One night in Hamburg
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jan 21, 2013 3:08 PM Last Post By: beechercity
Jan 7, 2013 2:13 PM
One night in HamburgHi Everyone,
This will be my first of many questions on Germany. Will be in Germany for 2 weeks.
I am currenlty trying to get tickets for the HSV game on May 18th, my dad was born and raised in Germany and soccer is his life. If all goes well this will be his first soccer game in Germany (the Bundesliga). Anyways I am wondering what I can do with him in Hamburg after the game. I am trying to get a travel package with HSV where we ge tickets, a hotel room, a tour of the stadium the next day....
SO I need ideas for after the game. I'm pretty sure my hubby is going to want to walk thru Hamburg's red light district but I was thinking maybe some sight seeing cruises at night?? Any suggestions are most appreciated. By the way dad is 78 & very healthy so can do a fair amount of walking.
Jan 7, 2013 3:12 PM
1Pass on the sight seeing cruises, but if there's spare time the next day, http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/ might be just his thing. :-)
Jan 8, 2013 1:12 AM
2If you buy a day ticket for local transport - see http://www.hvv.de/en/ - a group day ticket would take all of you on the local buses trains and ferries, and on a nice day the ferries around the harbour (not the tours, the regular ferry lines) are really interesting and take you to places you might not otherwise see. As a suggestion, ferry 62 from Landungsbruecken to Oevelgoenne (about every 15 minutes) would be a nice place to take your dad for lunch or evening meal on a warm day. From memory these tickets are not available on the boats on the Alster lake.
In my view the red light district is not one of the better ones - it is seedy even in comparison with red light district in other cities (does that make me sound like an expert??). Other places to go include Luebeck, about 40 minutes on a regular train which is a beautiful old city.
Jan 15, 2013 2:19 PM
tickets for may 18th HSV against Leverkusen are not on sale yet... the sale starts march 7th http://www.hsv.de/ticket/vorverkaufsstarts/
be quick because it is the last day of the season and it is very likely to be sold out after a couple of days!
the museum and the stadium tour can be booked as a walk in you will find more info here http://www.hsv.de/arena-museum/museum-stadionfuehrung/oeffnungszeiten-preise/
before the match you should go for a port tour... takes about 90 minutes and is always a lot of fun!
after the match you of course have to go to the reeperbahn (the red light district party area)... do you have a hotel/place to stay yet? i strongly recommend airbnb.com to stay with a local, lots of cool places in Hamburg, cuz they have their germany headquarter in town...
if you have any further questions regarding Hamburg and/or HSV feel free to contact me!
Jan 16, 2013 9:23 AM
4Thanks Beecher. I bought the travel package thru HSV which included overnight in hotel, breakfast, stadium tour, tickets (supposedly good seats) and transport tickets in Hamburg. Cost me a little more than just tickets but worth it for my dad, at least I am guaranteed decent tickets. What exactly is the port tour, not sure we have time before the game but maybe after? We won't be 'partying" after the game but will definitely go for a few beers and food.
And as Fwoggie mentioned that mini wunderland looks kinda neat.
Jan 21, 2013 3:08 PM
you wanna go for the 2 hours tours
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