1st highlight: Visiting the Miniature Wonderland and Elbe Philharmonic Hall
After breakfast we drive to the old part of the city: the "Speicherstadt", the largest warehouse complex in the world that extends over around 26 ha. It was built on thousands of oak piles between 1883 and the late 1920s. Now Speicherstadt sets modern accents through the predominant use of modern building materials such as glass and steel - an exciting contrast to the neo-gothic brick architecture. Here one of Hamburg's top attractions is located - the miniature wonderland. It is the world's largest model train exhibition. You can find more than 1,000 trains, 130,000 trees, 263,000 figures, 9,250 cars, 4,340 houses and bridges that were set up by more than 300 employees in over 795,000 h of work. In this miniature world you will see planes taking off, trains going through tunnels and over bridges in about 15 countries of Europa, America and Asia.
Afterwards, we have a rest in a coffee roaster from 1888 and then together with a guide continue to explore the UNESCO World heritage-listed Speicherstadt warehouse district and get an insight on the history of this gorgeous place. At the end of the tour we go up on the most outstanding building in Germany - the "Elbphilharmonie" - to enjoy the beautiful view over the port.
2nd highlight: free time
The second part of the day is free for you to walk through the city or visit its museums, such as the Maritime museum, art gallery or the museum of Hamburg history.
Overnight in Hamburg