Budget Travel Guide Hamburg

Categories: Sightseeing, Cultural and History, Dining, General Travel Info

Hamburger Rathaus
Hamburger Rathaus

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Germany offers tourists a vibrant night life, great food and a distinct history. If you are planning a trip, you can use a budget travel guide to Hamburg to help you find the best attractions for your wallet. There is plenty to see and do in the city that won't break the bank but that will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.

Go in The Off Season

Most cities have a tourist season during the warmer parts of the year. Hamburg's off season lasts from September to May, giving you time to tour the city without overpaying for airfare and accommodations. Make sure to avoid Hamburg during December since this month is very popular among tourists.

Eat Local Cuisine

Hamburg offers visitors traditional German food and ale at very reasonable prices when you know where to look. Pubs and street food vendors, called imbiss, offer a wide selection of traditional foods such as bratwurst. You can grab a lunch on the go for less than $12 and be ready to move on to your next adventure in Hamburg within a short time.

See the Harbor

A budget travel guide in Hamburg typically includes seeing some of the city's harbor. Hamburg is home to one of the largest harbors in the world, and the city boasts over two-thousand bridges. You can check out the local beaches during the summer, or take a boat tour. Make sure you bring along some warmer clothing since German weather is a little cooler, and windier, than what you may be accustomed to at home. You can tour the harbor on a cruise for about $20 to get the most for your money, or you can experience portions of the harbor on land if you prefer to walk.

Take a Bus Tour

Hamburg offers bus tours that last for a little over an hour for about $30. While this is a little bit of an investment, you can see most of the key points in the city on one tour. Make sure the weather is warm enough to spend some time outdoors since the buses offer an open top that allows you to experience the architecture of the city firsthand.

Comfortable Accommodations

The most affordable option for accommodations in Hamburg are hostels. Hostels are similar to hotels but offer guests the option to bunk in a shared room for as little as $25 a night. You also have the choice of a less open atmosphere by sharing a room with just one other guest, or choosing a private room for about $100 a night. Hostels are safe, comfortable and more affordable than choosing a commercial hotel for your stay in Hamburg.

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Location: Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

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