City surfers: Anyone can conquer the city on foot. But here in the north you can also do it by stand up paddleboard or canoe on the Alster, the Stadtparksee, on the Isekai or (as an advanced surfer) on the Elbe and for less balanced people there are also pedal boats!
Fasten your seat belts: A faster method is definitely a Hotrod-City Tour with your own speedster, passing the most important sights of Hamburg. The meeting point is always at the Hamburg Landungsbrücken.
Planten un Bloomen: In the middle of the city centre, "Plants and Flowers" - and also the largest Japanese Garden in Europe - await you in the city park, which covers over 40 hectares. Just relax or prove yourself at mini golf and roller skating. The Gänsemarkt as well as the Reeperbahn and the fish market on Sunday morning are also in the immediate vicinity. So this is the perfect place to take a break while exploring the city.
Mediterranean feeling: Do you know the Roman Garden in Blankenese with a view of the Elbe? Most people from Hamburg don't either! So head out to Falkensteiner Ufer and check out this Italian-style horticultural monument! (approx. 40 min car / 1 hour train)
Action! Under the motto "Turbulent times" Hamburg finally gets a drive-in cinema again on the Heiligengeistfeld (which is the direct neighbour of Motel One Hamburg am Michel).
Get high... despite the flat land? It's a can-do in and around Hamburg in several locations, e.g. in the high ropes course HanseRock (20 minutes by car or S-Bahn), in the high ropes course Cap San Diego, high ropes course Kiekeberg...
Photo spot! In Steinwerder, you can experience Hamburg from a completely different side: Through the Old Elbe Tunnel built in 1911 from St. Pauli to Steinwerder under the Elbe - because on the square in front of the "Theater im Hafen", the musical boulevard, there is a beautiful view of Hamburg and especially of the Elbe Philharmonic Hall - and some open-air art objects, such as the "Space Elephant" sculpture by Salvador Dalí, are waiting to be seen.
Follow the Elbe, by bike e.g. starting from Bergedorf, to which the S21 will take you to within 20 minutes. The Elbe shuttle bus (free of charge) drops of cyclists at any point and picks them up again. By the way: The route also connects the Elbe river landscape directly with the Lüneburger Heide nature park via the Seeveradweg (cycle path).
Quite sheepish: The Lüneburger Heide, about 42 kilometres from Hamburg, is not to be missed. There are great hiking trails and especially the Heidschnucken sheep to marvel at. Tip: The heath blooms most beautifully throughout August and into September.