Planetarium Landmark in Hamburg City Park
Built between 1912 and 1915, the 70 metres tall Planetarium in Hamburg Stadtpark City Park was originally a water tower, designed to be a highly visible, representative landmark. After a 12-month transformation, the Planetarium opened its doors in 1930, making it one of the oldest observatories in the world. Mostly unscathed during WWII, it has been part of the city’s cultural heritage since 1981.
Besides multiple ‘tours through space’ the Planetarium boasts an incomparably broad cultural programme. Countless concerts, presentations and films drew an average 300,000 annual visitors to the Planetarium in the past years. After reconstruction works have been completed in early 2017, there's a new cafe, refurbished exhibition spaces and preshow areas. A must during a visit is the rooftop terrace, which offers a stunning view over the park and Hamburg. Weather permitting, even the cranes at Hamburg's port are visible from here.
The Planetarium can be reached easily by the U3 underground, exit Borgweg (Stadtpark).
See the official website for a comprehensive overview of events at the Hamburg Planetarium.