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Recommended tours or day trips from Hamburg?

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Recommended tours or day trips from Hamburg?

My husband and I will be visiting Hamburg in July 2013 for a convention. We would like to extend our trip for two or three additonal days to visit other areas nearby. We are currently looking into tours which involve air travel and are quite expensive.

I have heard good things about the train travel in Germany. Can anyone offer options for touring nearby cities and sights without flying? I am most interested in seeing scenic and historic areas. I would love to visit a real castle!

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1. Re: Recommended tours or day trips from Hamburg?

While in Hamburg, be sure to visit the miniature world exhibit. Check their website.

Luebck is an interesting city, full of istory and rebuilt historic buildings.

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2. Re: Recommended tours or day trips from Hamburg?

Castles are pretty are in northern Germany but Bremen has a very nice city center (especially the Schnoor area) and just a short train trip you have Celle and Lüneburg, two very nice historic old towns.

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3. Re: Recommended tours or day trips from Hamburg?

Historical: Hamburg, the Hanseatic League and Lübeck (UNESCO world heritage)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanseatic_League

http://www.luebeck-tourism.de/

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Besides Lübeck you could explore also the scenic spots of Schleswig-Holstein, the most northern state of Germany. E.g. the Wadden Sea and the Halligen.

http://www.sh-tourismus.de/en/index

http://www.waddensea-worldheritage.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halligen

e.g. Hallig Hooge in Summer

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and flooded (does not occur in Summer)

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In Schlewig Holstein you can also visit Glücksburg Castle. Not only architecturally an important castle but also the seat of an important noble house

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www.schloss-gluecksburg.de/startseite.html…

…wikipedia.org/wiki/…BCcksburg

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4. Re: Recommended tours or day trips from Hamburg?

You could visit the castle in Schwerin, which is a fairytale castle from the 19th century like Neuschwanstein. Schwerin also has a pleasant, preserved old town surrounded by seven lakes. The city is one hour away from Hamburg.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwerin_Castle

The palace in Ludwigslust, also one hour away from Hamburg, was the summer retreat of the dukes of Mecklenburg. It also has a very nice park.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwigslust_Palace

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5. Re: Recommended tours or day trips from Hamburg?

Thank you all for so many helpful suggestions. I will look them over and enjoy the planning. I can't wait for our trip!

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6. Re: Recommended tours or day trips from Hamburg?

Schwerin Castle looks very interesting. Can you get there by train from Hamburg?

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7. Re: Recommended tours or day trips from Hamburg?

Yes you can. It takes about 50/55 minutes by intercity train and around 80 minutes by regional train - all direct trains from Hamburg central station.

Edited: 18 November 2012, 20:35
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