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26 Jan 2008

Hamburg - Attractions Guide

List of most of the attractions in Humburg with quick information:

GH01 City: Hamburg
Name of Attraction: Cruising the Alster Lake

Details: There are many ways to cruise the Alster, the best is the Alster-Kreuz-Fahrten option, which makes nine stops on a leisurely two-hour trip, allowing you to hop on and hop off at will, visiting bucolic lakeside cafes and restaurants or stopping for a picnic.
Location: Jungfernstieg (landing stage)
Tel: (40) 35 74 240.

GH02 City: Hamburg
Name of Attraction: Harbour Tours

Details: Hamburg owes its prosperity, past and present, to its docks, so a trip around the harbour (daily noon, Mar-Nov with English commentary), sailing past huge container vessels and spotting ships from all over the world, is essential.
Location: Landungsbrücken, Brücke (pier) 1
Tel: (40) 3178 2231.

GH03 City: Hamburg
Name of Attraction: Kunsthalle

Details: Hamburg’s expansive city art gallery spans the ages from 15th-century German Old Masters through French impressionism to Andy Warhol and 21st-century installations – it’s worth a visit for the Café Liebermann alone.
Location: Glockengiesserwall
Tel: (40) 428 131 200.

GH04 City: Hamburg
Name of Attraction: Michaeliskirche (St Michael’s church)

Details: Visit this city landmark at noon (daily) for the three-organ concert, then ascend the tower for great views over the harbour and the city.
Location: Englische Planke
Tel: (40) 3767 8100.

GH05 City: Hamburg
Name of Attraction: Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte (Museum of Hamburg History)

Details: The Museum of Hamburg History brings to life the story of the city, from the feared pirate Störtebeker to the Beatles at the Star Club, with some impressive large scale exhibits and interactive displays, all with English captions.
Location: Holstenwall 24
Tel: (40) 428 132 2380.

GH06 City: Hamburg
Name of Attraction: Speicherstadt

Details: The world’s biggest warehouse complex part retains its original function and now also holds a variety of visitor attractions, from the Hamburg Dungeon and the world’s largest model railway of its kind, to five small museums – on Spices, Toys, Afghanistan, Customs & Excise and the Speicherstadt (‘warehouse city’) itself.

GH07 City: Hamburg
Name of Attraction: Sunday Fish Market

Details: Good street food, live music, souvenirs, tremendous food bargains and the type of stall-holder banter which will make even non-German speakers smile have all made this early-morning market a city legend.
Location: In and around Fischmarkt

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