This is the best boat tour through the harbour you can get: A vintage launch with a DJ, cruising through the old and new parts of the harbour.
You can get off once an hour or stay on as long as you like.
Find more information about this boat tour at the official website frauhedi.de
12. Visit the world-famous FC Sankt Pauli
Whether you like football or not, this FC Sankt Pauli is one of the most unique football clubs in the world. It is not just any football all club.
While the footballers have enjoyed only modest success on the field, the club is widely recognized for its distinctive culture and has a large popular following as one of the country’s “Kult” clubs.
FC St. Pauli supporters are highly identified with far-left politics.
For sure you have seen their famous skull, the symbol of the club.
If you have the chance, visit their stadium and even a match.
Here’s a documentary about FC St Pauli. Click it, it is quite interesting and helps you understanding Hamburg and its culture a bit better.
13. The Beatles
You may already know that, but the Beatles became famous in Hamburg, Germany.
The original lineup of the Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best regularly performed at different clubs in Hamburg, Germany, during the period from August 1960 to December 1962; a chapter in the group’s history which honed their performance skills, widened their reputation, and led to their first recording, which brought them to the attention of Brian Epstein.
There is a famous “The Beatles Square” right at Red Light District.
There is even different tours in Hamburg dedicated to the music band.
At night, you should walk by the famous Beatles Square. It’s illuminated.
Here is a video of The Beatles live at the Star Club in 1962.
14. Have a Fischbrötchen
Eat like a local.
Eat a famous fish sandwich at the Harbor, near Landungsbrücke.
There is different types of fish sandwiches. Just have a look which one you like and get it.
Oh, and look out for the seagulls when eating. They like to scare people so they throw away their food. Just pay attention.
15. Hang out at the Harbour
Talking about Landungsbrücke, it is one of our favorite areas in Hamburg.
You can see the full harbour, hop on a cruise and even see the now-finished Elbphilharmonie.
See the tour above; scroll up.
16. Chill at the Beach
Hamburg has its own beach. Seriously, that is true.
It is a small beach slightly outside the city center. You can get here by walking, by bike or take the river boat.