Top Attractions in Hamburg
Top Attractions in Hamburg
Perched on the Elbe River, Hamburg provides for a unique German experience. Whether you are a history buff, an epicure, a culture enthuaist, or a shopaholic, this city has something to offer for everyone. Tagged as one of the most important cities of Germany, Hamburg stands as the 2nd largest city as well as port across Europe and is one of the prime centers of media and various industries. Being a port city, Hamburg is all about water, right from the architecture to menus to the cry of gulls and it offers various opportunities for romantic boat tours in the harbour. Not to forget, port towns are always synonymous with a happening nightlife and if you are enthusiastic about clubbing, the city won’t disappoint you. All in all, a beautiful and culturally rich city that is sure to woo you with its flair and maritime charm.
Planten un Blomen:
Spread across an area of 47 hectares, Park Planten un Blomen is a famous public park in the heart of the city. The park's gardens include the Japanese Garden, the botanical garden and an apothecary garden where you can learn about the healing powers of various plants. Park Planten un Blomen is the perfect place to enjoy floral displays. A major highlight of the place is the spectacular water light and music shows by the park's lake.
Friedhof Ohlsdorf (Ohlsdorf Cemetery) is Europe's largest cemetery and world's biggest non-military cemetery. Spread across an area of 400 hectares, it is visited by approximately 2 million people from across the world every year. It is famed for its beautiful scenery, gorgeous sculptures, and many graves of celebrities.
Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg:
Located in a former harbor warehouse, the International Maritime Museum exhibits extensive maritime collection in the form of stories of explorers and conquerors, paintings, weapons and uniforms from 3,000 years ago. It started as a private collection house of Peter Tamm, a nautical enthusiast but has rightfully become the biggest private collection of its kind in the world today. It is built across 10 floors with a specific theme like shipbuilding, maritime art and marine research.
Miniatur Wunderland (Miniature Wonderland) is the largest model railway in the world allowing you to watch realistic, computer-controlled railway operations with incredible craft and detail. The miniature replica is the brainchild of 2 brothers: Frederik and Gerrit Braun. Opened to the public in 2000, it stands among the major tourist highlights of the city.
Hamburg Town Hall dominates the city center with its impressive architecture and a fabulous history. Built in 1897, the Town Hall is located in the Altstadt quarter and is the seat of the Government of Hamburg. It has seen a rather chequered history as it was destroyed in a great fire of 1842 and then during the Second World War.
Spread across an area of 19 hectares, Tierpark Hagenbeck is a popular animal park and aquarium in the city. It is an abode to approximately 1,850 animals from every continent, including one of Europe’'s biggest elephant herds and species from polar regions. The animal park also has an excellent play area and a fairyland miniature railway. It is a great place for a family outing, especially if you are traveling with kids.