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  1. Elizabeth allcock
    March 31, 2017 @ 6:37 am

    Wow looks like you had a great time! Germany is definitely on my bucket list, Elbe Beach looks lovely especially if its a warm day.
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  2. Angie (FeetDoTravel)
    March 31, 2017 @ 7:38 am

    I haven’t really considered Hamburg as a City to visit as I didn’t actually know a lot about it so your post was a real insight for me! I will have to skip the fish market, I like to see my fish in the ocean but I would definitely go to Elbe Beach, the idea of sitting in a cafe with a beer and people watching sounds great! Love the free City tour as well, you get to see so much and learn a lot about a place that you would never know if you didn’t have someone to give you inside knowledge. Pinned for future reference! #feetdotravel

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    • Travel Lexx
      April 4, 2017 @ 5:58 pm

      Thanks Angie, it’s a great city and Elbe Beach was a really cool thing to check out especially as there weren’t any tourists around!

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  3. Hitchy travel stories
    March 31, 2017 @ 1:53 pm

    I didn’t go yet but al lot of german people I meet recommend me this city 🙂
    I have to concider going anytime soon after this post 😉

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  4. tracy collins
    March 31, 2017 @ 9:31 pm

    I have only ever been through Hamburg by coach on my way to Aarhus so its nice to see a bit more of the city that I have before! looks like an interesting city! #feetdotravel
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    • Travel Lexx
      April 4, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

      Thanks Tracy. Definitely worth lingering a bit longer next time – German cities are generally great for sightseeing!

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  5. jenn | By Land and Sea
    March 31, 2017 @ 9:32 pm

    With all the shopping, nightlight, and different areas of town, it looks like there is plenty to do here! I would spend a lot of time checking out the gardens I think! Does the Japanese garden have cherry trees? They are so pretty when they blossom!

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    • Travel Lexx
      April 4, 2017 @ 5:59 pm

      There are indeed Jenn and there is even an annual Cherry Blossom Festival in the park! You would love it!

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  6. Paul and Carole
    April 2, 2017 @ 11:45 am

    Munich looks a great city to explore and this is a really useful post. The Fischbrötchen looked amazing, would love that! #feetdotravel

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  7. Anna
    April 4, 2017 @ 10:48 am

    Holy crap that Fischbrötchen looks sooooo good! It’s like a fillet-o-fish on crack. That’s making my mouth water. I would probably try one sandwich of each! I’ve heard some stuff about Hamburg before and didn’t realize it’s Germany’s 2nd largest city! And how nice that it has a free walking tour. Such a good way to get an introduction to the city and to your bearings.

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    • Travel Lexx
      April 4, 2017 @ 5:55 pm

      Anna, it was delicious! Hamburg is a fantastic place for a break. Next time I would love to visit in the summer as it was REALLY cold when I went

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  8. Garth
    April 4, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

    Wow really comprehensive guide Alexei, love it especially as Hamburg is somewhere I want to visit, so will pin this. Good idea to try a free walking tour, gonna try that the next place we go, oh and that Fischbrötchen sandwich looks interesting!
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    • Travel Lexx
      April 4, 2017 @ 5:54 pm

      I really enjoyed Hamburg, Garth and it’s a great place for a weekend break! Easy to navigate and with plenty to do!

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  9. Scarlett Begonias
    April 5, 2017 @ 2:18 am

    That fish sammie looked perfect, and the fishmarket must have been amazing. The table dancing must have been fun to watch too! Great post, I would love to visit Hamburg one day 🙂

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  10. Viktoria Kuzmenko
    April 5, 2017 @ 6:46 pm

    Thank you for such a great reminder of how awesome Germany is.

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    • Travel Lexx
      April 6, 2017 @ 10:35 pm

      It’s a very beautiful country and Hamburg is a great city! Thanks!

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  11. Sandy N Vyjay
    April 6, 2017 @ 4:04 am

    Hamburg has the pristine charm that most if not all of the European cities and towns have. The water bodies are enchanting and lend a surreal tinge to the city. I was specially fascinated by the Statue at the Hygieia fountain in the Rathaus courtyard, never seen anything like it.

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    • Travel Lexx
      April 6, 2017 @ 10:39 pm

      Yeah the statue at the fountain was pretty cool. You are right – there is definitely something about European cities, isn’t there?

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  12. Oana
    April 6, 2017 @ 9:15 pm

    I haven’t been to Hamburg although I visited other places in Germany. Your guide is really detailed, it seems to have plenty of places to visit. I haven’t tried the free walking tour by now, I might give it a go in the next trip. That sandwich – damn, it looks good!

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    • Travel Lexx
      April 6, 2017 @ 10:37 pm

      Free walking tours are a great way to get started in a new city and you usually learn a lot of cool local tips too!

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  13. Only By Land
    April 7, 2017 @ 4:28 am

    I have been to many German cities but never Hamburg. Your pictures make Hamburg look just as good as the more popular German cities. As an Erdinger fan I’m glad you photographed this beer! I love how in Germany the beers come in tall glasses!

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    • Travel Lexx
      April 11, 2017 @ 8:30 pm

      Hamburg is great – definitely different to the other German cities I’ve been to! The beer is so so good, I agree!

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  14. Siddharth and Shruti
    April 8, 2017 @ 6:26 am

    The fish market sounds great to sea food lovers like us! We love walking tours. Such a great way of exploring the city. Thanks for sharing

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  15. Caretogofree
    April 10, 2017 @ 11:42 pm

    Thank you for this guide! Had not considered this as a destination to visit in Germany, and it looks absolutely amazing! The harbor boat tour sounds like the perfect way to get a good view of the city and Elbe beach looks like my kind of place!

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    • Travel Lexx
      April 11, 2017 @ 8:23 pm

      Definitely a great city to visit for a weekend! Plenty to see and do and the beach would be amazing in the summer!

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  16. Anna
    April 11, 2017 @ 8:54 pm

    Hamburg is my favorite German city after Berlin! Was there in February once and it was soooooo cold! Your post reminded me of all its wonderful sights though – would love to go back!

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    • Travel Lexx
      April 14, 2017 @ 1:24 am

      Me and you both! Such a cool city!

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  17. David
    April 14, 2017 @ 12:07 pm

    I’d heard good things about Hamburg despite it not being as popular as Berlin or Munich, so it’s nice to see some photos that show it as a really interesting destination. The morning fish market sounds like a bizarre and fun experience and one not to miss. Will have to visit when I get a chance to see more of Germany.

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  18. Agness of Fit Travelling
    April 15, 2017 @ 9:52 pm

    This is the most detailed and motivational guide for Hamburg I’ve ever seen! Great job, Lex!

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  19. Paul
    April 26, 2017 @ 8:59 pm

    Great tips and article. Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Siddhartha Joshi
    July 9, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

    There seems to be so much to do there, and you did great in those 71 hours! Hamburg has a great mix of the old and the new and your explorations of both is great…

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  21. Cassie
    July 9, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

    I love how detailed this is! I’m taking a trip to Germany and was planning on seeing Munich but Hamburg might be my new choice!

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 10:59 pm

      They are very different cities but you will have an amazing time in both! I have been to Munich many times but was really glad to find Hamburg such a great city to visit!

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  22. Natasha
    July 9, 2017 @ 8:32 pm

    Absolutely want to go here! I have been wanting to go to Germany for a good while now but could never decide on where.. Now I have my answer. Thank you.

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  23. Mike Cotton
    July 9, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

    I’ve heard nothing but good things about Hamburg. I’d love to visit and experience a footy match at the legendary St. Pauli.

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  24. Jean
    July 9, 2017 @ 9:54 pm

    Oh Hamburg looks beautiful. And with so much to see and do. Added it to my list of places to see when we return to Germany

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  25. Megan Jerrard
    July 10, 2017 @ 12:08 am

    Fantastic itinerary, thanks for sharing! Hamburg has such a unique harbor charm, and there’s nothing like smelling the crisp sea air! My favorite is the famous Sunday fish market, you can listen to the seagulls and have a chat with the proud local merchants. So I was so glad to see this included in your itinerary 🙂

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 10:58 pm

      Such an incredible place! I am glad that my visit was over a weekend so I got to visit the market! Was definitely one the highlights of the visit!

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  26. Claudia
    July 10, 2017 @ 11:56 pm

    You make Hamburg look lovely. It’s been decades since I’ve last visited this bustling city, perhaps time for a return trip? Love your photo of the loading canals in Speicherstadt! Industrial architecture is fabulous.

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 10:57 pm

      You must head back! I’d imagine it’s also changed quite a bit since then too!

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  27. Cat
    July 12, 2017 @ 12:46 am

    I am thinking of visiting Hamburg on my next Europe trip! That free walking tour and harbour boat tour seem like a great way to see the city. Thanks for the tip on Hamburg CARD – I will need to look into it!

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 10:55 pm

      I recommend it! It’s a great city with a lot of history and plenty to do!

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  28. sara | belly rumbles
    July 12, 2017 @ 1:07 am

    I love Hamburg, I could spend hours walking around and just drinking it all in. Would be happy to grab a Fischbrötchen for lunch and then keep going. Plus there is the free walking tour that you mentioned. Didn’t know that existed, will need to check it out next time I am in town.
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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 10:55 pm

      Definitely one of my favourite cities in Europe – so much to see and do! I would love to explore further afield when I am next there!

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  29. Chrysoula
    July 12, 2017 @ 6:15 pm

    That is a great guide. I had no idea there were so many things one could see in Hamburg. I especially like that Hamburg isn’t only a modern city but has a picturesque old town as well.

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    • Travel Lexx
      July 19, 2017 @ 10:37 pm

      It’s a really cool place and very different to the southern Germany cities I’ve been to!

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