Hafen City in Hamburg - image credit: BilbyandBear
As Ranked by BilbyandBear
City: Hamburg, Germany
Interesting website for the City: hamburg-tourism.de
Is it easy to navigate around the city? Yes very easy. As with other German cities, the S-Bahn and U-Bahn takes you to most places you would want to go to in their city. 2
Hostels and Hotels (few, many, tons): Plenty. We stayed with an AirBnB accommodation. 2
Best part of the city? Miniatur Wunderland. Remember Reverend Lovejoy from the Simpsons and his model train setup he was always fiddling with? Same idea but on a bigger scale in Hamburg and now its a entertainment place for adults and kids.
Interesting Fact: The locals are called Hamburgers, likely leading to the origin of the name for a pretty famous patty and bun meal.
Is it a good travel destination for young adventurers? Yes. Hamburg has a famous red-light district called Reeperbahn, now gentrified somewhat and has become popular for its night life. 2
Climate: We went in November - it was cold and windy.
Local university or college:
Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg - Hamburg University of Applied Sciences - (HAW Hamburg) - haw-hamburg.de
University of Hamburg - Universität Hamburg - uni-hamburg.de
Would you live there forever? Yes. Hamburg is a buzzing city for jobs, people and a good quality of life.
Any funny experiences whilst you were there? One evening we went to the Rathaus or town-hall and inside was a German schools event. Between the live music and dance performances, there were plenty of student posters protesting against racism. We couldn't read anything but we sure support this!
Points: 6 out of 6
Rating out of ten: 10. Great city to visit, but not for the colder months! (editors note. Dress warmer!)
FirstStep.me travel and gap year/year out ranking criteria –
2 points for yes
0 points for no
Max points 6
1. Is the destination easy to navigate around? Yes or No
2. Hostels and Hotels (few, many, tons): 0.5, 1 and 2 points respectively
3. Is it a good travel destination for young adventures? Yes or No