Hamburg like a local

You want to discover Hamburg like a real local and explore remote areas of the city? Here you’ll get recommendations and real hot spots from Hamburg experts at first hand. We were on the road with real born Hamburg girls, longtime Hamburg lovers and those who want to become one of them. Be excited to check out new tips and discover the rough corners of Hamburg.  


On the Road with Sarah

» For me, there is no way to Hamburg. I’ve always been here. I’m a real born Hamburg girl. Even my parents were born in the city. «

Sarah is a woman of action, a hanseatic all-arounder. She is a fashion designer, model and mother – and she makes all of it work at the same time.  At the moment, she is opening her first store at Wohlwillstraße selling clothes of her own brand "merijula". Her sustainable lifestyle label stands for innovative fashion and good quality. 

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On the Road with Valentin

» With good weather, almost every city seems beautiful. But Hamburg has this unique welcoming atmosphere – a feeling that comes up when the train is crossing the Elbe bridges, or at the green open spaces like Alsterpark or Stadtpark and when spending long warm nights at the Elbe beach. «

Valentin is 32 years old and lives in the Grindel district in Hamburg. Since the beginning of the year he is working at the arguably most exciting workplace in the whole city: The Elbphilharmonie. Already since 2013, Valentin plays the cello at the NDR Orchestra. With his music loving perspective he is showing us his favorite spots in Hamburg. This will be interesting since Valentin himself is quite new in Hamburg and thus has a refreshing view on the city.

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On the Road with Martin

»Hamburg is divergent: millionaires and autonomous activists, milieu and wholesale, narrow-minded moloch and multicultural metropolitan city«

As managing director of Hamburg’s trend bar Golem, located directly at the harbor, Martin knows the nightlife of the city by heart. But it’s not only the night that ties him to this place; also at daytime Martin feels at home in the Hanse city. Here, you’ll learn more about Martin’s personal way of living in Hamburg.

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