Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #2 in Hamburg, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 26 sights
Distance 7.1 km
Ascend 119 m
Descend 141 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: Helmut-Schmidt-Haus

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The Kontorhaus District is the southeastern part of Altstadt, Hamburg, between Steinstraße, Meßberg, Klosterwall and Brandstwiete. The streetscape is characterised by large office buildings in the style of Brick Expressionism of the early 20th century.

Wikipedia: Kontorhaus District (EN)

76 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: Miramar-Haus

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The Miramar House is a historic Kontorhaus in Hamburg, built in the style of Brick Expressionism of the 1920s. It is located in the Hamburg-Altstadt district. The house has been a listed building since 1999. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kontorhaus District.

Wikipedia: Miramar-Haus (EN)

323 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Meßberghof

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Meßberghof Ajepbah / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Meßberghof – until 1938 Ballinhaus – is an office building built between 1922 and 1924 in Hamburg. The listed building is located on the Meßberg between the streets Pumpen and Willy-Brandt-Straße and has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel since 2015.

Wikipedia: Meßberghof (DE)

437 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Deichtorhallen

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The Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany, is one of Europe's largest art centers for contemporary art and photography. The two historical buildings dating from 1911 to 1913 are iconic in style, with their open steel-and-glass structures. Their architecture creates a backdrop for spectacular major international exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Deichtorhallen (EN), Website

389 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 5: Oberhafen-Kantine

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The Oberhafenkantine is a small listed building in Hamburg, Germany, in which a restaurant is operated. The rooms have a clear inclination.

Wikipedia: Oberhafenkantine (DE), Url

313 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Ericusbrücke

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The Ericus Bridge is a former swing bridge built in 1870 in the Hamburg district of HafenCity, which runs along the street Poggenmühle over the Ericusgraben and Brooktorhafen. It thus connects the sub-districts of Brooktorkai/Ericus and Am Lohsepark. It is considered one of the oldest surviving movable bridges in Germany.

Wikipedia: Ericusbrücke (DE)

240 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Dialog im Dunkeln

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Dialog im Dunkeln

Dialogue in the Dark is an awareness raising exhibition and franchise, as well as a social business. In Dialogue in the Dark, blind guides lead visitors in small groups through different settings in absolute darkness. Through this visitors learn how to interact without sight by using their other senses, as well as experience what it is like to be blind. The exhibition is organized as a social franchising company, which offers the exhibition as well as business workshops, and has created jobs for the blind, disabled, and disadvantaged worldwide. The exhibition aims to change mindsets on disability and diversity, and increase tolerance for “otherness”. More than 9 million visitors have gone through an experience in the Dark and thousands of blind guides and facilitators find employment through exhibitions and workshops.

Wikipedia: Dialogue in the Dark (EN), Website, Website

262 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 8: Wasserschloss

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Wasserschloss Original: Dietmar Rabich (Abgeleitetes Werk: Flominator) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The water lock is a historic building in the Hamburg Speicherstadt.

Wikipedia: Wasserschloss (Hamburg) (DE)

150 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: German Customs Museum

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The German Customs Museum is the National Customs Museum about the past and presence of customs. It is located on the site of the former Hamburg customs.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Zollmuseum (DE), Website

294 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: Neuerwegsbrücke

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The Neuerweg Bridge in Hamburg-HafenCity spans the St. Annenfleet in the Speicherstadt.

Wikipedia: Neuerwegsbrücke (DE)

357 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Hauptkirche St. Katharinen

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Sankt Katharinen is one of Hamburg's five main churches. Its tower shaft from the 13th century is considered the oldest upright building in Hamburg that still fulfils its function. It is located opposite the Speicherstadt on the street Bei den Mühren and is considered the church of sailors due to its proximity to the harbour.

Wikipedia: Hauptkirche Sankt Katharinen (Hamburg) (DE), Website

330 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 12: Zollenbrücke

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The Zollenbrücke in Hamburg is a bridge built in 1633 over the former canal of Gröningerstraße. Located on the Nikolaifleet in the old town, it is the oldest surviving bridge in the city area and has been a listed building since 1954.

Wikipedia: Zollenbrücke (DE), Architect

221 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: Kirchenruine St. Nikolai

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The Church of St. Nicholas was a Gothic Revival cathedral that was formerly one of the five Lutheran Hauptkirchen in the city of Hamburg, Germany. The original chapel, a wooden building, was completed in 1195. It was replaced by a brick church in the 14th century, which was eventually destroyed by fire in 1842. The church was completely rebuilt by 1874, and was the tallest building in the world from 1874 to 1876. It was designed by the English architect George Gilbert Scott.

Wikipedia: St. Nicholas Church, Hamburg (EN), Website

298 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 14: Deichstraße

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Deichstraße is the oldest remaining street in the Altstadt of Hamburg, Germany and a popular visitor attraction in the city.

Wikipedia: Deichstraße (EN)

193 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 15: Flüggerhaus

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The Flüggerhaus is an office building built in 1908 in Hamburg-Altstadt. The building is a registered architectural monument. The listed building ensemble on Rödingsmarkt consists of four houses. The restoration is currently underway by Signa Holding. Completion is planned successively for the middle of 2024. In the Flüggerhaus, offices and retail are to be built on around 4000 square meters of usable space, as well as around 2800 square meters in the Rödingsmarkthaus, which was built in 1888. Work spaces are also to be created in the Fleethaus on about 2000 square meters. 19 privately financed two- and three-room rental apartments are planned in the Marschhaus as of 2023.

Wikipedia: Flüggerhaus (DE)

450 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 16: Flussschifferkirche

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The Flussschifferkirche is a Protestant church in Hamburg, Germany, which was built on a Weser barge built in 1906 and decommissioned.

Wikipedia: Flussschifferkirche (DE), Website

205 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: Speicherstadt

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The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany, is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations, oak logs, in this particular case. It is located in the port of Hamburg – within the HafenCity quarter – and was built from 1883 to 1927.

Wikipedia: Speicherstadt (EN)

190 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 18: Miniature Wonderland

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The Miniatur Wunderland is, according to Guinness World Records, the largest model railway system in the world. It is located at the historic Speicherstadt in Hamburg and is one of the most popular and most visited sights in Germany.

Wikipedia: Miniatur Wunderland (EN), Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Website, Youtube

30 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 19: Hamburg Dungeon

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Hamburg Dungeon Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

Built in 2000, the Hamburg Dungeon is a tourist attraction from a chain including the London Dungeon and Berlin Dungeon. It is the first of this brand to be built in mainland Europe. It provides a journey through Hamburg’s dark history in an actor led, interactive experience.

Wikipedia: Hamburg Dungeon (EN), Website

80 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 20: Auf dem Sande

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Auf dem Sande

The Kehrwieder is one of the former islands in the Hamburg city area and belongs to the HafenCity district. Geographically, it lies in the river splitting area of the Lower Elbe and is the northern Grasbrook. In 1532, it was incorporated into the fortified town together with the neighbouring island of Wandrahm.

Wikipedia: Brooksbrücke (DE)

260 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 21: Spicy's Gewürzmuseum

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Spicy's Spice Museum is a private museum founded in 1991 in Hamburg, Germany.

Wikipedia: Spicy’s Gewürzmuseum (DE), Website

57 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 22: Speicherstadtmuseum

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The Speicherstadtmuseum documents the building and usage history of the historic Speicherstadt in Hamburg. It is located in the room - equally ground floor - of the memory block L of 1888, which was built in the style of neo -Gothic according to a design by the Hamburg architect Georg Thielen and which still has the originals of recessed skeletal construction made of blacksmiths in the part used by the Speicherstadtmuseum. The museum is conveniently located on the Sandtorkai 36 in the neighborhood of HafenCity, the Miniature Miniatur Wunderland model railway line, the Hamburg Dungeon and the Spice Museum and can best be reached via the subway line 3.

Wikipedia: Speicherstadtmuseum (DE), Website

472 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 23: Elbe Philharmonic Hall

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The Elbphilharmonie, popularly nicknamed Elphi, is a concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany, on the Grasbrook peninsula of the Elbe River.

Wikipedia: Elbphilharmonie (EN), Website

686 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 24: Elbhof

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The Elbhof office building, Steinhöft 9, near the Baumwall in Hamburg's Neustadt district, was built between 1904 and 1905 according to plans by the architect Walter Martens for AEG.

Wikipedia: Elbhof (DE)

340 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 25: Sir William Lindley

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Sir William Lindley

William Lindley, was an English engineer who together with his sons designed water and sewerage systems for over 30 cities across Europe.

Wikipedia: William Lindley (EN)

411 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 26: Cap San Diego

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MS Cap San Diego is a general cargo ship, situated as a museum ship in Hamburg, Germany. Notable for her elegant silhouette, she was the last of a series of six ships known as the White Swans of the South Atlantic, and marked the apex of German-built general cargo ships before the advent of the container ship and the decline of Germany's heavy industry.

Wikipedia: Cap San Diego (EN), Website


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