The Most Beautiful City in the World
Known amongst its citizens as “die schönste Stadt der Welt” (the most beautiful city in the world), Hamburg is blessed with plenty to see and do. Perhaps that’s why visitor numbers are climbing year on year.
First-time visitors should be sure to take a look at Hamburg Tourismus’ comprehensive overview of the city’s attractions, whereas culture vultures should familiarize themselves with this A – Z list of Hamburg’s many museums.
Spoilt for Choice? Our Top Tips
With so many attractions on offer, it’s difficult to know where to start. If you’re in need of a little inspiration, the team of Dr. Götze Land & Karte and Oldmapcenter.com are happy to share some of their own personal recommendations:
Hamburg’s newest cultural and urban landmark is an absolute must-see – whether for guided tours or the full concert experience. The musical program for the 2017/18 season will be published in April – see the Elbphilharmonie’s website for more details.
Boasting 930 trains, 14,450 railway wagons and over 13,000 metres of track, Minatur Wunderland – the largest model railway in the world – truly has to be seen to be believed! Book in advance to avoid long waiting times.
UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt & Kontorhaus District
Architecture fans should be sure to take a stroll through the Speicherstadt & Kontorhaus District. Considered to be the core centre of Hamburg’s maritime metropolis, it is home to 15 beautiful red-brick Neo-Gothic buildings and Fritz Höger’s Chilehaus – a defining work of architectural expressionism.
Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte
The largest city-history exhibition in Germany. Exhibits, installations and architectural relics from the middle ages and modern era offer a historical journey from the birth of Hamburg in 800 AD up until the present day.
Those visitors who will be staying in Hamburg beyond the Symposium dates may wish to explore the following places of interest, too:
Gottorf Castle & Globe of Gottorf
Gottorf Castle is located in the province of Schleswig-Holstein, approx. two hours’ drive away from Hamburg. The castle forms home to a full-size, rotating (near) replica of the Globe of Gottorf, complete with electric motors and lights.