Hamburg's Top 10
Collected by Kristy Alpert , AFAR Contributor
Englische Planke 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
Referred to by locals as simply “The Michel,” St. Michael’s Church is widely admired as Germany’s finest Baroque-style church. The church was originally built between 1648 and 1661, and is dedicated to the Archangel Michael, who is depicted...
20459 Hamburg, Germany
Also known as the St. Pauli Piers, the Landungsbrücken is Europe’s largest floating island. The first portions of this phenomenal pontoon were built in 1839 as coal storage docks for steamships and, over the years, have served as the point of...
Am Sandtorkai 36, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
The streets of Hamburg are full of history, and a walk around Speicherstadt won't cost you much. Just read the descriptive signs and enjoy the waterways and the architectural eye candy. Maybe have an Astra beer or two afterwards to make the moment...
Deichtorstraße 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
A must-see for any art lover visiting Hamburg, the halls of this exhibition center are among the largest in Europe for contemporary art and photography. The center’s two 1911 buildings house three art venues: the Hall for Contemporary Art, the...
Binnen-Alster, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
Alster Lake is a beautiful expanse of water located in the heart of Hamburg, Germany. It’s commonly used for recreational activities such as sailing, boating, and fishing. To reel in the true Hamburger spirit, revel in a cold glass of beer...
Koreastraße 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Harbored in a heritage-listed and preserved warehouse, the ten-story International Maritime Museum is home to artifacts tracing more than 3,000 years of maritime history. The museum began as the private collection of nautical enthusiast Peter Tamm...
Glockengießerwall, 20095 Hamburg, Germany
The Kunsthalle Museum in the Altstadt district of Hamburg is a haven for art aficionados. The museum spans three buildings and is one of the largest and most important art museums in all of Germany, housing more than seven centuries of art. The...
Jean-Dolidier-Weg 75, 21039 Hamburg, Germany
Located about an hour from Hamburg by train, the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial stands as a reminder of the 42,900 prisoners incarcerated at this Nazi concentration camp between 1938 and 1945. The memorial is one of the largest in Germany,...
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