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Hamburg, Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg, Germany

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How much money will you need for your trip to Hamburg? You should plan to spend around €117 ($123) per day on your vacation in Hamburg, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €35 ($37) on meals for one day and €29 ($30) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Hamburg for a couple is €108 ($114). So, a trip to Hamburg for two people for one week costs on average €1,631 ($1,724). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Hamburg for one week usually costs around €816 for one person. So, a trip to Hamburg for two people costs around €1,631 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €3,262 in Hamburg. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hamburg can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Hamburg? How much money do I need for Hamburg?

How much does a trip to Hamburg cost? Is Hamburg cheap or expensive? The average Hamburg trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Hamburg prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Hamburg
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Hamburg is €54. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Hamburg is €108. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Hamburg

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Hamburg based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $82. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Hamburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hamburg is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €29 per person, per day, on local transportation in Hamburg.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Hamburg
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Rental Cars in Hamburg
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What did other people spend on Transportation in Hamburg?

Typical prices for Transportation in Hamburg are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hamburg, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Short Distance Ubahn Ticket

Food Budget in Hamburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Hamburg can vary, the average cost of food in Hamburg is €35 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hamburg should cost around €14 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hamburg is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Hamburg?

Typical prices for Food in Hamburg are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hamburg, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Pink Thai Soup Dinner and Spring Rolls
  • Currywurst and Pommes Frites
  • Donner Kebab and Coke
  • Traditional Hamburg Dinner w/ Beer
  • Donner Kebab Lunch
  • Sandwich and Coffee Break
  • Fish Sandwich from Fish Market
  • Coffee and Donut

Entertainment Budget in Hamburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Hamburg typically cost an average of €39 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Hamburg?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Hamburg are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Hamburg, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Tower at St. Michael's Church

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Hamburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Hamburg is €56, as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Hamburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about €17 on alcoholic beverages in Hamburg per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Hamburg
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend €2.13 on bottled water in Hamburg per day. The public water in Hamburg is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Hamburg On a Budget
Hamburg The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg is most noted for its port, which is the largest in Germany and the second busiest in Europe. Despite it's size, it is actually located about 100 kilometers from the North Sea on the River Elbe. The popularity of this port has given Hamburg the nickname as Germany's Gateway to the World. The city itself is the second largest in Germany and the metropolitan area has a population of over 4 million people.

Hamburg has an oceanic climate that is influenced by the nearby coast. It may snow once or twice a year and low temperatures usually hover around freezing during the winter months of December, January and February. The summer months have highs that stay around 20 degrees Celsius. This is a pleasant time to visit the city.
There are several neighborhoods in Hamburg that are worth exploring. Specifically, if you're interested in shopping you should head to Monckebergstrabe, west of the central train station. There are also some fascinating churches in the area that are worth visiting. The city hall is nearby and worth a visit as well. In HafenCity there are several interesting museums such as the International Maritime Museum, Speicherstadtmuseum, the Spice Museum, and Automuseum Prototyp. Other attractions include the "Hamburg Dungeon" and the "Miniatur Wunderland". In the harbour area there are a variety of boat tours or ferries that offer a scenic view of the city. Popular parks include Planten un Blomen and Alter Botanischer Garten.
Hamburg is made up of seven boroughts and 104 quarters. The seven boroughs are Altona, Bergedorf, Eimsbuttel, Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg-Nord, Harburg and Wandsbek. Hamburg-Mitte is "Hamburg Centre" and it includes the urban center of the city. The quarters in this area are Billbrook, Billstdt, Borgfelde, Finkenwerder, HafenCity, Hamm, Hammerbrook, Horn, Kleiner Grasbrook, Neuwerk, Rothenburgsort, St. Georg, St. Pauli, Steinwerder, Veddel, Waltershof and Wilhelmsburg. Perhaps among the more interesting to tourists are Hamburg-Altstadt and Neustadt, which are the "old town" and "new town" areas.


If you want to get out on the river you can take either a ferry or tour boat. There are a handful of boat tours that last upwards of an hour or can be as along as three hours. You can pick these up at Jungfernstieg on the Inner Alster Lake. The cheapest and shortest tours cost roughly 15 euros. If you're interested in seeing some of the art and culture that Hamburg has to offer, then there are plenty of opportunities to see theatre, opera or musicals around town. You can also visit the Laeiszhalle, which is the main classical music hall in Hamburg.
Food and Dining
There are many local dishes in Hamburg. Popular specialties include Bohnen und Speck, which is a dish of green runner beans that are cooked with pears and bacon, Aalsuppe, which is a soup made from almost anything and everything, Bratkartoffeln, which are pan-fried potatoes, and Rote Grutze, which is a summer pudding that is made with berries and served with cream. Open faced sandwiches are also popular. They are often topped with smoked or pickled fish. The American Hamburger is also said to have originated here from Frikadelle, which is a pan fried patty that is made with ground beef, bread, egg, chopped onion, salt and pepper. It is served with potatoes and vegetables instead of on a bun.

Public transportation is well established in Hamburg. Buses run through the night and the S-Bahn (commuter rail) and U-Bahn (subway) train services run until after midnight in the city center. The system can become overcrowded during rush hour so, if possible, it is best to avoid it during these times. There are six S-Bahn lines and four U-Bahn lines.

In addition to the buses and trains there are six ferries that operate in the harbour and along the River Elbe. Line 62 offers a scenic route between Landungsbrucken and Finkenwerder. There is also a ferry boat on the two Alster lakes that runs from Jungfernstieg in the city center to Winterhuder Fahrhaus. These are more expensive as they are not part of the general ticketing system.

There are plenty of taxis available in Hamburg and you can catch them at a taxi stand, or anywhere along the street. Prices are reasonable and in general this is an efficient way to get around.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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