Hamburg Sights

Despite being a large, sprawling city that covers almost as much ground as Berlin, Hamburg feels a lot more compact. The bulk of its major attractions and sights are between the Alster lakes to the north and the city’s harbor and the Elbe River to the south. At the center of the city are the Altstadt and Neustadt—the city’s historical core. East of the Altstadt is St. Georg, a major gay neighborhood.

To the west of the Neustadt lie the nightlife district of St. Pauli and its neighbor the Schanzenviertel, while farther down the river are the more multicultural areas of Altona and Ottensen, and the quaint settlement of Blankenese. Just south of the Altstadt are the port-side districts of the Speicherstadt and the HafenCity.

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Altes Land 3

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Planten un Blomen

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In 1821, a botanist planted a sycamore tree in a park near Dammtor train station. From this tree, a sanctuary for birds and plants evolved...


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To most Hamburgers this impressive neo-Renaissance building is the symbolic heart of the city. The seat of the city's Senate (state government...


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The hottest nightspots in town are concentrated on and around St. Pauli's pulsating thoroughfare, the Reeperbahn, and a buzzing little...


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An excursion to this little museum, inside an original, 19th-century warehouse, gives you a sense of the trade that flowed through the...

Spicy's Gewürzmuseum

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Hamburg's proud past as Europe's gateway to the world comes to life at the tiny but fascinating Spicy's Gewürzmuseum, where you can...

St. Jacobi Kirche

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This 15th-century church was almost completely destroyed during World War II. Only the interiors survived, and reconstruction was completed...

St. Katharinen Kirche

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Founded in 1250 and completed in 1660, this house of worship was severely damaged during World War II, but has since been carefully reconstructed...

St. Michaelis Kirche

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The Michel, as it's called locally, is Hamburg's principal church and northern Germany's finest baroque-style ecclesiastical building.

St. Petri Kirche

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This church was created in 1195 and has been in continuous use since then. St. Petri is the only one of the five main churches in Hamburg...

Tierpark Hagenbeck

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One of the country's oldest and most popular zoos, the Tierpark Hagenbeck was founded in 1907 and is family owned. It was the world's...


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