Only 100km from the North Sea, the vibrant Hanseatic city of Hamburg is the largest seaport in Germany. The city, with its sights and famous nightlife, appeals to both young and old. The climate strikes a positive note: it is influenced by the maritime climate of the North Sea and westerly winds. Winters are typically relatively mild, but can also be stormy. During the summer months, the temperature rises to an average of 17.4 °C, but temperatures of 28 °C in midsummer are not unknown. With SunExpress, you fly into Hamburg (HAM) airport, an important transport hub.
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On their arrival, many visitors are delighted to discover the picturesque Elbe. It is one of the longest rivers of the European continent and visitors can gather a lot of information about the history of Hamburg on a harbour cruise. The comfortable boat trips start at the landing stages and take you past the famous fish market. Cycling along the dykes makes for an active holiday, while along the banks of the Elbe there is plenty of space for relaxing hours in the sun – the Oevelgönne or Blankenese districts are worth mentioning. At Oevelgönne, the old pilot’s house has been converted into a cosy inn; a walk to Teufelsbrück from Oevelgönne is popular with locals and visitors alike. Along the way, you can discover numerous restaurants, beach bars and beer gardens, where you can while away the time, both in summer and in winter. At the sandy beach of Blankenese, you can relax on sunny days and perhaps even swim a little.
The old fishing village of Blankenese is famous for the Treppenviertel or stairway quarter. The winding alleyways, the countless steps along the Elbhang and the fantastic houses create a unique ambience. Once you have climbed the 5,000 steps and reached the 72m high Süllberg, you can enjoy the wide view of the river and watch the container ships come and go. A guided tour takes you to the founders’ houses, the church on the market and the lighthouse underpass. Waseberg borders the edge of Treppenviertel; leading up into the forest, a 600m long road with a 15 percent gradient presents a challenge for cyclists and is a popular area for tobogganing when there is enough snow in the winter.
In Oevelgönne, the famous Museum Harbour is found at the pier in Neumühlen. Here, visitors can discover the oldest lightship in the world, as well as many other historic boats and police service vessels. A guided tour on board is available upon request. Afterwards, relax while enjoying tasty drinks and snacks in the museum café. Another of Oevelgönne’s attractions is the Alte Schwede (Old Swede) a 217-ton granite glacial stone with a circumference of 20m.
Sixty museums, 45 theatres and 150 clubs are located in this cultural metropolis. Founded in 1900, the Deutsche Schauspielhaus in Altona impresses visitors with its impressive architecture and is the largest theatre in the German-speaking world. The Jungen Schauspielhaus also offers cultural entertainment for children and teenagers. Accessibility is also the aim of the modern and historical Staatsoper Hamburg: founded in 1678, after the Enlightenment, the Opera became accessible to all citizens. The city is also interesting with regard to children’s operas: young audiences can discover child-friendly pieces such as “The Magic Flute” – based on Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”- in the special children’s theatre. All this goes to make Hamburg airport a worthwhile destination for a trip with all the family.
Flights to Hamburg are also very popular for visiting trade fairs. One of the reasons for Hamburg’s good ranking is its often-described flair of a world city. The infrastructure of the Hanseatic city is impressive and is particularly outstanding with regard to overnight stays, connectivity and entertainment. Whether trade fairs for hotels and restaurants, boat exhibitions or international meetings for consumers and professionals, everything is offered here; many airlines fly to the airport and it is only 10km from the city centre.