Our travel reports about Hong Kong
Hong Kong is just amazing. The city is big, hectic and incredibly impressive.
In such a city, city breaks are a lot of fun! But Hong Kong is also perfect as the start or end point of a trip to Asia.
The beauty of the city is also that you can find your way around very quickly. The metro system is very easy, all sights are easy and quick to reach, and it's great fun to drift through the streets of Hong Kong.
Surprisingly, Hong Kong is not just skyscrapers, it's also incredibly green. The city offers some of Asia's most beautiful hiking trails and even has some really pretty beaches.
On this page you will find all our blog articles from Hong Kong and the best tips and information for your city trip.
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Our blog articles about Hong Kong
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Travel information for Hong Kong at a glance
Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region located on the southern coast of the People's Republic of China and at the mouth of the Pearl River. Hong Kong is located on a very irregular peninsula - the New Territories and Kowloon are on the mainland.
The Hong Kong area also includes Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island and many other smaller islands.
Hong Kong has an area of just 1,104 square kilometers and is thus only slightly larger than Berlin in terms of area.
Although the area of Hong Kong is really not very big, 7.5 million people live here.
With 6,429 people per square kilometer, the city is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Most people live in the New Territories region.
On July 1, 1997, Britain officially returned its colony to China. Since then, Hong Kong has officially been part of China.
However, Hong Kong has the status of Special Administrative Region. For example, Hong Kong has its own laws, its own tax system, and its own currency, yet the Chinese government is interfering with legislation.
Hong Kong is in the Hong Kong Time (HKT), without switching to summer time. As a result, there are +7 hours difference in the winter compared to Germany, +6 in the summer.
Frankfurt and Munich have direct flights to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa and Swiss Air. You are on the plane for about 11 hours. There are also numerous connections with a stopover.
In Hong Kong, there is a subtropical climate, which means that winters are very dry and mild, while in summer it can rain again and again in high temperatures.
The best travel time for Hong Kong is therefore the spring and autumn months. Then the temperatures are particularly pleasant and it hardly rains, so ideal conditions for exploring the city.
In the summer it can be very hot. In the winter months it is very mild compared to Europe, but especially in January and February, there are certainly more pleasant destinations in Asia.
Hong Kong's currency is the Hong Kong Dollar (HKD). One euro equals about 9.5 HKD.
If you want to travel to Hong Kong, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months. If you spend less than 90 days in the country, you do not need a visa.
On arrival, all you need to do is complete an arrival card, including an address in Hong Kong. The address of your accommodation is sufficient.
On the back of the Arrival Card you will find the Form of the Departure Card, which you must fill out for the departure. It is worthwhile to keep this card during your stay, so you do not have to label everything again!
Incidentally, when you enter Hong Kong you will not get a stamp in your passport. Everything is stored electronically.