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Hamburger Sternwarte
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Hamburg Observatory

The perfect place to throw a glance at the cosmos

Hamburg Observatory, in Bergedorf, built around 1900, is an ensemble of listed buildings of international standing and a collection of prized telescopes of cultural and historical importance.

120 years from Bergedorf directly into space

In 2022, the Hamburg Observatory celebrates its 120th anniversary and looks back on a significant history in astronomy and astrophysics.

This awaits you in the monument

Hamburg's only and at the same time Germany's largest observatory is located in Bergedorf on the Gojenberg. With a colourful, constantly changing programme of events, guided tours through the history of the observatory's origins as well as various special events, there is something for young and old, young and old. Book lovers can browse at will in the observatory's own library, which contains around 70,000 books on astronomy and astrophysics. The Café Raum & Zeit also offers the opportunity to relax with coffee and cake in an idyllic atmosphere.

UNESCO World Heritage Nomination: the Hamburg Observatory.

By the way, in October 2021, the new application document of the Hamburg Observatory in Bergedorf for the update of the German registration list (Tentative List) for the nomination of cultural heritage properties for the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List was finalized by the City of Hamburg.

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT Hamburg East

Welcome to Bergedorf, Wandsbek, Hammerbrook and Rothenburgsort! Here, the harbour cranes and industrial culture in Rothenburgsort and Hammerbrook meet nature protection areas, meadows and woods on the border with Schleswig-Holstein.

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Planetarium Hamburg
© Hamburg Tourismus GmbH

Planetarium

The Hamburg Planetarium is probably the most advanced planetarium on your home planet! Under the dome of the hall is assembled a "multimedia orchestra" that is unique in the world, immersing visitors in a cosmic, all-around environment of images, sound and live performance...

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The Haus der Photographie presents international temporary exhibitions on photography, from historical positions of the 19th and 20th centuries to young photographers of the present and aspects of the digital revolution. Deichtorhallen - House of Photography

With the House of Photography in the southern Deichtorhallen building, in 2005 Hamburg received an elegant exhibition space with two large photographic collections of a high international level.

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You won't believe your eyes. Museum of Illusions

Optical illusions, upside-down rooms, holograms and much more await you in the Museum of Illusions Hamburg. Step into a fascinating world of illusions!

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