Hamburg has achieved a rare feat – successfully reimagining its industrial harbour past into a sleek yet authentic destination, ripe for exploration. The streets of St Pauli and vast Speiccherstadt warehouse district are a perfect example of old meeting new, in a stylish and unique collision of contrasts. You can discover the infamous Reeperbahn red light district, after taking in the elegance of the new Elbphilharmonie concert hall, an architectural icon atop the Elbe river, or take your pick from the excellent selection of bars and restaurants that line the harbour.

Hamburg Town Hall continues the eye-catching design theme, this time an homage to classical German grandeur – vast sandstone pillars sit alongside sweeping marble staircases, topped with stunning ceiling frescoes, making this a must-see on your visit. From here head to St Michaelis Church – at over 106metres high, it offers stunning panoramic views across the city, while the much photographed copper Archangel Michael sculpture watches over visitors.


What you’ll love most about Hamburg

  • Dive into Hamburg’s maritime heritage at the bustling Port of Hamburg, one of Europe’s largest and oldest ports, where historic ships, modern container terminals, and vibrant waterfront promenades invite exploration and discovery
  • Explore the iconic Speicherstadt, Hamburg’s historic warehouse district and a UNESCO World Heritage site, where red-brick buildings and narrow canals evoke the city’s mercantile past, offering a glimpse into centuries of trade and commerce
  • Wander through the trendy neighborhoods of Sternschanze and St. Pauli, where hip cafes, eclectic boutiques, and lively street art create a vibrant atmosphere that reflects Hamburg’s youthful energy and artistic spirit
  • Marvel at the architectural wonders of the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s stunning concert hall and a symbol of the city’s cultural renaissance, where world-class performances and breathtaking views of the harbour await visitors from around the globe
  • Experience the excitement of Hamburg’s nightlife scene, from legendary clubs like the Golden Pudel and Uebel & Gefährlich to cosy pubs and waterfront bars, where live music, DJ sets, and eclectic events promise unforgettable nights of dancing and revelry
  • Indulge in the culinary delights of Hamburg, from fresh seafood at the Fischmarkt to hearty northern German cuisine at traditional taverns and Michelin-starred restaurants, as you savour the flavours of one of Germany’s most dynamic and diverse cities

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Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


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