© ThisIsJulia Photography
Hamburg's historic streets

Stroll through Hamburg's historic alleys!

Hamburg's streets and alleys are full of history! We show you 8 historic streets in Hamburg that you not miss.

1.Cremon

historische-strassen_cremon_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-7
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_cremon_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-3
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_cremon_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-5
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_cremon_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-4
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_cremon_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-1
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_cremon_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-6
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_cremon_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-2
© ThisIsJulia Photography

The Cremon in Hamburg's Old Town is part of the city's history as well as the street that gives its name to Cremon Island. In the past it was home to warehouses and residential buildings on the canal front and the street front, so that trade goods could be transported both by water and land. 

The meaning of Cremon is unclear today, but it may go back to a local inhabitant or to a street layout reminiscent of a crescent moon. The first documented mention of the road was in 1251. Cremon Island naturally includes Cremon, Katharinenstraße and Katharinenfleet, Steckelhörn and Bei den Mühren.

Show moreShow less

Cremon

  • Address Cremon 33-36
    20457 Hamburg

Cremon

Cremon 33-36
20457 Hamburg

More

2.Bäckerbreitergang

historische-strassen_baeckerbreitergang_c-thisisjulia-photography-3
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_baeckerbreitergang_c-thisisjulia-photography-2
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_baeckerbreitergang_c-thisisjulia-photography-4
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_baeckerbreitergang_c-thisisjulia-photography-5
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_baeckerbreitergang_c-thisisjulia-photography-1
© ThisIsJulia Photography

Numbers 49 to 58 of the Bäckerbreitergang form a closed series of simple, restored half-timbered houses from the 18th to 19th centuries and are characteristic of this residential quarter. 

The houses are reminiscent of life in the 17th century. At that time, the half-timbered houses were built residences for the lower classes; today they are among the last preserved examples of this type of dwelling, also known as corridor quarters due to the narrow buildings. The apartments could often only be reached through narrow corridors between the half-timbered houses or through backyards. The pavement of the street gives an idea of how narrow the corridors really were.

Show moreShow less

Bäckerbreitergang

  • Address Bäckerbreitgang 49-58
    20355 Hamburg

Bäckerbreitgang

Bäckerbreitgang 49-58
20355 Hamburg

More

3.Deichstraße

historische-strassen_deichstrasse-details_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-2
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_deichstrasse-nikolaifleet_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-1
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_deichstrasse_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-4
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_deichstrasse_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-3
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_deichstrasse_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-2
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_deichstrasse-details_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-3
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_deichstrasse-nikolaifleet_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-4
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_deichstrasse-nikolaifleet_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-3
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_deichstrasse-nikolaifleet_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-6
© ThisIsJulia Photography

The office and residential buildings om the Deichstraße were being constructed in the 17th century. Today, this old merchant street is home to numerous excellent restaurants and pubs. The Deichstraße with its restaurants and boutiques radiates typical Hanseatic flair and is only a few steps away from the town hall market, right next to the historic Speicherstadt. The houses on Deichstraße date from the early 18th century and are located directly on Nikolaifleet.

Show moreShow less

Deichstraße

  • Address Deichstraße 32
    20459 Hamburg

Deichstraße

Deichstraße 32
20459 Hamburg

More

4.Peterstraße

historische-strassen_peterstrasse-aussen_c-thisisjulia-photography-2
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_peterstrasse-aussen_c-thisisjulia-photography-1
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_peterstrasse-aussen_c-thisisjulia-photography-4
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_peterstrasse-aussen_c-thisisjulia-photography-6
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_peterstrasse-innenhof_c-thisisjulia-photography-2
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_peterstrasse-aussen_c-thisisjulia-photography-3
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_peterstrasse-innenhof_c-thisisjulia-photography-5
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_peterstrasse-innenhof_c-thisisjulia-photography-4
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historische-strassen_peterstrasse-innenhof_c-thisisjulia-photography-3
© ThisIsJulia Photography

The old Hamburg town houses of the Peterstraße/Neanderstraße/Hütten housing area have been reconstructed with great attention to detail and are well worth a visit. Particularly noteworthy is the originally preserved and restored baroque Beylingstift from the 18th century (numbers 35 to 39) with the Johannes-Brahms-Museum and the Telemann-Museum, which is popular with music lovers from all over the world. Peterstraße has even served as a backdrop for feature films and commercials.

 

Show moreShow less

Peterstraße

  • Address Peterstraße
    20355 Hamburg

Peterstraße

Peterstraße
20355 Hamburg

More

5.Reimerstwiete

historischestrassen_reimerstwiete_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-6
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historischestrassen_reimerstwiete_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-5
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historischestrassen_reimerstwiete_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-3
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historischestrassen_reimerstwiete_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-1
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historischestrassen_reimerstwiete_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-2
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historischestrassen_reimerstwiete_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-4
© ThisIsJulia Photography

The smaller, restored half-timbered warehouses of Reimers-Twiete No. 17 to 21 from the second half of the 18th century stand in a street whose form is characteristic of many old residential quarters: they connect two main streets of the "Cremon" island, which has been inhabited since the 13th century. The street, which is closed to cars, houses numerous residential buildings, mostly made of red brick, but also numerous high half-timbered houses, which bring Hamburg's past to life.

Show moreShow less

Reimerstwiete

  • Address Reimers-Twiete
    20457 Hamburg

Reimers-Twiete

Reimers-Twiete
20457 Hamburg

More

6.Hermann-Maul-Straße

historischestrassen_hermannmaulstrasse_harburg_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-1
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historischestrassen_hermannmaulstrasse_harburg_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-2
© ThisIsJulia Photography

In the middle of Harburg lies Hermann-Maul-Straße, home of the oldest school building in Harburg. Until 1876, the building functioned as a city and Latin school.

 

Hermann-Maul-Straße

  • Address Hermann-Maul-Straße
    21073 Hamburg

Hermann-Maul-Straße

Hermann-Maul-Straße
21073 Hamburg

More

7.Lämmertwiete

historischestrassen_laemmertwiete_detail_harburg_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-3
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historischestrassen_laemmertwiete_detail_harburg_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-2
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historischestrassen_laemmertwiete_detail_harburg_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-1
© ThisIsJulia Photography
historischestrassen_laemmertwiete_detail_harburg_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography-4
© ThisIsJulia Photography

The small rustic lane "Lämmertwiete" with its cobblestone pavement was built in 1650 and has witnessed much history. The last almost completely preserved half-timbered houses of Harburg, which attract numerous visitors, extend along this road. It is particularly cosy to sit in one of the numerous restaurants and let the charm work its magic on you. On the street's barely 5 metres in length, there are various restaurants, bars and bistros. This is where Harburg meets for a cosy meal or to start the night with beer and cocktails. In summer the Lämmertwiete is filled with numerous guests and night owls. Here you can drink, laugh and chat - sometimes until the early hours of the morning.

Show moreShow less

Lämmertwiete

  • Address Lämmerswiete
    21073 Hamburg

Lämmerswiete

Lämmerswiete
21073 Hamburg

More

8.Neue Straße

historischestrassen_neue-strasse_harburg_c-2018-thisisjulia-photography
© ThisIsJulia Photography

Meanwhile the "Neue Straße" in Hamburg-Harburg is anything but new; it is the home of some of the oldest houses in Harburg. The Dreifaltigkeitskirche, built between 1650 and 1652, can also be found here. The church was heavily damaged during the war and only the west wall of the original building is still standing; the rest was rebuilt.

 

Show moreShow less

Neue Straße

  • Address Neue Straße
    21073 Hamburg

Neue Straße

Neue Straße
21073 Hamburg

More

BOOK NOW Experience historic Hamburg!

including UNESCO World Heritage Site
Maritime Cultural Heritage
© Escape Filmproduktion

Maritime Cultural Heritage

  • overnight stay in a Hotel, with breakfast
  • guided tour Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
Maritime Cultural Heritage
To offer
From 131.00

More Hamburg
Experience & Save

Free travel by bus, train & harbour ferries,
up to 50% discount on over 150 activities,
attractions and restaurants.

More Hamburg
Info & Booking
from 10,50*

Free travel

Free travel everywhere by bus, train & harbour ferries

Many discounts

Up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist attractions

Buy now

Online, tourist info, hotel or ticket machine

BOOK NOW Our travel offers to Hamburg

Bahnhit
© Andreas Vallbracht

Train special Our Bestseller

  • overnight stay in hotel, with breakfast
  • Return journey by ICE (1st or 2nd class coaches, as booked)
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
Train special
To offer
From 185.00
Buzzing City by the Water
© Andreas Vallbracht

Buzzing City by the Water Discoverer Experience

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour on a red double-decker
  • 1-hour harbour tour on the Elbe
Buzzing City by the Water
To offer
From 128.00
Hamburg Reisen 3 for 2
© www.mediaserver.hamburg.de / Christian Spahrbier

Stay 3 nights - pay only 2 Special Price - 1 night for free

  • overnight stay in a hotel
  • with breakfast
  • Hamburg CARD - ticket worth € 26,50
Stay 3 nights - pay only 2
To offer
From 90.00

THIS COULD ALSO INTEREST YOU Further Recommendations

© ThisIsJulia Photography

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.

Maritime Hamburg
© Geheimtipp Hamburg

Art & Exhibitions

From ancient to futuristic, from abstract to modern, art in Hamburg does not only celebrate the past, but draws international exhibits at all times.

Art & Exhibitions
© Ingo Bölter

"Moin" & Welcome Hamburg Ahoi

Welcome to the Hansa City - or as we say, "MOIN!" - Discover our favourite restaurants & cafés and find out about many events and insider tips for your visit to the city on the Elbe.

Hamburg Ahoi

FOLLOW US! @hamburgahoi

Languages

Google translator for other languages

Please note that this is an automatic translation.
For better information, you can always switch to the German or English version

Add to watchlist
Bookmark