Holidays to Hamburg

Germany's second-largest city and biggest port is no shy wallflower: it has long taken pride in its history of trade with the world (and the wealth that has created) since joining medieval trading association the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages. But despite its role as a wealthy economic stronghold, …

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How to get to Hamburg

Here's what you need to know about getting to Hamburg. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Hamburg takes 1 hour, 40 minutes.

When to go to Hamburg

Typical Holiday Price

£657 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Hamburg varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Hamburg.

Where to stay in Hamburg

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Hamburg, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Hamburg

Julia | Trip by SkyscannerSpeicherstadt
Celeny Da Silva | Trip by SkyscannerHamburg City Hall
Hamburg City Hall
Marcus Meissner | FlickrAlster
Leigh Virkus | Trip by SkyscannerHamburger Hafen (Port of Hamburg)
Hamburger Hafen (Port of Hamburg)
Miquel Llobet | Trip by SkyscannerMiniatur Wunderland
Miniatur Wunderland
IK's World Trip | FlickrReeperbahn
razvan.orendovici | FlickrPlanten un Blomen
Planten un Blomen
rs-foto | FlickrAlter Elbtunnel
Alter Elbtunnel
Moe_ | FlickrTierpark Hagenbeck
Tierpark Hagenbeck
Leigh Virkus | Trip by SkyscannerJungfernstieg

Reviews of Hamburg

Saskia /
Saskia /

My favorite town in Germany! Every season is beautiful! My favorites are the "Speicherstadt" and the harbor! Special events would be the "DOM", the harborbirthday and all the different Christkindlmarkets. Try to take a harbor tour and enjoy the view from the tower of the "Michel" also called "St. Michaelis Church". And maybe take a walk through the "Hafencity" and see the cruise ships close up. Always wanted to walk underneath a river? The old tunnel underneath the "Elbe" gives you the chance. Have a fun trip and great the people with a welcoming "Moin"!

Lewis Embleton
Lewis Embleton

I had one of the best weekend breaks I’ve ever had in Hamburg. It has a similar set up to London where it has different districts for different purposes. A nightlife district, shopping district, tourist and attractions the list goes on. It really does cater to all your needs whatever the reason is for you going away. Whether it’s to go out and drink, if you’re a foodie, if you live shopping, if you live arts and culture it has it all. Hamburg is now my favourite city I’ve visited will definitely be returning.

Stanescu Roxana
Stanescu Roxana

Great city, with a stunning arhitecture and amazing food. It was a pleasure to discover this beautiful city. Must see: The Opera House- it's just amazing, and the view on top...breathtaking.

Marie Eszenyi
Marie EszenyiDurham

Hamburg is not my favorite city in Europe. Perhaps I am being too hard on it by comparing it to the likes of Amsterdam, Vienna, Budapest, etc. But, it's important to know before booking a trip. Things you can get out of Hamburg: serious nightlife (if you're looking for a backdrop for your stag getaway, Hamburg is for you), *some* greenery/pretty architecture (although, in my opinion, other cities fare far better), good location to travel to Benelux or other German cities (if you are backpacking, you could stop by for a quick visit). I apologize if this sounds harsh, but those are probably the best qualities. Things you might not get from Hamburg: the same sense of European splendor that you may get from other cities, cleanliness (this city is not as clean as other cities in Europe), peace and quiet in the evening (see note on nightlife), greenery/canals (at least, not as much as other cities). If it sounds like I am saying that Hamburg is a sub-par Amsterdam or some other great European city, that's probably because I am. Not my favorite. But-maybe it's your gem!

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