Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Hamburg to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

Considered one of the most notable art collections in the country, this museum houses thousands of paintings and an array of sculptures, medals and coin pieces. A 1996 addition to the original museum is an architectural creation by noted Berlin...  Read More

Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte

This regional history museum highlights the growth of the city from the ninth century to current times. One of the more interesting exhibits is on the rise of Hamburg as a shipping powerhouse between the mid 17th and mid 19th centuries. The...  Read More

Museumshafen Oevelgönne

This naval museum houses several historic sailing vessels as well as memorabilia from the marine and shipping industries of the region's past. The museum sits in the port and offers sweeping views and walking tours of the Elbe. The museum offers...  Read More

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This historic building is synonymous with the culture, history and people of Hamburg. Marked by a neo-Renaissance motif, the building includes 647 rooms, which is more than those at Buckingham Palace, and is capped by an ornate clock tower. The...  Read More

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Hagenbecks Tierpark

Opened in 1848, this popular zoo set a precedent for allowing its wild animals to move about freely in spacious outdoor corrals. Among the residents are many zoo-born baby animals, including lion cubs, camels and elephants. For an additional...  Read More

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This natural stretch of water is a local favorite for outdoor activities and water sports. Aussenalster is perfect for a refreshing dip in the summer or a picnic during the warmer months. This area is also popular for canoeing and boating. It's...  Read More

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These guided, one-hour steamer tours showcase the city from the vantage point of the surrounding port waters. The cruises are a great way to view the city and grasp the importance of the waterways to its growth and development.

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Alster Cruises

These boat cruises highlight the inner and outer reservoirs of the Alster Lakes. This cruise is a great way to view the natural habitats of the city.

St. Michaelis Kirche

This brick church, built in 1762, is among Northern Germany's loveliest Baroque-style buildings. The tower, which was added in 1786, is the church's signature feature and is also considered Hamburg's definitive symbol. Twice daily, a trumpeter...  Read More

Planten un Blomen Park

Planten un Blomen (plants and flowers) is the name of the green belt stretching alongside the city center all the way down to the harbor, and incorporating the Wallringpark. Features include a Japanese garden, an apothecary's garden, lakes and...  Read More