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November - December 2008

Glühwein and
Christmas markets

Santa is
BallinStadt exhibition
Complimentary copy


Arriving 5
Getting there and oriented

History 6
From Vikings to prosperity

Glossary 7
The basics

Culture & Events 8

What’s going on

2008 Highlights 11
Hamburg events to look forward to

Where to stay 12
From park bench to Park Grand © Hamburg Tourismus GmbH

Restaurants 19
From fine dining to fast food
Nightlife 24
Bars, clubs and general debauchery

What to see 29
Sights in and around town

Hamburg day by day 36

Plan your short trip here

Hamburg Harbour 37
From fishing village to container port

Getting around 38
Trains, planes and taxis

Mail & Phones 40

Heed your calling

Shopping 41
Souvenirs, food and books

Directory 43
Banks, pharmacies and hairdressers

Maps & Index

Street register 45
City map 46-47
Transport map 48-49
Index 50
© Hamburg Tourismus GmbH

November - December 2008


Winter is perhaps Hamburg’s best season. When

the Christmas markets occupy the squares in Welcome to Hamburg Arriving by plane Airport Hamburg
the centre, and the fairy lights are strung above Hamburg’s Fuhlsbüttel Airport is an efficient, busy international
Hamburg, the vibrant metropolis in the airport 8 kilometres from the city centre. To get to the centre, take With over 11 million passengers a year, Hamburg’s
the busy shopping streets, you occasionally very north of Germany, wows with its international airport is Germany’s fourth largest
the Airport Express bus N°110 to Ohlsdorf station and change for
catch a whiff of warm mulled glühwein giving you bustling port, a wide range of cultural the U- or S-Bahn to the city centre. A €2,50 single ticket is required airport. Starting of f in 1910 as a zeppelin field,
that incomparable atmosphere winter feeling. activities, sporting amenities, vast for the trip which takes 20-30 minutes. There’s also a direct Airport the modern airport now has two terminals with 70
Unfortunately the other wintery feeling you’ll soon urban green spaces and a manifold Express bus to the main station; tickets €5 (children €2), €4 if you’re airlines serving 120 destinations worldwide, and
shopping world. From the Speicher- in a group of six or more. Buses depart every 15-20 minutes. employs 12000 people. The main airlines are Luf-
get has more to do with numb toes, but it’s alsway stadt, the world´s largest continuous thansa, Air Berlin, HapagFly, Condor, dba and British
easy to scurry into a museum or theatre to catch warehouse, built between 1825 and Airways. At just 8.5km from the centre of town it’s
an exhibition or show to warm yourself – see our 1927, over the legendary Reeperbahn Arriving by train just a quick trip to town, soon to be made easier
event listings to see what’s on this winter. to the HafenCity, Europe´s largest in- InterCityExpress (ICE), EuroCity (EC) and InterCity (IC) trains ar- yet with the opening of a new S-Bahn connection
As always, we’d be happy to hear from readers, so ner city renewal project: Hamburg has rive at one or more of Hamburg’s three stations: Hauptbahnhof which will whisk passengers to the city centre in
very much to offer to its visitors. Centuries ago Hamburg main station, Altona or Dammtor. All stations have shops, lug- 23 minutes. For more information, visit www.ham.
if you have tips or comments after using this rose to prominence as one of the most mercantile cities in
city guide to Hamburg, send us an email so we gage lockets and other facilities, with Hauptbahnhof the best
the world through its membership of the powerful Hanseatic - it also houses the main tourist information centre.
can help future visitors. Emails are welcome at League. Due to its tolerant and open-minded citizens the “Free and Hanseatic City” of Hamburg ever since remained
at the forefront of modern trends. 2007 is set to be a year
of grand openings and superlatives in every aspect. Among
Around the clock to Scandinavia and the Baltics
the particular highlights of Hamburg is without doubt the
cultural scene that with three theatres, 30 private stages,
200 art galleries and 40 museums is much loved by national and international aficionados. Fans of classical music can
look forward to stars such as Anne-Sophie Mutter or the
magnificent production by Verdi’s Nabucco at the Color Line
Arena. Being a capital of sports Hamburg keeps very much
in shape with around 50 national and international sports
events each year. Sporting highlights of the year 2007 will
be the Triathlon World Championship and the IHF Handball
Cover story World Championship. The grand openings of new attrac-
tions such as the International Maritime Museum and the
Reflecting the Michel “Port of Dreams” Auswandererwelt Ballinstadt are bound
to succumb Hamburg visitors to the incomparable charm
Hamburg’s main protestant of its maritime world and also emphasize its status as “the
church - St. Michaelis - be- gateway to the world”. And for all fashion and lifestyle fans:
ing reflected by its smaller Large shopping streets such as the Mönckebergstraße,
sister, the catholic St. Ans- Haute Couture houses on Neuen Wall, noble boutiques on
gar church, called Kleiner Eppendorfer Baum or the stunning new “Europa Passage”
Michel. make Hamburg a unique paradise for all shoppers. I hope
that you will enjoy your trip to Hamburg and keep us in a
pleasant remembrance!
Yours sincerely,
Dietrich von Albedyll, Managing Director of the Hamburg Whether for a daytrip, holiday or business trip, every year 20 million passengers use one of the 12 Scandlines
Tourist Board ferry connections in the triangle between Germany, Denmark and Sweden and the Baltics. The Rostock-based
shipping company has one of the best per forming and best connected route networks in the Baltic Sea. There
and back on different routes, individual trips through the Scandinavian and Baltic countries – no problem
with Scandlines. Together, we can plan your personal trip using our ferries as well as those of our shipping
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Hamburg In Your Pocket November - December 2008


825 AD: Emperor Charlemagne ordered the construction

of a castle between the Alster and Elbe rivers as a defence
time. Another 40,000 Hamburg men lost their lives in battle.
The city itself lost almost half of its living area, half of its Bike lanes Germany ditched the Deutsche mark in 2002, adopting the
euro, pronounced locally as oi-ro. Germany’s economy is
against possible Slavic invasion. The castle was named industry and most of the port and harbour area. In the nearby Germans take their cycling very seriously. You may notice the largest in Europe, and therefore the majority of coins
Hammaburg, hence the city’s name. concentration camp, Neuengamme, almost 70,000 people that on the pavement there is typically a lane of sorts that in circulation now are German ones; you’ll see Berlin’s
845: Having reached Hamburg via the Elbe, a fleet of were killed at the hands of the Nazis. has been laid in darker stones or concrete - this is for bikers Brandenburg Gate on the €0.10, €0.20 and €0.50 coins,
600 Viking ships destroyed the city of then only 500 1945: The city of Hamburg surrendered to the Allied forces only, and though you may walk it in at your own risk, beware and the German eagle flapping around on the €1 and €2. the
inhabitants. on April 3 and was soon occupied by the British. that there is truly a risk. Hamburgers may ride fast, even banknotes, if you’re wondering, are the same for the whole of
1189: Frederick I “Barbarossa” gave Hamburg the status 1946: Hamburg begins to regain a sense of normalcy. A recklessly, and are usually armed with a bell that will sound euroland, and are adorned with generic European bridges.
of an Imperial Free City and tax-free access from the Lower new city council is elected and only a few years later in 1952 loudly right before you are almost run over. You might also
Elbe into the North Sea. Though the charter was not officially
drawn up until 1265, it gave the merchants of Hamburg the
Hamburg’s currently used constitution came to life.
1962: On February 16 a storm surge from the North Sea
hear something to the effect of “Mensch!” if the bell is out
of order. To be on the safe side, we recommend following a Shopping practicalities
go-ahead to begin establishing guilds and foreign trade. This caused the River Elbe to rise to its highest point ever. One fifth local pedestrian. German retail laws were incredibly strict in the past, with
quickly led to Hamburg’s status as a major port in Europe. of the city was flooded and more than 300 people died. shops not even regularly opening on Saturdays a year just
1235: the Alster was dammed, leading to the creation
of what we today know as the “Außenalster” and the
1989: The Berlin Wall falls.
1990: The “Wiedervereinigung” - German reunification. Tipping a decade ago, and still are not as flexible as elsewhere. On
Sundays nearly everything shuts down, with perhaps just a
“Binnenalster.“ Hamburg’s proximity to the former East German border Deciding what to tip in Hamburg is tricky. On small meals few shops at the train station open, and on Saturdays you’ll
1241: Hamburg allied with Lübeck to become a member of makes it a popular choice for those looking to explore new or drinks it is fine to round to the nearest euro, even if it is see many smaller shops closing around 14:00. Though it
the Hanseatic League of trading cities. opportunities in the West. only €0,20. A nicer meal requires at a minimum 10%. Many may thwart your purchasing plans, it does result in a special
1558: Hamburg’s stock exchange was established. 2008: Hamburg is a thriving, wealthy metropolis of 1.7 million people tip higher and many Germans in the wait-industry are relaxed feel to the Sundays, which is quite nice for a change.
1619: The Bank of Hamburg was founded. inhabitants and Germany’s second largest city. Its port ranks used to higher tips from foreigners - especially Americans. Credit cards are still to be embraced by most shops, much to
1810-1814: Hamburg was annexed by Napoleon I and second in Europe and seventh in the world. Industry has Whatever you choose to tip, mention the total sum when you the annoyance to big-spending foreigners. This is due to the
suffered under France’s rule. Russian General Bennigsen also grown, making Hamburg a leader in the technology and pay the bill (i.e. if the bill was €25 you would say €28 bitte). system of electronic debit card payments that was in place
finally freed the city in 1814. biotechnology fields and all media outlets. The idea behind this is that the waiter or waitress will be in Germany and other mainland European countries much
1815: The Congress of Vienna granted Hamburg its freedom aware of how much you tipped them. Then again, if you are earlier; this is a safer and cheaper system than credit card as
and the city joined the German federation
1842: A fire swept through Hamburg destroying nearly a third
Europe In Your Pocket leaving something rather meagre you might want to leave it
on the table and run for it.
it always requires PIN identicication rather than a signature,
and is free of the 3% commission for the shopkeepers
of the city centre. Almost 20,000 people were left homeless. (eventually paid by you, dear shopper).
However, subsequent developments in transportation, such
as railway lines to Kiel and Berlin and the introduction of the
steamship, led to the city’s reparation. Germany has a brilliant network of Autobahn (motorways, Safety
1881: construction of the Speicherstadt expanded prefixed A) and Bundesstrasse roads (major roads, prefixed Germany is a very safe country to travel in, and other than
Hamburg’s port capabilities by providing more storage room by B. Traffic drives on the right with speed limits of 130km/h the usual precautions against pickpocketing, there are no
for the coffee, cocoa, spices and carpets that arrived daily. or 100km/h outside built-up areas, and 50km/h in built- special preparations you should make. Although Germany
The port expanded to the opposite side of the Elbe. During up areas. And indeed, there are really no speed limits on has been in the news recently for racist attacks, these
this time Hamburg’s population also expanded, quadrupling Autobahnen which makes for some fun driving and some incidents are quite rare and are by no means a purely German
to almost 800,000. truly ghastly accidents. Keep a close eye on the rear mirror phenomenon. Germans are aware that their country is more
1914-1918: 40,000 Hamburg men died in the First World if you’re planning to overtake or if you’re in the left lane, closely scrutinised than others when it comes to this, and
War. A trade blockade cut off Hamburg’s trade with the as those headlights in the distance behind you may get racism and violence is not tolerated, witness the impressive
world and Germany also lost most of its fledgling colonies. uncomfortably close very quickly. Seatbelts must be worn level of security around synagogues and Jewish institutions:
Nonetheless, Hamburg rebounded as trade routes were re- at all times and children under 12 years can only travel in sturdy barriers and round-the-clock armed guards.
established and an influx of businesses found new homes the front seat with a child restraint. German laws are strict
in Hamburg’s harbour area.
1919: The University of Hamburg was established.
by many accounts when it comes to driving after you have
had a few pints, glasses or snifters full of booze. The legal Time
1937: The Groß-Hamburg-Gesetz (Greater Hamburg Act) maximum alcohol to blood ratio for driving is 0.05%. Germany uses the 24-hour clock system, known as military
led to the incorporation of outer-lying areas into Hamburg time in some places, but as simply as ‘the time’ here. By
doubling Hamburg’s population almost overnight. This
included Wandsbek, Harburg, Wilhelmsburg and Altona. Language doing away with all the am, pm, noon and midnight nonsense,
it’s really quite useful for avoiding confusion, and Germany
1938-1945: During the Second World War, Hamburg The German language has been somewhat misrepresented in is one of the few places where the 24-hour clock is even
suffered through repeated Allied bombings. Some estimate the foreign media over the past decades, and when you hear it used in spoken language. You may be told that the museum
that up to 55,000 German civilians were killed during this spoken it’s not as harsh as you may expect. Although you won’t closes at sixteen-thirty, or that the train departs at twenty-
be able to learn it on a short trip, it’s always nice to memorise thirtyeight.
a few key terms like thank you (danke), please (bitte), hello
(gutentag) and goodbye (auf wiedersehen). You’ll notice
that written German has some odd characters, such as the Visas
With the launch of Moscow In Your Pocket now ß, the ü, ö and ä. Annoyingly, these are interchangeable with Citizens of EU and EEA countries do not need visas to enter
imminent, check out what we have to offer in the Russian combinations of letters and can (and often are) replaced by ss, Germany; most others do. For more details, visit the website
capital at the full content of ue, oe and ae respectively – which explains why the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, www.auswaertiges-amt.
Moscow IYP is now online. There are also online guides of Cologne (Köln) is spellt de. Germany is part of the Schengen treaty, which allows
to Sarajevo and Banja Luka, Bosnia to enjoy, ahead free flow of goods and traffic between member states. This
of print editions to both cities, to be launched in October
and November. Elsewhere, Glasgow In Your Pocket is
Money means that your passport only gets checked when entering
and leaving the Schengen area, and once you’re in, you
in the final throes of preparation: expect the guide to hit The best way to get cash in Germany is to use an ATM can travel overland from Portugal to Finland without being
machine, of which there are plenty all over the country. stopped at the borders.
newsstands before Christmas.
German banks do not charge for using foreign cards in
The biggest news of all though at In Your Pocket is their machines, so check with your own bank if you’ll pay
our new, much improved website, coming soon to public any commission. Even if you do have to pay a euro or two
beta. Check it out at, and let to use an ATM, it’ll be better value and easier than going to
us know what you think via email:editor@inyourpocket. one of the banks or train station exchange offices (like the
com is our address. Reisebank chain) as they have worse exchange rates and
Sco will charge a commission.

Hamburg In Your Pocket November - December 2008


Art Galleries Theatre & Opera Hamburg musicals Living Colour / Lord Bishop Rocks (Rock)

Deichtorhallen H-3, Deichtorstr. 1-2, MSteinstr., tel. English Theatre Lerchenfeld 14, MMundsburg, tel. 12 Nov, 20:00 UG
32 10 30, Apparently one of 227 70 89, Founded by two Its possible to see several musicals in Hamburg, though Roots Manuva (Hip Hop)
the best-known exhibition galleries in the world, these two Americans in 1976, the English Theatre of Hamburg is a private, only a handful are in English. Some Stage Entertainment
former market halls make up some 6,000m2 of exhibition professional theatre putting on eight performances per week. productions make an entertaining night out despite the 13 Nov, 20:00 KN
space. Deichtorstr. 1 is given over to contemporary art, whilst The repertoir runs from classics to comedy and thrillers. Tickets texts being in German. The Lion King show, based on the Frank Spilker Gruppe / Joan as Police Woman (Pop)
Deichtorstr. 2 focuses primarily on photography, although at bought online are cheaper. Q Performances Mon-Sat 19:30; Disney classic about Simba the lion, features the hit song
the time of writing it was showing a wonderful Charlie Chaplin Tue, Fri also 11:00. Tickets €23-28.50, matinees €15. ‘Hakuna Matata’. From 19 October, Hamburg also hosts the 15 Nov, 18:00 DC
retrospective complete with photographs and films. QOpen State Opera F-2, Dammtorstr. 28, MGänsemarkt, tel. 35 musical Tarzan, with music by Phil Collins. Lion King shows 4Lyn / Silver / The Cumshots (Rock)
11:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Hamburg CARD
3-Tage-Karte | 3-Day-Ticket

68 68, Enjoy operas and run at Tue, Wed 18:30, Thu, Fri 20:00, Sat 15:00 and Hello Tour 2008 Part 2
20:00, Sun 14:00 and 19:00. Tarzan will run Tue, Thu,Fri
Datum | Date

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ballets written or inspired by Mozart, Shakespeare and others.

20:00, Wed 18:30, Sat 15:00 and 20:00, Sun 14:00
Cinemas The building from the outside looks somehow not classic enough
for the pieces that are performed nightly. However, the interior and 19:00. Tickets and information tel. 01805 44 44,
15 Nov, 21:00
Northern Lite / Noblesse Oblige (Pop, Rock)

Grindel UFA-Palast Grindelberg 7a, Harvestehude, is elaborate and inspiring. Students can buy discounted tickets Super Black Tour 2008
tel. 44 93 33, Popular American and on the night of performance. Q Box office open 10:00-18:30,
German films are shown here, with a sneak preview night on closed Sun. Also: 90 minutes before each show. Hamburg CARD
3-Tage-Karte | 3-Day-Ticket

18 Nov, 19:30 AS

Datum | Date

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Tuesdays. Check to see the language the film is in first. Reserve 1 Dec, 20:00 LM Alice Cooper / Whitesnake (Rock)
seats ahead on weekends. Students receive a discount. NDR-Sinfonieorchester
Classical music Conductor: James Conlon 18 Nov, 21:00 KS
Shows 5 Nov, 19:30
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Lambert Orkis (piano)
4 Dec, 19:30 LM
The Black Seeds (Reggae)
Solid Ground European Release Tour 2008
Dirty Dancing B/C-1, Neue Flora, Stresemannstr. Alfred Brendel (piano)
159a, tel. 4131 697 23 66. Enjoy over 50 songs from 7 Nov, 20:00 LM SWR Sinfonieorchester 19 Nov, 21:00 FA
the 1960s to 1980s in this popular film-inspired musical. KlassikPhilharmonie Hamburg Anne Clark (Synth Pop)
Q Shows at 20:00, Wed 18:30, Sat 15.00 and 20.00, Sun Conductor: Robert Stehli 5 Dec, 20:00 LM The Smallest Acts of Kindness Tour
14.30 and 19.00. Tickets €24,90-109,90. NDR-Sinfonieorchester
Lion King E-4, Theater im Hafen, Norderelbstr. 6, tel. 8 Nov, 19:00 LM Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen 21 & 22 Nov, 20:00 GF
01805 44 44. You will have to take a boat to the theatre to Philharmonia Choir Hamburg Tomte (Pop)
see this long-running musical based on the Disney film. Q 9 Dec LM
Shows at Tue, Wed 18.30, Thu, Fri 20:00, Sat 15.00 and 9 Nov, 18:00 SH Hélène Grimaud (piano) 22 Nov, 19:00 GS
20.00, Sun 14.00 and 19.00. Tickets €54,95-115,40. Anton Bruckner – Mass in f-minor and Te Deum Works by Beethoven and Bach Keziah Jones (Funk)

9 Nov, 18:00 SM 12 Dec, 20:00 LM 24 Nov, 20:00 CL

Venue list Benjamin Britten: War Requiem Trio Jean Paul Elton John (Pop)

13 & 14 Nov, 20:00 LM 13 Dec, 20:00 LM

AM - Altonaer Museum, Museumstr. 23, tel.
428113582, Hamburg CARD
3-Tage-Karte | 3-Day-Ticket
NDR-Sinfonieorchester José Carreras - Mediterranean Passion Chinese Circus

Datum | Date

Conductor: Christoph von Dohnányi Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt, Conductor: David Giménez
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AS - Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Krochmannstr. 55, tel.

35693111, From 21 December until 11 January the renowned
CC - CCH Congress Centrum Hamburg, Marseiller 18 Nov, 19:30 LM 15 Dec, 20:00 LM Chinese Hebei Circus will perform in a special tent on
Straße, tel. 356 90, G. F. Händel: Saul 4. Philharmonisches Konzert - Philharmonisches Staat- Hamburg’s Heiligengeistfeld square. In their two-hour
CL - Color Line Arena, Sylvesterallee 10, tel. 30 05 10, Camber Orchestra Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach sorchester Hamburg show named ‘Heaven and Earth’ the artists of the Hebei Conductor: Simone Young Circus dazzle the audience with acrobatics, powerful
DC - Docks Club, Spielbudenplatz 19, tel. 3178830, 21 Nov, 20:00 LM and energetic performances, colourful costumes and Emerson String Quartet, USA 18 Dec, 20:00 CC imaginative choreography. The circus has no animals
FA - Fabrik, Barnerstr. 36, tel. 391070, Helmut Lotti or clowns, but makes up with juggling, snake people,
GF - Große Freiheit 36, Große Freiheit 36, tel. 317 88 22 Nov, 18:00 SM balancing acts and martial arts, involving umbrellas,
30, Johannes Brahms: A German requiem 18 Dec, 20:00 LM rings, silk cloths, plates, tyres and swords. Hebei, a
GS - Grünspan, Große Freiheit 58, tel. 313616, www. Bach Weeks 2008 Christmas Proms - The Special Christmas Gala Germany-sized province of 65 million people in central Hamburger Symphoniker China, is proud of its circus traditions and its travelling
KH - Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengießerwall, tel. 24 Nov, 20:00 LM artists, and holds a bi-annual acrobatics competition that
428131200, 3rd philharmonic concert - Philharmonisches Staatsor- 22 Dec, 20:00 LM attracts the world top.
KN - Kampnagel, Jarrestr. 20, tel. 2709490, www. chester Hamburg NDR-Sinfonieorchester Tickets for the circus show can be bought at local ticket Conductor: Michael Schønwandt Conductor: Alan Gilbert offices and via For more
KS - Knust im Schlachthof, Neuer Kamp 30, tel. information see
43276451, 25 Nov, 19:30 LM 25 Dec, 20:00 CC
LM - Laeiszhalle-Musikhalle Hamburg, Johannes- London Philharmonic Orchestra The Ten Tenors
Brahms-Platz, tel. 34 69 20, Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski Nostalgica - A Journey of Musical Memories
MH - Markthalle Hamburg, Klosterwall 11, tel. 33 94
91, 25 Nov, 20:00 LM 27 Dec, 19:30 LM
MM - Museum für Kommunikation Hamburg, Gorch- Emerson String Quartet USA Sol Gabetta (violoncello)
Fock-Wall 1, tel. 3576360, Menahem Pressler (piano) Basel Chamber Orchestra
SH - St. Petri Hauptkirche, Speersort 10, tel. 3257400, 26 Nov, 19:30 LM
SM - St. Michaelis, Krayenkamp 4c, tel. 376780, www. Martha Argerich (piano) Concerts Mischa Maisky (violoncello) 8 Nov, 19:00 GF
UG - Uebel & Gefährlich, Feldstraße 66, www.uebe- Mogwai / The Twilight Sad (Rock) 30 Nov, 20:00 LM
Philippe Jaroussky and Concerto Köln 12 Nov, 21:00 FA

Hamburg In Your Pocket November - December 2008


English Theatre Santa Claus, emigrant from BallinStadt

The English Theatre of Hamburg, located north-east
of the centre near Mundsburg U-Bahn station, is a
professional theatre that was founded in 1976. Until
15 November you can see the play Treats by Chris-
topher Hampton, an intelligent, witty play about 29 November - 7 December
sexual manners and manipulation. Why do people You and your world
make the wrong decisions in matters of love? Ann Consumer fair
has tried to free herself from Dave by taking on a Hamburg Messe
new lover, Patrick, while Dave is away in Iraq. Now
back in London, Dave is enraged. He is determined
to win back his girl, forcing Ann to choose between December 2008
the two young men. Will she return to charismatic 5-7 December
Dave who abuses and cheats on her, or stay with Modellbauwelt Hamburg
nice-but-dull Patrick? First staged in London in Fair for car, railway, plane and ship model building
1976, the play was revived successfully in 2007 in Hamburg Messe
this updated version. JvM
12-14 December
B e t we e n 27 N ove m b e r 2 0 0 8 a n d 7 F e b r u a r y November 2008 Mineralien hamburg
2009, the English Theatre puts on Ray Cooney’s 7 November - 7 December International fair for minerals, fossils, precious stones and
comedy Caught in the Net, about John Smith, a Hamburger Winterdom – “Dommarkt” Festival jewellery
taxi driver who keeps two separate families in di f- Heiligengeistfeld Hamburg Messe
ferent parts of London. When his teenaged children
accidentally meet on the Internet and plan to see 24 November - 23 December
each other in person, John’s already complicated Christmas in Hamburg Ask for more information about events in Hamburg at:
li fe becomes absolutely hectic. Can he manage Historical Christmas market on Rathausmarkt Hamburg Tourismus GmbH
to keep his double li fe a secret from the kids and Traditional Christmas markets on Spitalerstraße, St. Petri-Kirche, Postfach 10 22 49,
his two wives? Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz. Hanseatic Christmas market on 20015 Hamburg
The BallinStadt ‘emigration city’ museum focuses on Gänsemarkt Tel. 040/300 51 300
English Theatre, Lerchenfeld 14, M Mundsburg, the mass emigration from Europe to the New World, Winterzauber fair on Jungfernstieg Fax 040/300 51-333
tel. 227 70 89, when over 5 million people left from Hamburg harbour. Fleetinsel-Markt
This Christmas, the museum focuses on one German Winter fun in front of the Deichtorhallen
emigrant, Thomas Nast from Landau, who arrived in
the US as a six-year-old boy in 1846. In New York he
25 Nov, 20:00 CC soon becomes one of the most important American
Tracy Chapman (singer / songwriter) caricaturists, whose art and wit have influenced six
Her first solo tour for over a decade. presidential elections, who invented the dollar symbol
and the donkey logo for the Democrat party. Thomas
26 Nov, 21:00 DC Nast is best known for inventing Santa Claus’ new
The Roots (Hip Hop) American image. Basing the fat, bearded man on the
Saint Nicholas who is well-known in Germany and the
29 Nov, 21:00 FA Low Countries, Nast drew Santa first on the cover of
Gogol Bordello (Gypsypunk) Harper’s Weekly magazine in 1862, visiting a soldier’s
Super Taranta Tour camp. At the time, the Civil War was raging and Nast
used Santa as a kind figure representing Christmas,
5 Dec, 19:00 GF and from then on Santa’s popularity skyrocketed. Nast
Public Enemy (Hip Hop) was to draw a Santa cover for Harper’s every year for
30 years, and all 30 drawings are now on show at the
8 Dec, 20:00 AS BallinStadt museum.
Babyshambles (Rock)
BallinStadt, Veddeler Bogen 2, tel. 31 97 91 60,
9 Dec, 20:00 AS
Kid Rock (Rock)

20 & 21 Dec, 20:00 DC

Deichkind (TechRap)
Arbeit nervt Tour 2008

Until 4 January 2009 MM
Globalisation 2.0

Until 11 January 2009 KH

Max Ernst - Une semaine de bonté

Until 7 June 2009 AM

A panorama of the River Elbe © Hamburg Tourismus GmbH

Hamburg In Your Pocket November - December 2008


Symbol key
P Air conditioning A Credit cards accepted
O Casino H Conference facilities
T Child friendly U Facilities for the disabled
R Internet W Wi-Fi L Guarded parking
„welcome to feel at home” F Fitness centre G Non-smoking rooms
K Restaurant M Nearest S/U-Bahn station
D Sauna C Swimming pool

All hotels marked with can be easily booked

at great rates with our partner Hamburg Travel, online
at or by telephone: +49-
a bath and separate shower in each, concierge, dry cleaning
service, fitness centre, swimming, pool, sauna and solarium
The hotel categories are based on the most expensive this five-star wonder even welcomes your pets with open
double room rack rate price. All prices include VAT and arms. Exceedingly central location too. Q (43 singles
breakfast unless mentioned otherwise. The room prices €119 - 245, 101 doubles €119 - 265, 15 suites €219 - 445).
that we list are rack rates; the price you pay may be PTHAUFLGKDCW
different depending on the season, holidays, weekend
offers, and special events like trade fairs. East Hotel D-3, Simon-Von-Utrecht-Str. 31, MSt. Pauli,
A good option to book your hotel room in Hamburg is via tel. 30 99 30, fax 30 99 32 00,,
our booking partner HAMBURG TRAVEL. Choose from small to XXL rooms at this
To do so please use the form below. eastern-inspired hotel. Rooms are done in dark relaxing hues
with plenty of attention to detail. However, should you need to
Over €200 get out of your room check out the rooftop terrace or Dedon
Island - the hotels own answers to relaxation. Some might find
Abtei Abteistr. 14, MKlosterstern, tel. 44 29 05, fax the golf simulator alone worthy of a visit. Q (103 doubles
44 98 20,, www.abtei-hotel. €150 - 355). PHAFGKD
de. Situated close to the Outer Alster, this private hotel
offers impeccably clean rooms full of beautiful antiques in a Eur opäischer Hof H-2, Kirchenallee 45,
century-old villa. Its style is somehow reminiscent of English MHauptbahnhof, tel. 248 247 24, fax 248 247 99,
countryside manors. To continue the experience, stop by the, www.europaeischer-hof.
Prinz Frederick restaurant for a “Traditional English Dinner.” de. Established in 1925, this hotel was rebuilt in 1948 after
Q (singles €145 - 165, 11 doubles €180 - 295, suites being destroyed in the war. It now ranks as one of Hamburg’s
€295). PAGK largest hotels with over 500 beds. Rooms are relatively small
and clean and the interior is typical for a large hotel. Enjoy
Atlantic Hotel Kempinski Hamburg H-2, An der
Esplanade Hotel Alster 72-79, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 288 80, fax 24 71
the squash courts and golf simulator in the Euro-Therme -
reserved for hotel guests. Q (120 singles €105 - 153, 200
Hohenstaufenring 56 29,, doubles €135 - 220). PHAFLGKDCW
50674 Köln
The Atlantic has earned its reputation as one of Germany’s Single room from 72 €
grandest hotels. The marble décor, beautiful bedrooms, Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Neuer Jungfernstieg
phone: 0049-221-9215570 front-seat view to the Außenalster and impressive guest list,
including James Bond in “Tomorrow Never Dies“, help explain
9-14, MGänsemarkt, tel. 349 40, fax 34 94 26 00,, The height of luxury
Double room from 82 €
fax: 0049-221-216822 why. A worthy expense for those with money to spare. Q (25 as endorsed by some of its former guests including Sir Peter
singles €169 - 185, 130 doubles €209 - 225, suites €400). Ustinov after whom a wonderful suite is named, even the small
e-mail: PHAFLGKDCW singles here are superb. The rooms are really well designed, All rooms with shower/WC, with smart wooden cupboards concealing the latest electronic
Crowne Plaza I-1, Graumannsweg 10, tel. 22 80 60, fax gadgets and balconies overlooking the water. Another sign that
(online booking possibility) 220 87 04,, www. this isn’t your typical hotel are the in-house bars and restaurants, This large hotel offers almost 300 rooms frequented daily by the cream of the local community. Q (29 Breakfast till 12:00 incl.
with all the amenities a big hotel should have: the fitness singles €220 - 315, 95 doubles €270 - 375, 33 suites €465 -
centre, bar, restaurant and sauna make it easy to stay local. 4000). PTHAFLGKDW
A good choice for businessmen involved in conferences at the
nearby CCH Congress Center. Bus No. 6 to Graumannsweg. Grand Elysée F-1, Rothenbaumchausse e 10,
Greifswalder Str. 3
Q 285 rooms (from €99). PHAFLGDCW MDammtor, tel. 41 41 20, fax 41 41 27 33, info@ 10405 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, The bay, business, alcove
and large corner rooms here are almost all styled in neutral (near Alexanderplatz)
Dorint Sofitel Am Alten Wall Hamburg F-3, Alter colours with large windows. Take advantage of cosmetic or
Wall 40, MRödingsmarkt, tel. Tel. 36 95 00, fax 369 50 wellness luxuries after a day of sightseeing for a few extra
10 00,, Exquisite euros. One of four different restaurants and bars will also Tel: +49 30 4172 4172
taste and bags of luxury, the wonderful Sofitel comes satisfy any late night cravings. Check to see when live piano
with more good things than most people get in a lifetime. music or jazz is scheduled. Q (511 doubles €159 - 216).
Boasting its own wharf, the very best in hi-tech rooms with PHAKDC

Hamburg In Your Pocket November - December 2008


Le Royal Meridien H-2, An der Alster 52-56,

Suitehotel MHauptbahnhof, tel. 210 00, fax 21 00 11 11, Renaissance Hamburg Hotel
lrmhambur, w w w.hambur g.
Suitehotel Lübeckertordamm 2, tel. 27 14 00, fax A delightfully different lobby stuffed Renaissance Ham-
27 14 01 40,, www.suite-hotel. full of books and ar t awaits guests inside this ver y regal burg F-3, Grosse Ble-
de. A hostel-like lobby with receptionists doubling as entity. The smashing rooms are in their own words ar t ichen, M Rathaus,
barmaids betrays the treats in store upstairs. A sky-high and tech, coming with coffee and tea maker, minibar, tel. 34 91 89 51, fax
hotel full of suites, some rather small and others more satelli te television, ul tra-fast in ternet connections, 24 91 89 69, w w w.
like apartments, all coming with microwave ovens, funky bathrobes and slippers. E xpect the highest standards renaissance-hamburg.
designs and prefabricated plastic bathrooms that remind and the added bonus of a wonder ful rooftop bar with com. The time of being
you of having a shower in a caravan. Free internet in the superb views over the water. Q PHALGKDW ashamed of 1980s design is over, and the Renaissance
lobby plus coffee and croissants for breakfast. Q (186 is proud that the fabulously swirly wall designs in the suite
suites €53 - 199). PAFLGW can otherwise only be seen at New York’s MOMA. Set
Louis C. Jacob Elbchaussee 401, tel. 82 25 50, fax inside the landmark brick Expressionist Broschek-Haus,
82 25 54 44,, www.hotel-jacob. the business-oriented hotel has comfortable guest rooms
Hamburg Marriott F-2, ABC-Straße 52, MGänsemarkt,
tel. 35 05 17 00, fax 35 05 17 77,
de. Leave life behind and enter royalty. The hotel in the
historical mansion prides itself on its extensive wine cellar
with designer beds, large desks and wifi. Q (45 singles
€145 - 250, 80 doubles €145 - 250, 14 suites €300 - Hamburg is all yours, With its regal
corridors, piano bar and fancy swimming pool, the Marriot
simply oozes sophistication. Superbly located, with rooms with
and displays of local art. Rooms are French-inspired and
many have a direct view of the Elbe. Staff is friendly and will
help you with all bookings. Take advantage of the limousine
Book with the specialists
baths throughout, big wooden beds, classical design and all the service on nights out. Q (16 singles €148 - 195, 51 doubles
trimmings to boot, one could almost say this place is original. €168 - 375, 18 suites €228 - 1185). PHALGKDW Park Hyatt Hamburg H-3, Bugenhagenstr. 8, Big choice:
It’s certainly better than most hotels in the city that’s for sure. MMönckebergstr., tel. 33 32 12 34, fax 33 32 12 35,
Q (203 singles €149 - 249, 65 doubles €149 - 249, 9 suites, Lots of • More than 190 hotels in
€289 - 338). PHAUFLGKDCW Mercure an der Messe E-1, Schröderstif tstr. tropical hardwoods and wrought iron in the lobby, a great
3, tel./fax 45 06 90,, w w w. central location, a man in a cape and top hat to grin you in, and in and around Hamburg
InterContinental G-1, Fontenay 10, MDammtor, tel. Wi th 180 rooms, this h otel still breathtakingly cheerful staff. With luscious carpeted corridors, • All categories from bed &
414 20, fax 41 42 22 99,, manages to maintain some sense of individuality in its awesome standards, DVD players and some great views of You can rely on the international sleeping quarters. The modern, clean lobby leads to a set the city’s main shopping street you get the best of Hyatt as breakfast to luxury hotels
reputation of the InterContinental wherever your travels take of minimalist and clutter-free rooms. Take a stroll across well as a wonderful place to base yourself at the same time.
you, and Hamburg’s hotel may even exceed its reputation the street to Hamburg’s famed “Planten und Blomen” Q (176 doubles €185 - 285, 29 suites €335 - 435, 30 Super prices:
with its proximity to the Alster and walking distance to or access the city centre within minutes of leaving the apartments €110 - 120). PTAUFLGKDCW
the city centre. Rooms are clean and simple and the hotel. The Olive Tree restaurant offers Mediterranean • Day-to-day rates and
restaurants and bars give you another option to explore. Q dishes. Q (180 doubles €62 - 255). PHALGK
PHAFLGKDCW Radisson SAS F-1/2, Marseillerstr. 2, special offers
MStephansplatz, tel. 350 20, fax 35 02 35 30, info., A • Last minute and early booking
huge beast lurking inside a nice park, exceedingly popular discounts
with business professionals in town for the big conferences
and fairs, and with a baffling mirrored lobby. Some may not
favour the slightly sterile Radisson approach to design, but
Top service:
remember the Radisson likes to say yes. Take advantage of • The Hamburg specialists offer
the fact. Two good things here are the view (you can’t beat it)
and the 26th-floor bar. Q PHAUFLGKDCW a one-stop-shop
• Free online booking
Enjoy the Space Side Drehbahn 49, MGänsemarkt, tel. 30 99 90, fax 30
99 95 01,, www.side-hamburg.
• Competent advice, insider tips
de. Managing to stay just the right side of pretentious rubbish for Hamburg

89 w *
*Per suite per night for 1-2 persons
thanks to plenty of humourous touches to the sci-fi design,
Side looks a bit like a 25th-century intergalactic waiting
room. The rooms start from the lowest Superiors through
to XXL suites that continue with the avant-garde theme. As
• Free cancellation up to one day
before arrival
you’d expect, amenities are awesome, including a yellow spa
complete with special 15-minute massages for those who
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need a little unwinding during their lunch breaks. Wonderful.

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Suitehotel Hamburg City: 4, MRödingsmarkt, tel. 36 80 60, fax 36 80 67 77,,
Lübeckertordamm 2 A gloriously swish hotel with impeccable Booking and information:
20099 Hamburg staff behind an elegant red brick facade. If you’ve really got
money to burn then check out one of the luxury suites, bigger
Tel.: +49(0)40/271 40 - 0 than most hotels with all the amenities one would expect from
Tel.: +49 (0)40-300 51 300 a luxury apartment. The Calla restaurant serves Euro-Asian
Suitehotel. A new dishes, and the top-floor spa has a spectacular panorama
sauna. A great central location next to the water too. Q
way of hotel living. (singles €200 - 245, doubles €220 - 265, suites €285 - 550).

Hamburg In Your Pocket November - December 2008


Garden Hotels Hamburg Magdalenenstr. 60, tel.

Meet the concierge 41 40 40,, w w w. €75-150 been obliterated. Free public transport tickets and internet
in the lobby too. Q (100 singles €85 - 105, 64 doubles Rooms are located in three different 25 Hours Paul-Dessau-Str. 2, MBahrenfeld, tel. €115 - 135, 4 suites €179 - 189). PHALGKDW
Togeth er wi th In Your buildings at this quaint hotel - the oldest from 1900. The hotel 85 50 70,, www.25hours-
Pocket, the city’s hotel is slightly outside of the city centre, but you can easily access This hip hotel is popular with the younger
concierges are important it via public transportation. Order a personally designed crowd and its prices reflect their budgets. Rooms come Für st Bismar ck H-2, Kirchenallee 49,
sources of information breakfast and eat it in your room, on the terrace or in the in small, medium and large sizes and bear the influence of MHauptbahnhof, tel. 280 10 91, fax 280 10 96,
for travellers. Recognised winter garden. Bus no. 109 to Böttgerstrasse. Q (27 singles young designers; most are minimalist and chic. The hotel,
by the golden crossed €120 - 145, 30 doubles €135 - 185). HAG restaurant is inspired by German and Italian cuisines. Quite the best location next to the Hauptbahnhof, don’t
keys on the lapels of their Hipsters might not even need to ever leave the hotel if be put of by what (or who) you find in the lobby, for upstairs
jackets, good concierges Gastwerk Beim Alten Gaswerk/ Daimlerstr. 3, looking for the trendy Hamburg scene. Q95 rooms (92 awaits quality renovated rooms with lots of fancy trimmings
will be able to give you MBahrenfeld, tel. 89 06 20, fax 890 62 20, info@ doubles €101 - 121, 3 suites €121 - 141). PKW and some with great views. Highly recommended if you like
restaurant and sightseeing tips, and can book event, With 135 hhhh clean rooms, cable television and getting good value for
tickets for you. In this issue, we speak to Amedeo rooms, the Gastwerk still manages to elude a welcoming your money. Q (30 singles €80 - 95, 71 doubles €108 -
Musto D’Amore, concierge of the Fairmont Hotel Vier feeling. Its carefully designed architecture and minimalist Aussen Alster H-I/2, Schmilinskystr. 11, 115). ALG
Jahreszeiten Hamburg. Mr. Musto D’Amore literally appeal will please those looking for a hotel with a slightly trendy MHauptbahnhof, tel. 24 15 57, fax 280 32 31, info@
worked his way up from the wine cellar of the Vier Jah- feel. Pop into the resident Italian restaurant, Da Caio, for one of, Enjoy a cocktail Graf Moltke H-2, Steindamm 1, MHauptbahnhof, tel.
reszeiten hotel, via various other jobs, to become the the best Italian meals around. Check out the “Chill Weekend” in the summer garden, a bicycle ride or a sail on the hotel’s 280 11 54, fax 280 25 62,,
chef-concierge 31years ago. special. Breakfast buffet is extra, but don’t overlook this hotel own boat which is docked on the nearby Alster. Such (free!) Rooms are well-lit though
because of that. Q (9 singles €127 - 167, 118 doubles €127 - perks make this family-run hotel even more appealing. The slightly outdated here. Biggest sell is the central location
This makes our hotel special... This exclusive hotel 167, 14 suites €262 - 362). PHAGKW white building dates back to the 1800s and has lost none and reasonable prices - perfect if you are in Hamburg to
is beloved by the locals, a real Hamburggänschen as of its original charm. While rooms are rather small, they are see the city and not spending a lot of time in your room.
they say, and is one of the best hotels internationally. Hotel Haf en Hambur g Seewar tenstr. 9, clean and enjoyable. There is a small bar if you would like to The staff is friendly and can point you in the right direction.
Tradition combined with modern services makes our MLandungsbrücken, tel. 31 11 30, fax 31 11 37 06 begin your night without leaving the hotel, and a small Italian A large breakfast buffet is included. Q (13 singles €77 -
hotel an exclusive jewel. 01,, restaurant. Q (3 singles €89 - 105, 24 doubles €120 - 150). 79, 55 doubles €87 - 99, 21 triples €108 - 125). HAG
Guests’ requests... I get many kinds of questions. It’s The hotel offers rooms overlooking the Landungsbrücke and HALKDW
not the responding to special requests that make a good the harbour (but make a special request). Furnishings are
concierge, rather answering the normal ones in a fast comfortable and contemporary. The real selling point is the Baseler Hof G-2, Esplanade 11, MStephansplatz, tel. Hanseatin E-F/2, Dragonerstall 11, MGänsemarkt,
but subtle and discrete way so that the guest and I are location - visit the Tower Bar for a cocktail and a spectacular 35 90 60, fax 35 90 69 18,, www. tel. 34 13 45, fax 34 58 25, frauen@hotel-hanseatin.
both satisfied. One strange request, many years ago, evening view of the well-lit harbour. Q (68 singles €100 - 200, A popular place to stay with large tour de, Looking for an excuse to get away
came from an Arab guest who wanted to export German 125 doubles €100 - 200). PAGKDW groups as well as business travellers looking for something from your man? Tell him he is not allowed at this hotel - and he
cows to his country to start a cattle farm there – and a little less bland that the average business class hotel, really isn’t. Situated in a preserved Hamburg landmark, this
so began a search for suppliers, arranging meetings, Madison E-F/3, Schaarsteinweg 4, MBaumwall, this is a good boutique hotel with lots of fun sculptures, hotel has a charm all its own. Pop on over to the “Frauencafé
taking care of paperwork and veterinary permits... and tel. 37 66 60, fax 37 66 61 37, info@madisonhotel. basic standard singles with all mod cons, and a host of endlich” (Women Café Finally) for Sunday brunch. Not a good
then the sheik was not amused to find out that the cows de, Within walking distance of necessities from minibar to wireless internet. A former rest place for those looking to meet men. Q (6 singles €49, 7
also needed to stay in quarantine for a long period of the main sights with modern décor and a comfortable home for Nazi soldiers, all traces of its sinister past have doubles €99).
time after arrival too. feel. All rooms are relatively spacious and bright and have
Special restaurants I recommend... There’s no need bathtubs. Rooms range from the studio to the “Top of the
to leave the Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten for a good Town” penthouse with a rooftop terrace. Don’t forget to take
meal: the grill restaurant serves exclusive Hamburg cui- advantage of the extensive spa offerings. Q (54 singles
sine, and upscale cooking can be had at Haerlin. Asian €120 - 150, 83 doubles €120 - 170, 29 suites €240 - 280).
tastes are catered to in the Doc Cheng restaurant. But PHAGKDCW
I’m always willing to recommend places outside the hotel
after hearing the guests’ preferences. Nippon Hotel Hofweg 75, tel. 227 11 40, fax 22 71 14
In Your Pocket... Is one of the institutions that conveys 90,, www.nippon-hotel-hh.
the essence of Hamburg to foreign visitors. It makes de. Relax in the Japanese influences of this stylish hotel. The
the work of concierges much easier, as readers of 41 rooms are extremely minimalistic and soothing. Rice-paper
Hamburg In Your Pocket approach us with much more partitions line the windows and allow a subtle glow of light
specific questions. into the room. Definitely unique in its appeal. The Japanese
restaurant, Wa-Yo is also worthy of a visit. Q (singles
€98 - 121, 42 doubles €116 - 150). PHALGKW
Clipper Elb-Lodge B-4, Carsten-Rehder-Str. 71, relexa hotel Bellevue H-2, An der Alster 14, tel. 28 44
MKönigstr, tel. 80 90 10, fax 80 90 19 99, info@ 40, fax 28 44 42 22,, www., The quiet, neat halls of this hotel put you
Rooms are clean and stylish and tend to stray from the at ease even before you even enter the rooms. Decorations
typical hotelesque interior. Many offer a view of the Elbe. in rooms vary dramatically - all are clean but some more
There are suites that are aimed specifically at longer stays, aesthetically pleasing and modern than others. Staff is
and you’ll see prices drop if you promise to stay longer. And friendly and helpful. Q PHAGK
the vicinity to the water and the relaxing feel of the place
may make you want to do just that. Q (57 doubles €119 - Wedina Gurlittstr. 23, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 280 89
197). PALDW 00, fax 280 38 94,, If
you are looking for something colourful look no further - the
Wedina is comprised of four different buildings, each in its own
colour. All rooms are uniquely designed to avoid monotony
and after a night or two you might just want to move in permanently. A Swiss breakfast is served each morning.
Q (4 singles €70 - 145, 37 doubles €118 - 165, 13 suites
€118 - 165). ALGW

Hamburg In Your Pocket November - December 2008


Oper F-2, Drehbahn 15-23, MGänsemarkt, tel. 35 60 10, Hamburg’s restaurant scene offers varied and on the
fax 35 60 13 10,, whole excellent food. Note that many restaurants do not Symbol key
Extremely popular, meaning we never got a chance to have accept credit cards, though perhaps debit cards.
a look inside any of the 120 rooms or suites, this budget P Air conditioning A Credit cards accepted
hotel right in the city centre offers clean albeit unrenovated
comfort with en suite facilities, soundproof windows and Asian E Live music S Take away
charming receptionists for the price. Catering is provided Bok D-2, Schanzenstr. 27, MSternschanze, tel. 430 T Child friendly U Facilities for the disabled
courtesy of the Chinese restaurant next door. Q (10 singles 67 80,, G Non-smoking areas L Guarded parking
€55 - 76, 80 doubles €66 - 110, 2 apartments €175 - 315). Hamburg’s own version of a restaurant chain has 4 locations
ALGKW in the city. All provide an extensive menu of Chinese, Japanese, O Casino M Nearest S/U-Bahn station
Korean and Thai dishes. A popular place due to its reasonable R Internet W Wi-Fi connection
Under €75 prices, tasty mains and pleasing atmosphere. A reservation at
the weekend is recommended. QOpen 07:00 - 24:00. P
Residence Hambur g I-2, Steindamm 24-26,
MHauptbahnhof, tel. 280 03 60, fax 28 00 36 36, www. Cha Cha F-2/3, Große Bleichen 16, MJungfernstieg, Cafés All the rooms in this 3-star tel. 822 28 70 80,, www. Cafébar Juli C/D-1, Schulterblatt 114,
hotel are similar to each other in design - slightly sterile but A great place to stop by for tasty Thai food. MSternschanze, tel. 43 21 46 96, kontakt@dasjuli.
nonetheless comfortable. Prices reflect the simplicity, though. The long wooden tables compliment the simple surroundings de, A fantastic-looking place with
Central location is what makes this a worthy stay. If looking and leave open the possibility that you might be sitting next dark red walls, psychadelic lampshades and strange
for convenience on a budget, you have found the right place. to someone you don’t know. But that makes it much more portraits on the walls, Cafebar Juli is both a hip place to
Q (3 singles €49, 12 doubles €69, 5 triples €99 - 105, 4 interesting. The six categories on the menu consist of salads, eat quality breakfast and well as one of the better venues
quads €110 - 120). ALGW soups, currys, fried, fusions and desserts. Something for in the area for evening drinks amdist the jangle of some
everyone. QOpen 10:00 - 23:00. P of the city’s more eclectic DJs. Q Mon-Fri from 10:00,
Hostels Chilli Club G-4, Am Sandtorkai 54, MBaumwall, tel.
Sat, Sun from 11:00.

Instant Sle ep B-2, Max-Brauer-Allee 277, 35703580, A chill lounge with chilli flavour. Café Paris Rathausstr. 4, MRathaus, tel. 32
Hotel Alpha H-2, Koppel 4-6, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 24 MSternschanze, tel. 43 18 23 10, fax 43 18 23 11, This Asian place is everything at once - it’s a restaurant serving 52 77 77. Dating from 1882 this wonderful tiled old
53 65, fax 24 37 94, rezeption@hotel-pension-alpha., freshly made wok dishes, dim sum, sushi, and Asian tapas, a butchers shop is notable for many good and interesting
de, A basic albeit friendly Located centrally above the Bar Rossi in the Schanzenviertel, lounge bar with cocktails, wine and DJs spinning relaxed music, things. Generall y packed wi th a mixed crowd of ar ty
guesthouse just around the corner from the Hauptbahnhof run this low-budget pension is perfect for the backpacker. Women and to top it all off there’s a lovely waterfront terrace with red people and the occasional local character, there’s no
by a charming family. The rooms have seen better days and can opt for separate accommodations. Breakfast is not cushions for enjoying summer sunsets. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00. piped music, the staff speak French and you’re almost
are perhaps a little too chintzy for some, but with a choice of offered and there is a mandatory €2 charge for bedding. With Lounge open daily from 12:00. guaranteed to stumble into a lively conversation at the
en suite and shared bathroom facilities, satellite television and the money you save in overall price, you can still afford both bar. Q Open 09:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 09:00 - 02:00, Sun
a home-like atmosphere this is certainly worth considering if though. Q (3 doubles €22 - 28, 5 triples €20, 1 quad €18, Doi Falkenried 30, MHoheluftbrücke, tel. 30 03 38 10:00 - 01:00.
you prefer the kind of personal touch that didn’t get its training 1 5 €18 -, 1 8 €17 -, 1 25 €15 - ). 38,, This
at hotel school. Recommended. Q (7 singles €34 - 44, 7 Thai/Italian inspired restaurant gets its name from the Die Rösterei G-3, Mönckebergstraße 7, tel. 30 39 37
doubles €68 - 78, 2 quads €112). ALG Schanzenstern Bartelstr. 24-26, MSternschanze, highest point in Thailand (1676m, if you want to impress the 35, The aroma of freshly roasted
tel. 439 84 41, fax 439 34 13,, waitress). Exotic fruits and curry flavours adorn the dishes coffee beans is irresistible in this charming, classic café.
Hotel am Rothenbaum Rothenbaumchaussee 107, Choose from a choice of a single to and the black and white decor adds to the overall soothing Open for breakfast, lunch and light meals throughout the
MHallerstr., tel. 44 60 06, fax 44 93 74, info@hotel-am- a five-person room or share a dormitory room, but be sure to atmosphere. Try a black noodle bolognese accompanied day, there are newspapers to browse and plenty of delicious, A small note there is no smoking in single and double rooms. Rooms by an Italian wine and followed by a Tiramisu. Bus N°5 to cakes to sample. QOpen 08:00 - 21:00, Sat 10:00 - 20:00.
hotel in Harvestehude with 28 rooms in varying size. Most are are practically bare aside from beds, but at these rates you Eppendorfer Weg. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00, Sat 15:00 - 24:00, Closed Sun.
done in muted tones and are comfortable and clean. Prices cannot expect much more than a safe, clean place to sleep. Sun 15:00 - 22:00. Closed Mon.
are very reasonable and a good breakfast buffet is included. A small breakfast or buffet are offered at extra cost. Q (6 Gloria D-1, Bellealliancestr. 31-33,
A short walk will take you to the Outer Alster. Q (19 singles singles €36 - 42, 6 doubles €51 - 63, 1 triple €63 - 70, 6 Fusion F-2, Drehbahn 49, MGänsemarkt, tel. 30 99 90, MChristuskirche, tel. 43 29 04 64, www.gloriabar.
€99, 9 doubles €115). PA quads €74 - 83). AGK A hotel restaurant that serves de. Cool lights and cool people fill up this café dail y.
lemon ravioli with Asian vegetables and ginger curry sauce for Si t at the counter on a 50s-inspired stool and sample
Hotel Schwanenwik Schwanenwik 29, tel. 220 09 18, breakfast can’t be bad. The Side hotel’s in-house food joint a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner. Brunch is ser ved
fax 229 04 46,, www.hotel- is, in fact, better than not bad. With row upon row of dinky from 11-4 on Sundays and offers qui te a variet y of A hotel with reasonable rates and clean, white seats and a cool minimalist interior the whole place seemingl y h eal thy options. Q Mon-Fri from 10:00,
quaint quarters. With only eighteen rooms to fill, the house could easily turn to kitsch but is saved by some great Asian Sat, Sun from 11:00.
feels quite personable. The staff is friendly and inviting and food and the fact that they don’t employ dopey supermodels
eager to answer any questions. Thehotel is located directly as waitresses. QOpen 07:00 - 23:00, Fri, Sat 07:00 - 24:00, Jena Paradies H-3, Klosterwall 23, MSteinstr., tel.
on the Alster bank and shopping is not far either. For those Sun 06:00 - 23:00. A 32 70 08, A classic German
travelling on a budget, but who don’t want to sacrifice quality. café with some extremely bizarre lighting and a small
Bus No.6 to Mundsburgerbrücke. Q18 rooms (7 singles Kham I-2, Lange Reihe 97, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 28 00 daily menu of meat, pasta, veal and one or two delicious
€44 - 68, 11 doubles €66 - 90). AL 48 68. A smallish restaurant on two floors with a Tibetan chef, desserts and homemade cakes. Popular with a slightly
and dealing primarily in Tibetan food, but also cooking other older crowd, it’s also worth popping in for a decent cup
Ibis Hambur g Alster H-2, Holzdamm 4-12, Asian cuisine. The menu includes sushi, vegetarian dishes, of coffee and a crusty baguette. QOpen 11:00 - 22:00,
MHauptbahnhof, tel. 24 82 90, fax 24 82 97 34, Thai curry and noodles as well as green tea and sake. The Sun 11:00 - 18:00., Easy to find food is good, reasonably priced, and comes with a compli-
thanks to the huge electronic sign outside flashing away the mentary soup starter. QOpen 11:30 - 23:30. A Literaturhaus Café I-1, Schwanenwik 38, tel.
room rates, Hamburg’s Ibis, despite recently receiving a half- 220 13 00, mail@literaturhauscaf, w w w.
star upgrade, remains your classic identikit Ibis. Notable as Sala Thai H-2, Brandsende 6, tel. 33 50 09, www.sal- A perfect stop for food and book
the most expensive Ibis in Germany the price is still a good Eating in this Thai restaurant is done the authentic aficionados. The café is located in a grand, old Hamburg
one considering it’s practically rubbing shoudlers with the way, with just spoons and forks and seated on cushions if house with Alster-front property. Perfect place to read a
hauptbahnhof and is in easy walking distance of practically you so wish. Sala has two outlets in central Hamburg, both book over a cup of coffee or to have an elegant dinner.
everything. Add-ons include a wireless internet, a rather getting rave reviews about the food, made fresh to order, Patrons are equall y well-read and sophisticated, so
dreary bar and free internet in the lobby. Q (65 singles €79 - and the presentation - service with a smile. Also at G-4, Am you’ll fit right in. Bus N°6 to Averhoffstr. Q Open 10:00
88, 100 doubles €94 - 112). PALW Kaiserkai 1, tel. 32 39 09. - 24:00. A

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Stadtcafé Ottensen Behringstr. 42-44, tel. 39 90

36 03,, Anyone Fish broscheks
familiar with the Viennese artist and architect Friedensreich Alt-Hamburger Aalspeicher F-3/4, Deichstr. 43, tel.
Hundertwasser should keep this café on his list of must-sees. 36 29 90,, broscheks F-3, Großen
Two mad floors and outside seating typically guarantee a For finger-food that’s longer than your fingers, visit the cute, Bleichen, MJung fern-
seat. Lunch is recommended as it is both light and satisfying narrow ‘eel warehouse’, serving home-smoked eels from Bad stieg, tel. 34 91 89 35,
- particularly the salad with grilled chicken and exotic fruit. Bus Zwischenahn. Waiters come round with a basket full of eels w w
to Kreuzkirche. QOpen 10:00 - 02:00. B so you can take your pick of large or small specimens. Then The building’s historical
you carefully strip the skin off with your fingers, and eat the background as a former
publishing house is revived
Fast food fish meat accompanied by fresh black bread, and finally wash
your hands with grain schnapps. Oyster, lobster and crayfish in broscheks Restaurant. Decorated with authentic print-
Bagel Brothers F-2, Gänsemarkt 50, MGänsemarkt, are also available. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. ing utensils and black and white pictures, you can feel the
tel. 34 99 43 33, w w Per fect past and enjoy the present at the same time. Not even the
for a quick bite with a menu including American-inspired Brook G-4, Bei den Mühren 91, MBaumwall, tel. 37 50 menu is written in the classical manner; try an Executive
favourites such as the JFK and Doris Day. Most selections 31 28, A swanky minimalist Editors Foreword, followed by a North German Editorial
are accompanied by a picture so those needing a break from restaurant with a stark white interior, awards coming out of and rounded of with an Epilogue. With the show kitchen
German menus can relax. Not somewhere to go for a taste its ears and serving classic dishes with a twist, including a the cooks are on stage, and you are the audience. The
of Hamburg’s finest, but sure beats McD’s. QOpen 08:00 - couple of reasonably priced pasta dishes and a host of fish chef serves the fresh, young cuisine of northern Germany,
20:30, Sat 09:00 - 20:30, Sun 12:00 - 19:00. P dishes including scampi and tuna. There’s some affordable interpreting traditional north German dishes in a creative
wine to compliment the seafood, plus a few treats such as way. The range of dishes is regularly updated with different
Edelcurry F-3, Grosse Bleichen 68, tel. 35 71 62 62, info@ bottles of 1990 Chateau Lafitte Rothschild for a cool €240. seasonal specialities. A wine list packed with top class, One of many points of Q Open 12:00 - 15:00. 18:00 - 22:30. Closed Sun. A international wines rounds things off.
contention between Berlin and Hamburg regards who invented
the currywurst - the sausage drenched in ketchup and mild curry Deichgraf F-3, Deichstr. 23, MRödingsmarkt, tel. 36
sauce. We’d be foolish to take any other position than that Hamburg
came up with it in 1947, and this restaurant is fully dedicated to this
42 08,, www.deichgraf- Using only fresh ingredients this splendid little German
typically Hamburg snack, serving the noble sausage in a variety of gourmet restaurant is decorated with lots of fresh flowers, Broscheks F-3, Großen Bleichen, MJungfernstieg, tel. 34
styles and sauces, accompanied with French fries, and grütze for gilded mirrors and white tablecloths reflecting both the 91 89 35,,
dessert. QOpen 11:00 - 22:00, Sun 12:00 - 20:00. polished quality of the food and the service. Essentially a
fish restaurant, dishes include herring, cod and crayfish. Esskultur C-3, Trommelstr. 4, MReeperbahn, tel.
Gourmet Station H-2/3, Hauptbahnhof, Q Open 11:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:00, Sat 17:00 - 22:00. 808128520, The stylish
MHauptbahnhof. A battalion of busy counters selling Closed Sun. A ‘eating culture’ restaurant is something quite different.
cheap food of superb quality, from sandwiches to fish and Combining modern German cuisine from various regions with
chips to some of the best Chinese food in the city. Sushi and Die Fischküche F-4, Kajen 12, M Baumwall, culture, it serves up fresh food as well as art. Every day at Sco
KFC too. QOpen 06:00 - 23:00. tel. 365631, info@die-f, w w w.die- 21:30 a surprise artist climbs onto the small stage for your A cosy restaurant with plenty of plantlife, cultural dessert, with occasional longer events planned.
Fine dining the Fischküche has been a fantastic place to sample typical
Hamburg and other North German fish dishes ever since it
A cheaper two-course pre-show menu is available before
19:30 too. If that’s not enough, the restaurant doubles as a Ashoka D-2, Budapester Str. 25, MSt. Pauli, tel.
Landhaus Scherrer Elbchaussee 130, tel. 880 13 25, opened in 1992. Owner Karin Brahm is at hand to help you theatre agency where you can get Hamburg events tickets 312834, An Indian restaurant with a, In select your meal, which can include everything from crabs and and information. QOpen 17:00 - 02:00. Closed Mon. Sunday difference - not just happy with serving tasty specialities from
1840 this Haus was established as an inn for coachmen passing shrimps to grilled and stewed fish, and to advise on a fitting Brunch 10:00-15:00 all corners of the subcontinent in typical surroundings, Ashoka
through Hamburg. It was since bought by Armin and Emmy wine. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00, Sat 18:00 - 23:00. has several special menus that bring the best of Indian cuisine
Scherrer and turned into a restaurant of international prestige. Gröninger F-3, Ost-West-Str. 47, MMessberg, tel. 31 to your plate. There’s one that combines Kerala food with
Cuisine is described as “northern country-style with touches of
Mediterranean and Asian.” You can always schedule a tour of French 13 81,, www.groeninger- This restaurant is definitely not for vegetarians.
South African wines for instance, or a Seasons menu that is
adapted to the time of year. There’s even a light thali Theatre
the restaurant and extensive wine cellar before deciding. Q Bistrot le Souterrain I-2, Ferdinand-Beitstr. 7, tel. 24 Located in an old brewery, it is perfect for what many believe menu for those on their way to or from a show elsewhere in
Open 12:00-15:00, 18:30-23:00. Closed Sun. A 93 62, A small family run to be typical German fare and atmosphere. The crowd can St. Pauli. QOpen 17:00 - 24:00.
restaurant in a residential street with no pretentious décor be rowdy and seated close along the picnic table benches.
Poletto Eppendorfer Landstr. 145, MKellinghusenstr.,
tel. 480 21 59, fax 41 40 69 93, Expect
or ostentatious overtones, at least the French food is good,
if a little expensive. Seemingly unable to employ anyone else
Order a large meat platter and be ready to either over-eat
or have leftovers. The waiters will gladly tap a small keg at International
to be greeted personally at the door by Remigio Poletto. His than his daughter, the chef has made a bit of mistake here as your table for all to enjoy. QOpen 11:00 - 01:00, Sat 17:00 Abaton Bistro Grindelhof 14a, MDammtor, tel. 45 77
wife, Cornelia, will be busy creating sumptuous masterpieces when it gets crowded the wait can become excrutiating. You - 02:00. Closed Sun. PA 71, After a trip to the neighbouring theatre,
in the kitchen. Some of Hamburg’s most delicious smells decide. Q Open 12:00 - 14:00. 18:00 - 24:00. Sat 18:00 - or a quick trip through the university quarter, stop by and enjoy
emanate from this restaurant, situated in Eppendorf. You may 01:00. Closed Sun. A Schweinske C-3, Reeperbahn 157, MReeperbahn, tel. the relaxing ambiance and lively crowd. While the area is full of
leave with a lighter wallet, but no doubt whatsoever that your 33 39 67 70, Pig-themed restaurants students, you definitely do not need to be studious to enjoy this
money was well spent. Cornelia Poletto has definitely earned Le Canard Elbchaussee 139, tel. 88 12 95 32, are rare in this world, and that’s a crying shame. See how it bistro. QOpen 11:30 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 16:00 - 24:00. P
her Michelin star! Q Open 12:00-15:00, 19:00-23:00, Sat First thing to note - make a needs to be done here on the Reeperbahn, where this rusti-
19:00-23:00. Closed Sun, Mon. h reservation in advance; tables go quickly at this popular cally decorated restaurant packs in the punters who merrily Abendmahl C-3, Hein-Köllisch-Platz 6, MSt. Pauli, tel.
restaurant. Once seated, however, relax and enjoy French consume the German favourites on the menu. Pigs don’t 31 27 58, fax 31 73 68 1, www.restaurantabendmahl.
Sgroi H-2, Lange Reihe 40, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 28 00 variations, such as a turbot flavoured with leek and lemon, sleep when there’s fun and food to be had and on weekends de/set.html. Located in only meters from the boisterous
39 30/28 00 39 31, Full of well-heeled and choose from over 200 wines. The front-row view of the it’s open non-stop so you can go straight from dinner to Reeperbahn, Abendmahl is a cozy, dimly lit restaurant with
locals chattering away and munching on the restaurant’s small Elbe will keep you busy gazing in between bites. QOpen breakfast.Q Open Mon-Fri 09:00-01:00, Sat-Mon 24hrs. a small, varied a la carte menu or the choice of a 2, 3 or
selection of fine Italian food, the Sgroi family who run this modern 12:00 - 14:30 and 18:30-22:30. Closed Mon, Sun. A 4-course Überraschungsmenu prepared at the whim of the
place do a great job in keeping the place running smoothly Zur Traube A-3, Karl-Theodor-Str. 4, tel. 39 90 82 chef. Overall an enjoyable surprise. QOpen 19:00 - 23:00,
despite what appears to be way too few staff. The menu is Voltaire Friedensallee 14-16, MAltona, tel. 39 70 04. 36. Enjoy a glass of wine and a plate of cheese over dim Fri, Sat 18:00 - 23:00, Sun 18:00 - 23:30.
expensive, offering such treats as homemade ravioli, tuna with A varied menu of French fare is offered in a spacious dining candlelight at this nostalgic Hamburg wine “Stube.” The
couscous and a fine-looking cheese board. Bear in mind though area by friendly staff. The goat cheese salad offers a perfect intimate setting makes it perfect for a romantic event for two
that a starter is €20, so don’t expect to walk out of here with light lunch. After a reasonably inexpensive, but tasty meal, and will allow you to forget the modern hustle and bustle of the
much change from €100 for two of you. Q Open 12:00 - 14:30, take advantage of the nearby cinema, shopping or one of the city outside. The building is as charming as the simple interior.
19:00 - 22:30. Sat 19:00 - 22:30. Closed Sun, Mon. A many bars. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. P Bus N°115 to Rothestrasse. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00.

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Alex G-2, Jungfernstieg 54, MJungfernstieg, tel. 350 18 quiet charming Eppendorf. On weekends a nice breakfast San Michele Jarrestr. 2, MSaarlandstraße, tel. 37 11
70. Sitting at the foot of the Inner Alster in the centre of town, and small play area will please both parents and children. 27,, One of Portuguese Quarter
Alex has one of the best views of the river. Lunches are slightly Afterwards, take advantage of the canoe rentals directly Hamburg’s illustrious award-winning gourmet restaurants,
overpriced for what they are and Sunday brunch can be crowded below the restaurant to further explore the area. QOpen San Michele is an elegant, immaculate place, yet pleasantly After strolling down the Landungsbrücken quay and a
and smoky in spite of the restaurant’s large size. However, many 12:00 - 23:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 23:00. A informal. Food includes fish, freshly made pasta dishes, a doing the harbour tour, many visitors to Hamburg simply
would argue that the prime location outweighs any cons. QOpen changing daily menu and quality pizza.Q Open Mon-Fri hop on the metro to get back to the earnest business of
08:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 08:00 - 03:00, Sun 09:00 - 01:00. B Kaisers F-4, Am Kaiserkai 23, tel. 36 09 17 90, www. 12:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00, Sat 17:00-23:00. A shopping. Just behind the harbour however lies a charm- Set between the cruiseliner terminal ing small neighbourhood that is typical of Hamburg,
Atlantic Restaurant H-2, An der Alster 72-97, and the new Elbphilharmonie building in the Hafencity harbour Schönes Leben Alter Wandrahm 15, tel. 180 48 26 80, yet completely unique at the same time. The centre of
MHauptbahnhof, tel. 288 88 60, fax 24 71 29, area, here’s a great place to sit and watch the comings and It’s easy to live the good life Hamburg’s sizeable Portuguese and southern European, http://www. goings of ships on the water. The restaurant serves a range at Schönes Leben. Serving everything from Hamburger currywurst community since the 1960s, the Portugiesenviertel A hugely popular of international dishes and limits its good-value lunchtime to sushi, fresh fish and Italian dishes, it’s hard to make a choice, just consists of just a handful of streets around the Ditmar-
restaurant for those who can afford it and run by a very offerings to a few changing dishes - though you can always like in real life. Perhaps the best thing about Schönes Leben is it’s Koel-Straße in the Neustadt district that are home to over
charming man indeed, the Atlantic oozes sophistication and order the famous currywurst or ‘harbour schnitzel’. QOpen lovely design, with plenty of light, elegant wooden floors, pillars and a dozen Portuguese restaurants, bars and pastelarias.
yet retains an informal and relaxed atmosphere. The cuisine 10:00 - 23:00. furniture, and an inviting display of irresistible cakes. There’s also It’s the best place in Hamburg – some say in Northern
includes such fabulous sounding dishes as goose liver in a breakfast buffet every day, with a special brunch every Sundays. Europe – to sample authentic tapas, delicious fresh
caramelised apples and dessert nougat ravioli with sour ice Haerlin G-2, Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, MGänsemarkt, QOpen 09:00 - 23:00, Sun 10:00 - 21:00. seafood dishes and tasty Portuguese wines.
cream. Notable diners have included the Rolling Stones, who tel. 34 94 33 10,, www.hvj.
ate here every night when playing in the city. QOpen 12:00 - de. A classy silver service gourmet restaurant inside the Schlachterbörse Wolfgang Süße Kampstr. 42,
15:00, 18:00-23:00, Sun 18:00 - 23:00. A Raffles hotel that sets the standard in high living and fine MFeldstr., tel. 43 65 43, Italian favourites with southern flair. Unusually, the kitchen is
dining. Food includes the chef’s famous lamb dishes, fillet This restaurant may just provide some of Hamburg’s best open all afternoon and until midnight, so you can eat when you
Au Quai A-4, Große Elbstr. 145b-d, MKönigstr., tel. 38 soul, lobster and rhubarb tart. There are over 1,500 wines meat. The menu is full of various steaks and filets in all sizes want. The food and wine attract the rich and famous, so they’re
03 77 30, fax 380 377 32, INFO@AU-QUAI.COM, www. to choose from as well. Painfully expensive but worth every and varieties. Order a dish for two, or enjoy a single (large) certainly good enough for you QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. Having once served in Hamburg’s port as a penny if you can afford it. QOpen 18:00 - 23:00. Closed portion. Appetisers are equally rich and delicious. Not for the
refrigerated warehouse, Au Quai now serves to please. Head Mon, Sun. AE light of heart or those worrying about their heart, but for all Pane e Tulipani H-3, Klosterwall 23, tel. 80 60 16 88,
Chef Danny Riewoldt has created a delightful menu, including others - dig in. QOpen 16:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. A The striking white interior alone,
favourites such as grilled tuna with Asian-inspired vegetables Knuth A-2/3, Große Rainstr. 2, MAltona, tel. 46 00 87 with dozens of chandeliers hanging from the high ceilings,
and varieties of homemade ice cream. On a warm evening 08, fax 46 00 87 01. Hidden behind the Mercado shopping Turnhalle St. Georg H-2, Lange Reihe 70, MSt. Georg, tel. makes visiting this Italian restaurant worthwhile. And then we
take advantage of their Elbe terrace. Q Open 12:00-22:30, area, Knuth offers breakfast, lunch and dinner served by 28 00 84 80,, It haven’t even mentioned the food, the wines and the desserts.
Sat 18:00-22:30. Closed Sun. PAB attractive, friendly staff. Patrons range from retirees working is hard to believe this chic restaurant was at one time a sports hall. A top quality experience for a very reasonable price. QOpen
on crossword puzzles to hipsters taking a coffee break. The However, the gymnastic rings and other equipment serve to remind 12:00 - 01:00, Sat 18:00 - 01:00. Closed Sun.
Cox H-2, Lange Reihe 68, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 24 restaurant is large but seats can be scarce. A variety of soups its patrons. The lunch menu is limited to pizzas and a few choice
94 22, fax 280 50 902, With
changing daily lunch and evening menus, this lovely restaurant
and ciabatta sandwiches are worth a small wait, though.
QOpen 09:00 - 23:00, Sun 10:00 - 23:00. GB
entrees. Dinner, however, provides an extensive, tasty menu and
a worthwhile scene. QOpen 09:30 - 02:00. P Spanish
with shades of pastel yellow and white tablecloths attracts a Altamira Bahrenfelder Str. 331, MOttensen, tel. 85
Louise Maria-Louisen-Str. 3, tel. 85 10 48 42, fax 85
media crowd who come to celebrate the chef’s cooking rather
than the décor. Very nouvelle cuisine, the food is reasonably 10 48 46. The atmosphere smacks of red velvet and light Iranian 37 16 00, fax 853 72 410, This
Spanish restaurant in Hamburg’s trendy Ottensen offers a
priced, which probably explains why the place is always full. gold hues at this restaurant located in Hamburg’s Winterhude OstWest G-3, Brandstwiete 36, MMeßberg, tel. 32 90 19 variety of salads and tapas that will also please vegetarians.
Booking in advanced is highly recommended. Q Open 12:00 district. Recommended is a schnitzel and an accompanying 51,, While named after the Altamira cave in northern Spain, the
- 15:00, 19:00 - 23:30. Sat, Sun 19:00 - 23:30 A glass of wine. Make sure to try a dessert to finish off the meal. de. Bright and modern with lots of gleaming chrome, dark wood cool interior reminds you of the modern Spanish world.
Staff is friendly and professional. Bus N°109 to Streekbrücke. and orange seating, the fare on offer here is a refreshingly different QOpen 18:00 - 23:00, Sun 17:00 - 23:00.
Eisenstein Friedensallee 5, MAltona, tel. 390 46 Q Open 12:00-15:00, 18:00-23:00; Sat, Sun 18:00-23:00. mix of international and Iranian food. A good spot for lunch, the
06, Named after Sergej
Eisenstein, the Russian director of Ivan the Terrible, the pizzas
Closed Tue PA menu includes steak, Asian finger food and an Iranian kebabs
(chelo kebap). There’s good coffee too, and thanks to its location Syrian
everything but terrible. Not to be compared with the likes of Mangold lokal D-E/2, Ölmühle 30, MFeldstr., tel. 27 just off the tourist trail you’ll almost always find the place blissfully Saliba A-1, Leverkusenstr. 54, MDiebstach, tel. 85 80
Italian or American pizza, these pizzas are thin-crusted and in a 86 02 48. Mangold sits at the entrance to Marktstrasse, empty of idiots. QOpen 11:00 - 23:00, Sun 11:00 - 16:00. A 71,, Delicious Syrian food
world of their own. Located in Ottensen’s Fabrik and in the area’s one of Hamburg’s more retro shopping streets. The menu abounds in this restaurant located in a renovated century-old
restaurant and bar centre, this restaurant is sure stay high on the
must-eat list. QOpen 11:00 - 01:00, Sun 10:00 - 01:00.
reflects the decor - simple and tasteful - and the prices are
surprisingly low. More importantly, the restaurant’s glass front Italian factory. The lights and mirrors will play with your eyes all night, but
don’t let them distract you from the food. People here are serious
provides patrons a window to the colourful goings-on of the Gallo Nero Sierichstrasse 46, MSierichstrasse, tel. 27 about their meals. QOpen 18:00 - 24:00. Closed Mon. P
Engel Anleger Teufelsbrück, tel. 82 41 87, www. area. QOpen 10:00 - 02:00. B 09 22 29,, Engel means “angel” and was perhaps
named for this restaurant’s breathtaking view of the harbour. Mess E-2, Turnerstr. 9, MFeldstr., tel. 43 41 23,
Run by a Sicilian, Gallo Nero serves delicate Italian specialities
including tuna carpaccio, ruccula-parmazan pizza and seafood Turkish
Select from a varied menu including tasty fish and meat, Utterly charming and risotto in the light and airy interior or on the garden terrace. Taxim Spritzenplatz 4, MAltona, tel. 439 39 18.
dishes. The restaurant is a small trek from the city centre most certainly not a mess at all, this cute little international There’s an enoteca too with over 160 wines - many of them Hamburg’s Turkish population can be proud of its spicy
(bus N°36/286 to Teufelsbrücke Fähre) but it is well worth the restaurant features lots of tucked away seating for the Sicilian - for tasting sessions or to take home. A short drive heritage at this Altona restaurant. Germans also have a good
scenic trip. QOpen 11:00 - 24:00, Sun 10:00 - 24:00. intimate shovelling in of quality nosh with a loved one. The northeast of the city centre. reason to become acquainted with Turkish delicacies at this
one English menu offers a choice of dishes from Irish oysters local favourite. Choose from a list of traditional dishes while
Filmhauskneipe Friedensallee 7, MAltona, tel. 39 90 to homemade tagliatelle with truffles. An impressive range of Il Girasole E-2/3, Kohlhöfen 6, MGänsemarkt, tel. 35 71 enjoying the colourful ambiance and equally entertaining
80 25. Be transported... sort of... to a Munich beer garden over 250 wines too. Q Open 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:00. 92 61. A small Italian restaurant specialising in fish with a small crowd. QOpen 16:00 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 11:00 - 24:00.
while seated outside this restaurant. A row of picnic tables Sat, Sun 18:00 - 23:00. A bar to the left, decoration is minimal, with wooden seating, candles
and stringed lights lend to the festive atmosphere, as well
as featured artists whose work lines the walls. The staff is Nil D-2, Neuer Pferdemarkt 6, MFeldstr., tel. 439 78
and sunflowers in season. From the look of it you’d probably walk
straight by, but Il Girasole is one of those places where people in Vegetarian
friendly and attractive and the tomato soup and large salads 23, Who would have thought an the know like to go. As well as fish, the reasonably priced menu Vegi Planet Rothenbaumchaussee 55, tel. 41 49 82
are delicious. If you feel like a movie, the Zeise-Kino cinema old shoe store would become a prime location. A young, hip also includes pizza, pasta, and steak. Q Open 12:00 - 15:00, 15. One could hardly imagine more (actually) appetising
is right next door. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00. B scene has settled into Nil. Patrons can choose from a St. 18:00 - 24:00, Sat, Sun 18:00 - 24:00. A vegetarians options. The veggie burger could even convince
Pauli or four-course menu or a la carte. Vegetarians also have beefeaters to stray... at least for one meal. In addition, there is
Goldfisch Isekai 1, MKellinghusenstr., tel. 57 00 options here. Perfect place to start the night, though there is Osteria Due G-1, Badestrasse 4, tel. 410 16 51, www.os- an organic supermarket including books and cosmetic. Staff is
96 90,, Goldfish no guarantee you will want to leave. QOpen 18:00 - 23:00, A charming yellow building near the Aussenalster not only animal-friendly, but greets all customers with a smile.
provides a view of one of the many canals meandering through Fri, Sat 18:00 - 24:00. Closed Tue. B lake holds this highly-regarded restaurant, serving traditional QOpen 09:00 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun.

Hamburg In Your Pocket November - December 2008


Aurel A-3, Bahrenfelder Str. 157, MAltona, tel. Bereuther Klosterallee 100, MHoheluf tbrücke,
Bars & Lounges 390 27 27. Sit back and enjoy a drink and the sun here. tel. 41 40 67 89, This somewhat BRICKS Tea Lounge Bar
Absinth Bar B-2, Max-Brauer-Allee 88, MAltona, tel. Tables are available on the street to allow you to take in hidden cocktail bar and restaurant is located on the
54 80 69 01,, www.absinth-bar. the laid back scene in Ottensen. There is also a caipirinha corner of Klosterallee next to one of Hamburg’s famous BRICKS F-3, Große Ble-
com. Once only legal in Spain and the Czech Republic, this happy hour that runs from 12:00-21:00 so be sure to canals. The chic interior gives it an impressive air and ichen, MJungfernstieg,
liquor has reemerged all over Europe with safer ingredients. take advantage of it. Q Open 12:00 - 03:00, Fri, Sat an extensive wine and Sekt champagne list will keep tel. 34 91 80. Communi-
Try the famed drink of Hemingway at this bar - carefully mix 10:00 - 05:00. B you fizzing for hours. Not many other bars in the direct cative, modern and fresh
the burning sugar with the alcohol before downing it and vicinity, so plan to enjoy the evening here. Q Open 18:30 but with classical Hanse-
frizzling some braincells. On the weekends enjoy the live Bar Eisenb er g E-F/2, Dragonerstall 15, - 02:00. Closed Sun. atic elegance that is the
music. QOpen 19:00 - 02:00. E MMessehallen, tel. 0173 921 60 12, w w new BRICKS Tea Lounge With lots of black and copper fittings Blaues Barhaus Große Brunnenstr. 55, MAltona, Bar located on the ground
Alster Cliff Fährdamm 13, MHallerstr., tel. 44 27 reminiscient of an old ice-cream parlour, Bar Eisenberg tel. 39 90 58 42, Happy Hour floor. Sink into one of our
19, Here you are also assured a doubles as a friendly cocktail bar during the week, packed is called blue hour at this bar/club and runs from 18:00 until cosy chairs and take in
stunning front row seat of the Alster. Perfect for a relaxing with creatives and musicians, and as a live music venue at least 22:00 most nights. Cocktails are only €5. Expect to the fantastic view to the
late afternoon beer and a little re-grouping before deciding at the weekends. Music varies from soul to what they call be surrounded by a hip, attractive crowd at this Ottensen Grosse Bleichen shopping
on a destination for later night activities. Expect to find the talents of the steam turbine and gas turbine systems bar. Staff is warm and service is quick so sit back and enjoy street. Lean back and taste
other tourists, but with equally good taste. Bus N°109 to school. Maybe lost in translation, maybe you know what a couple cocktails at a discount before the night gets going. one of our sixteen different
Alsterchaussee. QOpen 10:00 - 02:00. B they’re going on about. QOpen 18:00 - 01:00, Fri 18:00 QOpen 18:00 - 03:00. tea specialities accompanied by a tasty piece of cake,
- 04:00, Sat 21:00 - 05:00. Closed Sun. or come in the afternoon or evening when BRICKS Tea
Alsterperle Eduard-Rhein-Ufer 1, MUhlandstr., tel. Bolero A-3, Bahrenfelder Str. 53, MAltona, tel. 390 78 Lounge Bar is a favourite meeting place to mingle and
22 74 82 73, With a residence Bar Hambur g H-2, Rautenbergstr. 6-8, 00,, Not only does enjoy the different drinks and exquisite snacks. Here tradi-
directly on the Outer Alster, this waterside establishment MHauptbahnhof, tel. 28 05 48 80, ahoi@barhamburg. this bar have a happy hour daily from 17:00-19:00 when all tional bar culture is celebrated in a stylish atmosphere.
is perfect for a beer or some warm Glühwein after a stroll. com, With a drinks menu bigger cocktails are half price, but there is also a caipi hour from
Take in the neighbouring mansions and the handsome than a family Bible, Bar Hamburg is pure cutting edge. 23:00-01:00 when all varieties of caipirinhas are reduced in
runners that also appreciate an amazing view of Hamburg’s Ignore the Italian restaurant downstairs and take a seat price. There is also a variety of Mexican food to enjoy. The Dual Bar D-1, Schanzenstr. 53, MSternschanze, tel. 45
famed river. Bus N°6 to Mundsburger Brücke. Q Open in the bar, whose charming barmen conjour up a feast of mood is always light and don’t be surprised to see some 03 71 66,, With its
from 8:00. B delicious and fancy drinks from the usual array of cocktails happy dancers. QOpen 11:00 - 02:00. beautiful bartenders, cool decor and wide range of cocktails
to a fine selection of whiskey. A fine place to hang out with - including a long list of whiskey and malts - this loungey bar
Atlantic Bar H-2, An der Alster 72-79, MHauptbahnhof, lots of other beautiful people. QOpen 19:00 - 02:00, Fri, Christiansen’s C-3, Pinnasberg 60, MReeperbahn, tel. offers the best of all scenes. Get there early, secure a seat and
tel. 288 80. Straight out of the golden age of 1930s Hollywood Sat 19:00 - 03:00. 317 28 63,, www.christiansens. have a nice conversation with friends over a large cosmopolitan
movies the Atlantic Bar is an Art Deco masterpiece, harking de. Situated slightly out of sight from the nearby St. Pauli before the bar fills to capacity. DJs play a variety of music from
back to the days when staying in hotels was something to Bar Rossi C-1, Max-Brauer-Allee 279, MSternschanze, strip, the over 180 types of rum and whiskey here will leave Thursday to Saturday. QOpen from 10:00, Sun from 16:00.
look forward to rather than a necessary 21st-century chore. tel. 43 25 46 39, w w A largish any alcohol connoisseur satisfied. Expect a nice conversation
Find immaculate barmen dressed as penguins, shuffling Frankenstein’s monster of a box utilising the very best of with friendly staff (in English!) or perhaps a free massage if you Frank und Frei D-1, Schanzenstr. 93, MSternschanze, tel.
about the place and keeping the bar nibbles well stocked. auctioned lighting, mirror balls, sleek sofas and plenty of stop by on a Monday night. End the night admiring the array 43 48 03. A bit like a classic South London Victorian boozer, this
Staggeringly expensive, you do at least get free cabaret if vertical drinking space, Bar Rossi has the ability to transform of lights at the nearby harbour. QOpen 20:00 - 03:00, Fri place features lots of wood panelling, big ceiling fans and lots of
you choose the right time to pop in. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00, itself from a sad and empty bar into the liveliest place in 20:00 - 04:00, Sat 20:00 - 05:30. Closed Sun. bits and bobs stuck all over the walls. There are those who say
Fri, Sat 09:00 - 03:00. town in under 30 minutes. As with many bars in Germany that Hamburg is an English city, and it’s in Frank un Frei where the
the secret here is to not arrive too early. Get here before Ciu’ Die Bar G-2, Ballindamm 14/15, MJungfernstieg, two cultures meet rather nicely. Both a fine location to get utterly
12:00 and you’ll be disappointed. Get here any later than tel. 32 50 88 55,, sloshed on cold bottles of Flensburger or to take advantage
01:00 and you’ll be waiting until closing time to get served. Ciu’ boasts a worthwhile scene - both of the Binnenalster and of the all-you-can-eat €6.50 Sunday morning breakfast buffet.
QOpen 18:00 - 03:00, Fri, Sat 18:00 - 05:00. of some of the trendier people in Hamburg. A spacious set-up QOpen 10:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 04:00.
allows for audible conversation in between stealing glances.
Bedford D-2, Schulterblatt 72, MSternschanze, tel. The cocktail list comes in the form of a magazine and should Gr osse Fr eiheit 36 C-3, Gr osse Fr eiheit 36,
43 18 83 32. Located in the middle of a graffiti-splattered you have the time to read it, a new choice is likely to please. MReeperbahn, tel. 31 77 78 11, info@grossefreiheit36.
neighbourhood, Bedford resembles a classic German small- QOpen 15:00 - 01:00. de, For all those who grew up in
town bar commandeered by people in funny hats. Rough and the 1980s and have yet to leave the music behind - you have
ready, and extremely self-conscious about its image, you have Die Herr en Simpel D-1, Schulterblatt 75, found your home. Located on one of the most famous streets
to be a trifle conceited to enjoy drinking here, and you need to M Sternschanze, tel. 38 68 46 00, kontor@ near the Reeperbahn, this bar has music, alcohol and people
be extremely careful of the stairs to the toilets. It’s a bit like, Quiet looking to have fun. The lively scene makes it a great place
going for a piddle on a fishing boat. QOpen 10:00 - 02:00, and gentle with a vast picture of flowers behind the bar, this to start off. The scene outside is equally as lively. QOpen
Fri, Sat 10:00 - 04:00. is one of the more charming bars in an area filled with much 20:00 - 02:00. Closed Sun.
in the way of empty wackiness. As well as seating at the
front with big windows perfect for staring at the freaks in the Hans Alb er s-Eck D-3, Hans-Alb er s-Plat z 20,
street, there are areas out the back furnished with pick-and- MReeperbahn, tel. 31 36 14, www.hans-albers-eck.
Bar SáVánh mix chairs and tables that are ideal for serious sessions with de. Hans Albers, one of Hamburg’s famed singers, has found
friends. The music is a nice mix of ambient and stuff you’ll a home in a bar sitting, as Albers once crooned, “auf der
Bar SáVánh Neumühlen probably never hear again. QOpen 09:00 - 01:00, Fri, Sat Reeperbahn”, and reminds patrons of Hamburg’s port city
11, tel. 39 80 78 80, www. 09:00 - 04:00. flair. On weekends arrive early or be prepared to wait. A dance Not a place to floor and outdoor terrace provide options. QOpen 19:00 -
kick back and drink a beer in Die Welt ist Schön D-2, Neuer Pferdemarkt 4, 01:00, Thu 19:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 19:00 - 04:00. EB
your oldest clothes, rather MFeldstr., tel. 18 78 88, mail@dieweltistschoen.
this trendy bar is a prime net, The World is Beautiful Indochine Neumühlen 11, MGänsemarkt, tel. 39 80
time locale for Hamburg’s according to this bar - but a more appropriate name would 78 80, A small Asian-themed bar in
hip crowd. The view of the be Our clients are beautiful. During the happy hour from the basement of the Raffles Hotel, fabulously decorated
harbour is an added bonus to the scenery inside. Take 20:00-22:00, cocktails are served for only €5. The garden with rattan furniture, lots of red silk, old photographs of
advantage of the leather sofas and the great view and in- on the first of three floors and the roof deck also make Singapore and glass-topped tables filled with exotic spices.
dulge in a variety of cocktails. Bus N°112 to Lawaetzhaus. it a great choice on a nice summer night. Be pretty, be The favoured watering hole of the city’s 20-something A-list,
QOpen 12:00 - 24:00. 11:00 - 15:00 Sunday brunch happy. QOpen 20:00 - 02:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 20:00 - 04:00. cocktails include life-affirming mojitios and several interesting
© Hamburg Tourismus GmbH Closed Sun. B sake-based drinks. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00.

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Milk Bar Lounge F-2, Dammtordamm 2, MDammtor, Top of Town F-1/2, Marseillerstr. 2, MStephansplatz,
Casino Esplanade tel. 348 00 34, This trendy tel. 350 20. Ignoring the rather foolhardy attempt at proper Clubs
cocktail bar hosts an attractive scene after work due to its grammar, Top of Town is just that. In height anyway. The In the mood for dancing?
A palatial white building close proximity to the city centre. Grab a glass of wine or Radisson’s 26th-floor drinking hole wipes the floor with other
in the heart of Hamburg something more elaborate and enjoy the men and women bars with its view, a fact reflected in the painfully expensive Bar Morphine D-3, Seilerstr. 16, MSt. Pauli, tel. 33
is home to the new Spiel- dressed to impress. Take a stroll through Planten und Blomen drinks menu. But if you want to see just how beautiful 39 92 00,,
bank Casino Esplanade. and watch the sunset or grab a gourmet ice cream cone at Hamburg really is, you absolutely can’t top this one. QOpen For those who plan to stroll into the Fischmarkt at 06:00 on
Elegant classic architec- the park’s entrance. Or go home. Great to go for an after-work 21:30 - 04:00. Closed Sun. Sunday morning. This club does not even open its doors until
ture mixes with enter- cocktail. QOpen 15:00 - 02:00. B (earliest) midnight. However, there is never a lack of people
tainment here, and you Tower Bar (Hotel Haf en Hambur g) D-E/3, rushing in when they do open. The décor is equally packed
too are invited to come Nullviernull (040) Methfesselstr. 65, MLutterothstr., Seewartenstr. 9, MLandungsbrücken, tel. 31 11 35 (think purple and mirrors). DJs keep the music playing and the
enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Hamburg’s casino. tel. 43 28 28 43. This bar gets its name from Hamburg’s 24. This bar provides one of the best (and highest) views people dancing. Good choice after a few more laid-back bars
Whether you prefer Roulette, Black Jack or Poker, you’ll have phone code. Local Eimbüttelers frequent this narrow bar of the harbour and has become something of a sightseeing in the area. Q Open Fri 01:00-08:00, Sat 24:00-08:00.
plenty of chance to play your favourite game at one of 18 often to take in soccer matches. The bar itself is somehow ritual for visitors. Local Hamburgers delight in showing
tables. Or have a go at one of the 150 gaming machines, Berlinesque and the people too: they are content with what off the Elbe’s activity. Drinks are slightly overpriced and Drafthouse D-3, Hans-Albers-Platz 15, MReeperbahn,
operating daily from noon to 04:00. Relax with friends at the they are doing and don’t scan the people coming through rather froufrou, for lack of a better word. No beer here. The interior is a mixture of American
bar, marvel at the sunset views from the balcony terrace, the door. There is a style to this bar all on its own. QOpen Expect bright colours and fruit-adorned glasses. The souvenirs, including western memorabilia, longhorns, old
and start off the night at the Tarantella restaurant (open 20:00 - 02:00. view at night is, however, worth a cocktail or two. QOpen advertisements and most importantly Mr. Ed - the talking horse.
from noon to midnight, weekends till 01:00). 18:00 - 02:00. Live music begins at 21:00 and runs the spectrum, but focuses
Pony Bar F-1, Allende Platz 1, MStephansplatz, tel. 428 mostly on country music and rock. Up to 600 guests can fit into
Casino Esplanade, Stephansplatz 10, Hamburg, 38 78 95, Refreshingly tatty and full of ex Turmbar F-1, Rothenbaumchaussee 2, MDammtor, this rodeo so be prepared to meet your neighbour. QOpen students still undecided as to whether to start a revolution tel. 44 45 67,, This 19:00 - 01:00, Thu 19:00 - 02:00, Fri 19:00 - 04:00. E
or a web design company, Pony Bar features 1970s furniture tower-like structure does not strike one at first glance as
that’s seen more bums than a New York soup kitchen, table a bar - it served as a bunker during WW II. However, after Mandalay D-2, Neuer Pferdemarkt 13, MFeldstr., tel. 43
Jahreszeiten Grill G-2, Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, football and a wallpapered DJ booth. QOpen 09:00 - 03:00, walking up a long, wide spiral ramp that once provided shelter 21 49 22, For loud popular music and
MGänsemarkt, tel. 34 94 33 12. More of a restaurant Sat 12:00 - 03:00, Sun 14:00 - 03:00. during air raids, you can enjoy a drink knowing that you have little conversation try this bar/club located in Sternschanze.
than a bar as testified by the €23 business lunch, much of also discovered Hamburg history. QOpen 19:00 - 01:30, People are young and likely to dance, perhaps even with you.
the décor in this wonderful Art Deco room is original and Rehbar Ottenser Hauptstr. 52, MAltona, tel. 99 99 Fri, Sat 19:00 - 03:00. Expect little personal room on weekend nights. A good choice
dates from 1929. As for drinking here, it doesn’t come cheap, 22 09, A nice combination of Hamburg’s after a few drinks or a dull date. DJs spinning on Thu from 22:00
but is worth every penny for the experience. A great place down-to-earth crowd and those looking for a scene. The bar Yoko Mono E-2, Marktstr. 41, MFeldstr., tel. 43 18 and Fri/Sat from 23:00. Q Open Tue-Sat from 20:00.
to start off the evening with a cocktail before moving on to offers its own beer: Rehbier. Small meals can also be shared. 29 91, A small bar for the city’s
somewhere that stays open a little later. Q Open 12:00 - Grab a table and catch up with an old friend while keeping an underground set featuring DJs and/or live music every night, Nouar B-2, Max-Brauer-Allee 275, MHolstenstr., tel.
14:30, 18:00 - 23:30. eye out for something more. The area has plenty to offer if this is just like something you’d find in East Berlin. Full of 430 89 49,, Decorated
something more should come along. QOpen 11:00 - 01:00, colourful bohemian types, many of who appear to have lost with a variety of stringed lights, this is a popular late night
Juli C-1, Schulterblatt 114, MSternschanze, tel. 43 Sat, Sun 10:00 - 01:00. the way, there’s a pool table, strange music bellowing out of hang-out for a young, energetic crowd. On weekend nights
21 46 96,, the loudspeakers and stacks of fliers full of information about be prepared for a line at the door, but once inside you can
Delight in a light atmosphere full of smiling people who Seis-Bar A-2/3, Kleine Rainstr. 11, MAltona, tel. 46 where to find more of this kind of thing in the city. QOpen rest easily on those pressed next to you. Lively music and
look content with life and aim to counteract the image 00 89 11,, If tiring 10:00 - 03:00. dance abound. QOpen 18:30 - 04:00, Fri, Sat 15:00 - 06:00.
of stiff, introspective Germans. Not sold? Than stop by of German beer and wine, stop by this bar for a caipirinha or Closed Sun. E
perhaps for the 1960s-inspired interior, the relatively another tasty cocktail. The crowd is diverse and the area is Zoe II D-2, Neuer Pferdemarkt 17, MFeldstr.. Reminiscent
inexpensive drinks, the attractive staff or patrons. Still full of other bars should you be less than thrilled. However, of an old Berlin lounge, Zoe has found a home and a following
not sold? Than you do not deser ve to enjoy this bar. strong drinks might be a reason to stay longer than expected. in the Schanze district. The bar is full of worn furniture, young
Food is also available. Q Mon - Fri from 10:00, Sat, QOpen 17:00 - 01:00. patrons, and above all else smoke. However, should you be
Sun from 11:00. able to survive the atmosphere, you can expect to enjoy
Strandperle Am Schulberg, tel. 880 11 12. Where cheap local beer and an intimate conversation with your
La Paloma D-3, Friedrichstr. 11, MReeperbahn, tel. there is a view, there is a bar. And Hamburg locals, as well friends and perhaps with those on the couch next to you.
31 45 12. Located in the heart of the Reeperbahn area, this as tourists, will take advantage of this fact, weather allowing QOpen 20:00 - 04:00.
bar is rarely without a line. Be prepared to wait for a while on (though weather is debatable). Order a coffee or beer and
weekends especially. However, an early arrival will allow you to
enjoy the suggestive art and the colourful and mixed patrons
relax. No scene to evaluate or crowd to impress, just a great
view of the Elbe and some time to appreciate it. Bus N°36 to Beer gardens
that will file in later in the evening. Two beers on tap and plenty Liebermannstrasse. QOpen 12:00 - 23:00. B Hadley’s Beim Schlump 84a, MSchlump, tel. 450 50
of cocktails will keep you happy. QOpen 19:00 - 01:00, Thu, 75,, A perfect
Fri 19:00 - 02:00, Sat 19:00 - 04:00. Summum Bonum D-2, Neuer Pferdemarkt 17, MFeldstr.. place to spend your Saturday afternoon. Pretend you are in
A superb open plan bar with huge flaking walls, over two dozen a Biergarten in the south of Germany… or at least outside
Le Ciel H-2, An der Alster 52-56, MHauptbahnhof, large sofas of varying designs to sit on, a clientele made up drinking beer. They serve drinks and small meals, but best of
tel. 21 00 10 70,, of local characters, lawyers, students and other suspicious all is the terrace. Make sure to take advantage of the summer Industrial chic on the ninth floor of the characters, and delightful student barmaids. Always packed, weather. QOpen 10:00 - 24:00, Sun 11:00 - 24:00. B
Le Royal Meridien hotel featuring lashings of modern art, booze is of the bottled beer or cocktail variety, or there’s a
a bizarre mix of frumpy hotel guests and trendy locals,
classic 90s disco hits and more cocktails than Molotov
limited range of wine and some very good coffee. A great
atmosphere. QOpen 12:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 04:00. Casinos
on a bad day. Take away the view and you’re not left with Casino Esplanade F-2, Stephansplatz 10, tel. 334 73
much, so thank heavens it’s such a good one. Q Open The Academy D-3, Hans-Albers-Platz 15, MReeperbahn. 30, A palatial white building
06:30 - 02:00. Becks, Erdinger, Kilkenny, Guinness, Murphy’s red or stout in the heart of Hamburg houses this new casino. Roulette,
pour from the taps here and an assortment of whiskeys Black Jack or Poker can be played at 18 tables, and there
Marktstube E-2, Marktstr. 119, MFeldstr., tel. 43 are also available. Expect live music and mixed company at are 150 gaming machines, operating daily from noon. You
09 90 82. This bar is almost as cool as the area around this lively bar - particularly on the nights that the Rockhouse can start off the night at the Tarantella restaurant (open from
it. Patrons are hip without trying to be - if that is possible. Brothers perform. Most bands cover an array of oldies but noon to midnight, weekends till 01:00), relax at the bar, and
Atmosphere is relaxing, as is the leather-upholstered goldies. Arrive early to secure a seat. Opens at 14:00 for the marvel at the sunset views from the balcony terrace. Dress
furniture. Begin the evening with a drink at this local favourite. World Cup. QOpen 19:00 - 01:00, Thu 19:00 - 02:00, Fri, up and bring ID. Q Open 15:00 - 04:00, gaming machines
QOpen 20:00 - 02:00. Sat 19:00 - 03:00. E from 12:00. Admission €2. Sco

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r4rules! @ Riff enjoyable evening. Space is limited, but don’t fret if you
arrive late; standing somehow adds to the intimacy of the Main sights Tourist information
experience. The website lists the full program. QOpen Fernsehturm E-1, Lagerstraße 2-8, MSternschanze.
Kattjahren 1a, Marktplatz, 20:30 - 01:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Sun. E Built between 1965 and 1968 from reinforced concrete and Tourist Information Office H-2/3, Hauptbahnhof,
Hambur g Volksdor f (U1 opened on May 1, 1968, the 279.2 metre, 43,000 tonne MHauptbahnhof, tel. 30 05 13 00,
U-Bahn), Hamburg’s excellent tourist information
Every Thursday the r4rules! Pubs Fernsehturm (also known as the Heinrich-Hertz-Turm after
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, the Hamburg-born physicist and offices can be found in the main station (east exit, Kirch-
Club at Riff offers an alternative London Pub D-3, Hans-Albers-Platz 18, MReeperbahn, discoverer of electromagnetic waves). Once the proud home enallee) as well as at the airport (open 06:00-23:00) and
to mainstream nightlife options tel. 31 64 57, The music can vary of a lofty observation platform and restaurant the tower is in the city centre at St. Pauli Landungsbrücken (between
in town, with concerts and club from heavy metal to The Beatles at this small British pub currently closed to visitors. QOpen 10.00 - 23.00. bridges 4 and 5, open 08:00-19:00; Mon, Wed, Sun until
events for all styles and cultures. The programme is situated directly on the Reeperbahn. The interior is dark, 18.00) and at Dammtor station (open 08:00-19:45, Sat
usually a mix of good music: rock, reggae, elektro, punk, and on weekends try to arrive early to avoid a line. During Rathaus G-3, Rathausmarkt 1, MRathaus, tel. 31 10:00-16:00, Sun closed). They deal with general en-
funk... as long as it’s authentic and fun. Add some artists, the earlier hours a seat is easy to secure and a conversation 24 70, Currently the city’s quiries as well as hotel reservations, tickets for events,
performers and other clubs and you have r4rules! enjoyable... unless the heavy metal blasts. There is a large sixth town hall, Hamburg’s newest seat of government took package tours, hand out maps and useful brochures, and
screen TV which will air the World Cup. And as a bonus, the eleven years to build and was completed in 1897. With a sell the Hamburg Card. You can also call - the phone is
bathrooms were surprisingly clean. QOpen 16:00 - 04:00, neo-Renaissance exterior and an interior of mixed styles, manned from 09:00-19:00, Sun closed. QOpen 08:00
White Lounge Barmbeker Str. 2, MBorgweg, tel. Fri, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 04:00. including a number of fountains built to celebrate the health - 21:00, Sun 10:00 - 18:00.
40185919,, Hamburg’s citizens. Much of the interior is open to the public, They were not joking when they named Molly Malone D-3, Hans-Albers-Platz 15, MReeperbahn, but there’s generally usually something closed off due to an
this designer bar. Apart from some green accents, the tel. 31 79 15 63. Enjoy a beer or cocktail at this Irish pub. A official function. To get the most out a visit, a guided tour is Bismarckdenkmal E-3, MSt. Pauli. Test your knowledge
lighting and the drinks and food, everything here is devoid of range of talented (and less talented) musicians play a mixture highly recommended. QOpen 08:00 - 18:00. of German history with a visit to the Bismarck memorial,
colour - leaving it up to you and your friends to paint the night of rock and folk music. Even those that cannot sing particularly located in the Alter Elbpark overlooking the harbour. The
the way you like it. The restaurant section has a kaiten belt well are entertaining though. The mood is light and in between Speicherstadt G-3, MMeßberg. The world’s biggest 34-meter granite statue was built between 1903 and
rolling fresh sushi and tapas around the diners, while there are sets a lively conversation is possible. QOpen 19:00 - 01:00, warehouse complex is an awesome hotchpotch of waterways, 1906 and honours the late German Chancellor, Otto von
several other funky spaces for lounging with a drink - including Thu 19:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 19:00 - 04:00. E cobbled streets and red brick Hanseactic buildings dating Bismarck.
a terrace with views over the Osterbek canal. QOpen 12:00 from 1885 to 1927. Originally built between 1885 and 1888
- 01:00, Sat 16:00 - 01:00, Sun 18:00 - 01:00. Murphy’s D-3, Friedrichstr. 24, MReeperbahn. Feel as if at the cost of 20,000 people’s homes, as well as housing Blankenese . You may have already heard that Hamburg
you have been transported back to the Emerald Isle, except some of the best museums in the city including its very own has the largest number of millionaires in any city in Germany.
Jazz clubs for the fact that you are smack in the centre of St. Pauli. English
is not a foreign language in this bar. Frequented by tourists
Speicherstadt Museum, Speicherstadt (“Warehouse City”)
is currently undergoing massive development work and is
Now see where they live. Take a ride along the Elbe north into
the area called Blankenese and admire the homes and the
Birdland Gärtnerstr. 122, MHoheluftbrücke, tel. 40 and expats, this bar has live music and a wide selection of fast becoming the number one trendy place to be, with lots view from the river’s banks. Restaurants and cafes line the
52 77,, www.jazzclub- beers. Bartenders are friendly and frequently involved in the of new six-figure apartments and swanky bars. You can take area so there is no need to go hungry. The small sign announcing Birdland is easy on-going scene. One even took to the microphone when we a boat tour around the complex.
to miss. Once inside, however, the talented musicians and visited. No cover charge. QOpen 19:00 - 01:00, Thu 19:00 Deichstraße, MRödingsmarkt. Deichstraße, the old
relaxed atmosphere predominate and make for a thoroughly - 02:00, Fri, Sat 19:00 - 04:00. E
Places of interest merchant street displays the varying styles of old Hamburg
architecture. Some residences date back to the eighteenth
Alsterarkaden F / G-3, An der Kleinen Alster, century. Surprisingly, the street has maintained its quaint
MJungfernstieg. After the great fire of Hamburg in 1842 the character over the centuries. A few new restaurants have
architect Alexis de Chateauneuf (1799 - 1853) designed and popped to add a culinary twist to the old area.
built this charming little riverside arcade, inspired by the very
best of Venetian architecture. The leading example of what Feuerschiff Vorsetzen, MBaumwall, tel. 36 25 53,
became known as post-fire architecture, the arcade stands This old English fireship once
exactly as it did when it was built, and features both shops and served as a floating lighthouse. It now serves its patrons as
outdoor cafés that offer a great opportunity to sit and bask a pub, restaurant and hotel. The red ship has become part of
with the sight of the Rathaus just over the water. the harbour’s scenery and is a great tourist stop.

Alter Elbtunnel D-4, MLandungsbrücken. Ever wonder HafenCity G-3, Messberg,,
how people travel back and forth across the harbour? Four large Visit one of Europe’s largest urban
elevators inside the dome-shaped building at Landungsbrücken development plans. The southern side of the city centre
travel 24 meters below the Elbe to ferry people and cars back is currently undergoing a transformation of sor ts. Old
and forth. The tunnel was created in 1911 and still serves its warehouses are being renovated as office buildings to provide
original purpose. Free for pedestrians. Q Open 24hrs, Mon-Fri a new location for Hamburg’s expanding economy. A cruise
05:30-20:00, Sat 05:30-16:00 for cars. port has also been established.

Außenalster H-1, MDammtor. Hamburg’s Außenalster Hambur ger Haf en D/E-4, Landungsbrücken,
announced its presence as early as the thirteenth century MLandungsbrücken. Hamburg is known as one of the
and has long become one of the defining sights of the largest harbours in Europe, but its size does not dwarf its
city. There is even a “Alsterwasser” drink named after it. beauty. Stop by during the day and take a harbour tour or later
On a nice day the river (note that it is not a lake) is full of in the evening to watch the docks and ships light up the sky.
sailboats, canoes and paddleboats. The parks surrounding Over 800 years old, the Hafen still creates a buzz in Hamburg,
it provide all visitors with a beautiful view of the water from especially when the Queen Mary II sails into town.
land. Take advantage of a guided tour of the river and its
connecting canals. Hans Hummel Figures . Throughout the city centre you
will notice statutes of men carrying buckets. They are all
Binnenalster G-2, MJungfernstieg. The smaller of varying artists’ renditions of Hans Hummel - Hamburg’s famed
Hamburg’s two Alsters, this body of water forms the centre water carrier. Hans Hummel was actually named Johann
of the inner city. Famed hotels, businesses, and restaurants Wilhelm Bentz and lived in Hamburg from 1787 until 1854.
run along the water’s edge. The Kennedy and Lombard The children of the city would scream „Hummel, Hummel“
bridges separate the Inner from the Outer Alster and provide when they saw him and he would retort „Mors, Mors.“ It has
© Hamburg Tourismus GmbH a great view of both. since become a famous dialogue in Hamburg.

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Krameramtsstub en E-3, Krayenkamp 10/11,

Speicherstadtmuseum Museums Hamburg à la CARD MRödingsmarkt, tel. 428 41 23 60. Directly translated,
Afghan Museum F-4, Am Sandtorkai 32, MMeßberg, the name means “shopkeeper office flats“. This historic area
A “hands-on” museum! Grippers, bales of rubber, coffee- tel. 37 82 36,, www. If you’re planning to make right outside St. Michel dates back to the 17th century. Today
sacks, sampling implements: The Speicherstadtmuseum Started by a native Afghani to the most of your stay in small restaurants and souvenir shops fill the old buildings. One
is located on two floors of a red-brick warehouse that is remind himself and his friends of what life was like before Hamburg, you can’t go with- Hamburg CARD of the buildings has been restored as a museum and is open
over a hundred years old (in the authentic surroundings of the 1979 Soviet invasion, this extraordinary little museum is out the Hamburg CARD. 3-Tage-Karte | 3-Day-Ticket
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the dockland warehouse district in the former free-port) packed with recreations of ordinary Afghan life and culture as Offering free use of public
where typical goods and tools collected from traditional well as some exquisite examples of silverware and musical transport, free or reduced Datum | Date
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10, w w w.k The
warehouse district are exhibited. Further topics are the place of the usual sterile museum café. QOpen 10:00 and many other reductions, it can help save money while concentration camp Neuengamme was created by the Nazis
coffee- and tea-trading. The engaging and interactive - 17:00. Admission €3/2,50. Children 1,50. enjoying all that Hamburg has to offer to the full. in 1938 as a work camp. An exhibit and memorial have since
exhibition emphasises the skills and ingenuity of the The Hamburg CARD includes unlimited travel on HVV been erected to remind us of the atrocities of the Second World
work of warehousemen. BallinStadt Veddeler Bogen 2, MVeddel, tel. 31 97 91 public transportation in the Greater Hamburg Area, War and those who perished. Detailed directions can be found
The Museum offers expert guided tours in English, Ger- 60, At the opposite end of New York’s Ellis 10% discount on souvenir articles at the Central Station on the website or by calling. The exhibit is also in English and
man, Spanish and French. Island, the new BallinStadt ‘emigration city’ museum focuses on Tourist Information office, 10% discount from shopping guided group tours in English can also be arranged. QOpen
the mass emigration from Europe to the New World, when over 5 partners and 20% discount in 12 restaurants (on meals 09:30 - 16:00, Sat, Sun 12:00 - 19:00. Admission free.
Speicherstadtmuseum, St. Annenufer 2, tel. 32 million people left from Hamburg harbour. Texts, films, interactive and first drink, present the Hamburg CARD before order-
11 91, displays and original artefacts give insight in the passengers’ ing). You’ll also pay reduced prices for the Jasper airport Miniatur Wunderland F-4, Kehrwieder 2, MMeßberg,
Adult 3,00 € / Concessions 1,90 €QOpen 1 April to 31 circumstances and the facilities provided by the Hapag shipping shuttle bus, city sightseeing tours, walking tours, harbour tel. 300 68 00, There’s
October: Tue-Fri 10:00-17:00, Sat, Sun and holidays company. The museum also has the world’s most complete and Alster cruises, church towers, as well as discounts at nothing miniature about the queues waiting to get into this place.
10:00-18:00. 1 November to 31 March: Tue-Sundays emigration archive, with all departures between 1850 and 1934. some 110 places of interest, such as the city hall, plan- If you can be bothered to hang around, then expect the largest
10:00-17:00. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Admission €9.80. Hamburg CARD
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etarium, zoo, wax museum, Miniature Train Wonderland, H0 model railway layout in the world and lots of other models.

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The shop’s fun too, but only if you’re seven or a little bit sad.
Bucerius Kunst Forum G-3, Rathausmarkt 2, on standard prices in over 20 museums and at least 15% QOpen 09:30 - 18:00, Tue 09:30 - 21:00, Sat 08:00 - 21:00,
Chilehaus, MMessberg. Every tour of Hamburg will bring MRathaus, tel. 360 99 60, info@buceriuskunstforum. off last minute tickets at 16 theatres. Sun 08:30 - 20:00. Admission €10/7, children €5. Hamburg CARD
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you past this building. It was designed by the architect Fritz de, Founded by the Ebelin
Höger between the years 1922 and 1924. Over 4,8 million and Gerd Bucerius Zeit Foundation in 2002, the Bucerius €8, and is valid on the day indicated and from 18.00 of Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe H-3, Steintorplatz,
bricks went into its construction. The structure served as a Kunst Forum has already hosted some of the world’s premiere the previous day (with the exception of tickets purchased MHauptbahnhof, tel. 42 81 34 27 32, service@mkg-
sign of growth after World War I and miraculously survived art. Exhibits typically run for a three-month span and feature at HVV tickets machines and on buses). The three-day, Just keep your eye
World War II to serve as a sign of survival. in-depth portrayals of artists’ work or different time periods. ticket costs €18 and the five-day ticket €33; these out for a beautiful yellow building located outside the main
Exhibits and brochures are in English and German. QOpen are valid on the day of first use plus the following 2 or train station. It houses one of Europe’s renowned exhibits of
Landungsbrücken D/E-4, MLandungsbrücken. 11:00 - 19:00, Thu 11:00 - 21:00. Admission €5. Hamburg CARD
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4 days. The excellent-value group ticket is valid for up applied arts. Design, graphics and photography constitute

to 5 persons of any age and costs €11.80 for one day,
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Hamburg’s famed pier runs parallel to the Elbe along a the core of this museum’s exhibits. Unfortunately, texts are
700-meter stretch. It was initially erected in 1839 but saw Cap San Diego E-4, Überseebrücke, MLandungsbrücken, €29.80 for three days and €51 for five days. only in German. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 21:00.
many renovations due to fire and war. Today restaurants, tel. 36 42 09,, www.capsandiego. The Hamburg CARD is available at all Hamburg Tourist Closed Mon. Admission €8. Hamburg CARD
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souvenir shops and kiosks line the pier. You can also pick up de. Nestled into the Hamburg harbour is the Cap San Diego,
city bus tours and harbour tours here. one of the last classic cargo ships. It has come to be known as in various hotels as well as in youth hostels, at the Ham-

Peterstraße E-3, MSt. Paul. Actually a recreation of

the “white swan of the South Atlantic.” After almost 20 years of
travelling back and forth from Hamburg to South America, the
burg Transit Authority (HVV) Customer Offices, ticket
machines, in buses (though not the five-day ticket) and
something that never actually existed, Peterstraße was built Cap San Diego came to rest where you can find it today. QOpen through travel agents. You can also order the card by
Hamburg’s Art hall near
after the war as a way of remembering the past. Featuring 10:00 - 18:00. Admission €6. children €2,50. phone (tel. +49 40 300 51 300) or via
the central station is
some wonderful examples of both brick and half-timbered (at an extra fee).
a remarkable complex
houses, the buildings are copies of bourgeois residential City Model F-3, Wexstr. 7, MGänsemarkt, tel. 428 40 21 Visit any Hamburg tourist office for more informa-
of three buildings - two
property that were built in the city between 1610 and 1780 94. A fabulous little find this scale model of the city has yet to tion, or visit
h i s to r i c a l, o n e n e w
set in a pleasant, car-free part of the city. offer any information in English but is well worth the visit. Much - holding an eclectic
more interesting than the city’s model museum, this architect’s collection of art, from
Reeperbahn D-3, MReeperbahn. While Hamburg’s dream creation is a massive recreation of the city and is extremely Hambur ger Kunsthalle Glockengießer wall, old masters via 19th
Reeperbahn may not appeal to all visitors, you cannot visit useful if you get lost or need o know where just about anything is. MHauptbahnhof, tel. 13 12 00, www.hamburger- centur y ar t to fresh
the city without a quick stop. Famous for its red-light district, QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Sat, Sun 13:00 - 17:00. Free. Comprising of three buildings from 1869, modern works.
sex shops, entertainment, restaurants and bars, there is 1919 and 1997 and packed full of wonderful art from the
plenty to keep you occupied. At night the area lights up and German Customs Museum Alter Wandrahm 16, 14th century to the present day including some fine example Until 7 Dec
is full of locals and tourists. Don’t let its reputation scare MMeßberg, tel. 30 08 76 11, of work by Rembrandt, Renoir, Monet, Kokoschka, Klee and Carsten Nicolai. Anti
you though - it’s perfectly safe to stroll around, and there is Whatever you do, don’t ask the man in the hut outside for some fine examples of Picasso’s early Cubist works. There’s Reflex
something for everyone. directions. He’s a dummy, and the first of many exhibits this a great bookshop to, temporary shows, and, somewhat Gallery of Contemporary
fascinating museum has in store. Split into two main sections surprising, and underground car park. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00, art
Trostbrücke G-3, MRödingsmarkt. Hamburg has more the museum focuses on Germany’s modern-day fight against Thu 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Mon. Admission €8,50. Hamburg CARD
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bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined due to its smuggling and counterfeiting as well as offering an insight into Until 11 Jan 2009
extensive canal system. The Trost Bridge symbolizes the the history of German border control. It sounds terrible, but Hamburgmuseum E-3, Holstenwall 24, MSt. Pauli, Max Ernst. Une semaine de bonté
oldest connection between the Episcopal Old City and the this really is a great museum. Highly recommended. QOpen tel. 42 81 32 23 80,, www. Gallery of Contemporary art
earl-led New City. Originally built in wood in the thirteenth 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon. Free. An impressi ve building wi th a
century, it was rebuilt in 1881 to last. lighthouse-like tower perched on the roof is home to the Until 18 Jan 2009
Hamburg Dungeon F-4, Kehrwieder 2, MMeßberg, Museum for Hamburg History. Focusing on the development From Leonardo to Piranesi
tel. 30 05 15 55, Part of the of the city and its harbour, everyday life and culture, it has a Italian drawings from 1450 to 1800
ever-growing global Dungeon franchise, if you’ve ever visited great collection of artefacts, scale models, house interiors
one of the other places you’ll know exactly what this place is and even the complete facade of the 1605 St. Petrichurch, Hamburger Kunsthalle , Glockengießerwall, about. Why anyone would want to queue for three hours and
pay €15 only to be scared or bored is a mystery but there you
all illustrating the spectacular rise of Hamburg. Regular
special exhibitions are held on topics related to the city.
tel. 428 13 12 00, www.hamburger-kunsthalle.
de.QOpen 10:00-18:00, Thu 10:00-21:00, Mon closed.
go. Check the website for more information. QOpen 10:00 - QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission €6/4, more for special exhibitions. Hamburg CARD
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Planetarium Hindenburgstraße 1b, Stadtpark,

BallinStadt Emigration City Visit the St. Nikolai Mahnmal MLattenkamp, tel. 42 88 65 20, www.planetarium- Established in 1930, Hamburg’s Planetarium
St. Nikolai Memorial St. Nikolai Mah-
nmal E-4, Willy-
is one of the oldest in the world. It is located in the centre
a reminder of the destruction of the city park in an old water tower. The planetarium offers
Brandt-Strasse shows, lectures, concerts and exhibits. Headsets with English
of the Second World War 60, MStadthaus- text available. QOpen , Mon, Tue 09:00 - 17:00, Wed 09:00
brücke, w w w. - 21:00, Thu 09:00 - 21:30, Fri 09:00 - 21:45, Sat 12:30 -
Enjoy the view from Hamburg´s mahnmal-st- 21:30, Sun 10:00 - 19:00. Admission €7,50. Hamburg CARD
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highest church tower, using the

glass panorama elevator to get buil t as a chapel Spicy’s Gewürzmuseum F-4, Am Sandtorkai 32,
to the 76 metre high viewing in 1195 dedicat- MMeßberg, tel. 36 79 89, A deliciously
platform. ed to th e patron fragrant affair and reputed to be the only one of its kind in the
sain t of sail ors, world, this small museum is packed with good things, tracing
The exhibition in the documenta- th e St. Ni ch olas the history of the city’s shipping trade through the world of
tion centre tells the story of church was dam- spice. Find lots of reconstructions of old spice shops, harbour
the St. Nikolai church and aged three times scenes, grinding equipment and much more. QOpen 10:00
Hamburg´s destruction in the b y li gh tnin g an d - 17:00. Admission €3. children €1.
fire s b e fore t h e
Second World War. 19th century neo- U-Boot U-434 I-4, Versmannstr. 23c, MSteinstraße,
gothi c s tru c ture Feel like you have entered an espionage film
Open: 10.30 – 17.30 was damaged by bombs and fire in 1943. The church while aboard this submarine. Then imagine being one of 78
Admission: combi ticket: € 3,50 was left as an impressive memorial to the destruction Russian crewmen who used it for reconnaissance purposes -
reduced 2,80, children 2,- of war, with just the battered tower standing. When you might begin to feel some claustrophobia. QOpen 10:00
finished in 1874, the 147m-high tower was the high- - 18:00, Fri, Sat, Sun 09:00 - 19:00. Admission €8.
Mention the password „Gomorrha“ est building in the world (it’s currently the 4th highest
when buying a ticket, and you‘ll church tower), and recently a glass elevator has been
travel at the reduced fee. installed, zipping visitors up to the viewing platform at Churches
Hamburg has a fabulous new attraction: The BallinStadt 76m high. The exhibition in the crypt details the history St. Jacobi Jacobikirchhof 22, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 303
Emigration City – a place where you can relive history! On St. Nikolai Memorial of the church and the wartime destruction of Hamburg. 73 70, Visit to see the world famous
July 4th 2007 the interactive exhibition opened its doors Willy-Brandt-Straße 60, Q Open 10:30-17:30. Admission €3,50/2,80, chil- organ here. Built in 1693, the organ has 60 registers and
in Hamburg. On the historical grounds where Albert Ballin, Hamburg, tel. 37 11 25 dren €2. Tickets valid both for exhibition and viewing almost 4,000 pipes. Tours are offered every Thursday at
General Manager of the shipping company HAPAG, built platfrom. Hamburg CARD
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mass accommodation for the many thousands of people on Sunday at 10:00. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Sun.
who were arriving in Hamburg at the turn of the 20th
century to wait for the departure of their ships. For over Museum für Völkerkunde F-1, Rothenbaumchaussee
5 million emigrants who left Europe between 1850 and 64, M Haller str, tel. 018 05 30 88 88, w w w.
1939 Hamburg was the gateway to the world. BallinStadt is The Museum for Ethnography was
dedicated to them. In exact replicas of three of BallinStadt’s founded in 1879 and has become one of the largest of its kind in
buildings with living and sleeping quarters visitors can relive Europe. It holds over 350,000 objects, and documents the art and
every stage of emigration - from departure, the crossing, cultural history of humans. The museum shop and restaurant offer
the arrival in New York and the emigrants’ final home. The pleasant interruptions during your visit. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00,
outstanding “edutainment” exhibition contains original Thu 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Mon. Admission €10.
documents and artefacts as well as numerous interactive
exhibits that enable visitors to immerse themselves in Museumshafen Oevelgönne Anleger Neumühlen,
history and experience the world as it was in the days of tel. 419 127 61,
the emigrants. A particular highlight of the exhibition are
the passenger lists from 1850 to 1934. It is the largest
When a ship has run its course, there are few more desirable
places to retire than in this harbour. They call this museum a
ȼ¹ ” ˵ Ì ËÃÆ¿Ç
collection of passenger lists from emigrant ships in the harbour for old-timer ships. About twenty ships of all shapes,
world and therefore a unique genealogical source available sizes and nationalities have been renovated and now reside
at the BallinStadt family research centre. in the museum’s harbour.
BallinStadt, Veddeler Bogen 2, 040-319 79 1616,
open daily from 10am – 6pm. By ferry boat: St. Pauli Panoptikum D-3,
Landungsbrücken, jetty 10 every two hours from 10am- Spielbudenplatz 3, MSt.
6pm. By subway: S3/S31 Veddel. Hamburg CARD
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Panoptikum is th e old est
exhibition of wax figures in
Germany. Th e elab oratel y
Germany‘s oldest waxworks exhibition
decorated wax images of over
120 personalities from the world of culture, history and
entertainment have been admired by visitors for over 125
years. In addition to the images of present-day celebrities
Spielbudenplatz 3 Hamburg St. Pauli
you will find exhibits that are over 100 years old. QOpen
11:00 - 21:00, Sat 11:00 - 24:00, Sun 10:00 - 21:00. Tel: 040/310317 Fax: 040/512963
Admission €5, children €3. Hamburg CARD
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Hamburg In Your Pocket November - December 2008


St. Katharinen Katharinenkirchhof 1, tel. 30 37 47

30, The base of the spire Prototyp Sightseeing tours
of the mighty St. Katharinen Church is the oldest ‘preserved’ Alster Tour, MJungfernstieg, tel. 357 42 40. Pick
building in Hamburg. Originally built near the harbour in the One for the automobile lovers: a special and sleek exhibi- up the boat at Jungfernstieg and experience Hamburg’s
13th century, it served the shipbuilders and brewers living in tion about classic cars, rare racing cars and car curiosities, beauty from the water. The tour departs every 30 minutes
the district. The 15th-century nave was complemented by with a focus on Porsche and arranged around the themes and offers great views of Hamburg from the water. Some
a spectacular 115m-high Baroque spire in the 17th century. people, power and cars. The location is in a historic of the most spectacular homes are located on the Outer
During World War II, bombing destroyed everything but the building and the show is regularly updated and changed. Alster. During the warm summer months the boat’s roof
walls and afformentioned tower; the church was consequently There’s a bar and lounge area for relaxing after admiring comes off to showcase the weather. QOpen 10:00 - 18:00.
rebuilt and reopened in 1955. QOpen 10:00 - 17:00, Sat the fantastic cars. The well-designed Prototyp website is Admission €8/5. Hamburg CARD
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10:00 - 18:00, Sun 12:00 - 18:00.

Prototyp H-4, Lohseplatz 1a, tel. 39 99 69 68, www. Hamburg Light Tour, tel. 30 05 18 00, www.hummelbahn.
St. Michaelis Englische Planke 1a, MRödingsmarkt, 10:00-18:00 de. Enjoy the lights of the city on the city lights tour. This pricey
tel. 37 67 81 00, Hamburg’s main choo-choo train ride will give you a view of Hamburg’s worthy sights
protestant church is the third to be built on this site. The current including the banks of the Outer Alster, the light show in Planten un
beautiful beast is the work of Johann Leonhard Prey and Ernst University Fleamarket F-2, MDammtor, tel. 270 Blomen, the red-lit Reeperbahn, the magnificent harbour and the
Georg Sonnindates and dates from 1786, with two major 27 66, Take a Saturday morning to historic buildings of the city. Q Admission €13/8. Hamburg CARD
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20th-century reconstructions after a fire in 1906 and again stop by the university Flohmarkt for some older Hamburg
from the inevitable bombing during WWII. Dedicated to the memorabilia. The items range from used paperback novels Harbour tours D/E-4, MLandungsbrücken. Pick
archangel Michael, whose bronze figure guards the entrance, to hand-knit gloves and to what appears to be antiques. If up a Hafenrundfahrt from one of the many vendors at
the inside is fairly plain, with white and gold embellishments you take the time to look through some of the junk you might Landungsbrücken; departures are every 30 minutes. The
that give the interior an almost theatrical feel. The spire can be find something particular to Hamburg or to Germany that is tours will provide you with an overview of the goings-on in the
climbed and is worth the trip, and the church is also a popular worth taking home. Q Open Sat 08:00-16:00. harbour, an inside look at the Speicherstadt area and a brief
concert venue, boasting its own internationally renowned choir. tutorial in container ships. See also where the Queen Mary II
QOpen 09:00 - 20:00. Spire €3, children €2. Hamburg CARD

Weekly markets , w w w.hambur g-maga docks when she visits Hamburg. Ask for an English tourguide.
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st_wochenmaerkte-hamburg.htm. The “Hamburger QOpen 10:00 - 18:00. Admission €10.

insight into this life? St. Petri Mönckebergstr. 6, MRathaus, www.sankt- Wochenmärkte” occur each week in different parts of the First mentioned in a document dating from 1195 and city on different days. They typically offer fresh meats, fruits, Top-Tour Hamburg H-2/3, Hauptbahnhof, tel. 641 37
finding more or less its present shape and form around 1320, vegetables, cheeses, flowers and a wide variety of crafts 31, This double-decker tour the mammoth St. Petri is a classic Gothic design with three and gift ideas. Bring a basket and collect some tasty local bus runs every 30 minutes and gives you a good overview of naves and high, arched ceilings. Almost completely destroyed products. People are generally very friendly and will allow you Hamburg’s main attractions. A great way to become familiar during the Great Fire of 1842, St. Petri was rebuilt seven years to sample before purchasing. Notice: more than 50 markets with the city before deciding which are your must-sees. There
later and is more or less as it was before the disaster. The in town with changing opening times are both English and German tours available so check with the
inside is worth a look not least for what can only be described drivers to see when each will leave. Most depart from the main
train station. QOpen 09:30 - 17:00. Admission €14/7.
as a wholly awe-insipiring pulpit, as is a trip to the top of the
Parks & Gardens
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steeple which affords by far the best view of the city. The church
has a large modern organ, and free concerts are given every Ohlsdorf Cemetery, MOhlsdorf. This cemetery is the
Dialogue in the dark Wednesday at 17:00. QOpen 10:00 - 18:30, Wed 10:00 - largest in Europe and second in the world after Chicago’s.
19:00, Sat 10:00 - 17:00, Sun 09:00 - 21:00. The cemetery was designed as a park with 25,000 trees
Dialogue in the Dark and many other plants that make for a spectacular sight in
Dialogue in the Dark is located in
a historical building in Hamburg’s Markets spring. The graves are old and artistic and add to the park’s
overall beauty. QOpen 08:00 - 21:00.
Speicherstadt (warehouse district). Fish Market C-4, Große Elbstr. 137, MLandungsbrücken.
It offers the unique opportunity to One cannot visit Hamburg without making a stop at the famed Planten un Blomen F-1, St. Petersburgerstr. 28,
experience an exhibition in entirely Fischmarkt which began in 1703 and is one of Hamburg’s MStephansplatz, tel. 23 21 50, www.plantenunblomen.
dark rooms through which you are beloved traditions. While many aim to be there at the market’s Taking its name from the old Hamburg dialect
led by visually impaired guides. On opening straight from a night on the Reeperbahn, many also for plants and flowers this superb green paradise features a
your way through a park, a city, in stroll in after a good night’s sleep. There is music and food huge variety of trees, plants and flowers as well as a charming
the bar or during a boat trip those in the large hall, and stands offering fish, fruit and vegetables, Japanese garden. Massively popular during the summer, the
senses which are usually neglect- cheese, flowers and plenty of Hamburg souvenirs. QOpen park puts on events such as a daily water, music and light
ed are sharpened. Open Tue-Fri 05:00 - 09:30. show at 22:00 (also at 14:00, 16:00 and 18:00, but without
09:00-17:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-19:00, Mon closed. Please the lights). Also find an adventure playground to kid the
call tel. 0700 44 33 2000 to make a booking. children amused. Recommended. QOpen 07:00 - 23:00.
Dinner in the Dark – Test Stadtpark, MBorgweg. Hamburg’s summers are best
your taste buds enjoyed outdoors, and where better to play frisbee, bask
Enjoy a champagne reception in the sun or go for a stroll then the city park. You can rent
in our lobby and a seasonal paddleboats or canoes on the lake, enjoy one of the outdoor
four course set menu in com- cafés and beer gardens or head over to the playground.
plete darkness. Sharpen your
senses and test your table Tierpark Hagenbeck (Zoo) Lokstedter Grenzstr. 2,
manners. The price of €55 per person includes the recep- MHagenbecks Tierpark, If your
tion, a short guided tour through one room of our exhibition children need a break from old churches and other historic
and the set menu with table water. Please book in advance landmarks (or if you do) the zoo offers an enjoyable alternative.
at tel. 0700 44 33 2000. With over 2500 different animals, including elephants, apes and
giraffes, you will be entertained for hours. There is also a small
Dialogue in the Dark, Alter Wandrahm 4, 20457 petting zoo for children. Q Open: March to June: daily 09:00-
Hamburg, tel. 0700 44 33 2000, info@dialog-im- 18:00, July to August: daily 09:00-19:00, Sept. to Oct.: daily 09:00-18:00, Nov. to Feb.: daily 09:00-16:30, Christmas Eve and
© Hamburg Tourismus GmbH New Years Eve: 09:00-13:00 Admission €15/10. Hamburg CARD
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Whether you’re a hurried businessman with just hours to

spare, a weekend tourist with shopping and sights on your Harbour sights
mind, or a backpacker with time to spare, a visit to Hamburg
is most enjoyable when you plan ahead a little. Although much of the harbour is off-limits to casual
The Hamburg Tourismus Board has the following visitors, it’s possible to see plenty shipping-related
suggestions for you to fill one, two or three fan days in activities on short trips in and from the city centre. On
Hamburg, be it on land, around the harbour or on the water. dry land, the Speicherstadt is a great place to wander
For more information, click to and learn about the importance of warehouses for
the city’s economy. To see the city from the water,
visitors can also join one of many Alster Steamer
One-day programmes boat trips through the canals and harbours, or a trip
Maritime Hamburg that explores the modern harbour, passing massive
Start off with the Long Harbour Tour which departs from container ships.
the Landungsbrücken – call in advance to check if the tide
is right for the trip to go through the Speicherstadt. The
captain is your guide as you glide through the city for about
an hour. Then walk through the old Elbe tunnel under the Museum ships
Elbe to the shipyard island Steinwerder, where you can enjoy
the unique Elbe panorama with a view of the harbour quay, Two museum ships moored in central Hamburg merit
and the museum ships Michel and the Rickmer Rickmers. H.-J. Hettchen a visit.
Finally, head for the 132-metre-high tower of St. Michaelis,
the “Michel”, which is the landmark of the Hanseatic city. Its Hamburg would be nothing without its harbour. The shipping Cap San Diego
lookout point offers a marvellous view of Hamburg and the business has been very influential on the development of the Moored at the Überseebrücke quay, the Hamburg-built
harbour. If you did not pass through the Speicherstadt on
the harbour tour, you can admire the historical warehouses Two-day programme city, and still is the most important activity in town. And it’s still
booming - in 2006, Hamburg’s harbour had 134.900 tonnes
Cap San Diego freight ship from 1961 is the world’s
largest functional cargo museum ship, doing regular
on a walking tour instead of visiting the Michel. First day – Start off with the Alster steamer tour through of cargo turnover, more than double the amount of 1991. The day trips with passengers on board and even offering
the city’s canals or with a city tour on land. Next up is a visit switch that was made to container shipping in recent decades accommodation. You can tour the ship, visiting the cargo
Cultural Hamburg to one of the city’s many museums, where there’s bound has proved essential, as now 97% of all cargo passing through holds, loading gear, mooring and anchoring equipment,
Explore the Alster by steamer, taking you along numerous canals to be something to your liking on Hamburg’s museum row Hamburg is in containers, compared to 68% in 1990. palaver deck, lifeboats, swimming pool and several
where you can admire the splendid villas from their backyard near the main train station. After lunch, it’s time for some Hamburg had only 200 residents when the harbour was other rooms. She’s 160m long with a loading capacity
gardens. Alternatively take a city bus or walking tour. leisurely shopping in the city centre, ending up with a visit to first mentioned in documents in the 9th century. The town of 10,300 tons, and completed over 120 trips to South
Afterwards, find an exhibition to suit your taste. Right next the Town Hall. After freshening up at the hotel head out for got market rights in 937, marking the start of Hamburg’s America before becoming obsolete by the containerisa-
to the station, the Hamburg museum row extends from the some evening fun at one of the hundreds of restaurants and economic progress. The port is considered to have started tion of cargo shipping.
Kunsthalle past the Kunstverein and the Museum for Arts bars in the centre, for instace at the Alsterpavillion on the in 1189, when Emperor Frederick Barbarossa’s charter Cap San Diego, Überseebrücke quay, www.cap-
and Crafts down to the Deichtorhallen. Enough of culture Jungfernstieg which has a good view of the Alster. officially granted the town market rights and customs-free Open 10:00-18:00. Admission €6/2.50.
– time for some shopping, and the best place to start is Second day – Hop on a barge at Landungsbrücken for the travel along the Elbe to the sea. Hamburg joined the medieval Rooms: passenger cabins singles €72, doubles €90;
the stretch between the Alsterarkaden and the Town Hall. long harbour tour, followed by a walk through the old Elbe trade association of the Hanseatic League in 1321, and captain’s cabin €125. Hamburg CARD
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Here you’ll find plenty of shopping therapy at the chic little tunnel to the shipyard island Steinwerder and the museum became an important link between cities on the Baltic coast
boutiques, shiny shopping malls and superlative department ships moored alongside. Then head towards the St. Michaelis and those along the North Sea. Trading expanded to include Rickmer Rickmers
stores. Finish the day off at the splendid Hamburg Town church for the marvellous views of Hamburg and the harbour Scandinavia, Bruges, London and Amsterdam. At that time, The elegant Rickmer Rickmers three-master museum
Hall which dominates the city centre with its impressive from the tower. In the evening, choose for a meal outside trade ships were guarded from pirates, (like the infamous ship, moored at the Landungsbrücken, is one of the
architecture. of the city centre, perhaps in Blankenese, the refined Elbe Klaus Störtebecker) by convoy fleets supplied by the city. last cargo sailing ships. Made with steel in 1896, the
neighbourhood which you can reach by HVV harbour ferry or The League proved very successful and Hamburg quickly 97m-long ship used 24 sails and was used for trips
Hamburg all water by bus. Admire the sunset on Elbe Beach. grew to 16000 residents in 1450. Trade patterns shifted as to East Asia and in Europe before finally saved from
A day fit for water lovers. Start off with the long harbour tour, the Baltic trade became less important, and the discovery of being scrapped in 1974. Visitors can tour the ships
holds and crew rooms and learn more about life on
followed by a walk through the Speicherstadt if the tide is too
high for the sightseeing boats to sail through. Then pay visit Three-day programme the Americas lead to new products and trading routes. The
18th century saw the start of trade with America. Hamburg’s the high seas.
to the museum ships moored nearby. The Alster steamer First day – Start off with the Alster steamer tour, visiting trading fleet went from 150 ships in 1788 to 280 in 1799, and Landungsbrücken, Ponton 1a, www.rickmer-rick-
tour is next, followed by some land-based shopping leisure Hamburg’s Town Hall afterwards. After lunch, stroll over to steamships were introduced from 1816, greatly increasing Admission €3/2. Open 10:00-18:00. Hamburg CARD
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in the city centre. Planten un Blomen, the famous park which includes the the ships’ reliability and speed.
botanical garden, with a greenhouse and the largest Japanese The harbour was expanded and modernised in the late 1800s,
garden in Europe, a silent but impressive attraction. Have when new docks further away from the city centre were made.
dinner at one of central Hamburg’s restaurants. At the same time, the famous city-centre Speicherstadt
Second day - Hop on a barge at Landungsbrücken for the warehouses were built, a massive undertaking resulting in the
long harbour tour, followed by a walk through the old Elbe world’s largest single warehouse complex, even today.
tunnel to the shipyard island Steinwerder and the museum Hamburg joined in Bismarck’s drive for German unity, leaving
ships moored alongside. Then head towards the St. Michaelis just the harbour area as a customs enclave for another 114
church for the marvellous views of Hamburg and the harbour years. The city kept modernising with new jetties at St. Pauli
from the tower. In the evening, choose for a meal outside and the 1911 Elbe Tunnel, and by 1913 Hamburg had a million
of the city centre, perhaps in Blankenese, the refined Elbe inhabitants and was the third largest harbour after London
neighbourhood which you can reach by HVV harbour ferry or and New York. In the Second World War 80% of the harbour
by bus. Admire the sunset on Elbe Beach. facilities were destroyed, but rapid reconstruction ensured
Third day – Get to know the city better on a red double- the harbour was back on track by 1955. Modernisation was
decker bus city tour or the Hamburg Hummeltrain. Interrupt the keyword, and investments in container facilities paid off
your tour in the Speicherstadt district and explore the handsomely. The HafenCity urban planning project is the latest
impressive historical area, perhaps visiting a museum here, project to transform the harbour city; it is set to transform 160
or getting back on the bus to visit one of the museums on hectares between Kehrwiederspitze and the Elbe bridges, and
Hamburg’s museum row. In the afternoon take a bus or metro plans include apartments, offices, recreational facilities and
to Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo, which has 2,500 animals living a new cruise liner terminal. For more information about the
in natural open enclosures. harbour, see H.-J. Hettchen

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Europcar B-2, Holstenstr. 156, MFeldstr., tel. 306 82 60, Also at Hamburg-Dammtor station, Express mail
Theodor-Heuss Platz 7, tel. 33 59 41. Q Open 24hrs. DHL B-1, Kaltenkirchener Str. 1-5, Also
Sixt D-3, Millerntorplatz 1, MLandungsbrücken, tel. at Neuer Kamp 31 and Altonaer Poststrasse 9-13. Q
Hamburg is supported by an extensive system of public 180 525 25 25, Check out the www.sixti. Open 24hrs.
transportation. After taking a few minutes to get oriented, com website for very cheap rental bargains. FedEx Heselstücken 13. Also at Grossmannstrasse 140.
you have an inexpensive, accessible metro and bus sys- QOpen 08:00 - 19:00. Closed Sat, Sun.
tem at your service. Taxis are available should you need to
Public transport
arrive somewhere in a matter of minutes.
The U-Bahn (metro) and S-Bahn (commuter trains, un- Internet cafés
Haus der Jugend E-3, Alfred-Wegener-Weg 3, tel. 31
Airport derground in the city centre) are the quickest way to get
around the different areas of Hamburg. They are marked by 79 08 02,
Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM, tel. 507 50, www.ham. S- or U- and a number. Each station has a map showing the Match Games Internetcafé Rothenbaumchaussee is just 8 kilometres outside the city centre route; note the ultimate destination of the line and look for 61, tel. 41 49 76 26,
and has international and domestic flights. It currently that on the trains and signs. There are vertical signs on the
connects to 52 cities abroad and is one of Germany’s top platforms that show the stops and the length of time it will
airports. International travel usually requires check-in 2 take to get there, as well as overheard screens. One-way
hours prior to departure and domestic travel one. While
the lines are typically not too long, the check-in process
tickets cost €2,50 (children €0,90) and must be purchased
before boarding. You do not need to validate the ticket but it City codes JvM
can be, so allow yourself the full time.
To get there, take the U- or S-Bahn to Ohlsdorf and change
should be with you for the entire ride. Random checks may
lead to a steep penalty if you are caught riding without one. The phone codes for Germany’s main cities. The longer Mobile phones
to Airport Express bus N°110. A €2,50 single ticket is If you have any hesitations, try asking a local - Germans are the code, the more piddly the town. If you’re looking to buy a SIM card for your mobile phone,
required for the trip. Allow a half hour travel time from the typically helpful when it comes to transportation. your best bet is to visit one of the department stores which
ciy centre. Berlin 030 offers the full range of cards.
Alternatively, hop on the Airport Express bus directly The buses use the same tickets, which can be bought on Cologne 0221
from Hauptbahnhof station to the airport. Tickets are €5 board; pick up a transport map at the tourist office. Dresden 0351 O2 Hohenzollernring 127, tel. 882 10, www.o2online.
(children €2), €4 if you’re in a group of six or more. Buses Full transport information in English can be found at www. Munich 089 de.
depart at 04:40, 5.00, 05:15, then every 15 minutes until Dortmund 0231 T-Punkt H-3, Spitalerstr. 9. The T-Online shop.
19:00, then every 20 minutes until 21:20. Frankfurt 069
Hamburg 040
Taxis Hanover 0511 Post
Car rental Taxis in Hamburg can be expensive, especially since the city Leipzig 0341 Deutsche Post H-3, Mönckeb ergstr. 7, w w w.
Alamo Spaldingstr. 77, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 23 51 35 is so large. Even so, they are in high demand so make sure Nürnberg 0911 Also at Kaltenkirchener Str. 1 and Alter
20, Also at Hamburg Airport, tel. 50 75 23 to call ahead if you need an early morning ride. They can be Stuttgart 0711 Wall 38. QOpen 09:00 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - 15:00. Closed
01. QOpen 07:30 - 18:00, Sat 08:00 - 12:00. Closed Sun. found pretty easily at night in the more popular hotspots. You Sun.
can request ahead of time car seats for children or minivans,
or taxis that accept credit cards. All taxis charge the same
rates, and you won’t get ripped off.

Autoruf, tel. 44 10 11.

Das Taxi Funk & Service, tel. 61 11 22.
Hansa Funktaxi, tel. 21 12 11.
Taxi Hamburg, tel. 66 66 66.
Hamburg has three major train stations (Hauptbahnhof main
station on Kirchenallee, Altona on Präsident-Krahn-Straße
and Dammtor on Edmund-Siemers-Allee) so be sure to know
where to board and exit the train.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) operates InterCityExpress (ICE), EuroCity

(EC) and InterCity (IC) trains to and from Hamburg. If a seat
is a must, make sure to make a reservation in advance -
especially at weekends. If you do not have time to purchase
your ticket beforehand in one of the stations, you can do so
on the train at a small surcharge. However, make sure to
find the DB ticket person quickly so they do not think you
are trying to get a free ride. DB’s website is
in English and fantastic, allowing online ticket purchases
with credit cards.
The main station is fully loaded with a food court, super-
markets, bookstores, drugstores, a pharmacy and other
small shops.
Travel Agents
STA Travel Grindelallee 35, tel. 45 03 84 00, www. Specialised in budget deals and youth travel.
© Hamburg Tourismus GmbH QOpen 10:00 - 18:30, Sat 11:00 - 14:00. Closed Sun.

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Almost all shops (including grocery stores) are closed on Kenvelo H-3, Spitalerstr. 4, MHauptbahnhof, tel. 52 Mercado A-3, Ottenser Hauptstr., MAltona, tel. 398
Sundays, with the exception of some tourist shops. On Airport shopping 65 5 - 0. Another favourite for young clothing shoppers. 68 40. Germany’s version of a mall, the Mercado provides
Saturdays many small boutiques will close mid-afternoon. Prices are reasonable and choices are varied and hip. Gives one-stop shopping at its best. The center offers over 60
All major shopping centres are open until 20:00 from Hamburg airport, just 8,5km from central Hamburg, is the younger crowd an alternative to H&M. QOpen 10:00 - stores from food to flowers to clothes to books. QOpen
Monday to Saturday. Note that credit cards are not widely a departure point for many travellers, and the varied 22:00. Closed Sun. 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun.
accepted; there’s always an ATMs nearby however. shopping there is good reason head out a little earlier Massimo Dutti H-3, Mönckebergstr. 7, MMönck- Rathaus Passage/ Markt G-3, Rathaus Markt,
Marktstrasse (U-Bahn to Feldstrasse) is Hamburg’s own before your flight. The range of shops includes everything ebergstr., tel. 32 00 49 99. Menswear on the ground MJungfernstieg, tel. 30 62 02 96. Here you can find
Penny Lane. The street offers a wide variety of second- from traveller’s gear, electronics and phones, sweets, floor and something for the ladies up the stairs. Everything souvenirs, typical street food and other reminders of your
hand and boutique shops ranging from cheap to pricey tobacco, books to fashion – from big brands to erotic from casual to sporty to classic. Shoes too. QOpen 10:00 time in Hamburg. Plus, admire Hamburg’s beautiful Rathaus
and from retro to modern. lingerie. Of course there’s an opportunity to find the - 20:00. Closed Sun. at the same time.
The “Designer Strip” on Neuer Wall (U-Bahn to Jungfern- perfect souvenir of your stay, perhaps a Hamburg jacket, Peek & Cloppenburg H-3, Mönckeb ergstr. 6,
a Hamburg Airport watch or some eel soup! With 18 food
stieg) is lined with Cartier, Hermes and other elite stores
- come armed with a credit card or husband. and drink outlets, there’s no reason to stay hungry or
MRathaus, tel. 339 67 01. A large store sellin g
a gre eabl e cl ot hin g for m en, wom en an d chil dren. Speciality shops
Eppendorfer Baum, Eppendorfer Landstrasse, Lehmweg thirsty for long – from quick snacks to gourmet meals, Q Open 10:00 - 20:00, Thu, Fri 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Bären Treff G-3, Mönckebergstr. 17, MJungfernstieg.
und Hegestrasse offer a multitude of up-scale boutiques it’s all available. Shops and restaurants are open daily, Sun. For some reason many people tend to associate Germany
and some great second-hand shops. A worthy trip for the at least from 09:00-20:00 but often longer. For more Second Schanze D-1, Schulterblatt 75, MStern- with gummy bears. Perhaps this store is the reason. Take
serious shopper; U-Bahn to Eppenforfer Baum. information, visit schanze, tel. 43276434. Find some great second-hand home a giant gummy bear or an assortment of gummy
fashion at this trendy boutique. Guarantees you (almost) that candies from this store.
Habitat F-3, Neuer Wall 54, MJungfernstieg, tel.
Books Fashion you will not see yourself coming and going in a more main-
stream choice. QOpen 12:00 - 19:00, Sat 11:00 - 16:00. 357658-0. A much more manageable, though perhaps
Thalia H-3, Spitalerstr. 8, MHauptbahnhof. This chain Anson’s H-3, Mönckebergstr. 8, MMönckebergstr., Closed Mon, Sun. less affordable furniture store, Habitat is everything Ikea
of bookstores offers a wide range of books and periodicals tel. 32 81 71 67. Four floors of quality menswear including Zara H-3, Mönckebergstr. 10, MMönckebergstr., tel. should be. Two locations in Hamburg serve all parts of town.
in English, as well as offer a range of Hamburg souvenirs and some jolly dapper pink businessmen’s shirts and one or two 30 30 98 27. Clothing for men, women and children includ- Also on Große Elbstrasse 264. Q Open 10:30 - 20:00.
small gift ideas. Also at Große Bleichen 19 and Hauptstrasse rather alarming ties. QOpen 10:30 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - ing Calvin Klein and the rest. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Thu, Closed Sun.
10. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun. 20:00. Closed Sun. Fri 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Sun. Lego Store Spitalerstrasse 12, tel. 40 18 59 41, www.
Budapester Schuhe Neuer Wall 30, MJungfernstieg. More Lego than you can handle, in this city-centre
Department stores The store is small but the selection large and impressive.
A great place to find designer shoes. The prices are no Malls shop dedicated to the colourful plastic bricks.
Tee Gschwendner G-3, Jungfernstieg 7, MJungfern-
Alsterhaus G-2, Jungfernstieg 16-20, MJungfern- bargain though. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Hamburg is a shopper’s dream with its numerous pas- stieg, tel. 3 48 06 20. Also try Tee Handelskontor Bremen,
stieg, Closed Sun. sages and handful of malls that offer one-stop shopping. Große Bleichen 21. Two tea houses with a variety of reason-
gps_x/9,9642/gps_y/53,5584.html. An upscale depart- H&M G-2, Jungfernstieg 16-20, MJungfernstieg, tel. ably priced tea in decorative packing. Not to mention, the
ment store facing the Binnenalster. The fourth floor has a 35 01 53 90. Some might say H&M has invaded Hamburg Alte Post F-2, Poststr., MJungfernstieg. Books, clothing staff in both stores were incredibly friendly and helpful. A
buffet restaurant with a small play area for kids and changing like the plague - at last count there were 13 in the city. and a variety of higher end boutiques have found a home in nice gift idea. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00.
room. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Sun. Good for affordable, trendy clothes. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00. Hamburg’s old main post office. Closed Sun.
Galeria Kaufhof Mönckebergstr. 3, MMönckebergstr., Closed Sun. Gänsemarkt Passage F-2, Gänsemarkt 50,
tel. 33 30 70. Germany’s ubiquitous behemoth department Hugo Shop F/G-3, Neuer Wall 19, MJungfernstieg, tel. MGänsemarkt. You are sure to leave with something
store is the best place in town for ladies’ cosmetics, clothes, 41 91 34 07. Who’d have thought that Hugo Boss carried so new after entering this passage. For fun and stylish Stilwerk
electrical goods, chocolates and everything else under the sun. many different lines and accessories? However, proof is in the shoes and accessories, as well as delicious ice cream
QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Thu, Fri 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Sun. store. All Hugo Boss clothing and accessories under one roof. and bagels. This monumental old malt factory now houses an elegant
Karstadt G-3, Mönckebergstr. 16, MRathaus, tel. 309 QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. Galeria Große Bleichen 21, MJungfernstieg. A long, shopping centre dedicated to home interiors, design and
40. A huge department store on six floors currently undergo- thin, black and white shopping arcade full of classy clothing, lifestyle. Located on the Fischmarkt in Hamburg’s central
ing massive renovation work, selling everything from jewellery bookshops and a smattering of cafés packed with good- harbour near the Landungsbrücke, the complex houses
to electrical goods to everyday household items. QOpen looking people. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. dozens of renowned and lesser known stores and brands,
09:30 - 20:00. Closed Sun. Closed Sun. including Poggenpohl, Ligne Roset, Alessi, Forum, Bulthaup,
Saturn G-3, Mönckebergstr. 16, MMönckebergstr., tel. Hamburger Hof G-2, Jungfernstieg 26-30, MJungfern- and Bang & Olufsen. To make shopping as pleasant as
30 95 80. Allegedly the largest electrical goods store in the stieg. Cosmetics, contemporary clothing and shoes can be possible, visitors are also welcome on Sundays when the
world this big grey lump is packed with floor upon floor of all found in this shopping centre. shops are open for viewing (though no purchasing) between
those gadgets you forgot to pack and more besides. QOpen Hanse-Viertel F-2/3, Große Bleichen / Poststr., 10:00 and 18:00, and parents can leave their children free
09:30 - 20:00, Thu, Fri 09:30 - 21:00. Closed Sun. MJungfernstieg, A quarter of a of charge in the supervised play area. Finally, the CoChine
century old and looking good for its age, this luxurious indoor bistro offers drinks, snacks and meals.
shopping arcade is packed with shops selling everything
TThoch3 from clothes to porcelain to perfume. There’s a good Möv-
enpick café in the basement too. QOpen 10:00 - 20:00.
At TThoch3, the eye will quickly succumb to oversatura- Closed Sun.
tion of impressions. From rubber ducks, bibs with pirate
imprints for punks’ offspring, paintings of Hamburg and
Hamburg souvenirs to foorball-field cuff links. Blue, or- Levantehaus
ange, pink and polka-dotted. All shapes, all price levels.
The selections at TThoch3 is inexhaustible, because An original Hamburg kontor trading house dating from
the clients are insatiable. TThoch3 is the optimal stop 1912 has been transformed to house 37 shops, attrac-
for finding a memento from Hamburg. Tonja Tietjen has tive restaurants representing cuisines from around the
gifts for every occasion and for all friends and relatives, world and the five-star Hyatt hotel. With the entrance and
and even for the shopper him/herself. TThoch3 has af- interior balcony decorated with striking animal sculptures
fordable things make life worth living. And as life and the by Barry Baldwin, the complex has enough distractions
reasons to give presents change all the time, so does to keep you busy from morning to night.
the selection of articles.
TT³, Beim Grünen Jäger 10, Hamburg, tel. 040-59 Levante-Haus H-3, Mönckebergstr. 7, MMönck- Stilwerk B-4, Große Elbstr. 68, MKönigstr, tel.
46 47 54, Mon-Fri 11:00- ebergstr., tel. 326816, 30 62 11 00, 10:00
19:00, Sat 11:00-16:00. QOpen 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. - 19:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 18:00.
© Hamburg Tourismus GmbH

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United Kingdom Fehlandstraße 3, MStephansplatz, Krankenhaus Mariahilf (hospital) Stader Str. 203c, University Hospital Eppendorf (dentists) Marti-
Hamburg’s telephone code is (+49)(0)40 tel. 448 03 20, fax 44 80 32 32, www.britischebotschaft. tel. 79 00 60. nistr. 52, MKellinghusenstr., tel. 428 03 32 60. The
de. Rathaus-Apotheke (pharmacy) G-3, Rathausmarkt University Hospital in Eppendorf is also a good choice for
United States G-1, Alsterufer 27/28, MStephansplatz, 19, MRathaus, tel. 3696360. emergency dental; alternatively call the dentist hotline at
Banks tel. 411 71 100, fax 411 71 222, http://hamburg.
tel. 01805 05 05 18.

Citibank F-2, Colonnaden 51, MGänsemarkt, tel. 35

47 55.
Deutsche Bank G/H-3, Spitalerstraße 16, MHaupt- Municipality
bahnhof, tel. 309 51 60. The Mayor of Hamburg is Ole von Beust.
Hamburger Sparkasse H-3, Spitalerstr. 4, MHaupt-
bahnhof, tel. 35 79 68 71. Rathaus (Town Hall) G-3, Rathausmarkt 1, MRathaus,
Reisebank H-2/3, Hauptbahnhof (main station), tel.
32 34 83, The most convenient place
to exchange cash or send money orders. Eight offices in
Hamburg, including at the airport and the main train stations. Health & Hospitals
QOpen 07:30 - 22:00. In case of an emergency, dial 110 or 112 for free from any
phone booth to order a nice Krankenwagen (ambulance).
Office supplies Most doctors and dentists are unavailable in the evenings
and on weekends. General practitioners (allgemeine und
Staples Am Werder 1, tel. 766 13 10. Also at Barm- praktische Medizin) typically refer you to a specialist.
beker Str. 12. QOpen 09:00 - 20:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00. The hypochondriac Germans love a nice visit to Mr. Pharmacy,
Closed Sun. especially when Mrs. State is footing the bill. Even for flu
remedies you have to visit a pharmacy (Apotheke). For late
Consulates night emergencies call the pharmacy hotline at tel. 22 80 22,
visit or look on the door of any pharmacy in
Hamburg is home to a large number of consulates. For a town to learn which is open for a 24-hour shift.
full list go to
Altona Children’s Hospital Bleickenallee 38, tel.
Canada G-3, Ballindamm 35, 5th floor, MRathaus, tel. 88 90 80.
460 02 70, Apotheke im Bahnhof Altona (pharmacy) A-2,
France G-1, Heimhuder Str. 55, MStephansplatz, tel. Scheel-Plessen-Straße 19, tel. 325 22 60. Inside Altona
413 32 50, station.


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Abbestr. A2 Bodenstedtstr. B2 Gertrudenkirchhof GH 2/3 Kehrwiederspitze F4 Nagelsweg I3 Schopenhauerweg A4
ABC-Str. F2 Böhmkenstr. E3 Gertrudenstr. G2 Kehrwiedersteg F4 Neanderstr. E3 Schopenstehl G3
Ackermannstr. I1 Borgesch H2 Gilbertstr. CD 2 Kennedybrücke G2 Nernstweg A2 Schottweg I1
Adenauerallee I 2/3 Börsenbrücke G3 Glacischaussee E 2/3 Kibbelsteg G4 Neue ABC-Str. F2 Schröderstiftstr. E1
Admiralitätsstr. F3 Brandsende GH 2 Glashüttenstr. E2 Kieler Str. B1 Neue Burg G3 Schröderstiftweg E1
Adolphsbrücke F3 Brandstwiete G3 Glockengießerwall GH 2 Kirchenallee H 2/3 Neue Gröninger Str. G3 Schulterblatt CD 1
Adolphsplatz G3 Brauerallee C1 Goetheallee A2 Kirchenstr. C3 Neue Große Bergstr. AB 3 Schultzeweg H3
Agathenstr. D1 Brauerknechtgraben E 3/4 Goethestr. B3 Kirchentwiete A3 Neue Rabenstr. G1 Schumacherstr. B 2/3
Albertstr. I3 Braunschweiger Str. A3 Goldbachstr. B2 Kirchenweg H2 Neuer Jungfernstieg G2 Schützenstr. A1
Alexanderstr. I2 Breite Str. C3 Gorch-Fock-Wall F2 Klausstr. A3 Neuer Kamp D2 Schwanenwik I1
Alfred-Wegener-Weg E3 Breiter Gang F 2/3 Görttwiete F3 Kleine Bergstr. B3 Neuer Pferdemarkt D2 Schweimlerstr. I1
Allendeplatz F1 Bremer Reihe H2 Govertsweg C2 Kleine Burstah F3 Neuer Steinweg E3 Sechslingspforte I1
Alsenplatz C1 Brennerstr. I2 Grabbestr. AB 2 Kleine Fontenay G1 Neuer Wall FG 3 Seewartenstr. DE 3
Alsenstr. BC 1 Brigittenstr. D2 Grabenstr. E2 Kleine Freiheit C3 Neuer Wandrahm G4 Seilerstr. D3
Alsterarkaden G3 Brockestr. H3 Graskeller F3 Kleine Johannisstr. G3 Neuer Weg E4 Shanghaiallee H4
Alsterglacis G2 Brockmannweg E1 Graumannsweg I1 Kleine Marienstr. C3 Neumayerstr. E3 Shanghaibrücke GH 4
Alsterterrasse G2 Brodschrangen G3 Greifswalder Str. H2 Kleine Rainstr. A 2/3 Neustädter Str. F2 Siegfried-Wedells-Platz G 1/2
Alstertor G3 Brooktorkai G4 Grimm G3 Kleine Reichenstr. G3 Neustieg E3 Sievekingplatz E2
Alstertwiete H2 Brüderstr. F3 Grindelallee F1 Kleine Rosenstr. G3 Niederbaumbrücke F4 Silbersackstr. D3
Alsterufer G1 Brunnenhofstr. D2 Grindelweg F1 Kleine Theaterstr. F2 Niedernstr. G3 Silbersacktwiete C3
Alte Königstr. A3 Buchtstr. I1 Große Bäckerstr. G3 Kleine Wallanlagen E2 Nobistor C3 Simon-von-Utrecht-Str. CD 3
Alte Rabenstr. G1 Budapester Str. D2 Große Bergstr. AB 3 Kleiner Pulverteich I2 Norderelbstr. E4 Soester Str. HI 2
Altenwallbrücke F3 Bugdahnstr. A3 Große Bleichen F3 Kleiner Schäferkamp D1 Norderhof I3 Sommerhuder Str. C1
Alter Fischmarkt G3 Bugenhagenstr. H3 Große Burstah F3 Klingberg GH 3 Norderreihe C2 Sonninstr. I3
Alter Steinweg F3 Bülaustr. I2 Große Elbstr. A-C 4 Kloksweg D1 Nordersand E4 Spadenteich H2
Alter Wall FG 3 Bundesstr. EF 1 Große Freiheit C3 Kloppstockplatz A3 Norderstr. HI 3 Spaldingstr. I3
Alter Wandrahm G3 Bundesweg F1 Große Johannisstr. G3 Kloppstockstr. A3 Nordkanalbrücke HI 3 Speckstr. F2
Altländerstr. H3 Burchardplatz GH 3 Große Rainstr. A 2/3 Kloppstockterrasse A 3/4 Nordkanalstr. I3 Speersort G3
Altmannbrücke H3 Burchardstr. GH 3 Großer Grasbrook G4 Klostertor H3 Oberbaumbrücke H3 Spielbudenplatz D3
Altonaer Poststr. B3 Burgesch H2 Großneumarkt E3 Knorrestr. I2 Oberhafenbrücke H 3/4 Spitalerstr. H3
Altonaer Str. D1 Büschstr. F2 Gurlittstr. H2 Köhlbrandtreppe B4 Oelkersallee C1 Springeltwiete H3
Altstädter Str. H3 Buttstr. C4 Gustav-Mahler-Platz F2 Kohlentwiete A1 Oeverseestr. B1 St. Georgskirchhof H2
Altstädter Twiete H3 Caffamacherreihe F2 Hachmannplatz H2 Kohlhöfen E 2/3 Olbersweg B4 St. Georgstr. H2
Am Baumwall E4 Carl-von-Ossietzky-Platz H2 Hafentor E 3/4 Kolbergstr. I2 Ölmühle DE 2 St. Pauli Fischmarkt C 3/4
Am Brunnenhof C2 Carlebachstr. C2 Hafentreppe C4 Koldingstr. B1 Osakaallee G4 St. Pauli Hafenstr. D3
Am Dalmannkai G4 Carsten-Rheder-Str. BC 4 Hahnenkamp A 2/3 Komödienstieg B3 Ost-West-Str. GH 3 St.-Anschar-Platz F2
Am Elbpark DE 3 Chemnitzstr. B2 Hahnentrapp F3 Komträgergang F3 Ottenser Hauptstr. A3 St.-Francisco-Str. G4
Am Elbpavillon E3 City-Hof-Passage H3 Hamburger Berg D3 Königstr. A-C 3 Ottenser Marrrrktplatz A3 St.-Petersburger-Str. E1
Am Elbtunnel D4 Clemens-Schultz-Str. D3 Hamburger Hochstr. C3 Koppel HI 2 Otto-Sill-Brücke F4 Stadtdeich HI 4
Am Fährkanal D4 Colonaden F2 Hammerbrookstr. I3 Koreastr. G4 Otzenstr. CD 2 Stadthausbrücke F3
Am Felde A3 Cremon F 3/4 Hans-Albers-Platz D3 Kornhausbrücke G3 Palmaille B3 Stangestr. A3
Am Kaiserkai FG 4 Curienstr. G3 Hans-Sachs-Str. B2 Krayenkamp E3 Papenhuder Str. I1 Steckelhorn G 3/4
Am Mittelkanal I3 Dag-Hammarskjöld-Platz F1 Hansaplatz HI 2 Kreuslerstr. G3 Pasmannstr. EF 3 Steindamm HI 2
Am Nobisteich C3 Dammtordamm F2 Harkortstieg AB 2 Kreuzweg I 2/3 Pastorenstr. F3 Steinheimplatz C2
Am Pflug A3 Dammtorstr. F2 Harkortstr. AB 2 Kuhberg E3 Paul-Nevermann-Platz A3 Steinhöft F4
Am Sandtorkai FG 4 Dammtorwall F2 Hartwicusstr. I1 Kühnehöfe A1 Paul-Roosen-Str. C 2/3 Steinschanze H4
Am Sandtorpark G4 Dänenweg D1 Haubachstr. AB 2 Kurt-Schumacher-Str. I3 Paulinenallee BC 1 Steinstr. H3
Am Sood A2 Danziger Str. I2 Heidritterstr. C3 Kurze Mühren H 2/3 Paulinenplatz D2 Steintordamm H3
Amandastr. D1 Davidstr. D3 Heiligengeistbrücke F3 Kurze Str. E2 Paulinenstr. D2 Steintordamm I2
Amelungstr. F 2/3 Davidstreppe D3 Heimhuder Str. G1 Laeiszstr. D2 Paulsenplatz C2 Steintorplatz H3
Amemannstr. A3 De-Voß-Str. BC 4 Hein-Hoyer-Str. D 2/3 Lagerstr. DE 1 Paulstr. G3 Steintorwall H3
Amsinckstr. I4 Deichstr. F3 Hein-Köllisch-Platz C3 Lammstr. C2 Pelzerstr. G3 Steintorweg H2
Amundsenstr. B3 Deichtorplatz H3 Heinrichstr. C1 Lamp'lweg A3 Pepermölenbek C3 Steintwiete F3
An der Alster HI 1/2 Deichtorstr. H3 Helenenstieg B2 Landungsbrücken E4 Peterstr. E3 Steintwietenhof F 3/4
An der Kunsthalle GH 2 Deichtortunnel H3 Helenenstr. B2 Lange Mühren H3 Pickhuben G4 Steinwegpassage F3
An der Stadthausbrücke F3 Depenau G3 Helgoländer Allee DE 3 Lange Reihe HI 2 Pilatuspool E2 Stephansplatz F2
An der Verbindungsbahn EF 1 Detlef-Bremer-Str. D3 Herbertstr. D3 Lange Str. C3 Pinnasberg C3 Sternschanze DE 1
Annenstr. D 2/3 Dienerreihe G4 Hermann-Blohm-Str. D4 Laufgraben E1 Platz der Republik A3 Sternstr. D 1/2
Antonistr. C3 Ditmar-Koel-Str. E 3/4 Hermannstr. G3 Lawaetzweg B3 Plöner Stieg A1 Stiftstr. I2
Armgardstr. I1 Dohrnweg C2 Herrengraben F3 Lengenfelder Str. BC 1 Plöner Str. A1 Stockmeyerstr. H4
Arnisstr. B1 Domstr. G3 Herrenweide C3 Lerchenstr. D2 Poggenmühle H 3/4 Stresemannstr. D2
Arnkielstr. C1 Dornbusch G3 Herrlichkeit F3 Lercherstieg D2 Poolstr. E2 Struenseestr. B3
Arnoldstr. A3 Dosestr. C3 Heuberg F3 Lessers Passage B3 Poststr. F 2/3 Stubbenhuk F4
Augustenburger Str. B1 Dovenfleet G3 Hexenberg C3 Leunastr. A1 Präsident-Krahn-Str. A 2/3 Stuhlmannstr. B2
Augustenpassage D2 Drehbahn F2 Högerdamm HI 3 Leverkusenstieg A1 Professor-Brix-Weg B3 Susannenstr. D1
Ausrüstungskai AB 4 Düppelstr. B1 Hohe Bleichen F 2/3 Leverkusenstr. A1 Pulverteich I2 Suttnerstr. BC 2
Axel-Springer-Platz F3 Durchschnitt EF 1 Hohenesch A2 Lilienstr. H2 Pumpen H3 Talstr. D3
B.-Schuldts-Stift E2 Duschweg C1 Hoheschulstr. B3 Lincolnstr. C3 Querstr. D3 Taubenstr. D3
Baakenbrücke GH Düsternstr. F3 Hohler Weg E3 Lindenallee D1 Raboisen G 2/3 Teerhof H3
Bäckerbreitergang F2 Eckernförder Str. B1 Holländische Reihe A3 Lindenstr. I2 Rademachergang F3 Teilfeld F3
Badestr. G1 Eckhofstr. I1 Holländischer Brook G4 Lippeltstr. I4 Rainvilleterrasse A 3/4 Tesdorpfstr. G1
Bahrenfelder Str. A3 Edmund-Siemers-Allee F1 Holstenglacis E2 Lippmannstr. CD 1 Rambachstr. E 3/4 Thadenstr. CD 2
Balduinstr. D3 Eggerstedtstr. B2 Holstenplatz B1 Lobuschstr. A3 Rathausmarkt G3 Theaterstr. G2
Balduintreppe D3 Ehrenbergstr. AB 3 Holstenstr. BC 1/2 Löfflerstr. AB 2 Rathausstr. G3 Thedestr. B 2/3
Ballealliancestr. C1 Eichholz E3 Holstenwall E 2/3 Lohmühlenstr. I 1/2 Rautenbergstr. H2 Theodor-Heuss-Platz F1
Ballindamm G2 Eifflerstr. CD 1 Holtenaustr. B1 Lohseplatz H4 Reeperbahn CD 3 Tiergartenstr. EF 1
Balthasarweg BC 3 Eimsbütteler Str. C1 Holzdamm H2 Lombardsbrücke G2 Reesendamm G3 Trampgang F3
Banksstr. I4 Elbberg A4 Hongkongstr. GH 4 Lomsenstr. B 2/3 Rehhoffstr. F3 Trommelstr. C3
Barcastr. I1 Elbchaussee A3 Hopfenmarkt F3 Lornsenplatz B2 Reichenstr. G3 Trostbrücke G3
Barnerstr. A2 Ellerholzdamm E4 Hopfensack G3 Louise-Schroeder-Str. BC 3 Reiherstr. E4 Turnerstr. E2
Bartelsstr. D1 Ellmenreichstr. H2 Hopfenstr. D3 Lübeckertordamm I2 Reimarusstr. E 3/4 Überseeallee GH 4
Baumeisterstr. H2 Elmenhorststr. B3 Hospitalstr. B 2/3 Ludwig-Erhard-Str. EF 3 Reimersbrücke G3 Unzerstr. C3
Baumwall F4 Enckeplatz E3 Hühnerposten H3 Ludwigstr. D2 Reimerstwiete G 3/4 Valentinskamp F2
Beckstr. D2 Erichstr. D3 Hullstr. E4 Lunapark B1 Reinfeldstr. E1 Van-der-Smissen-Str. AB 4
Beetsweg A3 Erlenkamp I1 Hutmacherhof C3 Magellan-Terrassen G4 Rendsburger Str. D3 Venusberg E3
Behnstr. B3 Ernst-Merck-Str. H2 Hütten E3 Marco-Polo-Terrassen G4 Rentzelstr. E1 Vereinsstr. D1
Bei dem Neuen Krahn F4 Erste Brunnenstr. F3 Ida-Ehre-Platz G3 Margaretenstr. D1 Repsoldstr. HI 3 Vereinsweg B2
Bei den Kirchhöfen EF 2 Erzberger Str. A3 Ifflandstr. I1 Marktstr. E2 Revaler Str. I2 Versmannstr. I4
Bei den Mühren G4 Eschelsweg B3 Immermannstr. A2 Marktweg DE 2 Rödingsmarkt F3 Virchowstr. B 2/3
Bei den St. Pauli Esmarchstr. B2 Isebekstieg B1 Markusstr. E3 Rolandsbrücke G3 Von-Melle-Park F1
Landungsbrücken D 3/4 Esplanade G2 Isebekstr. A1 Marseiller Str. F2 Rosenallee I3 Vor dem Holstentor E2
Bei der Alten Börse G3 Eulenstr. A3 Jakobikirchhof G3 Martin-Luther-King-Platz E1 Rosenhofstr. D1 Vorsetzen E4
Bei der Erholung D3 Fehlandtstr. G2 Jakobstr. E3 Martin-Luther-Str. EF 3 Rostocker Str. I2 Vorwerkstr. E2
Bei der Friedenseiche B2 Feldbrunnenstr. F1 Jan-Valkenburg-Str. E3 Mathildenstr. E2 Rothenbaumchaussee F1 Walther-Kunze-Str. B2
Bei der Johanniskirche C2 Feldstr. DE 2 Jessenstr. B3 Mattentwiete F 3/4 Rothesoodstr. E3 Wandrahmsteg H3
Bei der Osterkirche A2 Ferdinand-Beit-Str. I2 Johannes-Brahms-Platz E2 Max-Brauer-Allee A 3-C 2 Sachsenfeld I4 Warburgstr. G1
Bei der Pauluskirche B1 Ferdinandstor GH 2 Johannisbollwerk E4 Memellandallee B1 Sachsenkamp I4 Warnholzstr. B2
Bei der Schilleroper D2 Ferdinandstr. G2 Johanniswall H3 Mennonitenstr. B1 Sägemühlenstr. B4 Waterloohain C1
Bei der Stadtwassermühle G 2/3 Fettstr. D1 Johnsallee F1 Michaelisbrücke F3 Sandberg B4 Waterloostr. C1
Bei Sankt Annen G 3/4 Finkenstr. C3 Julis-Leber-Str. AB 2 Michaelispassage F3 Sankt Annenufer G4 Weidenallee D1
Beim Alten Waisenhaus F 3/4 Fischertwiete GH 3 Juliusstr. D 1/2 Michaelisstr. F3 Saßstr. C2 Welckerstr. F2
Beim Berliner Tor I 2/3 Fischmarkt C4 Jungfernstieg G2 Millerntordamm E3 Schaarmarkt E3 Westerstr. H3
Beim Grünen Jäger D2 Fontenay G1 Jungiusstr. F2 Millerntorplatz DE 3 Schaarsteinweg EF 3 Wexstr. F3
Beim Strohhause I2 Fontenay-Allee G1 Kaiser-Wilhelm-Str. F2 Minenstr. I2 Schaartor F 3/4 Willebrandstr. B 2/3
Beim Trichter D3 Friedrichstr. D3 Kaistr. A4 Missundestr. C1 Schäferstr. D1 Willy-Brandt-Str. G3
Bellealliancestr. C1 Fröbelstr. F1 Kalkhof F2 Mistralstr. C2 Schanzenstr. D 1/2 Wincklerstr. E3
Bergstr. G3 Fuhlentwiete F 2/3 Kaltenkirchener Str. B1 Mittelweg G1 Schauenburgerstr. G3 Winklers Platz C2
Berliner Tor I2 Funkstr. B3 Kampstr. D1 Mohlenhofstr. GH 3 Scheel-Plessen-Str. A 2/3 Winterstr. A3
Bernhard-Nocht-Str. CD 3 Gademannstr. B3 Karl-Legien-Platz H3 Mönckebergstr. GH 3 Scheplerstr. C2 Wismarer Str. I2
Bernstorffstr. C2 Gählerstr. C2 Karl-Theodor-Str. A3 Mönkedamm F3 Schillerstr. A3 Wohlers Allee C2
Bertha-Keyser-Weg C3 Gänsemarkt F2 Karl-Wolff-Str. BC 2 Moorweidenstr. FG 1 Schlachthofpassage D2 Wohlwillstr. D 2/3
Besenbinderhof I3 Gaußstr. A2 Karolinenpassage E2 Mörkenstr. B3 Schleestr. B3 Wölberstieg F3
Bessemerweg A1 Gefionstr. BC 1 Karolinenstr. E 1/2 Mottenburger Twiete A3 Schleswiger Str. A1 Wolfgangsweg E4
Betty-Levi-Passage A3 Georgsplatz H2 Karolinenweg E2 Mumsenstr. C2 Schlüterstr. F1 Zeiseweg B2
Biernatzkystr. B3 Gerberstr. B 2/3 Karpfangerstr. E4 Mundsburger Damm I1 Schmarjestr. A3 Zeißstr. A2
Billrothstr. B 2/3 Gerhardstr. D3 Kastanienallee D3 Münzplatz I3 Schmidt-Rottluff-Weg D2 Zeißtwiete A2
Bleichenbrücke F3 Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz G3 Katharinenbrücke G3 Münzstr. H3 Schmidtspassage A3 Zeughausmarkt E3
Bleichensteg F3 Gerhofstr. F2 Katharinenfleet FG 3 Münzweg I3 Schmilinskystr. HI 2 Zeughausstr. E3
Bleicherstr. D2 Gerichtsstr. B2 Katharinenstr. FG 3 Museumstr. A3 Schmuckstr. C3 Zippelhaus G 3/4
Blücherstr. B3 Gerritstr. C2 Kattrepel G3 Nagelsallee C1 Schnellstr. B2 Zirkusweg D3
Böckmannstr. I2 Gerstäckerstr. E3 Kehrwieder Brook FG 4 Nagelsweg I4 Schomburgstr. BC 3 Zollstr. G3

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25 Hours 17 Engel 22 Krameramtsstuben 31 Riff 28
Abaton Bistro 21 English Theatre 10 KZ-Gedenkstätte Sala Thai 19
Abendmahl 21 Esskultur 21 Neuengamme 31 Saliba 23
Absinth Bar 24 Europäischer Hof 13 Landhaus Scherrer 20 San Michele 23
Abtei 12 Fairmont Hotel Vier Landungsbrücken 30 Scandlines 5
Afghan Museum 30 Jahreszeiten 13 La Paloma 26 Schanzenstern 18
Alex 22 Fernsehturm 29 Le Canard 20 Schlachterbörse Wolfgang
Alsterarkaden 29 Feuerschiff 29 Le Ciel 26 Süße 23
Alster Cliff 24 Filmhauskneipe 22 Le Royal Meridien 14 Schönes Leben 23
Alsterperle 24 Fish Market 34 Levante-Haus 41 Schweinske 21
Alster Tour 35 Frank und Frei 25 Literaturhaus Café 19 Seis-Bar 26
Altamira 23 Fürst Bismarck 17 London Pub 28 Sgroi 20
Alter Elbtunnel 29 Fusion 19 Louis C. Jacob 14 Side 15
Alt-Hamburger Aalspeicher 20 Gallo Nero 23 Louise 22 Speicherstadt 29
Airport Hamburg 5 Garden Hotels Hamburg 16 Madison 16 Speicherstadtmuseum 30
Ashoka 21 Gastwerk 16 Mandalay 27 Spicy's Gewürzmuseum 33
Atlantic Bar 24 German Customs Museum 30 Mangold lokal 22 Stadtcafé Ottensen 20
Atlantic Hotel Kempinski Gloria 19 Marktstube 26 Stadtpark 35
Hamburg 12 Goldfisch 22 Mercure an der Messe 14 Steigenberger Hotel Hamburg 15
Atlantic Restaurant 22 Gourmet Station 20 Mess 22 Stilwerk 41
Au Quai 22 Graf Moltke 17 Milk Bar Lounge 26 St. Jacobi 33
Aurel 24 Grand Elysée 13 Miniatur Wunderland 31 St. Katharinen 34
Aussen Alster 17 Gröninger 21 Molly Malone 28 St. Michaelis 34
Außenalster 29 Grosse Freiheit 36 25 Murphy's 28 St. Nikolai Mahnmal 33
Bagel Brothers 20 Hadley's 27 Museum für Kunst und St. Petri 34
BallinStadt 30, 32 Haerlin 22 Gewerbe 31 Strandperle 26
Bar Eisenberg 24 HafenCity 29 Museum für Völkerkunde 32 Suitehotel 14
Bar Hamburg 24 Hamburg Dungeon 30 Museumshafen Oevelgönne 32 Summum Bonum 26
Bar Morphine 27 Hamburger Hafen 29 Nil 22 Taxim 23
Bar Rossi 24 Hamburger Kunsthalle 31 Nippon Hotel 16 The Academy 26
Bar SáVánh 24 Hamburg Light Tour 35 Nouar 27 Tierpark Hagenbeck 35
Baseler Hof 17 Hamburg Marriott 14 Nullviernull 26 Top of Town 27
Bedford 24 Hamburgmuseum 31 Ohlsdorf Cemetery 35 Top-Tour Hamburg 35
Bereuther 25 Hans Albers-Eck 25 Oper 18 Tourist Information Office 29
Binnenalster 29 Hanseatin 17 Osteria Due 23 Tower Bar 27
Birdland 28 Hans Hummel Figures 29 OstWest 23 Trostbrücke 30
Bismarckdenkmal 29 Harbour tours 35 Pane e Tulipani 23 TT³ 40
Bistrot le Souterrain 20 Hotel Alpha 18 Panoptikum 32 Turmbar 27
Blankenese 29 Hotel am Rothenbaum 18 Park Hyatt Hamburg 15 Turnhalle St. Georg 23
Blaues Barhaus 25 Hotel Hafen Hamburg 16 Peterstraße 30 U-Boot U-434 33
Bok 19 Hotel Schwanenwik 18 Planetarium 33 University Fleamarket 35
Bolero 25 Ibis Hamburg Alster 18 Planten un Blomen 35 Vegi Planet 23
BRICKS 25 Il Girasole 23 Poletto 20 Voltaire 20
Brook 20 Indochine 25 Pony Bar 26 Wedina 16
broscheks 21 Instant Sleep 18 Prototyp 35 Weekly markets 35
Broscheks 21 InterContinental 14 Radisson SAS 15 White Lounge 28
Bucerius Kunst Forum 30 Jahreszeiten Grill 26 Rathaus 29 Yoko Mono 27
Cafébar Juli 19 Jena Paradies 19 Reeperbahn 30 Zoe II 27
Café Paris 19 Juli 26 Rehbar 26 Zur Traube 21
Cap San Diego 30 Kaisers 22 relexa hotel Bellevue 16
Casino Esplanade 26, 27 Kham 19 Renaissance Hamburg 15
Cha Cha 19 Knuth 22 Residence Hamburg 18
Chilehaus 30
Chilli Club 19
Christiansen's 25
City Model 30
Ciu' Die Bar 25
Clipper Elb-Lodge 16
Cox 22
Crowne Plaza 12
Deichgraf 20
Deichstraße 29
Die Fischküche 20
Die Herren Simpel 25
Die Rösterei 19
Die Welt ist Schön 25
Doi 19
Dialogue in the Dark 34
Dorint Sofitel Am Alten Wall
Hamburg 12
Drafthouse 27
Dual Bar 25
East Hotel 13
Edelcurry 20
Eisenstein 22

Hamburg In Your Pocket

Hamburg CARD –your discovery ticket
Clever Hamburg visitors use the attractive Hamburg CARD.
Where can you save money? How much is it? (Changes reserved)
 Free travel on public transport (HVV) Single ticket
in the Greater Hamburg Area (one adult and up to three children under 15)
 Discounts at about 110 places of interest and Day-Ticket: 8,00 €
attractions such as sightseeing tours, harbour Three-Day-Ticket: 18,00 €
and alster cruises Five-Day-Ticket: 33,00
 Discounts from shopping partners, Group ticket (up to five persons of any age)
for car parking and on souvenirs Day-Ticket: 11,80 €
 Discount in restaurants (on meals and first Three-Day-Ticket: 29,80 €
beverage on presentation of the Hamburg Five-Day-Ticket: 51,00 €
CARD before ordering)

Where can I buy the Hamburg CARD? D

Hamburg CAR

Hamburg Tourist Information Offices (Central art e | 3-Day

Station, Harbour, Airport), HVV ticket machines,
service points and buses, many Hamburg hotels Datum
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and youth hostels, travel agencies, Hamburg
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