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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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Düsseldorf to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Koblenz to Hamburg by train

from £23.00

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Luxembourg City to Hamburg by train

from £37.00

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Mainz to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Elmenhorst to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

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Rostock to Hamburg by train

from £22.50

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Nuremberg to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

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Munich to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Utrecht to Hamburg by train

from £44.50

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Frederikshavn to Hamburg by train

from £25.50

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Interlaken to Hamburg by train

from £266.00

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Hanover to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

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Dortmund to Hamburg by train

from £18.00

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Aalborg to Hamburg by train

from £54.00

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Lüneburg to Hamburg by train

from £12.50

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Berne to Hamburg by train

from £37.00

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Vienna to Hamburg by train

from £46.00

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Aarhus to Hamburg by train

from £27.00

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Eindhoven to Hamburg by train

from £37.00

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Lübeck to Hamburg by train

from £15.00

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Kolding to Hamburg by train

from £27.00

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Nykøbing Falster to Hamburg by train

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Heidelberg to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Viersen to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Berlin to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

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Aachen to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Offenburg to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Stuttgart to Hamburg by train

from £55.50

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Kiel to Hamburg by train

from £18.50

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London to Hamburg by train

from £63.50

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Brussels to Hamburg by train

from £36.50

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Cologne to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

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Freiburg to Hamburg by train

from £55.50

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Roskilde to Hamburg by train

from £28.50

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Almere Stad to Hamburg by train

from £45.50

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Amsterdam to Hamburg by train

from £32.00

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Münster to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Venlo to Hamburg by train

from £32.50

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Rotterdam to Hamburg by train

from £32.50

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Karlsruhe to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Innsbruck to Hamburg by train

from £83.50

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Paris to Hamburg by train

from £55.50

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Frankfurt am Main to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Flensburg to Hamburg by train

from £18.00

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Neumünster to Hamburg by train

from £17.00

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Salzburg to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Leipzig to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Magdeburg to Hamburg by train

from £17.00

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Zurich to Hamburg by train

from £35.50

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Hengelo to Hamburg by train

from £23.50

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Schwerin to Hamburg by train

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Odense to Hamburg by train

from £55.50

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Essen to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

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Arnhem to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Vejle to Hamburg by train

from £27.00

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Rotenburg an der Fulda to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Göttingen to Hamburg by train

from £27.50

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Copenhagen to Hamburg by train

from £27.00

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Fredericia to Hamburg by train

from £27.00

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Fulda to Hamburg by train

from £28.00

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Strasbourg to Hamburg by train

from £46.50

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Basel to Hamburg by train

from £37.00

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Lucerne to Hamburg by train

from £46.50

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Würzburg to Hamburg by train

from £42.00

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Cambridge to Hamburg by train

from £118.60

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Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 25
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 25
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

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