Fly To Hamburg, Germany
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To many locals it is known as the “Gateway to the World”, to us it is known as Hamburg, Germany. Now you can book cheap flights to Hamburg from South Africa online with Travelstart – SA’s leading online travel agency. Is Hamburg really the home of the Hamburger? Well we can confirm the American version we’ve come to know and love did in fact develop from Hamburg's Frikadelle: a pan-fried patty made from a mixture of ground beef, soaked stale bread, egg, chopped onion, salt and pepper.
If you’re not looking to explore Hamburg through its food then you’ll be happy to hear there’s a lot more available to tourists and business jetsetters. Set astride the River Elbe, some 100kms away from the North Sea, Hamburg has the biggest seaport of Germany, the second busiest in Europe, and the tenth largest in the world. As Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg is also one of the richest members of the European Union. Apart from being home to the eleventh largest port in the world, an important financial centre, and one of the greatest media centres of Germany, Hamburg also has the third largest aerospace industry. It houses 11 Universities, the largest among them being the University of Hamburg. Marvellous ports, impressive monuments, international contemporary art exhibitions, villas, spas, churches, museums, and numerous parks & zoos keep tourists entertained.
For foodies, Hamburg has some surprising dishes, such as the Franzbrötchen (similar to a croissant), interesting soups and non-veg recipes. To enjoy life alongside genuine “Hamburgers” (that is what people from Hamburg are called!), book your Hamburg flights with Travelstart today.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do require a Schengen Visa for Hamburg and Germany.
- The South African Honorary Consulate to Germany is in Hamburg. Deutsche Afrika Linien, Pailmaille 45, Hamburg 22767, Germany. Phone: (+49-40) 380160. Fax No: (+49-40) 38016699.
See and do
Hamburg prides itself in its ornate buildings such as Rathaus (Town hall), Chilehaus and the Church of St. Michael. Explore the model railways and waterways at Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte and Minatur Wunderland. See the global curios at Harry's Hamburger Hafenbasar and Museum für Völkerkunde. International Maritime Museum, Hamburger Kunsthalle and Planetarium Hamburg are some of the many great options.
For a kinky kick, Grosse Freiheit has strip bars, sex clubs, restaurants, cafes, and pubs. Shopaholics can gratify themselves at the Mönckebergstraße, located in the centre of the city. LGBT (or GLBT) will enjoy at G-Bar, kir (discotheque) and Café Gnosa.
An impressive network of buses and trains can take you almost anywhere in and around Hamburg. Six ferry services are also available at the harbour.
Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel Airport – HAM
Food and beverages: Several cafes and restaurants are located in Hamburg Airport.
Currency Exchange: Forex bureau counters of International Exchange (INTEX) GmbH is available in Terminal 1, Reisebank is in Terminal 2.
Lost Baggage Help: If you happen to lose property at the airport, contact the Airport Office at the Airport Plaza, Arrivals Level. Phone: + 49 (40) 50 75 – 0.
Airport Hotels: The Radisson Blu, Mercure, and Ibis are closest to the airport.
Car Hire: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Terstappen are some of the car rental companies represented at Hamburg Airport.
Airport Hub: Hamburg Airport – HAM is a hub for Air Berlin, Condor, Germanwings, Lufthansa and TUIfly.