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The Elbe River, lakes and canals, the historic Town Hall, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus, the nightlife on the famous Reeperbahn and the traditional Hamburg fish market shape the image of Hamburg, Germany’s green city on the waterfront. The HafenCity offers modern architecture and the new landmark, the concert hall Elphilharmonie. In Hamburg — Germany's second biggest city — prestige, elegance and creativity are combined to create an edgy, modern vibe.

Best things to do in hamburg

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Hamburg’s Sightseeing Tours

Explore the very best of Hamburg with the day ticket of the Red Double Decker buses on Line A. At one of the 29 stops Hop on and hop off wherever you want in order to have a closer look at the magnificent sights of this amazing maritime metropolis. Extra tours like the twilight tour or the elbe riverside tour are possible as well and show even the locals new aspects of Hamburg!

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland is the world's largest model railway museum and Germany's most popular tourist attraction. Its display sections show authentic environment from different countries: from Sweden and Norway to the pyramids of Egypt and Las Vegas in U.S.The exhibit switches from 'day' to 'night' every 15 minutes. You can also take a guided tour that shows Wunderland behind-the-scenes to better appreciate how much technical wizardry and planning is involved in running this place.

The Maritime Heart of Hamburg

Experiencing the sea: The Maritime Museum presents 3,000 years of history of seafaring displaying precious artefacts from all over the world. Welcome aboard! Wind, waves, explorers, and pirates. More than 40,000 miniature model ships, a treasure chamber with model ships made of gold, silver and amber, the Queen Mary 2 made of 1 Million LEGO bricks, and professional ship simulator.If you'd rather experience Hamburg's sea connection firsthand, feel the rocking of the boat under you feet with a hop-on hop-off Maritime Circle Line. You can check out each of the 9 stops along the way or just enjoy the view without getting off. The boats said past Speicherstadt and HafenCity, cruise terminals, container ships, repair yards, container handling, the harbour museum and BallinStadt.

BallinStadt — Emigrant Museum Hamburg

It’s a fascinating story — the tale of BallinStadt, the “Emigration City” — where millions of people found safe harbour before beginning their journey to the New World in pursuit of a better life. The museum documents the great European migration to America that took place from 1850 to 1934. Here you can explore the varied emigration stations over the centuries. In 14 themed rooms the museum tells the stories of emigration to the new world over 4 eras.In the family research centre you can trace your ancestors in Hamburg: you have access to the digitised version of the unique Hamburg passenger lists.