Hamburg

Germany

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Nestled along the beautiful Elbe River lies exquisite Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany. You can barely tell that this illuminated metropolis traces its history to the year 831. And while there are plenty of modern buildings to see, like the highly anticipated Elbphilharmonie along the water, it’s Hamburg’s older culture that can be most exciting. Try a visit to the Fish Auction Hall and Market, an open-air market that’s been hawking local wares since 1703. Your visit promises authentic local culture, because it’s not just a market. It’s a neighborhood scene, a great place to absorb local color. And that means you might be lucky enough to catch the occasional rock band playing there in the morning, alongside locals selecting their evening meals from the catches of the day. Model enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the spectacular Miniatur Wunderland, a massive model exhibit that leaves visitors speechless with its detail and realism. Of course, there’s historic architecture all around and a lovely botanical garden at Park Planten un Blomen. With something for everyone, there’s no question you’ll have a guten tag in Hamburg!

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Hamburg Cruise Center
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CET (Central Europe Time)
    UTC/GMT +2 hours
  • Language
    The local language is German. Say "how much does this cost?" in German: "wie viel kostet es?"
  • Currency & Shopping
    European Currency (EUR)
    Souvenirs, cologne, spices and chocolates.
    • Famous For
      Enjoy the view from the top of 400-year-old baroque St. Michaelis Church; its 433-foot, copper-covered spire proudly defines the Hamburg skyline.
    • Fun Fact #1
      View famed works of art at the Hamburger Kunsthalle. The museum comprises European art over the last seven centuries, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Wash down a hearty German meal of meat and potatoes with some Beck’s beer, brewed right in nearby Bremen.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Visit one of the world’s best ship museums in Bremerhaven at the Schiffahrtsmuseum and head into nearby Bremen for a picnic in lovely Bürgerpark.

Hamburg TOP EXCURSIONS

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Hamburg & Neuengamme

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Panoramic Hamburg

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Hamburg by Land & Sea

Admire Hamburg from two unique perspectives: while cruising along the shores of its main urban lake, and while driving p...

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