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Hamburg art gallery
The Kunsthalle is located directly on the Alster and consists of three distinctive buildings: the old building, the new building and the Galerie der Gegenwart. On a tour, visitors experience eight centuries of art history and can marvel at over 700 works. The museum was modernized as recently as 2016.

Miniature Wonderland

Miniature Wonderland
There is one thing you definitely can't miss on a trip to Hamburg: The Miniatur Wunderland. Located near the Elbe in the Speicherstadt, this exhibition envelops its visitors in wonder. It is the largest model railroad in the world and enchants both young and old. Immerse yourself in this magical ...

Museum of Hamburg History

Museum of Hamburg History
The Museum of Hamburg History was built in 1922 by the Hamburg architect Fritz Schumacher and is located in the Neustadt on Holstenwall. It has the largest collection of urban history in Germany and shows an overview from the year 800 to the present time. Visitors learn how the Hammaburg mission fort ...

International Maritime Museum Hamburg

International Maritime Museum Hamburg
The International Maritime Museum Hamburg welcomes its visitors in the middle of the UNESCO-protected Speicherstadt warehouse district in Kaiserspeicher B. Here, 3000 years of maritime history are brought to life on nine themed decks, ranging from dugout canoes to today's container giants. The core of the exciting exhibition is formed by ...

Deichtorhallen

Deichtorhallen
The Deichtorhallen in Hamburg present contemporary art and photography. They provide space for temporary exhibitions of contemporary art and house the Gundlach and Falckenberg collections. The showroom spans three locations. The Hall of Contemporary Art and the neighboring House of Photography are located in the Old Town. The Falckenberg collection ...

Museum am Rothenbaum MARKK

Museum am Rothenbaum MARKK
The Museum am Rothenbaum für Kulturen und Künste der Welt (MARKK for short) has only borne this name since 2018; previously it was simply called the "Museum für Völkerkunde der Stadt Hamburg". As early as 1842, the free, cosmopolitan and trading city afforded itself an "ethnographic collection" in ...

Altona Museum

Altona Museum
The Altona Museum, founded in 1863, shows exhibitions on the history of art and cultural development in northern Germany.

Memorial St. Nicholas

Memorial St. Nicholas
Directly in Hamburg's old town is the former main church of St. Nikolai, destroyed by air raids during World War 2. As Hamburg's central memorial to the victims of the Nazi regime, the memorial is considered one of Hamburg's most important sights and attracts many tourists and visitors to the city ...

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
The Elbphilharmonie may be the youngest, but it is without question one of Hamburg's most popular and visually appealing sights. Designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, the Hamburg concert hall has been strikingly combining tradition and modernity since 2016. Meanwhile, the 110-meter-high building on the right bank of the Norderelbe ...

port of Hamburg

port of Hamburg
The port in Hamburg played a key role in the development of the city many years ago and is of great importance to it today. In addition, the port is one of the most popular attractions in Hamburg. You can see here: the largest warehouse for carpets, offices of major ...

Hamburg fish market

Hamburg fish market
Hamburg's fish market in Altona-Altstadt is one of the metropolis' biggest tourist attractions and also attracts many locals. Every Sunday morning it opens its doors for a few hours, in the summer months it attracts up to 70,000 people. Visitors come across numerous market stalls selling fresh fish, sausages, vegetables and ...

St. Pauli Landing Bridges

St. Pauli Landing Bridges
The Landungsbrücken in Hamburg are a 700 meter long pier for ferries and harbor tours. Originally, they were built to store coal. The first landing stages of the Landungsbrücken were built as early as 1839 and were intended to place any coal fires far enough out of the city so ...

Planten un Blomen

Planten un Blomen
Planten un Blomen (Low German for "plants and flowers") is Hamburg's green lung in the middle of the city. The 47-hectare park was built as early as 1821 and the very first plane tree planted at the Dammtor entrance still welcomes visitors today.

Hamburg's Speicherstadt

Hamburg's Speicherstadt
In the new HafenCity district in central Hamburg, Hamburg's Speicherstadt warehouse district is a highlight of Hamburg architecture. The entire imposing complex, built between 1883 and 1927, is a listed building and, together with the Kontorhaus district including the Chilehaus, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The striking brick buildings as a ...

Alster

Alster
The Hamburg Alster is a 56 km long tributary of the Elbe. Its best known, most striking part is the Alstersee directly in Hamburg.

Hagenbeck Zoo

Hagenbeck Zoo
The Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg is one of the best known and most popular zoos in Germany. On the 25-hectare site, almost 2,000 animals in more than 200 species can be seen in a wide variety of faithfully designed habitats. Every year, more than one million visitors embark on an animal journey ...

Hamburg City Hall

Hamburg City Hall
Built at the end of the 19th century in the immediate vicinity of the Alster, Hamburg City Hall is probably the most representative large building in the city area of the Free and Hanseatic City. As the seat of both the government of the city state, known in Hamburg as ...

Hamburg Michel

Hamburg Michel
The main church St. Michaelis, better known as Hamburg Michel, is one of the most famous and traditional landmarks of the Hanseatic city. The church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church on the English Plank is considered one of the most magnificent Baroque churches in northern Germany and was rebuilt several ...

Guide to Hamburg

Hamburg

Hamburg
Tourist magnet among the churches in Hamburg is the famous Hamburg Michel, the main church of St. Michaelis in the New Town. A striking landmark of Blankenese is the Blankenese Church, also known as the Church at the Market. Unusual and quaint as a houseboat presents the riverboat church in ...

The proximity to the sea can be felt everywhere in the northern German port and trading city of Hamburg - whether along the numerous waterways, whose height is even influenced by the tides, in the brick-dominated Speicherstadt, at the fish market with its market criers or at the extensive harbor.

Everywhere there is a hint of salt in the air, spiced with a pinch of wanderlust. At the same time, the city is surprisingly green and offers the deep blue Alster, a reservoir surrounded by cafés in the middle of the city center. The pearl on the Elbe is also architecturally not stingy with sights. One of the most famous landmarks of Hamburg is the main church St. Michaelis from the 18th century.

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