Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and an internationally renowned tourist city. The scenery is beautiful and the environment is pleasant. Hamburg is one of the world’s famous city “over water” that has more bridges than Venice with more than 2,300 bridges. Therefore, Hamburg has the reputation of “World Bridge City”. The Port of Hamburg is an important water hub and the largest port in Europe. When the ocean liners from all over the world come to Germany, they are parked in the Port of Hamburg. Therefore, Hamburg has the “German gateway to the world”. Hamburg is not only a port city, but also a famous place for business and cultural life. There are magnificent office buildings, a wide range of museums, historical monuments and the famous fish market. When night falls, nightclubs, theaters and dance halls on St. Pauli Street are brightly lit. The nightlife here is called the second Paris on the European continent. Follow us to see the top 10 in Hamburg.
1. Hamburg Miniature Landscape World
The Miniature Landscape World is the best in the world and there is “the world’s largest orbit model scene.” Railroad tracks with a total length of more than 15 kilometers are reduced according to the ratio of 1:87 in real objects. They are divided into 7 exhibition areas and cover a total area of 1,300 square meters. It is divided into different exhibition areas according to different countries and regions. There are all kinds of castles, cities, circuses, playgrounds, airports, etc. with all kinds of buildings, roads, vegetation, people, animals, pets. The details are exquisite despite of a lot of animals and people in a scene. The most important thing is that each of these small scenes describes a small story or a small event that makes people smile. Both adults and children can imagine a corresponding dynamic story. In short, this is definitely an attraction not to be missed.
2. Port of Hamburg
The Port of Hamburg also known as the Port City is located on the banks of the River Elbe, close to the North Sea. It is the largest port in Germany and has the reputation of German gateway to the world. Not only is it an important project in Hamburg’s municipal construction, it is also Hamburg’s most famous tourist destination. On the banks of the River Elbe, you can not only see the various boats but also enjoy the delicious snacks. You can also visit the aquarium and the famous hamburger fish market. The white giants and buildings are beautifully reflected in the sea. The famous warehouse city is not far from here.
3. Hamburg Town Hall
The Hamburg City Hall is located in the heart of the Old Town. There is Town Hall Square in front of it for celebrations and on its back side is the Hamburg Stock Exchange. The Hamburg Town Hall reflects the architectural ideology of Germany during the period of booming economy: being magnificent but keep the glorious history in mind. There are 20 statues of prominent emperors in German history between the windows on the second floor of the front of the Town Hall including Charlie the Great and Otto I and so on. There is not only the red Hamburg city emblem at the tower, but also a phoenix to commemorate the 1482 fire, which means that the Hamburg City Hall is a reborn phoenix.
4. Warehouse City
The free port area of the Hamburg Warehouse City is the world of red brick buildings and has always been regarded as a symbol of unity of the Freeport Hamburg and the German Empire. The building built at the end of the 19th century is the world’s largest and oldest warehouse complex with an area of 300,000 square meters, which is a typical North German architecture.
In addition to the contribution to today’s shipping trade, the warehouse city is famous for the beautiful scenery. You can feel the charm of the warehouse city whether you take a boat or walk. In addition, there are many museums in the warehouse city such as the Customs Museum, the Spice Museum, etc. The most famous ones are the Hamburg Dungeon and the Miniature World.
5. Alster Lake
The Alster Lake is divided into two parts by a bridge and a dam: the large Alster Lake and the small Alster Lake. The outer lake of Alster Lake is 164 hectares and 4.5 meters deep. The lakeshore is rich in vegetation. The hiking trail around the outer lake is about 7.4 kilometers long and is the favorite place by jogging enthusiasts. There is a bustling commercial district surrounding the small Alster Lake, which is surrounded by a variety of quaint and German-style buildings. There is a large fountain in the inner lake that has been continuously spraying the water column upwards, which dances under the breeze and shines against the blue sky and white clouds.
6. Saint – Michael Church
St. Michael Church is one of Hamburg’s landmarks that is 132 meters high, which is a Baroque building built in the mid-18th century. You can stand on the top of the church overlooking Hamburg. Every day, people wait in line for a slow elevator that keeps the antiquity and transports everyone to the clock tower platform to see the scenery. The church was destroyed many times, and what now everyone sees is the third church. The interior of the church is exquisitely decorated and very bright without a sense of gloom. The high dome makes a perfect sound reinforcement effect, which even attracted some choirs to the church to record the album. Here is also the baptism of the composer Brahms. The church still has kept the basin for baptizing Brahms.
7. Alster Lake Arcade
The Alster Lake Arcade is next to the City Hall and was built in 1843. The archway corridor is white and of a Renaissance style. Walking in the corridor, you can see the seagulls hovering and sometimes touching the water; you can also see the swan swimming quietly in the water and leaving a wonderful view of back. Today, there are already a lot of shops in the arcade and most of them are modern. In the evening, there are folk artists performing from time to time, which is a very southern Europe style.
8. Pauli Landing Bridge
The St. Pauli Bridge is the water station of Hamburg that was built in 1910 and has a total length of 700 meters. Looked from afar, the entire station is in the style of a castle with a very conspicuous towering green roof. From the top floor of the landing bridge, you can look out over the surrounding area including the warehouse city. There are many restaurants on the landing bridge that offer delicious seafood so that you can chow down. You can go to the surrounding souvenir shop after eating where you will have many local crafts to choose.
9. Nicolas Church
The neo-gothic St. Nicholas Church was once one of the five main Protestant churches in Hamburg. It was blown up by the Royal Air Force during World War II. The church was once the tallest building in the world from 1874 to 1876 and is still the second tallest building in Hamburg now.
It is now a ruin used as an anti-war memorial and a place to mourn and reflect on war. This is a place where historical significance is more important than the building itself.
10. Hamburg International Maritime Museum
The Hamburg International Maritime Museum offers visitors a wide range of model boats, construction drawings and books. This ten-story building is also known as Kaispeicher B that is surrounded by rivers and is close to the Port of Hamburg. Visitors can learn about shipping and maritime history dating back more than 3,000 years. Therefore, the International Maritime Museum is a famous tourist attraction for shipping enthusiasts and travelers.