Hamburg is one of my favorite German cities: the impressive old warehouse district, the biggest port in Germany, the mind-blowing Miniatur Wunderland and even one of the coolest tea shops I´ve ever been to…
Such a cool city to visit, despite the fact that the weather here tends to be horrible in January. And it´s not only cause I´m used to the mild Spanish winters – the humidity in Hamburg makes you feel it´s twice colder outside. In addition, I haven´t seen the sun in 3 days.
One of my friends lives in Hamburg, so I had an amazing opportunity to explore the city with a local. And despite the weather, we´ve made the most of this weekend.
My 5 Favorite Places in Hamburg
The largest warehouse district in the world, built from 1883 to 1927, is also the ultimate business center and tourist attraction. This place has some special vibes and it´ s like nothing else I´ve seen before. I really enjoyed exploring this area of Hamburg.
The second place that impressed me the most – the world’s largest model railway exhibition “Miniatur-Wunderland”. I´ve expected something like Mini-Europe in Brussels, but Germans took the details to the whole new level. The exposition has miniatures of countries, regions and even objects, like airports or stadiums. And most of them are connected. They even have the light control system – the day is followed by the night, and everything looks so real till the last detail.
3. The Port of Hamburg
We took a night harbor cruise to see more of the Port area and learn about its history. But even a simple visit to the largest port in Germany is a must.
4. Hamburg-Altstadt / The Old City
As every huge German city, Hamburg has everything: museums, churches, restaurants, shopping centers… It is so diverse and international that over the years Hamburg has had a reputation of “Germany’s Gateway to the World”. Take a walk through the Old City Center to experience the vibrant city life.
Hamburg Town Hall
5. Wasserschloss Tea Shop
Tea lovers can’t miss this place. It is not the cheapest tea shop, but they have an amazing quality and a great variety of teas from all over the world. You could also enjoy some hot drinks at their cafe. Every tea I bought in Wasserschloss store was simply perfect.
Have you ever been to Hamburg?
Which is your favorite German City?