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Driving to Hamburg

A Motorists guide to Hamburg - directions, parking and more



Area Map

Directions

Arriving / Parking

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The second largest city in Germany has much to offer visitors, both in terms of history and nightlife. Despite its humble origins as a settlement on the banks of the river Alster, over the years it became a prosperous city, particularly after the German Stock exchange opened in the 16th century.

Walking around the streets of Hamburg reveals great treasures. The Rathausmarkt (Town Hall) was destroyed in a fire in 1842, however it has since been restored to its original neo-Renaissance glory. Shops and cafes line the sophisticated Aisterarkaden (Arcades), and a little further down sits the famous Four Seasons Hotel.

The River Elbe and the Aussenalster (Outer Basin) are in competition with each other for most impressive waterway; both are magnificent and the latter is large enough to contain boats, houses and cafes.

If it’s nightlife you’re after, head to the Reeperbahn. Locals call it the Kiez, and though it may have a reputation for being the home of the city’s red life district, there is an array of lovely pubs and bars to enjoy, rather than any actual seediness.

Map of the area



Speed limits around Hamburg

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Rural: 100 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Hamburg to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Hamburg
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Town
Berlin, Germany256 km (159 miles)

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Dortmund, Germany283 km (176 miles)

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Copenhagen, Denmark289 km (179 miles)

Town
Malmo, Sweden295 km (183 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Eemhof, Netherlands338 km (210 miles)

Town
Cologne, Germany355 km (220 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Het Meerdal, Netherlands358 km (222 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Het Heijderbos, Netherlands358 km (222 miles)

Town
Amsterdam, Netherlands364 km (226 miles)

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Koblenz, Germany390 km (242 miles)

Town
Frankfurt, Germany392 km (243 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs De Kempervennen, Netherlands395 km (245 miles)

Attraction
The Nurburgring, Germany410 km (255 miles)

Town
Rotterdam, Netherlands412 km (256 miles)

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Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic419 km (260 miles)

Attraction
Spa Francorchamps, Belgium441 km (274 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Port Zélande, Netherlands457 km (284 miles)

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Antwerp, Belgium458 km (284 miles)

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Heidelberg, Germany469 km (291 miles)

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Gothenburg, Sweden480 km (298 miles)

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Trier, Germany480 km (298 miles)

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Brussels, Belgium486 km (302 miles)

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Prague, Czech Republic491 km (305 miles)

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