Exciting contrasts catch the eye of visitors to Hamburg: postmodern glass and steel façades, upper middle-class villas of past centuries, streets with beautiful Art Nouveau buildings, Baroque churches, historic residential districts, but also outstanding individual buildings define the architectural face of Hamburg.
The 278-metre-high Heinrich Hertz Tower honours the great physicist and was once used to distribute television pictures - unfortunately, the tower restaurant has not been in operation since 2001, but negotiations are underway with investors about modernising and using the tower. The highest building viewing platform is now the Michel, Hamburg's great landmark - the view is definitely worth the climb! For those who like it closer to the water, the platform on the Dockland building or in any case the Elbphilharmonie Plaza are recommended.
The title "down-to-earth", on the other hand, applies to other buildings: the town hall, built in the Renaissance style, is now over 110 years old and dominates the centre of town with its impressive architecture. The long wait for the completion of Hamburg's new landmark, the Elbphilharmonie, was worth it in the end, as the building now enriches the Hamburg skyline in its full splendour. Around it, Hamburg's new district, the modern HafenCity, is increasingly taking shape.
You can marvel at Hamburg's architecture not only on land, but also from the water: During a harbour tour you will not only get to know the Speicherstadt and the HafenCity - you will also experience the Hanseatic Trade Center from an unusual perspective. The concluding waterside view of the fish auction hall will give you an idea of the decades-old tradition and charm of this building
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