Hotel.dk recommends the city of Hamburg in northern Germany for your
next mini break with your friends, family or partner. Hamburg is perfect
for a weekend trip – it is easy to get to, and there are often
great offers to be had on accommodation there.
is the second largest harbour city in Europe and the second largest city
in Germany as well if measured by population. Hamburg is one of the
oldest cities in Europe, and for centuries it has been one of Germany's
most important commercial hubs with the harbour as its main artery. All
this has made Hamburg into an international metropolis and one of the
wealthiest cities in Germany.
Hamburg - the harbour city
Naturally, Hamburg's atmosphere is influenced by its status as a
central European harbour city. The harbour district Hafencity is the
pulsing centre of the metropolis and offers a multitude of activities
for grownups and children alike.
Dining out in Hamburg
Dining out in Hamburg is great and very reasonably priced. The city has a
number of restaurants that have been awarded the famous Michelin star.
Hamburg also has a buzzing night life with lots of cosy restaurants,
bars and cafés. The neighbourhood surrounding the famous –
and notorious – Reeperbahn in particular is always good for a
Relaxing and shopping in Hamburg
The artificial Binnenalster lake in the centre of Hamburg is the perfect
spot for a relaxing walk, and the streets around the lake are full of
charming cafés, bars and designer shops.
Hamburg and football
Hamburg is also a well-known football city. It is home to two teams: the
top-flight HSV team and St. Pauli who is almost as popular as HSV in
spite of its second division status. The HSV stadium also houses a
football museum, the HSV museum, which is well worth a visit for
Things to see in Hamburg
Other notable Hamburg sights are the Tierpark Hagenbeck Zoo, the
Hamburger Kunsthalle art museum and the Beatles Museum dedicated
entirely to the British pop band.
In many ways, Hamburg is easy to access and easy to navigate on foot or
by the extensive public transport network of U-bahn, S-bahn and