Built between 1912 and 1915, the 70-metre-tall Art-Deco planetarium in Hamburg's Stadtpark City Park was originally a water tower designed to be a highly visible, representative landmark. After a twelve-month transformation over a decade later, the building reopened its doors in 1930 as Planetarium Hamburg, making it one of the oldest observatories in the world. Mostly unscathed during WWII, it has been an official part of the city’s cultural heritage since 1981.
Boasting a broad and extensive cultural programme, Planetarium Hamburg offers multiple 'tours through space’ as well as numerous concerts, presentations and film screenings, all of which draw an average of 300,000 annual visitors. Thanks to the recent renovations finished in early 2017, the planetarium now has refurbished exhibition space and preshow areas, as well as a new café. Finally, no Planetarium Hamburg visit is complete without heading up to the rooftop terrace, which offers stunning views of the city and Stadtpark. Even the cranes of the port are visible on a clear day!
The Planetarium can be reached easily by the U3 underground. Exit towards Borgweg (Stadtpark).
See the official website for a comprehensive overview of events at the Hamburg Planetarium.