Known to be the second-largest city in Germany, Hamburg is the second most famous city in the country after Berlin and the seventh-largest in European Union. The speciality of the beautiful city is reflected in the form of international law and world economics which includes consular and diplomatic missions as the international Tribunal for the law of the Sea. UNESCO Institute for lifelong learning is included as well. Hamburg is known to be a dream city for history lovers, the Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel were declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The city boasts rivers and canals that are crossed by approximately 2500 bridges which is why Hamburg is known to be the city with the highest number of bridges in the entire city. Apart from the rich architectural beauty that the city is home to, it also attracts visitors from all around the world due to its notable cultural venues a perfect example of which is Elbphilharmonie. Home to the renowned band, The Beatles, the city gives its visitors numerous chances to witness the rocking concerts of the band.
Best known for its famous harbour area, Hamburg has always been a major transportation hub due to entertaining a huge number of tourists every year. After surviving a lot of fires and war the slim curving Deichstrasse gives a peek of the glorious past of Hamburg. A city that has everything to offer will not fail you when it comes to offering the rich gastronomy which will satisfy your taste buds at its best. From the ancient seaman’s fair to the haute cuisine the foodies just can’t get enough of everything that the city has to offer. Dating back to the traditional times, Hamburg has always focused on pot cooking. It isn’t shocking to know that one can get a taste of every cuisine while in the city. Some of the must try dishes are Franzbrötchen, Currywurst and Rote Grütze.
Port of Hamburg & Speicherstadt
Also referred to as Hafencity, Hamburg's Hafen consists of 100 kms of tidal harbour and is known to be the gateway for Germany. It is one of the places in the city that boasts some of the best and the most visited places by the tourists. An ideal summer evening would look like a soothing spot with a lot of visitors enjoying the atmosphere with their loved ones. Port of Hamburg features a lot of landmarks, one of which includes Köhlbrandbrücke which is a 3 km bridge, spanning the harbour. Elbphilharmonie is the most cultural venue of the harbour.
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If you’re thinking that this is a kid’s place, we have to break it to you that you’re very wrong, this is much more than a simple toy train. This world’s largest model railway is situated in Speicherstadt warehouse district and is a must-visit for all you keen observers of manual beauty. The place boasts more than 15,400 metres of track along with 1,040 trains so make sure to keep plenty of time in your hands especially when you are travelling with your little ones. Built on a land that covers 2300 square metres, the highlights of the area specially covers areas that are specifically dedicated to Germany, the USA and Scandinavia.
Referred to as Elphi by the locals, Elbphilharmonie is known to be the crown that Hamburg has. Situated right into the heart of the Grasbrook peninsula, it hasn’t been long since the place grabbed the position number 1 in the list of most visited places in the city and upgraded its ranking in the most alluring concert halls in the world. Dating back to the year 2017 when the place had cut its ribbon, today the building has transformed into a 20 story building of curved shining glass from a 6 story former cocoa bearing building. There are three concert halls in total, the largest of which has the power to entertain 2,150 seats and 10,000 plates that are crafted to tune the sound waves into tunes.
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A delight for all the art lovers out there, Hamburger Kunsthalle is one of the most visited and top art galleries in Germany. The highlights of this place include several pieces by the renowned artists of 14th century and Dutch artists from 16th and 17th century. The 19th century German and French paintings, a unique amalgamation of ancient and contemporary art can be witnessed while visiting here.
St. Michael's Church
Dating back to 1750 and 1762 which marked the construction of this church, contemporarily, this is one of the most famous churches in the city. Crafted in a baroque architecture, this important landmark of the city is locally known as ‘Michel’ and ascends to a height of 132 metre high tower. The visitors can easily reach at the top with the help of an elevator or fixed stairs but the height of the city will bless you with the most panoramic views of the entire city. The bronze statue of Archangel Michael killing the devil is an alluring artwork that sits right at the entrance.
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A archipelago situated in the North Sea, this island was initially a possession of the vibrant country Denmark. Heligoland is the only island that does not lie in the vicinity of the main sea. If you want to enjoy some time far away from the connotation of the vehicle and the mobile phones then this is an ideal place for you. Surrounded by the birds, this square kilometre island along with Dune makes an ideal place for tourists.
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With its picturesque postcard sights, Bremen is the largest river city in Germany. Admire the ancient structures including Schütting, a sixteenth-century Flemish-inspired guild hall, Rathscafé, and Haus der Stadtsparkasse and experience the history of this gorgeous city. Don’t forget to try some exclusive German wine among 600 options in the Ratskeller in Bremen,
In the German state of Lower Saxony lies this alluring town which at times is also referred to as Lunenburg in English. Situated approximately at a distance of 50 kms from the lively city of Hamburg, Lüneburg is also home to Leuphana University. The town is tucked in the corner of the Ilmenau River and the highlights of it include Brewery Museum, Town Hall, St. John's Church, Market Square and Old Crane.
The second largest city on the coast of German Baltic lies in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. A part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, lying at the Northern Low Saxon is home to some of the most tourist attractive places in Europe. The city was included in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to the ultimate beauty that it possesses. Rydeu provides the best taxi service from Hamburg to Lübeck at a cost effective price.
Schwerin is to Germany what Venice is to Italy, with romance dangling in its air, the city is renowned for its Palace which is situated right in the island in the heart of lake Schwerin. Known to be the state capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the northern part of the country, the castle is a neo-Renaissance palace with decorated rooms and the lush green garden is a must-Visit by the tourists.
If you are in the mood for some comfort, this is the right place for you. This relaxing Baltic Sea resort is known for the quality seafood that it offers, highlights of the city includes The Alter Leuchtturm which is a brick lighthouse which is considered to be a home to the maritime museum. Situated at the mouth of River Trave in the Bay of Lübeck.
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Situated at a distance of 48 km from the vibrant city of Hamburg, Stade is a city in Lower Saxony which offers a wide variety of options to its visitors be it for sightseeing places or dining in the restaurants to satisfy your taste buds with nothing but the best. If you are planning to take a day trip from Hamburg to Stade without any trouble, make sure to book your ride through Rydeu and enjoy the numerous perks that we behold.