Elia’s Focus on Project Management / 5-6 December 2019

Hamburg tips

Hamburg tips

One of the absolute must-do items for Hamburg is visiting the famous Elbphilharmonie concert hall (https://www.elbphilharmonie.de/en/). The Networking Dinner will be hosted here.

There are many other highlights along the waterfront. We recommend walking from Landungsbrücken (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Pauli_Piers) through the old Elbtunnel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elbe_Tunnel_(1911)) to the other side of the river, where there is a viewing point with a wonderful view of Hamburg.

Landungsbrücken is the starting point for the harbour boat trips, which are great fun. However, make sure to take a Barkasse (one of the small flat boats) and not one of the big ones as only the Barkassen can pass below the bridges in the well-known Hamburg warehouse district Speicherstadt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speicherstadt) and you do not want to miss that. 

While at Landungsbrücken, you should try one of the typical Hamburg specialties, a Fischbrötchen (a bread roll with pickled fish). We suggest the kiosk near bridge 10 (https://bruecke10.com/#fischbroetchen) and would always go for “Brathering”.

From there it is only a short walk to the most beautiful of our main churches in Hamburg, St. Michaelis or the “Michel” as it is known among the locals: (https://www.st-michaelis.de/en/) . The church is very simple, but yet so impressive. One can also climb the tower and get a great view of Hamburg. Often there are free organ concerts around lunchtime. It is worth checking the website.

At the back of the church, towards the Elbe river, there is a very quaint little old apartment block worth taking a look at, the Krameramtsstuben (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krameramtsstuben). Not much of the very old Hamburg is left as there was a great fire that destroyed most in the 19th century and then the World War II air raids.  

Another example of the old Hamburg architecture can be found in Deichstraße (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deichstra%C3%9Fe), which is located just opposite the Speicherstadt.

Viewing Hamburg by public transport: there are ferries from Landungsbrücken that can be accessed  with a public transport day pass. Line 62 leaves from bridge 3 and runs down the Elbe towards the west. Get out at the museum harbour “Övelgönne” and  take a walk along the Elbe towards the west. This is where the harbour pilots used to live and the houses are very quaint.

Back at the museum harbour, you can catch the number 112 bus, which will take you past lots of Hamburg sights back into downtown Hamburg.

Another bus that takes you along many sights, is the 111 (https://dialog.hochbahn.de/gute-fahrt/mit-den-hochbahn-bussen-durch-die-schoenste-stadt-der-welt/). 

We could go on for hours – Hamburg is a wonderful city that we hope you get to enjoy during the event!

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