The city of Hamburg was born next to its port, which over the years has become the largest in Germany and one of the busiest in the world. In Hamburg, this port spirit is breathed, either by the large ships that travel incessantly through the waters of the Elbe River or through all the shops and stores specialized in marine affairs of the city. The port of Hamburg is really immense and if you want to explore it, we recommend that you get on board one of the boats that run from end to end, where you can also learn more about its history and how it was forging this city.
When there were no modern metal containers that we all know today, all the cargo that passed through this important port had to be manually loaded and unloaded from these warehouses, before traveling to the farthest corners of the planet. When there were no modern metal containers that we all know today, all the cargo that passed through this important port had to be manually loaded and unloaded from these warehouses, before traveling to the farthest corners of the planet. When you go through these giant brick buildings you will see that there are still some stores that stand the test of time and continue to function within them.
Inaugurated in 2017, in a short time this modern building dedicated to the arts becomes a symbol of the new Hamburg. Inside a large concert hall, it allows about 2100 people to hear the best melodies with exceptional sound quality, which is considered by many to be one of the best in the world. If you are lucky and your visit to the city coincides with one of the shows, do not hesitate to get a ticket, but you will also have the option of visiting the interior of the building and its magnificent terrace on one of the guided tours of the Philharmonic.
Like any port city, full of sailors, Hamburg also has its red light district. Sankt Pauli is an area full of bars, nightclubs, strip club and porposupuestos cabaret. Even here there is a small street where you can find its famous “stained glass”, a place in the best Amsterdam style, where women who work as prostitutes are exhibited for their clients. Sankt Pauli is a neighborhood where freedom reigns, here sexshop businesses coexist without problems with churches and police stations. This was the neighborhood that saw the Beatles believe, who spent several seasons playing in their bars and today they are remembered in a central square.
This ten-story museum dedicated to the exciting world of navigation is one of the largest in the world of its kind. Here models and models of ships from all eras are exhibited, in addition to paintings and nautical objects, which offer an interesting look at the world of the oceans and their conquest aboard ships. An ideal museum for the whole family, where in addition to learning, we can have fun aboard its storm simulator, which tests even the most expert sailors!
Inside one of the old warehouses of the port of Hamburg lies a true world in miniature, in which about 11,000 meters of track in H0 scale (1:87), invite us to travel by representations of Southern Germany (Harz, Alps and Knuffingen), Hamburg and the coast, the United States, Scandinavia, Switzerland and Italy, plus a large international airport and all this under one roof! Miniatur-Wunderland fascinates both children and adults, thanks to these worlds full of color and most hilarious situations. If you ever dreamed of having a model of trains or something similar, this place will really blow your mind!