What to see near Hamburg

Near Hamburg there are many places that are well worth a visit. Discover them when you rent a car with OK Mobility!

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If you are touring Germany on your vacation and don't want to just see in the main cities, today we are going to tell you what you can see near Hamburg, so you can discover the charms of the north of this country.


Places to visit near Hamburg

The whole of Europe can boast excellent transport connections. However, everything has its positive and negative sides and, in this case, it means depending on timetables, suffering delays and not being fully comfortable when you are moving around, because being on the move and away from home makes your day-to-day life a little difficult.

That's why, at OK Mobility we have an important network of destinations so that you can get around without limitations of any kind, and making the most of your time. You can rent a car in Hamburg and go wherever you want from there, since you have the option to return it to a different place.

But what is there to see near Hamburg if you are starting from this city? Here are some interesting suggestions!



The city of Lübeck was founded in 1143 and is considered the first medieval city. It is only 68 kilometers from Hamburg, so it is very easy to get there by road. 

Its old town is one of the main areas of interest, since this is where you can find the seven church towers, which are one of its main attractions. Their beauty led to the city being declared a World Heritage Site, and you will be surprised by the mixture of architectural styles, such as Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance and Classical.

Other attractions of Lübeck are its Holstentor gate, with its Dutch style; the seaport and its historic sailing ships or Travemünde beach, just over 10 kilometers from the mouth of the river Trave.



Another interesting place near Hamburg is Staden, a town 45 kilometers away on the south bank of the Elbe. Founded in the 8th century, it also prospered thanks to its trading port, which has marked the rich heritage of the place.

Its historic center is located on a small island created by the Schwinge River and has such glories as the Medieval churches of St. Cosmas and St. Damian, and St. Wilhadi, but also large red-brick houses and wine-cellars and a multitude of battlements that will make you believe you are in a childhood fairy tale.



Bremen is an obligatory stop near Hamburg, and this really will sound like a fairy tale because it appeared in the stories of the Brothers Grimm, specifically, in the story of the musicians. Strolling through its cobblestone streets is a delight and will take you to special places such as the Market Square or Marktplatz. It is always busy, and full of historical buildings that exude beauty, such as the Town Hall, a World Heritage Site, St. Peter's Cathedral, the Chamber of Commerce or the modern Bürgerschaf building.

Another area of special interest is the historic district of Schnoor, with irregular streets and tiny houses, representing the true essence of what this neighborhood of fishermen, artisans and traders was like.



Buxtehude is another city that formed part of the Hanseatic League, which was created in the Middle Ages to strengthen its trade. Its status was obtained in the 14th century, and it grew rapidly thanks to its strategic position between two parallel rivers, the Este and the Viver, with a middle channel, called Fleth. It is also part of the Fairy Tale route in this part of Germany, so if you are feeling nostalgic for childhood, you will love touring this town. 

Its historic center, which is very small, is crammed with red-brick houses with tiles and wooden beams. We recommend the Carillon and Stavenort Street, the church of St. Petri or the central dock. 



Our final suggestion near Hamburg is Lüneburg. It was one of the few cities to survive the bombings of World War II, so you can see many architectural buildings that remain from its heyday and reflect the riches that have been preserved. Don't miss the old town, the lively Stintmarkt area, the Market Square or its churches. 


Rent your car in Hamburg and start planning your visit to Northern Germany!

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