New year, new places to travel to! As you may already be planning where you to go to in 2016, always make sure that your get to know the local cuisines. Hamburg in northern Germany has delicious specialities – often including fish, as the Hanseatic city is located on the Elbe river and close to North Sea and Baltic Sea. A range of traditional as well as modern and stylish restaurants give locals and tourists the chance to explore typical Hamburg food. Heading Hamburg in 2016? Make sure to visit at least one of these Top 5 restaurants!
1.Blockbräu – very German.
Definitely one of the most popular traditional German restaurants in Hamburg, located in the harbor with an amazing view over the Elbe river. They serve different menus as well as snacks, for example Brezel and fish specialities. Very special about this location: they brew their own beer in the restaurant – more than 8.800 liters every week! When visiting the Blockbräu, also make sure to go upstairs onto the rooftop terrace – the view and the atmosphere are amazing.
2. Mö Grill – on the go.
Okay, this is not a restaurant. It’s a takeaway hut in the middle of Hamburg. But it’s the perfect stop during your shopping trip! „Currywurst“ (a sausage in curry-ketchup-sauce) is a speciality from Hamburg. In combination with fries, it is highly satisfying when you’re shopping and sight-seeing all day. You’ll find it very close to central station, just down the „Mönckebergstraße“, where it has got the name from. By the way – Mö Grill serves the best Currywurst in town!
3. VLET – modern Hamburg.
VLET is something for those who are in favor of fine dining when visiting Hamburg. New creations of traditional Hamburg food made from local produce are served in a very stylish, atmospheric location. The restaurant is located in the „Hafencity“, Hamburgs most futuristic part.
In spring 2016, VLET will open up another restaurant near the Alster – another amazing part of Hamburg to enjoy a delicious, traditional dinner!
4. Alt Hamburger Aalspeicher – to try Hamburgs famous eel.
This restaurant is very famous for its fish specialities and Hamburgs traditional cuisine. Located in Deichstraße, where the big fire of Hamburg began in 1842, the Alt Hamburger Aalspeicher serves typical food as eel, sole, pickled herring and clod. Guests can sit outside (when the weather is acceptable) and the terrace offers a view over the historical „Hamburger Speicherstadt“.
5. Krameramtsstuben – romantic and traditional
Entering the Street called Krameramtsstuben, you feel like stepping into another time. As the only place in Hamburg where the historic offices from the seventeenth century remained, you have to see this small place when you’re in Hamburg. Luckily, a restaurant with the same name opened up in there and offers you typical northern German food. The best table might be the one on the bridge over the narrow street.