Hamburg's Tourist Attractions
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The maritime city of Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide) is an attractive destination in Northern Germany thanks to many beautiful tourist attractions. Next to the largest German seaport the city pulls visitors with its picturesque Lake Alster and River Elbe. Besides, many beautiful historic buildings, museums, theatres, musical theatres, restaurants, and other sights keep visitors busy.
The majority of Hamburg’s tourist attractions are located in the city center such as the impressive city hall. To explore the beautiful neo-renaissance building and to learn more about its history make a reservation for a free guided tour in English under +49 (040) 42831-2064.
Just steps away are the neo-classical Alster arcades that were built by Alexis de Chateauneuf and run along a sidearm of Lake Alster that is popular with swans. To their right follows Jungfernstieg, one of the shopping areas in Hamburg. From the promenade you have a scenic view over the inner Lake Alster with its high fountain and the many steam boats that cruise the city’s most beautiful recreation area.
Another famous landmark and Hamburg tourist attraction is “Alte Post” the former post office. Its high tower that looks like an Italian campanile rises over Poststraße with its old office buildings and many designer shops.
Over “Neuer Wall”, one of the top ten luxury shopping streets in Europe visitors can walk towards the famous St. Michaelis church. On their way they pass the historic Goertz-Palais, a baroque town home from the 18th century and part of the Stadthaus that was built as city council seat in the past. Reaching baroque St. Michaelis church, better known as “Michel”, visitors are standing in front of Hamburg’s top landmark. A must see are the inside and the church tower from where visitors have a scenic view over the city. Just a stone throw away from is the Hamburg habor with the impressive “Speicherstadt” and the historic “Deichstraße” two other Hamburg tourist attractions.
Deichstraße is the oldest preserved path in the city and survived the big fire in 1842. From the backside at the canal you have awesome views over the historic buildings and parts of Speicherstadt. The warehouse complex was built on oak tree piles to store goods like tea, coffee, and herbs in former times. Today it’s the home of advertising agencies, corporations, restaurants, and museums like the famous mini railway museum “Miniaturwunderland”.
Behind the Speicherstadt grows the new Harbor City with many new apartment complexes and restaurants along the smaller harbor basins. To the right follows the Hamburg harbor with museum ships and the boat terminals at “Landungsbrücken” that open nice views towards the container harbor.
Close by follows the famous “Fischmarkt”, which is known for its large farmer’s market on Sunday mornings. The red light district that runs along Reeperbahn backs the whole harbor scenery and is one of the nightlife hubs in the city.
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This travel guide has been written by Patricia Eggers.
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