Interesting Places to See in Hamburg

If you have made a plan to visit Hamburg, then you are very lucky as this city of Germany is full of attractions. Don’t you know about much about Hamburg’s tourists’ attractions? Don’t worry as I am going to provide you a list of some interesting places to see in Hamburg. Some of the most popular and interesting tourists’ attractions in Hamburg are:

Alter Elbtunnel

Elbtunnel was constructed in first decade of 20th century and it is one of the oldest tunnels under Elbe River. Having a length of more than 400 meters, this tunnel has room for cars, bicycles and pedestrians as well. It is one of the unique attractions of Hamburg and provides a great way to go to the islands of Steinwerder from where you can see magnificent views of the harbor.

Hamburger Dom

Hamburger Dom is a huge amusement fair that takes place in Hamburg thrice a year that is in winter, spring and summer. It boasts of being the biggest and largest fair in Germany and manages to attract ten million tourists and visitors in a year. Hamburger Dom offers a number of attractions and entertainments to kids and adults alike. Here you and your kids can enjoy all the things which should be present at fair like roller coasters, Ferris Wheel and merry-go-rounds. Are you thinking about some food attractions? Yes, this fair also has a number of stalls offering traditional sweets and snacks. Here I would recommend you one more thing. You must make a plan to see this fair on Friday as a firework show takes place on Friday whenever Hamburger Dom is held.

Reeperbahn

Reeperbahn is actually a street in St. Pauli district of Hamburg and it is also red-light district of the city. Here you can enjoy nightlife of Hamburg as there are attractions for all sorts of punters. Attractions in Reeperbahn include bars, theatre and many other things which attract a large number of tourists and locals as well. Another attraction is the neon-lit street that opens all night which is the most popular attraction of this country.

Alster Lake

This lake was developed in 13th century when it blocked a tributary of the Elbe River. It is one of the greatest attractions of Hamburg rendering it with a unique mood and ambiance. This lake covers an area of 400 acres and is surrounded by green areas and other identical attractions where people come for picnics and summer strolls.

Hagenbecks Tierpark

It is a popular zoo in Hamburg and the animals’ collection here began in 1863. These animals belonged to Carl Hagenbeck who was a recreational animal collector. This zoo boasts of being the first zoo that used open enclosures instead of barred cages. These enclosures were surrounded by moats to give animals their natural environment. During long summer evenings, special Jungle Nights are organized in Hagenbecks Tierpark which are quite popular among tourists and local people of Hamburg. On such nights, belly dancers, jugglers, acrobats and cowboys show tricks of giraffes, zebras and elephants in the zoo.

This was brief description of some of the most beautiful attractions in Hamburg and I will strongly recommend you to visit these places.

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