Hamburg is a large city in northern Germany, located at the banks of the Elbe River. The city is famous for its large harbor, which is the second largest in Europe and among the top ten in the world, despite the fact, that the city is located 100 km upstream of the Elbe River. The city also has Europe's second largest aircraft stacking line (Airbus). Hamburg has numerous historical sites, the most famous among them are the city's five medieval main churches, the town hall, as well as the small fortress "Hamburg" from the ninth century, from which the city got its name. Within the town are also a few smaller sandy beaches, a good zoo as well as numerous parks."
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Hamburg forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Hamburg is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $67.70, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $269.56, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $77.66
- Hotel (3 stars): $102.83
- Hotel (4 stars): $129.48
- Hotel (5 stars): $182.80
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $16.47
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $28.31
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.25
- Meal, McDonalds: $9.72
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $12.15
Hamburg has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 56.8 (better than United states average 47.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 68.5 (a little weaker than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 48.0 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Hamburg safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.