Hamburg or Nuremberg: Which City Suits Better?
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GERMANY: Hamburg, the Pearl of the North, is also known as the City of Bridges and Waterways whlst Nuremberg captivates with medieval flair thanks to its imposing Imperial Castle and the old city wall. Both cities have their own charm and both might just surprise you!
Culture for all Ages
While Hamburg offers an absolute cultural highlight with its famous concert house Elbphilharmonie (The Elphi) - one of the largest in the world - which dazzles with it's unique hoisted sail crystal design and excellent acoustics; Nuremberg enchants with its numerous children's theatres. Every two years, for example, the Panoptikum Festival takes place here and offers a lively programme for your little ones. In addition, there are permanent theatres for kids, such as the Theatre Mummpitz. We’ll guarantee that you won’t need to tell a bedtime story to your kids after the visit this gorgeous city.
The Elbphilharmonie is more suitable for a holiday with older kids or teenagers... or perhaps even for a romantic trip for two where you can truly enjoy this inspiring setting to the fullest. Incidentally, the Elbphilharmonie has developed into much more than just a concert hall: The Hamburg landmark offers entertainment on several levels: An observation deck with panoramic views of the city and the beautiful harbour, as well as a inviting café and a souvenir shop, where you can get little tasteful presents for your friends or kids.
Nuremberg Cosiness or Wild Hamburg Nightlife?
Visitors and locals mingle together at the picturesque Hauptmarkt In Nuremberg. Whilst most famous for it's Christmas market, it's a great place to visit outside the winter season - just make sure there's a market on - as the market square invites you to stroll and linger. Franconian specialities are served here and there are plenty of local handicrafts are on offer. We think it's a perfect programme for a cosy afternoon during your holidays.
If you're more of a night owl, you should not miss Hamburg's nightlife: The famous Reeperbahn is the hub with its countless bars, clubs and lively atmosphere. Although the Reeperbahn has a seedier side with its red-light milieu, a striking number of people report something magical about the place: Lots of colourful lights meet colourful types and the atmosphere invites you to stroll through and dive into another world. It really is a must-do in this part of the world.
Bratwurst Or Fish Sandwich?
Nuremberg and Hamburg each have their own street food specialitie and they're equally delicious. Yes, whilst both are often served in a bun they couldn't be more different. In Nuremberg, a staggering three million bratwursts are produced in the city every day. To taste a delicous Nuremberg bratwurst, we recommend a visit to the world's largest bratwurst restaurant, the Bratwurst Röslein. This city favourite is centrally located on Rathausplatz, about a 10-minute walk from the centrally located Adina Apartment Hotel Nuremberg.
Insider tip: be sure to try the homemade Kaiserschmarren, a sweet delight that will have you coming back for more!
Nothing beats the salty-tang of freshly caught fish and there is no shortage of it in Hamburg. One foodie highlight is the Fischmarkt Bistro, which is located directly at the fish market and virtually guarantees fish fresh from the sea with a side of hard rock. Try the fish roll, the salmon burger or a classic tuna fillet, your palate will thank you!
A Good Night's Sleep
No matter which city takes your fancy, both offer their guests a fun and fabulous day out. In both cities offers Adina apartment-style hotels are centrally located and close to all the cool attractions and eateries. In Nuremberg, the Adina Hotel is located right on the Kornmarkt. Whether in Hamburg you have the choice between two top locations. One right next to Hamburg´s Michel and the other near by the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hamburg Speicherstadt.. We knwo that nothing guarantees a great night sleep like a fantastic accomodation offer and Adina can certainly help you with that.
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* Activities listed may be subject to Covid restrictions.*