Hamburg Stock Exchange
Hamburg Stock Exchange is housed in an impressive, neo-classical building, which was built on Adolphsplatz on the initiative of the former Commerce Deputation. Hamburg Stock Exchange moved into the building with a direct view of the Hamburg Rathaus in 1841, and it has only been rebuilt twice since that time. The great fire of 1842 left it almost completely unharmed, and since that time the building and stock exchange have the function of providing business people with a daily forum for information.
Hamburg Stock Exchange was in existence as early as 1558. At that time, the seat of the stock exchange was still in another building that was later destroyed in a fire, and consequently it is the oldest in Germany and the fourth oldest in Europe. When the trade in colonial goods increased, individual exchanges were established for particularly important merchandise groups – Hamburg Stock Exchange currently comprises five individual exchanges. Nevertheless, it is not of great importance in the field of share trading today, but instead only offers trading in fund securities.
Further information about the Hamburg Stock Exchange
One of the city's most beautiful structures, today it is a collection of several exchanges. The Corn Exchange, the Insurance Exchange as well as the General Exchange are located here.
The securities exchange also had it seat here, but it moved to Johannisstrasse some time ago because the premises had become too big for it due to modernisation and computerisation.
The Corn Exchange is the only commodity exchange in the building; the Coffee Exchange has its office in the Speicherstadt – in the middle of the coffee warehouse area of the harbour city. The General Exchange is the origin of the individual exchanges and is primarily active in the property industry. The Hamburg Insurance Exchange is one of only three insurance exchanges worldwide. In addition, there are also the internet-based information exchanges where one can obtain information.
Visit Hamburg Stock Exchange
If you wish to see the exchange from the inside, a tour can be booked on request. Individuals can explore the exchange with free "audio guides". It is open from Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 4.30pm and on Fridays between 8.30am and 3.00pm. There are often exhibitions and trade fairs held in the exchange building. In addition, visitors can view the three parquet halls from a gallery. The Hamburg Stock Exchange also has disabled parking as well as disabled toilet facilities inside the building.