|Mid range bottle of wine||$6.78|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$2.15|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$2 334.41|
|1 Summer dress in a chain store||$45.31|
|Monthly Pass (local transport)||$102.78|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$688.14|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$9.49|
Located in the North part of Germany, Hamburg is the second city in the country by population, with almost two million inhabitants. With 300 channels canals, interconnecting waterways and a harbour, Hamburg has more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined, all of these adding a special atmosphere to this hanseatic city.
The 850-year-old harbour, the second largest port in Europe, was the central point for many journeys made in order to explore various parts of the unknown world. Between 1840 and 1940, more than five million people, from countries like Germany, the Austro-Hungary Empire, Russian Empire, and Poland emigrated from the city to the United States. If you travel to Hamburg, you will discover one of the wealthiest areas in Germany, a Mecca of media and an industrial hub. The city is known for its famous museums, elegant shopping and for the nightlife in the Reeperbahn, which is the finest red district you can find in Europe.
The Weather in Hamburg
Flights to Hamburg will bring you in a city with a windy area, due to its location in the North and the vicinity of the North Sea. You should be prepared for some rain almost every week. Even though summers are breezy and warm, winters are very cold. During January and February the temperatures drop all the time below zero, and is very popular in the city to ice skate on the frozen rivers and lakes.
The International airport is the oldest airport in operation in the country, which was opened in 1911. Since the beginning of this century, the airport underwent some modernization, with modern architecture, shopping malls, and a new hotel. It is situated only eight km from the city center and the easiest way in order to reach the center is by travel with the metro.
Located in the center of the city, the main train station is the perfect point to start a tour of some shops. Her you will find brands like Gucci, Zara, Dolce&Gabanna, Prada and many more global retailers. Next to the Moenckeberg Strassethere are several museums.
Getting Around in Hamburg
Besides exploring Hamburg by foot, another way to move from a place to another is to use the public transportation system. Easy to use, modern, and well developed, the Hamburg Metro includes ferries, bus, and rail at an affordable price. For all of those who are planning to use a lot the metro system, they can purchase the Discount Card.
Cheap flights to Hamburg will bring you right in the middle of a thriving nightlife. Because of its young population, many students, and the diversity of people, the nightlife in Hamburg is well known all around Europe. After the sun fall, you can walk in the old harbor area, take a tour of the canals with a boat, or visit the 200-year-old Fisch Markt. The city’s most legendary avenue is the Reepebahn, the center of the city’s famous red light and entertainment district. This is an eclectic combination of theatres, restaurants, and bars, along with strip clubs, sex museums, and sex shops. This makes the Reepebahn a cool place to visit for locals and travelers alike. In the early 60's, the Beatles were here, starting their international celebrity in some of the clubs on the Reepebahn.
Where to Stay in Hamburg
Flighthub offers the cheapest flights to Hamburg so you can enjoy a nice trip. There are several ways to find the perfect accommodation for you. There are available cheap hostels, good hotels and luxurious ones, offering a wide range of amenities for every budget. If it is about good food, the city is famous for its seafood, cooked from the fresh fish brought right from the North Sea; you can try also so interesting local dishes, like the German Wurst or the apple pie. You can find too several Asian restaurants or restaurant with Mediterranean menu.