Hamburg is one of Germany's most expensive cities, but the several citywide deals can make attractions more affordable.
The Hamburg Card allows unlimited travel on all public transportation (including express buses) within Hamburg and more than 150 discounts at many of the city's museums, cruises, restaurants, and stores. A one-day card, which is valid until 6 am the following day, costs €9.50 for one adult and up to three children under 15. The three-day card will set you back €24.50. A Gruppenkarte costs €16.50 for one day, €41.50 for three days, and covers five people. The Hamburg Card is available from HVV buses, vending machines, and service centers; tourist offices; and many hotels and hostels; as well as online at www.hvv.de and www.hamburg-travel.com.