Hamburg: The Great Harbour of Germany

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Hamburg is located astride of the River Elbe and it's Germany's "Gateway to the World"! Its harbor is the second busiest harbor in Europe and the city is the second largest city in Germany. Hamburg has also a great history since its harbor has a great importance for Europe over years. The city's largest part was destroyed during the World War II but the historical value has been preserved. And a fun fact of Hamburg; the hamburger was named after this city because it is invented in here! (Thank you!) The city has 4 airports, so it's not hard to get in here. The public transport is also commonly used in here, that's why it's so easy to travel inside the city. So here is your guide for Hamburg!

First of all Museums

Hamburg is very rich when it comes to museums! You can enjoy different types of museums in here. For the art lovers, Kunsthalle is the best option for you. This baroque building is famous for its 19th Century paintings and also its modern art. For art lovers, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe is also a great option for art, applied art and also design. For photography and contemporary art, you have to check the Deichtorballen! Hamburg Museum is a museum of the city's history and International Maritimes Museum is also another must-visit-place to get to know more about Hamburg!

About the City Center

The city center starts from the street called Mönckebergstrasse where you can also find St.Jakobi and St.Petri churches. This street is a great place to do some shopping and at the end of the street City Hall (Rathaus) will welcome you with its impressive architecture. If you want to have fun, you can visit the Hamburg Dungeon to experience "dark" times of Hamburg but I have to admit, it's not very suitable for kids, so for a family time, you can check out the Tierpark Hagenbeck which is a great Zoo in Hamburg. Also don't forget to visit Miniatur Wunderland where you can find panoramas of Hamburg, the Alps, and Scandinavian exhibits! The Chilehaus is the best example of the 1920s Kontorhaus style, so for the architecture lovers that is a must-visit-stop as well as Elbphilharmonie! Don't forget to check out the St. Nikolai Memorial which is a memorial against war. At the top of that, you can simply enjoy the view of the city. Another cool thing that you can do in Hamburg is you can walk through the Elbe tunnel to reach the other side of Elbe! Inside this tunnel, you can enjoy the ceramic arts decoration which is simply amazing! And also on the Elbe, you can visit Rickmer Rickmers which is a museum sailing ship from 1896! You can also make a boat tours into the harbor starting from Landungsbrücken to go to lovely Speicherstadt.

Parks for Nature lovers!

For the nature lovers, the Stadtpark is a great place to visit and relax! Also, Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park is a great place to have a peace of mind. The view will simply fascinate you.

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Alara Benlier

Alara Benlier

My name is Alara Benlier, I am Turkish but currently living in Germany! I share my experiences in Germany, Turkey and the Netherlands!

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