visiting shanghai for the first time panorama of bund and lujiazui

Visiting Shanghai for the first time? Get ready for Shanghai!

This site aims at providing comprehensive information for your trip to Shanghai, from the early planning stage to deciding where to stay in Shanghai, what to see and do in Shanghai and how to get around.

Plan your trip

Get information on when to go and where to stay, visa etc.

Getting around

Learn how to navigate through Shanghai using public transport and taxis

Good to know

Information on everything else, from internet, medical care to money matters


Get suggestions on what to see in Shanghai (and the spots to skip)

Eat & drink

The best coffee shops and restaurants spotted in Shanghai


Coming soon

I do hope you find the information useful and enjoy visiting the site as well as exploring Shanghai – no matter whether you are visiting Shanghai for the first time or have been here several times already. There is always more to discover in this vibrant city.

Still having questions or comments? Please do not hesitate to contact me, I am looking forward to hearing from you.


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About me

Hi, I am Alexander from Germany, staying in Shanghai for 10+ years. I love to explore this dynamic & fascinating city and look forward to sharing my favorite spots with you here.