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Hamburg Information

 

Weather

The average daily temperature in May is in the low-to-mid 60°F. Check the current local forecast here.

 

Currency

The official currency in Hamburg is the Euro. Click here for currency conversion.

Credit cards are widely accepted in Hamburg, but they are not accepted everywhere. Carrying some cash is recommended, especially in restaurants and smaller stores.  ATMs are the easiest way to withdraw cash from your home account - ensure you inform your bank before traveling abroad and be aware that you may be charged for cash withdrawals.  It is advisable to exchange some cash before traveling to Hamburg. 

 

Electricity

The power supply in Hamburg is 230 volts at 50 Hertz. Sockets accept two-round-pin style plugs. If you travel with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need to bring a voltage converter with you.  You may also need a plug adapter if your appliance's plug has a different shape.

 

Recreation

Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany and second-largest port in Europe. It is a major tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors: 

  • Check out the stunning architecture in Hamburg that is filled with Romanesque churches, Art Nouveau mansions, and modern, sleek office buildings in a wide range of styles.
  • Visit Hamburg's many parks, beaches, and museums. 
  • Enjoy boat trips around Hamburg as well as theaters, art galleries, and a variety of sporting activities.
 
Top Attractions in Hamburg's Speicherstadt (Warehouse District):
  • Elbphilharmonie
  • Miniatur Wunderland
  • Chilehaus
  • Coffee Museum
  • Dialogue in the Dark
  • HafenCity Visitor Center (includes an impressive model of Hamburg City)

 

Visit the Tourism Bureau website for more information on traveling to Hamburg.