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Film City Hamburg

Hamburg film history you can touch

National and international film and television productions are as much a part of Hamburg as the Michel or the harbour. In almost 100 years of Hamburg's film history, the city has often been the backdrop for great actors such as Heinz Rühmann and Til Schweiger.


ROLL THE FILM! Film locations in Hamburg

Hamburg's various facets again and again serve as film backdrops for cinema and TV productions. The city is popular among filmmakers because the city's different motifs can tell a wide variety of stories. As early as 1919 the film "Die Spinnen" (The Spiders) was shown in Hagenbeck's zoo. Rathaus Schlump parts of Heinz Rühmann's parade film "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" were shot and Thomas Mann's family biography "Die Buddenbrooks" was also staged in Hamburg. All Hans Albers films made especially St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn famous, but also contained scenes in Sagebiels Fährhaus in Blankenese. Film scenes from Fatih Akin's "Soul Kitchen" (2009) take place in a factory building in Wilhelmsburg and the Astra Stube at the Sternbrücke. The best example of national popularity among filmmakers are the first Tatort episodes with Til Schweiger, which not only show the Elbphilharmonie, but also reveal the outstanding view from one of the luxury apartments in the Marco Polo Tower.


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An unmissable attraction in Hamburg: The large harbour tour takes you through the canals of Speicherstadt.



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Tierpark Hagenbeck

There are many highlights for young and old in Europe's nicest private zoo: a total of 1850 animals in large open-air spaces, an elephant house, an extensive orang-utan enclosure, the tropical aquarium and the new "Eismeer".

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Tierpark Hagenbeck

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Theatre, Museums, Galleries & Music Culture & Music in Hamburg

When it comes to culture, Hamburg certainly caters for all tastes! With everything from theatres, museums, exhibitions, live music and a lively club scene to a UNESCO World Heritage Site and exciting adventure attractions right through to the jewel in Hamburg’s crown – the Elbphilharmonie, this city of culture won’t disappoint!

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Hanseatic music history dates back to the 17th century. And even today, Hamburg plays at the forefront of classical music, whether it's traditional or contemporary pieces.

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