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Campervan hire Hamburg

Hip without making a fuss about it, Hamburg is a watery city that overflows with lively nightlife, awe-inducing architecture, and pitch-perfect acoustics.

 

On one side, the Elbe River flushes abundantly into the currents of the North Sea. On the other, the beautiful twin Alster Lakes grace Hamburg’s centre with streaks of charm. From all over, this German city’s vibe feels fluid and runs deeper than what meets the eye. Hamburg could very well turn out to be the starting or finishing point to one of the most awesome road trips of your life. Not sure about that? Hire a campervan in Hamburg and let it win you over. You see, Hamburg’s not the city to brag about its charms, but it has loads of treats to greet the lucky traveller. The city’s coolness spans from its enviable life quality and from its already famous party scene that has been recognized as one of Europe’s most terrific. From dusk till dawn, Hamburg puts on its dancing shoes and opens its doors to those about to rock (or just have an all-night chat over beers). Come daylight, Hamburg puts on its best behaviour and introduces newcomers to neat architectural wonders, charming canals, lovely promenades, and, of course, to its marvellous landmark — the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall. Find your perfect tune with a motorhome or campervan hire in Hamburg and let the road take you to promenades less travelled.

 

Practical Information

Depot + Transfer

If you want to hire a campervan in Hamburg, we’re right there for you. We’ll meet you at Hamburg Airport (Flughafen Hamburg - HAM), where you can pick up and drop off your campervan – free of charge in regular hours, of course!

Parking in the city

If you want to park your campervan right in the centre of Hamburg, Parkplatz Elbemeile is as close as it gets to all the action — although parking spots aren’t free of charge. Also, note that the parking lot is closed during the time the fish market takes place, every Sunday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Camping grounds nearby

Hamburg can easily receive the title of ‘friendliest campervan city’. If you want to spend the night in your rental motorhome in Hamburg, there are a myriad of campgrounds around the Elbe or in the lush green areas in the North. ElbeCamp, Elbdeich Camping Kollmar, Lühesand, Camping Land, Camping Strover, Camping Knaus and more. These all offer terrific facilities and awesome natural surroundings. Choose any of these for a great time, depending on how close or far you want to stay from Hamburg’s centre.

 

About Hamburg

It’s no secret that waters have a way of shifting the tides of history. In Hamburg’s case, the Elbe River altered the city’s course by transforming it into ‘the gateway of the world’. Still, Hamburg’s initial goal was to evangelise Saxons. Needless to say that the local Vikings weren’t particularly crazy about this idea, so they went ahead and spoke their minds by burning down Hamburg. After the city was rebuilt, its people switched from changing religions to changing goods. The art of trade brought Hamburg one step closer to worldwide fame as it entered the Hanseatic trading league in Medieval times. Its status helped Hamburg stay a free imperial city during the Holy Roman Empire and then become a member state of the German Confederation. After WWII, the city fell under British occupation as part of West Germany.

Today, it’s all water under the bridge, as they say. The waters of Hamburg take residents and visitors through charming canals from the warehouse district to Nicolaifleet and beyond. Hamburg’s harbour is also a watery wonder deserving of a visit, thanks to its various ship museums and simply awesome views. Once you step on solid ground, cafes, restaurants, bustling bars, and trending venues lure you in with the lively atmosphere the city’s well known for. Also in tune with Hamburg, Elbphilharmonie — the city’s famous concert hall — enchants with perfect acoustics and an equally harmonious architecture. Of course, the beats continue well beyond the concert hall and late into the night, with a party scene that makes many other European cities envious. Hamburg’s definitely a city that has the swag of the present and the class of the past, making it a perfect city for a campervan hire and a great time indeed!

 

What to discover

In and around the city

St. Pauli

Rebellious and lively, St Pauli is one of those unpolished neighbourhoods teeming with cool graffiti and bright neons. The quarter, which attracts mainly young people looking to discover refreshing art and party all night long, is also filled with great architecture and history bits. However, the thing that St Pauli is notorious for is its Red Light District  — one of the biggest in Europe. Although St Pauli is a bit rough around the edges, it does promise a diverse set of experiences and during daytime is actually a pretty quiet quarter that doesn’t let you suspect the rumble that begins on its streets when night falls.

Speicherstadt

If you’ve ever heard Hamburg being called ‘the city of warehouses’, Speicherstadt is the reason why. Awarded by UNESCO and recognized by everyone as the largest warehouse district on timber-pile foundations in the world, Speicherstadt is impressive by all means. The warehouses, built between 1883 and 1927, stand tall on oak logs and also stand testimony to Hamburg’s reputation as the ‘gateway to the world’. Speicherstadt is even more amazing during the night, when the lights shining through the warehouses’ windows cast glimpses of reflections in the darkness, almost guiding your way through the canals.  

Rickmer Rickmers

The most famous ship in Hamburg, Rickmer Rickmers permanently docked in the city’s harbour and was transformed into a museum in 1983. A visit here will let you enjoy the charming Hamburg harbour plus roam freely on Rickmer Rickmers’ deck, explore the crew’s and officers’ cabins, and even the engine room. But hear this: the most exciting experience that will convince you that Rickmer Rickmers is worth your time is the climb to its top — 35 m high. This thrill is only possible on Saturdays and during special occasions, but it will offer you breathtaking views that deserve the wait.

 

Recommended locations

Kiel

Kiel is rough, unpolished and puts no make-up on. And this is particularly why it’s so attractive. Kiel has an unhindered soul and a strength that has been forged through the bombings of WWII that left its centre ravaged. Today, it’s one of Germany’s most important ports and the host of Kieler Woche Festival, which bundles food buffs and music lovers from all over Europe. Thinking to rent a campervan in Kiel? Go for a campervan hire in Hamburg instead and travel the distance for double the fun. Once you get your van to Kiel, you’ll be able to enjoy its canals, its parks, and its ruggedness during the day and party hard when night falls. Because yes, Kiel knows how to boogie.

Lübeck

Bohemian and chilled, Lübeck calls for a road trip. Hire a campervan in Hamburg and make the 1-hour trip to Lübeck to start exploring. As the former core of the Hanseatic League, Lübeck will charm you with its medieval homes and pretty churches, just before it will sweep you off your feet with its easygoing riverside. By the way, make sure to enjoy the stroll along the water while munching on some delicious marzipan because Lübeck is the birthplace of this crazy-delightful sugary treat. If the sights won’t do it for you, then we bet the sugar will.

Rostock

Follow the Warnow River on its path to the Baltic sea and discover Rostock, Germany’s largest Baltic port. With an architecture that speaks more of its troubled past than of its glory, Rostock might not be pretty but it is eventful. A visit here is most likely to land you in the middle of a festival. However, even if it doesn’t, you can always wait for the lights to go out and the party to start, because Rostock is no stranger to the party scene. And if you get tired of the city life, head to Rostock’s northern beaches where you can enjoy the best beach life in Germany. If you want to hire a campervan in Rostock, go ahead, even though the offering is scarce. Instead, you will probably have more fun and less worries if you instead opt for a campervan hire in Hamburg and make the 2-hour road trip to Rostock by van. Wouldn’t you agree?

 

Depot Contacts

Phone: +351308 809 080

Email: [email protected]

Address: Flughafenstr. 1-3, 22335 Hamburg, Germany, Germany

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