Private jet charter and flights to Hamburg
Once nicknamed the ‘Gateway to the World’, the northern German port city of Hamburg is steeped in maritime heritage. An important trading centre since the Middle Ages, the city was a member of the Hanseatic League, a powerful European trading network which cemented its status as one of the world’s most important ports. Today Hamburg is a dynamic city that blends its seafaring past with a raucous nightlife, fantastic architecture and sumptuous seafood. Get a fast qoute with Air Charter Service and charter a private jet today.
Criss-crossed by hundreds of canals and dotted with parks, Hamburg’s varied neighbourhoods are easily explored on foot, but there’s also an efficient public transport network and a citywide bicycle rental scheme if you don’t fancy walking. Art enthusiasts should head for the city’s Art Mile, where you’ll find renowned institutions including the ‘big five’ – the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kunstverein Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Bucerius Kunst Forum and Deichtorhallen Hamburg. Invest in a three-day Kunstmeile Pass and spend a few days immersing yourself in these extraordinary galleries. Top tip to avoid the crowds: the Kunsthalle opens late on Thursdays, allowing visitors to browse masterpieces spanning seven centuries in relative peace.
Hamburg is renowned for its musical prowess, as the birthplace of renowned composers Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn. Today it plays host to a dynamic live music scene and the magnificent Elbphilharmonie concert hall, which opened its doors in 2017 and boasts world-class acoustics. The city is also home to some amazing historic architecture, despite being heavily bombed in the Second World War –check out the magnificent neo-Renaissance town hall, the red-brick warehouses of the UNESCO-listed Speicherstadt district, and the Deichstraße’s beautifully restored 17th- to 19th-century houses.
Unsurprisingly given its maritime heritage, Hamburg’s food scene is dominated by top-notch seafood. There’s a wide range of mouth-watering fish available, from beautifully prepared haute cuisine to fischbrötchen (fish buns) at the famous fish market. There’s even an excellent family-run sushi restaurant, Henssler and Henssler. For a sweet treat, pop into a bakery for one of the city’s signature cinnamon buns or end your fish supper with rote grütze, a popular mixed berry fruit pudding served with custard. Work off all that food with a stroll around Hamburg’s elegant shopping districts, from the haute couture boutiques dotted around the Binnenalster to the iconic Flohschanze flea market.