Hamburg around this time of year is super cheap, as little as £25 for return flights (UK based) but when thinking about Germany, Hamburg may not always be the first option. I’ve never been to Germany and so the obvious cities of Berlin, Munich or Cologne were going to be my first choice, but I’m so glad I found cheap flights to Hamburg at 1am in the morning and decided to book it for the weekend.
The city itself is amazing, with canals and lakes running through. The boat trips on Alster Lake are famous, but my luck was that it was too cold and too icy for these to run. Walking around the city itself was interesting and the buildings themselves are beautiful. It’s also a great place for shopping, with high end shops on Nuer Wall and other shops throughout the city, Monki being one of them which I was extremely happy about!
I really recommend visiting the town hall and also The Church of Saint Michael. This church offers you to walk up to the viewpoint for $5 and provides an amazing view of Hamburg (if the day isn’t so misty). We also visited ‘Miniatur Wonderland’. This place is the world’s largest miniature village/ railway and a top tourist attraction in Germany.
My favourite place has to be Reeperbahn, a little further out from the centre but easily accessible by the train in about ten minutes. This quirky place seemed super individual and is known as ‘the redlight district’ of Hamburg and although not quite so extreme it did have the feel of Amsterdam. It is also the place known for where The Beatles got famous, at The Indra Musikclub.
Thanks for reading & hope you enjoyed, Katy x