Reinventing HPC


Hamburg is a popular tourist destination and an important center for economy and science. Visitors worldwide are attracted to this lively city on the Elbe and Alster rivers. Hamburg is renowned for its vibrant music scene, impressive HafenCity district, futuristic Elbphilharmonie concert hall, Miniature Wonderland, and much more.

Check out our guide below with exclusive insider tips and tricks to ensure an exceptional business and leisure travel experience.

Hamburg harbour

Hamburg Specials

We have picked out a few highlights for you.


Hafengeburtstag Hamburg

835th Harbor Anniversary
The Hafengeburtstag festival in Hamburg from May 9 – 12 is the most amazing port festival in the world and offers a unique maritime experience. Plenty of highlights exist, from the opening ceremony and grand arrival parade to spectacular fireworks. Don't miss out on this fantastic event!


International Music Festival

Hamburg International Music Festival
This year’s festival is held from April 26 to June 2. It includes concerts at various locations in town, where world-famous conductors, virtuosos, choirs, artists, and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra will perform. If you are interested in experiencing a concert, don't hesitate to get your ticket now!


Spring & Dressage Derby

Spring and Dressage Derby
The Spring- und Dressur Derby, held in Hamburg-Klein Flottbek from 8 – 12 May, is a captivating equestrian show and one of the most prestigious social events in the Hanseatic city. Derby Park has attracted horse enthusiasts worldwide with its magical charm for over a century.


Outdoor Adventures


Water activities Hamburg

By and On the Water
Explore the maritime diversity of Hamburg with strolls along the Elbe River or exhilarating water sports like stand-up paddling and sailing, offering ample opportunities to encourage physical activity.




Bicycle Tours Hamburg

Bicycle Tours
Discover Hamburg's most famous attractions by bike, passing by the Outer Alster Lake, the town hall, St. Michel's Church, the warehouse district Speicherstadt, HafenCity, the landing bridges, and St. Pauli.



Guided Hamburg Tours

Guided Tours – Free of Charge!
If you want to experience Hamburg like a local, then you need to check out Hamburg Greeters! These friendly volunteers offer free personalized tours for individuals and groups of up to 6 people! The idea is to meet as a guest and leave as a new friend! 



Hamburg On Foot - Fischmarkt

Hamburg On Foot
If you prefer exploring at your own pace, we recommend eight popular walking routes covering different Hamburg areas. We recommend you bring a pair of water-resistant trail shoes on your trip!



Planten un Blomen Park Hamburg

Parks and Green Spaces
The city boasts over 1460 parks, providing ample opportunities for relaxation, strolls, and various activities. We recommend comfortable and water-resistant shoes.



ISC Team - Marie

Special tip from our team member Marie

The famous Water Light Concerts take place every evening at 10 pm from May to October at the Parksee in Planten un Blomen. It is the perfect way to end a mild summer day in a romantic atmosphere. The spectacle is breathtaking, featuring the "light piano" with 95 white keys and 99 water glands spraying water into various forms. The main beam can reach a height of up to 36 meters, making it an awe-inspiring sight.


Family-Oriented Activities

Hamburg is an excellent destination for families with many activities for all ages.


Musical Boulevard

Popular Musicals
Hamburg is famous for hosting different musicals, and it is worth visiting the website to see if any show catches your interest.



Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg
Embark on an unforgettable evening at Miniatur Wunderland, the world's largest model railway. "Night in Wonderland" is a unique event where a limited number of visitors are allowed entry after regular hours for a unique and more intimate experience.



Germany’s largest and oldest wax figure museum has over 120 figures.




Heidepark Resort
It is the second-largest amusement and theme park in Germany.


Attention Food Enthusiasts!


ISC Team - Johannes

Johannes from the ISC team reveals his
top dining spots

Altes Mädchen (€€, Brauhaus Cuisine) 
Salt & Silver Restaurants (€€€, Levante or Mexican/Peruvian)
Dulfs Burger (€€, American)
Shiso Burger (€€, Southeast Asian/Japanese/Western)
Dim Sum Haus (€€, Chinese, Cantonese)
Maze Maze (€€, Pizza, Tacos)
Tarantella (€€€, Mediterranean)



Restaurants Hamburg

Hamburg Originals
Why not explore Hamburg's authentic culinary scene, ranging from traditional and original to contemporary and upscale options?


Night Out

Hamburg offers a lively bar culture, making it easy to find a spot for drinks with colleagues in the evening. To help you choose, here are some suggestions:

Hamburg Nightlife

The Schanzenviertel, or Schanze for short, is the most popular district for Hamburg's night owls. If you're in the mood for a drink, this is the place to be, as there is a high density of pubs and bars. There is something for everyone here!


Other Locations:

Turmbar (close to CCH)
This bar is located at the top of a spiral staircase in an old tower, creating a unique and epic atmosphere.

Irish Pub im Fleetenkieker
In the basement of the old town hall in Hamburg lies the quaint Irish pub serving international and craft beers.

Riverside Hotel (Panoramabar)
Experience Hamburg’s harbor as you indulge in your favorite drink at the panoramic bar.

St. Pauli Strandbar
A great highlight in summer is the city beach located directly on the waterfront, making it the perfect spot to spend a relaxing evening.

Hamburg Card Green


Hamburg Card Green

Discover Hamburg in an eco-friendly way with the Hamburg CARD Green, which is Germany's first environmentally friendly city pass. This pass allows you to explore the city's attractions, support local businesses, and reduce your environmental impact. Additionally, you can opt for the Hamburg CARD Green Plus, which includes a public transport ticket.