A Guide to Doing Business in Hamburg

Impress existing clients and potential partners during your next meeting in Hamburg with these top tips on wining, dining and talking business. In Germany's 'gateway to the world', you'll find ideal event venues, excellent restaurants and some unusual team-building activities.

Host the Perfect Event

Located in the city center, our Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg is fully equipped for any business events you’re looking to host, from intimate meetings to full-fledged conferences. The hotel is also adjacent to the Congress Center Hamburg, allowing you to combine internal meetings with attending major conventions and trade fairs. Plan a productive and seamless event by taking advantage of Radisson Blu’s five-star technical set-up service, Multipad and DigiChart technology, and array of boardrooms.

Planten un Blomen

City park Planten un Blomen at autumn in Hamburg. Germany

Clear your head between meetings with a walk through Planten un Blomen, Hamburg’s park of botanical gardens. In addition to the exquisite Japanese landscape and rose gardens, this 45-acre park has several more atypical offerings, including a garden devoted to medicinal herbs, Mediterranean terraces, and vast greenhouses. Set up a guided tour to educate your guests and yourself about any particular garden, factoring in a stop at the park's Café Seeterrassen or Restaurant Rosenhof for lunch.

Team building escape games

No business retreat is complete without activities to bring teams together. Try the popular new escape games at one of several locations in Hamburg, such as TeamBreakout or Team Escape. These games require you to work together to solve riddles, puzzles and problems and escape from a given room within a set time period, usually 60 minutes. Take your pick from different themes and problem types, then watch your team collaborate in a fun, imaginative environment.

Sightseeing on the Alster

Hamburg is known for its beautiful architecture, most notably the Neo-Renaissance Rathaus, and the Baroque St. Michael’s Church. If you're a jogger, set your morning course to circle the artificial lakes in the center of the city, called the Inner and Outer Alster, which are connected to the Alster and Elbe rivers. This area is famous for its passagens, or pedestrian areas, which are filled with countless cafés, boutiques, gardens, parks and galleries.

Tour the Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg

One of the city's best-known attractions, the Port of Hamburg has over 10,000 ship calls per year. Take one of the several available boat tours, see the historic ship harbor, climb aboard a museum ship like the Oevelgönne or visit the Harbor Museum.

Happy Hour at High End

Ease into your evening with cocktails at High End, a bar and event space on the 26th and 27th floors of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg. Here, you and your guests can snack on prosciutto di parma and enjoy delicious cocktails with names inspired by the bar’s height, such as the Open Air Slammer or Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door. Return to ground level for dinner at Restaurant Filini, which serves classic Italian fare such as homemade gnocchi and Milanese veal. Come morning, treat your business guests to the restaurant's super breakfast buffet to make sure they’re fueled up and ready for another day's work.

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