Actually the church is called St. Michaelis, but Hamburgians affectionately call their landmark “Michel”. The baroque building and the view from the lofty platform at a height of 132m are both phenomenal.
The cult strip – famous beyond the borders of Hamburg and much more than a red light district:
restaurants, bars, clubs and naturally the Operettenhaus are all worth seeing.
The Alster Lake
Our recreational area in the heart of the downtown area. Here you can take a tour on one of the Alster steamboats, try stand-up paddling, take a leisurely walk and with a little luck in winter go ice-skating.
The Town Hall
The most impressive building downtown was erected on over 4,000 oak pilings. This is where politics happens but also where many couples love to celebrate their weddings. Our tip: a tour through the beautiful building which was inaugurated in 1897.
The Staircase Quarter Blankenese
When you begin, on the one hand, to feel a little bit like you’re at the Mediterranean Sea and, on the other, like you’re on a hike that’s because of the fantastic view out over the Elbe and those steep inclines. Narrow alleyways, quaint little houses and chic villas are just all too inviting.
The old Kontorhaus, a pioneering example of Brick Expressionism from the 20’s, is reminiscent of the bow of a ship. The exceptional building is in very close proximity to the MADISON and absolutely worth visiting when you're in Hamburg.
The Old Elb Tunnel
Considered to be a technological wonder when it opened in 1911, 100 years later its machinery is still remarkable. Four car cages transport you 426.5 meters below the river Elbe, where two beautifully tiled tunnels lead you to the other side.
Planten un Blomen
When you’ve had enough of the hustle and bustle of the city, you can take a break in this idyllic park. There are also often various events. Our tip: the Water-Light-Show every summer evening and the ice-skating rink in winter.
The International Maritimes Museum
3,000 years of seafaring history and modern research under one roof - beautifully located in the historic monument Kaispeicher B on the periphery of the HafenCity. Take the plunge!
Here you can have an insight into the lives of over 1,850 animals from around the world. The beautiful green grounds also make a visit a memorable treat. How about a leisurely walk or a picnic?
The St. Nikolai Memorial
The ruins in downtown Hamburg commemorate the victims of WWII and the tyranny of the National Socialists. The former main church was destroyed during an air raid in 1943 and today houses a museum.
The City Park
This is where everybody meets everyone to just relax and simply have fun: on the large meadow you can BBQ and play games, in the lake take a swim and at the Planetarium gaze at the stars.
A new landmark for Hamburg, where music has yet to be played, but from which there has been plenty of political sound-bites. Exciting: a tour through the outstanding construction site.
In the old brick warehouses, where bustling commerce was once conducted, has developed into a lively cultural landscape. It is now home to the model train exhibition Miniatur Wunderland and the Hamburg Dungeon.
The new quarter in the best location is just a hop, skip and a jump from the MADISON. Here you can stroll alongside the waterways whilst a cruise ship drops anchor or a giant container ship passes by.
The Hamburger Dom
Three times a year families and thrill-seekers alike can take a spin in the giant Ferris wheel, nibble on cotton candy and ride the latest attractions. Great fun for everyone!
The Miniatur Wunderland
Hamburg is the gateway to the world - and this becomes crystal clear after a visit to the world’s largest model train exhibition: every day on over 1,300 m2 you can take a train to America, to Switzerland and to Scandinavia or even to Knuffingen!