Hamburg - Holiday facts and Information

Holiday facts and information about Hamburg

General facts

Trip Preparation

Trip Preparation

Language

The language spoken in Hamburg is German.

Best travel time

Hamburg has an oceanic climate. During summer which lasts usually from June through to August temperatures range from 20°C to 30°C., the winters on the contrary are somewhat colder, from December through to February temperatures range from -5°C to 5°C with the possibility of snowfall. Spring and autumn are both cold and warm with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 15°C. Currency The Currency in Hamburg is the Euro.

Visa requirements

To enter Hamburg you will need to bring a valid passport. There is no need to acquire a visa.

Vaccinations

No other than the standard vaccinations are necessary when entering Hamburg.

Communication

In Hamburg it is possible to use domestic mobile phones as there is very good telephone reception. The Roaming option should be set up on your phone.

Country and People

Country and People

Traditions and Culture

Hamburg (Hamburg) - a major industrial center and second largest city in Germany. Status of the biggest sea port and the fourth largest river port in Germany put an appropriate stamp on the economy of Hamburg, turning it into a large shopping center. A Tradition and Custom in Hamburg is to drink an apple wine called “apfelwein”, locals in Hamburg will have a lot of respect towards people who can drink a few glasses of this wine.

Religion

Most people in Hamburg are Evangelical or Catholic; there has also been a rise in Muslims. The rest of the population are Buddhists, Hindus and Jews.

Getting around

Getting around

By bus

In Hamburg it is possible to use a variety of public transportation, including rail, bus and ship. The railway system in Hamburg is “Hamburg S-Bahn” which operates in and out of Hamburg. The local buses in Hamburg are also very convenient as it rotates all around in Hamburg. It is also possible to rent a bicycle in Hamburg and cycle around the city.

By plane

The International airport in Hamburg is “Hamburg Airport” and is located about 5 km from the city Centre. The airport operates domestic and many international flights daily. From there you can also rent a car.

By taxi

Taxis can be found at taxi stands or simply rotating on the road. They can also be ordered at the hotel, or by calling the central taxi service.

Discover and Enjoy

Discover and Enjoy

Discover and enjoy

Culinary Hamburg has very traditional German food including the following dishes: - Aulsuppe which is a local soup, - Bratkartoffeln which are pan fried potatoes, - “Rote Grütze” which is one of the most famous and popular specialties, - Bratwurst - Labskaus a traditional meat - Sauerkraut And much more.

Sights

Hamburg is a city full of history and culture. There is so much to see including over 40 theatres, 60 museums and over 100 music venues and clubs. Amongst the theatres one of the most memorable ones is the “Thalia Theatre” owned by “Deutsches Schauspielhaus” Amongst the variety of museums and galleries some which should be visited when in Hamburg are: - The Kunsthalle Hamburg (Contemporary art gallery) - Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe ( Museum for art and industry) - Deichtorhallen/ House of Photography - The „Inernationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg“ - Museum of Labour - Kiekerberg Open Air Museum - Museum Miniatur Wunderland (which is the world’s largest model railway museum)

Events

Hamburg yearly hosts many different festivals and events, there are many street festivals such as “the gay pride Christopher street day festival”, “the Alster fair” and “Hafengeburtstag” which is a funfair to honor the port of Hamburg. Other events occurring throughout the year are: - Hamburger Motorbike Days - Frühlingsdom - Japanisches Kirschblütenfest - Hamburg’s Dom - Winterdom - Weihnachtsmärkte