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Where can one get a great breakfast in the morning?

Are there any cultural highlights, museums?

"What is the oldest restaurant in Hamburg? Thank you." (posted 02/23/2016)

The oldest restaurant in Blankenese from 1733 - Blankenese is a beautiful district of Hamburg "Zum Backer" For bakers Blankenese Strandweg 65 22587 Hamburg Phone: + 49-40 86 48 00 or Hamborger Veermaster, de oldest and most atmospheric eating place on the Reeperbahn. "Hamborger Veermaster" in Reeperbahn Reeperbahn 162 20359 Hamburg tel .: 040-316544 http://www.hamborgerveermaster.de/
Answer provided by Eva Lütjen on 02/29/2016
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Ideas for 2-3 activities and daytrips?

Good restaurants for dinner?

Typical tourist activities or places that one should NOT do, as they are not worthwhile doing.

Things can do to make it a fun and memorable evening?

"Hello! I am a 21 year old student moving to Hamburg for the year to work as an au pair. I am moving from Montreal, where I have lived for the past 4 years. I love city life and I would love to hear recommendations on shops, restaurants, and bars that are great for young people. " (posted 04/08/2014)

Hello from Hamburg, I would turn to the tourism office in Hamburg. They can surely give better advice than I. Sincerely Marco Kleinfeld
Answer provided by Marco Kleinfeld on 04/08/2014
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How to get around and find best means of local transportation?

"How do I get from the cruise ship to Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe on public transport please? How do I get from the cruise terminal to the airport on public transport please?" (posted 04/30/2014)

In Hamburg, there are three Cruise Centers: Hamburg Cruise Center HafenCity (CC1) Hamburg Cruise Center Altona (CC2) Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder (CC3) I assume that Cruise Center HafenCity is meant. From here to the museum: Cruise Center HafenCity is located 50 m from the metro station „Überseequartier“. From „Überseequartier“, take U4 (in the direction of Billstedt) to Hauptbahnhof Nord. Museum Kunst und Gewerbe is on Steintorplatz 1, almost right beside the train station. to the airport: from „Überseequartier“ by U4 (to Billstedt) until Jungfernstieg, from Jungfernstieg by U1 (to Norderstedt Mitte) until Ohlsdorf, from Ohlsdorf by S1 to Hamburg Airport (Flughafen)
Answer provided by Eva Lütjen on 04/30/2014
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"what is the distance between hamburg Cruise center (Cunard ship arrival) and Hauptbahnhof. How long (time) by taxi?" (posted 05/06/2014)

the ride would take about 10 min
Answer provided by Ralf Zimmer on 05/15/2014
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"We are arriving on Cunards QM2 (Queen Mary 2) and wish to visit Neuengamme Memorial how much would it cost to get there by taxi thanks Andy" (posted 06/23/2014)

Both taxi or public connections are available. To be able to determine a price, I need the number of passengers, the day, the time. Regards, hhquartier
Answer provided by Chris Kopprasch on 06/24/2014
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The trip by car to the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial takes about 45min. By taxi, I guess a trip would cost 50 €. But another, more direct route is not possible. Best regards from Hamburg, Ralf Zimmer
Answer provided by Ralf Zimmer on 06/24/2014
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"How long will it take for a taxi ride from the Renaissance Hamburg Hotel, to the Hamburg Airport? I have a 6 am flight on a weekday, and want to be at the airport by 3:30 AM. AND, do taxis run 24 hours a day?" (posted 11/28/2014)

The distance from the hotel to the airport is 12 kilometers. Taxi service is during day and night.
Answer provided by Eva Lütjen on 11/30/2014
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Where to find good quality groceries?

"I am going to be staying near the main train station in central Hamburg, where might I be able to buy soya milk please?" (posted 07/11/2014)

good day, the center of hamburg is nicely equipped with bio-supermarkets that certainly carry this product. Warm regards
Answer provided by Chris Kopprasch on 07/14/2014
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Located around the station, there are many Turkish supermarkets. Also almost every other supermarket sells soy milk and soy products.
Answer provided by Ralf Zimmer on 07/11/2014
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Maybe inside the main station. Otherwise in the shopping mall "Karstadt" or nearer "Kaufhof", just 3 minutes away from main station.
Answer provided by Nicole Meyer on 07/11/2014
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Are there any special local events?

Are there any local food specialties one should try out?

What makes this destination special? Why should one spend some time here during vacation?

"How to book a guided tour visiting hamburg town hall for big group ? Admission ?" (posted 04/19/2015)

Hello, There are jedenTag Guided Tours for max. 40 persons. Tours depart daily, including Wochenede from 10am. The tour is free and takes about 30-40 minutes. Enjoy Sven
Answer provided by Sven Bartels on 04/19/2015
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"What to see in Blankenese? I heard there are two lighthouses we can visit.. where are they? Thanks, Ana " (posted 05/14/2015)

Hello Ana, Blankenese is a former fishing village and pilot to the west of Hamburg. It is a residential area for wealthy citizens of Hamburg. Picturesque lanes, winding stairs and houses standing close together: with its Mediterranean feel, the Blankenese Treppenviertel on the Elbe has something of a resort on the Riviera. Blankeneser Bahnhofstrasse is like a small city in itself with its church, weekly market, many well-stocked shops, restaurants and ice cream parlors. Cafes and restaurants with views of the ships invite you to stay for a while. There is therefore a lighthouse Which You Can Also visit during your trip to Blankenese. During a harbor tour you can enjoy Blankenese from the water. A scheduled HADAG service runs Regularly from the St. Pauli jetties to Blankenese from April to September. Regard, Eva
Answer provided by Eva Lütjen on 05/19/2015
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Blankenese located on the northern ridge of the Lower Elbe, which forms a steep bank in the village. His most famous collection is the Süllberg (74.7 m), at its slope a popular tourist restaurant and on its crest a hotel with restaurants; highest point is 91.6 m of Baur's mountain with its distinctive tower of the waterworks Altona, he is the second highest peak of Hamburg. The lighthouse under fire Blankenese forms since November 29, 1984 along with the lighthouse Oberfeuer Blankenese the leading lights line Blankenese for the Elbe-propelled ships, with 8,410 meters, the longest in the Lower Elbe, in Hamburg's Blankenese. The 42 meter high, red and white striped concrete tower with white steel lantern house was built in 1984. He stands in the Elbe, approximately 1,340 meters from the rear light, and can be reached via a circa 30-meter stack. The concrete foundation was built with the Senkkastenprinzip. It weighs over 700 tons and reaches ten meters below the water surface. The eleven-ton lantern house was assembled with the help of a floating crane. The lighthouse Oberfeuer Blankenese forms since November 29, 1984 along with the lighthouse under fire Blankenese the leading lights line Blankenese for the Elbe-propelled ships, with 8,410 meters, the longest in the Lower Elbe, in Hamburg's Blankenese. The 40-meter high, white-red striped concrete tower with red steel lantern house was constructed in 1983. He stands in Baur's Park on the Kanonenberg, approximately 1,340 meters from the front light. The eleven-ton lantern house was assembled using a mobile crane. Because of its height the tower has an obstacle-lighting for the aviation sector. The lighthouses are remotely controlled from the nautical center Seemannshöft.
Answer provided by Ralf Zimmer on 05/15/2015
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"Hello! I am planning my trip to Hamburg in June and I would like to know if you could advice me on what to do/visit in Jork (Altes Lane). Unfortunatly, I only have one afternoon available to visit it... I look forward to an answer. Best regards, Ana Marques" (posted 05/18/2015)

The Old Country The Old Country, a cultural landscape between Hamburg and Stade west along the Elbe. Countless white half-timbered houses, many millions of fruit trees, a sea of ​​flowers in spring and summer cherries and apples in the autumn on the trees characterize the countryside.The Old Country is part of Elbmarsch south of the Elbe in Hamburg and Lower Saxony. It includes the town Jork, the Municipality and the Lühe Neu Wulmstorfer district Rübke in Lower Saxony and Hamburg districts Neuenfelde, Cranz and Francop.Der Name Altes Land has nothing "old" to do with, but draws attention to the history of colonization. In Low German, the area is Olland (hochd. "Altland"). This name comes from the Dutch colonization by settlers 1130-1230 zurück.Im entire Old country there are well-preserved old half-timbered farms with pomp the so-called gates. Altländer gates. Along the huge fruit growing areas and (historic) farms runs the Obstmarschenweg. Another tourist destination is located on a piece of sleeping dike mill in the village of Borstel. Noteworthy is the town hall - the so-called Gräfenhof - whose history can be traced back to the 12th century. In particular, the wedding room on the 1st floor is very good and authentically preserved.
Answer provided by Ralf Zimmer on 05/19/2015
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Hello Ana, Please look up this sites http://www.tourismus-altesland.de/en/index.html https://www.jork.de/portal/seiten/welcome--904000077-20380.html http: / /en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altes_Land http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jork Regards, Eva
Answer provided by Eva Lütjen on 05/19/2015
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"Hi,I will travel to hamburg in August stay ther for a month,I want to have a wonderful travel with a lot of entertainment.what can I do and where shoud I go in hamburg to having an enjoyable trip" (posted 07/06/2015)

Hi, here are two links about Hamburg. http://english.hamburg.de/ http://www.hamburg-travel.com/attractions/best-of-hamburg I wish you very good time in Hamburg. Eva
Answer provided by Eva Lütjen on 07/14/2015
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"We plan to stay in Hamburg July/August next year. We would be arriving by train. We usually stay in a central location in cities we visit. Although in our early 60's we are both very active (attend gym every day) We like to walk to visit the main sites. Which area would be the best for us to stay. Last time we were in Germany we used Live Like a German for our excellent accommodation in Munich" (posted 08/08/2015)

As the main attractions are usually in the center, a stay would be recommended also in the center.
Answer provided by Ralf Zimmer on 08/08/2015
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Sorry, I can not give you any advice. Hamburg is a large city and there are many possibilities and different hotel prices. You may get information on the Internet on page like http://english.hamburg.de/ http://www.hamburg-tourism.de/
Answer provided by Eva Lütjen on 08/10/2015
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Is there a good local deli or restaurant with lunch menu?