Because of the port, the pent-up river Alster and the numerous canals and smaller rivers Hamburg is one of the cities in Europe with the most bridges. The settlement history of Hamburg began with the Saxons in the 4th century BC. In the 9th century a castle named Hammaburg was built in this place, from which the name Hamburg derived. As a member of the Hanseatic League it evolved into a world trading center in the 16th century.
The puristic design and high comfort create a unique atmosphere; The warm service makes your visit to a special event. In the beginning of and after a three-month closure, the SIDE Design Hotel was completely modernized by Matteo Thun and equipped with the newest technology. Make yourself at home — or even better. SIDE Design Hotel not only offers a purist design and unique atmosphere, but also high-class comforts and cordial services.
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Discover Hamburg's notorious Reeperbahn. Pauli metro station, Reeperbahn exit or another location by arrangement. Very well done tour around the Reeperbahn.
Our historic port city is defined by its waterways: the mighty Elbe River, a maze of canals around the warehouses of the Unesco-listed Speicherstadt neighbourhood , and above all the giant lake, the Outer Alster , formed by the Alster River. The best time to discover Alster is on a Saturday or Sunday morning, when Hamburgers set out to hike, walk the dog, jog, bike or skateboard around the lake. Renting a bike and doing a round trip is fun, but nothing beats hiring a canoe or a rowing boat.