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Kontorhaus District

The Kontorhaus district, which arose in the 1920s and 1930s, is one of Hamburg’s architectural highlights.

These blocks of houses, some of which feature intricately ornamented brick façades, stand for the era of Brick Expressionism, while buildings like the Meßberghof represent the epoch of New Objectivity.

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT Alt- & Neustadt

The historic core of the Altstadt (German for Old Town) district is shaped by traditional buildings such as the Hamburg city hall and the chamber of commerce, the alleyways and bridges which stretch out all the way to the HafenCity district. In the Neustadt district district between Laeiszhalle and Jungfernstieg with elegant promenades, fashion stores and gallery owners – overlooking the Alster.

Alt- & Neustadt

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Outstanding German civil engineering 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.

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German Customs Museum

The old customs office of Kornhausbrücke houses the history of customs from ancient times to the present day: Come and marvel at the smugglers' hide-outs, uniforms and even a disused customs cruiser and much more...

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Gain an insight into the dark side of Hamburg's city history Hamburg Dungeon

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

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