Train Düsseldorf → Hamburg
Duration 3h09 - From $41
On the cutting edge of modernity Located along the river Rhine, Düsseldorf is one of Germany's economic centers. Home to 3.2 million people, this beautiful city can sometimes be overlooked as a place for business and not fun. And while there are no famous castles or cathedrals here, there are modern marvels destined to become historic in the future. But first, a glimpse into the past. The Old Town or Altstadt, was almost destroyed during World War two but you wouldn't know it. Rebuilt according to historic plans, the area is now a popular shopping spot and on weekends, it turns into what's known as the "Longest bar in the world." Within a half-mile, find nearly 260 drinking holes, coffee shops and brewing houses. Stop in for a taste of "Altbier" – a top-fermented dark beer. This is where the "old" stops in Düsseldorf. The city has been transformed into a modern metropolis with architecture to match. There's no need to scour the city for these superb structures. Just head to Media Harbour. Showcasing world-class architects like Frank Gehry, it has become a meeting point for architecture connoisseurs from all over the world. Learn more about Düsseldorf
A city well done Think of Hamburg the way people like their burgers cooked – some like it juicy, others a bit more cooked. Hamburg tempts visitors with a taste of both. With a population only exceeded by Berlin, Hamburgers have been, well – burnt, for much of its 1000+ year history. Nearly destroyed during World War II, the city has come back better than before. With 1400 parks and gardens and surrounded by water, the city has gone from almost gone to green. One of the best ways to discover this recovery is by boat. Cruise the river Alster, gliding past enchanting gardens and canal-side mansions. See what's caught in the waters at the open-air Altona fish market on Sundays, which dates back to 1703. Get there early – like, 5:30 am – and prepare to bargain with vendors. Learn more about Hamburg
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"This was our favorite trip. Even riding the ferry was an adventure. "