Germany’s second-largest city and ‘Gateway to the World’ is not only home to Europe’s second-busiest port, but to a host of attractions and sights that any traveler would enjoy. If you’re in the party frame of mind, then the Reeperbahn, aka ‘die sündigste Meile’ or the most sinful mile, home of Hamburg’s nightlife and red-light district is definitely the way to go. Shipping fanatics will definitely want to walk along the harbour from the Port of Hamburg to the (still under construction) remarkable Elbe Philharmonic. Football fans should try to catch a St. Pauli game and shoppers can head around the corner from the stadium to the Karolinenviertel - a wonderful Art Nouveau-style neighborhood filled with boutiques, vintage shops, great cafes, restaurants, street art and more. Not matter what you choose to do in Hamburg, make sure to check out our top picks.
Best for Beer - Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht
Best for Seafood, Wine and more - Fischereihafen Restaurant
Best for Pizza - Slim Jim
Photo by Thomas Wolf