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.
Featuring elusive haute purveyours like Zotter, Dolfin, Lutum, Michel Cluizel and KjaerStrup, Choco Monde is a must-visit for chocoholics, featuring over 400 products from more than 50 different chocolatiers. www.chocomonde.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.
Ringed by a leafy perimeter of parkland, the Outer Alster Lake is also speckled with a handful of restaurants and bars, ideal for al fresco bites or a tipple. They include Bobby Reich, which is located in Harvestehude (www.bobbyreich.de); Café HansaSteg, whose panorama of the city centre and pasta dishes are unbeatable (www.cafehansasteg.de); Cliff, the most popular with several waterside seating areas and a large pier (www.alster-cliff.de); and A. Mora, overlooking an atmospheric marina (www.a-mora.com).