Enjoy Hamburg for free II: 6 Tips for design lovers, nature enthusiasts and romantic soulsApr 3rd, 2012 | By Katerina | Category: English
Is there no such thing as free lunch? The first article about Hamburg for free proved that this proverb doesn't apply every time. Also in a big city like Hamburg you can find events and places that are both attractive and free. Let's have a look at other gems you shouldn't miss.
2 Tips for design lovers
Every Saturday there is a design market Der.Die.Sein in the atrium of the Unilever house. The number of exhibitors is just right and the offer is varied – jewellery, clothes, toys, office accessories, photos, paintings... Every piece is original!
Would you like to know how the brand-new district HafenCity is designed? Visit the Kesselhaus. On the model of 8x4 m you can see the vision and then participate in the guided tour through the real quarter – the tours are held every Saturday at 3 pm. And don't miss the guided bike-tours from May. The new district isn't going to be any dwarf
2 tips for nature enthusiasts
In Hamburg there are many green places where the inhabitants love to relax. Two of them are really special – Planten un Blomen and Ohlsdorf. The Planten un Blomen is not just a park where you can have a picnic in peace and tranquillity. It is also a beautiful garden with a lot of things to discover – a spot with medicinal herbs, the biggest Japanese garden in Europe, the tropical-plants-house... And also - from May to September - illuminated fountain concerts. The first half of May they are playing Vltava!
The cemetery Ohlsdorf is with 391 ha the biggest park-cemetery in the world. It could be strange, but two bus lines cruise among tombs, graves, groves and little ponds and Hamburgers enjoy their Sunday strolls there.
2 tips for romantic souls
Public transportation in Hamburg is not just U-Bahn, S-Bahn and busses. With an ordinary ticket you can also use the boats! Why don't you take the boat no. 62 and enjoy the sightseeing navigation? You can start at Sandtorhöft next to the Elbphilharmonie, pass Museumshafen and finish in Finkenwerde.
I recommend also a stop at Docklands – climb up the building in the shape of parallelogram or a ship. It rises 40 m above the Elbe surface and was built on the ground that was created just for it. You will be rewarded for your effort not just by the feeling you are climbing up the house wall. You will enjoy the nice view on the harbour, Köhlbrandbrücke, Altona and Steinwerder.