a good breakfast or brunch”
111 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
Premise
“Best (360°-) view of Hamburg - you can enter the balcony of the opera house without a ticket..”
70 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.”
64 locals recommend
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
Concert Hall
“The new landmark along the harbour is a must. You can go up to the public viewing gallery which wraps around the building and is free. Especially worth it on a sunny day. You have a great view over Hamburg and the harbour.”
49 locals recommend