As I have been to Hamburg in january again, I want to give you some tips for this beautiful city.
The Elbphilharmonie was finally opened and the Plaza is definitely a place to go! by booking a ticket you get one hour (e.g. 8-9 pm) to visit the plaza of the Elbphilharmonie. From there you have a fantastic view over the Speicherstadt, parts of the harbor and Hamburg in general – and if you book local the tickets are for free!
Another must-see is of course the Speicherstadt. The world largest warehouse district was build from 1883 to 1927. The buildings stand on timber-pile foundations and is part of the HafenCity Hamburg just as the Elbphilharmonie (which is just a little bit junger – like 100 years). It is also the first site of Hamburg which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.
Of course Hamburg was and still is a city with a huge harbor and so there is more than one “Museumshafen” in which old sailing ships and fisher boats can be seen.
Art is another big part of Hamburg and so there are several museums such as the Kunsthalle Hamburg and others.
After walking around the city you should enjoy a coffee in one of the several cafés. I recommend the “Public Coffee Roasters” – high-quality coffee and nice people to meet there.
Enjoy your trip!