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Layover in Hamburg, Germany

| December 16, 2014

Stuck on a Hamburg layover at the Hamburg Airport in Germany? The airport is located 5 miles north of Hamburg’s city center, which makes it an accessible destination for those on long layovers. If you’re trying to figure out if you are able to leave the airport on your Hamburg layover, click here for useful tips.

Layover Hamburg Germany stopoverIf you’re stuck inside the airport during your Hamburg layover, there’s plenty to do to help you bide your time. There are dozens of options for food and drink, duty free and regular shopping, and dozens of services including a medical center, first aid, Internet access, an airport business lounge, a conference center, the Top Deck where you can view the runways, and more.

The airport also has a number of lounges and exclusive services. The Airport Lounge is stocked with snacks and beverages, and has 22 workstations, rest area and smokers lounge. There are also the Lufthansa Lounge, the Emirates Lounge, and an AirBerlin Lounge. In addition, there is a VIP program offered at the airport to help you skip long lines, and various travel formalities. Call +49 (40) 50 75-20 12 for more information.

If you’re looking to store you luggage while you explore, the Hamburg airport has a Left Luggage facility in terminal 2 open from 4:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. For more information, call +49 40 5075-2923 or email [email protected]service-tokman.de.

If you land at night or are looking for a place to rest, the airport is host to the Radisson Blu Hotel. For a complete list of Hamburg hotels near the airport at varying price points, click here.

To leave the airport and explore the city during your Hamburg layover, there are many forms of transportation available including taxis, which can be paid for by credit, debit or cash, urban trains, German rail, or bus. Private transfers can also be arranged.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Hamburg Layover:

Hamburg Tours

There are many tours available in Hamburg, based on your interest. There are bus and walking tours, boat rides, day trips, biking tours, cultural, food, wine, and nightlife tours and tons more!


With a number of recreational paths great to stretch your tired legs, the Aussenalster is Hamburg’s outer port. There’s a 8 kilometer path around a lake, bike rentals available, restaurants and coffee shops.

Port of Hamburg

Guides and boat trips are available at the Port of Hamburg, where you can learn about the ancient and new port. Check out the impressive architecture, homes, and impressive boats and docks.

Park Platen un Blomen

Located in the center of Hamburg, this big park has it all – fountains, coffee shops, play areas for kids, lakes, beautiful walking paths, a Japanese garden – and all within walking distance from downtown Hamburg.

Address: Jungiusstraße 1, 20355 Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg Zoo

The Hamburg Zoo, Hagenbeck, is home to over 210 different species of animals. There is also a four-level aquarium of tropical fish, an elephant pavilion, and a number of endangered species (which they breed) including Asian elephants and Siberian tigers.

Address: Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2, 22527 Hamburg, Germany (right off the U-Bahn line U2)

Town Hall

With impressive, vaulted hallways and state rooms, the Town Hall of Hamburg (Hamburg Rathaus) is of the Germany’s state parliaments. Dating back to the late 1800s, the Town Hall features ornate architecture. Guided tours are available.

Address: Rathausmarkt 1, 20095 Hamburg, Germany

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  1. Honey Kamboj says:

    How can one miss the
    Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg
    Kehrwieder 2-4,
    Block D 20457 Hamburg – Speicherstadt
    See the miniature aircrafts landing and takeoff. Pre booking recommend.