Take a look at our list of the top 20 things to do in Hamburg
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and a major port. It is also a global service, media, logistics and industrial hub with many big companies having their headquarters here. Hamburg has been an important financial centre for centuries, and is the seat of Germany’s oldest stock exchange and the world’s second oldest bank, Berenberg Bank. It also serves as a cultural and international center, as numerous events, festivals and conferences are held here every year. Naturally, in such a large and old city, the tourism is flourishing as well. Take a look at our list of the top 20 things to do in Hamburg if you decide to come here.
- Alter Elbtunnel
The Alter Elbtunnel is a hundred-year-old tunnel going under the river Elbe connecting central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river, allowing pedestrians, bicycles and cars to pass through. The tunnel walls are decorated with glazed terra cotta art displaying items related to the Elbe river, like fish, crabs, rats and even waste. It’s definitely worth coming here at least once on your trip.
2. Planten un Blomen
The Planten un Blomen is a large urban park in Hamburg, which translates to “Plants and Flowers”. While the name might not imply something big, it is actually a really beautiful park featuring a light, water and music show in the summer, and an ice skating rink in the winter. Playgrounds are available for children, and you can also simply just stroll around the park, have a picnic or just sit down and enjoy the nice weather.