German Additives Museum / Deutsches Zusatzstoffmuseum

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Hamburg Welcome Portal Welcome Tour

Every month, Hamburg Welcome Center invites newly-arrived residents to a free, English-language tour of Hamburg's sights, museums and more.

Welcome Tour

The big world of small food additives: The German Additives Museum in Hamburg!

The Hamburg Welcome Center invites you in February to very exciting discoveries in the German Additives Museum in Hamburg, which opened in 2008 in Hamburg Hammerbrook. During an interesting guided tour in English, we will be explained and shown why many additives, often enough without labelling, are part of our everyday food. At various supermarket stations in the museum we will “buy” some product dummies, which, printed out on the cash receipt, will tell us about the additives in our purchase!

Afterwards, there is time for more personal explorations in this special kind of museum.

We look forward to sharing another part of Hamburg with you!

Meeting Place: Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 12:45 p.m. in front of Gate North on the wholesale market area in Hammerbrook, Großmarkt, 20097 Hamburg.

Duration of the tour: approx. until 03:00 p.m.

Public transportation: HVV bus lines 3 or 34 to station “Nagelsweg”.

Registration: Attending the Hamburg Welcome Tour is free of charge. Please sign up until 14th of February 2019 by sending an E-Mail to, if you wish to attend the event. Guest list is limited - you will receive a written confirmation from our organizer, Ms Birgit Scheffner.

Note: We would like to give as many Hamburg Newcomers as possible the opportunity to take part in our events of the Hamburg Welcome Tour. In case of great demand, only two adult participants per registration or institution may eventually sign up. A maximum of one third of the available places are reserved for guests who have been living in Hamburg for more than one year. In case you have already participated twice, we would like to ask you to refrain from registering Also, if you receive a confirmation and cannot attend the tour unexpectedly, we kindly ask for a brief notification Otherwise we reserve the right to remove your name from the mailing list.

Privacy Policy: The collected data will be used only for the registration for the Hamburg Welcome Tour. Data will not be transmitted to third parties. The following data is collected: name, first name and e-mail address. Credentials of participants of the past tours will be deleted after 5 years. You can request the deletion of your data at any time. If so please send us an email to