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9 Top Tourist Attractions In Hamburg

Hamburg is Germany's second largest city. As a tourist destination Hamburg offers many options for tourists, with attractions ranging from 50 museums and arena concerts, opera, miniature railway. A boat tour is a must at Hamburg.

Here are the top tourist attractions that you can enjoy at Hamburg:

1. Hafencity

While in Hamburg, visit Hafencity, the largest urban development project in Europe from the 21st century. At 155 hectares of land, a port city in the city is expected to accommodate double population of Hamburg city with thousands of new waterfront apartments, shops, restaurants and a new symphony. The ambitious project will be completed in 2025, but you can already enjoy some of Europe's most visionary architecture.

2. Port of Hamburg

Hamburg is a port city where the harbor is the third largest in the world, after London and New York. There are many ways to enjoy the port of Hamburg that has been over 800 years old. In this area you can follow the harbor boat tour, a walk along the beach or dinner at Rive restaurant that serves very good seafood with beautiful scenery around the harbor.

3. Hamburg Fish Market

With fresh seafood, fruit, nuts, and teas from around the world, Hamburg fish market become a must-visit place for any fan of the food. This open market is right next to the historic fish auction room and open on Sundays between the hours of 5:00 to 9:00 am local time. So if you want to go here you have to wake up and feel the lively atmosphere of this old market.

4. Ballinstadt Emigration Museum

Between 1850 and 1939 more than 5 million people from all over Europe emigrated from Hamburg to the New World. Museum complex "Ballinstadt" recreates the story of this historic journey. In the museum, located at Veddeler Bogen 2, Hamburg, you can see the original emigration space, and an extensive interactive exhibition (in English and German). The museum also has the largest genealogical database in the world.

5. Historic Warehouse District

Adjacent to the harbor, you will find historic warehouse district of Hamburg, the largest warehouse complex in the world. Narrow rough gravel road and a small water channel located between the barn that has been 100 years old. These warehouse stores silk, cocoa, and oriental carpet. You should see this place at night because of the projected light will create a magical atmosphere in buildings, bridges and canals.

6. Hamburger Kunsthalle

More than 700 years of historical European art is represented in the Hamburger Kunsthalle, which has 3 buildings with different architectures. Dmulai European art from medieval altar to modern painting. In it, you can also see the works of Rembrandt, Caspar David Friedrich, and Edvard Munch. Hamburger Kunsthalle is open from Tuesday to Sunday starting at 10:00 to 18:00 local time. Children and adolescents under the age of 18 is free of charge. For adults if charged about 10 Euros

7. St. Michaelis Church

Church of St Michaelis Hamburg is the marker of the region. "Michel", as locals prefer to call it, was built between the years 1648-1661 and is the most famous churches at northern Germany. Interior at the Protestant church are predominantly white and gold that can accommodate 3000 people. This church also features a 132 meter high tower. To see the sights of the city and beautiful harbor, you can go up to the top of this church.

8. Alsterarkaden

Hamburg is famous for exclusive shopping and elegant. Alsterarkaden is one of the most beautiful place for your retail therapy. Arcade building was inspired by the historical architecture of Venice.

9. Planten un Blomen

It features the Botanical Gardens and the largest Japanese garden in Europe. Throughout the summer months, you can enjoy concerts, theater performances, festivals, and the show of the most famous water lights in an area of ​​47 hectares.