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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Alex im Alsterpavillon

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Perhaps Hamburg's best-known café, the Alex im Alsterpavillon sits on the edge of the Binnenalster at Jungfernstieg. Its curving terrace...

Alster Lakes

  • Promenade/Boardwalk

The twin lakes of the Binnenalster (Inner Alster) and Aussenalster (Outer Alster) provide Hamburg with some of its most celebrated vistas.


  • Museum/Gallery

This museum and family-research center tells the story of European emigration to the United States and elsewhere. The complex on the...


  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

At the entrance to Grosse Freiheit stand life-size steel silhouettes commemorating the five original Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney,...

Bucerius Kunst Forum

  • Museum/Gallery

This independent art gallery, considered one of the leading exhibition houses in northern Germany, has staged four major exhibitions...


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Almost 5 million bricks went into the construction of this marvelous building at the heart of the Kontorhausviertel, a collection of...


  • Neighborhood/Street

The oldest residential area in the Old Town of Hamburg now consists of lavishly restored houses from the 17th through the 19th century.


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A pair of large markets built in 1911–12, not far from the main train station, now house two of Germany's largest exhibition halls...


  • Market/Bazaar

A trip to the Altona Fischmarkt is definitely worth getting out of bed early—or staying up all night—for. The Sunday markets hark...

HafenCity Infocenter Kesselhaus

  • Information Center

In an old 19th-century boiler house, this popular information center documents the HafenCity urban development project. In addition to...