Discover Hamburg like a Local
Hamburg is a city surrounded by water but aside from that, it’s also a city blessed with cultural, artistic, and architectural attractions. But to truly get the feel and atmosphere of this city as well as know what makes the people and the city tick, you should try going local. Here are some things to do that Hamburgers would rather keep to themselves.
Try their local food
Hamburg is a cosmopolitan city with a wide food spectrum for anyone. However, consider ditching what you’re familiar with and try some of their local meals which have stood the test of time. Some classics are the Fischbrotchen (fish sandwich) and the Currywurst which is a pork sausage drenched in tomato sauce and sprinkled with curry pepper.
Visit the fish market (fischmarkt) at St. Pauli
This is a favorite with locals and tourists alike. It opens every Sunday from 5 am to 9:30 am. The early opening hours are because of the church so they close in time for Sunday Mass. Get a quick early morning fish sandwich and a cup of coffee to start your morning at the fischmarkt. Be ready for the best prices for fresh fish and fruit produce, clothing items, and some souvenirs.
Take a stroll to Planten um Blomen
This park has been in existence since 1821 and was voted Europe’s green city of 2011. Planten um Blomen is popular with the locals as it’s a peaceful place to relax and watch the squirrels play in the trees. It’s also a great place for children to play with the playground, fountains, ice-skating rink, and water-light concerts here. You’d definitely love it here.
If you find yourself in the city of Hamburg, make sure to explore it’s depths from street to street.