I love this city! Is so beautiful, is elegant, is clean, quite and fancy. I think is the place I would like to like in 10 years. I hope you found this Hamburg city guide useful 🙂
In December we got a free week, between Christmas and New Year, so we took a train an went here. From Berlin is just a 2 hours and half trip. We stayed at the Barceló Hotel, it is a really nice hotel and has a great location.
Some facts: Hamburg is the second biggest city in Germany, and it is situated on the river Elbe. 1.7 million people live here. Europe’s largest printing and publishing firm Gruner + Jahr and the Spiegel company are pillars of the media industry in Hamburg. The ensemble Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in July 2015.
Hamburg surrendered without a fight to British Forces on 3 May 1945. After the Second World War, formed part of the British Zone of Occupation; it became a state of the then Federal Republic of Germany in 1949.
The Inner German border — only 50 kilometres east of Hamburg — separated the city from most of its hinterland and reduced Hamburg’s global trade. Since German reunification in 1990, and the accession of several Central European and Baltic States into the European Union in 2004, the Port of Hamburg has restarted ambitions for regaining its position as the region’s largest deep-sea port for container shipping and its major commercial and trading centre.
This area is beautiful, just walk around and enjoy the view and the air. Walking around the port area is my favourite part of the city. There are some buildings you should see, like the recently open Elbphilarmonie, Chilehaus (a beautiful 1920s strange building with a shape resemble a ship), the Opera, Europa Passage Hamburg (for some shopping).
Another amazing part of the city is Neues Wall, walk by here in the day and at night. The beautiful lights will make you smile. Also, this area, is home for the stores of the first brands such as Chanel, Dior, Burberry.
The Miniatur Wonderland, is a fun place and you will spend hours lost in the details of the largest model railway in the world. Of course, you have the entire Hamburg in miniature, but you can also find other cities like Rome or Las Vegas.
Hope you can go and thanks for reading 🙂