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Things to do in Hamburg

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“This is one of the biggest parks in the centre of Hamburg, featuring the biggest Japanese garden in Germany and a historic botanic garden. It’s the perfect location for a stroll or a sunny picnic; in addition, the park frequently hosts nightly water and light concerts and musical performances.”
  • 225 locals recommend
Park
“One of the biggest parks europe. Definitiv to visit in spring and summer time. Always barbecaue, festivals and playing game.”
  • 215 locals recommend
Church
“The largest church in Hamburg is a beautiful baroque building that features a 132-meter high tower, offering a stunning view of the city from the top.”
  • 134 locals recommend
Exhibit
“It s one of my favorite such a “museum” in Hamburg. Specially in winter and cold seasons when u prefer to spend ur time somewhere inside and also see something new. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Modern district at the Elbe. Great views and architecutre. Also hosts the Elbphilharmonie ;)”
  • 107 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Right on the river, this is a local favourite especially in Summer. Hang out, grab a beer or some food and watch the huge container ships cruise into port.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a great area to get a drink in a bar (Katze, Sofa Bar, Goldfischglas). It is always a bit crowded but you meet a lot of people and it just has a nice flair around it”
  • 113 locals recommend
Beach
“You can't really go swimming here but you can sit in the sand and watch the big containerships go by and enjoy the sunshine.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Best (360°-) view of Hamburg - you can enter the balcony of the opera house without a ticket..”
  • 71 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“To reach the longest shopping mall in Europe walk 15 min to Hamburger Strasse​.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Hamburg's "Speicherstadt" in the Port of Hamburg is the world's largest historic warehouse complex. It is home to a large number of tourist attractions. Together with the Kontorhaus district including the Chile House, the Speicherstadt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of the largest museums in Germany with art collections covering seven centuries of European art, from the Middle Ages to the present day!”
  • 59 locals recommend
Nature
“pass the 'Old Elb-Tunnel' at Landungsbrücken. Just walk through it, have a look at the city from the other side of the river and get back to the city”
  • 110 locals recommend
Lake
“Auter Alster lake, the best residential area in Hamburg. Houses surrounding the lake form the historic Hamburg front line. Very famous with locals for running / cycling around. Surrounded by green park and is very nice to walk around in the summer. A walk takes about 1.5 - 2 hours and is 8 km long. I highly recommend to walk around all surrounding area and visit all small streets to see very beautiful old buildings”
  • 77 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The new landmark along the harbour is a must. You can go up to the public viewing gallery which wraps around the building and is free. Especially worth it on a sunny day. You have a great view over Hamburg and the harbour.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Very nice spot to have a cocktail while enjoying the view over the harbour from the 20th floor. Normally growded on the weekend, thus a reservation is necessary most of the times. ”
  • 90 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beach Bar
“Right on the river, this is a local favourite especially in Summer. Hang out, grab a beer or some food and watch the huge container ships cruise into port.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“Very nice spot to have a cocktail while enjoying the view over the harbour from the 20th floor. Normally growded on the weekend, thus a reservation is necessary most of the times. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Café
“It’s about a 20 Minute nice walk to the Alster (the big lake in the middle of Hamburg) and the Alsterperle. In winter, you should have a Glühwein or a “Lumumba” (Hot Chocolate with Rum) here and just watch the lake. It’s calm and cosy and they have warm blankets. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Top-notch place from Hamburg's most notorious chef Tim Mälzer. Located in an atmospheric slaughterhouse, divided into a bistro and a haute cuisine section. Book a table!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Café
“Amazing place in the tourist city centre, with a view on the Rathaus and historic decorations. Highly recommended for a quick coffee”
  • 59 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fancy rooftop restaurant and bar at the 20th floor of the "Dancing Towers" building with panorama view between the port and nightclub district. Awesome Food and Drinks => www.clouds-hamburg.de”
  • 49 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Restaurant with beach atmosphere. Really tasty burgers. Not so pricy. In outdoor area they have sand and real fire places. Sometimes can be overcrowded though (in the evenings and over weeknds)”
  • 58 locals recommend
Bar
“Breakfast,Cafe, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks and a great sunday breakfast buffet on sundays ”
  • 44 locals recommend

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