A historic port city and cultural center, Hamburg is full of things to do for every taste and mood. From unique museums like Miniatur Wunderland and the International Maritime Museum, to stunning architecture and fantastic shopping, everyone will find something special to do here, within easy reach of this full-service hotel. There are also lots of places to simply enjoy a picnic, or climb a tower to regard stunning views of the city. The people are friendly, the markets are fun, and almost every day, there is something new and exciting to behold in Hamburg. Travel to Germany.
Arts & Cultural
International Maritime Museum
Learn about the past, present and future of shipping and sailing in this port city museum. A converted warehouse holds a huge variety of displays, from a Lego model Queen Mary, to exhibits about Viking ships and the American Civil War.
Perfect for children - and kids at heart too, this model museum features detailed, miniature recreations of cities and destinations across the globe - from Scandinavia to the Grand Canyon - with model trains running through them. Don't miss the model airport too.
This fun-filled extra-terrestrial experience offers themed, multimedia space shows, telescopes, and panoramic views of the city from an observation deck. It's also near a pretty park, perfect for a picnic before or after your planetarium visit.
Points of Interest
The first under-river car tunnel, now over 100 years old, is one of Hamburg's most unusual and conceptually interesting sites. An elevator takes cars below the Elbe River, and brings them up again at the end. Visitors can also walk the tunnel and learns lots of Hamburg history trivia.
Church of St. Michael
One of Hamburg's best known architectural landmarks, this Lutheran church was built in the 1780s. Its tower offers some of the best views of the city, and overlooks many famous attractions. Interestingly, St. Michael's German protestant architecture differs from many European cathedrals.
St. Nikolai Memorial
The fascinating architecture of this Gothic church was damaged significantly during WWII, and now the site serves as a memorial to the victims of war, with crypt tours, thought provoking statues, and great views of the city.
Fish Shopping Hall
Hamburg's oldest open-air market, this is a great off-the-beaten-path shopping experience, with food, beer, coffee, and live music, as well as vendors selling unique items at a bargain. People are friendly here, and the market runs year round on Sundays.
Markzeit in der Fabrik
An old factory houses this bustling gourmet and creative market, with products ranging from wood-fired bread to Serrano ham. There is live music and weekly food specials, and it's the perfect place to pick up an artsy gift.
The traditional shopping district of Hamburg, historically a city of merchants, this street offers big department stores, affordable shopping centers (similar to outlet malls), and upscale retailers. It's perfect for both the value conscious and fashion forward shopper.
Sports & Entertainment
This huge fairground holds fairs in three seasons, with impressive fireworks every Friday, as well as rides and booths. The market, which eventually became the "fair," has run on the same site since 1329, when it was a Christmas market.
A member of the German Ice Hockey League (DEL), this team recently relocated from Munich to Hamburg and has enjoyed considerable success and popularity in its new home. The northernmost German hockey team, their motto is "We are the North."
San Antonio Zoo
Situated in midtown San Antonio, the 56-acre San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium has a collection of over 3,500 animals, representing 750 species, and boasts the second largest aviary in the world.
San Fernando Cathedral
Also known as the Church of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria y Guadalupe, the Cathedral is the Seat of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest cathedral sanctuary in the U.S. - built between 1738 and 1750.
Located in New Braunfels, just a short drive from San Antonio, this German-themed, family fun park offers a host of rides, water slides, and refreshing water-themed fun.
SeaWorld San Antonio
With roller coasters, rides, shows, tours, attractions, an animal theme park, oceanarium and marine mammal park, this 250-acre family-friendly park is ideal for thrill seekers and animal lovers alike, and is located in the Westover Hills District of San Antonio.
This is actually a multi sport club, but revolves around one of the country's oldest and most successful football/soccer teams. It also features a women's football/soccer team, rugby, baseball, volleyball and cricket teams, all of which have received international acclaim.