Germany's second largest city, Hamburg is an amazingly versatile city with a
fascinating past and much to see and do. The city itself is located on the Elbe
River, giving the town a rich mercantile history that has helped establish the
city as not only one of the most influential ports in the world, but also as a
key trade city for international consumers.
One of the first stops when
visiting the city should be harbor area at the southern end of the Alte
Deichstraße. The area boasts a row of historic warehouses dating back to around
1900 and provides an excellent backdrop for photos. The region also boasts
touristy sites like the Hamburg Dungeon and the Miniatur Wunderland - the
world's largest model railway layout.
The harbor area also hosts a
Sunday fish market - an open-air fresh market that gives travelers a chance to
pick up fresh seafood and listen to live bands performing jazz, skiffle, country
and Western music.
Travelers interested in shopping might also enjoy a
trip to the Mönckebergstraße area just west of the central railway station,
where rows of local and designer shops provide a fun pathway to the majestic
town hall and several historic churches.