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Historic Hamburg

On the trail of the past

The old town is actually the oldest part of Hamburg and for many tourists the real attraction. The best known are the Chilehaus and the Kontorhäuser at Burchardplatz, but also the Sprinkenhof, Mohlenhof and Meßberghof are popular tourist destinations. The Old Elbe tunnel, however, remains undisputed. The best way to explore the old town is on foot. Numerous city tours take place every day and show you the historical heritage of the Hanseatic City from various points of view.

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Monumente der Vergangenheit Historische Gebäude & Denkmäler

In der ganzen Stadt verteilt finden Sie zahlreiche historische Gebäude und auch Denkmäler, die von einer längst vergangenen Zeit in Hamburg zeugen. Entdecken Sie die Monumente der Vergangenheit.

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Hamburg historic Historical museums – locations, opening hours, details

Hamburg's museums of urban history bring the past to life. Discover historical exhibits, contemporary witness reports and history to touch and participate.

Historical museums – locations, opening hours, details
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Contemporary witnesses with an eventful history Main Churches

They are the witnesses of the past, places of faith and landmarks of our city. From nowhere else in Hamburg you have such a clear and wide view over the city.

Main Churches
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Museum ships in the port of Hamburg Historic ships

Numerous museum ships scattered throughout the port of Hamburg embody the maritime heritage of the Hanseatic city on the Elbe. Discover the most beautiful historic ships in Hamburg.

Historic ships
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In touch with history Historic streets in Hamburg

Cremon, Deichstraße, Peterstraße, Bäckerbreitergang, Reimerstwiete: Stroll through Hamburg's historic alleys!

Historic streets in Hamburg

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Internationales Maritimes Museum
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Admission to the International Maritime Museum

  • 3000 years of seafaring history
  • Over 40,000 miniature models
  • Queen Mary 2 out of a million Legos
  • Real ship simulator
Admission to the International Maritime Museum
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Nachtwächter
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Guided Tour with the St. Pauli Night Watchman

  • Authentic and fascinating guided tour
  • Exploring the "Matrosenroute"
  • Insight of the history
  • Europe's largest red-light district

Guided Tour with the St. Pauli Night Watchman
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From 20.00€*
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Ballinstadt
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Admission to the "BallinStadt" emigrant museum

  • Exciting im- & emigration history
  • 4 epochs interesting presented
  • Free Family Research Area
  • Interactive game »Simmigrant«

Admission to the "BallinStadt" emigrant museum
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From 13.00€*
Kompomisten Quartier
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Admission to the Composers' Quarter

  • the history of Hamburg's music
  • six museums in one place
  • world famous composers

Admission to the Composers' Quarter
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From 9.00€*
Beatles
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Guided Tour "Beatles on St. Pauli"

  • Along the main Beatles venues
  • From Feldstraße to the Reeperbahn
  • On the cult band's "growing up" trail
  • Bar with Beatles music as finish
Guided Tour "Beatles on St. Pauli"
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Alter Elbtunnel

When the old Elbe Tunnel, also called St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel, opened in 1911, it was a technical sensation. Today, it is a nostalgic and lovingly tended piece of Hamburg history – and has already celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Alter Elbtunnel

Alter Elbtunnel

Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 7
20359 Hamburg

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Deichstraße
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Deichstraße

Construction on the offices and residencies on Deichstraße began in the 17th century. Today, the old merchant’s street is the home of many fine restaurants and pubs.

Deichstraße

Deichstraße

Deichstraße 32
20459 Hamburg

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Hafenmuseum
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Hafenmuseum

Hamburg's history as an important transhipment point for the shipping industry can be experienced with exciting guided tours and many exhibits in the authentic harbour museum.

Hafenmuseum

Hafenmuseum

Australiastraße (Kopfbau des Schuppens) 50B
22457 Hamburg

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Hamburg Dungeon
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Hamburg Dungeon

100% gruesome entertainment: Get up close to the dark side of the history of the Hanseatic city at the Hamburg Dungeon

Hamburg Dungeon

Hamburg Dungeon

Kehrwieder 2
20457 Hamburg

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Hamburger Rathaus
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Hamburg Town Hall

Unusually ostentatious for Hanseatic taste: The imposing Hamburg Town Hall.

Hamburg Town Hall

Hamburger Rathaus

Rathausmarkt 1
20095 Hamburg

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Internationales Maritimes Museum
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International Maritime Museum

Kaispeicher B in Hamburg's Speicherstadt is home to the world's largest private collection of maritime treasures from 3000 years of shipping and naval history.

International Maritime Museum

Internationales Maritimes Museum

Koreastraße 1 , Kaispeicher B
20457 Hamburg

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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.

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Experience Hamburg completely new - with our Hamburg tours!

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The whole world's port Maritime Hamburg

Desire for the water, harbour flair and large boats? Then you're in the right place so close to the Elbe. No matter whether you take off on your own or want to experience such highlights as the Harbour Birthday or Cruise Days, we tell you when and where you can enjoy Hamburg's maritime flair pure.

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