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Introduction to Hamburg

Hamburg is a region.

Hamburg has a population of 1,853,935 people. Hamburg sits at 6 above sea level.

One of the best attractions in the region is Miniatur Wunderland. This museum gets top reviews from travelers from all over the world.

Another popular attraction in the region is Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. This attraction is a tourist attraction and is one of our top recommendations for travelers.

The best local hotel is Cab20. This accommodation has an average rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 by 10429 guests.

Top services in Hamburg

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Hamburg, Germany. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 359 airlines that fly to Germany. Browse the 243 top-rated tours available to you in Hamburg. Compare the rates and services of the 5 types of places to stay in Hamburg and the 9 car rental companies offering CDW insurance coverage. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Hamburg.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Hamburg, including flights, accommodations, activities, and more, in one place. Book with Guide to Europe to get an expertly-curated and fully-customizable itinerary and experience the best of Hamburg on your vacation in Germany.

Get answers to questions about the routes and services offered in Hamburg from our free 24/7 customer support. Continue reading to learn how you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable vacation in the region of Hamburg!

Learn more about Germany

There are many reasons to visit the region of Hamburg, but a trip to Germany needs no explanation.

Exploring Germany, which spans 357,588 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. Germany offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Miniatur Wunderland, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and the Alter Elbtunnel, you’re all set for a unique and memorable travel experience in Germany.

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What to see in Hamburg

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Hamburg has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the region.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the region of Hamburg.

Top attractions in Hamburg

Home to plenty of top attractions, Hamburg is more than just a wonderful region in Germany. Hamburg is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of Germany.

One fascinating sight in Hamburg is the unforgettable Miniatur Wunderland. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the region, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Hamburg.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in Germany, check out our list of top attractions in Hamburg below. Discover the best places to visit in Hamburg, including the fascinating Miniatur Wunderland, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Alter Elbtunnel, Plants and Flowers, and Stadtpark.

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Things to do in Hamburg

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Enrich your travel experience in Hamburg by joining tours and activities. Hamburg offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurous excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the region.

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Most popular experiences in Hamburg

Traveling is all about gaining new experiences. You can have that and more in the region of Hamburg.

Hamburg offers numerous tours and activities for travelers to choose from. Walking Tours, Historical Tours, and City Tours are only a few of the many experiences you can book for your holiday in Germany.

Explore the most popular experiences you can join in Hamburg by clicking on one of the top-rated tour categories below.

Top tours & tickets starting in Hamburg

Travelers in Hamburg can choose from 18 categories of top-rated tours and tickets. If you're curious about what the most frequently recommended experiences in the city are, Cultural Tours is the answer.

The most popular tour in Hamburg is the fantastic Private 2-Hour Hamburg Highlights Walking Tour. By joining this highly recommended tour, travelers get to learn more about what makes Hamburg one of the best travel destinations in Germany.

Hamburg also offers plenty of budget-friendly tours and activities that promise travelers a unique experience in the city. The affordable Free tour Free Tour of the Port and Red Light District Hamburg is the cheapest tour in the region, and is a popular Historical Tour. This experience costs around 3 EUR and allows travelers a great time in Hamburg. This Historical Tour is available in 1 language: Spanish. Around 38 travelers have given this activity an average rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Secure an unforgettable experience for your upcoming trip to Hamburg and book a top-rated tour in the region. Discover the best tours, activities, and tickets in Hamburg below.


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Discover the best things to do in Hamburg. Choose from 243 fantastic tours and activities available in the region.

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Vacation packages in Hamburg

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The best and easiest way to visit Hamburg is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in Germany.

Booking a vacation package to Hamburg means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Hamburg to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Hamburg is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find 35 unique vacation packages to Hamburg, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the region of Hamburg.

Popular types of vacations in Hamburg

The most popular way to experience Hamburg is by visiting the region as part of a road trip across multiple destinations in Germany. However, it is also common for travelers to go to Hamburg on both shorter and longer getaways, to get a break from everyday life, relax, and experience something new.

With Guide to Europe you can find road trips, city breaks, and weekend getaways in Germany, ranging from budget to luxury. Whether you’re planning a multi-day road trip across Germany, or you just want to enjoy a few days exploring Hamburg, there is a vacation package for you.

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Top vacation packages in Hamburg

Travelers have a great selection of vacation packages to choose from in Germany. In fact, you can choose from as many as 35 different top-rated vacation packages to take you to Hamburg, and even more if you expand your search to include a bigger area of Germany.

To help narrow your choices down, here are some of the best vacation packages for exploring the region of Hamburg.

For an epic vacation, discover Hamburg and other top destinations in Germany on a top-rated holiday like the 10-Day Germany Road Trip from Hamburg traveling south to Münster, Karlsruhe, Munich & Dresden. This vacation package provides travelers with tons of opportunities to experience not only the most popular attractions in Hamburg, but also in other top places to visit in Germany. If St. Michael's Church, Miniatur Wunderland, Stadtpark, Plants and Flowers, and Alter Elbtunnel are on your bucket list, this is the perfect vacation package for you.

If you would like to go on a budget vacation in Hamburg, book the popular Cheap 3-Day Germany City Break in Hamburg and spend as little as 230 EUR. This vacation will take you on a journey to experience some of the most incredible attractions and sights in Hamburg, including the fantastic Stadtpark, Miniatur Wunderland, Plants and Flowers, St. Michael's Church, and Alter Elbtunnel.

Get more Hamburg vacation ideas on this site and discover the greatest selection of vacation packages in Europe. Scroll down to find the best vacation packages in Germany that match your needs and budget.


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Discover and compare 35 vacation packages that take you to the wonderful region of Hamburg.

The best flights, hotels, and activities in Hamburg get fully booked quickly. Use the search tool below to find the best vacation packages in Germany. Your customized holiday package to Hamburg is only a few clicks away!

How to get to Hamburg

To get to the region of Hamburg the fastest way possible, travelers from outside Germany can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Hamburg by booking flights with any of the 62 airlines that offer direct flights to Hamburg airport. Some airlines that operate flights to Hamburg airport are United Airlines, Ryanair, Delta Air Lines, Azul, and Turkish Airlines. Go to this page to compare all flights to Hamburg.

To reach the region of Hamburg, travelers can choose from various airport transfer options available at Hamburg airport.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Hamburg, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you. Discover more about the cheapest and most popular flights to Hamburg airport and Hamburg below.

Find cheap flights to Hamburg

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Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Hamburg, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in Germany. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Hamburg, Germany, in May.

The cheapest one-way flight to Hamburg costs around 14 EUR and is offered by the airline Wizz Air.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Hamburg cost approximately 390 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on April 28 and the return flight is scheduled on April 30. The flight time is around 13 hours per way.

The return flight is operated by Munich.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to Germany and the region of Hamburg from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Hamburg

Travelers visiting Hamburg in Germany can fly to Hamburg airport directly from 1887 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to Hamburg airport and the region of Hamburg in Germany depart from Hamburg airport in Hamburg, Germany, Albany airport in Albany, Australia, and McKellar–Sipes Regional airport in Jackson, the United States.

Travelers can fly to Germany by choosing from from 2 weekly flight(s) from Hamburg; from 1 weekly flight(s) from Albany; and from 1 weekly flight(s) from Jackson.

The airline that operates most flights to Germany is Cambodia Airways. Cambodia Airways offers 1 scheduled flight routes to Germany.

Discover the most popular flights to Hamburg below. Click to view flights to Hamburg, Germany from destinations all across the globe.

Where to stay in Hamburg

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An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a region as fantastic as Hamburg is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Hamburg usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Hamburg offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the region allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Hamburg and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Hamburg planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

In Hamburg, you'll find 5 different types of places to stay catering to every taste, budget, and reason for travel. For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in Germany can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Hamburg. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the region, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Hamburg.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Hamburg in the next sections.

Popular types of accommodation in Hamburg

A trip to the fascinating Hamburg, Germany, means opportunities to relax at any of the 5 different types of places to stay in the region. Overall, travelers can choose from the following: 588 hotels, 171 vacation rental apartments, 8 cottages, 6 hostels and 2 bed & breakfasts. While each type offers varying amenities and rates, there is no denying that Hamburg provides a great selection of lodging options ready to cater to every kind of guest.

Among all these choices available in the region, Cab20 is one of the top picks of travelers in Hamburg.

Budget accommodations are also incredibly popular among travelers in Hamburg. Cheaper alternatives allow travelers to save on accommodation costs and have more to spend on other experiences.

In Hamburg, travelers looking for an economical yet top-rated place to stay usually choose KM Hostel. For approximately 17 EUR, guests can book a comfortable Unknown at this popular hotel.

Below is a list of all 5 different types of places to stay in Hamburg. Select the type you prefer to compare options under each category and find the best accommodation.

Top hotels in Hamburg

Hotels are travelers' go-to accommodations in Hamburg for the unique experience they provide. So if you're the kind of traveler who prefers staying at hotels, you'll be glad to know that the region is home to around 775 hotels.

Besides offering basic amenities, many hotels in Hamburg provide meals and extras, such as shuttle services, spa facilities, tour desks, and other services. But because not all hotels in Hamburg are created equal, finding the best in the region often requires careful research. For your convenience, we've done all the research to make it easier for you to check out all the top hotels in Hamburg.

The Westin Hamburg offers the most luxurious rooms and is perfect for travelers looking for the ultimate 5-star hotel experience in Hamburg. If comfort, convenience, and affordability are your non-negotiables, check out Hyperion Hotel Hamburg, the top 4-star hotel in the region. When all you need is a pleasant place to rest and sleep in between your activities in Hamburg, the highest-rated 3-star hotel, Holiday Inn HAMBURG - BERLINER TOR, is for you.

Below is our hand-picked list of the best hotels in the Hamburg. Travelers are encouraged to book early as these hotels quickly reach capacity.

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Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the region of Hamburg on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the region of Hamburg that match the information provided.

Car rental in Hamburg

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Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Hamburg. Hamburg has 9 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Hamburg start from 36.37 EUR per day or 254.58 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is a Smart Elektro.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Hamburg, starting from 31.78 EUR per day or 222.49 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Hyundai I20.

Learn more about the different types of cars you can rent in Hamburg, Germany, below.

Popular types of car rental in Hamburg

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the region of Hamburg to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Hamburg can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore Germany at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Hamburg is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Hamburg is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the region of Hamburg.

Check out all options available in Hamburg and book the car rental for your upcoming adventures in Germany below.

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Get ready to hit the road and explore the beautiful region of Hamburg. Find the best deals on a variety of popular car rentals in Hamburg, Germany, or any other destination in Europe by using the search tool below.

Enter your pick-up and drop-off location, driver's age, and dates. Click the green button to view your options.

Popular destinations to visit after Hamburg

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The region of Hamburg is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in Germany. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that Germany has it all.

Germany is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in Germany that are as magical as the region of Hamburg. The most popular travel destinations in Germany are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

All the best destinations in Germany

When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in Germany. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Domestic flights from Hamburg

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A taste of Germany through a visit to Hamburg can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Hamburg to another remarkable destination in Germany.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the region of Hamburg to other spectacular locations in Germany, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

Popular domestic flights from Hamburg

Travelers in Germany can catch flights to domestic airports in Munich, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Cologne, and Bremen. Domestic flights in Germany are operated by 13 airlines: Eurowings, Ryanair, Condor, Lufthansa, and Wizz Air. There are around 37 scheduled flight routes operating to Hamburg on a weekly basis.

From Hamburg, travelers can book scheduled flights to 21 domestic destinations. The most popular flights from Hamburg depart to many top-rated destinations in Germany and are offered by Eurowings, Ryanair, and Condor.

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Traveling to another city or region in Germany? Use the flight search tool below to quickly find the cheapest one-way or round-trip flights from Hamburg to different local destinations.

Enter all the necessary information and click or tap on the Search button to see a list of the available domestic flights in Germany on the selected dates.

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