Hamburg Umland translates as the Hamburg region, the area which surround’s Germany’s second largest city, to the north of the country. Home to a population of just under 4.5 million, the Hamburg region is a popular draw for visitors spending their holidays in Germany, with its many cultural and historical attractions. UK tourists looking to spend their holidays in Hamburg Umland will find that there is a wonderfully diverse choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available here, from compact studios, grand apartments to the more rustic cottages to be found outside of the main urban conurbation.
As well as the expected big city attractions of theatres, museums, galleries and great shopping, visitors spending their holidays in Hamburg Umland may be surprised to discover that they can also enjoy outdoor activities here too. The city boasts a number of extensive parks and recreational grounds, enabling visitors the opportunity to indulge in walking, tennis and cycling, or to simply enjoy a picnic and people-watch whilst taking in the city’s indigenous fauna and flora. Housed in a giant water tower, Europe’s largest planetarium can also be found in Stadpark, the city’s largest expanse of open space.
Boasting over forty theatres, sixty museums and one hundred music venues and clubs, visitors spending their holidays in Hamburg Umland will never be short of things to see and do here. Particular draws are the contemporary art gallery at Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg Maritime Museum and the English Theatre of Hamburg – Germany’s oldest professional English speaking theatre. Other must-sees are St. Nicholas Church, which was the world’s tallest building in the 19th century, the richly decorated neo-Renaissance Town Hall and Chilehaus, a brick building built in the shape of an ocean liner. Hamburg’s lively nightlife is boosted by the annual Christopher Street gay pride carnival and the Hamburger DOM, a funfair taking place three times a year in the city.
Visitors spending their holidays in Hamburg Umland will find that the region has a typically continental climate. Summer temperatures average in the early-twenties degrees Celsius, whilst in winter the temperatures will dip to between -5 and 3 degrees Celsius. The Hamburg region receives an average annual rainfall of around 30 inches.
Travellers from the UK who are looking to spend their holidays in Hamburg Umland will find that British Airways, Lufthansa, Flybe and Easyjet operate regular flights from several regional airports, to include London Heathrow (LHR), Birmingham (BHX) and Manchester (MAN) to Hamburg Airport (HAM).