The city on the Elbe

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The charm of Hamburg enchants with countless attractions
Hamburg is more popular than ever as a tourist destination: The city on the Elbe records over 12 million overnight stays per year and is therefore even more popular with tourists than Paris. Considering the many attractions and sights that Hamburg has to offer, it is not surprising that so many people visit this cosmopolitan city in northern Germany.
Hamburg - Elbphilharmonie on the Elbe© pure-life-pictures / Fotolia

If, for example, the port of Hamburg attracts visitors, they quickly understand why it is called "the gateway to the world". In Europe's second largest port, it is a good idea to book a cheap harbour tour at the landing stages, during which you can watch container ships loading and unloading at the large shipyards. As well as cruise giants like the Queen Mary or the colourful AIDA ships. Also the impressive Speicherstadt, whose buildings used to serve as warehouses for tea, coffee and spices, is worth a visit.

One of Hamburg's most famous sights is the Reeperbahn in the St. Pauli district. The "most sinful mile in the world" is one of the largest entertainment districts and offers countless table dance bars, nightclubs and discotheques, as well as musical and theatre performances.

If you prefer a more peaceful atmosphere, you should take a look at "Planten und Blomen": the park, called the green heart of Hamburg, stretches as a leisure area from St. Pauli to the Alster and offers many green spaces with flowers and different plants. While in summer many open-air games take place, in winter an open-air ice rink can be made unsafe.

Hamburg also has a lot to offer culturally: the Kunsthalle, for example, which houses many works by the Old Masters, or the Miniatur Wunderland with over a hundred thousand figures, which is the largest model railway layout in the world and delights young and old alike. The most important landmark of the city of Hamburg is the St. Michaelis Church, which is affectionately called "Michel" by the people of Hamburg.
Hamburg - The city hall of Hamburg© carol_anne / Fotolia

The magnificent baroque building was completely destroyed by a fire in 1906 and completely restored. In addition to church services, many concerts are also held in the Michel and after dusk you can enjoy Hamburg's sea of lights at night on the open platform. If you walk further from the Michel towards Hamburg city centre, the shopping heart beats faster: on Mönckebergstraße, national and international brands are waiting for the shopping bags to be filled.

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