Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city and biggest port, was once purely industrial, now it is officially cool. While its maritime legacy is still important, the city is also a cultural destination with plenty to offer when you book a city break in a hotel in Hamburg. Maybe one of the standout attractions in Hamburg is the Elphilharmonie, an amazing architectural feat and a fitting tribute to Mahler, Brahms and Mendelssohn who all have links to the city. The music scene in Hamburg, however, is not just classical. It is here that the early career of the Beatles was nurtured while today the live music scene is even more vibrant. There is even a former World War II bunker that has become a nightclub! Other city attractions to see include the Baroque Rathaus or Town Hall with its coffered ceiling and the tiny world of Miniatur Wunderland. This is a joy for the young-at-heart whatever their age. Between your sightseeing and evening entertainment sample some of Hamburg's fine cuisine. In the city restaurants, sausage, schnitzel and sauerkraut can still be found on the menus but have often been given a contemporary twist.
Book a hotel near the Elbphilharmonie and be greeted every morning with its amazing architecture. Designed by Herzog and de Meuron and sitting on the banks of the River Elbe this magnificent building is known locally as 'Elphi'. Its design features a vast glass wave sitting on top of a converted red brick warehouse. It is not the only photogenic building in the city. There are skyscrapers that look like ocean liners while half-timbered medieval buildings are still dotted around. Get a culture fix at Kunsthalle, a showcase of European art history that features Holbeins and Canalettos. Then, if a spot of fresh air and exercise is needed, take a stroll around the banks of the Inner Alster Lake or the shady paths of Jenisch Park. This is also home to a museum exhibiting the modernist work of Ernst Barlach. Save some energy for Hamburg's nightlife. There is no shortage of it from cocktail bars to all-night dance halls and quirky neighbourhood bars to award-winning restaurants. Wherever you book cheap hotels in Hamburg, there will be some nightlife on the doorstep to dip into.
Hamburg is really a collection of neighbourhoods and eDreams brings you hotel deals in many of them. Once an anarchic place of counter-culture, Sternschanze has gone upmarket in recent years. It is a place where you can join the locals as they enjoy their Sunday morning walk followed by coffee or brunch. St Pauli is the cool part of Hamburg and a district that makes this city stand out from many others in Germany. It is another place to head in the evening while regular markets appear on Spielbundenplatz giving you an opportunity to shop for souvenirs or gifts to take home. Neustadt is a district of grand waterfront buildings and canal-side walks which take you past elegant shops and cafes. Multicultural St Georg is home to Hamburg's gay community and a buzzing place full of restaurants and bars where you can enjoy cuisine from around the world. If you want a real feel of living like a local in the city this is the place to book a hotel in Hamburg. At eDreams you can look for your perfect hotel by location, price, date and room type. Simply use our easy-to-navigate search filters.