With the heart of the city as one of the world’s busiest harbours, Hamburg is a whirlwind of activity and liveliness, and the perfect city break destination with a difference – book a Top Secret Hotel today to save up to 35% on your next trip!
The city takes pride in its long history of international trade which has, in turn, helped get its nickname as Germany’s Gateway to the World. Although a significant role-player on the international stage, both through the trade market and political extents, Hamburg is very much a self-assured city, with its own unique and distinct traditions, characteristics and cultural curiosities. Visiting all the different neighbourhoods is the best way to get to know the various personalities of the city, from the hip and trendy HafenCity district to the picturesque and prestigious Blankenese suburb.
Enjoying such diversity in attractions and activities, there is something to suit every age, taste and lifestyle, and whether this is your first or hundredth time to the city, there’s always something new to see and do. So whether it’s taking a leisurely stroll through one of the many parks and along the canal, waking up at the crack of dawn to catch a bargain at the Fischmarkt, or warming up with a mug of hot chocolate and Cointreau overlooking Aussenalster lake – the choice really is all yours.
The cosmopolitan city is a pleasure to visit all year round, offering a distinctive experience in every season and depending on the national holidays and celebrations taking place. During the winter months the city looks postcard-perfect, with snow-capped roofs and quaint outdoor markets. During this time the views from the top of the Michaeliskirche are magical and definitely worth the climb! Other must-do wintry activities include ice-skating around the old botanical gardens and testing the local brews at the annual beer festival. Summer is the best time to enjoy all the beautiful green parks, such as Planten un Blomen and Alter Botanischer Garten, and take a boat ride along the Inner Alster Lake to marvel at the vast number of bridges and canals.
Home to some of the world’s most celebrated artists and designers, including Karl Lagerfeld and Jil Sander, Hamburg is the epitome of chic, which is reflected in the bars, restaurants, theatres and shops. For the best shopping head to Mönckebergstraße and Spitaler Straße streets, just west of Hamburg’s main railway station, where you can find countless designer flagships, jewellery boutiques and department stores. Also in the same district are various museums, galleries and the famous opera house, Hamburgische Staatsoper, which is housed in a strikingly contemporary building.
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