Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #12 in Hamburg, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 26 sights
Distance 12.3 km
Ascend 228 m
Descend 209 m

Experience Hamburg in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in HamburgIndividual Sights in Hamburg

Sight 1: Elbe 3

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The lightship Elbe 3 was built in 1888 as the lightship Weser at the shipyard of Johann Lange in Vegesack. The first assignment was on the Weser position from 1889. In 1936, the ship received a four-stroke marine diesel engine. Instead of the middle mast, the ship therefore has a chimney. From 1954 to 1955 and 1956 to 1966 the ship was in service at position Bremen, and from 1966 to 1977 at position Elbe 3. The beacon consisted of three electrically operated individual fires. The decommissioning was on 23 May 1977 in Cuxhaven.

Wikipedia: Elbe 3 (Schiff, 1888) (DE), Website

70 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Dampfeisbrecher Stettin

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Stettin is a steam icebreaker built by the shipyard Stettiner Oderwerke in 1933. She was ordered by the Chamber of Commerce of Stettin. The economy of the city of Stettin strongly depended on the free access of ships to and from the Baltic Sea. Therefore, icebreakers were used to keep the shipping channels free from ice during the winter.

Wikipedia: SS Stettin (1933) (EN), Website

60 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Alter Leuchtturm Pagensand-Süd

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The Old Lighthouse Pagensand-South is a small lighthouse that stood on the southern tip of Pagensand from 1934 to 2015. Since 21 November 2015, it has been erected as a technical monument in Hamburg's Oevelgönne Museum Harbour.

Wikipedia: Alter Leuchtturm Pagensand-Süd (DE)

189 meters / 2 minutes


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The steam tractor Woltman built in 1904 is one of the few still preserved sea of ​​sea with steam drive and a coal -fired boiler.

Wikipedia: Woltman (Schiff) (DE), Website

779 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 5: Altonaer Kaispeicher

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Altonaer KaispeicherUser:Wmeinhart - Wolfgang Meinhart, Hamburg / GFDL 1.2

In 1924, the Altona Kaispeicher was built according to a design by Gustav Oelsner. The Kaispeicher is located in the part of the Große Elbstraße facing Neumühlen. It is one of Hamburg's cultural monuments. In 2009, modernization measures were carried out on it. In the 21st century, the warehouse is used for events of various kinds.

Wikipedia: Altonaer Kaispeicher (DE), Website

581 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Heine-Park

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Heine-Park is a park in the Hamburg district of Ottensen and is located on the northern bank of the Elbe River.

Wikipedia: Heine-Park (DE)

346 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Elbbergbrücke

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The Elbberg Bridge is a road bridge in Hamburg, Germany. It crossed the tracks of the Altona Harbour Railway in the Altona-Altstadt district.

Wikipedia: Elbbergbrücke (DE)

441 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Christianskirche

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The Christianskirche in the Hamburg district of Ottensen is a Baroque building from 1738; the congregation belongs to the church district of Hamburg-West/Südholstein of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. Since 1803, the grave of the poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock has been located in the churchyard, which is why the Palmaille-Elbchaussee street running south past it over a length of about 270 m was given the name Klopstockstraße in 1846 and the name Klopstockkirche has now become common for the church.

Wikipedia: Christianskirche (Ottensen) (DE), Website

314 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Altonaer Theater

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Altonaer Theater Selbst / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Altonaer Theater is a theater in Hamburg, Germany. The private theater adapts literary works for the stagbe, from classics and international bestsellers to young German literature and more. Past productions include Anna Karenina, Steppenwolf, Measuring the World, and The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. It presents its own productions, guest performances, and special events. Axel Schneider has been the theater manager since 1995.

Wikipedia: Altonaer Theater (EN), Website, Url

167 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Altonaer Museum

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Altonaer Museum is an art museum in the suburb of Altona in Hamburg, Germany. The museum association was established in 1863, when Altona was still part of Denmark. The museum has a collection of over 300 000 objects connected to the cultural history of Northern Germany.

Wikipedia: Altonaer Museum (EN)

14 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 11: Schellfischtunnel

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SchellfischtunnelFlo Beck in der Wikipedia auf Deutsch (Originaltext: Flo Beck) / CC BY-SA 2.0 de

The Altona Harbour Railway Tunnel is a disused, 961 m long railway tunnel in Hamburg-Altona. It connected the easternmost track at Hamburg-Altona station with the tracks of the former Altona Harbour Railway and the Altona Fishing Harbour Railway below the Geest slope on the Elbe. It was reopened for viewings.

Wikipedia: Schellfischtunnel (DE)

188 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 12: Gedenkstein an die Abschiebung von 800 Juden

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Hamburg's memorials to the victims of National Socialism include a large number of monuments, memorials, facilities, plaque programmes and institutional facilities that commemorate the victims of National Socialism and the destruction of the war. In their entirety, they can be understood as "city memory" for the period from 1933 to 1945. Since the collapse of National Socialist rule, more than 150 memorials have been established in Hamburg. The first was inaugurated during a memorial event at the Ohlsdorf cemetery at the end of October/beginning of November 1945, it was the urn of the unknown concentration from the Auschwitz extermination camp. 15,000 people took part in the funeral service. This first urn became part of the Memorial to the Victims of National Socialist Persecution in 1949, a stele with 105 vessels containing the ashes of victims and soil from 25 concentration camps.

Wikipedia: Hamburger_Gedenkstätten_für_die_Opfer_des_Nationalsozialismus (DE)

145 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Stuhlmannbrunnen

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Stuhlmannbrunnen Paul Türpe (1859–1944), photo by Staro1 at de.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Stuhlmannbrunnen is a fountain in Altona, Hamburg, Germany. It was inaugurated on pentecoast of 1900. It is located on the Platz der Republik in Altona.

Wikipedia: Stuhlmannbrunnen (EN)

253 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: Black Form

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Black Form – Dedicated to the Missing Jews is a sculpture created in 1987 by the American artist Sol LeWitt, which has been installed since 1989 as a memorial to the destroyed Jewish community of Altona on the Platz der Republik in front of the Altona Town Hall.

Wikipedia: Black Form – Dedicated to the Missing Jews (DE)

117 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 15: Kaiser Wilhelm I

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The Kaiser Wilhelm Monument in Hamburg is an equestrian statue in honor of Kaiser Wilhelm I. The statue with four allegorical figures, created by Johannes Schilling, was erected on the Rathausmarkt in 1903, but has been in the ramparts at the level of the Justice Forum since 1930.

Wikipedia: Kaiser-Wilhelm-I.-Denkmal (Hamburg) (DE)

460 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 16: Altonaer Balkon

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The Altonaer Balkon is located in Hamburg's Altona-Altstadt district in the Altona district. The green space is part of a series of Elbe parks that are located high above the Elbe on the approximately 27-metre-high geest slope and which line up like a chain in a westerly direction, starting on the Promenade Bei der Erholungs in the St. Pauli district.

Wikipedia: Altonaer Balkon (DE)

1276 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 17: Hauptkirche St. Trinitatis

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Hauptkirche St. Trinitatis Selbst / CC BY-SA 3.0

The main Protestant church of St. Trinitatis was built in the years 1742–1743 in the Baroque style of the time in the Holstein town of Altona, which was incorporated into Hamburg in 1938. After being destroyed in the war, the building was restored in the 1960s and was given a modern interior.

Wikipedia: St. Trinitatis (Altona) (DE), Url

294 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 18: Jüdischer Friedhof Altona

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The Jewish Cemetery Altona, also known as the Jewish Cemetery Königstraße or, referring to the Sephardic part of the cemetery, the Portuguese Cemetery on Königstraße, was established in 1611 and closed in 1877. It is considered one of the most important Jewish burial grounds in the world because of its size of 1.9 hectares, its age and the large number of preserved gravestones.

Wikipedia: Jüdischer Friedhof Altona (DE), Website

1210 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 19: Wohlers Park

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The Norderreihe cemetery, or Wohlers Park because of its location on Wohlers Allee, is a former cemetery in Altona-Altstadt. It was inaugurated in 1831, and the last burial took place in 1945. It has been a listed building since 1979 and was also designated as a public park of about 4.6 hectares.

Wikipedia: Friedhof Norderreihe (DE)

1854 meters / 22 minutes

Sight 20: Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht

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Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht

The Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht is the Higher Regional Court (OLG) of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany, and thus part of the Hamburg ordinary jurisdiction. It is located at the square of Sievekingplatz in the St. Pauli quarter. The square is named after the first president of the OLG, Ernst Friedrich Sieveking.

Wikipedia: Hanseatisches Oberlandesgericht (EN)

870 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 21: Alter Botanischer Garten

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The Alter Botanischer Garten Hamburg, sometimes also known as the Schaugewächshaus or the Tropengewächshäuser, is a botanical garden now consisting primarily of greenhouses in the Planten un Blomen park of Hamburg, Germany. Alter Botanischer Garten is located on the Hamburg Wallring at Stephansplatz and is open daily without charge.

Wikipedia: Alter Botanischer Garten Hamburg (EN)

292 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 22: Gedenkort für Deserteure und andere Opfer der NS-Militärjustiz

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The “memorial for deserters and other victims of the Nazi military justice” is located at Dammtordamm in Hamburg in the neighborhood of two older monuments, which also address war and victims of war. The 227 known victims of the Wehrmacht justice of the Second World War in Hamburg are particularly appreciated.

Wikipedia: Deserteurdenkmal (Hamburg) (DE)

164 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 23: Mahnmal gegen den Krieg

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Mahnmal gegen den Krieg

Dammtor is a zone (Ort) of the German city of Hamburg, situated between the quarters of Rotherbaum and Neustadt.

Wikipedia: Dammtor (EN)

570 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 24: Emporio-Haus

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Emporio is a 98 m high-rise office building in the Neustadt of Hamburg. Originally built in 1964 as headquarters of Deutsche Unilever, when Unilever moved its headquarters to HafenCity in 2009, the tower was sold, renamed, extensively renovated and since marketed to multiple parties.

Wikipedia: Emporio (Hamburg) (EN)

172 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 25: Laeiszhalle Musikhalle Hamburg

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The Laeiszhalle, formerly Musikhalle Hamburg, is a concert hall in the Neustadt of Hamburg, Germany and home to the Hamburger Symphoniker and the Philharmoniker Hamburg. The hall is named after the German shipowning company F. Laeisz, founder of the concert venue. The Baroque Revival Laeiszhalle was planned by the architect Martin Haller and inaugurated at its location on the Hamburg Wallring on 4 June 1908. At that time, the Musikhalle was Germany's largest and most modern concert hall.

Wikipedia: Laeiszhalle (EN), Website

1427 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 26: Wappen FC St. Pauli

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Fußball-Club St. Pauli von 1910 e.V., commonly known as simply FC St. Pauli, is a German professional football club based in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg. The team currently competes in the 2. Bundesliga, but will compete in the Bundesliga in 2024–25 season following promotion.

Wikipedia: FC St. Pauli (EN), Website


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