Hamberg vs Berlin

On our cruise in April we stop in Hamberg Germany. Hamberg looks like a nice city to explore. 

My question is for folks that have been here, is do we explore Hamberg or take the train into Berlin. Looks like it would be 5 hours commuting between the ship and Berlin.


 Any advice is appreciated.

9 Answers

Tough one. You don't want to take a chance on missing the boat so you'll want to book the excursion through the boat - which is pricey. On the other hand - there is a LOT to see in Hamburg. And accounting for the travel time to and from Berlin - your time on target sounds limited. My advice? See the heck out of Hamburg!

I agree. The 5 hour commute (is that one-way, or round trip?) would be the deal killer.

Berlin should be saved for a land vacation.

That was my question, ow /rt ? If it's ow, that's 10 hours just commuting. I would save Berlin for another time. In Hamburg you can get these little ground beef patties, I forget what they call them, but I hear they are delicious.

I'd be happy to find a nice biergarten, sitting there watching the clock tick by!

When I was there we booked the train to Berlin. I wanted to see Berlin even though it was a distance away. I was not disappointed. I did book it through the cruise line.

Thanks for the info, still listening. My understanding is the commute is a total of 5 hours. 2 1/2 each way. I thank I'm leaning towards Hamberg. We want to do a two month land trip next year.

Good day

I am living in Hamburg, so I know my way around here.

Trains from HH to Berlin is abt 90 mins. It is a fast train called ICE train.

Goes every hour.

On the other hand, we have a couple of Million tourists here in HH ? Why do they come ? they like it. There is so much to see.

Let me know your preferences and I can tell what you can do or should do.

Or read this


--> Berlin, ok checked the schedule, it is 1.43 h/m by train frm main to main (station)

regards Manfred


Thanks for the info, we have decided to spend our time in Hamberg on this trip. I was looking at the hop on hop of bus. We are looking to enjoy the town look at the architecture and of course I'm always looking for a good beer. I am still looking through the link you provided.

I'm pretty sure you won't have any problem finding a good bier -- just go to McDonaldsBig Smile or any eatery!


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