As the second largest city in Germany, Hamburg has become a hub for the finance, industrial, transportation, and media industries. The city was hit hard during the Second World War, but numerous older buildings remained, including several historic churches. The Port of Hamburg plays an important role in the culture of the city, and is the second largest port in the world. The city is home to dozens of theatres, museums and music venues which attracts millions of visitors to the area each year. Hamburg Airport is one of the largest airports in Germany and handles hundreds of flights each week, including flights from Bristol to Hamburg.
What to do in Hamburg
The city of Hamburg lies along the River Elbe, which provides an excellent opportunity to take a boat ride down the river. This is a great way to see the city from a different angle. Alster Lake also provides plenty of boating opportunities and fun days out for the entire family. The Planten un Blomen is a botanical garden that is well worth a trip to see.
The city is home to over 60 different museums. Some of the most popular museums include the Hamburger Kunsthalle Art Museum, the Museum fur Hamburgische Geschichte, the Emigration Museum, and the Museum Oevelgonne. For visitors who want to see a play, The English Theatre of Hamburg is an all English-speaking theatre. Several of the churches that survived the war can be toured today, including the St. Jacobi Church and the St. Petri Church. St. Nikolai was severely damaged during the war but was not restored so visitors can view the site as a memorial.
Travelling from Hamburg Airport
The most efficient way to travel from the airport to the centre of Hamburg is to take the S1 line on the S-Bahn train. This train takes a direct route from the airport to Hauptbahnof, the main station and takes around 30 minutes to reach the centre of Hamburg. The train stops at the airport every 10 to 15 minutes making this a great way to travel.
Taxis are available outside both terminals and car hire services are also available at the airport and can be found outside terminal two. The onsite travel agents can assist passengers who need help planning their transport from the airport.
Hamburg Airport is one of the busiest in Germany and oversees thousands of flights each year, including many flights from Bristol to Hamburg. The airport has been modernised and has all the major amenities that have helped it earn the title as the Best Airport in Europe by the ACI (Airport Council International Europe).
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