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Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, offers “it all” for travelers, whether you are single, a couple, or a family. From museums to shopping to art galleries to historical sites and sightseeing, you will find something to fit your wants and needs as far as visiting this vibrant city is concerned. Additionally, you can learn more about being eco-friendly with tours of the green initiatives that Hamburg is known for. Before you begin planning for your activities, however, you will want to find an eco-friendly home base for your visit.
Your first task is to find a place to stay in Hamburg. There are many ways to accomplish this, whether it’s through vacation packages, hotel and hostel reservations, apartment rentals, vacation home rentals or bed and breakfast locations. Each person has there own preference on where they want to stay, so I will give you the tools to search for a place and leave the rest up to you. Some folks like to find a place that is centrally located so they can split there days into different sections of the city. This allows for more time to sightsee and less time for traveling back and forth to the same location to see different sights. Others like to be in the countryside in more remote locations.
Things To Do In Hamburg
The Speicherstadt is the warehouse district of Hamburg, located in the port. In days past, goods that were imported through the port of Hamburg were stored in the buildings of Speicherstadt which was a free trading zone. In recent years, some of these former storage spaces have been converted in to museums. At night, the area is illuminated and is a beautiful sight to see while taking an evening harbor cruise.
Taking a Maritime Tour of Hamburg is an excellent way to gain historical knowledge about the city while enjoying seeing the city in a whole different way. The cruise takes visitors on a route along the River District, the Speicherstadt, Hafen-City – formerly a part of the free port, now an area of offices, hotels, residences and stores, Kohlbrandbrucke – a cable stayed bridge in the Wilhelmsburg Quarter, Elbchaussee – an exclusive residential area with huge mansions and beautiful historic buildings, and the Fishmarket.
Hamburg has a pretty lively nightlife. Most of the action takes place in the Schanzenviertel and St. Pauli. Reeperbahn is a street in St. Pauli that is lined with nightclubs, restaurants, musical theaters and brothels. For the traveler who is really wanting to party hard, this would be the ideal spot. Schanzenviertel is a trendy area. It is full of bars, restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs as well – it is just a bit tamer than St. Pauli.