Experience the extraordinary up close
Hamburg has something for every visitor - sometimes wild, sometimes noble, sometimes typically Hanseatic. Those who have experienced Hamburg up close will come back again and again or stay here altogether. Hamburg is a great anchorage. Whether you want to browse and shop till you drop, experience the Elbe and the harbour or visit one of 40 theatres and 60 museums - there is guaranteed to be something for you.
Whether you're looking for elegant fashion, streetwear in all its varieties, second-hand clothes, jewellery and bizarre items or even a souvenir with a difference - Hamburg is a fun place to browse and shop. Mainly in the districts of St.Pauli, Ottensen, St.Georg, in the Schanzenviertel and directly in the city centre, there are plenty of shops where there is always something new to discover.
Hamburg is undisputedly the musical capital of Germany. If you like first-class entertainment, moving stories, perfect choreography and rousing songs, the Hanseatic city is the place to be! The large and small musical productions attract more than 2 million visitors to the city every year.
Sophisticated, lively and quirky: Hamburg's multifaceted cultural scene cannot simply be pigeonholed. No less than three major orchestras in the Hanseatic city are dedicated to the most beautiful works in music history. The Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg has not only been setting the tone in the State Opera House for 175 years, but is also a regular guest in the Laeiszhalle, just like the NDR Symphony Orchestra or the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. This magnificent music hall offers a wonderful ambience for a fantastic evening of classical music. The Hamburg State Opera has been providing cultural delights of the highest order since 1678 and, more recently, the Elbphilharmonie. A variety of theatres are available in Hamburg, whether classical at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus or cult at Schmidts Tivoli on the Reeperbahn - there is something for every taste.