There is something for everybody’s taste in Hamburg, from visiting the Miniatur Wunderland to taking a haunted trip through the Hamburg Dungeons, there are plenty of things to see and do.
With increasingly high temperatures in the month of April in Hamburg, it is likely that you can enjoy some outdoor sights whilst on your visit.
Built in the late 1800s, the Rathaus is an architecturally impressive building from a richer era. The magnificent sandstone edifice houses the city’s senate and parliament. It is worth a visiting both the outside and inside. Situated near the Alster it is a good starting point for a walk around the city centre.
This landmark zoo houses over 210 different animal species. The intrepid visitor can also explore a four-level tropical aquarium and an absolute must is the new “Eismeer” or Ice-world attraction, an enclosure for all Arctic and Antarctic animals. Tierpark Hagenbeck is one of the few zoos where you are allowed to interact with the animals by feeding them.
For those who love shopping, the Jungfernstieg area is famous for its concentration of quality stores: high-end boutiques and name brands, plus the home of Nivea, and even an Apple store; there is something for everyone. It is also the perfect place to enrol on a boat tour around the Alster lake or just sit in a café and people watch.
Since its opening, the Miniatur Wunderland has become one of the tourist highlights of the Hanseatic city. The Miniatur Wunderland is the largest model railway and city in the world. You can admire different worlwide cities, a football ground and even an airport in miniature. There are also open construction sites, so you can observe and understand the construction of these miniature kingdoms.
For those who love a drop of horror, the Hamburg Dungeon is sure to make you shiver a little. This two hour excursion into the macabre is actually a stage performance / interactive museum of horror. This so called “torture museum” reveals the deepest and darkest moments in the history of the city.
Chocoversum is a gourmet trip into the world of chocolate making. You will discover what impact crushers and broker have on chocolate, see live how chocolate is made on historical machines, and the secret of 500 aromas will be revealed. You can also try your hand at being a chocolatier and create your own favourite chocolate from various different ingredients.