Hamburg Downtown

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A ‘greet’ can be a tour through Hamburg city center. It all started here in the 9th century with the Hammaburg, and this is still our center today. From the main train station to the town hall, from Jungfernstieg to Hafencity, you will find historical and modern buildings, shopping streets, passages and lots of water. Directly beside the imposing town hall from 1897, the “Schleusenbrücke” lock allows the Alster water to flow away towards the Elbe. Via St.Nikolai War Memorial and historic Deichstrasse you reach Speicherstadt and the city’s new landmark: the Elbphilharmonie.

Die Elbphilharmonie im Abendlicht


Since 2018, the Elbphilharmonie is our new landmark. Even without prior registration, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the harbor and the city.

Blick auf das Kontorhausviertel vom Turm St. Petri


Chile-Haus, Sprinkenhof and more buildings that are worth seeing. A hundred years ago, they were ultra-modern architecture, today they are UNESCO Wold Heritage.

Rathaus von oben - Foto: Hamburg-Greeter

Town Hall

Built 50 years after the Great Fire of 1842 and still the seat of our Senate: City Hall is standing on thousands of wooden piles.


Delivering oriental carpets in the Warehouse District

Warehouse District

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