Ten insiders’ tips for your stay in Hamburg

It's NEXT week, and this means a lot of people flocking to Hamburg, some of them for the first time ever. An anonymous insider from our team shares ten of their tips.

It's NEXT week, and this means a lot of people flocking to Hamburg, some of them for the first time ever. And while most must-sees, like the Elbphilharmonie, are pretty well known, other places worth your while aren't. That's why we asked an anonymous insider from our team to share ten of their secrets. Check out and enjoy!

Bars

NAME: Chambre Basse
CATEGORY: Bar
LOCATION: Schulterblatt 73
USP: Lounge atmosphere, wooden tables and pretty flowers
INSIDERS' TIP: Try one of six drinks from history of human rights or the "Kellerbier"

NAME: Noisette Bar
CATEGORY: Bar
LOCATION: Schulterblatt 108
USP: Circus ambient bar with good drinks
INSIDERS' TIP: Good Belgian beer, nice drinks or just coffee - non-smokers' bar

NAME: Kuchnia
CATEGORY: Restaurant/Vodka Bar
LOCATION: Talstraße 87
USP: Restaurant with East European cuisine and bar in the middle of Hamburg
INSIDERS' TIP: The Pierogi Mix is a good choice to get an idea of what Polish cuisine tastes like / if you're not hungry try different sorts of vodka or the cocktail "Das letzte Einhorn"

Food

NAME: Shiso Burger
CATEGORY: Restaurant
LOCATION: Bugenhagenstraße 23
USP: You like burgers and have a weakness for Asian cuisine? Here, you get both in one
INSIDERS' TIP: Bulgogi Burger - was voted as best burger in Paris

NAME: Törnqvist
CATEGORY: Café
LOCATION: Neuer Pferdemarkt 12
USP: Black and white: design and coffee
INSIDERS' TIP: Flat white

NAME: Drilling
CATEGORY: Café, Bar & Destillery
LOCATION: Friesenweg 4
USP: Industrial Charme
INSIDERS' TIP: Flat white or the selfmade Gin

NAME: Café Paris
CATEGORY: Restaurant/Cafe
LOCATION: Rathausstraße 4, 20095 Hamburg
USP: Original French
INSIDERS' TIP: Breakfast

NAME: Mexiko Strasse Taquería
CATEGORY: Bistro
LOCATION: Detlev-Bremer-Straße 43
USP: Authentic Mexican streetfood right in the middle of St. Pauli.
INSIDERS' TIP: Share everything you order! And: Be there in plenty of time as this place is well-known and doesn't take reservations.

Experiences

NAME: Photo Triennale 2018
CATEGORY: Exhibition
LOCATIONS: House of Photography, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Bucerius Kunst Forum
USP: Great photo exhibitions.
INSIDERS' TIP: Our topics in images: alienation, politics, urbanism, music

NAME: Bench & Beer
CATEGORY: Chill-Out
LOCATION: Bei der Erholung (no kidding!)
USP: Best view onto the harbor, monumental buildings behind you, a few steps from Reeperbahn
INSIDERS' TIP: Bring your own beer!


If that's not enough Hamburg excitement, we have over a dozen more suggestions of great places to go in Hamburg.


Feature Photo by Thomas Rungstrøm on Unsplash