One of the biggest cities in Europe, the port of Hamburg has more than a few tricks up its sleeve. Intrigued? You should be...
Shake any images you have of Germany out of your mind – forget the beer-chugging festival of Oktoberfest, thigh-skimming lederhosen and platters of bratwurst – because Hamburg is a city like no other. The maritime heritage of Hamburg dishes up fresh seafood, a UNESCO-listed warehouse district, and water-based activities by the boatload. In fact, Hamburg has more bridges than any other city on the planet and more canals than either Amsterdam or Venice.
Tempted yet? We don’t blame you; Hamburg is chockfull of culture, history, live music and festive markets to make you drool (they are famous for excellent food stalls). Book your Hamburg flights now and get ready to tuck in!
Flying from the UK to Hamburg takes around one-and-a-half hours. Low-cost airfares are in abundance, especially on flights from London to Hamburg and on departures from Manchester and Edinburgh. Search with TravelSupermarket and you can find many cheap flights to Hamburg from UK airports.
Hamburg makes for a cracking break, especially as getting flights to the city is really easy from airports around the UK...
London Heathrow has flights with both British Airways and Eurowings. There are several departures daily, and flight times are up to about an hour and a half.
You can also fly from London’s Gatwick and Luton airports, as well as Manchester and Edinburgh, with easyJet, or take off from Bristol with Bmi regional.
Alternatively, reach this German city on indirect flights with KLM via Amsterdam, Air France via Paris and a longer travelling time option via Frankfurt with Lufthansa. Connecting flights will take from around four hours.
Reaching the city from the arrivals terminal is cheap and easy. Here’s everything you need to know…
Hamburg Airport (HAM), Flughafen Hamburg in German, is a short distance from the city centre.
Use the S-Bahn (metro rail network) to travel to Hauptbahnhof (central railway station) in 25 minutes. Trains leave every 10 minutes and cost 3.10 euros per single ticket. This is the fastest way to travel on public transport (bus journeys into Hamburg are also available, but are not as speedy).
A taxi fare from the airport to central Hamburg is around 25 euros.
Or pre-book car hire in Hamburg and collect your vehicle upon arrival at the airport to save on the cost of transfers. Having a car enables you to reach attractions on the outskirts of Hamburg – and beyond – with ease.
You’re almost ready to Travel Super to Hamburg. Let’s get you sorted out with a hotel now…
Hamburg is a wealthy city and the accommodation scene veers towards four- and five-star hotels where luxury meets great waterside views and slick German style. Budget and mid-range accommodation is also available, but it’s advisable to book early if you want to stay at the heart of the action. So where exactly is that?
The central core of Hamburg has the historic quarter of Alstadt at is heart. Surrounding that are the areas of HafenCity, Neustadt, St Georg and St Pauli, which is nightlife central and home to the famed red-light district of Reeperbahn (and lots of stag parties here for the weekend). All of these areas feature many excellent hotels.
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