Cheap flights to Hamburg
If you’re after a city with bags of style, romantic riverside walks and some of Europe’s most eclectic architecture then look no further than Hamburg.
Hamburg might not be the largest city in Germany, but it is certainly its wealthiest. And while Berlin and Munich typically get more attention, Hamburg is a sparkling and lively port town with a character all of its own.
Dating back to a 9th century fortress built by the Emperor Charlemagne, today it’s a cultural centre which boasts a high number of large world class museums and galleries, top notch theatre productions and pumping music venues.
With over 100 shops and a sprawling food court, spread over five floors on the banks of the Inner Alster Lake, the €430m Europa Passage is the dramatic brainchild of noted local architect Hadi Teherani. (europa-passage.de)
Crossing Hamburg's many rivers, tributaries, canals and basins are more than 2,400 bridges - that's more bridges than London, Amsterdam, and Venice combined.
Horticulturists, botanists, landscape architects and garden lovers from around Europe and from farther afield will congregate for the International Garden Show on the Elbe island Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. Inspired by Jules Verne, the show will be entitled Around the World in 80 Gardens and will run from 26 April to 13 October. (igs-hamburg.de/en)