Hamburg or Berlin?

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Hamburg or Berlin

Hamburg and Berlin are among the 10 Largest Cities in Germany. Hamburg occupies the second place with 1,686,100 inhabitants while Berlin with 3,520,031 inhabitants occupies the first place.

Hamburg or Berlin?

1. Hamburg x Berlin Overview

Hamburg, second largest city in GermanyHamburg – ©Chris Unger

Berlin, Germany's largest city and capitalBerlin – ©Victoria Teltova

Hamburg is located in northern Germany, is known for its port area, the Port of Hamburg. It is also an important cultural and commercial center in Europe.

Berlin is the capital and largest city in Germany, with several attractions and famous sights such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Cathedral. You will certainly breathe a lot of history and get an idea of how the city was divided after the Second World War.

In Berlin, countless attractions will take you back to that period, such as the Berlin Wall Memorial and Check Point Charlie.

2. Hotels

In Hamburg the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 100 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 196.

And in Berlin the average price for a 3 star category hotel is USD 76 and for a 5 star category hotel it is USD 233.

3. Shopping

Shopping area in HamburgHamburg

Department Store in BerlinBerlin – ©Claudio Schwarz

Hamburg has department stores and shopping malls such as the Alsterhaus, Levantehaus and Hamburger Meile. And at Neuer Wall you will find the luxury stores.

Berlin is home to the famous KaDeWe department store, and the city’s most fashionable area is the Kurfürstendamm.

4. Museums

Museum in HamburgHamburg

Inselmuseum BerlinBerlin – ©Reiseuhu

In Hamburg there are excellent museums such as the Miniatur Wunderland, the Hamburg Museum, the Chocolate Museum (CHOCOVERSUM) and others.

And in Berlin it is possible to visit the Museum Island, a complex with 5 museums on an island on the banks of the Spree. In addition to this museum complex, the city offers other options of world-class museums.

5. Parks

Park in HamburgHamburg

Park in BerlinBerlin

Hamburg offers several possibilities for outdoor activities around the lake and also green spaces like the Planten un Blomen and the Stadtpark.

The Tiergarten is the most popular urban park in Berlin with an area of 520 acres. It is also considered one of the largest urban parks in Germany.

6. Day Trips

Day trip from HamburgLübeck

Day trip from BerlinPotsdam – ©Yogendra Negi

From Hamburg you can visit beautiful destinations like Lübeck, Schwerin, Kiel, Lüneburg on a day trip.

And from Berlin it is possible to visit the beautiful cities of Potsdam, Schwerin, Dresden on a day trip.

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See also

Hamburg Germany: 2-day Itinerary and Map

10 Reasons to Visit Berlin

10 Best Hotels in Mitte Berlin

Berlin Germany: 3-day Itinerary and Map

German States Map

German States and Regions