Things to do in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is the wealthiest city in Germany, and the second largest. It is located in the north, and is considered one of Germany’s most beautiful cities. The theme of this wonderful city is water, and with an abundance of rivers, streams, and canals, there is a need for over 2300 bridges, more than any other city in the world.

The port of Hamburg is the largest port in Germany and is named the “Gateway to the World”. It is the most important component of this city’s economy and employs thousands. It is a must see when visiting Hamburg, Germany, as are many other sights. Let’s take a look at some of the best things to see and do when in Hamburg:

SIGHTS

The Reeperbahn  – The Reeperbahn is one of Europe’s biggest red light districts, and is Hamburg’s most famous street. You can see and visit a wide assortment of bars, restaurants, clubs, theatres, sex shops, sex museums, erotic theatres and night clubs. This street is all but asleep during the day, and doesn’t begin to come alive until around 9 p.m.

St. Michaelis Church – Construction began on this church in 1648, making it not only one of the oldest buildings in the area, but also the most famous church in Northern Germany. It seats 3,000 people and offers incredible views of Hamburg if you climb the tower’s stairs.

Hagenbecks Tierpark – More than 2500 hundred animals live in open enclosures spread over 27 hectares of land. This zoo, which opened its gates in 1848 is a premier attraction in Hamburg.

ENTERTAINMENT

Grosse Freiheit 36 – This is one of the most popular night clubs in the city of Hamburg, and is known for its live concerts by some major entertainers. Past performers include: Lenny Kravitz, Iggy Pop, Chris Isaak, and The Beatles.

Schmidt Theater – A fantastic venue for live performances, this theater houses comedies, soap operas, variety shows and musical reviews.

FOOD

Bremer Klaben – Be sure to try this northern version of Christmas Stollen when in Hamburg. It is made with: sultanas or raisins, flour, butter, sugar, orange and lemon peel, rum, almonds, yeast and salt.

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