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Built on trade, Hamburg has been through Danish, Prussian, French & Nazi rule, and endured fires, floods and diseases. Explore our history.
The impressive Rathaus (City Hall) is Hamburg’s seat of government. Hamburg's parliament and senate assemble here.
Due to many TV and movie appearances, the historical Davidwache in St. Pauli is the most well-known police station of the city.
Against all odds, the timber-framed houses on Deichstrasse survived the centuries. They bear witness of a time long gone.
Opened in 1922, the beautiful Hamburg Museum brings the city's fascinating 1,200-year history to life through events and exhibits.
Experience traditional rural life in a historical village at this open-air museum on the outskirts of Hamburg.
Shrouded in legends and myths, Klaus Störtebeker is one of the most famous figures in Hamburg's history.
Built between 1620 and 1700, these 'Grocers' Apartments' are among the oldest surviving residential buildings in central Hamburg.
The grounds of the former Neuengamme concentration camp now serve as a memorial and research centre in Bergedorf.
The world’s largest warehouse complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see on every trip to Hamburg.
The ruins of this church, bombed by Allied forces during Operation Gomorrah in 1943, now house a WWII memorial and museum.
The Europe-wide art project Stolpersteine honours the lives of victims of the Nazi regime. These stones can be found all over the city.
This colourful street parallel to the harbour has a long history of protest and activism.
Industry meets ecology at Wasserkunst Elbinsel. Walk the trails, see the exhibits, and escape the city.