Harbor City Hamburg – Why You Shouldn’t Miss Germany’s Maritime Treasure
Oktoberfest season is over, but that doesn’t mean you need to wait until next year to visit Germany!
There is so much more to explore in Germany and today’s post is introducing Hamburg, which is the best proof why you should allocate some more time to Germany for your next European vacation.
Due to its world-central port by the Elbe, Hamburg has a long merchant history.
You can experience Hamburg’s unique harbor charm every day when smelling the crisp sea air, but it’s most obvious when you visit the famous Sunday fish market, listen to the seagulls and have a chat with the proud local merchants.
Even after fishing hours Hamburg never loses its vibe. The city offers something for everyone: extensive shopping opportunities, great local and international cuisine, distinct architecture, boat tours and art galleries.
More active travelers can have a swim right in the city or use the same lake during winter for some world class ice-skating.
Though make sure to save up some energy for the nightlife!
The Reeperbahn is a legendary party street with drink prices dangerously starting at 99 cents, while more upscale or laid-back locations are waiting in many other corners of the city like the Schanzenviertel and are perfect to call it a day with an Alster (beer+lemonade).
Hamburg can also be a great base for day trips throughout the region, and there is a LOT to discover; you could fill two whole weeks just taking day trips in the surrounds here!
Watch this video to get into the Hamburg-vibe and get ready to explore it yourself:
Germany is celebrating 25 years of re-unification and all travelers are welcome to upload their impressions with #germany25reunified.
So don’t forget to share your shots when you pay Hamburg a visit!
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