Hamburg - Hanseatic city with cosmopolitan atmosphere

Alster, Hamburg, Germany
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Elbe and Alster, boulevards, squares and parks - the Hanseatic city of Hamburg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the heart of Europe. 1.7 million people live in Germany's second largest city and appreciate the unique location on the waterfront and the cosmopolitan atmosphere. The wide range of sporting, cultural and economic events attracts many guests throughout the year.


The hotel and restaurant industry has been growing for years and the concept ideas are particularly original and innovative this year. Hamburg can well use the new hotels, because Lonely Planet and the LA Times list the Hanseatic city currently among the top travel destinations worldwide. (

Hotels - ideas to sleep

Reichshof Hamburg CURIO Collection by Hilton ****+


The hotel is located in the vibrant heart of the city close to the central station and numerous attractions. Built in 1910, this fully renovated hotel is designed in the Art Déco style of the Golden Twenties, with high ceilings and luxurious furniture. Exciting creations of German and International dishes can be enjoyed in the restaurant, which forms the historic heart of the building. A hotel that combines history and modernity alike!

Hotel Reichshof, Hamburg, Germany
© Reichshof Hamburg

Hotel Tortue ****+


Hotel Tortue is one of Hamburg’s youngest hotels, opening in summer 2018. The 4* Superior Boutique-Hotel is located only a short walk from the famous Jungfernstieg, right in the city centre. The French style of the hotel creates a very special atmosphere, which is also reflected in the 126 classy furnished rooms. Two restaurants and two bars, as well as rooftop terrace invite the guests to enjoy the hotel to its fullest.

Hotel Tortue, Hamburg, Germany
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SIDE *****


The newly renovated and modernized 5-star-design hotel SIDE delights guests with puristic design, modern technology and a central location in Hamburgs city center. Except of variable conference rooms the SIDE offers its guests the Sky Lounge with an adjoining rooftop terrace on the 8th floor which can be booked exclusively for events that need an exciting view.

SIDE Hotel, Hamburg, Germany

GINN ****+


This new design hotel will open in winter 2018: it’s directly located by the river Elbe close to the famous Hamburger fish market. On the highest floor the reception and the restaurant offer a first class view over the river and the harbor area. The rooms come with an open loft character and combine individual design, lifestyle and comfort with a dynamic multimedia concept. A really promising hotel with an exceptional vibe.

GINN Hotel, Hamburg, Germany
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Restaurants - places to eat

Barefood Deli


The Barefood Deli is the restaurant of the famous German Hollywood actor Til Schweiger. It welcomes its guests in a bright, cozy, stylish and at the same time rustic atmosphere. The restaurant is spread over two floors and offers up to 200 seats. The fresh and simple dishes are based on the favorite recipes of Til Schweiger himself, as well as his family and friends.

Barefood Deli, Hamburg, Germany
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Au Quai


Directly located at the Elbe River, the Au Quai offers not only a magnificent view, but also high quality meals. The fish restaurant serves original and traditional recipes with influences from all over the world. The Au Quai is also the perfect location to hold an event for up to 300 persons. Its modern interior, a big terrace and a conservatory create just the perfect atmosphere.

Au Quai, Hamburg, Germany
© Au Quai

Fillet of Soul


This restaurant is located between the main station and the new vibrant quarter HafenCity. It focusses on a comfortable atmosphere with an open interior and modern furniture. The creative team serve dishes from the crossover cuisine with regional products. It is well fitting for any demands and offers even a nice summer terrace.

© Fillet of Soul, Hamburg, Germany
© Fillet of Soul

Altes Mädchen


The restaurant is the trendiest brew house in entire Hamburg and offers a cozy jet modern atmosphere. Before opening the brew house, the owners travelled the world to find the best craft beers and today serve a selection of about 60 different Crafts from around the world aside from their own Ratsherrn brews. No wonder that they also offer beer tastings.

Braugasthaus Schanzenhöfe, Hamburg, Germany
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Locations - spaces to party

Wasserwerk Inselpark Wilhelmsburg


The old waterworks in Wilhelmsburg are more than 100 years old and were shut down in 2008. With the International Garden Show (IGS) in 2013 it was rebuilt into a spectacular event location. The machine hall was built in 1911 and is a highlight of the industrial architecture. With its impressive appearance and the large terrace directly at the waterside, it ideally integrates into the island park. The three different rooms with a total of 950 sqm offer the perfect location for anniversaries, conferences or other private and business events.

Wasserwerk Inselpark Wilhelmsburg, Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburger and Germania Ruderclub


The Hamburger and Germania Ruder Club is the oldest rowing club of Germany. However, it is not only a rowing club but also one of Hamburg’s finest event locations. Since it is perfectly situated at the shore of the Außenalster, guests can enjoy themselves on the big terrace facing the water. A newly renovated and bright interior add up to chic ambience in a beautiful scenery.

Hamburger und Germania, Hamburg, Germany

Rainville Elbterrassen


In the year 1798 Cesar Charles Lubin de Rainville opened Hamburgs first restaurant right here. Today it’s a fantastic location with a big summer terrace where the guest can enjoy the beautiful view over the harbor and the passing container and cruise ships. Except of a restaurant with the possibility for private dining, Rainville Elbterrassen offers a banquet room with space for up to 150 persons.

Rainvilles Elbterrassen, Hamburg, Germany
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Rickmer Rickmers


The sailing ship Rickmer Rickmers is over 110 years old and lies since 1983 in the harbor in Hamburg. The board restaurant consists of two club rooms and one restaurant with space for up to 250 persons. It serves various fish dishes and menus. The Rickmer Rickmers has an exceptional atmosphere and it is known for its uniqueness.

Stiftung Rickmer Rickmers, Hamburg, Germany
© Stiftung Rickmer Rickmers

Activities - things to do

Speedboat tour


A tour in the Hamburg harbor is a must when visiting town. And for those who want some more action a Speedboat tour is the perfect combination of some sightseeing in the harbor area and an adrenalin loaded activity. The tour with a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat - rubber boat with a static body) takes the participants some kilometers down the river Elbe. After passing some of Hamburg’s sights such as the landing piers and the fish market, the tour continues with top speed up to 100 km/h and the group will really fly low over the waves.

Speedboat cruise, Hamburg, Germany
© RIB Piraten

Ratsherren Brewery Tour and Beer tasting


Get an inside view of Hamburgs youngest Brewery, producing not the traditional export but craft beers. The brewery began operating in the middle of Hamburg in 2012 in a location where beer was brewed for almost 1000 years by different breweries over the centuries. During the tour the group will get to know the insides of the process and the way modern craft beers are brewed. After the tour the participants get to taste the beers that they just saw in their brewing process and get the chance to ask questions to the brew master.

Ratsherrn Brauerei, Hamburg, Germany
© Ratsherrn Brauerei GmbH

GPS Canoe Rally


During this interactive “scavenger hunt” the teams can discover Hamburgs waterways from a whole new perspective. With the help of a GPS device the participants will need to navigate their canoes through the many canals and find hidden team tasks and riddles.

GPS Canoe-Rallye, Hamburg, Germany
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In Hamburg it’s always close to the water but of course it’s even more fun to be on the water: when the skipper says “Cast off!” it’s time for a sailing adventure and the opportunity to see Hamburg from a whole new point of view! After an introduction the teams will set sails in boats on the “Außenalster” which comes with a lovely outlook on Hamburgs skyline. For those who want some more action it’s even possible to have a regatta to see which team is the fastest.

City sailing, Hamburg, Germany
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