Edited by Jessica Wright
Among my group of friends, Hamburg is referred to as the “Pearl of the North”. It’s a title given in endearment, and a bit of tongue in cheek because though you might encounter the nickname in Hamburg, its also a title many other northern countrymen bestow on their respective countries. In my opinion, Hamburg is the only city truly worthy of the title, a waterborne gem offering everything you might expect from a large and populated trade center, stunningly clean and shining with contemporary architecture. I don’t exaggerate when I say there is simply water everywhere. This gives the whole place the illusion of being by the sea. This green city is best traversed on foot or by bicycle, meaning that you are at the best advantage to experience Hamburg off the beaten path. The locals of Hamburg will happily point out some of Hamburg’s secret spots. To help you get a head start I have outlined my favorite 10 hidden gems in Hamburg!