Popular Accommodations in Hamburg
Highlights in Hamburg
- Broad programme of events
- Paradise for culture lovers
- Musical Capital of Germany
- Worth a trip all year round
Most popular in Hamburg
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Vacation rentals in Hamburg
A vacation rental in the countryside
As one of the largest port cities in the world, the Hanseatic City of Hamburg has always attracted numerous visitors from all over the world, who can look forward to a wide range of holiday accommodations in all price ranges. If you are looking for a holiday home, you will find what you are looking for primarily in the city centre in the districts of St. Pauli, Eimsbüttel, Winterhude and Altona-Nord, from where you can explore Hamburg's sights and nightlife on foot. You will be particularly pleased to live in a holiday apartment or an apartment on the Außenalster, where you can enjoy the view of the Alsterpark and the many white small sailers on the inland waters from the balcony of your modernly furnished accommodation.
Alternatively, you can stay in a cosy apartment in one of the numerous newly built residential complexes in the Hafencity, from where you have a view not only of the Elbe, but also of the harbour and the Elbphilharmonie. Those seeking peace and quiet will also find ideal conditions in Hamburg, because in contrast to other large cities, the Hanseatic city spreads out into the countryside and in the outer districts north of the Elbe has numerous cosy vacation rentals in the countryside. You will live in a particularly idyllic vacation rental near the Öjendorfer Park in the Horn district, near the Moorgürtel nature reserve in Hamburg Harburg or in a cosy thatched Friesian house on the banks of the Dove-Elbe water park in the middle of a unique natural landscape.
Holidays in Hamburg
Location and orientation
Locomotion on site
With 1.8 million inhabitants, the second largest city in Germany after Berlin lies on the banks of the Elbe. The Hanseatic city, which is characterised by its overseas port, extends from the port areas and the city centre far into the area of the Lower Saxony lowlands, so that the city-state encompasses more than just the core city area. Hamburg is subdivided into seven districts: Harburg, Windsbek, Eimsbüttel, Bergedorf, Altona as well as Hamburg-Nord and Hamburg-Mitte, which in turn are divided into 104 districts. A special feature are the three North Sea islands Neuwerk, Nigehörn and Scharhörn, which are located at the mouth of the Elbe River 110 kilometres away and yet belong to Hamburg. Those who like it particularly quiet, will also find a holiday apartment there.
You don't need your own vehicle to get around in the city centre, because thanks to the dense underground network, whose trains run every 5 minutes, you can reach most inner-city destinations within a short time. Alternatively, you can use the bicycle rental system "StadtRAD", which has a good 1,700 bicycles ready for you in the city centre area, with which you can explore the Hanseatic city relaxed on the banks of the Elbarme. Since the public transport network in the peripheral areas is less dense than in comparable cities, it is advisable to have your own vehicle, use the well-developed Car-Sharing service or simply take a taxi for longer distances.
Travelers and Activities
For some it is the most beautiful city in Germany, for some the most varied. The fact is, Hamburg has an incredible amount to offer and attracts its visitors with a colourful variety of activities. The Jungfernstieg invites you to extensive shopping tours in noble boutiques, the city park offers relaxation in the countryside, and an evening on the Reeperbahn guarantees endless fun. If St. Pauli is too turbulent for you, you better enjoy an Astra in one of Hmaburg's countless neighbourhood pubs.
There are more bridges in the urban area of Hamburg than in London, Venice and Amsterdam combined.
Things to know
Due to the countless sights and the extensive programme of events, the Hanseatic city is worth a visit all year round. Beach vacationers should book their vacation home for a trip to Hamburg, however, for the summer months of July and August in the eye, especially since there on average up to 22 degrees Celsius, up to 8 hours of sunshine and pleasant water temperatures lure. Nature lovers, on the other hand, should mark the months of March to May in their calendars, because then the endless fruit plantations in the "Old Land" at the gates of Hamburg will be in full bloom.Regular events
Hamburg is the event metropolis of Germany, which can be seen not least in the countless musicals that are performed all year round in the musical theatres in the city. Musicals like the "Lion King" are framed by highlights like the Fantasy Filmfest, the Hamburg Harley-Days, the street art festival STAMP or international sporting events like the Ironman Hamburg in August or the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg, which attracts the world elite of triathletes to the Elbe in July. However, the absolute highlight is the Hamburg harbour birthday, which is celebrated annually in May with windjammer parades, dragon boat races and a flight show.
Top 5 travel tips
The St. Michaelis Church, called "Michel" for short, is Hamburg's landmark and is part of every visit to the city. Worth seeing is not only the interior of the baroque church, which houses an interesting exhibition on the history of Hamburg's churches, but above all the way to the tower. From the top of the 132 metre high bell tower, which you can reach via the stairs or comfortably by elevator, you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the entire city and the harbour.2. To visit the Speicherstadt
The Speicherstadt, built in 1888 in Wilhelminian brick Gothic, reports on the history of Hamburg as an important commercial metropolis. It consists without exception of historic warehouses. Today, however, goods are no longer stored in the Speicherstadt, which is crossed by canals. Rather, numerous museums and artists have opened their studios amidst the historic brick buildings. One of the most interesting excursion destinations is undoubtedly the "Hamburg Dungeon" cabinet of horrors, which is modelled on its London counterpart.3rd round trip through the harbour
If there's one thing you should have done in Hamburg, it's a round trip through the huge seaport that is still Germany's gateway to the world. You have the choice whether you want to explore the gantry cranes, the container terminals and the museum harbour in a two-hour trip from aboard a modern excursion ship or a historic harbour launch. The night cruises are also particularly impressive, when the sea of lights of the bustling activity in the harbour and the Speicherstadt creates a very special atmosphere.4th Miniature Wonderland
Discover the world on a scale of 1:87 in the Miniatur Wunderland in the historic Speicherstadt. Opened in 2000, the model railway has more than 1,500 square metres of exhibition space and 15.4 kilometres of track on which 1040 trains are on their way. Go on a journey to the Swiss Alps, watch airplanes take off and land at our own airport or watch the Knuffingen fire brigade on its digitally controlled missions. In addition, young and old visitors alike will be delighted with theme installations such as the USA section or the detailed replica of Hafen-City with the Elbphilharmonie.5th Elbe Philharmonic Hall
Since October 2016, the Hanseatic city has gained a new sight with the completion of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall. The new landmark of the city not only attracts music lovers, but is also worth a visit because of its architectural peculiarities alone.