Hamburg is known as the “gateway to the world” and is one of the largest ports in Europe. Centuries of trade have led to the city becoming a rich and diverse place with plenty you’ll want to experience.
When you get cheap flights to Hamburg, you’ll be struck by the amount of water everywhere. The two lakes Aussenalster and Binnenalster occupy a central part of the city and the larger of the two is full of sailboats. Doing a boat tour is a great way of seeing the lakes properly. You should also tour the harbour, where you’ll see the Speicherstadt. This intriguing area of warehouses, some still in use and others repurposed, is home to important museums and other attractions such as the world’s largest model railway exhibit.
You’ll want to see some historic icons after taking flights to Hamburg, and one of the best is The Michel: a cathedral on every postcard that’s worth seeing for the dramatic statues outside of the angel Michael fighting Satan. Go up the tower for superb views of the city.
Reeperbahn is Hamburg’s top area for nightlife. Among the neon lights you can find all sorts of things going on in this diverse place, including theatre productions, live music, nightclubs and bars. This racy area is where The Beatles began to build their reputation in the early 1960s and you’ll find Beatles Platz on the corner of Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit named in their honour.