Flights to Hamburg

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Flights to Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, situated on river Elbe. It is a major port and a global service, media, logistics and industrial hub. As one of Germany’s wealthiest city, it has vibrant neighbourhoods, multicultural eateries and a distinctive live music scene.

The main international airport in Hamburg is the Hamburg International Airport.

  • 10 km to central Hamburg
  • A taxi ride to central Hamburg costs around RM141 (€28.25) and takes about 19 minutes

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Best Time to Visit Hamburg

Autumn is decidedly the best time to visit the city as temperatures become cooler and there are fewer crowds. May to October are the warmest months and the main tourist season. Each season offers its own festivities, however, so it is wise to do due research before deciding on the time of your visit.

Things to do in Hamburg

What to see in Hamburg

Most of Hamburg’s tourist attractions are centred around the Alster, the largest canal in the city, take a stroll and dine alfresco after a busy day of sightseeing.

The Free Port of Hamburg, or Freihafen Hamburg, is one of the most important sights of Hamburg and dates back to the 12th century. Art lovers should visit the Kunsthalle, which houses an impressive collection of 3000 paintings and 400 sculptures, including works by Tiepolo, Rembrandt, Renoir and contemporary artists the likes of Andy Warhol.

The Hauptkirche St Michaelis, a Lutheran Baroque style church, offers a great view of the city at 131m. The church also offers an audiovisual show of Hamburg’s history. Another church worth a visit is the Jacobikirche for its impressive Gothic architecture.

What to eat in Hamburg

Hamburg is known for its fish. Fischbrotchen is a sandwich made with picked herring or soused herring between a bun. Finkenwerder Scholle is a traditional fish dish named after Finkenwerder, a district of Hamburg that was once a fishing village. Plaice (a type of fish) is baked or pan-fried with bacon, onions and shrimp from the North sea.

Want to eat like a sailor? Try Labskaus, made from corned beef, mashed potatoes and onions with pickled beetroot, gherkin, herring and fried egg. In winter, the grunkohl, or kale, is served with smoked pork, sausages and potatoes. A popular dessert is the Rote Grutze, which is cooked from red summer berries and served with milk, vanilla sauce or ice cream.

This information is correct as of 30 July 2017.


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