Hamburg with it's many beautiful alleys, photogenic bridges and countless facets has long established itself as a true urban hotspot and invites you to capture your stay with a photo. But because we all know the struggle trying to take the perfect vacation picture, we asked a couple of our favorite Hamburg locals for their insider tipps on the most instagram-worthy spots in the city.
Hamburg-based blogger Sarah Ploss knows all about taking the perfect instagram picture and is always on the look-out for new perspectives on her hometown. So that's why we're really excited she decided to share two favourite locations with us.
"The gate to the world" – Hamburgs harbour didn't get that name for no reason. Sarah often comes here to sit down on top of one of the stone walls by the youth hostel, that’s directly besides the Landungsbruecken railway station. Sitting there, you can lean back and enjoy the most beautiful view over both of the cranes and the Elphi. It’s a great place to relax - either with friends and a cold bottle of beer or by yourself with good music.
In Hamburg there is no getting around a harbour tour. One of Sarahs personal favourites is the light tour. Sunsets immerse the city in a sea of colours for a short amount of time and as darkness falls, the lights of the harbour become more and more prominent and sparkling. There is nothing more impressive than sailing very close to and almost under a container ship while you're in a small barge.
And like Sarah - we, too - have a favourite tour. We really love the Abicht cruise, about which you can find out more by clicking here.
Sophia Jaensch, too, calls Hamburg her hometown and has the best insider tips for the most photogenic places in the city, some of which she shared with us.
The Niederbaumbruecke is located close to the Baumwall stop. It offers the best view over Hamburg's historic Speicherstadt, the redesigned Elbpromenade, the Niederhafen harbour with hundreds of ships laying there and our beautiful Elbphilharmonie. So Sophia recommends this place not only for getting the perfect shot, but also for a walk through Hafencity, the countless small alleys of Speicherstadt or along the Fischbroetchen stands on the Elbpromenade up to the Landungsbruecken.
Winterhude with its variety of small canals and bridges: During a walk through Winterhude you will immediately notice several instagrammable spots as the district with its many canals, cosy cafés, small boutiques and countless bridges offers a lot of possibilities for the perfect Instagram picture. Furthermore, it is only a stone's throw to the Alster or the beautiful Harvestehude district with its amazing house facades.
Exhibition halls / television tower: Anyone can do the Alster arcades and Ballindamm. But the television tower is just equally as impressive. Another really beautiful spot for Sophia are therefore the exhibition halls. They offer a lot of space for cool photo projects and the TV tower definitely looks good in the background. Furthermore, Hamburg's Schanzenviertel, which is home to hip bars and trendy pubs as well as a lot of street art and run-down corners for casual pictures, is not far away and offers lots of opportunities for exploring another side of the city.
Last but not least, our friends at Mrs. Politely Delicious know the city and it's hidden corners like no other, and shared their favourite pick with us.
The “Hamburger Marktzeit” is every foodies dream and the perfect place for all food lovers, who need some Inspo for their feed. Every first Saturday of the month the FABRIK is transformed into a unique neighbourhood market. Whether it's coffee from a local roasting company, exotic delicacies from all over the world or a glass of wine in the evening - this one-of-a-kind location invites you to spend countless hours here. Tip: Be sure to check the website for current events in advance! This way you don't miss great events like the "Taco Festival", the "Cheese & Wine" fair or the "Ramen Festival".