Touring the Hamburg Harbor in Germany

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Cranes at Terminal Burchardkai in Hamburg Harbor, Germany.

The Port of Hamburg in Germany plays such a central part in the city’s history and identity. Today, the city is modern, urban and cool with a diverse population and an equally unique culture. But you can’t avoid the waterfront that’s so central to Hamburg.

There are no shortage of cruises around and through the city. The city cruise I took was one of my favorite things I did in Hamburg during my visit. It was fun and informative. But it isn’t just the historic Speicherstadt, a huge and complex series of warehouses, or the countless hangouts and pretty buildings along the waterfront. The Port of Hamburg will impress with its mix of engineering, mechanics, ingenuity and scale. Hey, this is Germany after all.

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6 Fun Things to Do in Hamburg, Germany

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A visit to the Landungsbrücken waterfront is definitely a popular and fun thing to do in Hamburg, Germany.

Hamburg is a thoroughly modern, urban, and young city. Visitors are spoilt for choice with the variety and number of fun things to do in Hamburg, Germany. Full of history, culture, and an urban lifestyle, the riverfront city is everything I didn’t know it is. My former German tutor had constantly told me how nice of a city it was and how I should visit. She had lived there for years and the city holds a special place in her heart. And it’s easy to see why.

But where to begin your visit in such a vast city with so much variety? Here are six fun things you need to do the next time you visit Hamburg, Germany!

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Post by . Originally published October 30, 2017. Last updated May 1, 2020.

Hotel Review: Hip & Modern Barceló Hamburg

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The exterior of Hotel Barceló Hamburg.

In a big, busy city sometimes you can be lucky if you can hear your own thoughts. For travelers, it’s a fine line. You want to be in a convenient location, maybe experience some city life but still be able to relax, unwind. The
Barceló Hotel Hamburg proves that you can be centrally located and still get away from the hustle and bustle — even if just for a moment.

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