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Preparing your trip to Hamburg: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Hamburg 1. Subway is considered the most optimal form of public transport for travellers, but you can easily move around the city by buses that ply virtually around the clock. Vacationers will be also interested in making a ride on the local ferries.
2. Travellers who want to enjoy visiting local attractions and wish to explore all parts of the city are recommended to rent a bike. There are special bike lanes along all major roads, so riding a bike here is rather safe. You will also find separate bicycle parking close to large shopping centers and government agencies.
3. Gourmet travellers should pay attention not only to numerous restaurants, but also to the local fish market. It has already become a kind of a tourist attraction. This is the place where you can buy seafood and try rare and original national food. The market works only on Sundays only and opens at 10:00 am.
4. A significant part of shopping streets in Hamburg have roofs, so you can conveniently walk from one shop to other even if it rains. Neuer Wall is one of the most attractive shopping streets with a roof.
5. Don’t forget to leave tips in restaurants and cafes of the city. The average size of tips is around 7 - 10% of the total bill. Taxi drivers should also receive a small cash reward. A sum of 2 - 3 euros will be enough. Copyright
6. Only persons of 21 years and older are allowed to rent a car. In order to be eligible for rental, you will need to have a driving license of the international standard and a credit card. The exact amount of collateral depends on the model of a vehicle.
7. All traffic violations are due to quite large fines. This concerns not only drivers, but also pedestrians. You should be especially careful when choosing a place to park as many parking lots are paid.
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8. The majority of shops and shopping centers operate on weekdays from 9:00 to 18:00. Thursday is considered a long working day, so working hours can be extended. On Saturdays shops usually accept visitors until 16:00, and Sunday is a day off.
9. Travelers who want to save money on food are recommended to visit local bistros and snack bars. They offer traditionally offer a wide selection of fresh salads and sandwiches, as well as soft drinks.
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