This week, the General Assembly of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) voted in favor of Hamburg, Germany as the official German nominee for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The north German city of Hamburg prevailed over the city of Berlin and aims to present games with short distances, on the water and in the heart of Europe’s second largest port.
In honor of Hamburg Germany being put forth as an Olympic city contender, here are 8 things you can do in Hamburg, Germany if you have a Germany bucket list:
1. Miniatur Wunderland.
Miniatur Wunderland hosts the world’s largest model railway exhibition.
2. Alter Elb tunnel.
The Alter Elb tunnel is a Hamburg landmark, a tourist attraction and a historical monument.
3. Hamburger Kunsthalle.
The Hamburger Kunsthalle is an art museum where 200 masterpieces are a part of the permanent art collection.
4. City Centre
Home of the Hamburg historical Town Hall in the middle of the city centre.
The historic district of Hamburg that gives you a glimpse of what life was like in Hamburg in the 17th century.
6. Der Fischmarkt.
There is no longer fish in Hamburg, but this open air market is a popular attraction.
7. Harbor cruise River Elbe.
A river cruise is a great way to see the city by taking one of the many day cruises offered, with boat operators departing from the Landungsbrucken pier to for the River Elbe.
8. Planten und Blomen Park.
Planten und Blomen is Hamburg’s most popular park–considered an oasis in the middle of the city.
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Natasha von Geldern
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Natasha von Geldern is a travel writer, editor, and blogger who is passionate about making the pages of the atlas real by traveling the world. She is a contributor to Travel Wire Asia, Wild Junket Magazine, Yahoo! Total Travel and Travelbite. You can find her on World Wandering Kiwi.