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Highlights in Hamburg
- Great cultural variety
- Amazing nights out
- Boat trips
- Green areas
- Amazing architecture
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Welcome to the second largest city in Germany! Get to know the neighbourhoods that go from vibrant nightlife to a rich cultural scene and multiethnic communities. The northwest of the Old Town is St Georg, with stunning holiday rentals overlooking the Outer Alster Lake. It is a vibrant LGBTQ area with great bars and cafes along the Lange Reihe. For elegant stays choose a rental in the Sternschanze area, also known as the “Schanze”, an engaging neighbourhood with lots of eateries, independent boutiques and antique shops. The Old Town (Altstadt) is the hub of culture and activity. A great area to stay and enjoy strolls along the Elbe , admire the beautiful and well-kept buildings including the Town Hall, the Rathaus or the Elbphilharmonie and Kunsthalle museum with more than and 700 years worth of European art history in the interior. St. Pauli is the red light district. Blankenese is a lush riverside suburb to the west of the city centre with pretty holiday rentals and away form the hustle of the city for those looking for quiet and luxury stays surrounded of superb spas, parks and elegant eateries.A fabulous stay with all the amenities
After deciding the area where you are staying, you need to look for those amenities that will suit your needs during the holidays. Most holiday rentals are in quite different areas of the city, bringing each one of them a distinctive and unique character. Traditional facades, majestic buildings, modern interiors and beautiful decorations. You can expect a great level of comfort and privacy within a few steps of the monuments, the restaurants, the shops and the beautiful parks and green areas. For mores secluded and quiet stays in the outskirts, you can enjoy the garden, the patio or even the swimming pool. Looking for luxury amenities? Check the holiday rentals with sauna or jacuzzi. It will be like having your own spa! Ideal rentals for solo travellers, couples and groups or families. If one of the members in your family is a pet, you might be able to bring it as some accommodation allow pets as well.
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The area and getting around
Hamburg is a port city in Germany also known as the "Venice of the North'' or the "City of a thousand bridges'' connected to the sea by the Elbe River. Each district offers its own and unique appeal attracting a great variety of visitors and tourists. High-end boutiques, exhibition galore and years of history lie within the walls and facades of majestic buildings and museums in the old part of town. Go for a Michelin-starred fine dining at The Table, Haerlin or the elegant Seven Seas. Stroll along the many canals, cross the bridges and admire the beauty along the riverbanks.Discover what do do around the city
Activities and leisure in Hamburg are designed for both adults and children and the city is the ideal getaway for travellers who enjoy cultural visits or enjoy an afternoon at the Miniatur Wunderland, an exhibit with the world’s largest model railway. But also those looking for a wild night are in luck here! Hamburg is a great city for lively nights out, music concerts, night clubs and pubs. Around the Red Light District of St Pauli, you can find the best venues with live music and bars including Große Freiheit, where The Beatles played some gigs at the Indra Club and Kaiserkeller. But the city is also known for the Port of Hamburg, not just a transportation hub but also a tourist destination and an important cultural centre.
Travellers and activities
Hamburg is a great destination for travellers looking for cultural visits including museums, shows, architecture and more. Hamburg is home to forty theatres and sixty museums! You can learn about the history of the city and many other details. From modern art to maritime history, car manufacturing or German romanticism. Find out every detail at Hamburg Museum, the IMMH, the Kunsthalle Museum or the intriguing Museum of Illusions. The music scene is varied and you can enjoy performances, concerts or live music at any of its clubs and venues. Moreover, there is a wide monumental wealth, with buildings as beautiful as the churches of San Pedro, San Miguel and Santa Catalina, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall or the Town Hall itself.Hamburg for new experiences lovers
Are you a fan of new experiences? Want to feel something really new and unique? Dialogue in the Dark, Dialog im Dunkeln in German is a one-of-a-kind museum that will change your perspective of things and the way you actually see them. What would happen if you could not see? Your other four senses immediately will work together to get an idea in your mind of what is going on around you. Feel, hear, smell and touch as you are blindfolded. Follow the special guides, who are also blind or visually impaired. They will take you through the exhibit so you know what a regular day is like in complete darkness. Normal situations like crossing the street, having dinner with some friends or just being outside are some of what you will hear about. The power here lies in its sense of role reversal. Empathy is the key. Get ready to be mesmerised in the first museum where you can actually see… nothing!
No wonder Hamburg is known as the Venice of the North! Did you know that it boasts more canals than Venice and Amsterdam together?
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HafenCity is a relatively new waterside area that has grown since 2008. The impressive architecture and the creations are worth seeing while you are in Hamburg. A large part of the port has been renovated and the buildings along the side, complete a fantastic view together with the leisure amenities. And here you will be able to go and see the Elbphilharmonie.2. Visit The Speicherstadt district
The Speicherstadt district has become an icon of Hamburg with its old red brick warehouses with copper roofs dating back to the late 1800s. Magnificent Gothic Revival architecture and structures constructed on oak piles. The area is now crossed by numerous channels and it is a protected World Heritage Site. This area has its own character and unique atmosphere with lots of the warehouses turned into apartments.3. Elbphilharmonie, the fabulous music venue
The Elbphilharmonie is Hamburg’s tallest inhabited building with more than 100 metres height. This modern design by Herzog & de Meuron has been acclaimed by many and compared to sea-related elements including sails or waves. The curved windows give a special shimmering and if you go to the top, you can have great views of the city from the observation deck, have a nice coffee and then go down again. Check the program and see if there is any concert of its orchestra to enjoy this venue for 1,200 spectators. Will you be one of them?4. Planten un Blomen
Parks are the green lungs of big cities and a nice spot for long strolls, quiet afternoons and an in deal playground for children. In Hamburg, Planten un Blomen is a magnificent green area and one of the best urban parks in all of Europe. The vast park houses lawns, ponds, manicured gardens, a musical fountain, botanical plantations and five inter-connected greenhouses with varieties from around the world.5. Boat trips
Enjoying the canals of a city is always a pleasant activity with children. Adults can enjoy it too, of course! Boat trips along the canals are the best way to see Hamburg from another perspective including the port and the different neighbourhoods lining the riverbank. Enjoy the boat trip and get the camera ready!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Hamburg
COVID-19 has severely impacted the travel industry. Based on our 2020 data, Hamburg has an annual average price of £127.08 per night.
Travellers who want to save as much as possible should travel to Hamburg in January, February, and September the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £112.9, £117.06, and £117.71 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When it comes to looking for a holiday letting in Hamburg, the months when it is most expensive are, in descending order, July, August and May with average prices per night of £150.46, £133.56, and £132.25, respectively.
So you don't run out of accommodation options in Hamburg, we recommend you to be proactive, as 58% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
In 2019, the months with the largest number of properties available in Hamburg were December, November, and April with average availabilities of 61%, 55.75% and 51.75%, respectively.
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Hamburg are, in order, August (with 24.4% of available rentals), July (27%), and March (35.25%).
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