The maritime corners of Hamburg can be easily explored by bus and elevated train. From the main station, many sights can be reached quickly. The center of Hamburg is a suitable starting point for many leisure and cultural activities. Here you can visit musicals, visit the Kunsthalle or take a walk around the Alster. The arrival by train and an overnight stay at IntercityHotel Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is ideal for this. Sights such as the town hall, the landing stages with the morning fish market and the picturesque captain's houses in Blankenese can be reached quickly. A view of the Speicherstadt can be seen from the bell tower of St. Michael's Church, also affectionately known as Michel.