The city of Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany’s Gateway to the World. For centuries curious travelers docked in Europe’s second largest port in hope to enjoy all the festivities this amazing place has to offer. The wealthiest nation of Europe always preferred to add the most extravagant opportunities for new visitors to amaze them like no other.Here are the five most famous attractions you can find during your holiday in Hamburg.
The undisputed main attraction of all groups who arrived for their Hamburg stag do weekend as well as the very thing that gave Hamburg its controversial status. Reeperbahn is the second largest Red light district in Europe and arguably the most luxurious one. This is the spot where all restrictions vanish and the only goal is to have as much of that “forbidden” fun as possible. Needless to say, every imaginable wish regardless of your desires can be satisfied here. The other handy thing that comes with a visit to Reeperbahn is the accessibility to some of the best cocktail bars and pubs that are just across the street. This will leave you with an opportunity to enjoy the bustling nightlife atmosphere of Hamburg as well as tasting some of that “forbidden fruit”.
Very few people are actually aware of the fact that Hamburg has more canals then Venice and Amsterdam combined! Within the HafenCity quarter, you will find the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations. The sheer visualization of this famous landmark is enough to lose your breath. Today it still serves its sole purpose but at the same time resembles true genius of notorious German engineering. The Speicherstadt is also the most famous landscape you can find on Hamburg’s postcards. This Gothic revival masterpiece is the first site in Hamburg to be awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The second largest river in Hamburg is a non-tidal, slow-flowing and in some places seemingly untouched idyll of nature. In the city center, the river forms two lakes, both prominent features inHamburg’s cityscape.Hamburg’s Alster and its lakes and canals are famous for its white swans, cared for out of publicfunds since the 16th century. Everything that can be connected with lush paradise created by this river can be related to relaxation. There will hardly be a better place to relax your mind and soul after a strenuous walk then in the city center where this amazing river gave the city two pristine clear lakes.
This astonishing achievement of modern German architecture is finally complete, and since last year opened its doors for thousands of curious visitors. The splendid concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg cost nearly 800 million $ and just the visualization of this magnificent building will be a thing to remember. Best traveler magazines are placing this concert hall as one of the most advanced and spectacular buildings in today’s Europe. Regardless of your plans during your stay, this building is a must-stop and hiring a guided tour might also be a smart thing to do if you are devoted Art fan.
Located in the historic Speicherstadt district, this is a model railway attraction and the largest of its kind in the world. This enormous model takes 1,490 m2 and represents the 10 sectors each divided into different continents. There are over 100,000 moving vehicles, 400,000 human figurines including 1,300 trains made up of over 10,000 carriages as well as many other miniature details that will take your breath away. Do not forget to pay a visit to this sensation and see for your self how spectacular this engineering masterpiece looks with your own eyes.