• Posted:Monday, July 5, 2010
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Book a Hamburg hostel and hit the water

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Book a Hamburg hostel and hit the water
A harbour tour, public ferry or relaxing boat ride are just some of the ways visitors to Hamburg can enjoy the best of the city this summer, according to an expert.

Those booking a Hamburg hostel for their trip might want to take the advice of Bea Rottgers, press relations officer at the Hamburg Tourist Board, who recently emphasised the benefits of exploring via water.

She said the harbour enables people to glimpse a "unique" view of the city - and for the more adventurous, there is canoeing on Alster Lake.

On dry land, however, there are also numerous possibilities. Shopping, diverse culture, theatres and museums all combine to make a fantastic getaway for tourists, Ms Rottgers added.

She went on to highlight "the annual Harbour Birthday or the Hamburg Cruise Days coming up at the end of July".

Also scheduled on the city's calendar this summer is the German Open tennis championship. Those staying in a Hamburg hostel can check out the action at the Rothenbaum Tennis Stadium for the latest ATP World Tour 500 round.

Matches - which are played on clay - start on July 17th and continue until the 26th, providing lots of opportunities for spectators to visit. The centre court can hold 12,713 people, so it is likely to be jam-packed once again this year.

Among those expected to play is the Russian heavy-hitter Nikolay Davydenko - currently ranked fifth - and Spaniard David Ferrer, whose ATP rank is 11.

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