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Hamburg Off the Beaten Path

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This guide presents you with some iconic landmarks as well as more off-beat spots that you definitely should not miss while visiting Hamburg!

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  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveler
  • Trendsetter

8 Places

5 City Tips

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8 Places

Cafe May

Restaurants

Harbor Piers

Piers & Boardwalks

Rickmer Rickmers

Ships

Warehouse District

Architectural Buildings, Historic Walking Areas

Jungfernstieg

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Alex

Restaurants

Reeperbahn

Neighborhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Olivia Jones Safari Tour

City Tours

Ann-Kristin B's City Tips

  • Local transportation is efficient and easy to use. You can buy a group ticket to make things even simpler.
  • When boarding the bus, always use the front door and show your ticket.
  • It is customary to tip 10% when you are satisfied with the service.
  • We say "Moin" as a greeting at any time of the day.
  • The Hamburg Card offers free travel on buses, trains, and ferries, plus up to 50% off at more and 130 attractions.
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    Cafe May
    Restaurants (German, Cafe, European)
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    A cozy and hip 1970s-style café, Cafe May is a fun place to kick off your day. The drinks and snacks are cheap, yet oh-so-tasty, and the comfy couches are a great place to enjoy them. Choose one of their selection of board games for an early morning duel.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • A very cheap breakfast buffet is available here every day, even on weekends.
    • I always order a baguette Hawaii. Tasty every time.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #79 of 2,639 restaurants in Hamburg
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • When in Hamburg....... 12/02/2016
    • Brunch Buffet 11/28/2016
    • Cafe May
    Address:
    Hein-Hoyer-Str. 14
    20359 Hamburg
    Germany
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    7:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Sat - Sun
    8:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Other:
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    Harbor Piers
    Piers & Boardwalks
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    An undisputed Hamburg highlight is the city's floating docks, called Landungsbrücken. Enjoy a walk along the promenade, taking in the magnificent view of the Hamburg Harbor — with all its ships and seagulls. Seafood restaurants are ubiquitous on these docks, tempting you at every turn with delicious fish rolls...

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • A cheaper alternative to the expensive barge harbor cruises are the public ferries. They run up and down the Elbe, and you can use them with your public transportation day ticket.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #12 of 292 things to do in Hamburg
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Culture 12/02/2016
    • Busy area 11/29/2016
    • Harbor Piers
    Phone:
    2015
    Other:
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    Rickmer Rickmers
    Ships
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    The Rickmer Rickmers is an old sailing ship that once imported rice from Hong Kong. Today, it is an interesting floating museum moored at Landungsbrücken (the floating docks).

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Family tickets are available for 2 adults and 2 children below 14 years.
    • You can save on tickets here with the Hamburg Card.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 292 things to do in Hamburg
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Company Holiday Function 12/03/2016
    • Nice old ship 10/31/2016
    • Rickmer Rickmers
    Address:
    Landungsbrucken
    Ponton 1a
    20359 Hamburg
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 40 3195959
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
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    Warehouse District
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Walking Areas
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    A stroll along the Landungsbrücken promenade will take you to historic Speicherstadt, the warehouse district. Here red warehouses, built on timber piles, sit between narrow canals. The area was once a custom-free zone, where coffee and spices were stored. Today, it is under constant redevelopment and home to many offices and museums.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you are keen for a museum visit, don’t miss the Spicy Gewürzmuseum, which is all about (you guessed it) spices!
    • Stop in for a coffee and treat at Wasserschloss, a restaurant in a castle.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 292 things to do in Hamburg
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful area 12/03/2016
    • Pleasant walk 12/02/2016
    • Warehouse District
    Address:
    Speicherstadt
    Hamburg
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 40 67383760
    Other:
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    Jungfernstieg
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    The 'heart of Hamburg,' Jungfernstieg is a street and promenade along the southern coast of the Inner Alster lake. There are a lot of shops and restaurants here, as well as companies offering boat tours on the lake. I recommend taking a walk here, past the luxury hotels, and across the Kennedy Bridge, which affords fantastic panoramic views of Hamburg city center.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Try the ice cream at the little shop next to the restaurant Alex.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 292 things to do in Hamburg
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • By the lake... 11/29/2016
    • Unmissable part of modern Hamburg 11/20/2016
    • Jungfernstieg
    Address:
    Jungfernstieg
    Hamburg
    Germany
    Other:
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    Alex
    Restaurants (Bar, Diner, Cafe, International, Gastropub, Asian)
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    Situated on the bank of the Inner Alster Lake, on the famous Jungfernstieg, Alex is a modern restaurant offering you unique views from your dinner table. Because of its location, it is always crowded and can get noisy too, but the views make it worth a visit.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Make a reservation in advance and request a table overlooking the Inner Alster Lake.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #257 of 2,639 restaurants in Hamburg
    • Food and fantastic view 12/01/2016
    • Packed, but good 11/29/2016
    • Alex
    Address:
    Jungfernstieg 54
    20354 Hamburg
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 40 3501870
    Price range:
    $2 - $18
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 am - 1:00 am
    Mon - Thu
    8:00 am - 1:00 am
    Fri
    8:00 am - 3:00 am
    Sat
    9:00 am - 3:00 am
    Other:
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    Reeperbahn
    Neighborhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    Night clubs, bars, brothels…The Reeperbahn is one of Europe’s most famous streets — and Hamburg’s Party and Red Light district. It may feel a bit seedy in the area, but that is all part of the attraction! To check out the trendier bars and clubs in this area, explore the side roads Große Freiheit and Hamburger Bergs.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The party gets going from 11pm onwards. Before that time, clubs are pretty empty.
    • Do not miss the Beatles Memorial.
    • Attention guys: Herbertstraße is the famous street, isolated from the outside world, that ladies are prohibited from entering (excepting those, um, working ladies in the windows).
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 292 things to do in Hamburg
    • Reeperbahn Christmas market 12/03/2016
    • Eye opener 12/01/2016
    • Reeperbahn
    Address:
    Hamburger Berg 1
    20359 Hamburg
    Germany
    Phone:
    +49 176 68075220
    Other:
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    Olivia Jones Safari Tour
    City Tours
    Ann-Kristin B Says:

    Olivia Jones is our famous local Drag Queen. Recently, she won the celebrity show 'I'm a star...get me out of here' and is now known throughout the whole of Germany. She offers funny and unique Red Light district tours, which always end in one of her three bars.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Definitely book tickets in advance!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 97 Tours in Hamburg
    • Tour de Wanders - Die Kieztour mit Kult-Star Lilo Wanders 10/06/2016
    • Tolle Unterhaltung, man kann mal hinter die Kulisse schauen.Tolle Sache viel gelacht. 09/29/2016
    • Olivia Jones Safari Tour
    Address:
    St. Pauli
    Hamburg
    Germany
    Other:
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