The port city in the northern of Germany is the country's second largest city and an important metropolis when it comes to imports and exports for the whole of Europe. The city is located on the southern bank of the river Elbe with 110 km up to the North Sea. There is an extensive canal system in Hamburg and the city actually has more bridges than Amsterdam and Venice combined.
After New York and London, Hamburg is the world's third largest city when it comes to musicals. One of the largest theaters here is the Stage Operettenhaus. Here you can see many of the great musicals such as "Mamma Mia", "The Lion King", "Wicked" and "Pretty Woman".
There is a lot of history to soak up from the city. At the Museum fur Hamburgische Geschiche you can learn all about Hamburg. Large models of former ships and trains take you through the city's history in a playful way. St. Nikolai Kirche, the bombed-out church, stands as a reminder of the impact of World War II on the city. Inside the church there is an exhibition of photos that showed what Hamburg looked like after the war bombs hailed over the city.
Take time to visit the giant harbor. About 13,000 ships call here every year and the port has been given the nickname "Tor zur Welt" - the gateway to the world. Several companies offer guided tours by boat.
The food in Hamburg often consists of heavy foods. Potatoes is used extensively and due to the location by the harbor, seafood is often used. Perhaps the most famous dish that originated here is Labskaus (Lapskojs). The dish consists of salted beef, potatoes and onions. Served most often with fried eggs and pickled beets.
If you want to experience the best of German cuisine, we recommend a visit to "Philipps Resturant" on Turnerstrasse. Here you can enjoy fantastic food in a cozy atmosphere.
Football is a big sport in Germany and here in Hamburg the football club Hamburg SV plays. The team plays in Germany's highest league Bundesliga and has done so since the league started in 1963. The home matches are played at Volksparkstadion. Contact us at GO Sport Travel to secure your official match tickets for Hamburg SV!
The airport in Hamburg is called Flughafen Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel and is located about 30 km from the city center. Airport bus, taxi and regular local buses run regularly from the airport to the city. The journey takes just over half an hour. You can also fly to the nearby city of Lübeck. From there there are airport buses that take you to Hamburg in one hour.
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