I’ve already been in Hamburg one year ago but the city still amazed me !
As soon as I arrived from Vienna, I did a 3-hours bike tour through the whole city, which was totally worth the following exhaustion because you really get to all the corners you can not see on those tourist buses for example.
On the 2 pictures above (right site ), you can see the “Speicherstadt”. It is the largest warehouse district in the world and it was mainly used to store goods such as spices, tea and coffee. Nowadays it contains museums, offices and a big storage of expensive carpets. But it also contains loads of great restaurants: So if you ever visit Hamburg, go and eat in the Speicherstadt as there is a good choice of different restaurants and food stalls with different dishes from all over the world…And it is not that overpriced as in the city centre ;)
Something that i really like about Hamburg is that the traditional architectural style of the city is involved in virtually every building. The new “Harbour-city” for example consists of very modern buildings but all of them have been inspired by both: The traditional “Hamburg-brickstone-style” and some new and modern architectural ideas.
The fact that all the “must-sees” in Hamburg are quite close together makes it possible to explore the city by feet as well. I rarely used the underground to get to the harbor or the city centre as I just walked through the nice streets of Hamburg and whenever I got lost, I just asked someone (The people in Hamburg are by the way extremely friendly and helpful so i felt very comfortable getting lost as I always knew that someone’s gonna help me out ;)
If you are visiting Hamburg and you have any questions concerning Hotels, eating and drinking, shopping etc, just ask me in the comments below ;)