It was my second time in Hamburg, however, I think the one day trip for Sylvie Meis shoe launch in November didn’t really count (see here). This time I went on a press trip with Elke from Wander-lust.nl, we had 4 full days to explore Hamburg city. We got an itinerary with lots of free time to find some hidden gems ourselves. Hamburg has got so many great hotspots that it was impossible to visit them all in just 4 days.
I heard many great stories about Hamburg and the ‘rumors’ are true. It’s an amazing city to visit for lot’s of fun, great shopping, beautiful sights and yummy food. Have a taste of the city in this photo diary of my time in Hamburg. I also made a vlog for the full experience!
— The Jugendherberge —
It has been a while ago for me, staying at a hostel. I am quite fond of my privacy, so it was nice to have my own bedroom and bathroom here at The Jugendherberge. The hostel is beautifully located on a hill with an amazing view over the harbor and the station for metros, bus and ferries. This place is very centrally located for lots of tourist attractions and nice areas.
address: Alfred-Wegener-Weg 5, 20459 Hamburg
— Elbgold —
The first hidden gem we accidentally bummed into was this great coffee place Elbgold. They search the world for the best coffee beans regions and at the same time focus on sustainable farming and fair trade.
This space looks fantastic. A must visit for coffee lovers. In the back you can actually see them roasting coffee. Have a coffee here with a nice lunch or home made cakes and you can also buy their coffee to take home.
For your information, there is no wifi here ;)
address: Lagerstraße 34c, 20357 Hamburg
— Ältes Madchen —
Next to the coffee place Elbgold, you find restaurant Ältes Madchen. A place that was recommended to us by a friend. I am not a beer drinker, but if you are, I think this place is highly recommended. Next to the great food (lunch & dinner) they serve about 60 different craft beers from around the world aside from their own Ratsherrn brews that is produced just next door.
address: Lagerstraße 28b
— Sint Michael’s view —
St. Michael’s is a baroque church with a copper roof, Hamburg’s most famous landmark. We visited the church tower by night to have a breath taking panoramic view over the city at a height of 160 metres.
address: Englische Planke 1, 20459 Hamburg
— Goethe-Institut —
Want to learn German? The Goethe Institut offers quality courses from different levels, from starters to advanced. I had the opportunity to attend one of the starters classes. In an effective interactive way you start to learn this language in a fast pace.
address: Hühnerposten 1, 20097 Hamburg
— St. Pauli beach clubs —
It was 28 degrees. After our morning class at the Goethe Institut, we went to St. Pauli to enjoy the sun at the fake beach area at along side river Elbe. A few beach clubs are lined up here. We walked by all of them and ended up having lunch at Strand Pauli. This place is so hip and nice to hang out. I love the crazy colorful decoration!
address: St. Pauli Hafenstraße 89, 20359 Hamburg
— Lange Reihe street —
Lange Reihe is also known as the gay area, very close to Hauftbahnhof station. A nice area to stroll around for a nice mix of coffee places, shops and restaurants.
— Fränzi —
We found this Vegan lunch place in the Lange Reihe street to have a break. The waffle and the ice tea here is DELICIOUS!!
Address: Lange Reihe 93, 20099 Hamburg
— Uebel & Gefährlich —
Uebel & Gefährlich is a bunker turned into a night club. Check out the website for the agenda.
address: Feldstraße 66, 20359 Hamburg
— Hamburger Dom —
Wanne be a kid again? Hamburger Dom is a large fair ground, three times a year. Good to know: on every Friday night at 10pm there is a spectacular firework show!
address: Heiligengeistfeld, 20359 Hamburg
— Lüneburg —
3o minutes by train from Hamburg, you will find this cute little German town Lüneburg. If you have some time left, it might be fun to see a more traditional Germany that you find in this town.
— Schanze area —
Schanze is my favorite area of Hamburg with lots and lots of hotspots. A great place for shopping with boutiques and conceptstore in every corner. Also for food you are at the right spot. Here are a few great addresses I visited and loved:
– MiniMarkt: A Scandinavian concept store; Bartelsstraße 37
– Kauf dich glücklich: A store with different (independend) brands; Susannenstraße 4
– Amara Ajai: Boutique with jewellery and lifestyle products; Bartelsstraße 2
– Fräulein wunder: Boutique with German labels; Susannenstr. 13
– Mikawa: Great asian fusion restaurant; Schanzenstr. 55
— Fountain show —
Planten un Blomen is Hamburg’s famous public park. We visited the park at day time very briefly and came back by night to see the water light fountain concert show. From May to August it’s at 10 pm and from September to October it’s at 9 pm.
address: Holstenwall, 20355 Hamburg
— #igmeethh39 —
It was an honor to be a part of the #igmeethh39, the 39th Instameet in Hamburg organised by @igershamburg and The Goethe-Institut. I have heard about these kind of Instameets before, where Instagrammers gather together for a walk and capture, actually anything beautiful (mostly architecture) from an arty perspective.
One of the highlights during this walk (besides meeting awesome fellow Instagrammers),was visiting the Elbphilharmonie building that is still under construction now. The new construction site is on top of an old warehouse building and it’s planned to be open this November. The architecture of this building is just amazing and it’s so cool that it’s a mix of the old and the new.
address: Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, 20457 Hamburg
— Milch —
We had a little breakfast here at Milch, very close to the Jugend Herberge.
address: Ditmar-Koel-Straße 22, 20459 Hamburg
— Hafencity —
The Hafencity is a cool urban area of Hamburg (part of the Unesco World Heritage), where old port ware houses are turned into hotels, restaurants, shops, offices and residential. Take a stroll here and have a coffee at a coffee house. There is also a food court.
— Hamburg trip Vlog —
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