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Weather in Hamburg

Hamburg has a maritime temperate climate.

Spring (March to May) start off cold with an average temperatures of 4°C (39°F), reaching to a comfortable 12°C (54°F) by May when the city celebrates Port Anniversary (Hafengeburtstag Hamburg) along the banks of River Elbe. This is a fantastic time to visit Hamburg.

Summer (June to August) is warm, which consequently marks the main tourist season. August is the warmest month with average high temperatures reaching 22°C (72°F). August is also the best month to go swimming in the ocean.

Autumn (September to November) is pleasant. In October, the average temperature is 10°C (50°F) and it has about 10 rainy days.

Winter (December to February) is cold in Hamburg, although it is getting milder due to global warming. Christmas is a picturesque and atmospheric time in the city; the average temperature is 2°C (36°F) in December and sometimes you can skate on the city's frozen lakes. January is usually the coldest month.

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Fritzhotel

Located in the Sternschanze area opposite a park and just beside the U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations, this is a smart, modern and clean hotel in Hamburg that's intimate enough to have a character of its own. Its 17 single and double rooms are well proportioned, some even have balconies, and the local vicinity, which has a reputation as something of an artists' quarter, offers plenty of pleasant green spaces, cafés and bars.

Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

Old-fashioned opulence on a regal scale. Many regard this enormous 19th-century townhouse on the edge of the Inner Alster Lake, comprising 156 rooms and 32 suites, as the best hotel in Hamburg, and consequently there's a price tag to match. Well located for shopping but a little off the beaten track for much of the city's nightlife.

Le Royal Méridien Hamburg

Spectacular, mammoth and immaculate, this imposing residence offers pretty much everything you could wish for; architecture that seamlessly blends the contemporary and traditional, a swimming pool, solarium, conference and ball rooms, business facilities, a highly regarded ninth-floor restaurant and bar with amazing views, and a total of 284 rooms and suites.

CityHotel Monopol

For those who like to be in the thick of it, this cheap hotel in Hamburg is centrally positioned along the raucous Reeperbahn's nightlife mile. Fortunately, all of its 80-plus rooms are fully soundproofed, but this is certainly the perfect place to stay for the budget-conscious party crowd.

Hotel Wedina

A more intimately proportioned boutique hotel situated in a quiet residential area near Alster Lake, this Hamburg establishment's tasteful décor is more focused on comfort than cool. There's an attractive garden with a pool, Staff are friendly, and the hotel prides itself on providing sanctuary to a number of heavyweight literary guests.

Gastwerk Hotel Hamburg

Gastwerk proudly wears the mantle of being the city's first 'designer' hotel. Even those who don't speak German won't be surprised to discover that 150 years ago this grand brick building housed the city's first gasworks. Its proportions and the clever use of space in its conversion are the hotel's biggest attraction.