24 Hours in Hamburg: Becoming a real Hamburger
June 27, 2019
June 27, 2019
Since Hamburg is well known as one of the biggest international ports in the world, it is obvious that they have the freshest and most delicious fish in Germany. It's a great idea to start off the day by stopping by the famous Fischmarkt. The city’s legendary fish market has done brisk business since 1703. Then as now, it’s an auditory onslaught dominated by boisterous market criers praising their wares and eliciting chuckles with bawdy banana jokes. Of course, there’s fish – smoked, fresh, pickled, whole, in pieces – but bargain hunters also lug off bags overflowing with fruit, vegetables, cheese and other bounty. There’s always many local musicians who loves to busk around and cover some of the most famous songs from 70’s. The market opens its doors at 5am but we would recommend visiting it at around 8am when the magic begins.
If you’re in Hamburg for one day and want to make the most of it, this is one of the canals that you should surely see. It is located only 30 minutes away from the fish market and brings a really romantic vibe. It is one of the oldest spots in the city and is definitely recommended to stop by for travelers who like to explore the extensive waters and breathtaking architecture indicative of Germany’s rich history.
St-Nikolai church was the world's tallest building from 1874 to 1876, and it remains Hamburg's second-tallest structure (after the TV tower). Mostly destroyed in WWII, it is now called Mahnmal St-Nikolai. You can take a glass lift up to 76.3m-high viewing platform inside the surviving spire for epic views of Hamburg's city center.
Your next stop should definitely be HafenCity. There are not many cities left with enough open space to give birth to an entirely new neighborhood in the heart of town. In Hamburg, you can witness this phenomenon taking shape on a wander around HafenCity, a long-derelict port area-turned showcase of postmodern architecture with the biggest eye-catcher being the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Drop by the Kesselhaus for an overview of this massive project or join a free guided tour of the area. Also, check out the snazzy container light show installation inside the HafenCity Universität subway station.
Also known as Red Light District –if you are looking for a crazy night out in Hamburg this is the place to be. It is also a street where The Beatles first made it big. Revisit the iconic band's musical journey by wandering around the venues they played at as they first started out, such as Star-Club, Kaiserkeller, and Indra. Spend the evening exploring through Hamburg's vibrant nightlife, where you'll be able to find anything from various clubs and bars to captivating drag shows.
After a pretty long and fulfilling day out in the city and night at the phenomenal Reeperbahn, you'll probably get hungry. Perfectly for you, St. Pauli’s Night Market opens its door for younger crowds that are looking for a late-night snack and older folks who simply enjoy drinking freshly brewed beer and chowing down on the city's famous fish on a bun during the weekends.
This is the perfect ending to a 24-hour day trip around Hamburg! Enjoy, Tschüss !!!
June 27, 2019