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The Jungfernstieg on a hot summer day
Cafés, Restaurants, Outdoor

The Alex at the Jungfernstieg is a magnet for tourism for good reason and is well worth a visit. With a great view on the Binnenalster you can even warm your toes in the sand during the summer months and relax with a welcome change in atmosphere away from the nearby hustle and bustle of the hectic city life. But be advised: Particularly on weekends seats may not be guaranteed.

Picture: © Spahrbier

2,2 km away
A couple in front of the Alsterhaus shopping center
Passages & Stores

The Alsterhaus is more than one-hundred-year-old old traditional Alsterhaus on the Binnenalster is the highlight of every shopping spree in the city. Exclusive fashion on more than 24.000 square meters as well als confectionery stores, beauty lounges and delicatessen stores will let shopping hearts beat a little higher!

Picture: © Schwarze

2,0 km away
Altona Balcony Empire Riverside Hotel
Altonaer Balkon

An impressive panorama is waiting for you at the Altonaer Balkon. 27 Meters above the River Elbe, this viewpoint offers spectaculare views on the harbour and you will see many big ships crossing the river. If you want to enjoy a nice walk, the beautiful Elbstrand is not far away.

1,5 km away
Au Quai | Empire Riverside Hotel
Am Kai
Restaurants, Outdoor

This fish restaurant is highly influenced by the french-italian cuisine and builds on the importance of regional products, quality and fresh fish. You can enjoy the various dishes with views over the Elbe and in summer, the terrace welcomes you with a maritime flair.

Picture: ©AU QUAI

2,0 km away
Aussenalster | Empire Riverside Hotel

A walk around the Außenalster is one of the most enjoyable activities in Hamburg. 7,4 kilometers invite you unwind and relax in the beautiful nature. The little cafes and pavilions along the way are offer small culinary delicacies and coffees and cakes.
Tip: These 7.4 kilometers are also known as a beautiful jogging area and it is possible to rent boats or canoes all around the Außenalster.

3,1 km away
Bruecke 10 | Empire Riverside Hotel
Brücke 10
Local, Outdoor

A tasty fish bun at the Elbe is mandatory on your trip to Hamburg. We have found the tastiest one for you directly at the Landungsbrücken at “Brücke 10” where you can enjoy your bun watching the big ships and let your mind wander. The smooth waves and some fluttering seagulls create an authentic Hanseatic experience.

Picture: ©Nicole Gaidies

230 m away
Buddels Gasthaus Weinbar Kaufmannsdiele
Buddels Guesthouse & Winebar
Restaurants, Local

Passion is the motto at Buddels Gasthaus & Weinbar - fresh, regional and with seasonal ingredients, all kinds of delicacies are conjured up here. The young team focuses on the variety that can be created with regional products. Buddels has found its home in an old, lovingly furnished Kontorhaus and invites you to linger. End the evening together and enjoy culinary works of art.

Picture: ©Buddels Guesthouse & Winebar

2,4 km away
Cafe May | Empire Riverside Hotel
Cafe MAY

The famous Cafe May has seven different locations in Hamburg – and it does rightly so. Especially the location in St. Pauli entices with relaxed couches, an individual charm and great food. Homemade tartes, a rich breakfast buffet, a great atmosphere and fair prices make the café well worth a visit!
Tip: In the evening the Cafe May offers great cocktails and board games.

372 m away
The museum ship Cap San Diego

The CAP SAN DIEGO with its berth in the port of Hamburg is an impressive landmark. The worldwide biggest museum cargo ship is still apt to sail. It is possible to visit the CAP SAN DIEGO every day and a few times a year the ship sets to sea in the in the course of a museum sail.

1,2 km away
Friedhof Ohlsdorf | Empire Riverside Hotel
Cemetery Ohlsdorf

The 389 hectare sized cemetery Ohlsdorf is the largest park cemetery in the world. The flora and fauna is impressive – ponds, green areas and many animals feel home here. Since 1877 it is possible to get in touch with culture, recovery and history at the cemetery Ohlsdorf.

10,5 km away
Delicious chocolate from the Chocoversum
Museum & Exhibition

Chocolate lovers listen up! The Chocoversum will let you savor in its wide varieties of chocolate whilst teaching you about the traditional production of our beloved candy. The production is explained in a fun atmosphere, joining in and tasting are explicitly encouraged!

Picture: ©Hachez Chocoversum GmbH

2,8 km away
Chug Club | Empire Riverside Hotel
Chug Club
Cocktail Bars

“Bar of the year“ and “Host of the year“ – is there anything more to say? The owner Bettina Kupsa has created a drink called “Chug”, which is a mixture out of a shot and a long drink – and with that has hit the bar scene’s bullseye!

Picture: ©Tim Gerdts

234 m away
Rathaus | Empire Riverside Hotel
City Hall

The impressive and considerable building at the Rathausmarkt in the city centre is well worth a visit. It is considered the heart of Hamburg’s politics. After 13 years of construction, the town hall is fascinates its visitors not only from the outside but can also be discovered from inside with a guided tour.

Picture: © Kai Hegeler

2,2 km away
Clockers | Empire Riverside Hotel
Cocktail Bars

In this bar, the high quality of the drinks always comes first. You will get exclusive spirits out of the owners’ home production. By the way: the Clockers is the perfect location for a high-class gin-tasting. Cheers!

Picture: ©clockers GmbH

899 m away
Cuneo | Empire Riverside Hotel
Restaurants, Outdoor

The family run Trattioria with over 100 years tradition is located very close to our hotel. We love the Cuneo and its family and we are happy to have them around us. The unpretentious Italian food, the great service and wine, directly imported from Italy, make a perfect evening!


112 m away
Die Herren Koestlich | Empire Riverside Hotel
Die Herren Köstlich

The authentic cafe „Die Herren Köstlich“ is located close to the Michel. After having a great sweet or hearty meal in a living- room- like atmosphere you can buy fancy delicacies to take home. The big tea and coffee selection and the wide variety of delicacies leave no culinary desires unsatisfied.

1,1 km away
A moment from The Lion King
Theater & Musical

Takes place again from October
DISNEYS THE LION KING is the most famous musical worldwide and we cannot imagine Hamburg without it. Young and old equally love the amazing story of the little lion Simba and his family and friends. The colorful African world, incredible costumes and touching music create an incomparable musical.

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2,0 km away
Dollhouse | Empire Riverside Hotel
Dancing Pubs, Clubs

Temporary closed
The strip club Dollhouse is well known well beyond the city’s boarders. So, don’t be shy: sophisticated strip shows and table dance belong to Hamburg and have no reason to hide. Just stop by, let the atmosphere indulge yourself in the show and enjoy some good drinks.

671 m away
Dulfs Burger Empire Riverside Hotel
Dulf's Burger
Restaurants, Outdoor

There are many good Burger restaurants in Hamburg but we like to highly recommend Dulf’s Burger! Beef from Schleswig-Holstein, freshly baked bread and crispy salad in a nice ambience – Yummi!

1,7 km away
A boat sailing past the Elbphilharmonie during the sunshine

We like to say: our Elphi – after the big trouble almost every hamburger has taken the Elbphilharmonie into his heart. The impressive building is one of the most famous landmarks and you should not miss out a visit to the plaza – it is free of charge!

1,9 km away
Flohmarkt Eppendorf | Empire Riverside Hotel
Eppendorf Jumble Sale
Flea Markets

Temporary not taking place
The Eppendorfer jumble sale is a special one! It is only permitted for private exibitiors who live in or next to Eppendorf to offer their goods and chattels. Depending on the weather, the jumble sale is open until 4pm.

5,6 km away
The fish auction hall in front of the Elbe River
Local, Sights, Activities

Every Sunday morning the traditional Fischmarkt welcomes more than 70.000 guests. Live-music, fruits, fish and more delicacies should not be missed. In the summer the Fischmarkt opens at 5am and the unique flair is characterized by the mix of the early visitors and those who can’t get enough from a long party night.

Picture: © Spahrbier

917 m away
Flohmarkt Flohschanze | Empire Riverside Hotel
Flea Markets

The jumble sale Flohschanze ist locatet next to the tube station Feldstraße. Every Sunday from 8am-4pm private exhibitors as well as retailers offer their goods and chattels.

Picture: © Schwarze

1,5 km away
Shopping Center | Empire Riverside Hotel
Passages & Stores

Three floors and 25 different shops – the Gänsemarkt passage is a shopping highlight for every generation. Next to international brands you will find individual boutiques and a huge gastronomic offer. After shopping you can relax in one of the cafes and observe the colorful hustle around you.

2,2 km away
Hamburg del Mar | Empire Riverside Hotel
HAMBURG del mar
Beach Clubs, Outdoor

On sunny days the beach clubs are a great option to relax. The beachclub Del Mar is located very close to our hotel and the view on the harbour and Elbe is unique. Get a cool drink and enjoy the light breeze – it feels like holidays!

537 m away
Dungeon | Empire Riverside Hotel
Hamburg Dungeon
Activities, Museum & Exhibition

History, actors and a little bit of the creeps – in a spectacular and unique way the Dungeon invites you into the dark you the dark past of our Hanseatic city. Entertainment on a high level – standing in the long queue is worth it!

2,0 km away
Jenischpark | Jenischhaus | Empire Riverside Hotel

The Jenischpark is part of the nature reserve Flottbektal and is located close to the Elbe. 24 hectare nature outpace the big city in seconds. Culture lovers can enjoy the Jenisch-Haus and the Art forum, which are also located within the park.

Picture: © Brinckmann

7,1 km away
Jungfernstieg | Empire Riverside Hotel

One of the most beautiful and popular places in Hamburg is the Jungfernstieg, located in the heart of our Hanseatic city. It is a place to relax amidst the hectic city and watch the lively on- goings around you, with a beautiful view of the Alster. Sit down on the stairs and reload your energy for the rest of the day.
By the way: In 1838 the Jungfernstieg was the first asphalted square in Germany.

Picture: © Vallbracht

2,2 km away
Canoeing | Empire Riverside Hotel
Kanu on the Alster Lake

With more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam and countless waterways, Hamburg is a perfect location for canoeing and paddle boating. Become familiar with Hamburg in a special, idyllic way and spend the day relaxing whilst afloat.
Tip: Get your ice cream straight from the shore – many ice cafés serve it so that you do not have to leave the canoe.

5,5 km away
Karoviertel | Empire Riverside Hotel

The Karoviertel’s vibe is pretty similar to that of the Sternschanze and there is a lot to explore. Lovely cafes, good restaurants and alternative boutiques far away from the mainstream invite you to enjoy an extensive and relaxed shopping day!

Picture: © Schwarze

1,9 km away
Katze Schanze | Empire Riverside Hotel

The caipirinha happy hour, beginning at 10pm, is just one of the many reasons to visit the pub Katze in the popular district of the Sternschanze. Especially at weekends the pub is often crowded until there is no more passing through giving it its unique and vibrant atmosphere. With a little bit of Hamburger calm it is the perfect place to meet a lot of new, friendly people.

Picture: © Spahrbier

1,9 km away
Landungsbruecken | Empire Riverside Hotel

When people think of Hamburg, many will have a concise picture of the Landungsbrücken in their mind. The beautiful buildings, directly at the Elbe are really something special. Once, famous fast steamers set sail here and workers started off to their dockyards. Today you can start your harbour tour right here and sail to the other side of the river.

226 m away
Levantehaus | Empire Riverside Hotel
Passages & Stores

The charming Lenvantehaus on the Mönckebergstraße is famous for its shopping opportunities and its special architecture. The nostalgic touch is fascinating and the exclusive shopping opportunities make this shopping adventure unique.

Picture: ©Levantehaus Hamburg

2,9 km away
Maritime Museum | Empire Riverside Hotel
Maritime Museum
Museum & Exhibition

Seafaring Ahoi! Located in the traditional Speicherstadt the museum is characterized by restored maritime painting. One of the highlights: Become the captain of your own vessel by steering container ships through the docks using a virtual simulator!

2,7 km away
Michel | Empire Riverside Hotel

The landmark Michel is Hamburg’s main and most popular church. The 106- meter high platform offers a unique view of the city and the harbour. After fires and bombs during war the Michel had to be reconstructed three times and is definitively one of the most important sightseeing activities in Hamburg.

1,1 km away
Miniatur Wunderland | Empire Riverside Hotel
Miniatur Wunderland
Sights, Activities, Museum & Exhibition

A short journey through the whole world is possible in the „MiWuLa“. The mini world is demonstrated to perfection and you can see the love in every detail. The “MiWuLa” has been elected the most liked tourist attraction in Germany by international guests – beating even the Brandenburger Tor and the castle Neuschwanstein. We love our miniature wonderland!

Picture: ©Miniatur Wunderland

2,0 km away
Open Shop Sunday | Empire Riverside Hotel
Shopping Miles

Hamburgs most famous shopping street is the Mönckebergstraße. On this street you will find all big brands in a nice atmosphere and very close to the Binnenalster. Start your shopping day at the central station and walk down to the Jungferstieg, ensuring you are not missing out on anything. Sit down on the stairs at Jungfernstieg and relax with a beautiful view on the Alster.

Picture: © Schwarze

2,7 km away
Moewe Sturzflug Bar | Empire Riverside Hotel
Möve Sturzflug

The pub “Möve Sturzflug” is a great place to start off a night on the “Kiez”. Its location close to the party street but still far enough to escape the crowds, you can enjoy a few drinks in a cool and cozy atmosphere and get into the evening vibe.

©Möve Sturzflug

716 m away
Michel | Empire Riverside Hotel

The Nachtmichel is a special highlight and the view on the illuminated Hanseatic city at night is breathtaking. On different days it is possible to visit the Michel from 7.30 - 11.30pm and enjoy the view from the 106 metre high 360°-platform. Please inform about the exact opening hours on the website:

1,1 km away
Neuer Wall | Empire Riverside Hotel
Neuer Wall
Shopping Miles

Neuer Wall is located very close to the Jungfernstieg. Many exclusive, international brands, as well as local brands are represented here. More than 100 stores will let any shopping enthusiast’s heart beat faster. The flagship stores impress with in a very distinct style. The furniture stores are full of inspiring wall pieces to purchase for your home.

Picture: ©volkerr

2,0 km away
Two people crossing the old Elbe tunnel by bicycle
Old Elbe Tunnel

The over 400- meter- long Elbtunnel has been connecting the Landungsbrücken to the other side of the Elbe since back in 1911. The Tunnel was then a technical sensation and is today listed under the protection of monuments. It is possible to cross the tunnel around the clock by foot or bike and enjoy the view from the other side of the river Elbe.

438 m away
Events | Planten un Blomen | Waterlight Concert | Empire Riverside Hotel
Planten un Blomen

Planten un Blomen - the green heart at the center of the big city. Numerous green gardens with different themes are waiting for you. The Japanese garden is one of the largest in Europe. During winter, the big skatepark turns into the biggest open-air ice rink in Germany.

Picture: © Spahrbier

2,3 km away
An excerpt of the Reeperbahn Festival where various artists showcase their musical talent
Cocktail Bars, Clubs, Pubs, Sights, Dancing Pubs, Activities

The famous and notorious Reeperbahn – or „Kiez“– is renowned worldwide. Countless visitors explore the world’s most “sinful” mile- 930 meters and with numerous bars, clubs and red- light -establishments- everyday. During the quiet of the day it is hard to imagine the extent of the shrill and vivid atmosphere after dark.

Photo: © / Christian Spahrbier

273 m away
Rickmer Rickmers | Empire Riverside Hotel
Rickmer Rickmers

The Rickmer Rickmers is known as Hamburg’s floating landmark. You can visit the sail ship on every day of the week. It is also possible to rent the Rickmer Rickmers for conferences and events. The on-board restaurant offers great meals and lets you get a whiff of real maritime air.


1,2 km away
Sankt Pauli Museum | Empire Riverside Hotel
Sankt Pauli Museum
Museum & Exhibition

The most popular district St.Pauli is presented in its own individual museum. Pictures, costumes, readings and diverse exhibitions represent St.Pauli at its best and you will learn a lot about the history from the middle ages to this day.

Picture: ©Sankt Pauli Museum e.V.

130 m away
Schmidt Theatre Tivoli | Empire Riverside Hotel
Schmidts Tivoli
Theater & Musical

Shrill, weird and colorful: The heart of St.Pauli is located just around the corner! The Schmidts Tivoli with beautiful theaters present cabaret and different musical productions. The musical “Heiße Ecke” has been a massive popular success since 2003 and is part of St. Pauli as much as the Elbe is of Hamburg.

©Ingo Boelter

334 m away
things to do EmpireRiversideHotel Sofabar ©DirkH. Tresenreiter

The bar in baroque style holds its name with glory. Cozy couches from different eras, good drinks and subdued lights create an original living room like atmosphere. The Sofa- bar is also a famous place for first dates ;)

1,4 km away
A portrait of the warehouse district in the glow of the evening lights
Activities, Sights

The traditional Speicherstadt, with the worldwide biggest depot complex, is a great place to explore and discover! The Speicherstadt has been a UNESCO World Heritage for 3 years now and is a popular attraction for Hamburg visitors and locals. Take enough time for the discovery of the Speicherstadt.
Tip: The evening hours are especially beautiful!

2,5 km away
Museum | Empire Riverside Hotel
Speicherstadt Museum
Museum & Exhibition

The Speicherstadt’s history leads back to the year 1888. In this unique museum you will learn everything about the trade of goods. The family friendly museum is very interactive with lots of things to touch and try.

Picture: ©Elbe&Flut, Thomas Hampel

1,8 km away
Spielbudenplatz Sommer C Spielbudenplatz Betreibergesellschaft Mbh
Spielbudenfestival 2021
Theater & Musical, Sights

The Spilbudenfestival invites you to marvel from July 23 to July 25, 2021. Experience street theater from a whole new side. Here our international artists offer an extraordinary performance, whether for small and big children or for the whole family. A portion of laughter and admiration is pre-programmed. The festival is located outside and is free of charge. However, due to the current situation, pre-registration is necessary to ensure a safe stay.

Picture: ©Spielbudenplatz Betreibergesellschaft mbH

2,2 km away
St Pauli Night Market | Empire Riverside Hotel
St. Pauli Night Market

In the heart of St.Pauli you can visit this special farmer’s market every Wednesday from 4-11pm. Street food and deli food as well as other delicacies are offered in the open air under the night sky. The St.Pauli night market is also a popular place for after work drinks.

Picture: ©Marius Röer

377 m away
Stadtpark und Planetarium | Empire Riverside Hotel

The Stadtpark is located in the north of Hamburg. Many events and concerts take place in the park that also holds Hamburg’s planetarium. The green grasses are a great spot for a barbeque with a dip in the nature baths (fee required) or a swim off the banks of the Alster itself!

Picture: © 2/Henning Angerer

7,7 km away
Katze Schanze | Empire Riverside Hotel

The trendy neighbourhood Sternschanze is a very unique experience. Small, beautiful and individual boutiques invite to a relaxed shopping day. The creative district is full of colourful diversity and offers a great selection of cafes, restaurants and bars that will let you dwell until the late evening hours.

Picture: © Spahrbier

1,9 km away
C Tastetourshamburg Uberquell Sightseeing Empire Riverside Hotel
ÜberQuell Brauwerkstätten
Restaurants, Outdoor

Refreshing beers from the in-house micro-brewery, tasty Napoletan pizzas, a small, lovely beer museum and a terrace that invites you to linger in the summer - simply everything your heart desires directly at the St. Pauli fish market.

Picture: ©TasteToursHamburg

373 m away
Uebel und Gefaehrlich Club | Empire Riverside Hotel
Uebel und Gefährlich

Temporary closed
The famous club on the 4th floor of an old air-raid shelter offers everything for a great party night. The view over Hamburg’s rooftops is incredible. Various concerts and parties take place and famous DJs regularly come to show their skills in this unique location.

Photo: ©Katja Ruge

1,5 km away
Wildpark Schwarze Berge Empire Riverside Hotel
Wildlife Park Schwarze Berge

The pot-bellied pigs are the welcoming committee of the wildlife park, which, just like the goats, love to be fed and stroked, and with their offspring they delight all visitors. There is a park railway and daily show feeding and air shows. Those who climb the 45-metre-high Elbe observation tower are rewarded with a breathtaking view as far as Hamburg.


26,0 km away
Xeom | Empire Riverside Hotel
Restaurants, Outdoor

One of the most authentic Vietnamese restaurants in Hamburg is the Xeom, located in the beautiful Karoviertel. The restaurant is well- frequented with a typical Vietnamese style, small tables, traditional tasty food and prices a little higher than those in Vietnam, but still well suited for a small budget.

2,0 km away
Zuckermonarchie | Empire Riverside Hotel

The Zuckermonarchie is just around the corner, making it a sweet temptation for us during our daily lunchbreaks. The name is what you get – the “sugar monarchy” offers tartes, cupcakes, macarons and many more lovely treats filled with sugar and love. The sugar monarchy uses natural products in all its creations.
Tip: Book in advance and spent the afternoon with an authentic traditional British tea time

Picture: ©Felix Matthies

285 m away
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