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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Hamburg's maritime cultural heritage

In 2015, the ensemble "Speicherstadt und Kontorhausviertel with Chilehaus" was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. This makes it one of the 1200 "masterpieces of human creativity of universal value" worldwide. Don't miss the impressive architecture and history of the buildings and quarters. Explore the numerous corners of the Speicherstadt during a walking tour or take a canal trip to see its architecture from the water.

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DISCOVER THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES Our World Heritage Sites

Historische Fleetfahrt
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Historical Fleet Tour

  • Historical boat ride
  • Origins of the international port
  • Modern harbour launch

Historical Fleet Tour
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From 12.00€*
Historische Fleetfahrt
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Hamburg harbour – past and present: discover the history of one of Europe's largest ports. Climb aboard a modern harbour launch and explore the origins of this fascinating international port. Visit the canals in the city centre, sail through two locks to the oldest bridges, the town hall, the historical warehouse district and parts of the harbour.

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Weltkulturerbe
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Hamburg has been awarded for this outstanding ensemble of historic buildings which can be experienced as an urban space for the first time since the abolition of the Hamburg Freeport. We discover the heart of the Speicherstadt with its impressive brick facades and dikes, we cross bridges and reach the Chilehaus, the Sprinkenhof and the Messberghof. Both districts share historic stories about office clerks, money counting tables, paternoster as well as outstanding architecture.

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TIME FOR REFRESHMENTS? Nearby restaurants

VLET in der Speicherstadt
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VLET

The VLET restaurant is a true paradise for gourmets. In line with its location in the modern Hafencity, excellent modern north German cuisine is served here.

VLET
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Wandrahm

Located directly on the water, the Restaurant Wandrahm in Hamburg offers high-quality food in an exclusive atmosphere.

Wandrahm
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Weinrestaurant Schoppenhauer

Wine and dine in the rustic eatery, housed in a historic timbered house right opposite Hamburg's Speicherstadt with tasty meals, choice wines or a glass of beer.

Weinrestaurant Schoppenhauer

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Maritime Cultural Heritage
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Maritime Cultural Heritage Culture Travel

  • overnight stay in a Hotel, with breakfast
  • guided tour Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 27.50€
Maritime Cultural Heritage
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From 115.10
Package: Buzzing City by the Water
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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
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From 127.10
Hamburg Reisen
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Just Discover Hamburg Hamburg Pur

  • overnight stay in a hotel
  • with breakfast
  • Hamburg CARD - ticket worth 27.50€
Just Discover Hamburg
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From 36.00

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Historical Hamburg

Hamburg is marked by its historical heritage: the most famous buildings are the Chilehaus and the Kontorhäuser on Burchardplatz, but the Sprinkenhof, Mohlenhof and Meßberghof are also popular tourist destinations. But the Old Elbe Tunnel remains undisputed. Discover historical Hamburg now!

Historical Hamburg
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Kontorhausviertel & Environs

The impressive Kontorhausviertel with Chilehaus were built in the style of brick expressionism and have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015.

Kontorhausviertel & Environs
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You should have seen this in Hamburg Sights in Hamburg

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.

Sights in Hamburg

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