How to Spend 2 Days in Hamburg
The port city of Hamburg, Germany draws travelers with craft beers, scenic canals, and cruises. During your visit, you can check out the local street art, visit Unesco World Heritage sites, and join a local guide for a pub crawl. Here are a few ways to spend 48 hours in Hamburg.
Day 1: Bikes, Boats, and Craft Beer
**Morning:**Start your trip with an introductory tour of the city. Move quickly between landmarks on a hop-on hop-off double decker bus, and opt for a combination ticket to add a cruise as well. Private tours by foot or by car are also available.
**Afternoon:**Continue explore Hamburg with a guided bike tour. Cycle around the Alster Lakes, and take in the views along the Jungfernstieg promenade. Alternatively, if you didn’t take a cruise in the morning, you can spend this afternoon on a sailing tour.
**Night:**Explore Hamburg’s vibrant nightlife with an evening tour. Choose from a variety of pub crawls and craft-beer tastings, which take place in neighborhoods all over town, from the Reeperbahn (the red light district) to Sternschanze.
Day 2: Connect with Locals
**Morning:**Get to know the city from a local’s perspective with a custom tour that lets you connect with a Hamburg host and create an itinerary based on your interests. See off-the-beaten-path landmarks, and get individualized tips on where to eat, drink, and shop.
**Afternoon:**Learn more about the city’s culture and history with a themed tour: See the murals in the Schanzenviertel and St. Pauli districts on a street art-focused tour, or opt for a walking tour focused on the city’s Unesco World Heritage sites.
**Night:**Get to know Hamburg’s red light district with a local guide, and learn about the neighborhood’s history and about landmarks like the St. Pauli Theater and Hans-Albers-Platz. Alternatively, see the city illuminated at night on an evening cruise.