Zum Alten Lotsenhaus
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Zum Alten Lotsenhaus
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Zum Alten Lotsenhaus
© Zum_alten_Lotsenhaus
Zum Alten Lotsenhaus
© Zum_alten_Lotsenhaus

Zum Alten Lotsenhaus

Classic Hamburgish.

The historic fish restaurant Altes Lotsenhaus serves almost exclusively Hamburg specialities. Afterwards you can relax in the beach bar with a view of the Elbe River.

Not only traditional fish dishes of Hamburg, but also a genuine piece of cultural property is offered to visitors of the Altes Lotsenhaus (meaning "old pilot house").

History of the house

The restaurant has existed for over 200 years and was originally a clubhouse for the Pilot Brotherhood, which had set itself the task of voluntarily rescuing unfortunate Elbe pilots. Due to its high popularity as a meeting point, it was then transformed into a restaurant at the beginning of the 19th century. After a renovation the old pilot house shines since then with styleful wood furnishing in new gloss, but the tradition of the good north German kitchen is duly kept.

And now?

Today the Alte Lotsenhaus consists of a large restaurant as well as Dock 13, a cosily furnished beach bar and lounge directly on the Elbe. You can relax here at noon or in the evening on comfortable upholstered seats. The Old Pilot House mainly serves specialities of the Hanseatic city, such as Hamburg panfish with fried fillets of Norwegian salmon and cod in a light white wine Dijon mustard sauce, or the North Sea plaice "Övelgönne" with fresh Büsumer shrimps and crustacean sauce.

Hamburg CARD Discount

Culinary discount

With Hamburg CARD Culinary, Hamburg CARD Culinary Plus, Hamburg CARD Premium or Hamburg CARD Premium Plus

20% discount on food

Please note that you must provide proof of the benefit redemption in the app, before ordering in the restaurant, for the discount to be applied.

Short & Sweet

  • CategoryRestaurant
  • Type of cuisineFish, Meat, German cuisine, Hamburg originals
  • Price€€€
  • Ambiencelight-flooded, elegant, Nordic, stylish, original, maritime, hanseatic
  • ServiceFish dishes

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