The 14 best Instagram spots in Hamburg

Germany's second-largest city, which has a population of around 1.85 million, is characterized by a multitude of sights. UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historical sites and an impressive harbor await you on site. More than seven million tourists visit the northern German metropolis every year.

We have summarized the 14 most popular Instagram spots in the city for you below:

1. New Way Bridge

The New Way bridge is a spectacular truss bridge in Hamburg’s Speicherstadt. Due to the special construction and the special half-timbered houses in the background, the 32 meter long New Way bridge is a spectacular Instagram spot.

2. City Hall

Hamburg City Hall was built in the historicist neo-Renaissance style in the second half of the 19th century. The central tower is 112 meters high. Due to the special construction, unique pictures for Instagram are created on the spot.

Tip: The entrance hall of the city hall is freely accessible and an architectural highlight. You also have the opportunity to take part in a sightseeing tour.

3. Nikolaifleet - Deichstraße

The Hamburg Deichstraße has a long history and was already created between the 15th and 16th century. The combination with the Nikolaifleet creates a great photo motif here.

4. Hamburg Chamber of Commerce

One of the most beautiful buildings in the northern German metropolis is the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1665 and is located at the back of the house.

5. Alster Arcade

Between the Jungfernstieg and the city hall you will find the Alsterarkaden, which are a popular Instagram spot due to their proximity to the Binnenalster and the imposing white round arches. The Alsterarkaden are one of the oldest shopping districts in the region.

6. Planten un Blomen

The unique park Planten un Blomen covers an area of over 45 hectares. In the park you will find numerous spectacular photo motifs, which are characterized by the many plant species as well as the lakes.

Tip: Between May and September, water light concerts take place in the park. During these events you can take unique pictures for Instagram!

7. Dockland

The Dockland is a unique building construction on the Elbe. From there you have a fascinating view of the harbor. Due to the Elbe and the port facilities in the background, the Dockland is a popular photo motif.

8. Elbe Beach

The stretch of beach along the Elbe stretches for around 13 kilometers. The combination between the sandy beach and the river make the Elbe beach a popular Instagram spot.

9. St Pauli - Elbe tunnel

The St. Pauli – Elbtunnel was opened in 1911 and is 426.5 meters long. Due to the special construction, the Old Elbe Tunnel, which connects the Landungsbrücken with the port area, is a spectacular photo motif.

10. New wall

The New wall is a shopping street that stretches over a length of about 580 meters. Due to its location between the Bleichen and Alsterfleet, the exclusive shopping street is a famous Instagram spot.

11. Wooden Bridge

As a photo motif, the wooden bridge in Hamburg’s old town is very popular because of its special panorama. Since the bridge crosses the Nikolaifleet, this place is a famous Instagram spot.

14. Eppendorf

The district of Eppendorf, which lies to the west of the Alster, is characterized by its unique house facades as well as churches worth seeing. One of the oldest churches in Hamburg is St. Johannis Church.

Tip: To explore the numerous highlights of the district, you can get off at the subway stop “Eppendorfer Baum” and then walk towards Elbgold.

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