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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“At Planten un Blomen you will find a variety of exotic and native plants. Highlights are the water light organ, the Japanese garden and the music pavilion.”
  • 223 locals recommend
Park
“A super location to spend a sunny day at! Only a 15 minutes walk away from my flat :)”
  • 213 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“very nice bar/restaurant directly at the Hamburg beach with a great view on the harbour and the incoming ships. also a really nice place for a sun downer.”
  • 168 locals recommend
Church
“Quite an amazing church. On a clear day, be sure to climb the steeple for an amazing view of Hamburg. ”
  • 130 locals recommend
Exhibit
“It sounds like something for kids only, but a visit at the Miniatur Wunderland is for everyone!!! It's really amazing what they've achieved there. Try to beat the queues and go there early or book an advance ticket. You should set at least 2 hours aside for this but you can easily spend hours and hours.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Modern district at the Elbe. Great views and architecutre. Also hosts the Elbphilharmonie ;)”
  • 108 locals recommend
Art Museum
“One of the largest museums in Germany with art collections covering seven centuries of European art, from the Middle Ages to the present day!”
  • 60 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a great area to get a drink in a bar (Katze, Sofa Bar, Goldfischglas). It is always a bit crowded but you meet a lot of people and it just has a nice flair around it”
  • 113 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“To reach the longest shopping mall in Europe walk 15 min to Hamburger Strasse​.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Beach
“You can't really go swimming here but you can sit in the sand and watch the big containerships go by and enjoy the sunshine.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Best (360°-) view of Hamburg - you can enter the balcony of the opera house without a ticket..”
  • 69 locals recommend
Nature
“pass the 'Old Elb-Tunnel' at Landungsbrücken. Just walk through it, have a look at the city from the other side of the river and get back to the city”
  • 109 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Hamburg's "Speicherstadt" in the Port of Hamburg is the world's largest historic warehouse complex. It is home to a large number of tourist attractions. Together with the Kontorhaus district including the Chile House, the Speicherstadt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Very nice spot to have a cocktail while enjoying the view over the harbour from the 20th floor. Normally growded on the weekend, thus a reservation is necessary most of the times. ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Lake
“Auter Alster lake, the best residential area in Hamburg. Houses surrounding the lake form the historic Hamburg front line. Very famous with locals for running / cycling around. Surrounded by green park and is very nice to walk around in the summer. A walk takes about 1.5 - 2 hours and is 8 km long. I highly recommend to walk around all surrounding area and visit all small streets to see very beautiful old buildings”
  • 77 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“The new landmark along the harbour is a must. You can go up to the public viewing gallery which wraps around the building and is free. Especially worth it on a sunny day. You have a great view over Hamburg and the harbour.”
  • 49 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beach Bar
“very nice bar/restaurant directly at the Hamburg beach with a great view on the harbour and the incoming ships. also a really nice place for a sun downer.”
  • 168 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“Very nice spot to have a cocktail while enjoying the view over the harbour from the 20th floor. Normally growded on the weekend, thus a reservation is necessary most of the times. ”
  • 91 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Top-notch place from Hamburg's most notorious chef Tim Mälzer. Located in an atmospheric slaughterhouse, divided into a bistro and a haute cuisine section. Book a table!”
  • 66 locals recommend
Café
“It’s about a 20 Minute nice walk to the Alster (the big lake in the middle of Hamburg) and the Alsterperle. In winter, you should have a Glühwein or a “Lumumba” (Hot Chocolate with Rum) here and just watch the lake. It’s calm and cosy and they have warm blankets. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Restaurant with beach atmosphere. Really tasty burgers. Not so pricy. In outdoor area they have sand and real fire places. Sometimes can be overcrowded though (in the evenings and over weeknds)”
  • 57 locals recommend
Café
“Amazing place in the tourist city centre, with a view on the Rathaus and historic decorations. Highly recommended for a quick coffee”
  • 60 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fancy rooftop restaurant and bar at the 20th floor of the "Dancing Towers" building with panorama view between the port and nightclub district. Awesome Food and Drinks => www.clouds-hamburg.de”
  • 49 locals recommend
Austrian Restaurant
“Best place for "Wiener Schnitzel" in Hamburg. Come early! It's popular and they don't take reservations!”
  • 44 locals recommend

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