TRAIN: Hamburg public transport (HVV) is extensive and efficient. The Underground train (U-Bahn) and Light-Rail Network (V-Bahn) making navigating Hamburg easy. Both the U-Bahn and V-Bahn connect the city center to the greater region. If use of public transportation trains is extensive, it is recommended that tourists obtain the Hamburg CARD which allows for multiple trips and discounts on various other activities throughout Hamburg.
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BUS: The bus network is very efficient and compliments the U-Bahn and V-Bahn networks well throughout the city.AIRPORT: 70 or more airlines connect with Hamburg non=stop around the globe. The Hamburg transport association (HVV) ensures efficient public transit from the airport. The S-Bahn (S1) connects the airport with the city center and runs every ten minutes. In approx. 22 minutes you will reach Hamburg main station. There is also a good bus service provided and plenty of taxis are always available.
Your enjoyment and wellbeing during your stay in Hamburg are of the utmost importance. Violent crimes are rare in Hamburg, and it is advised to take the same security precautions in Germany that one would practice in any large city abroad. The most common crime tourists can experience is pick-pocketing. For more information, please visit your governments international travel advisory pages.Emergency numbers
To get from Hamburg Airport to the city center, you have many transfer options: taxi, public transit or private car. For the public train, S1 on the S-Bahn connects the airport with the city centre and runs every 10 minutes. It is approximately 24 minutes from the airport to the Haupthahnhof station and 27 minutes to the Jungfernstieg station, which is more centrally located to the city centre.
For many, Hamburg is Germany’s finest city – a cosmopolitan host open to change, refreshing by day and exciting by night. The city of Hamburg is an example of the fusion of tradition and modernity.
Internet and Electricity: Free Wi-Fi hotspots are common throughout Germany, specifically in some restaurants, cafes, bars, and shopping malls. Power plugs and sockets are of Type F. The standard voltage is 230 V.
Food: Hamburg tends to stick to its roots. Typical dishes contain meat, potatoes and gravy, accompanied by vegetables or salad. There is are a high number of small shops where "croques" (French version of sandwiches) or Doner (Kebab) can be purchased. Do not forget to try Labskaus, a traditional dish of Northern Germany! Despite the traditional dishes of Germany, vegetarianism is on the rise in Hamburg, often including at least one dish in restaurants.
Coffee: Germans love to drink coffee. Coffee can be found everywhere in the citty and is generally always freshly brewed. Hamburg is also the world's busiest place for coffee trading.
Entertainment: The Kiez or Reeperbahn is a street and nightlife entertainment district in Hamburg's St. Puli district, located approximately 3 kilometers (10 minutes) from the HMC.