Taking a hire car for your trip to Germany's second largest city gives you the advantages of not having to wait for public transport and more importantly the freedom to explore the surrounding areas and lost in the city state of Hamburg. We will find you the best deals by searching through local and international providers and within a few clicks you will have your ideal car booked through the HAPPYCAR online comparison portal.
Hamburg is the largest port in Germany and the second largest in Europe. The maritime atmosphere can be felt throughout the city, especially in the St. Pauli area. Being a city state, Hamburg is surrounded by other federal states, including Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Lower Saxony. All of these have great sights with driving distance with your car hire Hamburg. If you want to branch out, you can take your rental car up to Denmark. Or go east to visit Poland or west to see the Netherlands. With pick up locations at the Hamburg Airport, HAPPYCAR makes it easy for you to get your vacation started.
Reeperbahn is probably one of the most famous streets in the city and known throughout the city for its alternative nature. It is the party site in the city but it also great to see in the day. You see the influence of being one of the most important ports in Europe, when going through the street. The street is home to the famous Star Club, the scene of live shows by many top acts such as Ray Charles, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Little Richard and most famously The Beatles who recorded the live tape, “Live at the Star Club in Hamburg 1962." Beatles fans can take a tour of the places that helped boost the band into stardom.
Fisch Markt is within a short distance of the Reeperbahn is the famous fish market that happens every Sunday morning. You can buy, fresh fish as well as fruits, sweets, bakery goods, the Hamburg Franzbrötchen, and many souvenirs. Within the main building one can see live acts and sit and enjoy food and beverages while taking in the great atmosphere of the water and harbor.
Sternschanze is another place to experience a great night on the town. Thanks to an influx of students and immigrants from around the world this area has a great alternative feel. You will find great cafes to relax in, atmospheric bars to wind down in and loads of independent alternative shops.
Hamburg History Museum was founded back in 1908 and this fantastic museum showcases everything related to the history and development of the city, displaying items ranging from military to old coins from around the world, as well as drawings and paintings. It also has a great interactive section on the growth of the city from its beginning to the present day.
The Museum for Art and Industry was founded in the 1870's, during the Third Reich due to the Nazi hatred of degenerate art. Many pieces were removed from the museum. Nowadays, the museum has exhibits on instruments, Islam, Japanese tea house, and many others.
Maritime Museum is housed in a heritage listed building, the oldest warehouse in the city. This museum showcases up to 3,000 years of maritime history, housing model ships, photographs and plans.
Use your hire car Hamburg to get out the city and see some of the surrounding areas.
Lüneburg is small city located in the Lower Saxony, about 30 miles from the Hamburg, and is well worth a day trip. Within the inner city, one will find many beautiful buildings such as the City Hall and the St. John's Church. The city is home to some great locally brewed beer and also a fantastic brewery museum. During the winter, the city has a wonderful Christmas Market.
Lübeck is within reach with your rental car Hamburg. Make the drive to visit the stunning medieval city located in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. The Altstadt, or Old Town, is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most iconic sights of the city is the Holstentor, old towered gate that used to be the entrance to the Old City. Within the city one will find many great churches. The city is famed for its marzipan and it cannot be called marzipan unless it comes from Lübeck. So make a stop at Niederegger should you wish to pick up some of the best Marzipan.
Whatever you decide to do with your trip to the wonderful city of Hamburg, using a hire car through HAPPYCAR is the best way to get your trip underway. You can make a road trip of it and drive to other major cities like Berlin, Munich, and Bremen.