Hamburg is Germany’s second biggest city and a melting pot for international students. With nine institutions and more than 70,000 students, cheap flights to Hamburg are filled with eager learners waiting to leave their mark on Germany. A vacation in Hamburg might be filled with students, but it’s also primed with history and culture.
Lined with parks, canals and modern buildings, Hamburg provides the perfect meeting place for Germany travelers. A couple of days in Hamburg and you’ll rediscover Germany at its finest– classic, simple and always entertaining. Take a stroll through one of Hamburg’s 1,400 parks and gardens or mingle with the locals at one of Hamburg’s late-night cafes. You might be surprised to learn that Hamburg is one of the greenest cities in Europe – in fact, Hamburg residents and visitors are some of the most committed to eco-friendly living.
Hamburg is an ideal destination for travelers who don’t mind a bit of precipitation: With winds blowing westward from the North Sea, a few rain clouds hover over Hamburg in the summer and ice storms hit the city in winter. Though temperatures remain cool courtesy of the wet weather, spring time in Hamburg is a delight for visitors who flock to the city’s parks to see the lush greenery and blooming flora. The fullest flights to Hamburg arrive towards the end of spring and throughout the summer, when rain is less frequent and northern Germany basks in the sun.
You may need an umbrella regardless of what time of year you book your flight to Hamburg.
Hamburg flights tend to fill up quick in the sunnier seasons of spring and summer with visitors who would rather leave their rain gear at home. Though high tourist season lasts from May through mid-October, a slew of festivals scheduled especially between the months of May and August make for Hamburg’s busiest time of year.
Though winter temperatures can drop to a frigid 28 degrees F, January, February and March are the best times to find cheap flights to Hamburg. The cold and common snow storms make for great ice skating in the city parks and along the banks of the Elbe River, and hotel rates are lower in the winter months.
From Hamburg’s airport you can hop on the S-Bahn (local train) to Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), which runs every 10 minutes. Hamburg Bus Lines take visitors downtown and to the suburbs. A taxi will take around 30 minutes to get you downtown. Trains, subways, harbor ferries and buses can take you around central Hamburg easily. To get around downtown, take the U-Bahn (subway). Take the S-Bahn (trains) to get out to the suburbs. The two services are connected. Buy bus tickets at Automats and railway ticket counters, and you’ll get a great view of the city in return. For unlimited travel, as well as discounted admission to Hamburg attractions, purchase a Hamburg Card. It’s fairly easy to drive in Hamburg, but rush hour can slow your travel and parking is expensive. Taxis can be found almost anywhere.