Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany saving many interesting attractions to visit. Hamburg offers many options for tourists, ranging from 50 museums and arena concerts, opera, miniature railway. Magnificent buildings are testimony to the long and amazing history belongs Hamburg. A boat tour is a must in Hamburg.
Hamburg is the largest port city in germany, hamburg also has a lot of shopping centers. Neoclassical style villa, manor houses and city parks make the city into one of the tourist destinations in Germany. In the city of Hamburg we can find a lot of foreign consulates of various countries around the world. For entrepreneurs from various countries, Hamburg can be a second home for their business.
Here are top tourist attractions in Hamburg:
1. Hamburg Rathaus or Hamburg city hall
Town hall, built of stone with a neo-renaissance style between 1886 – 1887, the Hamburg government building has more than 647 rooms in it. Contrasts with the style of the city, city hall facade decorated with 20 statues of former kings of Germany. There is a tour of the city hall if you are interested.
2. Port of Hamburg or Hamburg Harbor
Hamburg Harbor is one of the largest in the world, because Hamburg is one of Northern Europe’s economic doors. We can get around in the Hamburg Harbor with the Ferry, There are so many ways to enjoy Hamburg’s harbor, Which is over 800 years old; take a boat tour, stroll along the waterfront, and have an excellent seafood dinner at restaurant Rive, Which offers commanding views of the port.
3. St. Michaelis Church
The baroque church of St. Michaelis is the signature landmark of Hamburg. St. Michaelis is also a major attraction in Hamburg. Built around the 17th century, this old building has become a symbol of pride of city residents which are used for the benefit of the church or concert. From 82 meter high tower, visitors can see most of the harbor and lake Alster.
4. Binnenalster or Inner Alster Lake
This is one of the most beautiful places in Hamburg you must visit. Alster lake, a tributary of river Elbe is not only a paradise for sailors, canoeists and tourists, but is also cherished by locals. Rapid industrialization during the 13th century, included the formation of a dam to power water mills, which in turn lead to the formation of two artificial lakes on Alster lake.
5. Hamburg Fish Market
Hamburg Fish Market is a must-visit place for all Hamburg visitors, sells anything and everything (along with myriads of fish variety) known under the Sun. This colorful, crowded and lively market started in 1703, and takes place every Sunday from 5:30 am to 9am. The key attraction of this market is the Fish Auction Hall, where fresh fish is sold in tons together. There is also a restaurant which provides lively music thereby entertaining shoppers.
6. Speicherstadt (Historic Warehouse District)
Located in the port of Hamburg and was built from 1883 to 1927. It is the largest warehouse complex in the word. Narrow cobble stone streets and small waterways are lined by 100-year old warehouses, The Speicherstadt is a tourist attraction in Hamburg. There are several museums like the Deutsches Zollmuseum (German Customs Museum), Miniatur Wunderland, a model railway, the Hamburg Dungeon, and the Afghan Museum. The buildings are also used as warehouses. As of 2005, the companies in the Speicherstadt handled one-third of the world’s carpet production, and other goods as cocoa, coffee, tea, spices, maritime equipment, and electronic goods.
7. Hamburg Kunsthalle (Hamburg art museum)
The museum houses an important collection of painting from the 19th century with works from Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, Philipp Otto Runge, Caspar David Friedrich, Adolf Menzel. The Gallerie der Gegenwart is devoted to modern arts from the early 20th century, such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, and Max Beckmann, and art after 1945.
8. Planten un Blomen
Planten un Blomen is a park with a size of 47 hectares in the center of Hamburg. It features a Botanical Garden and the largest Japanese garden in Europe. The park is famous for its water-light concerts, public theater and music performances. There is no entrance fee. In addition to the gardens, there is a large playground in the southern area of the park. This makes the park a popular place in the city.
Blankenese is beautiful destination on the north bank of the river Elbe, was once upon a time a fishing village that was favored by retired ship captains. Today, it is extremely popular amongst the local people as a weekend getaway spot and some of the richest people are found living here. This village features a number of cafes, cinema halls, restaurants, stores and weekly markets selling fresh fruits and vegetables.
10. The Tierpark Hagenbeck
The Tierpark Hagenbeck is a zoo in Stellingen, now a quarter in Hamburg, Germany. Animals from all around the world live here, including elephants and giraffes from Africa, Asian elephants, tigers and lions, and tropical sharks and crocodiles. The zoo’s lovely gardens are also exotic, re-creating the ambiance of Japan, Nepal and other countries. The Tierpark Hagenbeck is first open enclosures zoo.