The cityscape of Hamburg is inextricably linked to its port, the second largest in Europe.
Venice of the North
Did you know that there are more bridges in Hamburg than in Venice? Especially in the Speicherstadt, which extends over 1.5 km, there are a variety. Therefore, the city is also referred to as the Venice of the North. The Speicherstadt used to serve as a duty-free area and so it was possible to trade without tariffs in the harbor of the Speicherstadt from 1881 to 1888. Over time, the Port of Hamburg has changed again and again.
The harbor and the Elbphilharmonie
A good example of the fact that the metropolis is changing is the Elbphilharmonie. After 10 years of construction, the concert hall was opened on 11 January 2017. Thus, the Hanseatic city has another impressive sight next to the attractive city center and the imposing harbor. City trips to Hamburg will never go out of style because of the constant change.
Culture and art
With over 50 museums, culture lovers will also get their money's worth. Not far from the main station, starts Hamburg's Kunstmeile. Here you will find the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Museum of Arts and Crafts.
Nightlife on the Reeperbahn / St. Pauli
If you want to turn night into a day, then the Reeperbahn and the Schanzenviertel are the right place for you. In addition to discos, concerts, cozy bars and pubs, the neighborhood offers everything that makes the heart of night owls beat faster. Immerse yourself in the vibrant nightlife of St. Pauli. Insider tips are available on the St. Pauli Kieztour.
Whether musical, shopping, art or culture interested, Hamburg offers something for everyone. There is no boring moment in the metropolis on the water. We gladly share our knowledge of Hamburg with you. Book your hotel today as well as the return journey to Hamburg.
Spend a few days in the Venice of the North and relax at the Scandic Hotel. Our sustainable insider tip: Hamburg is among the TOP 10 greenest cities in Europe. Download the app Umweltrallye Hamburg and learn exciting information about sustainability in Hamburg. Visit one of Hamburg's 30 nature reserves. City tour by bike or on foot. When: daily. Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights.
A journey into the colourful world of Africa in the theatre in the harbour. » When: tue/ + wen at 6.30 pm, thu + fri at 8.00 pm, sat at 3.00 pm + 8.00 pm, sun at 2.00 pm + 7.00 pm. Duration: approx. 3 hours
Discover Hamburg's new concert hall and learn everything about the building. Visits to the concert halls not included. » When: daily every hour from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. Duration: 1 hour in E/Ger.
Are you a Beatles fan? Then you should definitely have a Beatles day with a local music lover during your stay in Hamburg. Visit places where the "Fab Four" performed, the bars and clubs where they played, and even the places where they stayed during their time in Hamburg. » When: Mon-Sun at 9.30 am, 1.30 and 5.00 pm. Duration: 3 hours in E/G
Experience a "crunchy" tour over the Kiez. From the 5-star hotel to the transvestite, this is the Kiez classics. On the probably most sinful 930 m long party mile workers as well as millionaires celebrate: » When: daily at 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm in E/G. Duration: approx. 2½ hours.
The Sternschanze is one of the smallest, but also most exciting quarters in Hamburg. On your tour you will enjoy the culinary variety of the quarter with five different delicacies and two drinks. Listen to exciting stories and discover real craftsmanship. » When: daily at 3.00 pm and 7.00 pm in D/E. Duration: 2 hours.
Enjoy a romantic boat trip through the illuminated Speicherstadt and through the sea of lights of Hamburg harbour. Admire the ocean giants, the container gantry cranes, the Elbe Philharmonic and cruise along the modern HafenCity. » When: daily at 7.00 pm in G. Duration: approx. 1 hour.
Free ride on the public. Transport in the greater Hamburg area (incl. airport) and free or reduced admission to various museums and Miniatur Wunderland. (Up to 3 children under 15 years included).
See the best of Hamburg with your day ticket for the Hop-On/Hop-Off buses. Take a double-decker bus and get off at any of 29 stops. Discover the Speicherstadt, HafenCity, Reeperbahn and more. » When: daily from 9.30 am. Duration: 1 day, multilingual audio guide (incl. English).