Steigenberger Hotel Hamburg, 5 star hotels in Hamburg

Steigenberger Hotel Hamburg, 5 star hotels in Hamburg Overview of the Hotel: Located in Hamburg’s Fleetinsel area at just a 5-minute walk from the lovely Alster lake, the Steigenberger Hotel is also in close proximity to St. Michel church, which is just an 8-minute walk away. The hotel offers gourmet food and free use of the exclusive spa with panoramic views. The spacious rooms and suites of the Steigenberger Hotel Hamburg provide scenic views of the city or canal. Wi-Fi is available in all areas. The Steigenberger’s 6997 ft² DaySpa includes a panoramic sauna and gym with rooftop fitness area. Ayurvedic treatments are offered here. The Steigenberger Hamburg’s Calla restaurant serves fine international food. Other facilities include the Bistro am Fleet and the classic piano bar.

Amenities at the Hotel:  The facilities at the hotel include Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Terrace, Non-Smoking Rooms, Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Safe, Soundproofed Rooms, Heating, Baggage Storage, Air Conditioning and Designated Smoking Area. The guests can enjoy at the Sauna, Fitness Center, Solarium, Spa & Health Club, Massage and Turkish/Steam Bath. Other services include Room Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Hair/Beauty Salon, Breakfast in the Room, Ironing Service, Currency Exchange, Bicycle Rental, Shoe Shine, Packed Lunches, Tour Desk, Fax/Photocopying and Ticket Service. Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and costs EUR 15.50 per 24 hours. Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 20 per day.

Hotel Rules: The Check in time for the hotel is from 15:00 hours and the Check out time is until 12:00 hours. Cancellation and prepayment policies vary by room type. All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding. All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots. All older children or adults are charged EUR 44 per night per person for extra beds. Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. Accepted credit cards are American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, JCB, and Maestro. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.

Hotel Room Types and Rates:

Standard Double Room
Included in room price: 7 % VAT
• Non refundable
single occupancy: € 161
• FREE cancellation
single occupancy: € 209

Renaissance Hamburg hotel, 5 star hotels Hamburg

Renaissance Hamburg hotel, 5 star hotels HamburgOverview of the Hotel: Located in the centre of Hamburg it’s just a few minutes walk from the Alster Lake. All its rooms and suites have air conditioning, a minibar, satellite TV, Wi-Fi and nostalgic black-and-white photos. Spacious accommodations, regional gourmet cuisine and a historic façade are provided by it. Its restaurant provides a buffet breakfast with Northern German specialties. Tea, drinks and bar snacks are served by The Bricks lounge. Live music or a live DJ provides free entertainment every Wednesday. Gym, pool and sauna at the nearby Hamburg Marriott can be used by the guests without any extra cost.
The hotel’s location is such that it provides easy conveyance to its guests. Its just a few minutes away from The Jungfernstieg underground station. The Dammtor intercity railway station and CHH exhibition centre are also close by.

Amenities at the Hotel: Restaurant, bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Non-Smoking Rooms, Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Safety Deposit Box, Heating, Luggage Storage, Air-conditioning – are some of the facilities provided. Other facilities include – Room Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Centre, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, and Breakfast in the Room, Currency Exchange, and Fax/Photocopying. Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel and costs EUR 12.50 per 24 hours. Wired internet is available in public areas and is free of charge. Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 25 per day.

Hotel Rules: The Check in time for the hotel is from 16:00 hours and the Check out time is until 12:00 hours. Cancellation and prepayment policies vary by room type. All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding. All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots. All older children or adults are charged EUR 24 per night per person for extra beds. Maximum capacity of extra beds/baby cots in a room is 1. Any type of extra bed or baby cot is upon request and needs to be confirmed by the hotel. Supplements will not be calculated automatically in the total costs and have to be paid separately in the hotel. Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. American Express, Visa, Euro/MasterCard, Diners Club – are all acceptable. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.

Hotel Rooms Types and Rates:

Standard Double or Twin Room: €145
Included in room price: 7 % VAT
FREE cancellation

Standard Double or Twin Room: €169
Included in room price: 7 % VAT, buffet breakfast
FREE cancellation

Junior Suite: €205
Included in room price: 7 % VAT
FREE cancellation

Junior Suite: €229
Included in room price: 7 % VAT, buffet breakfast
FREE cancellation

Deluxe Double or Twin Room: €165
Included in room price: 7 % VAT
FREE cancellation

Deluxe Double or Twin Room: €189
Included in room price: 7 % VAT, buffet breakfast
FREE cancellation

Club Double Room: €185
Included in room price: 7 % VAT
FREE cancellation

Club Double Room: €209
Included in room price: 7 % VAT, buffet breakfast
FREE cancellation

NH Hamburg Altona, Hamburg Altona hotel

NH Hamburg Altona, Hamburg Altona hotel Overview of the Hotel: Located in the quiet Hamburg district of Nord Altona, The NH Hamburg Altona hotel features offers creative international food, Wi-Fi in all rooms, and easy transport links to the city centre.Its large rooms are air-conditioned and feature black-out curtains, satellite TV, and dark wood furnishings.A steam room, Finnish sauna, and a beauty studio are included in its spa area. the panoramic sun deck is another place where the guests can relax. Its restaurants serve relishing food including seasonal food and Hamburg dishes. a terrace and large TV are found in The Navarra bar. Its location is such that the main train station is just minutes away and the A7 motorway is also only 2 km away. The Bornkampsweg bus stop is opposite to this hotel.

Amenities at the Hotel: Restaurant, bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Garden, Terrace, Non-Smoking Rooms, Elevator, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Safety Deposit Box, Luggage Storage – are some of the facilities provided. Other facilities include – Room Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Centre, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, VIP Room Facilities, Breakfast in the Room, Ironing Service, Currency Exchange, Shoe Shine, Packed Lunches, Tour Desk, and Ticket Service. Sauna, Fitness Centre, Solarium – are provided to entertain guests. Wi-Fi is available in the hotel rooms and costs EUR 10 per hour. Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 10 per day.

Hotel Rules: The Check in time for the hotel is from 15:00 hours and the Check out time is until 12:00 hours. Cancellation and prepayment policies vary by room type. All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots. All older children or adults are charged EUR 35 per night per person for extra beds. Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1. Any type of extra bed or baby cot is upon request and needs to be confirmed by the hotel. Supplements will not be calculated automatically in the total costs and have to be paid separately in the hotel. Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable. American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, JCB – are all acceptable. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.

Hotel Room Types and Rates:

Double room: €149
Included in room price: 7% VAT
FREE cancellation

Double room: €149
Included in room price: 7% VAT
Non-Refundable

Single Room: €149
Included in room price: 7% VAT
FREE cancellation

Single Room: €116
Included in room price: 7% VAT
Non-Refundable

The Hamburger Dom in Hamburg

The Hamburger Dom is a large carnival held at Heiligengeistfeld fair ground, in Hamburg. It is probably the longest fair in Germany since it consists of three parts being held in spring, summer and winter each. For all those adventurous people who love thrilling rides, funfair games and just the glamour and lights of a carnival, the Dom is the perfect place to be.

It attracts the largest number of tourists in the whole of Germany. The winter festival is called the Winterdom or Dommarkt, the summer festival is called Sommerdom or Hummelfest and the spring festival is called the Frühlingsdom.

The fireworks seen here are one of the major attractions. This fantastic display of lights in the sky is a sight to behold and will leave you speechless. It takes place every Friday evening at 11:30 P.M.

If you are planning to treat your family with a visit to this funfair, the best day would be Wednesday. This is the day when the entire park is designed for families. It includes acrobats, jugglers, fire-eaters, clowns, balloon men even Easter bunnies for the entertainment of your kids. The delight of your kids upon laying eyes on these artists will be enough to make you happy.

The transport to the Dom is also extremely easily available. If you do not wish to drive out this far, you can simply travel by the HVV bus or train. The Dom has its very own station for both. A few bus lines that will lead you to the Dom are bus line 9, Station Feldstraße or bus line 112, 36 and 37, Station St. Pauli.

If you are visiting Germany during the time of this Dom do not make the mistake of returning home without coming here even once. It’s so extravagant that you may even compare its glory to a Disneyland!

Alster Lake (Binnenalster)

Alster LakeThe one which inspired the Hungarian composer Oscar Fetrás to compose the popular Viennese-style waltz “Mondnacht auf der Alster”; sometimes mistranslated to English as “Moonlight on the Alster,” the river Alster actually shoots out of right side of River Elbe in Northern Germany. The river basin was also an important model for the design of the Charles River basin, constructed in the early 20th century.

Having its source near Henstedt-Ulzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, it flows roughly southwards and reaches the Elbe in Hamburg forming two artificial lakes in the city of Hamburg- outer Alster and the smaller (inner Alster). The artificial lakes and the surrounding parks are an important recreational area in the heart of the city Hamburg, the second largest city of Germany.

Hamburg was founded at the mouth of the Alster in the 9th century and used it as a port. The water was used to flood the moats of the fortifications. The Alster was dammed since 1190, originally to power a watermill. In 1235 a further dam was built for a second mill, which changed the shape of the river to be like a lake.

In the 15th and 16th century, an Alster canal was built to connect Hamburg with Lübeck. Because of the difficulties in holding water, especially near marsh areas, the 91 km (57 mi) long waterway from Hamburg to Lübeck was navigable from 1529 to 1550 only. With the course of time, Hamburg flourished along the shores of the Alster, and several locks were constructed to make the river navigable. Until the 19th century water transport with barges were used up to the town of Kayhude. The barges—transporting building material, fuel, and foods—were staked or hauled.

The Alster Touristik GmbH (ATG), a subsidiary of the Hamburger Hochbahn, provides public and touristic transport on the Alster in the city of Hamburg.

The source of the Alster river is a small bog pool in the Timhagen Brook near Henstedt-Ulzburg, approximately 25 km (16 mi) north of Hamburg. It is 56 km (35 mi) long and has an incline from 31 m to 4 m above sea level. The left tributaries of this beautiful river include Rönne, Alte Alster, Sielbek, Ammersbek, Drosselbek, Bredenbek, Rodenbek, Lohbek, Saselbek, Osterbek, and Wandse (Eilbek). Its right side takes pride in holding tributaries like Mühlenau (or Mühlenbach), Diekbek, Mellingbek, Susebek, Tarpenbek, and Isebek.

The City Hall in Hamburg

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany. Its official name is Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and it is a beautiful place to be in. Both domestic and overseas tourists flood this city from time to time.

The Hamburg City Hall is a magnificent structure and one of the major tourist destinations of the city. It is situated near the Binnenalster, the Jungfernstieg and the central station and is thus easily accessible.

This hall is Hamburg’s sixth and its eclectic design appeals to all. It is huge in size with over 647 rooms and a tower that is well over a hundred meters high. A fire in the 19th century ruined the entire building and it took almost 44 years to rebuild the structure. However the long wait was worth its result for the city hall is one of the most magnificent buildings of Hamburg today.

The numerous statues and ornaments adorning the building emphasize its historical significance.  The façade is in Neo-Renaissance style however the interior features embellishments of different architectural periods. The City Hall is open from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. every day and there are diverse guided tours every day.

If you ever happen to be in Hamburg I would suggest that you visit this hall which represents an important part of the culture of Hamburg.

The Church of Saint Nicholas in Hamburg

The Church of Saint Nicholas in HamburgThe Church of Saint Nicholas in Hamburg is now in ruins but still serves as a memorial and an important architectural landmark of the city. The church was the tallest building in the world from 1874 to 1876 and is still the second-tallest building in Hamburg next to the TV tower.

The Church is in a ruined condition owing to the air raids during the World War II followed by its demolition in 1951. It was only 1990s that the ‘Rescue the Church of St. Nicholas foundation’ took up the responsibility of its restoration with the support of the city of Hamburg, the congregation of the Church of St. Nicholas and various corporate sponsors and private contributors.

The original church was in typical North German Brick Gothic style and stood so until the middle of the 19th century, undergoing changes, expansions, and withstanding several partial destructions. The Church of St. Nicholas was heavily involved in all the theological debates that were fought out in the city, especially during the Reformation.

The old Church of St. Nicholas engulfed in the great fire of May 1842 being the first large public building to be destroyed by this fire. Shortly after the fire, the church was redesigned by the English architect George Gilbert Scott, who designed an 86 meter-long nave, with a 28 meter-high vault. The church mostly reflected French and English gothic styles, though the pointed spire is typically German.

On 28 July 1943 the aerial bombs by the allied forces damaged the church. The roof collapsed and the interior of the nave suffered heavy damage. The walls began to show cracks, yet neither they nor the spire collapsed. However, the basic structure of the gothic church remained intact to a large extent and reconstruction was a realistic option.

The spire and some remains of the wall were preserved as a memorial against the war. Later the rescue foundation attempted to salvage pieces of rubble that were removed in 1951. They also installed a 51-bell carillon as a memorial.

Since 1 September 2005, an elevator has taken visitors to a 75.3 metre-high platform inside the spire to enjoy history panels and a panoramic view over Hamburg.

St. Michaelis Church in Hamburg

Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is a major transport hub in Northern Germany and is one of the most affluent cities in Europe. It is also very popular with tourists who flock here at the first opportunity.

St. Michaelis, or Michel as it is popularly known, is one of the major tourist attractions of this city. It is one of the five Protestant churches of Germany. Its architecture is a fresh change from that of the old churches. Its baroque style spire, the large bronze statue of Archangel Michael to whom the church is dedicated all show remarkable craftsmanship.

The original building was built in 1647, but since then the church has been reconstructed twice. In 1750, it was destroyed by a lightning strike. It was refurbished at that time. Then in the 20th century it caught fire and was almost destroyed. After its reconstruction it once again suffered severe damages in the bombings of 1944 and 1945.

However after its reconstruction of 1983 the church once again looked brand new. Its 132 meter tall spire, roof everything was reconstructed.

Its architecture is so remarkable that around 9 replicas have been made in different parts of the world. Its size is so large that it can accommodate 2500 people and its spire is so tall that it offers breathtaking vies of the city!

If you ever visit Hamburg, you must go to this church! If not for the peace you’ll get, go for the amazing views.

Parks and gardens in Hamburg

Right in the heart of Hamburg, there are a lot of green spaces which not only add to the scenic beauty of the city but also provide lot of opportunities for recreation, outdoor activities and family bonding. Hamburg’s Hayns Park, City Park (Stadtpark) and Volkspark Altona are known for sunbathing, picnicking, cycling, jogging and even boating. Some of the choicest parks and gardens in Hamburg are:

Planten un Blomen
Klosterwall 8, Hamburg, D-20095, Germany, DE

the name of this garden draws inspiration from the old Hamburg vernacular for ‘plants and flowers’. The garden has a varied range of flora and is best known for its Japanese garden and the spectacular water show, which combines both light and music, and is held in the evenings. The park draws visitors especially in summer when a lot of recreational activities are held. Also lying within the park is an adventure playground for the kids. From May to September, the park is open daily from 07:00 to 23:00 and from October to April, it is open daily from 07:00 to 20:00.

Arboretum
Thinsen 17, Ellerhoop, Schleswig Holstein, D-25373, Germany, DE

A true paradise for green lovers, this park lies on the north-western outskirts of Hamburg. The landscaped gardens have summer flower borders, the bamboo walkways, a wide variety of flora and the children’s play area. The admission is without charge and is open daily from 09:00 to 19:00.

Klein Flottbek Botanical Gardens (Botanischer Garten Klein Flottbek)
Hesten 10, Klein Flottbek, Hamburg, D-22609, Germany, DE

The Klein Flottbek Botanical Gardens lies near Central Hamburg and features many exotic plants. The garden spans to a wide area of more than 50 acres / 20 hectares of themed gardens, featuring include walking trails, seating areas, picnic spots and various events, such as regular talks and workshops. The admission is for free daily from 09:00 to dusk.

Hayns Park
Eppendorfer Landstrasse 148, Eppendorf, Hamburg, D-20251, Germany, DE

Standing close to a number of local neighbourhoods within the Eppendorf area of Hamburg, this is a popular recreational spot with a boating lake, which is especially popular with local canoeist, a number of eating joints, lawned areas, and walking trails suitable for jogging.

Best places to see in Hamburg city

Hamburg is huge city that comes after Berlin as with respect to population and size but has credible and better rankings with respect to the tourism industry. Though it is a different city yet it has harbors that are found in Europe as well as winding waterways and large lakes that even involve the Elbe River.

There are many places to see at the city center of Hamburg that let and proves a real treat for the tourist to watch and enjoy. The tour of city center can be started from Mönckebergstraße, the area which is located at the west of Hamburg’s central railway station and primarily is a shopping area with streets Spitaler Straße and Mönckebergstraße, leading to Hamburg’s town hall. In proximity to Mönckebergstraße is located the churches St. Jacobi (at road Jakobikirchhof) and St. Petri (at road Bergstraße), that are among five prominent churches of Hamburg. Located close to Hamburg is situated St. Petri where is the Hubelhaus that dates from the beginning of the 20th century as most buildings around.

After Monckebergstrabe at city center another attractive place to visit around is the city hall. The Mönckebergstraße ends at Hamburg’s impressive city hall, the Rathaus. The city hall was constructed around in 1897 of sandstone especially about in neo-Renaissance style, and has about one 112 meter tower. Inside the tower there are many magnificent halls that are there used for representative purposes and for the sitting of government and parliament. Behind the city hall is located the Hamburg’s House of Commerce (“Börse”). As behind the buildings, there is situated a little spot known to be as Rathaushof with its fountain Hygieia-Brunnen.

The next attractive place to worth roaming around is the Rathausmarkt, which is located as in front of the city hall. It is known for organizing various events and programs especially in summer. North of the Rathausmarkt, one will find the white arches at a canal named Alsterarkaden. The whole area behind it is full of indoor shopping arcades. The most well-known area there is the Hanse Viertel.

Area around St. Nikolai from the House of Commerce into the road, Börsenbrücke is another favorite spot frequently visited by tourists. There you will get the house of the Patriotische Gesellschaft. From, behind the building to the right you will get the bridge Trostbrucke with the statues of Graf Adolf III and Bishop Ansgar at the both sides. There on the water to left is situated, the Hamburg’s oldest and remaining bridge known as to Zollenbrücke that is about from the 17th century. Area around Harbor is another place worth visiting in Hamburg. The places that a tourist must visit at Harbour Area are The Hamburg Dungeon, The Miniatur Wunderland, Hamburg’s HafenCity, The Hamburg Cruise Center and many other attractive places as well.