Free Things to Do

Otto von Bismarck Monument

This immense statue commemorates the German leader who unified the country in the 19th century. The statue was built at the turn of the 20th century and provides a great look at the history of Germany and its development into a modern state.

St. Pauli Fischmarkt

With its origins dating back to the early 18th century, this popular open-air market offers the finest in fresh seafood as well as a good variety of plants, flowers, fruits, animals, and decorative items. TRANSPORTATION: S-Bahn Reeperbahn


Situated on the Elbe River, this "welcome point" salutes ships by dipping the Hamburg flag as they pass, signaling "Bon voyage." Sailors are also welcomed with the playing of their national anthem and a greeting in their native language. There...  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

Alter Botanischer Garten

The botanical gardens are home to many species of beautiful and interesting flowers and plants. The specialty and exotic gardens offer visitors a look at species from around the world. No dogs allowed! Nearest station: S-Bahn KLEIN FLOTTBEK

Airport - Ham

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

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