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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The Chilehaus whose top is reminiscent of a ship's prow was constructed in 1922-1924 for the Hamburg businessman Henry Brarens Sloman according to a design by Fritz Höger, and was named after the country where Sloman traded for three decades.

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UNESCO Heritage Site Speicherstadt

An unmissable attraction in Hamburg: The large harbour tour takes you through the canals of Speicherstadt.

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Within one year, the Mohlenhof was built according to the plans of Rudolf Klophaus, August Schoch and Erich Putlitz.

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Historic. Impressive. Sprinkenhof

Between 1927 and 1943, the Sprinkenhof was constructed in three phases. It was designed according to plans by Hans and Fritz Höger and Oskar Gerson.

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The Montanhof building is particularly impressive due to its jagged offset façade, which resembles an accordion.


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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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Monuments of the past Historical buildings & monuments

Throughout the city you will find numerous historical buildings and also monuments that bear witness to a long past time in Hamburg. Discover the monuments of the past.

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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.

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