Hamburg

Hotels in Hamburg

For a distinctly German city break, head to Hamburg. As well as comparing the best flights to the city from Britain’s airports, Skyscanner also has a great range of hotels to choose from in some of Hamburg’s most sought after neighbourhoods.

Wealthy and beautiful, Hamburg has plenty to be proud of. It’s a bustling metropolis, home to Germany’s media and packed with plenty of exciting things to see and do. It’s the city that first took a chance on The Beatles: and the music scene today is just as vibrant as it was back in the swingin’ sixties.

Hamburg has been Germany’s gateway to the world since the Middle Ages. It’s still one of the largest and busiest ports in Europe, despite being more than 60 miles away from the North Sea. You can mingle with the locals in multicultural neighbourhoods, or gape at the seedy sights of the Reeperbahn red light district.

The only question is where to stay. We have a great range of accommodation in Hamburg: from great value budget hostels to exclusive five-star hotels. All you need to do now is decide on an area to stay in: these are our top picks.

City Centre

Made up of the Altstadt and the Neustadt, Hamburg’s city centre is the best place to stay if you love being in the heart of the action. Excellent shopping can be found on Mönckebergstraße, a street which leads to the skyline dominating rathaus. Outdoor markets and events take place in the Rathausmarkt square during the summer.

St Pauli

Hamburg’s premier nightlife neighbourhood, St Pauli is packed with restaurants and theatres: but it’s probably best known as home to the notorious Reeperbahn. It’s not all adult entertainment, though. The massive Hamburger Dom fun fair takes place in the neighbourhood three times a year, and it’s the biggest of its kind in Germany.

Sankt Georg

Trendy and central, Sankt Georg is a culture vulture heaven of a neighbourhood, with theatres and art museums galore as well as hip coffee bars. It’s near Central Station, so it’s a good stop-off point if you’re planning on seeing Europe by rail. It’s also where you’ll find Hamburg’s lively gay scene. Rainbow flags hang from windows and balconies during the summer, and a friendly atmosphere fills the streets.

HafenCity

Hotels in HafenCity are modern and new: no surprise then, as the whole neighbourhood was built over the past twenty years. The old warehouses lining the harbour are slowly but surely being

converted into groovy shops, museums, eateries, and nightspots. It’s a district that mingles business with leisure easily, with many of Germany’s large corporations basing themselves here.  

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