Hamburg City Guide - Useful tips & info

Things to do in Hamburg


Hamburg is may not be as famous as some other cities in Germany but it is quietly impressive. Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city, home to the biggest port and is also one of the wealthiest. The city is all about its harbour – there is a strong maritime spirit, the famous Reeperbahn is just around the corner and its vibrant neighbourhoods stem from there.

Ready to experience Hamburg? Start with our Free Tour of Hamburg, which gives you an overview of the city’s history and main attractions.



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Airport transfer

S-Bahn (S1) will take you directly from the airport to the city center. A standard single trip will suffice, €3,20.

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Public transportation

Transport tickets can be used on the bus and train (U-Bahn & S-Bahn). Single tickets from €3.20 or day passes from €6.20. If you’re traveling in a group of three to five people, try a small group ticket. At €11.80 for the day they’re great value!

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Hamburg is quite safe but be sure to look after your belongings.  

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No Euros in your wallet? No problem. There are several currency exchange shops as well as ATMs at the airport and in the city center.

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Tipping in Hamburg is not obligatory but common practice. If you enjoyed your meal and service, 5-10% of the bill is a common amount for a gratuity.

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We offer an array of different walking tours and activities in Hamburg; from the original free walking tour to the St. Pauli & Reeperbahn or the Speicherstadt & HafenCity tour – all led by expert, local guides. If you are looking for a fun, informative and unique way to discover Hamburg and all its secrets, you can join us on any of the tours below.


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