Hamburg is the 2nd largest city in Germany that represents the heritage of its political history. The city is located on the River Elbe that flows through its mainland forming two separate lakes. The place has many tourist attractions including gardens, parks, architectural monuments, museums, cathedrals, and beautiful bridges. Most of my time in the city was spent on sightseeing and short city tours. Listed below are a few significant locations that shouldn’t be missed at any cost.
- Miniatur Wunderland
Miniatur Wunderland is a specialty museum that houses model railways. The place is located in Speicherstadt and is quite popular among the visitors. We had a great time touring this amazing museum that spans over 73,195 sq ft. The existing miniature model is built over a total area of 16,038 sq ft. As of now, new models are under construction and by the year 2020, the place would be having a larger collection of displays. The miniature structures are designed quite realistically and include a football stadium, a Las Vegas night scene, and the portion of Hamburg City.
- Church of St. Michael
It would be a great loss if you miss out on this spectacular landmark in Hamburg. Located in Englische Planke 1, the St. Michael’s Church is one of the most historic religious attractions in Northern Germany. The cathedral was originally built in 1786 and underwent several renovations over the last century. The cathedral is a fine example of Baroque architecture and the interiors are meticulously designed in gold and white. The church tower is 132 meters high and offers an amazing view of the entire city.
If you enjoy sightseeing, then you should definitely visit the Elbphilharmonie located in the HafenCity quarter. It is basically a concert hall opened in 2017. There is an observatory deck that offers a beautiful view of the Hamburg skyline. Besides enjoying the views we had a great time at the restaurant located on the 6th floor.