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Architecture in Hamburg

Impressive architecture. Yesterday and today.

Exciting contrasts catch the visitor's eye: post-modern glass and steel facades, upper-class villas from past centuries, streets with beautiful Art Nouveau buildings, baroque churches, historic residential quarters, but also outstanding individual buildings define the architectural face of Hamburg.

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Enjoying the view!

The 278-metre high Heinrich Hertz Tower honours the great physicist and once served to broadcast television programmes. Unfortunately, the restaurant at the top has not been in operation since 2001, but negotiations are underway with investors about modernising and using the tower. Currently, the highest viewing platform is the Michel, Hamburg's great landmark - and the view is definitely worth a climb! For those who like it closer to the water, we recommend the platform on the Dockland building or the Elbphilharmonie Plaza.

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Two emblems that couldn't be more different

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.

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By land and water

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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Hamburg travel including train 4 Days including hotel and arrival

  • overnight stay in hotel, with breakfast
  • Return journey with Deutsche Bahn including seat reservation depends on availability
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 28.40€
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4-day hotel package savings offer 3 nights for the price of 2

  • 3 overnight stays in selected hotels including breakfast
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Maritime Cultural Heritage Enjoy culture carefree

  • overnight stay in a Hotel, with breakfast taking into account the hygiene regulations
  • Relaxed on foot: guided tour Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 28,40€
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Theatre, Museums, Galleries & Music Culture & Music in Hamburg

Hamburg's cultural offers could hardly be more diverse: Countless theatres, museums and galleries, as well as the opera and a colourful clubbing scene make Hamburg a pure cultural pleasure.

Culture & Music in Hamburg
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On the trail of the past Historical Hamburg

Hamburg is marked by its historical heritage: the most famous buildings are the Chilehaus and the Kontorhäuser on Burchardplatz, but the Sprinkenhof, Mohlenhof and Meßberghof are also popular tourist destinations. But the Old Elbe Tunnel remains undisputed. Discover historical Hamburg now!

Historical Hamburg
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You should have seen this Sights in Hamburg

A short holiday in Hamburg also means sightseeing in Hamburg. Whether the Elbe Philharmonic, Landungsbrücken or Hamburg City Hall - they and many other sights are simply part of a trip to Hamburg. The easiest way to explore Hamburg's sights is on a sightseeing tour with the striking double-decker buses.

Sights in Hamburg

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