Hamburg is located in northern Germany and is situated on the Elbe River. After taking one of many cheap flights to Hamburg you will arrive at Airport Hamburg-Fuhisbuttel. This airport has been revamped and currently offers new terminals, an airport hotel and various other facilities that will cater for any traveller's needs. The airport is connected to the city by the S-Bahn S1 commuter train line, which travels to the main station of Hauptbahnhof and to the city's centre. Another airport offering travel to Hamburg is the Airport Lubeck-Blankensee, which is located 65 kilometres away via the A1 motorway. Airfare to Hamburg is affordable, offering tourists the opportunity to experience a vibrant and history-rich city.
Hamburg has a well-developed public transportation system whereby buses are available around the clock. There is also an intra-city train service that runs from 5 AM to 1 AM within the central parts of the city. Taxis are readily available at taxi stands and in the streets. A yellow and black sign on the roof reading "Taxi' identifies licensed cabs. Hamburg is also an extremely bicycle friendly city and during the warmer months it is better to sightsee using a bicycle. Usually hotels will offer residents loan bicycles or tourists can hire bicycles at Hamburg City cycles.
Some impressive sites in Hamburg include the Hamburg dungeon, the Miniatur Wunderland and the Hamburg Cruise Centre. The Michel is also one of Hamburg's many landmarks. Once in the tower, you are able to obtain a great view of the city. The Hamburg Cruise Centre located in HafenCity, is home to all the cruise liners that dock in Hamburg. The Hamburg Dungeon is where history fans can view a live presentation of Hamburg in darker times. Other sites include Church St Katharinen, Planten und Blomen and Deichtorhallen.
Hamburg flights offer tourists the chance to experience affordable shopping with the main shopping area being the Monckebergstrabe in the centre of the city. Europa Passage is a newly built shopping complex located near town hall at Alster Lake. Original Hamburg dishes such as Birnen, Bohnen und Speck and Aalsuppe can be found at restaurants such as Geelhaus and Luhmanns Teestube. Hamburg's nightlife normally surfaces on a Friday and Saturday night. Reeperbahn, Waagenbau and Fundbureau are some clubs worth visiting during your stay. Should you wish to visit this tourist destination, please choose one of the many direct flights to Hamburg.