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3 days in Hamburg

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3 days in Hamburg
See the top attractions in Hamburg over the course of three days.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Day 1
Miniatur Wunderland
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Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland is the world’s largest model train exhibit, and still growing. See trains running through recreations of Hamburg and the coast, Austria, the Grand Canyon and Scandinavia.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Rainer Abicht Cruise
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Rainer Abicht Cruise

Take a guided boat tour of the harbor, and see the shipping activity still in Hamburg. Boats are heated in winter.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Park Planten un Blomen
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Park Planten un Blomen

The botanic garden Park Planten un Blomen (plants and flowers) has fountains, a playground, and a rink for ice skating or blading.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Day 2
Alster Lakes
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Alster Lakes

You can take a guided boat tour of the lake, or rent a canoe. There are running/walking paths through the park, along with bars and cafes.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Hamburger Kunsthalle
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Hamburger Kunsthalle

This huge art museum specializes in European painting. The historic building itself is worth the price of admission.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Kunst und Gewerbe Museum
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Kunst und Gewerbe Museum

The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, like the Victoria & Albert in London, specializes in fine & decorative art.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Museum of Hamburg History (Hamburgmuseum)
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Museum of Hamburg History (Hamburgmuseum)

The hamburgmuseum (or hm), also known as Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte ("Museum for Hamburg History"), is a history museum located in the city of Hamburg in northern Germany. The museum was established at its current location in 1922, although its parent organization was started in 1839. The museum was named hamburgmuseum in 2006. It is located near the Planten un Blomen park in... More

The hamburgmuseum (or hm), also known as Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte ("Museum for Hamburg History"), is a history museum located in the city of Hamburg in northern Germany. The museum was established at its current location in 1922, although its parent organization was started in 1839. The museum was named hamburgmuseum in 2006. It is located near the Planten un Blomen park in the center of Hamburg. The museum has many artifacts from preserved by the Society of Hamburg History founded in 1839. The Petri portal from Hamburg's St. Petri Church, built in 1604, was built into the museum courtyard. Less

     Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Day 3
Speicherstadtmuseum
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Speicherstadtmuseum

Grippers, bales of rubber, coffee-sacks, sampling implements: The Speicherstadtmuseum is located on the ground floor of a red-brick warehouse that is over a 120 years old (in the authentic surroundings of the dockland warehouse district in the former free-port). Here typical goods and tools collected from traditional warehouse companies and business premises of the warehouse district... More

Grippers, bales of rubber, coffee-sacks, sampling implements: The Speicherstadtmuseum is located on the ground floor of a red-brick warehouse that is over a 120 years old (in the authentic surroundings of the dockland warehouse district in the former free-port). Here typical goods and tools collected from traditional warehouse companies and business premises of the warehouse district are exhibited. Historical photos and maps/plans illustrate the changes of over a century in this worldwide unique historical monument. Further topics are: coffee- and tea-trading as well as lighter-boating (supplying the warehouses with goods by transport on cargo barges).The engaging and interactive exhibition emphasises the skills and ingenuity of the work of warehousemen. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Hamburg Cruise Center
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Hamburg Cruise Center

There is an international feel to the Hamburg Cruise Center, where many cruise ships dock throughout the year. Hotels, restaurants and shops serve vacationers.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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International Maritime Museum
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International Maritime Museum

Learn about the history and future of shipping, and Hamburg’s importance, at this tremendous museum. Artifacts include ship models, paintings, uniforms and nautical devices.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Church of St. Michael
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Church of St. Michael

This huge 18th-century cathedral is Hamburg's best known architectural landmark.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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