hamburg

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The Elbe River, lakes and canals, the historic Town Hall, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus, the nightlife on the famous Reeperbahn and the traditional Hamburg fish market shape the image of Hamburg, Germany’s green city on the waterfront. The HafenCity offers modern architecture and the new landmark, the concert hall Elphilharmonie. In Hamburg — Germany's second biggest city — prestige, elegance and creativity are combined to create an edgy, modern vibe.

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Hamburg City Hall

Unusually lavish for Hanseatic taste: built in 1886–1897, the splendid sandstone edifice in Neo-Renaissance style dominates the city centre. Hamburg town hall is the seat of the city’s Senate (state government) and Bürgerschaft (parliament). The building has more rooms than Buckingham Palace — 647 rooms in total. The town hall can only be viewed on guided tours. Also worth seeing is the fountain of Hamburg’s patron goddess Harmonia in the town hall’s courtyard.

Deichtorhallen

For contemporary art and photography head over to Deichtorhallen which is located in two former market halls. They were built between year 1911 and 1914. With a size of 5,600 square meters, this is the biggest art space in Europe.

Speicherstadt (Historic Warehouse Complex)

Over a century old, the Speicherstadt in the port is the world’s largest integrated complex of warehouses. Here, guests to Hamburg find an idyllic scenery of redbrick Gothic architecture from the Wilhelmine era with bizarre little gables and towers. Valuable goods are stored at controlled temperatures behind their massive walls: coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, tobacco — and the world’s largest stock of Oriental carpets. Since 2015 the Speicherstadt, the Chilehaus and the Kontorhausviertel belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.If you're short on time or want to give your feel some rest after exploring the city, take a one-hour evening boat tour. Speicherstadt looks especially magical at sunset.

Hamburger Dom

Hamburger Dom is the biggest public festival in the north of Germany and takes place three times a year. Experience nostalgic carousels and high-tech rides, accompanied with a good variety of tasty food and drinks.The festival takes place annually in springtime between March and April, summertime between July and August and wintertime between November and December.