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.
Dialogue in the Dark
Hamburg is one of only eight cities in Europe to host the Dialogue in the Dark exhibition, wherein visitors are lead through a series of dark rooms conveying daily environments as a blind person might experience them. Every Sunday during October and November they feature a silent brunch where meals are served by deaf waiters and visitors must communicate only through sign language. Various Christmas tours and specials are also available for groups and families.
This former machine factory is one of the most beloved cultural hubs in Hamburg. They host various musical and theatrical events throughout the year, and every Saturday hold Marktzeit, a large indoor farmers' market. This colourful event features delicious savoury and sweet treats, from fresh French pastries to lentil stews. Delicious breakfast baskets (while supplies last!) are perfect to enjoy with family and friends from the second-floor gallery, where you can listen to live music and take in the gorgeous architecture (36 Barnerstrasse , fabrik.de).
Spend some time walking or cycling around this scenic cemetery, the largest rural cemetery in the world. Its twelve chapels, three museums, and nearly 300,000 graves (featuring soldiers from more than 20 countries) are tucked between a network of trails, ponds, trees and rhododendron bushes.