Hamburg

Hamburg

Currency: Euro

Languages: Predominantly German

Tax Refund: Can be done when leaving the European Union

Attractions:

Rathaus

Vast neo-Renaissance town hall with a vaulted hallway & opulent state rooms. It is definitely one of the must visit in the city. It is open daily from 7am to 8pm. One of the grandest building in the city. It was built in 1897 out of sandstone in Neo-Renaissance style, including a 112 m tower. Guided tours takes place daily and cost 5 Euros.

Landungsbrucken

This is one of the landmark in the city, it is a century old tunnel, known as the Elb Tunnel, running under the river. Above it also boost awesome views of the harbour. The tunnel is open 24 hours.

Speicherstadt Warehouse district

Located towards the south of the train station, along the rivers, this district is extremely gorgeous, building linked by all the bridges, A very nice to take pictures. The buildings stand on timber-pile foundations, oak logs. Check it out In different times of the day.

Mahnmal St. Nikolai

The St Nicholas Church is one of the five in the city, it was complicated in 1195 and currently still one of the tallest in the city. Check it out.

U Boat Museum

Soviet Submarine B-515 is located on the river, just a stone throw away from the Fischmarkt, and this makes it perfect for a place after feasting at the market. Check it out to see how a soviet submarine living condition is. Open from 9am to 8pm, Mon to Sat, from 11am on Sun. Tickets cost 9 Euros for adults and 6 for reduced.

Fischmarkt

A local delight and definitely a must visit for all tourists to Hamburg. In fact you have to wake up early as the market is open on Sun 6am and it winds down after 8 or 9am. Check out the market and feast on the delightful fish sandwiches from one of the vendors.

Elbphilharmonie

This weird looking concert hall is the latest attractions to Hamburg. The glassy construction resembles a hoisted sail, water wave, iceberg or quartz crystal. It is one of the largest and acoustically most advanced concert halls in the world. It is popularly nicknamed Elphi. It is very nice to explore and head up to one of the floors to get one of the best view of the city. Check out the Panorama Window.

Restaurants:

Nord Coast Cafe

Deichstraße 9, 20459 Hamburg, Germany

The best place for a cup of coffee in town, the coffee is freshly roasted in the shop. The place is open from 10am to 6pm on weekends and from 9am on Weekdays. Besides coffee, they sell some small dishes as well.

 

Ristorante Borsalino

Sternstraße 125, 20357 Hamburg, Germany

A popular Italian restaurant just inside the city centre. They are open from 6 – 11pm from Mon to Sat. Their lunch special on Fri 12 – 3pm is extremely worth it. Where you get 2 course for only 7.90 Euro.

Café Gnosa

Lange Reihe 93, 20099 Hamburg, Germany

Nearby to the train station, this place is good for light lunches and breakfast. The desserts are good as well. They are open daily from 10am to 11pm, extended on Fri and Sat. They have lunch specials as well.

Luicella Ice Cream

Detlev-Bremer-Straße 46, 20359 Hamburg, Germany

They have two location in town, said to be the best place for ice cream in town. There is a wide variety of flavours, some of the must get include the white chocolate with avocado, caramel salt. The waffles are homemade as well. Do note that they are closed in winter season.

Better Burger Company

Rosenstraße Ecke, Gertrudenkirchhof, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

You can’t leave Hamburg without trying a Hamburger, and this is one of the place to do it. Affordable price and unique toppings. Open from Mon to Sat, 11am to 10pm and Sun from 12 – 8pm.

Kaffeerösterei Brügmann

Neuer Kamp 31, 20359 Hamburg, Germany

A coffee store located in the Rindermarkthalle St Pauli. The place sells good coffee which are freshly roasted and breads. Perfect for a bite and to rest your legs. Open from 8am to 8pm daily, till 2pm on Sun. The market is also nice for some shopping.