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Big, grand and independent, this pretty much sums up what the "city state" is about. Its port; the largest in Germany, and networks canals and bridges, we are talking Amsterdam and Venice combined! , what gives it an extraordinary maritime character.

Hamburg is best visited during summer time offering a warm season, but also a rainy one. Spring and Autumn are relatively drier while still maintaining some warmth. It has a cold harsh winter, therefore not a recommended visiting time.

Requirements for Entry to Germany

  • Egyptian passport holders need to get a visa before visiting Hamburg or any part of Germany. Basic requirements are a valid passport for at least 3 months (after departure) and blank visa pages.
  • The German Embassy in Cairo is found at 2 Berlin street (off Hassan Sabri street), Zamalek. Tel: +202-2-738-2000, or visit their website.

See & Do

  • What they do best: Boat cruises! Hamburg's maritime charm will sink in as you visit its vital waterways. A key site is the Hamburg port reached onboard jetties departing from Landungsbrucken.
  • Another option is a boat cruise that takes you across the Alster lake. For a different water experience you can check out some of the beaches on the northern side of River Elbe. On an early Sunday morning, visit the Fishmarket at the Elbe and get overwhelmed by the sounds of buyers and sellers haggling against a background of loud rock music.
  • What they do best - The Night Edition: When the night hits in, everyone hits the Reeperbahn. This nightlife street has something for everyone: from restaurants, bars, theaters, and night clubs (this is where the legendary Beatles hit started their career!) to the ever so famous but not so innocent red-light district.
  • Art & Photography Special: Those looking for a taste of good art will like the Hamburger Kunsthalle, one of the biggest art museums in Germany. Photographers can capture some great shots in St Michaelis church that has a grand tower giving panoramic views of the city, or at the historic warehouse district, the Speicherstadt, especially during the night when beautiful lighting is reflected on buildings.
  • Shopping time: Hamburg has a shopping appeal that will satisfy all types of shoppers:
    • The Jungfernstieg: A fine world class shopping street with the elegant Alster Karden shopping spot.
    • The Mönckeberg Strasse and Spitaler Strasse: Those two parallel streets are packed with department stores and trendy brands.
    • The Europa Passage: An impressive shopping center in the shape of a cruise ship.

    Getting around is through the Hamburg Metro system (HVV) that combines the subruban rail "S-Bahn", the underground metro "U-Bahn ", the bus, and ferries in one network.

    Need to Know

    • Time Zone: UTC +1. Daylight saving time is UTC+2 and starts in March and ends in October.
    • Currency: Euro.
    • Dialing Code: +49 40.
    • Driving: Visitors from Egypt need an international driving license to drive in Germany. Driving is on the right.
    • Official Language: German. English is widely spoken.

    Hamburg International Airport - HAM

    Hamburg airport is one of the busiest airports in Germany. It has Terminal 1 and 2 and is connected by the Airport Plaza which holds the main security check, shops and other facilities. The city centre is accessible by suburban rail (the S-Bahn takes 25 minutes to reach the central station), public bus, private shuttle service or taxi (booking a taxi is highly recommended, for more info click here

    • Food and beverage: Get your coffee, snack or full course meal from over 25 cafes and restaurants found in both terminals and at the Airport Plaza.
    • Currency Exchange: The International Exchange (INTEX) in Terminal 1 and ReiseBank in Terminal 2 offer money exchange services.
    • Lost Luggage: For Luggage failing to arrive; you need to contact the relevant airline. For lost luggage in the airport building contact the Airport Office found at the Airport Plaza, arrivals level. Contact number is +49 (40) 50 75 - 0.
    • Car hire: Avis, Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, & Buchbinder.
    • Airport Hub: Hamburg Airport (code HAM) is a hub for Germanwings.

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