17 Indoor Activities In Hamburg On A Rainy Day

Updated on January 20, 2024  

things to do in hamburg on a rainy day

Rainy days in Hamburg can put a damper on your outdoor plans, leaving you scrambling for alternatives. Luckily, the city is home to an array of fascinating indoor attractions suited for such occasions.

This article lists some top spots where you can stay dry and entertained, from exploring aquatic wonders to scaling new heights at an indoor climbing venue. Keep reading to find out some of the best indoor activities in Hamburg!

17 Indoor Activities in Hamburg

Hamburg Kunsthalle

The Hamburg Kunsthalle is a big art museum in the city. It shows off lots of different types of art from old to new. If it rains, this place is perfect to see some cool paintings and sculptures.

They have rooms filled with amazing artworks that you can look at all day long.


You can walk around and see creations by famous artists without getting wet from the rain outside. The museum has things for people who like all kinds of art, so you're sure to find something that makes you say "wow!" It's a fun indoor activity in Hamburg when the weather is not so nice.

Miniatur Wunderland

Head over to Miniatur Wunderland and stand in front of the largest model train exhibit on earth. [1] This place will amaze you with tiny trains zipping through little cities, mountains, and even a working airport! Brothers Frederik and Gerrit Braun made this magical spot, and it just keeps getting bigger.

You'll find more than trains here. Boats sail in real water at the harbor scene, and there are mini versions of Hamburg's main train station and subway systems.

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Each little building, street, and tree has been carefully put together to make whole countries in miniature form.

Don't miss out on wearing virtual reality goggles that let you feel like you're actually inside these incredible scenes. It's not just fun—it's also great for learning stuff about different places without leaving Hamburg on a rainy day!

International Maritime Museum

The International Maritime Museum takes you back in time through Hamburg's rich seafaring past. It holds over 40,000 items showing how people have lived and worked on the sea for thousands of years. [2]

See models of famous ships like the Queen Mary II and learn about epic sea battles.

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Stroll through nine floors of this museum set in a big old warehouse in Hafencity quarter. You'll find things that sailors used long ago and stories of deep-sea discovery. The museum doesn't just show you stuff – it helps you feel what life was like on the world's oceans across history.

Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall

Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall is a cool place to go when it rains in Hamburg. You see, this big glass building looks like waves and has lots of music inside. People call it "Elphi" and love how it's made.

Inside, there are three spots where you can listen to tunes, watch the city from high up, or even stay the night if you want.

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You'll hear sounds really well here because they built it for that. It sits right by the water on all three sides — so while you're dry and cozy inside listening to music, you can also see the river moving around Elphi.

Big shows happen here with musicians from all over the world playing their hearts out.

Hamburg Dungeon

The Hamburg Dungeon takes you back in time with actors and special effects. It's fun for kids and grown-ups. You'll hear spooky stories from history. The place has a cool water ride and Hamburg's only indoor free fall tower for extra thrills.

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