Hamburg is one of the greenest cities in Europe, with about 14% of the city’s area covered with gardens and parks. It is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, both declared in 2015: The Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel districts. The name Hamburg comes from the first permanent building on the site, a castle which the Emperor Charlemagne ordered constructed in AD 808.
A city of music, it is home to Germany’s oldest opera house and a stunning concert hall - The Elbphilharmonie, which dominates the skyline, and both Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn were born in the city. Not just confined to classical music the city has a dynamic music scene and hosts many festivals catering for all tastes throughout the year. The nightlife, bar and restaurant scenes are well renowned and each neighbourhood has its own culinary specialities offering a great experience for all budgets and tastes.
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Baron-Voght-Straße, D-22609 Hamburg / for lorries: Quellental, D-22609 Hamburg
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 53.5563464, Longitude: 9.865097500000047
Flughafenstr. 1-3, 22335 Hamburg, Germany
53.6336° N, 9.9974° E
Airport Transfer Services
There is a wide variety of transport options at the airport including taxi, car rental, metro, and bus.
Getting around in Hamburg
The city boasts an extensive public transport network of rapid transit and regional trains, buses and harbor ferries. A range of single, daily and weekly tickets that are valid for all buses, trains and ferries are available at HVV ticket machines. The Hamburg CARD is recommended for tourists, as it grants discounts on various cultural and leisure activities in addition to free transportation.
There is also a city public bike system StadtRAD
Please note: parking near the Derby event grounds is very limited!
Things to Do
Elbphilharmonie: Towering above the river Elbe and the Haven’s city is the newest landmark: the impressive concert venue Elbphilharmonie. The Elbphilharmonie Plaza serves as the junction between the old harbor warehouse and the modern glass structure above it. Located at a height of 37 meters above ground level, this public viewing platform is open to everyone and offers a breathtaking 360° view of the city and the harbor.
International Maritime Museum Hamburg: IMMH Hamburg’s oldest standing historic warehouse hosts the IMMH an extensive maritime exhibit in Speicherstadt.
Kunsthalle: Three impressive buildings host one of the most impressive collections in Germany, featuring masterpieces from the Middle Ages till today.
St. Michaels’Church: The “Michel” is Hamburg’s largest church and one of the cities must see sights. It’s bell tower offers a breath taking view over the city.
Bridges: The city of Hamburg is on the banks of the Elbe River. Not surprisingly the city has no less than 2300 bridges which can be admired during a boat tour.
Reeperbahn Nightlife District: the famous street in the heart of St. Pauli offers everything from theaters and galleries to nightclubs and smoky sailor bars.
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