Often known as the “Gateway to the world”, Hamburg is the 3rd most visited city in Germany. According to Hamburg tourism, the number of overnight stays has seen an 8.4% increase since 20155.
The main reason why Hamburg is so popular on everyone's bucket list is that the city’s got it all. It has sites worth visiting for history lovers, nature admirers, couples, and families as well. And if you are the one among who is planning to pay a visit to this mesmerizing city, then these places should be at the top of your bucket list:
- Miniature wonderland
You would be lying if you haven't heard about the beautiful miniature wonderland in Hamburg, Germany. It is one of the best places to visit if you are going with your little ones.
The reason why this wonderland is special is that it covers an entire warehouse. You can see models of trains which are 15 km long, some parts of Australia, Italy, and even the United States!
In the wonderland, the day is only for about 15 mins as the computer controls the lights. You will be able to see trains, moving, airplanes and helicopters taking off, windmills moving, and even space shuttles. Now isn’t that exciting? There's usually a long queue for the miniature wonderland every day so, buy your tickets in advance to enjoy everything about this beautiful place without any hurry.
- St. Michaels church
Want to fix a boring day out? Then visit the epic St. Michael’s church located at Englisch Planke in Hamburg.
The baroque style of the church is surely going to give a treat to your eyes and the 132-meter-high tower provides a spectacular view of the whole city. It's better to visit this place in the evening, as the lights turn up throughout the city, the view becomes more impeccable.
If you are a lover of art, you simply can't miss out on this beauty. Kunsthalle is one of the best museums in the whole of Germany. It is also one of the most recognizable landmarks in Hamburg.
In this museum, you will be able to see masterpieces from both classical and contemporary artists. 16th and 17th-century Dutch masters, old masters such as Rembrandt, and even priceless works of Picasso and Andy Warhol are all shown here.
The Kunsthalle is made up of 3 buildings, so if you have any other plans for the day, let me warn you, you won’t be able to be there on time. All that being said, if you are coming to Hamburg, don't miss out on this historical beauty at all.
- International maritime museum
Adding to the list of museums, this international maritime museum will give you an insight into marine life. You may have even heard about the great artificial lakes of Hamburg and the fish markets. Well, that is enough to say this city holds a strong connection to its maritime life.
Get enlightened with Peter Taams collection of 40000 items which includes model ships, construction plans, uniforms, and over 1 million photographs of maritime art.
The best part about this museum is that they have regular opening hours. So, there's literally no reason to miss out on a visit to this extraordinary place.
- The Reeperbahn
Looking to do something in Hamburg at night? Then the Reeperbahn has got you covered. It is, undoubtedly, the best place in Hamburg for wanderers of the night.
It has some amazing clubs and restaurants, so if you want to get a taste of the best, authentic food in Hamburg, you can’t miss this!
The place also has a red-light area, so if you are travelling with kids, opt out of this place. But, if you actually want to enjoy the nightlife of Hamburg, don't miss out on this beauty.
For all the singles who are looking for some company, you can look for an established agency in Hamburg and take along some models… Yes, Hamburg offers that as well!
Last, but definitely not least is the Speicherstadt. It is a UNESCO-protected World Heritage site and the largest warehouse in the entire world. And for all the right reasons, the neo-gothic architecture is immensely eye-catching and the leisure activities hook tourists throughout the day.
The best thing you can do here is walk and enjoy the splendid view but if you wish, you can also take a boat trip to enjoy the scenic beauty of this amazing landmark of Germany.
Over to you…
So, now that you are super excited to visit Hamburg, and also have your to-go list prepared, what’s the wait worth for? Needless to say, you will have an amazing experience and a zillion photographs to keep in your memory box.