Hamburg: Copacabana of the north - 13 kilometres of white, sandy beaches
Okay, okay, we don’t have a tropical climate. But that means it’s not so humid. And our beach is every bit as good as Copacabana, but longer! It’s true, Hamburg’s Elbe beach stretches along the river bank for some 13 kilometres, with plenty of places to just relax on the sand or watch the sunset from a beach bar. And it’s not just for locals, either. The contrast between recreation and an industrial port is a global magnet, as proven by the editors of the New York Times ranking the Elbe beach as one of their favourite waterside locations in Europe in 2017.