Germany, just waiting to be discovered.
In addition, Germany is a country with vast cultural wealth that has given the world composers of the stature of Bach, Beethoven or Wagner.
However, there is a still a great deal to discover in Germany, in this country of deep forests, splendid castles, the elegant charm of its cities, theatres, art galleries and avant-garde movements that coexist with classicism.
Discover Germany, a destination contrary to popular belief, which will surprise and delight you.
Description of the area
With worldly and friendly people, Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city. A cosmopolitan centre especially well-known for hosting numerous musicals.
In this city of contrasts you can find the attractive St Pauli district, a former fishermen's quarters and centre of Hamburg's music scene. Today it is a trendy area as it is surrounded by green areas and fields. You can catch a boat along the Alster lake.
Hamburg, a port city, is one of the greenest in Germany and is known as “the Venice of the North”.
Being as it is a port area, Hamburg's star dish is seafood. Every day, fishermen bring home lobsters, crabs and a huge variety of fish.
Some of Hamburg’s typical dishes include eel soup, which has nothing to do with eels “Hamburger Aalsuppe”, Labskaus and Hamburg’s most typical dish “Birnen, Bohnen und Speck”, made with pears, beans and bacon.
If you have a sweet tooth, you simply have to sample the most typical red fruit jelly in the city, Rote Grütze.
Michaeliskirche. With a tower that stands at 123 m tall, this church pays tribute to archangel Michael’s fight against the devil. It came under attack during World War II, and is undoubtedly the city's most visited and emblematic landmark.
Planten und Blomen. The impressive botanical garden in the centre of Hamburg. Extremely harmonious gardens where light shows take place and that is also the setting for a music festival on the lake. The garden which draws the most attention is the Japanese garden. Without a doubt this extraordinary garden is worth a visit.
The Port of Hamburg. This is the biggest port in Germany. You can take the ferry along the city’s canals or, alternatively, you can walk along the harbour side, known as “Germany’s door to the world”.
Hamburg Rathaus. The City Hall of Hamburg boasts neo-renaissance style architecture, and it is one of the city’s oldest and most emblematic buildings.
We recommend the following places of interest to go shopping during your visit to Hamburg:
Hamburger Fischmarkt Fish Market on Sundays