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Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus district with Chilehaus

This is where the roots of the modern European city of Hamburg lie: the historical Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus district with the famous Chilehaus are synonymous with Hamburg's rise as a global trading power – and are today a vibrant cultural quarter. Having survived the years without damage or alteration, this historical ensemble has now been granted UNESCO World Heritage status.

You can almost smell the aromas of tea and coffee, fine spices and all kinds of delicacies as you stroll through the district. It is a miniature city in itself, a collection of warehouses built on thousands of oak piles between 1885 and 1927 in the neo-Gothic brick style. Narrow streets, bridges and canals link together the world's largest warehouse complex, which once provided over 300,000 square metres of storage space for all manner of goods at the heart of Hamburg's port.

Reminders of a golden age

Merchants didn't just need storage space, however, they also needed offices. And so they built the Kontorhäuser, the first purely administrative buildings in Europe, right next to the Speicherstadt. To this day the Kontorhäuser bear witness to the prosperity of the former trading dynasties. The most famous of them is the Chilehaus, which was built using an incredible 4.8 million hand-layered bricks. Henry B. Sloman, who had made his fortune trading saltpetre from Chile, commissioned the architect Fritz Höger to design a spectacularly tall building with angled facades to resemble the bow of a ship.

So much to see and do

Both quarters, the Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus district, hold great attraction for tourists in the area between the Elbe Philharmonic Hall and HafenCity. There's so much to see and do, with museums such as the Hamburg Dungeon, Speicherstadt Museum and Miniatur Wunderland, old-established coffee roasting houses and traditional chocolate-makers, harbourside pubs and charming restaurants. It's like it's own little world!

Opening times, tours and tips

Museums:

Speicherstadt Museum – open all year round, including Sundays and public holidays.
www.speicherstadtmuseum.de

Tours:

Speicherstadt tour 'Tradition und Wandel' (Tradition and Change) followed by tour of the Speicherstadt Museum, Saturdays at 3pm (1 April to 31 October) and Sundays at 11am (all year round). English tours by arrangement, groups only.

HamburgTours Kontorhaus district – 'Backsteinexpressionismus und Klinkersticker' (Brick Expressionism and the Brick Embroiderer) incl. Chilehaus, Messberghof, Sprinkenhof, Asiahaus and Laeiszhof
Duration: 2 hours, private group tours only
www.hamburg-tours.com

Boat tours of the port and canals run several times a day, all year round, departing from the Landungsbrücken jetties in St. Pauli.

Further information:

www.hamburg-tourism.de

Etkinlikler

There is no doubt that the three buildings belonging to the Hamburg Kunsthalle house one of the most important public art collections in Germany: perhaps the best place to discover connections, developments and trends in seven centuries of art history. The permanent exhibition of more than 700 works and alternating displays from the museum's holdings offer a unique insight into art from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Every one of the museum's collections is important in its own right but in combination they have an immense impact. The museum presents the medieval altars of Master Bertram and Master Francke, 17th century Dutch paintings and 19th century German paintings with extensive groups of works by Caspar David Friedrich, Philipp Otto Runge, Adolph Menzel and Max Liebermann. Works of the Classical Modernist period include paintings and sculptures by Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Edvard Munch, Emil Nolde, Paul Klee, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann, Lyonel Feininger, George Grosz and Max Ernst. The contemporary art section features alternating exhibitions, which have included Georg Baselitz, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, Mona Hatoum and Jenny Holzer. The Department of Prints and Drawings comprises more than 120,000 works and is a museum in its own right. The Kunsthalle also runs the 'Museum At Home' initiative where art historians give their expert opinion on paintings (on canvas and wood), drawings and prints for a small fee.

Sonraki zaman:

13.08.2019 - 05.01.2020

23.08.2019 - 10.11.2019

Etkinlik yeri

Hamburger Kunsthalle
Glockengießerwall 1
20095 Hamburg

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Hamburg Film Festival genuinely is for ordinary folk. For ten days every autumn, around 140 German and international feature films and documentaries are screened in ten locations and seen by over 40,000 fans. All are world, European or German premieres, and most are introduced by the film makers themselves, Q&A included.

The programme, which ranges from cinematically challenging arthouse movies to success-bound mainstream cinema, is divided into ten permanent sections as well as others that change year by year. Stars such as Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz and Julian Schnabel, Dogme-founder Lars von Trier and German directors Wim Wenders, Fatih Akin, Andreas Dresen and Tom Tykwer show just how diverse a festival this is. The organisers also focus their attention on certain specific aspects. For example, the Three Colours Green section examines themes such as nuclear phase-out, renewable energies and the mobility of the future. Northern Lights presents feature films and documentaries from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein. Eurovisuell concentrates on box-office hits from other European countries, and the Deluxe series shows classic films from a different country every year. Hamburg traditionally also reserves a starring role for young directors and their debut works. The film festival for children and young people, known as Michel, shows – in association with Frankfurt's LUCAS Children's Film Festival – German and international features and animations for the next generation of cinema-goers.

Sonraki zaman:

26.09.2019 - 05.10.2019

Etkinlik yeri

Festivalzelt und verschiedene Kinos
Allende-Platz 3
20146 Hamburg

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The people of Hamburg know how to party. Not once but three times a year they team up with visitors for northern Germany's biggest funfair – which lasts a whole 30 days. For almost a month in spring, summer and winter, people flock to Heiligengeistfeld in Hamburg to enjoy fairground rides, food and drink, and shows. There are reduced prices for families on Wednesdays – and attention turns skywards on Fridays for the massive fireworks display.

Sonraki zaman:

08.11.2019 - 08.12.2019

27.03.2020 - 26.04.2020

24.07.2020 - 23.08.2020

06.11.2020 - 06.12.2020

Etkinlik yeri

Heiligengeistfeld
20359 Hamburg

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