26 attractions you should visit in Hamburg - With photos & details

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Top 26 attractions to explore in Hamburg

One of Germany's 16 federal states, Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin and the 7th largest city in the European Union with a population of over 1.84 million. The city's metropolitan region is home to more than five million people. Hamburg has Europe's third-largest port and it is a major European science, research, and education hub.

Alster LakesAlster Lakes, 20148 Hamburg, Germany
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Parasailing Spots
Parks
Urban Walks

Alster Lakes are two artificial lakes in Hamburg, and the lakes are surrounded by trees and green gardens that offer stunning views that give you a place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The lake is also famous for its water sports activities, and it is an ideal place for cycling.

Cap San Diego - MuseumsschiffÜberseebrücke, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
Museums

Cap San Diego is a former cargo ship built in 1961, the ship now is moored at the port of Hamburg as a museum, visitors can explore all decks and learn about Cap San Diego's history, they also can book cabins for overnight stays.

CHOCOVERSUM Chocolate MuseumMeßberg 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
Museums

A must-visit place for chocolate lovers, the museum takes you in 90 minutes tour to display the process of making chocolate from cocoa harvest to the chocolate bar. Visitors also can make their own chocolate bars. Located in the Kontorhaus district of Hamburg.

Elbphilharmonie HamburgPlatz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Viewing Decks
Art Centres
Notable Architectures

Elbphilharmonie is a World-class concert hall, opened in 2016. It is one of the largest and acoustically most advanced concert halls in the world. It is the tallest inhabited building in Hamburg. This magnificent structure contains concert halls, a hotel, and an observation deck that offers a beautiful panoramic view of Hamburg, it also has restaurants and a gift shop.

ElbtunnelElbtunnel, Hamburg, Germany
Tunnels

Elbe Tunnel is a 426 m tunnel for pedestrians and vehicles in Hamburg, Germany. The tunnel was opened in 1911, and in 1970 the tunnel became a tourist attraction after several bridges were built. The Elbe tunnel has four large elevators that carry both for pedestrians and vehicles, it connects central Hamburg with the docks and shipyards on the south side of the river Elbe.

Hamburg Fish MarketUnnamed Road, 22767 Hamburg, Germany
Street Markets

Fischmarkt opens only on Sunday mornings. Even though it’s a fish market, you can find fruits, vegetables, clothes. The market is distinguished by the unique and funny selling style, the sellers outshout to each other which result in loud and verbose crescendo.

Hamburg TownhallRathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
Notable Architectures

Hamburg Rathaus is a building for the government of Hamburg, located at the Rathausmarkt square, this place attracts many visitors due to the magnificent architecture of the building, visitors can visit the exhibitions that housed inside.

Hamburger KunsthalleGlockengießerwall 5, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
Museums

Hamburger Kunsthalle is an art museum founded in 1850. It is one of the largest museums in Germany. The museum highlights a collection of artworks dating from the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries, and from present day. The Kunsthalle consists of three connected buildings, dating from 1869, 1921 and 1997.

International Maritime MuseumKoreastraße 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Museums

The Internationales Maritimes Museum is a private museum located in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. It was Opened in 2008. The museum has 9 floors that display the maritime collection of Peter Tamm, a german journalist and a collector. It has a total of 40,000 items and over 1 million photographs.

Jenisch HouseBaron-Voght-Straße 50, 22609 Hamburg, Germany
Parks
Museums
Notable Architectures

The Jenisch House is a country house for Martin Johann Jenisch, the former senator of Hamburb. The house was built in 1831, beside the significant architecture, this place is known for the beautiful park that has an area of 110 acres.

JungfernstiegJungfernstieg, Hamburg, Germany
Loki Schmidt GardenOhnhorststraße, 22609 Hamburg, Germany
Botanical Gardens

Loki Schmidt Garden is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Hamburg. The garden is open daily without charge, and it is organized into three main sections: Systematic garden, Geographical garden, and Plant and man.

Miniatur WunderlandKehrwieder 2/Block D, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Museums

Miniatur Wunderland is a museum that presents models of the most famous sights in Germany, and sights from around the world. The museum features the world's largest model railway, 15,715 meters of track and more than 1200 trains. All these models were built with high accuracy.

Ohlsdorf CemeteryFuhlsbüttler Str. 756, 22337 Hamburg, Germany
Tombs
Museums
Memorials

Ohlsdorf Cemetery was established in 1877. It is the largest rural cemetery in the world and one of the largest cemeteries in the world. Most of those buried are civilian citizens, others are war victims, all are from different religions and ethnicities. The cemetery notably includes the Old Hamburg Memorial Cemetery that has the graves of many notable Hamburg citizens.

PanoptikumSpielbudenpl. 3, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
Museums

Panoptikum Hamburg is a wax museum in Hamburg. It is the oldest wax museum in the country, and dates back more than 125 years. The museum features more than 120 figures, designed with high precision to make them appear extremely real.

Park Fiction20359 Hamburg, Germany
Parks
Art Centres
Urban Walks

Park Fiction overlooks the Elbe river. Visitors love to come here and enjoy the sunset, and it is also a great place for a walk or take a drink and enjoy watching the huge ships in the harbor. Park Fiction is an art project shaped like a park. The lawn is shaped like a magic carpet and the plastic palm trees stay green all year.

Planten un BlomenMarseiller Str., 20355 Hamburg, Germany
Parks
Urban Walks
Botanical Gardens

Planten un Blomen is a must-visit park. The estimated area of the park is 47 hectares (116.1 acres), the park contains a large playground and the Old Botanical Garden of Hamburg. The park houses children's shows and concerts, and the visitors can see the first plant in the park that was planted in 1821 by Johann Georg Christian Lehmann.

Port of HamburgPort of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Viewing Decks
Boating Spots
Museums

Port of Hamburg is the largest port in Germany and the third-largest in Europe with an area of 73.99 square kilometers. The port includes recreational and cultural facilities, such as Warehouse District which houses museums and some entertainment centers. Visitors can enjoy the port by exploring it in a boat. The port is located in the heart of Hamburg city.

PROTOTYP MuseumShanghaiallee 7, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Museums

PROTOTYPE Museum is located in Hamburg's Speicherstadt district. The museum exhibits the racing cars that were developed after the second world war, it also has more than 50 rare cars, and stories about legendary racers and designers.

Rickmer RickmersBei den St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken 1a, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
Museums

Rickmer Rickmers is a sailing ship built in 1896. The ship now is turned into a floating museum that allows visitors to explore the entire vessel and its decks including the engine room. The ship also has a restaurant onboard.

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