A visiting to Hamburg at ChristmasWatch for Santa taking flight in his sleigh!!
Leaving Berlin in our rearview mirror, we’re heading north to Hamburg, our third destination on our 2018 German Christmas market road trip.
Perhaps not the most exciting journey en-route, but, hey we’re heading to Hamburg, and all is looking promising, chocolate delights, bratwurst & glühwein, perfect.
Where is Hamburg?
Exploring Hamburg at ChristmasJust a few of Hamburg’s Christmas markets
The hotel we’d chosen was in a great location, just around a five-minute walk and we’re straight into our first Christmas Market at St Peter’s Church, this was going to be fun.
What better way to start than with a bit of sustenance to keep you going.
Discovering Hamburg's Christmas MarketHo Ho Ho – Santa’s at the Rathaus
Good to know
Hamburg's White Christmas MarketWeißerzauber
- Where to eat & drink in Hamburg
If feasting on the Christmas Markets is not enough, or you want to take the weight off your feet then you can try these out.
- Brauhaus Joh Albrecht - bustling central bar/restaurant with great beer & food.
- Restaurant Schoppenhauer - traditional half-timbered Inn where we had our Labskaus.
- Altstädter Stube Willig - a smokey little bar/restaurant, but friendly and great beer.
- Roncalli Grand Cafe - to be honest we didn't go in, but it looked fabulous - one for next time.
- Störtebeker - In the Elbphilharmonie, we stopped for a pitstop & pretzel. Cool, stylish and a great range of beers.
Hamburg's Gingerbread Christmas MarketGänsemarkt
Winter World in Hamburg at ChristmasWinterwald
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Or alternatively, like us discover a few of Germany’s Christmas markets on a road trip. If you’re venturing from the UK, jump on Le Shuttle.
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The streets of Hamburg at ChristmasSpitalerstraße
Our video of Hamburg at ChristmasThe Christmas Markets experience through our eyes
We have created a little YouTube video of Hamburg at Christmas, why not check it out.
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If you've yet to discover Hamburg, then let’s start planning. I find these DK Travel Guides invaluable, they're extremely informative, easy to follow, and the pictures and maps tempt you into discovering more of those fascinating sites.
You can now grab a recently revised copy of this guidebook, so you won't miss a thing.
Discover more of HamburgA city to be explored and enjoyed
Did you know?
A must-see in HamburgSpeicherstadt
Rows and rows of red brick warehouses interlaced with meandering canals, some of the facades are wonderful.
It’s a charming area just to wander around and take it all in.
Where to stay in Hamburg
This eye-catching concert hall which was designed by the architectural company Herzog & de Meuron and was opened in 2017.
Hamburg’s harbour is continually working, with boats coming and going all time, it’s a busy old place.
We enjoyed Hamburg so much...
... we returned a year later to discover the city before the Christmas Market festivities appeared.
We spent 36 hours in Hamburg and our fondness for this city only grew.
I know we will return again
Not to be missed in HamburgMiniature Wonderland
Never ones to turn down a recommendation we sought it out and it was in the Speicherstadt district. Some of the warehouses around this area have been converted for different uses, offices, museums and one conceals Miniature Wonderland.
Perhaps not initially my cup of tea; however, the work and incredible detail that has gone into creating the miniature world is amazing.
St Nicholas’ Church, HamburgMemories of a darker time
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