Visit Hamburg

Travelling to Hamburg by ferry

From the Hook of Holland, you'll be able to travel to Hamburg with ease by rail or road. When you arrive, simply take the train to Rotterdam, from where you'll be able to travel on by rail to Hamburg, or take your car on the ferry and you can drive from Hook of Holland to Hamburg in around five hours.


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Attractions

As Germany's second largest city, Hamburg is best known as a business destination but it also has plenty to offer the holidaymaker. From baroque St Michael’s church to Alster Lake and Hamburg Port, there's plenty to explore when you visit Hamburg. 


The Hamburger Dom is the biggest public festival in the north of Germany. Three times a year you can experience fun, nostalgia and thrills.


 St. Michael’s church, known locally as ‘Michel’, is Hamburg’s most famous landmark and its 132 metre steeple affords sweeping views of the city and the harbour from the viewing platform at the top.

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Galleries & model railway

Hamburg's diverse art galleries and museums will keep people of a range of interests occupied for hours on end. Explore the Miniature Wonderland model railway, the world's largest computer-controlled model railway, or the Hamburg Kunsthalle, an eclectic exhibition and art venue whose buildings date from 1869 to 1997.

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Maritime Museum

Hamburg’s grand seafaring tradition is reflected in many of its attractions. The International Maritime Museum covers over 3,000 years of shipping and marine history, and Hamburg’s pretty ‘Speicherstadt’ warehouse district includes the Speicherstadt Museum which provides an insight into Hamburg Port’s trading history as well as the everyday life of a docker.

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Shopping

Naturally, Hamburg's size makes it especially desirable for travellers who love to shop. 


If you're interested in designer fare, explore the Neuer Wall, while the Hanseviertel arcade and the Jungfernstieg offer shopping in a Hanseatic arcade and on the lakeside.

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Green Hamburg

It's a little known fact that Hamburg is Germany's greenest city. So if you love being outside, you can rest assured that a city break in Hamburg will offer you the open spaces you need. Visit Alsterpark on the shores of Alster lake and take a boat ride, or visit the ‘Planten und Bloomen’ park with its botanical gardens and Japanese garden.