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.
Northern Europe's largest fruit orchard is on the outskirts of Hamburg, an easy S-Bahn ride (S3) from the city centre to the old port town of Stade. Summer in the Altes Land (literally 'old land') is cherry time, with freshly picked cherries available from farmers at the roadside. Or get a basket, pick some yourself and explore this wonderfully traditional place with its fine half-timbered farmhouses.
Check out the St Peter's Basilica, a stunning miniature model that features in the city's Miniatur Wunderland. The new Italy section opened in late September 2016, and it's difficult not to get some joy out of this tiny, incredibly detailed parallel universe. http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/
Eight years ago Hamburg's Gängeviertel area was in danger of being almost completely demolished. Now, thanks to a local initiative, Gängeviertel is a place of arts and culture, packed with galleries, workshops and studios. Try one of the guided walking tours of the neighbourhood (email: email@example.com) or simply wander the streets and explore the Gängeviertel's alternative spirit. http://das-gaengeviertel.info/
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