Business Class Tickets & Airfares to Hamburg
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany. This city which lies on the Elbe River has been an important center of trade and a major port for Central Germany down the ages. Today this city which is served by a network of canals continues to be an important hub for transportation in Europe. However Hamburg which is home to two artificial lakes and numerous parks and gardens is also a tourist magnet for it also hosts within its boundaries the world famous red light district, the Reeperbahn which is especially popular with late night, raucous revelers.
If you haven’t yet been to this gritty German city whose cityscape features modern buildings that stand cheek by jowl with grimy dockyards and old world renaissance and baroque architecture then perhaps you should consider including it on any ‘visit Europe tour’ for Hamburg has much to offer for a tourist in the form of world-class museums, avant-garde art galleries, pulsating nightlife, diverse restaurants and first class shopping opportunities.
The history of Hamburg dates back to 810 when it was founded by Emperor Charlemange. The city soon went on to become a strategic port that controlled much of the trade in the Baltic and North Seas for several centuries. Hamburg was destroyed by a devastating fire in 1842 and it also suffered greatly during World War II when it was almost razed to the ground by the Allied bombings, however after both these devastating events, the city bounced back due to the riches it had garnered from its position as a premier trading center in Germany.
If you are flying out to Hamburg from a US city then your voyage across the Atlantic is bound to include a long haul journey for which business travel is highly recommended. However if the reputed prohibitive cost of such travel is causing you to pause and rethink your journey, you need not fear for you can still afford to fly in the premier cabin of an air craft by tracking down a cheap business class seat to Hamburg.
Hamburg’s modern international airport is located 8 miles away from the city and it welcomes numerous airlines from all over the world. Often it is these very airlines themselves that offer discount business class airfares to Hamburg which they popularize through dedicated newsletters and various social media sites. If for some reason you cannot track down these cheap business class deals to Hamburg, you could seek out a reputable travel agent who can then help you located, a cheap business class ticket to Hamburg by making use of the exclusive relationship he/she has with various airlines. It also helps to bear in mind that if this travel agent is a high selling agent then he/she is likely to have access to cheap business class airfares to various destinations around the globe for airlines often count on high selling agents for regular, repeat business.
The discount business class airfares to Hamburg are often represent saving of nearly 70% over the normal business class fare. Moreover they are not lacking in any way for they afford you all the privileges of regular business class like priority check-in, excess baggage allowance, fast track security and immigration, airline lounge access and of course all the myriad onboard facilities like convertible full flat beds, limitless gourmet food and drink and personalized service.
All the luxuries and conveniences that are provided by your discount business flight to Hamburg go a long way in making your journey an extremely comfortable one so that once you arrive in Hamburg
you are less likely to lose precious vacation time due to fatigue arising from jet lag.
So when is the best time to visit Hamburg? Of course this depends on the conditions attached to your discount business class ticket which often dictate the time of your visit. The summer months of June, July and August are the most heavily tourist trafficked months in Hamburg for daytime temperatures during these months are warm and agreeable and range from 19.9 to 22.2o
C (68 to 72o
F). However rain is a common occurrence during the summer months in Hamburg so if you plan to visit Hamburg during its peak tourist season you must include a sturdy umbrella with the rest of your luggage.
Winters in Hamburg are generally frigid and chilly as they are characterized by low temperatures that range from -1.4 to 0o
C (29 to 32o
F) though if you enjoy winter sports and are not bothered too much by the cold temperatures and snow, a winter vacation in Hamburg can be quite magical for the city hosts several, charming, old world Christmas Markets which are a sight to behold.
Hamburg’s airport which lies 8 miles away from the city receives a whole host of European carriers though it also receives a few international airlines like Continental and Emirates which provide direct connections between Hamburg and the US. Hamburg’s airport is connected by bus and the S-Bahn( over ground railway) to the city though taxis are also easily available outside all the terminals of the airport. Within the city, transport is provided by its extensive and efficient public transport network that is made up of the U-Bahn (subway), the S-Bahn (suburban train), buses and harbor ferries. Visitors to Hamburg should also think of reaping savings by investing in a Hamburg Card which is available in various different permutations and combinations. The Hamburg Card entitles the holder to free travel on Hamburg’s public transport network along with reduced admission to museums and attractions and various discounts and offers at shopping establishments and restaurants in Hamburg.
For travelers who are planning to travel with their electrical gadgets, it is useful to know that Hamburg’s electrical standards consist of 220 volts, 50Hz and sockets easily accept the common European two pin plugs. Hamburg like the rest of Germany uses the Euro as legal tender and the city is well equipped with several bureaux de change and ATMs which facilitate the exchanging of currency for tourists.
Whilst in Hamburg, your natural curiosity is sure to lead you to Germany's oldest Red Light district called the 'Reeperbahn' located near the Hamburg Harbor. This district has historically been a playground for sailors who used to disembark here. Today it is dotted with many entertainment venues along with the sex shops and the Sex Museum. Located here are also historic restaurants like the Grosse Frieheit where the Beatles performed and many bars and pubs like the popular Thomas Reades. Of course Sex is serious business on the Reeperbahn and it is prudent to know that most of the peep show joints and strip clubs charge as much as € 15- €20 for a single drink so you can easily blow your entire evening's entertainment budget by spendin in a few hours in this notorious area. Another word of caution, don’t linger around the area too long for you can become easy prey for the many touts that operate here and if you are visiting the area to shop for kitschy souvenirs to take back home do be aware that pickpockets and drunks abound in the area. The best way perhaps to explore this notorious district is to book a walking tour with one of the many registered tour guide companies that exist in Hamburg.
Hamburg actually offers a wide array of attractions which are bound to please all types of tourists. The city is home to many world class museums like Museum of Hamburg History which catalogues the history of the city from the 8th
century to modern times. The museum has exhibits of scale models that tell the story of evolution of Hamburg’s all important harbors though it also has other interesting exhibits that recreate vital scenes from Hamburg’s rich history. Hamburg’s Kunsthalle is a must visit for any art lover for it houses a treasure trove of art works that aim to educate the art enthusiast. The works housed in Hamburg’s Kunsthalle range from the Middle Ages to modern times.
If you are visiting Hamburg with your children, then perhaps you would like to take in the attraction of to the world’s largest model train exhibit called Minitaur Wonderland which has more than 16000 feet of track and features many different intricately created detailed sections which display model size likenesses of the USA, Scandinavia, Switzerland, France, Italy and various other countries. Minitaur Wonderland is a truly unique attraction which showcases the creativity and the dexterity of the German people.