You are in Hamburg and have some time left? Here you find some tips to explore Hamburg and the surrounding area.
In order to explore the surroundings in Finkenwerder and the Old Country, we offer our guests bicycles by our partner "Bicycle rental in William Castle" as available for rent at our hotel.
The cost is EUR 12.00 per day rental will be charged.
If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact the reception.
Discover the secret of finest chocolates and create your own bar of chocolate!
Chocoholics welcome! At CHOCOVERSUM you discover the secret of the world´s finest chocolates with all your senses. For 90-minutes we take you on a guided tour that leads from the cocoa tree to freshly wrapped chocolates. See historic machines live at work while having a taste at every produciotn step. Finally you even create your own bar of chocolate!
Meßberg 1, 20095 Hamburg, +49 (0)40 41 91 23 00, directly at U-station Meßberg
Monday to Sunday, also on holidays 10am to 6pm. The last guided tour starts around 4.30pm
If you are looking to experience the flair of the Middle Ages, come see Lüneburg, a city built on a rich salt deposit. Winding, ancient alleys and houses, the historic Rathaus or town hall and “Stintmarkt” fish market along with a picturesque town center allow for a glimpse of the roots of North German culture and the history of the salt trade. Fans of the German soap “Rote Rosen” will enjoy visiting some of the original locations for the show or, with luck, even watch a bit of filming.
The city of Lübeck, also formerly a member of the Hanseatic League, is just around 60 km north of Hamburg. Come visit the Holstentor, an ancient city gate, Buddenbrooks House, and the home of delicious Niederegger Marzipan. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a monument to rich merchants of the past, a cultural center and a modern university city. The popular Travemünde Baltic Sea beach is just outside the city gates and offers cool refreshment on hot days.
The area around Hamburg offers a wide range of options for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Why not exchange it for the soothing sounds of the sea and the call of sea gulls? Whether in St. Peter-Ording or Timmendorfer Strand, you can reach the coast of either the North Sea or the Baltic Sea in between one to one and a half hours and relax in one of the famous roofed wicker beach chairs.
The coastal city of Cuxhaven is on the Baltic Sea around 100 km north of Hamburg. Come watch the fish auctions early in the morning at the Seefischmarkt. Climb onto the “Alte Liebe” observation deck for an expansive view of the global shipping channel. Walking across the tidal flats in nearby Wattenmeer National Park is a must for any visit to Hamburg.
Take an S-bahn train or a ship to visit the fruit farmers in the “Old Land” or Altes Land, the largest continuous fruit-growing region in Europe. Discover freshly picked fruits and thatched-roofed farm houses, museums, churches and magnificent gates, verdant, rolling dikes and picturesque towns like Buxtehude, Jork and Stade. Groups can hop aboard the Altländer Bimmelbahn and experience the Alte Land from a different perspective.
All along the Reeperbahn, which got its name from the hundred-meter long ship ropes twisted together here in times past, are numerous bars and pubs, nightclubs, cafes, snack bars and diverse shops, but also live clubs in which the Beatles played back in the day. Enthusiasts of serious entertainment will find it well worth their while. The Operetta House, Schmidt’s Theater, and Café Keese with the "Quatsch Comedy Club" all offer a pleasant evening’s entertainment. The stadium of the legendary and unconventional St. Pauli Football Club is at the center of this vibrant district.