Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

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.

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ItaVero
Contributor Level: Captain

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!

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

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.

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

 

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.

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

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

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

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. 

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

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. 

Manfredo52
Contributor Level: Deck Hand

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

 

http://wikitravel.org/en/Hamburg

 

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

 

regards Manfred

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

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. 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

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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