Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #6 in Hamburg, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 18 sights
Distance 6.7 km
Ascend 133 m
Descend 153 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: Davidwache

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The Davidwache is a well-known police station in Hamburg, Germany. It is located in the St. Pauli quarter, near Reeperbahn, at the corner of Spielbudenplatz square and Davidstraße. Today, it is the seat of Hamburg Police Department 15. While Davidwache has existed since 1840, the listed brick building was erected by Fritz Schumacher from 1913 to 1914 and opened on 10 December 1914. Sculptor Richard Kuöhl designed the ceramic elements of the station house. In 2004–2005, an extension was added at the back. The building is known from numerous movies and TV series, and it has been called Germany's best-known police station. Paul McCartney and Pete Best once had to spend a night at the Davidwache.

Wikipedia: Davidwache (EN), Website

64 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: St. Pauli Theater

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St. Pauli TheaterAndré-Pierre from Stellenbosch, South Africa / CC BY 2.0

St. Pauli Theater is a theatre in Hamburg, Germany. It opened in 1841 as the Urania Theater and took its present name in 1941.

Wikipedia: St. Pauli Theater (EN), Website

292 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Pulverfass Travestie Cabaret

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The Pulverfass Cabaret is a travesty theatre in Hamburg, Germany. It has been headed by Maximilian Protsch since 2021. It has a capacity of around 200 seats.

Wikipedia: Pulverfass Cabaret (DE), Website

594 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 4: 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

294 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: 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

555 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 6: Fischauktionshalle

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The fish auction hall in Hamburg-Altona was built in 1895/96 in Altona at the newly built fishing port on the Elbe to enable auctioning, trading and shipping of fish landed there. In addition, the building was used for the storage and repair of fishing gear and the distribution of ice. Since its restoration in 1984, the hall has served as a venue for events. The steel girder building, which is infilled with brickwork, has been a listed building since 1984 and testifies to the importance of the fish trade in the formerly competing cities of Hamburg and Altona.

Wikipedia: Fischauktionshalle (Hamburg-Altona) (DE)

1223 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

647 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

234 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: 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 10: 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)

210 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: 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

441 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

346 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 13: 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)

581 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 14: 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

779 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 15: SD WOLTMAN

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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

189 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 16: 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)

60 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 17: 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

70 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 18: 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


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