Top Sights in Hamburg

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No question, Hamburg is rich in sights: anyone coming to Hamburg for the first time will not miss the City Hall, Elbphilharmonie and the Landungsbrücken. Many top sights are on the way when we are on a “greet” (a free tour) with guests, and of course we like to look at the most beautiful places and objects together.

Hamburger Rathaus mit Alster

City Centre

Hamburg’s city center: not only did everything start here, e.g. with the Hammaburg in the 9th century, this is still our center today, from the Alster and the City Hall over to the Hafencity.

Hamburg Greeter - Landungsbrücken (Landing Bridges)


Hamburg and the port – they belong together. Maritime flair can be found in the old harbor, e.g. in the Nikolaifleet and at the Landungsbrücken, as well as in the container bridges of today.

Övelgönne Beach -  Foto: Armin Schmolinske

And more

Indeed: in summer, Hamburgers lie on the Elbe beach in Övelgönne or Blankenese. Or they enjoy the city park and planetarium. In the evening, you can also meet some of them on the Reeperbahn.

Our favorite sights

Hafencity / Elbphilharmonie  - Foto: Hamburg Greeter


Since 2017, the Elbphilharmonie is our new landmark. Even without prior registration, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the harbor and the city.

Inside Kontorhausviertel


A hundred years ago hypermodern office architecture, today a World Heritage Site: the Chile House and other buildings worth seeing.

Hamburg City Hall

Town Hall

Built after the Great Fire of 1842 and still the seat of our Senate: standing on thousands of piles, City Hall


Hamburger Speicherstadt


With the construction of HafenCity, the Speicherstadt was also brought back to life. To a large extent, it is still about tea and carpets.

Greeters and visitors at Landungsbrücken