Imagine a city break where you are never far from the water - then consider Germany's biggest port city, Hamburg. Whether you are exploring its vibrant neighbourhoods or enjoying a hearty meal in one of its international eateries, the cries of the seagulls are always heard. The harbourside music venues and the romantic promenades only add to the city's maritime spirit. Hamburg boasts many historic monuments to check out during an exciting weekend trip - Beatles-Platz, with its statues of the band, is particularly popular. Visit a "Historic Landmark of Civil Engineering in Germany" by strolling through the Old Elbe Tunnel. Head to the fish market early on a Sunday morning for a fresh breakfast with live dance and music, and oh yes, maybe even beer. Not to be missed is the ‘stairs-quarter’ - Treppenviertel. The stunning view over the rooftops and off the coast is sure to leave you smiling. Wrap up the entertaining weekend by boating on the serene Alster Lake.