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Hamburg Travel Guide

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Plan Your Hamburg Vacation

Frequently described as "the gateway to the world" by its proud citizens, the handsome port city of Hamburg has for centuries welcomed merchants, traders, and sailors to a rich assortment of grand hotels, fine restaurants, and, yes, seedy bars and brothels.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Alster cruises Marvel at the luxurious villas gracing the shores of the Alster lakes and its canals, relax and sip Glühwein (mulled wine) or a cool beer while listening to the major and minor details about the city.
  2. Historic harbor district Travel back in time and walk the quaint cobblestone alleys around Deichstrasse and the Speicherstadt.
  3. Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Deichtorhallen Spend an afternoon browsing through the fantastic art collections at two of Germany's leading galleries of modern art.
  4. Retail therapy Indulge your inner shopper as you weave your way through the streets behind the elegant Jungfernstieg, move up and down Mönckebergstrasse, stroll through Altona and the Schanzenviertel and end the afternoon at one of the funky cafés nearby.
  5. Sin City Stroll down Reeperbahn, browse in the quirky sex shops, and dive into the nightlife of Europe's biggest party district.

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