“Hamburg my pearl, you wonderful city”
The famous hymn by the German musician Lotto King Karl dedicated to this home town already says it all.
Set off on a treasure hunt and come across the traditional and modern on the Alster and Elbe. Put together your personal city tour with the help of our list.
OUR HAMBURG HIGHLIGHT TIPS:
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Kesselhaus at Hafencity (former industrial site)
Here you find impressive documentation about the largest inner city urban development project in Europe. Free tours are also offered there on different topics.
The Elbe Philharmonic Pavilion
Listen to audio samples of concerts. The Cube is situated on Hafencity’s Magellan Terraces. The 1:10 scale model already reveals the great concert hall today.
Probably the largest balcony on the Geesthang in Altona (Palmaille) offers a picture-perfect panoramic view over the container port and Köhlbrandbrücke bridge plus shipping traffic. With the chance that a cruise liner like the Queen Mary will cross the scenery.
Hamburg from above
Climb the 453 steps of St. Michael’s Church ("Michel”), one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in northern Germany and be rewarded with a magical view over the Hanseatic city.