Top 12 Hamburg sights that you can catch in one day. With photos, descriptions, addresses and official sites of museums.
Hamburg, as the Germans say, consists of three "m" - bridges, sailors and millionaires. How many oligarchs live in this financial center of Germany cannot be counted. But the number of inhabitants is known - it is about 2 million people. The city is proud that since the time of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa, he has never submitted to anyone. But we know that this is not entirely true - they were in the history of Germany and in the 1940s. Be that as it may, the "Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg" is its official name, reminiscent of the merchant and burgher origin.
As for tourists who have not yet seen with their own eyes neither the Hamburg sailors, nor the millionaires, they usually come to mind at the mention of Hamburg - hamburgers, sausages and, of course, the expression "everything according to the Hamburg account."
The Germans themselves, once again hearing about hamburgers, are offended. They prefer the comparison of the city with Venice. Indeed, there are more bridges in Hamburg than in Amsterdam, London and St. Petersburg combined - almost 2.5 thousand.
Sightseeing Tours in Hamburg
Trips from locals to Tripster are an unusual way to explore the city. You can start with a sightseeing tour of Hamburg. Walking to the iconic places and to outline the routes of independent walks - this saves a lot of time. Plus, the guide will tell you where to spend your free time and how to save in the city.
1. Michaeliskirche, or the Cathedral of Michel
Address: Englische Planke 1, Hamburg
Michel Cathedral, as the Hamburgers lovingly call it Michaeliskirche (Church of the Archangel Michael) is perhaps the most beautiful of all the baroque churches in Germany. And he is in the heart of Hamburg. And Michel’s silhouette is even painted on the coat of arms of the city. It is necessary to take the elevator to the observation platform of the temple.
It rises 82 meters above the city. The climb does not take much time, after all, it didn’t campaign on San Marco, where it is customary to take the line almost a day before the visit. A magnificent panoramic view of the port opens from above.
Near the church do not miss another iconic landmark of Hamburg - a monument to Otto von Bismarck. The "German Chancellor" of Germany lived for some time on an estate near Hamburg.
2. Town Hall Square
Address: Rathausmarkt, Hamburg
The old city of Hamburg starts from the building of the St. Georg station, known as a gathering place for local and visiting hippars, drug addicts and other non-format elements. And stretches across the street Menzhberg to Town Hall Square. The main "top" places of Hamburg are concentrated there. It must be said right away that there are not many old houses left after the destruction of World War II. Such are the unplanned consequences of the Barbaross Plan and the work of the British military pilots. Only the buildings on Deichstrass survived from the oldest part of the city. However, the Hanseatic (as the Hamburgers like to call themselves) carefully preserve the surviving architectural sights of Hamburg.
And building number 1 on the must see list is the majestic Renaissance Town Hall. Everyone is allowed to go there without excursions. The Germans are especially proud that there are more rooms in this building than in Buckingham Palace itself.
Under the walls of the Town Hall, a lake suddenly spreads, in which swans swim. Also adjacent to the Town Hall is a house in the style of late classicism. This Rathausmarkt exchange building is the oldest institution of its kind in Northern Europe.
3. Kunsthalle Art Gallery
Address: Glockengießerwall 5, Hamburg
The Germans claim that the collection of paintings in the Hamburg Kunst Hall is one of the best in the EU. After all, almost all European classics are collected there, although most of all representatives of German romanticism. No matter how, Kunsthalle Gallery - This is the most important cultural site of Hamburg and the whole of Germany. The museum's collection is represented by paintings of the Middle Ages, Baroque painting and a collection of prints. The most stellar exhibits are the works of Rubens, Picasso, Rembrandt and Van Dyck. Kunsthalle also has a gallery of modern art and a coin room.
4. Hamburg History Museum
Address: Holstenwall 24, Hamburg
This is a classic, and therefore the most popular and visited museum in the city. Whether or not to go into it in conditions of a small amount of time (we are trying to figure out what you can see in Hamburg in 1 day), decide for yourself. But if it is interesting what lies behind the history of the city, which over the course of 12 centuries has turned from a defensive fortress into a noisy and modern metropolis, then the answers to questions can be found in the halls of this particular museum. One of the most interesting exhibits is the skull of a pirate Klaus Stertebekera, a folk character from Hamburg.
Rumor has it, he became the prototype of the legendary Robin Hood.
5. Hamburg port
District Australiastraße, Industriestraße, Nippoldstraße, etc.
The heart of any coastal city is, of course, the port. And Hamburg was no exception: for the first time in the city, everyone is eager to get to where the houses of the classicism and baroque era are adjacent to the high-tech portal cranes and docks. The port attracts not only merchant ships and logistics infrastructure, but also many onlookers. Every year, 12 thousand ships come here. Hamburg Port located at the mouth of the Elbe River, 100 km from the sea. But everything is thought out in such a way that even large ocean liners can moor.
But the most interesting things for tourists there are museums and exhibitions. Particularly noteworthy is the harbor of Zandthorhafen, where moored ship museums stand.
6. Cap San Diego Museum
Address: Überseebrücke district, Hamburg
Cap San Diego - This is the world's largest maritime museum located on a cargo ship. From 1962 to 1988, Cap San Diego regularly made ocean voyages to the coast of South America, and today it is in the possession of the Hamburg Admiralty. And now retired sailors are already working on its board. For its beautiful shape and white color, the ship was called a white swan. It is a real decoration of the Hamburg port and the brightest attraction of the city. Visitors to the museum can view all the expositions.
You can freely visit cabins, deck compartments, engine room, study navigation instruments and climb the captain’s bridge. For information on ticket prices and opening hours, visit www.capsandiego.de.
7. Hamburg Opera House
Address: Große Theaterstraße 25, Hamburg
Hamburg merchants, manufacturers and shipowners, not only knew how to invest their money, but also were generous philanthropists. Thanks to their donations in 1678, the first in Germany was opened in the city public opera house. Young Georg Friedrich Handel played the violin and cello here, and also wrote his first operas for the theater. Hamburg land gave the world and other famous composers - Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn.
For 300 years of difficult history, the Hamburg Opera House has experienced many troubles: from the financial crisis to the devastating military bombing. Today it is an international theater with a rich repertoire. Ticket prices for the Hamburg Opera House are more than affordable (from € 10 per person). But you will have to buy them in advance - they are dismantled instantly.
Theatergoers and European Bohemians adore Hamburg. In addition to the opera house, there are four state and about 40 private ones. But especially the city is famous for musicals. Everyone can visit the legendary Phantom of the Opera or Cats.
Address: Reeperbahn District, Hamburg
The famous Rieberban Street, the local equivalent of the Amsterdam Red Light District, attracts adventurers. IN district of sant pauli the fun lasts all night: a motley crowd of visitors moves from bars to discos, and from there to nightclubs or colorful pubs. They talk loudly, laugh, and life in the St. Pauli area is raging, because there are also strip bars, and porn cinemas, and sex shops. And in the morning, cheerful travelers will find ... Fishmarkt fish market, famous in the early 18th century. There are more diverse fish and seafood than in all Dutch still lifes combined.
By the way, the German priestesses of love work quite legally and are even united in a trade union, which firmly defends their rights. It is appropriate to recall that it was here, in the clubs of Hamburg dockers and sailors, that the four guys from Liverpool, the Beatles music group, began their stellar career in the 1960s.
Rieberban creates a striking contrast with other sights of Hamburg. A business and restrained city of shipowners, bankers, merchants allows itself to briefly throw off a strict jacket and forget about everything in the world.
9. Museum of miniature
Address: Kehrwieder 2-4 / Block D, Hamburg
Miniature wonderland - a fabulous museum, starting with the usual railway layout, and then growing into a huge country with cities, fields and even the airport. This is not a boring exposition of static layouts, but a whole country of miniatures living in perpetual motion. Trains and cars travel, ships sail, and days and nights replace each other. All details are made with such painstakingness and accuracy that cause delight not only in children but also in adults.
10. Elbe Philharmonic
Address: Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, Hamburg
There is a building near the Museum of Miniature Elbe Philharmonic. This building made of glass, brick and concrete, thundered around the world, thanks to unusual architectural forms. In fact, the building is not a new building at all, as many people think. Built on the island of Grasbrook, and now the tallest in Hamburg, it was once a warehouse on the banks of the Elbe. So far, according to the design of J. Herzog and P. de Meron, it has not turned into an ultramodern concert hall.
The Elbe Philharmonic hosts full excursions (on Getyourguide prices from € 19 to € 30). Plus it is highly recommended to visit the local Plaza observation deck. The view from there opens no worse than from the bell tower of Michaelischerche.
11. Hamburg Botanical Garden
Address: Marseiller Str. 7, Hamburg
In the middle of the concrete jungle of Hamburg is spread and picturesque Botanical Garden. Its history goes back to a small pharmacy garden. Today it is an area of 24 hectares, where for the convenience of visitors benches are installed for relaxation. The garden is divided into departments and zones. So in department of taxonomy plants are planted in the shape of a tree, symbolizing the evolution of vegetation on Earth. BUT geography department makes it possible to admire plants from the most distant corners of the Earth. The Japanese garden, rock garden and desert oasis are originally decorated.
12. Lake Alster
District An der Alster, Schwanenwik, Alte Rabenstraße, etc.
The port and the number of ships do not prevent Hamburg from being a garden city. Any guide will be proud to tell you that there are three trees per inhabitant. And in fact, almost half of Hamburg consists of squares, parks, canals and lakes. The city has another ecological attraction - lake alster, which was formed in the 13th century and exceeds the size of Monaco in size.
The Hamburg Town Hall borders on it partly - in one of the canals those same swans swim. Also, a view of Alster opens from the windows of the Kunsthalle.
Hamburg historic center
In any settlement of Germany, regardless of its size and population, there is always an area with the Town Hall - all significant events take place there.
In Hamburg, the Town Hall building is one of the finest examples of architecture. It was built in 1885-1897 on the site of the old one, which suffered from a fire.
Its facade is decorated with 20 statues of German emperors, in the lobby there are 16 columns. They are made of sandstone and painted with portraits of famous urban figures and noble citizens.
Stairs leading to the second floor to various halls are made of Italian marble and decorated with wrought iron lamps.
Parliament holds its meetings every second Tuesday of the month at 15:00 local time.
The Town Hall is open to visitors on weekdays from 11 to 16 hours, and on weekends from 10 to 17 hours.
Not far from Town Hall Square is the Jungfernstig Alley, which formerly served as a place of rest and walk for noble citizens.
They walked slowly along the Alter embankment, taking the opportunity to showcase their outfits and jewelry. At the same time, the mothers of the families walked their daughters, and the young people looked closely at the brides.
Today, Jungfernstig is a place of concentration of expensive shops and boutiques, as well as the business center of the city.
Lake Alster appeared in the city in the 12-13th century with the help of a dam blocking the river of the same name. On its picturesque shores, places for relaxation are arranged. Supporters of healthy lifestyles enjoy daily walks and jogs along specially laid paths.
The lake consists of two parts - Outer Alster, with an area of 164 hectares, and the Inland flowing into it, with an area of only 16 hectares. Their living decoration is snow-white swans, accustomed to taking refreshments from numerous vacationers directly from their hands.
On these lakes you can ride on pleasure boats. They often arrange kayaking and canoeing competitions, as well as sailing regattas.
Port: museums, canals, new philharmonic
Hamburg is one of the largest ports in Europe. In terms of freight traffic, it ranks ninth in the world. Large merchant and passenger ships moor here. The length of the pier is 46 kilometers.
Every year, on the first weekend of May, the Harbor Festival is held in the port, which attracts representatives of many countries. All vessels standing at the port at that time are freely accessible.
Hamburg harbor is also the place where one of the largest storage areas laid on wooden stilts is located. It seems that the entire line of buildings with a length of one and a half kilometers grows directly from the water.
Warehouses are still used for their intended purpose, although they were built back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In some of them there are various museums: warehousing, customs, spices, tea and coffee.
Separately, it is worth telling about the Miniature Wonderland - a museum where, using miniature models, the world of many countries of Europe and America is recreated. Everything moves and functions here - trains, cars, traffic lights, the sun rises and sets, rivers and waterfalls flow.
A visit to this museum leaves no one indifferent - neither children nor adults. It works without days off, work time:
- monday, wednesday, thursday: 9 h 30 m - 18 h
- Tuesday: 9 h 30 m - 21 h
- Friday: 9 h 30 m - 19 h
- Saturday: 8 h - 21 h
- Sunday: 8 h 30 m - 20 h
Ticket price for an adult is 15 euros, for a child 7 euros.
In the port of Hamburg there are also two museum ships and a Russian submarine, which are open to visitors.
Recently, the building of the new Philharmonic Hall with a glass facade and wave-shaped roof joined the sights of Hamburg harbor. It has two rooms with excellent acoustics. There is an observation deck with a wonderful view of the port and the surrounding areas.
The iconic church of St. Michael - the patron saint of all sailors
This church is considered one of the symbol of Hamburg. Built in the 18th century in the Baroque style. The height of the spire is 132 meters, so it is visible from afar. Citizens lovingly call this cathedral “our Michel”.
The church has an observation deck, which you can climb both the stairs and the elevator - from there, a significant part of the city is visible from a bird's eye view.
The elevator operates in the winter (November to May) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and in the summer (from May to October) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost - 5 euros for adults and 3.5 euros - for children under 16 years.
Every week on Wednesdays at 5 p.m., free concerts of organ music for all comers are held in the Church of St. Michael.
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The main city park Plantin un Blomen
The name of this park in translation from the Low German dialect means “plants and flowers”, which is fully consistent with its content. It is located in the center on a vast area and is one of the favorite places of recreation for citizens.
There is a tropical greenhouse with an area of 2.5 thousand square meters, where plants of all latitudes are represented. Each room has its own microclimate - from a dry and cool temperate climate to humid tropics. Admission is free, from 10 to 16 hours.
The park is quite old - several trees planted back in the late 19th century have been preserved.
The pride of the park is its magnificent rose garden, where classical music concerts take place in the summertime.
One of the attractions is also a Japanese garden with a tea house, where tea ceremonies are held. Every year, the Japanese community of Hamburg celebrates the Day of admiring sakura blossoms with a traditional salute.
Guests and residents of the city in the summertime are attracted by the colorful music of the fountains in the evenings - every week a new program. Very impressive freakish game of water jets!
Plantin un Blomen is suitable for the whole family to relax, there are wonderful playgrounds, cafes and cozy quiet corners. In winter, an ice rink is poured there.
Hagenbeck Zoo and Tropical Aquarium
This private zoo was created more than a hundred years ago - since 1907 the Hagenbek family has owned it. For the first time in Germany, animals were kept in conditions close to their natural habitat.
Today, more than 1860 animals from all continents live in the zoo. His special pride is a family of elephants and inhabitants of the northern seas - polar bears, king penguins, sea lions and seals.
A significant part of the zoo is the Tropical Aquarium. Here, on an area of more than 8 thousand square meters, more than 14 thousand exotic animals live - from small tropical fish to huge crocodiles.
Visitors can watch animal feeding at certain hours.
The park is open daily from 9 to 18 hours, the ticket price for an adult is 20 euros, for a child - 15 euros.
What to see in the vicinity of Hamburg
Today Bergedorf is part of the city, and before it was an independent settlement. There is a castle in it, whose age is estimated at 13 century.
The castle is surrounded by a moat, two picturesque bridges lead to it. In most of the castle is a historical museum and city archive, there is a cafe.
In the warm season, city holidays and even knightly tournaments are organized on the lawn in front of the castles!
The castle is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 to 18 hours. The entrance fee is 5 euros for adults, and children under 18 are free of charge.
Kikeberg Open Air Museum
In the Harburg area on an area of more than 12 hectares, there is the Kikeberg open-air museum. There, the appearance of a German village has been recreated since the 1800s. Here are peasant houses and farm buildings, the interior of which has not changed for several hundred years.
There is a forge, a brewery, and pigs of native German breeds are kept in the stable. In the stables there are horses, in cows for cattle - cows, and in the houses - hens, geese and ducks.
Almost every month, interactive days are held when you can participate in the process of spinning wool and in making bread according to old recipes. You can even taste local cuisine.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9 to 17 hours, on weekends - from 10 to 18 hours. Admission is free for children under 18 years old; for adults it is 9 euros.
More information about the museum can be found here.
The snow-white Arensburg Castle is located in the neighboring land of Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, at a distance of 30 km from it. It is a building in the Renaissance style. It was built in 1595 on the site of an old fortress, whose age is 13 century.
Initially, the castle belonged to the Rantzau family, and after its ruin, the castle was bought by the enterprising treasurer Schimmelmann.
Since 1934, the castle ceased to be the family nest of the Schimmelmanns and became a museum of the history of Arenzburg. Concerts, city festivities, and children's parties are held here.
In front of the castle, located on an artificial island, on three sides surrounded by a moat, there is a magnificent park.
The opening hours of the castle museum are from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ticket costs 5 euros for adults and 3.5 euros for children under 14 years of age.
Read more about Arensburg Castle here.
This castle is located 12 km from Hamburg and is a 16th-century Renaissance building. It was built by order of the Duke Adolf the First on the banks of the old pond.
Currently, it is a cultural center where various city events and holidays are held. Here you can also order weddings, anniversaries and children's birthdays.
The castle can be visited on excursions from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 to 17 hours. A ticket for an adult costs 3 euros, for a child under 18 years - one and a half euros.
Wilhelmsburg Island Park
This park appeared in the city of Hamburg relatively recently, but firmly won the sympathy of the townspeople and guests of the Hanseatic city.
The island park covers an area of almost 100 hectares. It has everything that people like so much: beautiful alleys with flower beds, playgrounds for children. There are places for grilling.
In summer, lotuses bloom in the pond. At the boat station you can rent a boat or canoe and walk along the water channels.
Wilhelmsburg Park is famous for other interesting corners: a geyser fountain, Forest House, Misty Valley and others.
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Olsdorferfriedhof Cemetery Park
Burials in the cemetery began even before the 19th century. Today, the park is visited by more than 3 million travelers. The area of the cemetery is 400 hectares. They move around the park on foot, by car or tourist bus.
The area of the boulevard is 18 km. Particularly noteworthy are family crypts and chapels in ethnic styles. After a hot summer day, you can observe some luminous phosphorescent figures that create a gothic atmosphere.
A whole mile of Red Light Street. This place was originally popular among sailors and travelers. After several centuries, the destination of the street has not changed much. Citizens call this place "The Sinful Mile."
Here are open bars, clubs and restaurants providing a variety of services to visitors. Legal strip clubs are ready to fulfill any guest’s desire, and entertainment venues will not leave anyone indifferent.
The largest indoor market where you can buy anything from seafood, souvenirs and fruits. Only here are bought by chefs of expensive restaurants.
The market is open for tourists from 5 in the morning, it works only 5 hours, then this place becomes empty and becomes the most quiet and deserted. Visit the fish market is for the sake of exciting presentations and shows for tourists.
Ship Museum Rickmer Rickmers
Rickmer previously belonged to a local shipping company. Bark went sailing to the far coast of Chile across the entire Atlantic Ocean. At the beginning of the 20th century, Rickmer was confiscated by British troops.
Only at the end of the 20th century, Germany bought a ship from Portugal. The authorities converted the ship into a maritime museum, the exhibits of which are devoted to the development of the maritime trade of Hamburg.
Church of St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas Cathedral, built in the neo-Gothic style in the early 13th century, was completely destroyed by bombers. Among the ruins of the church, only the bell tower, which was restored after the events of the Second World War, was not miraculously damaged.
The height of the structure is 147 meters. In the chapel, they conduct services, annually pay tribute to those who died in bloody battles.
On the street where the museum was opened several centuries ago, public executions, censure and torture took place. The events of the bloody trials of martyrs are presented today in the Hamburg dungeon.
Theatrical horror, performances and gloomy atmosphere immerse tourists in troubled times. The museum was opened in the catacombs of the city, in which experiments were conducted on military prisoners.
Old tunnel under the Elbe
In 1896, locals staged a strike by the authorities, allegedly hindering them by round-the-clock noise from unloading port vessels. The city authorities went to meet the residents in a peculiar way - they designed an underground tunnel under the river.
First, ships unloading passed through the tunnel. After several decades, the tunnel was restored for underground walks.
Museum of Arts and Crafts
The world of art and craft exhibits in Hamburg opens to visitors. The collection features over 500 thousand copies. The museum stores collections of applied art from all over Europe.
Here you can find textiles, antique furniture, rare instruments of artists and musicians, porcelain. You can visit the museum for free on Wednesday or Friday.
Hamburg Opera House
The scene began to be built in 1678. The theater was built absolutely for all classes of society. Such tolerance has attracted a large part of the public. The first opera building was built of wood.
After the events of World War II, the opera scene was destroyed. The building was completely rebuilt over 10 years. Today, performances of foreign and local directors are staged here.
Monument to Otto von Bismarck
The monument was erected in 1906 in the main park square of Hamburg. Otto von Bismarck stood at the origins of the unification of small German states into a single Germany. In Hamburg, the Chancellor's services to the city and the country were especially appreciated, and therefore a memorial monument was erected.
The statue is surrounded by park trees and flower alleys. Here you can enjoy nature, feed gulls and pigeons, listen to the performances of street musicians.
Church of St. Michael
One of the most picturesque sights of Hamburg is St. Michael's Church. The style of construction is Baroque with elements of Gothic. The cathedral was erected at the beginning of the 18th century. The temple holds religious scrolls and valuables.
The church is crowned with a tall bell tower of 132 meters. From the observation deck overlooks the Elbe, the local lake and the circular panorama of the city. The church building was repeatedly restored, but the true appearance of the church did not change.
The main transport hub of the city, where several centuries ago the rich of Hamburg exhibited their daughters. The original bridegroom took place in the form of a contest where the winner received one of the most beautiful girls as a wife.
Today, the widest avenue of the city is full of business centers, expensive residential complexes, shopping centers for shopping.
A clear projection of the starry night sky can be seen in the main planetarium of Hamburg at any time of the day. The space theater was opened at the beginning of the 20th century and from the first days it was popular with local residents.
With the help of modern equipment, the visitor can enjoy the dance of star clusters, see new space open spaces. A powerful telescope projector displays up to several thousand stars at a time on the planetary dome.
The first references to the “strong house” are found in historical documents of the 13th century. Today it is the only historical castle that has survived to our time. Inside the mansion is equipped under one of the departments of the historical museum of Hamburg.
The collection of gloomy exhibits is full of household items of troubled times. In the halls there are rare examples of fine art of the 13-15th century.
Hamburg History Museum
The historical complex consists of several branches. A museum with unusual exhibits was built at the beginning of the 20th century. Here, unique exhibits tell the story of the development of Hamburg from an ordinary fortress to the world-famous shopping center in Germany.
The museum is open thanks to the generous donations of local patrons. The halls feature parts of historical buildings, elements of ships, costumes and other exhibits of historical purpose.
The complex was built for the storage of marine goods from foreign countries. The buildings are made of red brick in the style of the English loft and Gothic.
The complex of buildings is located on both sides of the Elbe River. The buildings are connected by metal bridges, from which it opens onto the industrial corner of Hamburg.
Hamburg Art Pavilion. The project was built according to the drawings of architects G. Huda and G. Schirrmacher.
Construction began in the late 19th century with donations from literature connoisseurs. In 1995, a gallery of modern art was completed at the museum. The museum contains exhibits from various eras from the Middle Ages to the present.
In one of the modern buildings at the beginning of the 21st century, a miniature wonderland was discovered. This is a miniature representation of cities and countries.
In the fabulous city you can see the Scandinavian countries, German railways, large cities of Europe, Alpine meadows and mountains. The complex of miniatures consists of thematic zones that will be interesting to visit for travelers of all ages.
A house of 11 floors was built on one of the alleys of the city. By order of businessman G. Sloman, a Chilehouse was built in the style of expressionism during the year.
The house stands out among the buildings with the characteristic shape of the facade in the form of a ship's cape. UNESCO ranked the building as the standard of port architecture in Hamburg. In the evening, the building is effectively illuminated, extolling a touch of modernity into the ancient facades of buildings.
Panopticon Wax Museum
The creator of the museum and exhibits is sculptor G. Weber. Wax statues were exact and realistic doubles of local criminals and dishonest politicians in Germany. An accidental fire destroyed most of the exhibits.
Today, the collection is almost restored, in the main hall there are 19 wax figures remaining after the fire. The museum exhibits wax statues of famous personalities of the world film industry.
Park Planten un Blomen
A botanical garden is open next to Hamburg's center. In sunny weather, here you can enjoy nature, listen to the musical fountain, arrange a small picnic.
Every year, the park hosts flower festivals, exhibitions, fairs and competitions between landscape designers and gardeners. In the park complex there are gardens and lawns of various styles.
Located in the city center. Villas and mansions of local tycoons are built along the promenade, and a public park is nearby. Alster holds sea sporting events.
For tourists organize water excursions on small steamers and kayaks. In the vicinity of the lake there are rare species of white swans that can be fed.
Hamburg Town Hall
The building was erected for 15 years. The city government holds meetings of the city authorities, organizes charity evenings and exhibitions. In the courtyard, a statue of the goddess Gigeya was erected in memory of the epidemic of cholera and plague.
The burgomaster’s house is decorated with statues and stucco, carved and wrought iron patterns. Admission is free, but there must be a tourist pass.
In 1907, the Hagenbeck family opened a zoo of exotic animals. At that time in the park there were several instances of elephants, monkeys and wild horses. After the events of World War II, the city began to import new species of exotic animals.
Now the park has over 200 species of animals, many of which are brought from distant continents and are considered the last specimens of their species.
What to see in Hamburg in one day
Hamburg starts its morning early enough, so in 1 day you can have time to see many attractions. It is worth starting with the town hall, taking a walk around the square, visiting the local art museum.
When walking along the lake, magnificent views of the landscapes open. Walking along the red light district in the evening, travelers will find entertainment for every taste.
When traveling with children, it is better to refuse to visit the street
Sightseeing route for three days
In just a few days, you can literally explore the whole city. The first day is worth visiting a miniature wonderland, in which tourists linger for a long time, then visit the port museum and end the trip with a picnic in the botanical garden.
On days 2 and 3, travelers are expected to visit a historical art museum, a torture chamber in the catacombs, in the evening it is worth visiting a planetarium. The journey ends with a visit to the wax museum, a walk around Bergedorf Castle and a visit to the Olsdorferfriedhof cemetery park.
When planning a trip to Germany, in addition to Hamburg, you should visit incredibly beautiful Munich, strict Cologne with its Gothic cathedrals, old Nuremberg, Bavarian Regensburg and a beer festival, as well as medical and tourist Baden-Baden.
Beautiful places for a photo shoot
One of the most picturesque places for a photo shoot is the city botanical garden. It is also worth taking a catamaran ride on Lake Alster and capture the seascape. Walking along the alleys you can meet many unique architectural buildings and park groves with an unusual landscape.
You can take stunning beauty pictures on Lake Alster
Where to go in the city in winter
There are not many winter attractions. These are mainly walks in the central part of the city, a visit to the Fish Market and museums.
Definitely worth a visit to the church of St. Nicholas and Michael. The annual winter fair in Bremen, which is an hour's drive from Hamburg, will also leave an unforgettable impression.
Where to go with children
Children will love the miniature wonderland, a visit to the zoo will not leave them indifferent. Near the museums are shopping centers with children's rooms for children.
Children will be delighted with the performances of traveling artists and the circus at the seasonal festivals in the central and port square.
At the zoo, children can pet and feed many animals.
Where is it and how to get there
The city is located in northern Germany on one of the banks of the Elbe River. From Russia to Hamburg, tourists travel by plane, by car or by train. Airplanes from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg will deliver travelers to their destination in record time. You can use the budget option - the route of the Moscow-Berlin train, where at one of the taxi or metro stations it will take the tourist to the center.
A free and independent city tried to combine a rare historical architecture with modern eccentric art. Hamburg has entertainment for travelers of all tastes and ages. This is a very different city with many unusual places in which a peculiar charm and surroundings of history are felt.