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Weekend Hamburg

A weekend getaway in Hamburg: our tips

  • Starting as low as € 33
  • Within 5.10 hours in the heart of Hamburg
  • Travel in comfort and arrive well-rested

Why a weekend in Hamburg is a good idea

A weekend Hamburg is the perfect mini holiday for those who love good food, culture and history. Sample local specialities, prepared authentically or with a modern twist. Admire the diverse museums and take a city walk past historical landmarks. Enjoy local traditions such as Oktoberfests and Christmas markets. We share our best tips for a city break in Hamburg.

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A cultural city break

Hamburg is the place to be for a cultural city break. Visit, for example, the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, which overlooks the entire city from the top of an old warehouse. Here you can listen to the finest classical concerts. Also visit St Michael's Church and one of Hamburg's many interesting museums, such as the Hamburg Kunsthalle museum or the Photography museum.

Wildlife spotting

Want to spot the big five in Hamburg? You can do that at Hamburg Zoo. Besides the enclosures with some 1,800 exotic animals, you can also enjoy the beautiful park with an Art Nouveau gate and a beautiful Japanese bridge. The tropical aquarium is also well worth a visit.


In late September and early October, there is a festive atmosphere in most German cities. Oktoberfests attract visitors from all over Germany and from far across the border. Hopping to Bavarian music, lots of beer and tasty snacks are an integral part of this centuries-old tradition. Even in Hamburg. Sample various beers from local and international breweries and immerse yourself in the 'gemütliche' atmosphere.

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Christmas city trip

At the end of the year, a weekend in Hamburg is extra pleasant. Ornately lit streets and winter-decorated shop windows add a lot of extra atmosphere. Every year, famous Christmas markets are organised, where you can listen to German Christmas music while enjoying a steaming mug of mulled wine. A city trip to Hamburg around Christmas is the perfect opportunity to combine Christmas gift shopping during a weekend getaway.

Culinary enjoyment of local cuisine

Of course, you should definitely taste some local cuisine during your city trip to Hamburg. Introduce your taste buds to local dishes such as Kartoffelpuffer and potato pancakes. Besides traditional cuisine, you will also find many international influences. Also, remember to taste delicious beers from local (micro) breweries.

Tips for accomodation

There is too much to experience in Hamburg to spend a day travelling back and forth. Spend the night during your visit to Hamburg in one of the city's diverse hotels. Want to be completely pampered in a star hotel, or would you rather stay at an affordable hostel?

Check out our list of the best and affordable hotels

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A weekend Hamburg by train

Want to travel to Hamburg in comfort and avoid all possible traffic jams? Take the train for your weekend in Hamburg. You can reach Hamburg Hauptbahnhof from Amsterdam Centraal in 5.10 hours with Intercity Berlin and ICE International. With just one transfer on the way, you will walk leisurely into the city centre after arrival.
The low one-way price is € 33. For all trains: the sooner you book, the lower the price!

Weekend getaway Hamburg

From € 33