Blick vom Stintfang auf die Hamburger Landungsbrücken
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The most beautiful views in Hamburg

Panoramic views in Hamburg

Viewpoints and Rooftop Bars See Hamburg from above

Look at Hamburg from above and enjoy the breathtaking views: you shouldn't miss these places with panoramic views. We show you the most beautiful viewing platforms in various parts of the city, some of which are also free to visit, the most beautiful rooftop bars and unusual insider tips.

 

Viewpoints and Rooftop Bars See Hamburg from above

Look at Hamburg from above and enjoy the breathtaking views: you shouldn't miss these places with panoramic views. We show you the most beautiful viewing platforms in various parts of the city, some of which are also free to visit, the most beautiful rooftop bars and unusual insider tips.

 

1.St. Michaelis (Michel) lookout tower: The classic among the observation towers

St. Michaelis Kirche
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St. Michaelis Kirche
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St. Michaelis Kirche
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St. Michaelis Kirche
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St. Michaelis Kirche
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St. Michaelis Kirche
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St. Michaelis Kirche
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St. Michaelis Kirche
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St. Michaelis Kirche
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St. Michaelis Kirche
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A spectacular 360-degree view of the metropolis awaits you at a height of 82 m on the viewing platform of the main church of St. Michaelis. A special highlight is the Night Michel, because even after dark the Michel opens its church doors and offers an unforgettable view at night.

St. Michaelis Church

Address

Englische Planke 1
20459 Hamburg

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Adults: 6.00 € instead of 8.00 €; Savings: 2.00 €, Children (6-15 y.): 5.00 € instead of 6.00 €; Savings: 1.00 €

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Opening hours Open
  • Mon10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun10:00 - 18:00
St. Michaelis Kirche

Michel - St. Michaelis Kirche

Englische Planke 1
20459 Hamburg

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2.Elbphilharmonie Plaza: Hamburg's largest balcony free of charge

Elbphilharmonie Plaza
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Elbphilharmonie Plaza
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Elbphilharmonie Plaza
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Elbphilharmonie Plaza
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Elbphilharmonie Plaza
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Elbphilharmonie Plaza
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The Elbphilharmonie observation deck offers a magnificent panoramic view of the city and the port of Hamburg. With thousands of visitors every day, the plaza is one of the most popular sights in the Hanseatic city.

Elbphilharmonie Plaza

Address

Platz der Deutschen Einheit
20457 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon11:00 - 20:00
  • Tue11:00 - 20:00
  • Wed11:00 - 20:00
  • Thu11:00 - 20:00
  • Fri11:00 - 20:00
  • Sat11:00 - 20:00
  • Sun11:00 - 20:00
Elbphilharmonie Plaza

Elbphilharmonie: Besucherzentrum & Plaza

Platz der Deutschen Einheit
20457 Hamburg

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3.Memorial St. Nikolai: Viewing platform with glass panoramic lift

Mahnmal St. Nikolai
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Mahnmal St. Nikolai
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St. Nicholas Church - today a memorial - was once one of the highest churches in the world. A glass lift takes you to the 75-metre-high viewing platform and offers a great panoramic view of the city centre, the Alster lake and the harbour with the Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

Mahnmal St. Nikolai

Address

Willy-Brandt-Str. 60
20457 Hamburg

your discounts

Adults: 25% discount, Kids (6-17 years): 50% discount

Opening hours Open
  • Mon10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun10:00 - 18:00
Mahnmal St. Nikolai

Mahnmal St. Nikolai

Willy-Brandt-Str. 60
20457 Hamburg

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4.Stintfang: The viewing platform for the most beautiful Landungsbrücken photos

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From the 26-metre-high Stintfang vantage point, you have the best view of the Landungsbrücken (historic piers) and the harbour. If you want to photograph a typical Hamburg motif, this is the right place.

Vineyard at the Stintfang

Address

Alfred-Wegener-Weg 5
20459 Hamburg

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Weinberg am Stintfang

Alfred-Wegener-Weg 5
20459 Hamburg

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5.Steinwerder vantage point: Hamburg's skyline from the other side of the Elbe

Alter Elbtunnel Hamburg
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Alter Elbtunnel Hamburg
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Alter Elbtunnel Hamburg
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Alter Elbtunnel Hamburg
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Alter Elbtunnel Hamburg
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Alter Elbtunnel Hamburg
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After a walk through the Old Elbe Tunnel, you come directly to the Steinwerder lookout point. This is not at a lofty height - but from here you not only have a unique view of the Hamburg skyline but can also watch the hustle and bustle of the many ships to your heart's content.

Alter Elbtunnel

Address

Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 7
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon00:00 - 00:00
  • Tue00:00 - 00:00
  • Wed00:00 - 00:00
  • Thu00:00 - 00:00
  • Fri00:00 - 00:00
  • Sat00:00 - 00:00
  • Sun00:00 - 00:00
  • Holiday00:00 - 00:00
Alter Elbtunnel Hamburg

Alter Elbtunnel

Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 7
20359 Hamburg

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6.Café vju: Coffee Shop with a view

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The Vju coffee shop is located on the roof of an energy bunker in Wilhelmsburg. Here you can enjoy coffee and cake with a panoramic view.

Café Vju

Address

Neuhöfer Straße 7
21107 Hamburg

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Café vju

Neuhöfer Straße 7
21107 Hamburg

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7.Puzzle Bar: Exquisite cocktails with a view

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The chic rooftop location Puzzle Bar is located on the 15th floor of the Campus Tower and offers a fantastic view over Hamburg harbour on the outdoor terrace in fine weather.

Puzzle Bar

Address

Versmannstraße 2
20457 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Tue18:00 - 01:00
  • Wed18:00 - 01:00
  • Thu18:00 - 01:00
  • Fri18:00 - 01:00
  • Sat18:00 - 01:00
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Puzzle Bar

Versmannstraße 2
20457 Hamburg

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8.Clouds Heaven's Nest: Rooftop bar in Hamburg's Dancing Towers

Rooftop-Bar Clouds Heaven's Nest in Hamburg
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Rooftop-Bar Clouds Heaven's Nest in Hamburg
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The panoramic view from the 235 sqm roof terrace on the 24th floor of the Dancing Towers stretches far across the Elbe, harbour, Reeperbahn and the Michel.

 

Clouds & heaven's nest

Address

Reeperbahn 1
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon17:00 - 23:00
  • Tue17:00 - 23:00
  • Wed17:00 - 23:00
  • Thu17:00 - 23:00
  • Fri17:00 - 00:00
  • Sat16:00 - 00:00
  • Sun16:00 - 00:00
Rooftop-Bar Clouds Heaven's Nest in Hamburg

Clouds & heaven's nest

Reeperbahn 1
20359 Hamburg

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9.Skyline Bar 20up: Breathtaking view and fine drinks

Skyline Bar 20up
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Skyline Bar 20up
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Skyline Bar 20up
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Skyline Bar 20up
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Skyline Bar 20up
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Skyline Bar 20up
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Skyline Bar 20up
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The Skyline Bar 20up in the Empire Riverside Hotel is a classic in Hamburg, offering delicious cocktails and an unforgettable view of the entire harbour.

Skyline Bar 20up

Address

Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 97
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon18:00 - 01:00
  • Tue18:00 - 01:00
  • Wed18:00 - 01:00
  • Thu18:00 - 01:00
  • Fri18:00 - 01:00
  • Sat18:00 - 01:00
  • Sun18:00 - 01:00
Skyline Bar 20up

20up

Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 97
20359 Hamburg

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10.Campari Lounge in The George: Cocktails with a view of the Alster lake

Campari Lounge in Hamburg
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Rooftop-Bar Campari Lounge in Hamburg
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When the weather is nice, a visit to the Campari Lounge on the roof terrace of The George Hotel is a must. Above the rooftops of the city and with a great view of the Alster, it's a great place to relax.

Campari Lounge at The George Hotel

Address

Barcastraße 3
22087 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon17:00 - 23:00
  • Tue17:00 - 23:00
  • Wed17:00 - 23:00
  • Thu17:00 - 23:00
  • Fri17:00 - 23:00
  • Sat15:00 - 23:00
  • Sun15:00 - 21:00
Campari Lounge in Hamburg

Campari Lounge

Barcastraße 3
22087 Hamburg

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11.Ferris wheel on Hamburg's DOM: Gondola ride with a view

Riesenrad auf dem Hamburger DOM
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Riesenrad auf dem Hamburger DOM
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Riesenrad auf dem Hamburger DOM
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Gondel des Riesenrads auf dem Hamburger Dom
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Riesenrad auf dem Hamburger DOM
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The Ferris wheel is the landmark of the Hamburg DOM and the highest transportable Ferris wheel in the world. From a height of around 60 metres you have a fantastic view of the city. During the ride you can discover the most exciting sights, which are presented via loudspeakers. The Hamburg DOM will take place this year in spring from, 22.3. to 21.4.2024 in summer from 26.7. to 25.8.2024 and in winter from 8.11. to 8.12.2024.

 

Hamburg DOM

Address

Heiligengeistfeld
20359 Hamburg

Riesenrad auf dem Hamburger DOM

Hamburger DOM

Heiligengeistfeld
20359 Hamburg

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