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Hamburg takes itself seriously. The second largest German city styles itself as the Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg – a free and Hanseatic city which has full status as a German state in its own right. It is a big player in politics, culture and economic affairs. And Hamburg remains a bustling port. Few European cities are quite so dominated by their river as Hamburg. Take a ride on one of the city’s ferries to see how Hamburg lives and breathes by the River Elbe. Ferry route 62 gives some great views of the river and docks.

The principal rail hub is Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. This is the departure point for daytime trains to Copenhagen, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Zürich and a great raft of German cities. Hamburg to Berlin takes less than two hours, while the fastest trains speed from Hamburg to Munich in just six hours. There are good direct services from Hamburg to Germany’s Baltic coast, with trains from Hauptbahnhof direct to Kiel, Lübeck, Rostock and Stralsund. Another busy station is Hamburg Altona, which offers a better choice of services to the holiday resort of Sylt than is available from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof.

There are overnight services with comfortable sleeping cars from Hamburg direct to Munich, Basel, Linz, Vienna, Innsbruck and Zürich. You can board these trains at either Hamburg Altona or Hauptbahnhof.

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from £53.00

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Heidelberg to Hamburg by train

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Lübeck to Hamburg by train

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Venlo to Hamburg by train

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Nuremberg to Hamburg by train

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Munich to Hamburg by train

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Rostock to Hamburg by train

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Koblenz to Hamburg by train

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Dortmund to Hamburg by train

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Prague to Hamburg by train

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Leipzig to Hamburg by train

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Strasbourg to Hamburg by train

from £52.50

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Hanover to Hamburg by train

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Copenhagen to Hamburg by train

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Stuttgart to Hamburg by train

from £17.00

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Fredericia to Hamburg by train

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Flensburg to Hamburg by train

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Göttingen to Hamburg by train

from £17.00

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Mainz to Hamburg by train

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Zurich to Hamburg by train

from £34.50

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Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg by train

from £17.00

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London to Hamburg by train

from £61.00

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Brussels to Hamburg by train

from £34.00

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Cologne to Hamburg by train

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Bremen to Hamburg by train

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Osnabrück to Hamburg by train

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Amsterdam to Hamburg by train

from £34.50

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Karlsruhe to Hamburg by train

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Kiel to Hamburg by train

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Kolding to Hamburg by train

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Kassel to Hamburg by train

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Aarhus to Hamburg by train

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Berlin to Hamburg by train

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Innsbruck to Hamburg by train

from £34.50

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Offenburg to Hamburg by train

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Berne to Hamburg by train

from £34.50

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Neumünster to Hamburg by train

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