Hamburg Itinerary 3 Days

What to Do in Hamburg in 3 Days Tour

This is a glimpse of what to do in Hamburg in 3 days. We have mentioned some of the frequently added attractions in Hamburg that range from historical to natural, from fun-filled to the most popular. Explore more travel ideas for a perfect 3-day Hamburg itinerary.

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What to see in 3 days in Hamburg?

Day 1 In Hamburg

A quiet start to a relaxing vacation, spend the morning exploring nature and religion

Alster Lakes:

An important reservoir in Hamburg, your day couldn’t start better than a biking tour around the lake. While people come here early in the morning for a jog, a walk, or simply to enjoy a game of frisbee in the surrounding parks, you can also choose to spend some time in the water activities that are provided here. After such an energetic start to the day, head to the waterfront cafes for a delicious breakfast and then to the church.

St. Michael's Church:

One of the five most important Lutheran churches in Hamburg, St. Michael's Church serves as the landmark of the city. It is often considered to be amongst the finest churches in terms of architecture and Baroque artwork.

Continue sightseeing by the waters in the afternoon

HafenCity:

Located on the banks of the River Elbe, HafenCity is like an old-new book. Along parts of it having monuments and sites that tell stories of the past, it also is one of the largest urban building sites in Europe. New offices and residential areas are slowly shaping up. Being an important port of Hamburg, a number of cafes and restaurants facing the waters offer a unique experience to tourists.

International Maritime Museum:

International Maritime Museum of Hamburg is situated in HafenCity. With more than 40,000 items that make the history of maritime here interesting, it is one of the largest museums of its kind. Its history dates back to 1934 when Peter Tamm started his collection. Most of the current collection, if not all, can be trailed back to him. The museum was established in 2008, in a building that was formerly, a warehouse.

Address: Osakaallee 11, 20457 Hamburg, Germany

Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

 Step into the past and explore the history and art of Hamburg in the evening

SpeicherStadt:

Famed for being the largest warehouse district in the world, SpeicherStadt is a must visit in your 3 Days in Hamburg. Once on the verge of ruins, it is today, an incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rust golden, brick warehouses go on for about 1.5 kilometers. And flowing along it is a canal. The dark blue waters with the brick red contrast is a lovely sight to enjoy!

Address: Warehouse District, Hamburg, Germany (Neustadt)

Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Hamburger Kunsthalle:

High on the list of the largest museums in the country, Hamburger Kunsthalle is a place for art lovers. Spread over three buildings that are art pieces themselves, dating back to 1869, 1921 and 1997, this museum covers European art of over almost seven centuries. Some sections of the museum are dedicated to various genres including the Old Master, Contemporary, Modern, and more.

Address: Glockengießerwall, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Ticket Price: 10 EUR

Day 2 In Hamburg

Discover the roots of Hamburg this morning

Alter Botanischer Garten:

Once a botanical garden from the 1800s, Alter Botanischer Garten is today a park. It is one of the quiet areas of the city. Ornate with statues, sculptures, and inscriptions, a leisure walk here will be a wonderful start to the day.

Landungsbrücken:

Landungsbrücken is a floating water station. Unique and exciting, it is often not noticeably different than land. Many boats and cruises dock here from time to time. The piers and the terminal building are important monuments as they are built from volcanic tuff and are archaic.

Museum Of Hamburg History:

Originally established in the year 1908, Museum Of Hamburg History was shifted to the current location in the year 1922. The permanent collection displays artifacts and items which are categorized into many exhibits like Hamburg in the 20th Century, Baroque Merchant Hall, The 1842 Fire, Enlightenment, and Emancipation, During the German Empire, and The Synagogue.

Art all afternoon

Kunst Und Gewerbe Museum:

Flaunting art forms like fine, applied and decorative arts, Kunst Und Gewerbe Museum was established in 1874. Its collections include musical instruments, pots, paintings, carpets and more.

Spend the evening dining and wining

Reeperbahn:

Named after the old tradition of rope walking that used to take place here, Reeperbahn is today one of the most happening places in the city. Hosting the city’s largest club festival, the Reeperbahn Festival, this area has few of the top lounges and bars. It is also one of the largest red-light areas of Hamburg.

Address: Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany (St. Pauli)

Timings: 24-Hrs

Day 3 In Hamburg

Know more about the city with some more morning sightseeing

Rathaus:

Known for its vibrant turquoise rooftops, the Town Hall of Hamburg is a brilliant sight to behold. Located in the hub of the city, you have the neighborhood packet with markets and squares that host events and celebrate festivals. A great place to shop for trinkets and indulge in the local food.

Miniatur Wunderland:

Your 72 hours in Hamburg must include a visit here. Largest in the world, and the most impressive one, this miniature railway museum must be seen to be believed. With work still going on, by 2020, it will be the best of its kind!

BallinStadt:

An escape for a large number of Europeans in the 19th and 20th centuries, Hamburg was home to many foreigners. BallinStadt is the Emigration office that worked tirelessly to accommodate the people. A museum and a monument now, it is definitely worth a visit.

Address: Veddeler Bogen 2, 20539 Hamburg, Germany

Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Ticket Price: 12 EUR

Spend the afternoon with the masters of the jungle, and of the canvas

Tierpark Hagenbeck:

Tierpark Hagenbeck is a zoo that opened in the year 1863. Famous for being the first zoo that got rid of the cages and sheltered animals in open enclosures, it is still as famous as it was before. This 62-acre park protects 530 species, by serving as a home to 14,300 animals.

Kunst Und Gewerbe Museum:

Adding to the art and culture of Hamburg, Kunst Und Gewerbe Museum is a center that displays fine, applied and decorative art of old masters as well as some modern innovators.

A quiet evening, the perfect end

Planten Un Blomen:

End the trip amidst the serene atmosphere of the Planten Un Blomen. Sprawled across urban Hamburg, it is spread across an area of 47 hectares. After soaking in the lush beauty and fragrance of the garden, you can enjoy the light and sound show here in the evening.

Address: St.Petersburger StraBe 28, 20355 Hamburg, Germany

Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

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Best Hotels in Hamburg for 3 Day Trip

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With More Days in Hand

Spend your days like a local when you are for more than 3 days in Hamburg. Visit famous sightseeing places, plan day trips to nearby cities, and enjoy touring with family and friends. Be part of the events happening in the city. Check what to do in Hamburg in 4 days or 5 days.

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