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72 Hours for Food, Fun and Culture in Hamburg



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Yes it’s correct, for these next 72 hours we are taking you to Hamburg, Germany where we intend to show you exactly why you shouldn’t underestimate this awesome German city. The city offers you historic European charm, but it is also a culture city with great art and a lively nightlife plus it has a delicious food scene. Get ready!

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Day 1:

Photo credit: Public Coffee Roasters

Fresh off the flight it might be a good idea to start your adventure at Public Coffee Roasters. Here you will undoubtably find some of the best coffee in town, hand-roasted this speciality coffee will give you the boost you need to get ready to explore the city of Hamburg. So start here for some coffee and a delicious snack before you head out.

Photo credit: Affenfaust Galerie

Next up some art at Affenfaust Galerie. With great art exhibits this is where you will get a good feel for the art and culture in Hamburg. Go to their website and check the exhibits to learn about what you can see while you are in town. It might even be the place you find yourself a little souvenir to bring back home.

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Now time for some music! Next up you will go hear a spectacular concert at the Resonanzraum concert venue by Ensemble Resonanz. It is a very unique spot to go as it’s in one of Germany‘s largest bunkers, a 38 meter high concrete building from World War II yet located right in the heart of Hamburgs famous St. Pauli district. This is the home of Ensemble Resonanz, who will bring you a music experience you won’t forget!

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Hungry yet? We certainly hope you are! Because you are going to Ufer Restaurant. This is a café, restaurant and wine bar located in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel. You will find delicious, inspired food which is local and genuine a well as an amazing selection of the best wines. They are using ingredients from local producers so you know the quality is the best, and you can choose between fourteen wines by the glass. What’s not to love about that?

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End the night with some fun, make your way to Club 20457. This is an international bar located in the Hafencity district of Hamburg. Whether you are a local or visitor this is the place to hang out. Besides serving you some excellent drinks they host events like stand-up comedy, live music sessions and crazy club bingo. This is the place to see and be seen at!


Day 2:

Photo credit: Hauptkirche St. Michaelis

Start your second day by exploring one of Hamburg’s most picturesque buildings the Hauptkirche St. Michaelis. It is a beautiful landmark in Hamburg and well worth a visit to discover some of the great European history and architecture.

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Time for sushi for lunch. Katana Sushi is where you will find the best sushi in Hamburg. The products are top quality so you can enjoy the best tuna and salmon rolls as well as creative California rolls. This is a popular spot amongst both locals and visitors, and the reviews are excellent. So head here to relax and enjoy yourself in this beautiful, chic sushi restaurant.

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If you are a music fan might we also suggest you stop by at Geigenbau Winterling. You can go look at some spectacular music instruments made by them. Even if you do not play yourself it might be a fun experience to stop by here. Besides making instruments on an individual basis Geigenbau Winterling also restores instruments as well as deal with fine old instruments and bows. It is one of the old Violin Making shops in Europe and one of the oldest ones in Germany.

Photo credit: Terrace Hill

Let’s hit some cool spots this evening to experience the awesome night life in Hamburg too. Maybe begin the evening at Terrace Hill. They have a beautiful rooftop terrace with a view over Hamburg from where you can see both the “Elphi” and the “Michel” which are the most famous sights in Hamburg. Terrace Hill also has different parties and live concerts. This is absolutely a cool spot to begin a fun evening.

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Even though you are most likely having a ton of fun at Terrace Hill may we suggest you also check out Cascadas. Cascadas is a retro-styled nightclub right in the heart of Hamburg. If you are here a Tuesday night they host excellent Caribbean Nights and in the summers they feature a great terrace. The club is open year around with different programs and often cool live music events. This is absolute the spot to have fun and party in the Hamburg city centre.


Day 3:

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We hate to break it to you, but it is your final day in Hamburg. However, we intend on starting it off just right with a breakfast at Karlsons. This is a culinary piece of Scandinavia right in the middle of Hamburg. You will find homemade blueberry jam, apple pancakes and much more. Every meal served here is fresh and homemade while the café is designed just like you imagine a Swedish summerhouse would be. Needless to say, you feel comfortable and welcome from the minute you step in the door. They also have a small shop with delicacies you can explore before or after you indulge on the delicious food.

Photo credit: Das Auswanderermuseum Ballinstadt Hamburg

After this indulgent meal we recommend to experience another piece of Hamburg’s culture scene at Das Auswanderermuseum BallinStadt, or in English The Emigration Museum. Here you can explore the migration history of over four eras. You will be able to follow the footsteps of people striving to fulfill hopes and dreams while they went to find a new homeland. This is a fascination museum, and we know you will enjoy it.

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Time for your final and incredibly delicious dinner in Hamburg. Go to Rock Our Kitchen to find a cool new-style pizza createry and winebar. You will get to try some absolute spectacular creative pizzas as well as exciting salads and bowls. And of course accompanied with excellent wine. This is a cool spot to kick back and relax with a great meal while thinking back at your great time in Hamburg.

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Last but certainly not least we figured to end it off with a bang of a party at M&V Bar. M&V is a gay bar, but everyone is welcome, and they throw quite the party while serving up all your favourite drinks! This bar is actually historic in the city and absolutely worth visiting for a drink or four before ending this great Hamburg vacation!

Have we convinced you yet? Is Hamburg finally on your list of places to go in Europe? We hope so, this city will not let you down!


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