To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Hamburg, spread your wings and discover nearby areas such as Speicherstadt, Hamburg, and Hoheluft-Ost.
To better understand Hamburg, visit one of its museums and theaters. Take a tour, admire the architecture or simply enjoy the beautiful artworks at Hamburger Kunsthalle, the Cap San Diego and Hamburg Museum. Book in for a spectacular show at Imperial Theater, Laeiszhalle and the Elbe Philharmonic Hall.
There are many beautiful natural destinations here so make sure you enjoy the nearby green spaces. Bring a picnic, pull out your sketch pad, or just relax in the shade at the Botanical Gardens and Japanese Garden.
Visitors looking for interesting places to visit in and around the Schanzenviertel area should go and see Fish Market, the Planten un Blomen and Beatles Platz. For a relaxing change of pace, pay a visit to the area’s holy places, such as the St. Peter's Church, the St. Catherine's Church and the St. Nikolai Church.
If you are looking to buy souvenirs, fashion and food, amble through the boutiques, stores and stalls that are part of Grosse Freiheit, Europa Passage and Neuer Wall.
Those travelling without kids will love spending some time at Holsten Brewery.
The area’s sporting heart is Millerntor Stadium, home to the Hamburg Blue Devils football team in summer and the FC St. Pauli soccer team in winter. This multi-purpose stadium is also a popular concert venue, so be sure to browse the stadium’s gig guide to see what’s on during your visit.
When it’s time to wind down after a busy day discovering the many charms of Schanzenviertel, check in to one of the area's many accommodation options. The Radisson Blu Hotel, the Hotel Hafen Hamburg and the Barcelo Hamburg are just three of the many great places to stay around here.