Hamburg Travel Guide

No matter when you visit, the possibilities of what to do in Hamburg are endless.

Summer travelers can visit the festival of Alstervergnugen, a music festival on Alter Lake featuring more than 400 artists, athletes and acrobats. In the fall, Hamburg draws thousands of visitors for Oktoberfest.

Looking for what to do in Hamburg to take advantage of warm weather? Visitors can rent sailboats or rowboats to explore it harbor waters. If you are into cycling, you can rent a bike, and even take a guided tour.

Things to do in Hamburg with timeless appeal include trips to the city’s history museum and its resident International Maritime Museum. For a more sobering look at the past, travelers can also visit the memorial in Konzentrationslager Neuengamme, which stands on the site of a World War II concentration camp.

For couples, a list of romantic things to do in Hamburg includes an evening at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, which showcases opera and ballet performances.

Hamburg is also primed for wandering. Window shop through its boutiques and markets and stop in for mid-afternoon kaffe und kuchen (coffee and cake) at one of its specialty shops.

This café and bookshop in the old Jewish quarter has become a meeting place for artists.

From the top of this Baroque-style church's tower, you get amazing city views.