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Best of Locations Tour

Explore famous locations in Hamburg!

Hamburg is in demand for international and national TV and film productions. The focus is often on well-known sights such as the Michel, the Landungsbrücken or the Reeperbahn. The Best of Locations Tour combines famous locations with lesser known ones and shows you which films were shot where.

Dockland: Kim Basinger's workplace in the film "Um jeden Preis" (At any price)

The striking office building in Hamburg Altona with its view over the northern banks of the Elbe is perfect for filming. In the German-Danish production "Um jeden Preis" Kim Basinger desperately tries to get pregnant and does not hesitate to commit criminal acts. Dockland remains true to its function in this gripping thriller, because Maria (Kim Basinger) has her workplace here.

"Der letzte Lude" celebrates at Angie's Nightclub

Angie's Nightclub is affectionately called the "Grand Dame of Hamburg Nightclubs" by the operators. In keeping with its status, the establishment became the backdrop for the film "Der letzte Lude" in 2003. The comedy tells the story of Andi Ommsen, a would-be pimp (ugs. Lude), who at best is known for his Stullen on the Kiez.

The Landungsbrücken - Versatile location

The St. Pauli Landungsbrücken are a popular location for the german TV series "Großstadtrevier" and "Nottruf Hafenkante". Also scenes for "Der amerikanische Freund", "Target", "Absolute Giganten", "Barfuß", "A most wanted man" and many others were produced here.

The Rickmer Rickmers: The historic sailing ship in the film "The Cut"

The Hamburg director Fatih Akin loves Hamburg and so he uses the sights even in films that are not set in Hamburg. For his film "The Cut" the museum ship Rickmer Rickmers, actually a sailing ship, was transformed into a steamship. In the film it was a Spanish emigrant ship that the leading actor used for the crossing to Cuba.

Alter Elbtunnel

It is not surprising that the Alte Elbtunnel, the famous connection between the Landungsbrücken and Hamburg's south, was the scene of filming. Der Junge" deals with the dramatic story of two families, murder and cover-up. The Alte Elbtunnel was also featured in: The American friend, Target, Absolute Giants, Barefoot, The Boy and Taxi.

Til Schweiger is "barefoot" at Hambug Central Station

In the 2005 film "Barfuss", Nick Keller (Til Schweiger) and the mentally ill Leila (Johanna Wokalek) arrive at Hamburg Central Station. They are on their way to Nick's brother's wedding, but have no train tickets and are thrown off the train. Also for "Honig im Kopf" Til Schweiger shot scenes with Dieter Hallervorden in the prominent Wandelhalle.

James Bond on the globe of the Atlantic Hotel

The "white castle on the Alster" became world famous when James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) climbed the globe of the Atlantic Hotel in "Der Morgen stirbt nie" (The morning never dies) on the exciting escape from a professional killer. The time-honoured Atlantic Kempinski has been awarded the "Five Star Superior Hotel" and has housed the famous German musician Udo Lindenberg for a long time.

Privatbank Brue Frères - "A Most Wanted Man"

In the film, the Brahms Kontor serves as the backdrop for the private bank Brue Frères. The restored rooms of the Kontorhaus reflect the dignified atmosphere of the private bank in the film. Brue (Dafoe), Richter (McAdams), Karpov (Dobrygin) and Dr. Abdullah (Homayoun Ershadi) negotiate Karpov's legacy here. All under the observation of the espionage service, which suspects an intermediary to terrorists behind Abdullah.

Reeperbahn / St. Pauli

Germany's most famous red light and entertainment district still offers the perfect backdrop for criminal activities. Among many other productions as well as regular big city shoots, the episode film "St. Pauli Nacht" with Armin Rohde was filmed here. The many individual stories playing on the Reeperbahn come together in an exciting way at the end...

"Soul Kitchen" - A night of drinking in the Astra Stube

The Astra Stube from Fatih Akin's homage to Hamburg "Soul Kitchen" is located in Hamburg-Altona at the Sternbrücke. In the film, barkeepers Zinos (Adam Bousdoukos) and his waitress Lucia (Anna Bederke) spend the night here, drinking loads of booze until Lucia falls asleep at the bar and has to be carried home by Zinos.

"Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" in Hamburg

"The Captain of Köpenick" is one of the best-known German film classics and was Heinz Rühmann's starring role. He plays the criminal Wilhelm Voigt, who pretends to be Captain of Köpenick and tries to get a passport. For this he occupies the town hall of Köpenick, the former tax office Schlump in Hamburg, with some other soldiers.

Veronica Ferres in the Tierpark Hagenbeck

The popular zoo in the north of Hamburg has already been the setting for several TV and film productions. For example, Veronica Ferres shot scenes for the film„Neger, Neger, Schornsteinfeger“. The film is about the German nurse Bertha Baetz and her semi-liberal son Hans-Jürgen Massaquoi, who have to resist the racism of the Third Reich.

James Bond und Q treffen sich am Hamburger Flughafen

The Hamburg Airport also became a location for the 007 film. James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) wants to borrow a car from Hamburg Airport in "Der Morgen stirbt nie" when Q suddenly stands next to him and suggests another vehicle. In a hangar, Q presents a remote-controlled BMW 750iL with which James Bond later engages in an exciting chase through Hamburg.

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ADockland

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A few years ago, a particularly prominent office building was built at the Fischereihafen with DOCKLAND.

Dockland

Address

Van-der-Smissen-Straße 9
22767 Hamburg

Dockland

Van-der-Smissen-Straße 9
22767 Hamburg

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BAngie's Nightclub

Sophisticated night-life lovers can find a dance floor here that turns the night into day.

Angie's Nightclub

Address

Spielbudenplatz 27
20359 Hamburg

Angie's Nightclub

Spielbudenplatz 27
20359 Hamburg

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CLandungsbrücken

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The floating dock - called the "Landungsbrücken" (landing stages) – is 700 metres long. Harbour tours and the HADAG steamers to Finkenwerder, Oevelgönne and Blankenese leave from this water "station". Impressive luxury cruisers also dock here from time to time.

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Landungsbrücken

Address

Bei den St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken
20359 Hamburg

Landungsbrücken

Bei den St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken
20359 Hamburg

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DMuseum Ship RICKMER RICKMERS

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The museum ship and floating monument Rickmer Rickmers reminds of the times of the great windjammers in Hamburg and is open daily for visitors.

Museum Ship RICKMER RICKMERS

Address

Landungsbrücken Pont 1a
20359 Hamburg

Opening hours
  • Mon10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun10:00 - 18:00

Rickmer Rickmers

Landungsbrücken Pont 1a
20359 Hamburg

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EAlter Elbtunnel

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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

Address

Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 7
20359 Hamburg

Alter Elbtunnel

Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 7
20359 Hamburg

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FCentral station

Hamburger Hauptbahnhof
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Hamburger Hauptbahnhof
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The central station was built as part of the redevelopment of the Hamburg railway system in 1901-1906 as the hub for all railway lines passing through Hamburg.

Central station

Address

Hachmannplatz 16
20099 Hamburg

Hauptbahnhof

Hachmannplatz 16
20099 Hamburg

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GHotel Atlantic Kempinski

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Some describe the Atlantic Hotel as the white castle on the Alster.

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski

Address

An der Alster 72-79
20099

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg

An der Alster 72-79
20099

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HBrahms Kontor

Hamburg’s state-of-the-art modern classic is located directly vis-à-vis the Laeiszhalle. The Brahms Kontor is an example of Expressionist architecture of the 1920s and fascinates with its architectural contrasts.

Brahms Kontor

Address

Johannes-Brahms-Platz 1
20355 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri08:00 - 18:00

Brahms Kontor

Johannes-Brahms-Platz 1
20355 Hamburg

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IReeperbahn

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Not even one kilometre in length, and yet rich in contrast: the Reeperbahn is bright and shrill, vibrant and down-to-earth – and so much more than just “the sinful mile”. A hotspot for live music and famous for its party atmosphere, the legendary entertainment district in the heart of St Pauli is always worth a visit, offering anything from glamorous shows to colourful musicals.

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Reeperbahn

Address

Reeperbahn
20359 Hamburg

Reeperbahn

Reeperbahn
20359 Hamburg

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JEhemaliges Finanzamt am Schlump

Today the building of the former tax Office on Schlump is used by the University of Hamburg, in the 1950s it served as a backdrop for the film "The Captain of Köpenick".

Ehemaliges Finanzamt am Schlump

Address

Beim Schlump 83
20144 Hamburg

Ehemaliges Finanzamt am Schlump

Beim Schlump 83
20144 Hamburg

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KTierpark Hagenbeck

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There are many highlights for young and old in Europe's nicest private zoo: a total of 1850 animals in large open-air spaces, an elephant house, an extensive orang-utan enclosure, the tropical aquarium and the new "Eismeer".

Tierpark Hagenbeck

Address

Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2
22527 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun09:00 - 18:00

Tierpark Hagenbeck

Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2
22527 Hamburg

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LHamburg Airport

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The ultra-modern airport close to the city centre in Hamburg offers quick arrival alternatives and easy access to all national and international destinations.

Hamburg Airport

Address

Flughafenstraße 1
22335 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon05:00 - 23:00
  • Tue05:00 - 23:00
  • Wed05:00 - 23:00
  • Thu05:00 - 23:00
  • Fri05:00 - 23:00
  • Sat05:00 - 23:00
  • Sun05:00 - 23:00

Flughafen Hamburg

Flughafenstraße 1
22335 Hamburg

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