There is something magical about spending time in Hamburg during December. Small Christmas markets pop up throughout the city, serving delicious favorites like gluhwein (red wine heated and spiced to perfection), tasty bratwurst sausages, and spicy gingerbread. Local vendors hawk their wares and enjoy chatting with travelers and inhabitants alike. Lights twinkle lazily while busy shoppers enjoy the hum of traditional Christmas music.
Hamburg is a charming city nestled around one of the most important ports in Europe. Though its mercantile history is rich, you don’t have to be. There are many ways to enjoy this beautiful city without breaking the bank. Here are some great tips for getting the most out of your time in Hamburg on a budget.