It isn’t just the Alster lakes and the Elbe river that make Hamburg beautiful - it’s also the city’s incredibly international feel. In fact, there are spots all across Hamburg that could make you think you’re in Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, England, Scandinavia or even Japan. The melding of Hamburg’s Hanseatic way of life with such international flair is unique within Germany, making the city a particularly exciting place to live or visit.
To help Hamburg’s residents and tourists become better acquainted with the city’s international side, Hamburg Tourism has put together a handy guide for visiting some of the most beloved spots for feeling like you’re a world away. Whether you want to get to know Hamburg’s Mediterranean side, discover its English corners or feel some Scandinavian Hygge, Hamburg Tourism can help. More information here.
Around the World in One City
Visitors Getting Around
Train, bus, car or bike: Hamburg has a number of transport options, both public and private, that will let you navigate the city with ease.
Get an insider's view on the Hanseatic mentality and find out what distinguishes Hamburg from the rest of Germany.
Five life-sized silhouettes pose proudly in front of the Große Freiheit street. The Beatles got their first taste of stardom here in the 1960s.
The annual CSD and the Pride Parade are the flamboyant highlight of Hamburg's vibrant LGBTQI community.
Cinemas across Hamburg showcase contemporary Japanese films - from anime and comedy to drama and documentaries.
The famous street in the heart of St. Pauli offers everything from theatres and galleries to trendy nightclubs and smoky sailor bars.
Vegan newbies and herbivore professionals alike will be delighted by this annual celebration of cruelty-free living.