You’ll find the starting pen just outside of Hamburg Messe, the go-to destination for local trade fairs, conferences and exhibitions. This area of town is incredibly popular, all year round, so already comes with plenty of choice when it comes to hotels, with many affordable rooms that are catered toward tourists and visitors happy with more basic accommodation for overnight stays.
To make sure you catch all the starting action, look for hotels near Messeplatz, although don’t despair if you find the most nearby hotels fully booked. This part of town is surprisingly central, with fantastic U-Bahn and S-Bahn rail connections, as well as round-the-clock bus schedules to ferry visitors to and from site.
It’s also relatively close to the Hamburg-Firkenwelder Airport, meaning those heading in via domestic and international flights don’t have to cart themselves and their belongings across the city in search of a convenient hotel.
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