Ultimate Business Travel Guide To Hamburg
Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg is a strategic, modern hub for business industry, and companies involved in the digital economy. It’s a place of exciting ideas and opportunities, and if that’s where you’re headed, our ultimate guide to business travel in Hamburg is for you.
The city’s origins as a business and trade centre are rooted in history, thanks to its location between the North and Baltic seas. The port grew in prominence as a central European gateway for carpets, coffee, spices, and tea. Since then, the city has grown to become a major banking centre, a manufacturer of aluminium, copper, and steel, an important location in shipbuilding and the civil aerospace industry, and a technology hub.
Business travel to Hamburg is big – the city is Germany’s fourth most popular business destination, receiving approximately 3.5 million local and international visitors annually. Hamburg’s prominence has been recognised by various city rankings. The city was in first place for Bitkom’s Smart City Index, placed in the top half of EU-Startups’ Biggest Start-Up Hubs Index, and a finalist in the EU’s Capital of Innovation Awards. Learn more about travelling here for business with Fraser Suites Hamburg’s Ultimate Business Travel Guide to Hamburg.
The Finance And Business District
Our business hotel in Hamburg is in a lovingly conserved listed historical property on Rödingsmarkt in HafenCity. This area of urban revitalisation continues to grow as an important financial and business district.
In addition to a high number of offices, major company headquarters, and shops, the area boasts hotels and residential properties, as well as several sites of historic and cultural importance, such as the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. The area is served by the U4 underground line, which has two new stations. Other public transport links in the area include buses, shuttles, and harbour ferries. HafenCity’s also bicycle and e-bike friendly.
HafenCity is part of the larger borough of Hamburg-Mitte, the city’s economic centre. Covering most of the city’s central urban area, the borough is home to national and regional business headquarters, offices, educational and financial institutions, creative industries, media companies, shops, restaurants, bars, and numerous cultural attractions. Staying at Fraser Suites Hamburg places you in an ideal location. Getting to meetings, presentations, conferences, and other events will be easy, and you’ll be able to enjoy leisure time in this vibrant city.
Tips And Offers For Professionals Visiting Hamburg
Make your business travel in Hamburg that much easier for yourself with the following tips.
Purchase a Hamburg CARD as soon as you arrive in the city. With the card, you can enjoy unlimited U/S-Bahn, bus, and ferry rides, as well as more than 150 other great deals. Among them are 50% discounts on museum and tourist attraction entrance fees, city tours, port cruises, and musical concerts, as well as discounts at restaurants and cafes, and for activities if you do get a break from meetings.
Pack a suit for when you attend meetings and to make sure you can meet the dress code for some of the more exclusive restaurants, bars, and social functions. You can wear casual clothes outside the business environment.
When greeting your business counterparts, remember to stand up, shake their hands, and always address them by their titles until invited to use their first names.
For a memorable bleisure stay, be sure to check out a few of Hamburg’s finest attractions. Visit Miniatur Wunderland, Bucerius Kunstforum, the Hamburg Dungeon, the International Maritime Museum, and the Prototyp Museum. If you’re a fan of the Beatles, you won’t want to miss out a Beatles tour in the bohemian St Pauli neighbourhood, where the supergroup honed their skills between 1960 and 1962.
No visit to Hamburg is complete without exploring the famous Fischmarkt, which takes place early on Sunday mornings. In addition to freshly caught fish, the market offers antiques, clothes, flowers, fruit, teas, snacks, and live music.
Take advantage of the special offers at our hotel near the airport in Hamburg. Fraser Suites Hamburg is the perfect choice for short-term business travel as well as extended stays. It’s ideal if you’re on your own, but we also cater for your family. So, you can bring them with you, or have them visit for the weekend.
We offer up to 10% off our Best Flexible Rate for early bookings, and our Just Like Home offer offers a special discounted rate for stays of 28 nights or more. You’ll receive a special welcome hamper on arrival, twice weekly, housekeeping service, complimentary airport transfer, complimentary access to high-speed Wi-Fi and our self-service laundry suite, and more. Our Long Stay offer includes packages tailored to your budget and needs.