Top Sights in Hamburg

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There’s no question about it, Hamburg is rich in sights. Anyone who comes to Hamburg for the first time will want to visit the City Hall< /a> with Rathausmarkt and Jungfernstieg, the Elbphilharmonie in the new Hafencity and the < a href="/maritime/landungsbruecken/">Landungsbrücken in St. Pauli cannot be missed. In this district alone you can still see the Old Elbe Tunnel from 1911, the Reeperbahn with the Große Freiheit, the FC St.Pauli stadium and the “Hamburger Dom” fun fair three times a year. And on Sundays, the fish market.

The Kontorhausviertel and the Speicherstadt have been given the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015 for their extraordinary architecture. Historic tall ships and cargo ships await visitors in the port, at the same time more than 250 cruise ship calls are expected in 2024 alone and the sight of giant container freighters on the Elbe is part of everyday life.

Many sights are along the way when we travel with guests on a free greeter tour, and of course we are happy to look at the most beautiful places and objects with you.

Inner Alster and City Hall in the spring

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.

Harbour ferry 62 leaving the 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


After the Great Fire of 1842, Hamburg City Hall was built at its current location – on thousands of piles. Parliament and Senate have their headquarters here.

Lifting oriental carpets in the Warehouse District


The Speicherstadt is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s still about tea and carpets there. With the construction of HafenCity, it was brought back to life.

Greeters and visitors at Landungsbrücken