Germany’s second biggest city is ideal to visit if you like history and culture. Running out of things to do in Hamburg will not be a problem as you have over sixty museums to choose from as well as some really nice theatres, ballets or operas where you can enjoy world class performances.
Museums you don’t want to miss include the Hamburg Museum, the Museum for Art and Crafts, and the Archeological Museum of Hamburg. The city also hosts two museum ships and the world’s largest model railway museum.
Hamburg has an excellent cultural scene, with many theaters to choose from, whether you are interested in catching a musical while on holiday, going to the ballet or seeing the opera.
The Hamburg State Opera House was the first opera house in Germany when it opened in 1678 and is still going strong today. Even if you don’t speak German very well, you’ll want to see a show at the English Theatre of Hamburg.
The Hamburg Ballet is a ballet company that often hold performances at the Hamburg State Opera. Visit the official website for the Hamburg Ballet to read more about coming performances and how to get tickets to shows.
Other things to do include a visit to Tierpark Hagenbeck, the Hamburg Zoo. Renowned as being the first zoo in the world to use open enclosures surrounded by moats rather than barred cages, it has many attractions including a four level tropical aquarium and a new arctic landscape to explore.
If you fancy a roll of the dice, try out the Hamburg Casino for some fun gambling.
There are events in Hamburg throughout the year, so take note of what is happening before you go. One of the most popular things to do in Hamburg during spring time is to visit The Night of Museums. This event occur in April each year and is great if you want to visit a number of museums. Over 50 museums participate each year and they stay open until 2am. In May there is the Hafengeburstag and the Harbour Birthday which has many events and attracts millions of visitors. Summer offers lots of street parties and parades.
There are also plenty of sporting events to see, including the German Open Tennis tournament which takes place in Hamburg.
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