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Hamburg's HafenCity: Top 5 Highlights

HafenCity is one of the most exciting urban projects in Europe. As envisioned in the master plan of 2000, Hamburg's old warehouse district is transforming into a vibrant area featuring fascinating architecture and brimming with restaurants, bars and museums.

International Maritime Museum

Ten floors tall, the gorgeous Kaispeicher B is Hamburg's oldest warehouse and home to the International Maritime Museum, offering insight into the city's rich shipping history.


This 13-meter-tall tower was purposely built as a viewing platform. Climb to the top for a beautiful view of the entire HafenCity, with information on the current developments.

Photo: m.prinke@flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Magellan Terraces

Perfect for a picturesque break, the Magellan Terraces is a futuristic park on the waterfront. In the summer, it's regularly host to outdoor events and concerts.

Photo: Timo Tervo@flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Deutsches Zollmuseum

Don't let its dry-sounding name throw you off. The German Customs Museum is actually a thrilling experience, charting Hamburg's long and wild history of illegal smuggling.

Elbe Philharmonic Hall

Though still under construction, this modernist concert hall built atop an old warehouse, designed by world-famous architects Herzog & de Meuron, is a wonder to behold.

HafenCity: Our Tips

Best time to visit

As one of the HafenCity's greatest pleasures is simply walking around and admiring the incredible architecture and views across the water, it's best to visit on a sunny day. Considering Hamburg's famously capricious weather, your best bet is during the summer months.

How to get there

It's very difficult to find a good parking spot at HafenCity, so you're better off with public transport. Just take the U-Bahn (subway) line U4 to either Überseequartier or HafenCity University stations and you'll find yourself in the heart of the HafenCity.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    As part of Hamburg, HafenCity is open all day, every day!
  • What is the price?
    It's free to visit, but you'll want to set aside a budget for food and entertainment.
  • Will I need a guide?
    With so much to see, it's a great idea!
  • How to get there
    Take the U4 to the Überseequartier or HafenCity University station.
  • Additional tips
    *HafenCity at night is a different world, so try to stick around after the sun goes down for a bit!

What People Are Saying About HafenCity

excellent way to have a quick glance on the city

Not too difficult tour,although it can be tiring for people who do not have regular physical activity. But certainly this is the very best way to get to know the city in the short time. Lisa is fabulous guide
Hamburg 3.5-Hour Bike Tour Reviewed by Natasa, 09/22/2015

It was quite good and we enjoyed the tour.

The guides were good and we would recommend to everyone to get off at the stop for the miniature wonderland. It is the most fascinating place we have seen that has been made by man. Loved it.
Hamburg: Line A Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour Reviewed by V. June, 06/03/2015

A very good experience. A good way of seeing the city of Hamburg.

We thoroughly enjoyed our day on the hop-on hop-off bus in Hamburg and found that we could see much more of the city than we would have under our own steam. It also helped to have an English commentary and we found out quite of lot of information about Hamburg than we previously knew.
1-Day Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of Hamburg Reviewed by christine, 04/30/2015

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