Unfortunately, tours of Hamburgs telecommunications tower have long since been a thing of the past. But in spite of this, it continues to be an integral landmark in Hamburgs panoramic skyline. Plus, its indispensable as a destination point because where you see the tower is where youll also find a host of other attractions. For example, the trade fair grounds and congress centre, home to Germanys popular hanseboot boat fair, among others. Or the wonderful park grounds of Planten un Blomen, with its botanical gardens and evening water-light concerts. They are so colourful that residents have coined the shows pudding catapults.
Nearby, in the university district, you'll find a lively restaurant and café culture. The area behind the trade fair grounds, the Marktstraße, has been the centre of Hamburgs alternative scene for years. The Michel church indeed remains the citys most beautiful viewing platform, but a visit to the telecommunications tower is definitely worthwhile. Imagine being there: close your eyes, turn around a few times, then when youve stopped, open your eyes and simply start walking straight ahead. No matter where the path takes you, you will learn a little bit more about Hamburg.
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ABATON cinema, located in the university district, also shows a range of films in their original language (English, French, etc.) in regular intervals. For the latest programme, visit:
U3 yellow line, with stop at "Messehallen"
Bus 4 or 5, with stop at "Grindelhof"