Cosmopolitan, creative Hamburg more than lives up to its billing as Germany's "Gateway to the World". Home to the country's largest port, the city is proud of its seafaring history – industrial-era warehouses have been imaginatively converted into quirky attractions like the German Customs Museum, while delectably fresh seafood features prominently on local menus.

    Long established as a creative trailblazer, Hamburg plays host to a world-class opera house and a thriving theatre scene, while art aficionados can marvel at masterpieces in blockbuster museums like the Kunsthalle and Bucerius Kunst Forum. Meanwhile, night owls will be seduced by the city's bohemian bars and hedonistic open-air dance parties.

    Where to shop & what to buy in Hamburg

    • 10 Shopping Experiences in Hamburg

      Posh arcades and family-friendly malls, young designers and fresh fish from the market – Hamburg covers all shopping bases. Make the most of it with this guide to the best of Hamburg shopping.

    Where to go & what to do at night in Hamburg

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Hamburg

      The best things to do after dinner in Hamburg range from theatrical performances to a bit of late-night partying and techno gigs. As one of Germany’s most important port cities, this thriving urban hub has a slew of well-regarded cultural institutions where you can spend exciting evenings. While after-dark revelry in Hamburg revolves around the St Pauli...

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    • Hamburg Travel Essentials

      Our Hamburg Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Germany. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I...

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