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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.

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
Cinema
“Shows a large selection of movies in original language with subtitles. Also great little bistro attached. Very lively due to it's location in the university quarter”
65 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Top-notch place from Hamburg's most notorious chef Tim Mälzer. Located in an atmospheric slaughterhouse, divided into a bistro and a haute cuisine section. Book a table!”
66 locals recommend
Museum
“It´s just around the corner from Hauptbahnhof. They have a few exhibitions at the same time. You pay one price and can visit all.”
52 locals recommend
Stadium
“The famous stadium of St. Pauli. If you can get some tickets - it´s an impressive atmosphere.”
55 locals recommend
Pier
“a very nice spot in Ottensen. vieew to the river & and chillout area in the summer. also nice for a run ;)”
75 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“shopping area. very close to the appartment (10 minutes) also, many small boutiques around the shopping centre.”
61 locals recommend
Music School
“The Alster is Hamburg's second most important river. Have a walk around there. ”
61 locals recommend
Cinema
“Das Zeise-Kino bietet Filme abseits des Hollywood-Mainstream - und ein schönes, urbanes Umfeld in Altona. Tickets gibts online. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The Zeise cinema offers films off the Hollywood mainstream - and a beautiful, urban environment in Altona. Tickets are available online.”
75 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. ”
86 locals recommend
Bar
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“super popular bar in the center of the lively Sternschanze area. just explore that area - it's really nice”
60 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very hip and young. They play good music, inside smoking and they have a great happy hour with caipirinhas for 4€.”
59 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
Route
“its every Sunday morning 6-9.30 am and its the busiest market in Hamburg and a must see you can buy food and souvenirs and really good coffee. go there after clubbing if you're not an early riser ”
77 locals recommend
Food
“The Fischmarkt (fish market) and its barkers are famous in Hamburg. Its only open on Sundays from 6-9 AM so either you get up early or you go all night and have a morning snack there. Live rock band in the Fischauktionshalle and many market stores where ou can buy cheap veggies, fish, souvenirs etc.”
51 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Restaurant with beach atmosphere. Really tasty burgers. Not so pricy. In outdoor area they have sand and real fire places. Sometimes can be overcrowded though (in the evenings and over weeknds)”
57 locals recommend