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Daily life in Hamburg

Hamburg is one of the happiest cities in Germany. According to the study „Glücksatlas 2020“ people living in Hamburg are especially content. This is also due to the fact that Hamburg is an exceedingly livable city. There are many great places for recreation: beautiful parks, the river Elbe or the impressive Alster in the middle of the city, which is great for water sports like sailing, rowing or stand-up paddling.

Hamburg is also famous for its cultural offerings: Its musicals, theaters and concert halls – above all the Elbphilharmonie – attract people from all over Europe, as well as the bustling night life in St. Pauli. As you can see, there many reasons to look forward to your temporary home!

Things to do in Hamburg – our tips for your stay

(Please note that due to the Corona pandemic many attractions are currently closed and not available. For recent Corona rules please check the website Hamburg.de)

Beautiful places in Hamburg for walking:

  • The Elbe beach is very popular among locals. You can walk for hours if you wish, and enjoy great views of the harbour, stunning architecture and many nice small cafés and restaurants along the way.
  • No less spectacular is the walking trail around the Außenalster, the great barrier lake the river Alster is flowing into. You will see some of the poshest mansions and with luck an ongoing sailing regatta.
  • There are many great parks in Hamburg: the Stadtpark in Barmbek, the huge Volkspark in Altona, the elegant Jenischpark in Othmarschen, the Öjendorfer Park in Billstedt or the nice park Planten un Blomen in St. Pauli.

Things to see in Hamburg:

  • Landungsbrücken and Speicherstadt: The beautiful promenades at the harbour and the historical Speicherstadt, which is a world heritage site today, are definitely a must-see.
  • Hafenrundfahrt: The best way to explore the Elbe and the harbour is by boat. There are many companies offering guided tours around the container harbour. You can also take the public HADAG ferries – a ticket is as cheap as a normal bus ride.
  • Elbphilharmonie: The stunning concert hall at the river Elbe is the new cultural landmark of Hamburg. If you are lucky to get one of the much sought-after concert tickets you will enjoy an unforgettable experience. But just viewing the building from the outside and the inside is also very impressive (tickets for your visit are available on www.elbphilharmonie.de).

Shopping in Hamburg:

  • The City of Hamburg is one of the best shopping areas in Europe. You will find numerous shopping opportunities in the area between Mönckebergstraße, Jungfernstieg and Gänsemarkt, from small boutiques to huge elegant shopping arcades.
  • An exciting new shopping district is currently being established in the Überseeqaurtier in the HafenCity. Several attractive shops have already opened in Hamburg’s youngest urban quarter – definitely worth a visit!
  • You will also find nice shopping opportunities in the residential areas of Hamburg – Eppendorfer Weg in Eimsbüttel for instance, Mühlenkamp in Winterhude or
    the bustling Schanzenviertel.

More information:

Official city portal for Hamburg

Information and services

Map for Hamburg


Hamburg Transport Association

In and around Hamburg

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