Elia’s Focus on Project Management / 5-6 December 2019

A day in Hamburg

A day in the most beautiful Hanseatic city in the world

Hamburg is a city full of contrasts and surprises!

City centre

The city centre is home to the Jungfernstieg and Spitalerstraße, both of which offer a huge amount of choice for shopping-lovers. Within just a few minutes’ walk from Spitalerstraße, you can get an impressive view of the Inner Alster. Other tips nearby are the Gänsemarkt and the Town Hall, which embody the city’s charm not just in the summer, but in winter too. During the winter months there are Christmas markets which offer the opportunity to get in the festive mood by enjoying a mulled wine or hot chocolate.

Also located in the city centre is the Central Station, home to the large Wandelhalle, where you can find a wide range of shops as well as Hamburg specialties such as the famous Franzbrötchen (a sweet pastry with cinnamon).

If the weather decides to cooperate (which in Hamburg means light drizzle), you should pay a visit to the “Planten un Blomen” botanical gardens. Here you can go ice-skating on the large rink or simply enjoy a long winter stroll.

Those looking for a bit more action will find it at the Heiligengeistfeld, which hosts the Winterdom festival, Hamburg’s largest fun fair. This runs from 8 November to 8 December 2019.

The city centre is also home to many great restaurants and cafes, including Café Paris (Rathausstraße 4), Alex – which boasts a beautiful view over the Inner Alster – (Jungfernstieg 54) and Artisan (Kampstraße 27).

Around the harbour

No trip to the Hanseatic city would be complete without a visit to the harbour. Here you can enjoy the wonderful view from the Landungsbrücken. If you do choose to visit the Landungsbrücken, then you shouldn’t miss the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s modern, world-renowned concert hall. Bonus tip: the plaza can be visited free of charge and has an impressive view over the harbour. The Old Elbe Tunnel stretches over a considerable area, and you can go through it on foot or by bike day and night. Also unmissable is St. Michaelis Church: affectionately referred to as “Michel”, it is the Hanseatic city’s most famous church. You can also discover the vast warehouse complex of Speicherstadt, ideally on a harbour tour.

This area also boasts a wide range of restaurants and cafes, such as Brook (Bei den Mühren 91), Lavazza Bar (Am Sandtorkai 41) and of course the famous Fischmarkt (Dietmar-Koel-Str. 1).

The West

A short walk from the Landungsbrücken will take you to the city’s most famous party strip: the Reeperbahn. This area hosts a Christmas market of its own called Santa Pauli. Other attractions in this area are the Altona Museum and the Museumshafen in Övelgönne, which features various historical boats.

Some restaurant recommendations in this area include: Fischereihafen Hamburg (Große Elbstraße 143) and Schatto Pauli (Kastanienallee 32).

The North

The north of the Hanseatic city is home to the most-visited planetarium in Germany, which is a great place to visit, not just on rainy days. It is located in the Stadtpark in Winterhude, the perfect place for a long walk.

Some recommended places to eat in the surrounding area are Portomarin (Dorotheenstraße 108) and Café Hirsch (Dorotheenstraße 33).

We hope you have an unforgettable stay in the world’s most beautiful Hanseatic city!


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