Take in the refreshing sea air as you stroll the cobblestone streets of Hamburg, contemplating your next adventure. As the largest port in Germany, Hamburg is called “The Gateway to the World” for good reason. Enjoy the city’s youthful energy and fascinating history, then explore Germany’s best-kept secrets along the northern coast—your Hamburg car rental makes it easy to get from the River Elbe to the Baltic Sea and back again.
Discover the Baltic Coast
Flights to Hamburg Airport (HAM) will land 7 miles from downtown, and you can easily pick up your car rental in Hamburg. For a quick day trip, head 45 miles northeast to tour the famous churches of Lubeck. St. Mary’s is the third-largest church in Germany, while St. Giles houses an impressive Renaissance art collection. Start with a view of all six churches in Market Square, then choose your own path. For a longer jaunt, continue east 75 miles to Rostock, an important Baltic port. Take a tour of the city’s ancient walls in Old Town, then rest and refuel in the hip Kröpeliner-Tor-Vorstadt neighborhood. Sip local coffee as you people watch at a streetside café—Germans actually drink more coffee than beer! Of course, you can also enjoy a nice Kolsch or Weizenbier and traditional bratwurst at the local tavern. After lunch, head north to the harbor in Warnemunde and check out the 19th-century lighthouse and the modern Teepott Building. Watch a colorful sunset over the harbor before returning to your Hamburg hotel after a day well-spent.
Journey Through Germany
In the local parlance, don’t put your vacation “on the long bench.” Travelocity makes it easy to quit procrastinating by offering cheap rental cars in Hamburg. You can also bundle and save up to $537 when you book your airfare and hotel together. Then start packing—Deutschland awaits!