Are you busy with your internship abroad but still want to see as much as possible from Hamburg? Here are the most important attractions for your perfect weekend trip. First of all, the people from Hamburg tend to say “Wat mut dat mut” which literally means: What has to be done, has to be done!
So here are the things that you have to do while staying in my favorite city:
For your stay in Hamburg, I recommend using Airbnb (from 30 Euro up) or hostels (from 20 Euro up) for a cheap stay. Friday night is pub night, so just go to the Reeperbahn and you find tons of pubs and clubs. One of my favorite is Molly Malone a rustic Irish pub with nice live music every night and a mixed audience. Have a relaxed first evening and enjoy your after-work beer.
On Saturday morning, it is time to explore the city. Start at the Landungsbrücken and enjoy a boat tour around the harbor. Afterwards, you can go to St. Pauli which is within walking distance. If you are into music don’t miss Justmusic. It is located next to the St. Pauli stadium in a huge bunker with 4000qm of instruments and recording gadget. You can find everything your heart desires.
It’s time for a coffee break at the Café Elbgold in the Sternschanze.
Try out my favorite white chocolate milk. Next stop, shopping at the Jungfernstieg and enjoying the beautiful view at the Alster. While being in Hamburg, visiting the Warehouse district is a must-have. Hamburg has the biggest warehouse district which was built on timber-pile foundations worldwide, and since 2005 it is an UNESCO World Heritage site.
Spend another night at the Reeperbahn and explore the Hamburg nightlife. The musical “Heiße Ecke” shows the History of St Pauli and the Reeperbahn in a funny and entertaining way.
The next morning, the alarm rings early to visit the St. Pauli Fishmarket. It starts around sunrise and ends at 9.30am, so only for early birds. Try the typical German fish pans and rummage through junk and clutter at the second-hand market. Renting a bike and cycling to Blankenese, is the perfect way to spend your Sunday. After cycling along the Elbe for approximate one hour, you discover the old villas in Blankenese which is one of the richest areas of Hamburg.
The highlight of a Hamburg visit is the visit at the lion king. Since 2001, the musical has appealed to young and old with its stunning production!
It’s already time to leave this wonderful city which has more bridges than Venice but I hope you enjoyed your stay!
If you learn German at the moment and want to improve your skills during the weekend trip, check out our blog post about learning a foreign language!