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8 days / 7 nights
DepartingSat, 02 May 2020
La gran Gatsby
02 May 2020 - 09 May 2020
From £233 per person
sylc. Apartmenthotel – Serviced Apartments
02 May 2020 - 09 May 2020
From £281 per person
B&B Hotel Hamburg-Harburg
02 May 2020 - 09 May 2020
From £288 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 22 Nov 2019
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Hotel Lilienhof
22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £118 per person
Airport Hostel
22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
From £119 per person
Hotel Wandsbek Hamburg
22 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
From £120 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 29 Nov 2019
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Gallery 2 Floor
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
From £204 per person
KAP Hotel
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
From £206 per person
Hotel Mona
29 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
From £208 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 06 Dec 2019
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City Apartment S & W
06 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
From £125 per person
Pension am Volkspark
06 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
From £127 per person
Frank´s Hus
06 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
From £128 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 13 Dec 2019
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Arcade Hostel Hamburg
13 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
From £92 per person
Boardinghouse Mundsburg
13 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
From £92 per person
Arcade-Hostel
13 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 4.5
From £96 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 20 Dec 2019
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Novum Hotel Belmondo Hamburg Hbf.
20 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £139 per person
bedpark Altona Pension
20 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.0
From £140 per person
a&o Hamburg Reeperbahn
20 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
From £141 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 27 Mar 2020
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SleepLounge - Appartments am Airport
27 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £116 per person
Monteurzimmer in Hamburg Mitte bei Hansezimmer
27 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
From £117 per person
ibis Hotel Hamburg Airport
27 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
TripAdvisor rating 4.0
From £119 per person
3 days / 2 nights
DepartingFri, 03 Apr 2020
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Buch-Ein-Bett Hostel
03 Apr 2020 - 05 Apr 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
From £133 per person
Leonardo Hotel Hamburg-Stillhorn
03 Apr 2020 - 05 Apr 2020
TripAdvisor rating 3.5
From £138 per person
Doppelzimmer am Hansaplatz
03 Apr 2020 - 05 Apr 2020
From £139 per person
Hotel ratings in Hamburg
Hotel & Gaststätte Moorfleet
Hamburg
From £104 per person
Good Budget Hotel
TripAdvisor rating 2.0
Jun 05, 2016
Sindelfingen, Germany
ITM Hotel Motel21 Hamburg-Mitte
Hamburg
From £87 per person
Nice motel with great location
TripAdvisor rating 3.0
Jun 25, 2017
ITM Hotel an der Bille
Hamburg
From £139 per person
Staff excellent
TripAdvisor rating 2.5
May 19, 2015
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Flight and hotel Hamburg

An overview of Hamburg

One of Europe's most strategic harbour cities, Hamburg traces its mercantile roots to the Middle Ages, when it joined the Hanseatic League. Nothing has changed several centuries later, as you'll discover. A flight to Hamburg gets you to Germany's 'Gateway to the World' in no time.

What to know before visiting Hamburg

Hamburg Airport (HAM) connects to the S-Bahn S1 train line, which links to Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). British citizens won't require a visa to enter Germany. Moreover, a flight from London or Manchester to Hamburg is easy.

The official currency is the euro, and Hamburg is an hour ahead of the United Kingdom. The most widely spoken language in Hamburg is, of course, German, but many people speak English.

When is the best time for a weekend in Hamburg?

If you're looking for warm weather, visit Hamburg between May and September. Package holidays in Hamburg are best booked in advance in peak season. Fall in Hamburg is charming, with changing colours and solitude. Winters, particularly January and February, are chilly, though you may be able to find deals on a flight to and hotel in Hamburg.

Hamburg's port anniversary (Hafengeburtstag), celebrated each May, attracts 1.5 million revellers as frigates, steamers and boats put on a dazzling spectacle at the harbour. It's an excellent time for city breaks to Hamburg! Hamburg Dom, a travelling carnival, comes three times a year to the city. Enjoy its roller coasters and neon lights. Christopher Street Day, in June, celebrates the LGBT community, while Hamburg's Christmas markets are an unending fiesta of mulled wine and good cheer.

What to do in Hamburg

Vacationers flock to the riverine powerhouse of Hamburg for its beautiful port, cultural activities and architectural legacies. There's so much to do and see.

  • Did you know that Hamburg boasts more bridges than Amsterdam and Venice combined? Package holidays in Hamburg often include boat cruises – explore the city's waterways with a boat tour, which leaves from Jungfernstieg on the Inner Alster lake.
  • Party until dawn on the Reeperbahn and St Pauli, Hamburg's top entertainment areas, which cover it all, with the glamorous Operettenhaus theatre, cabaret bars, strip clubs and live music venues.
  • Hamburg, the unofficial 'Christmas Capital of the North', hosts seven Christmas markets from November until Sylvester (New Year's Eve). Check out the magical lights and mulled wine and watch Santa do his daily rounds on a sleigh.
  • Don't miss the harbourside Fish Market (Fischmarkt) every Sunday morning during your weekend in Hamburg. It's a great time to watch the antics of the fishmongers and the good-natured haggling that follows.
  • When the city gets to you, chill out at the Övelgönne Beach, north of the Elbe River. Sunbathe, play ball, read a book or organise a barbecue once dusk falls. It's best to keep away from the water due to strong currents.

Places to visit in Hamburg

A must-see is the Port of Hamburg, a port of call for over 13,000 ships! While here, consider a tour, grab a fish sandwich or feed the friendly gulls. Explore the Speicherstadt, whose red buildings and bridges are lit up magically once night falls. This atmospheric and intricate complex of warehouses is a must on your city breaks in Hamburg.

Particularly recommended is a night of theatre, opera or jazz ballet at the iconic Deutsches Schauspielhaus or Operettenhaus. Another fun twilight activity is a climb up the 106-metre platform at St Michaelis Church. Fabulous 360-degree views of the harbour and surrounding countryside reward visitors as classical music floats in the background.

What to eat in Hamburg

You can think beyond schnitzels, sauerkraut and pretzels while in Hamburg, and instead try a fischbrötchen (fish roll), best had from the vendors along the River Elbe. Choose from shrimp, crab meat or fish patty. Finkenwerder scholle, another popular dish, is made of North Sea shrimp, bacon and onion. Wintertime delicacy grünkohl comprises stewed kale served with potatoes and smoked pork. Satiate your sugar cravings with mouthwatering rote grütze, red berries served with fresh cream or vanilla.

What souvenirs can you find in Hamburg?

International chain stores line the main shopping area of Binnenalster. Meanwhile, the flea markets are a treasure trove of quirky souvenirs, with all sorts of lamps, trinkets, and charms. Popular takeaways from Hamburg include lighters, bottle openers and T-shirts displaying the city's coat of arms. Look out for figurines of Hans Hummel the water carrier, a city icon.

Purchase exquisite German Christmas decorations at Käthe Wohlfahrt, a Hamburg institution. Your gourmand friends will appreciate marzipan treats made from 100% almond paste and no sugar. The magical Hanseatic city of Hamburg beckons – consider a flight to and hotel in Hamburg on your next break.

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