Destination guide

Head to the artsy city of Hamburg

Come and experience Hamburg and its museums, theater scene and monuments. This city's shopping, restaurants and local tours draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like Miniatur Wunderland and Reeperbahn. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Hamburg

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Hamburg a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hagenbeck Zoo (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Airbus Site Funkenwerder (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Wildpark Schwarze Berge (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • ARRIBA Erlebnisbad (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Green Eagle Golf Courses (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • HolstenTherme (19.9 mi / 32.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Hamburg

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Hamburg. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Inner Alster Lake (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Planten un Blomen (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Botanical Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Japanese Garden (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Alster Lakes (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Stadtpark (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Hamburg

Fly into Hamburg Airport (HAM), the closest airport, located 5.7 mi (9.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Lübeck (LBC), which is 33.9 mi (54.6 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Hamburg (ZMB-Hamburg Central Train Station), Hamburg Central Station and Hamburg Dammtor Station are the main stations in the city. It's easy to get around Hamburg by jumping on the metro at Rathaus U-Bahn, Jungfernstieg Station or Stadthausbrücke S-Bahn.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Hamburg?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now it's longing for a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and head to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Hamburg:

  • Around 60 miles from the center of Hamburg, it's hard to beat "4 Star Holiday Home In Wendtorf". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a kitchen and a DVD player.
  • "4 Star Holiday Home In Wendtorf" also promises a memorable escape, offering 2 bedrooms, a microwave oven, a kitchen and more. It's around 60 miles from Hamburg.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Hamburg vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Hamburg?

We all deserve an escape from the real world occasionally. If you're yearning for a couple of leisurely mornings lounging around in your PJs with a good book and a steaming coffee, you'll find some fabulous weekend getaways in and around Hamburg. These are two of our favorites:

  • "Hamburg City Apartment" is around 2 miles west of Hamburg and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll like the useful amenities here, including a stovetop and an iron and ironing board.
  • "Spacious 3 Bedroom Apartment" is another top-rated option to consider. It's located around 2 miles to the northwest of Hamburg and features a stovetop, an oven and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Hamburg?

Enjoy the energy and culture of Hamburg from the privacy and comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you plan to escape on your own or live it up with a few friends, we'll help you find the ideal studio apartment in or near Hamburg:

  • Unpack your bags at "Hamburg City Apartment". Amenities including a stovetop and coffee and tea making facilities help make guests feel right at home here.
  • Another appealing choice is "Schickes 2z - Apartment +kostenl. Parkm. A. D. Straße". Make use of a stovetop, a TV and other convenient amenities during your stay.

When you're ready to step foot outside your studio apartment and go exploring, there's lots to entertain you around Hamburg. Enjoy cultural attractions? Pencil in a visit to Theater Nordhausen/Loh-Orchester Sondershausen and KunstForum Gotha.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Hamburg?

Whether you're searching for a cozy apartment for two or a villa with space for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Hamburg. These properties are an ideal base for a whirlwind visit:

  • For a wonderful night or two away, it's hard to beat "Apartment Perle Am Rotherbaum Last Minute Offer Wifi". It's near the center of Hamburg, along with lots of things to put on your itinerary.
  • "House At The Sea" is also well located. Put your feet up here and find out why lots of guests rate this property highly.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Hamburg?

Nothing screams fun like a pool does. Pull out your flamingo floatie and browse these rental houses in or near Hamburg that come with this added bonus:

  • Pack your swimsuit and take a break at "The Furnished 1 - Room - Apartment Is Approx. 29 M2 Big And Is Located On The 1st Floor Of Our Apartment House Kunaustraße". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including a dishwasher and towels.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a change of scenery at "Sea" Entire House 20 Metres From Sandy Beach". As well as its inviting pool, make use of towels and outdoor furniture.

Unsure what to pack for your Hamburg escape? This popular destination has an oceanic climate. During the summer months, expect average temperatures of between 55 ºF and 70 ºF. Check out our range of Hamburg vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more great ideas about where to stay.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Hamburg?

Every family catch-up should be one to remember. Whether you're planning some time off with the kids or a long-overdue family reunion, our large family vacation rentals in or near Hamburg offer a home away from home with plenty of space for everyone:

  • Around 2 miles to the northwest of Hamburg, "Spacious 3 Bedroom Apartment" has 3 bedrooms and fits up to 12 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a dishwasher and a toaster.
  • "Sea" Entire House 20 Metres From Sandy Beach" is another popular option. It's around 17 miles to the south of Hamburg, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 12 people. Handy amenities here include cable/satellite TV services and a fridge.

When you want to venture outside and explore, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to keep everyone happy and entertained. Hainich, Friedenstein Castle and mini-a-thür should be on your itinerary.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Hamburg?

Add some luxury to your vacation by booking a place with a private indoor pool. These amazing large houses in or near Hamburg have a swimming space that's just for you, along with lots of room for whoever is lucky enough to be joining you:

  • With 4 bedrooms that can sleep up to 10 people, "Rustikales Ferienhaus - 250qm - Mit Offenem Kamin Und Sauna" is the perfect place to enjoy some downtime with close friends. Take advantage of this property's many amenities, such as a swimming pool and a kitchen.
  • Alternatively, whisk your crew away to "Beachfront Resort Getaway | Epic Views | Indoor And Outdoor Pool", which has 4 bedrooms and caters for up to 8 guests. Along with that swanky pool at your fingertips, an ocean view and a swimming pool will keep everyone happy and comfortable.

Eager for more options? Find the perfect pad among these the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Hamburg vacation rental that's perfect for you.

What are the best three-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Hamburg?

Three-bedroom rentals in or near Hamburg give you both space and freedom to enjoy your vacation. Have a look at some of the options available here:

  • Offering the trifecta of privacy, space and comfort, you'll get your entire gang's stamp of approval at "Spacious 3 Bedroom Apartment". This stay comes with amenities including a kitchen and an oven.
  • Alternatively, check out the relaxing getaway that is "Nonna Anna In Ravello With Terrace And Sea View". Stretch out with your nearest and dearest and enjoy its many conveniences, such as a kitchen and a fireplace.

Are there vacation rentals with fire pits in or near Hamburg?

Crackers, chocolate, marshmallows and a campfire are the four things you need to make a finger-licking snack and wonderful vacation memories. If you like the sound of sitting around a fire pit devouring s'mores, look into these retreats in or around Hamburg:

  • "New Braunfels - 2 Min Walk To Schlitterbahn" features a firepit, a water park, and of course, a fire pit. Sing "Kumbaya" (or something a bit more modern!), share spooky stories or just relax with friends and family at this popular retreat.
  • Alternatively, let the dancing flames lull you into a state of deep relaxation at "Luxury Suite In Mid - Town / Arts District Area Near Major Attractions". When you're not lounging around the fire pit, take advantage of conveniences like a swimming pool and a kitchen.

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