Hamburg, officially titled the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, is the second-largest city in Germany, after Berlin. It is located in northern Germany on the River Elbe. Hamburg was once a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, an imperial city of the Roman Empire, and was its own sovereign state before the unification of Germany in 1871. Disaster has been historically cruel to the city with events by the likes of the Great Fire of Hamburg, excessive coastal flooding, and World War II bombing raids. Though it has always been able to recover. Hamburg hotels are an easy find, numbering at around 700, with locations near to many Hamburg points of interest.
Hamburg is now home to Europe’s second-largest port and has a broad corporate base. They are home to the regional broadcasting firm NDR, the printing and publishing firm Gruner and Jahr, and the newspapers Der Spiegel and Die Zeit. It is also an important financial hub with the seat of Germany’s oldest stock exchange and the world’s oldest merchant bank, Berenberg Bank. Tourism to Hamburg is incredibly popular as well, and the city has ranked high, globally, for its liveability.
The city has a wide range of architecturally significant buildings with a variety of styles and, interestingly enough, no skyscrapers. Churches are some of those most important landmark buildings. There are around 2,500 bridges spanning the many local streams, rivers, and canals - more than London, Amsterdam, and Venice put together. There are also a large number of parks and thematic gardens. Most people do not know that Hamburg has the biggest Japanese garden in all of Germany.
Where to Stay in Hamburg
Travelers looking for accommodations will be able to find many kinds and styles of Hamburg Germany hotels. There are no-frills options starting as low as €25 and luxury Hamburg Germany hotels running around €275. The best hotels in Hamburg, no matter the price or style, are going to be found in the city centre, right around the town’s many water features. All Hamburg hotels generally offer striking rooms, hip restaurants, luxurious spas, and sleek bars.
Cheap hotels in Hamburg Germany range from campsites and hostels to Hamburg Germany hotels and simple guest houses. Many of these lodgings also offer shared rooms and communal kitchens. Bergedorfhaus9 is one of the most affordable Hamburg hotels. They offer utilitarian guesthouses featuring simple rooms with mini fridges, free wifi, and a terrace with a wonderful view. Novum Hotel Belmondo Hamburg Hbf. is another of the cheap hotels in Hamburg Germany. It has luxurious amenities, especially considering the low price, such as a sauna and steam room, a sleek bar, and free wifi.
The best hotels in Hamburg Germany have even more luxurious amenities. They offer views of local water features, things to see in Hamburg, and proximity to the many things to do in Hamburg Germany. Aside chain options, the Grand Elysee Hamburg is a top option. It has plush rooms and suites in a grand lodging offering a deluxe spa, an Italian restaurant, and an art gallery. The Steigenberger Hotel Hamburg is another Hamburg Germany hotel with modern rooms and suites, a polished style, a piano bar, a Mediterranean eatery, and a spa. Adina Apartment Hotel Hamburg Michel is an option for a hotel near the many things to do in Hamburg Germany. Luckily, there is an extensive public transportation system that can help visitors get from their Hamburg hotels to the many Hamburg points of interest.