The main attraction of the city of Hamburg in Germany is undoubtedly its great cultural heritage. It has 60 excellent museums, 40 theaters and more than 100 clubs or music halls. Many of the museums, including the History Museum of Hamburg, are spectacular. As the name implies, this museum aims to inform its visitors of the great history of this wonderful city. Located in the neighborhood of St. Pauli, in the middle of a beautiful park, its large red brick building was inaugurated in 1922. It was built over a baroque building from the 17th century. It was destroyed by Allied bombs during World War 2 and its reconstruction took time, and was finally completed with the glass dome 1989. The origin of its objects and collections corresponds to the so-called Hamburg Historical Society was formed in 1839 and until 1881 were displayed in different buildings, then located at the present site. The whole development of the city, the ways of life of its inhabitants, their occupations, the various ethnic groups that settled there, port activity, the figures in its history, the various Historic times transited Germany (including war and Nazism), furniture of bygone eras, boats at different scales, a section devoted to Jewish culture, a large number of videos and photographs all very interesting and translated into English, and generally the great culture that characterizes open and diverse, are there presented and represented by a vast and valuable collection gathered over two centuries. The museum has an extensive ground floor, first and second floor, basement, cafeteria, central courtyard and a small corner at the entrance, where you can buy some souvenirs. It is worth spending a full day at this museum and learn all the "open" hamburger society has contributed to the development of Germany and Europe.
Harrys Hafen lived near the Port of Hamburg's St. Pauli district, most of the twentieth century. The young Harrys began buying and exchanging with sailors from remote areas, most unusual objects, and then sold them in his store. Over time, Harrys converted his store into a vast "Cabinet of Curiosities" ranging from a stuffed polar bear resting on the lintel of the door, to a real siren figurehead. Sculptures, carvings, masks, miniatures, polychrome tables, and countless animals lie in the basement rooms. There are hundreds, more than 3,000. When Harrys died, his sons decided to charge admission to the store as a kind of anthropological museum.
The Hauptkirche San Jacobi is a church built 1340-1440 that is in the center of Hamburg. It was partially destroyed during World War II but renovated 1951-1963. Several entertainments take place during the week, such as organ concerts.
Throughout the entire city it is possible to ride a bike, plus it has many areas where there are paths suitable for cycling or running, One that I liked is the path that surrounds the 2 Alster lakes. Cycling is popular in Hamburg, but do not think of the chaos of Amsterdam, it has nothing to do, the volume is much lower and more controlled. As a tourist without a bike, there are many places in town where you can rent one, the usage is easy, register your credit card and you can use the bike for 24 hours and it is the best because you can stop in many places. The passage of the card is just to charge you a kind of fee (I think it was 5 euros) because the bike is really free, if you return in good condition you those 5 euros paid on account. Do not hesitate, Hamburg is a beautiful city, and cycling is one of the best options to get to know it.
A crazy, gay show that we saw in Hamburg. They do it every year and it is very interesting and fun. Do not be afraid! You'll have a great time. There is everything from underwear, parades and costumes.
This museum has existed since 1879 and houses the oldest and largest collection of wax figures in Germany. It has more than 100 characters covering history, culture, showbiz and sport. It is situated in a building dating from the fifties of the twentieth century. The figures include Goethe and Schiller, Napoleon, Cleopatra and Fritz as well as Picasso, Uwe Seeler, Steffi Graf, Harry Potter, James Dean, Elvis Presley and the Beatles and Lady Di and Michael Jackson to name but a few.