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Sightseeing in Hamburg Germany

Dear guests, on this page we have put together a selection of the most popular places of interest in Hamburg Germany.

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

approx. 2.5 km from St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg

Google-Maps Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg

Excerpt from Wikipedia - Stand June 12, 2020: The Elbphilharmonie ("Elphi" for short) is a concert hall in Hamburg that was completed in November 2016. It was planned with the aim of creating a new landmark for the city and a “cultural monument for all”. The 110 meter high building in the HafenCity district is located on the right bank of the Norderelbe at the top of the Großer Grasbrooks between the mouths of the Sandtorhafen and Grasbrookhafen basins. It was built using the shell of the former Kaispeicher A (built in 1963). A modern structure with a glass facade was placed on this base, reminiscent of sails, water waves, icebergs or a quartz crystal. The location at Kaiserhöft is characterized by the former industrial port use and the neo-Gothic brick architecture of the Speicherstadt...

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Germany
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Germany
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Germany

Miniatur Wunderland

about 2.5 km from St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg away

Google-Maps Kehrwieder 2-4/Block D, 20457 Hamburg.

Extract from Wikipedia - as of June 12, 2020: The Miniatur Wunderland (German for 'miniature wonderland') in Hamburg is the largest model railroad layout in the world. It is located in the historic warehouse district and is operated by Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg GmbH. A total of 15.715 kilometers of tracks (as of August 2019) are located on the 1499 square meter system area on a scale of 1:87 (nominal size H0; corresponds in reality to approximately 1,367 kilometers of track) on which around 1,040 digitally controlled trains run...

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg Germany
Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg Germany
Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg Germany

Speicherstadt (Warehouse district)

approx. 3.1 km from St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg

Google-Maps Speicherstadt, 20457 Hamburg

Excerpt from Wikipedia - Stand June 12, 2020: Hamburg's "Speicherstadt" is the world's largest historical warehouse complex, located in the port of Hamburg. It covers the area between Bäumenall and Oberhafen. It has been a listed building since 1991 and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since July 5, 2015 with the neighboring Kontorhaus district under the name of Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus district with Chilehaus. The Speicherstadt was built between 1883 and 1927 south of the old town on the former Elbe islands and residential areas Kehrwieder and Wandrahm as part of the free port of Hamburg in three sections, the first section was completed in 1888. The construction manager was the chief engineer of the Hamburg Building Deputy Franz Andreas Meyer. He was supported by the hydraulic engineering director Christian Nehls and the construction director Carl Johann Christian Zimmermann as well as a consortium of 15 engineers, 24 architects and draftsmen. Georg Thielen designed around 30 of these at the Neuer Wandrahm, Am Sandtorkai, Auf dem Sande, Brook and Kehrwieder locations. Since January 1, 2003, the Speicherstadt has been removed from the area of ​​the free port (which was closed in 2013). On March 1, 2008, it was declared administrative with the new development area on Großer Grasbrook as the HafenCity district in the Hamburg-Mitte district...

Warehouse district
Warehouse district
Warehouse district

Wasserschloss (moated castle)

approx. 3.2 km from the St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg

Google Maps Dienerzeile 4, 20457 Hamburg

Excerpt from Wikipedia - as of June 14, 2020: The moated castle "Wasserschloss", also called "Wasserschlösschen", is a historic building in Hamburg's warehouse district. The four-story building was built between 1905 and 1907 as part of the third construction phase of the Speicherstadt (1899 to 1912) and is one of the most famous landmarks and oldest buildings in the historic warehouse complex. The design was probably based on designs by the two Hamburg architects Bernhard Georg Hanssen and Wilhelm Emil Meerwein, who were also involved in the designs for the Hamburg town hall. The facade is in the style of North German brick expressionism and was equipped with glass tile bands and granite structures. Other features are the green copper roof, the high arched windows and round oriels. The only tower is a clock tower with decorative bands made of green glazed bricks and red granite stones. The flat extension on the water side at the back of the water castle is not part of the original structure, but was built from rubble stones in the post-war period. Until recently, offices and storage rooms were located in the building.

Moated castle
Moated castle
Moated castle

International Maritime Museum

approx. 3.4 km from the St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg

Google Maps Koreastrasse 1, 20457 Hamburg

Extract from Wikipedia - as of June 14, 2020: The International Maritime Museum Hamburg (IMMH) is a shipping museum in Kaispeicher B in Hamburg's Speicherstadt. The Peter Tamms Collection is made up of objects from maritime shipping, the core of which is formed by tens of thousands of ship models. The museum emerged from the extensive private collection of Peter Tamms, which since 1991 after Peter Tamm's retirement under the name "Institute for Shipping and Naval History" was located as a private, non-public museum at Elbchaussee 277 in Hamburg-Othmarschen. Tamm's passion for collecting, he says, was based on a thumb-sized Wiking waterline model of a coastal freighter on a scale of 1: 1250, which he received from his mother in 1934. Those interested were shown the collection on request; the institute did not develop scientific activities. The core of the collection is more than 50,000 ship models from the 20th century, many of them in miniature scale 1: 1250. The collection also includes some older ship models, including two shipyard models that were used for building planning prior to the introduction of engineering drawings in shipbuilding. Another highlight are 35 bone ships, which were made by French sailors during the Napoleonic wars in captivity in English in rigged sailing ships; the world's largest private collection of these ship models. Finally, the collection contains dioramas from naval battles and ports.

International Maritime Museum Hamburg Germany
International Maritime Museum Hamburg Germany

Hafen-City

approx. 4 km from the St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg

Google Maps HafenCity, 20457 Hamburg

Extract from Wikipedia - as of June 14, 2020: HafenCity (also Hafencity) is a district in the district of Hamburg-Mitte, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. It consists of the area of ​​the Großer Grasbrooks, the northern part of the former Elbinsel Grasbrook, and the Speicherstadt on the former Elbe islands Kehrwieder and Wandrahm and was officially founded in 2008. It borders in the north, separated by the customs canal, to the city center of Hamburg, in the west and south to the Elbe and to the east, bordered by the Oberhafen, Hammerbrook and Rothenburgsort. The district is completely surrounded by rivers and canals and has a total area of ​​around 2.2 square kilometers. In the narrower sense, HafenCity describes the project name as the roughly 157 hectare area on the Großer Grasbrook, which was once part of the free port. By the beginning of the 2030s, residential units for up to 14,000 people, up to 3,000 hotel rooms and workplaces for up to 45,000 people, primarily in the office and service sector, are to be built on the site. In addition, up to 10,000 schoolchildren and students as well as around 50,000 customers and tourists are calculated per day, so that after completion, over 120,000 people are expected to enliven the district every day. It is currently one of the largest inner-city urban development projects in Europe.

HafenCity Hamburg Germany in the sunset glow
HafenCity Hamburg Germany
HafenCity Hamburg Germany early morning

Dialogue in the dark

approx. 3.3 km from the St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg

Google Maps Alter Wandrahm 4, 20457 Hamburg

Extract from Wikipedia - as of June 15, 2020: While working as a journalist for Südwestfunk, Andreas Heinecke was to develop a back-to-work training for a blind colleague. Until then, disability and being blind were something alien to him, but working with his blind colleague brought him a new concept in 1988: "What happens when you turn off the lights, completely darken a room, and blind and sighted people meet invites reversed roles? " The first experiments in the dark followed and in 1989 the first dialogue in the dark was opened in Frankfurt. After further exhibition experiments in Europe with increasing success, the first permanent exhibition Dialog in the Dark was opened in Hamburg in 2000. Permanent exhibitions: Dialogue in the Dark Hamburg. Dialogue in the dark has existed in Hamburg since 2000. It began with government funding and was limited in time, and was then permanently established as a gGmbH. Around 90,000 visitors are counted annually. In addition to the exhibition and a workshop center for dark workshops, the Dialoghaus Hamburg also has the other dialog exhibitions by Dialogue Social Enterprise GmbH: Dialogue in silence and, since 2017, dialogue with time. There is the Dialogue Museum in Frankfurt. It has existed since 2005 and, in addition to the exhibition, also offers dark workshops and various events. In Vienna there is also a permanent dialogue in the dark, which also offers dinner in the dark and other events and the similar muZIEum is close to the border in Nijmegen. Other permanent exhibitions can be found in the Cholon (Children's Museum) as well as in Turkey, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Australia, China, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia, Italy, Mexico, Russia and Argentina.

Hamburg - exhibition - dialogue in the dark
Hamburg - Dialogue in the Dark - Entrance

car museum PROTOTYP

approx. 3.6 km from the St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg

Google Maps Shanghaiallee 7, 20457 Hamburg

Excerpt from Wikipedia - as of June 15, 2020: The private collection of prototypes - people. Force. Dare. is an automobile museum in Hamburg. The focus is on the presentation of sports and racing cars from the German post-war period as well as their designers and drivers. Thomas König and Oliver Schmidt put the idea of ​​giving historical vehicles as much importance and space as the people who made motorsport great with their passion when the automobile museum was founded. In years of work, they built up the collection and developed the concept of the museum: stories tell stories. The motto prototype - people is based on this idea. Force. Dare. It loads the common abbreviation PKW with meaning: Each of the three elements of the term is assigned the same value. The museum opened on April 12, 2008. It is located in HafenCity in the listed former factory building of the Harburger Gummi-Kamm-Compagnie, which was built between 1902 and 1906 and is close to the International Maritime Museum Hamburg. Interesting insights into everyday life and the fate of the drivers and designers are offered by small exhibits in showcases and informative text panels, some of which are shown in the displays embedded in the floor. The exhibition concept also includes a cinema, a model wind tunnel, an audio box with individually selectable sounds from racing engines, a library and more. a. with digitalized racing driver photo albums, a glass workshop and a Porsche 356 driving simulator. Changing special exhibitions and a photo gallery complete the comprehensive presentation.

Car museum PROTOTYP - Hamburg Germany
Car museum PROTOTYP - Hamburg Germany
Car museum PROTOTYP - Hamburg Germany
Car museum PROTOTYP - Hamburg Germany
Car museum PROTOTYP - Hamburg Germany

coffee museum

about 3.1 km from the St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg

Google Maps St. Annenufer 2, 20457 Hamburg

Extract (image and text) from the website kaffeemuseum-burg.de - as of June 15, 2020: The Hamburg coffee shop and the roaster of the Burg family in beautiful Eppendorf have been in existence since 1923. We owe Jens Burg's passion for this fascinating luxury food to a unique collection that covers all topics related to coffee. This collection has now found its destination - the Hamburg Coffee Museum in the Speicherstadt ... In the only vaulted cellar in the Speicherstadt, hundreds of objects from the Burg Collection have built a world in which you can learn everything about the prima donna of useful plants. Coffee is the most popular drink among Germans and many other nations. Take a trip from cultivation all over the world to the Hanseatic trading office to the shop from grandma's time. Discover different preparation methods and enjoy good, traditionally roasted coffee with us ...

Coffee museum
Coffee museum
Coffee museum
Coffee museum

German Customs Museum

about 3.1 km from the St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg

Google Maps Alter Wandrahm 16, 20457 Hamburg

Extract from Wikipedia - as of June 16, 2020: The German Customs Museum is the national customs museum on the past and present of customs. The museum is located on the site of the former Hamburg customs. The German Customs Museum is the successor to the Imperial Customs Museum in Berlin, which was destroyed in the Second World War. The Customs Museum was created, among other things, from the exhibits of the Customs Museum in the then Customs Criminal Investigation Institute in Cologne. The customs museum in Cologne was dissolved after the exhibits were handed over to the German customs museum. In 2015, the German Customs Museum also took over the collection of the former tax museum in Brühl near Cologne. The collection of the customs museum in Hamburg was also integrated, the founder of which is the former customs officer Werner Fox († January 22, 2016), who also published on the history of the water customs service. The museum was opened in 1992 in the former Kornhausbrücke customs office in Hamburg's historic warehouse district. The permanent exhibition was modernized between 2006 and 2008. In 2001 the customs museum had 118,000 visitors.

German Customs Museum - Hamburg Germany
German Customs Museum - Hamburg Germany
German Customs Museum - Hamburg Germany
German Customs Museum - Hamburg Germany

Discovery Dock

about 2.5 km from the St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg

Google Maps Am Kaiserkai 60, 20457 Hamburg

Extract (image and text) from the website discovery-dock.de - as of June 16, 2020: The top attraction in HafenCity next to the Elbphilharmonie. Experience the Port of Hamburg from previously unseen perspectives. Breathtakingly realistic, fascinatingly informative - in the Discovery Dock, the Port of Hamburg becomes a multimedia adventure playground, a digital and interactive experience for curious, adventure-hungry and curious people. Here you can experience the port of Hamburg in 55 minutes from previously unseen perspectives. In short: Enjoy an unforgettable time with us in the Discovery Dock.

Discovery Dock - Hamburg Germany
Discovery Dock - Hamburg Germany
Discovery Dock - Hamburg Germany
Discovery Dock - Hamburg Germany

Spicy’s - Spice Museum

approx. 2.5 km from the St. Joseph Hotel Hamburg

Google Maps Am Sandtorkai 34, 20457 Hamburg

Extract from Wikipedia - as of June 16, 2020: Spicy’s Spice Museum is a private museum founded in 1991 in Hamburg. With 152,000 visitors in 2007, it is one of the city's most popular museums. The Spice Museum has been located in the historic warehouse district on an old warehouse floor in the Block L warehouse since 1993. First at Am Sandtorkai 32 above the former Afghan Museum and since moving in 2012 at Am Sandtorkai 34. The street "Am Sandtorkai" is the dividing line between the historic warehouse district with the listed buildings on one side and the new HafenCity buildings on the other side of the street. The theme of spices is presented from many sides in the 350 m² exhibition. Visitors can touch, smell and taste over 50 spices. Effects and uses of spices are shown and shown from which countries the respective spices come. Over 900 exhibits from the past five centuries give an impression of how spices are grown, harvested, processed and transported. An important part of the exhibition is the role of spices in history, which is closely linked to the history of Hamburg, the warehouse district and seafaring. In addition, numerous special events are offered, such as lectures, cooking demonstrations and literary readings.
Image source: spicys.de

Spicy’s Spice Museum - Hamburg Germany
Spicy’s Spice Museum - Hamburg Germany

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