sessions 2

Sightseeing

Historical Hamburg

Hamburger Rathaus                                                                                                                                 The town hall of Hamburg is more than just seat of the Hamburg administration. Hamburg is an independent federal state and this is represented in the magnificent town hall building. A mixture of several architectural styles emphasizes the variety of traditional and hanseatic Hamburg. By taxi: approx. 10 minutes.

Michel                                                                                                                                              Hamburg’s landmark is the church of St. Michaelis called ‘Michel’. The baroque building was reconstructed several times and defines the cityscape of Hamburg. Everywhere you go, you’ll always be in sight of the 132 metres high tower. The tower is accessible and you’ll find one of the finest views. By taxi: approx. 15 minutes.

Speicherstadt                                                                                                                                        The historical storehouse complex with it’s gothic brick buildings contrasts the close-by modern Hafen City. You’ll find a variety of museums and other attractions like the “Hamburg Dungeon” at this district. Here, wherever you go, water is crossing your way. By taxi: approx. 15 minutes.

Fleet Boat Trips

The city center of Hamburg is naturally parted by little canals, the so called “Fleete”. Fleet boat trips lead through the beautiful “Speicherstadt” and offer beautiful views of its historical warehouses. Taking a fleet boat trip is a delightful piece of scenery. An unusual highlight is the passing  of a lock. Fleet boat trips are an interesting alternative to classical harbor boat trips.

Barkassen Bülow, Hohe Brücke 2, By taxi: approx. 15 minutes.

Alster Boat Trips

Hamburg is a city of water and in the heart of Hamburg there is a lake called “Alster”. Surrounded by elegant districts, it is a natural eye catcher with dozens of villa and mansions.  If you like to experience the panorama of Hamburg with its churches and bridges, we recommend you take this trip. You can enjoy the charm of the Alster and watch rare waterfowls and plants.

Alster-Touristik, Anleger Jungfernstieg, By foot: approx. 15 minutes.

Harbour Boat Trips

Hamburg itself is defined by its channels and the big harbour. There are a number of places around the Alster, Hamburg’s inner city lake only 5 minutes from the conference venue, where you can rent canoes, sailing boats and other equipment to enjoy the lake and the view on the city. From the ‘Landungsbrücken’ you can make various boat trips through different parts of the city. The boats will take you to parts of the industrial harbour, the dockyards, the new built Hafen City, the old ‘Fleets’ (town canals) and the warehouse district ‘Speicherstadt’.

Several companies offer harbour boat trips. Take the chance and enjoy a nice trip on the water.

Kaptän Prüsse, Landungsbrücken, Brücke 3; by taxi: approx. 15 minutes.

Barkassen-Meyer, Landungsbrücken, Brücken 2 und 6; by taxi: approx. 15 minutes.

Art & Architecture

Deichtorhallen, Deichtorstraße 1                                                                                                        As the biggest exhibition hall for modern art in Europe, the “Deichtorhallen” are offering a huge collection of contemporary art and photography. Major projects and large installations are to be found here as well. By taxi: approx. 15 minutes.

Chilehaus, Pumpen 8                                                                                                                            The „Chilehaus“ is one of the most interesting buildings to see in Hamburg. The special architecture and the massive space of the 36.000 square metres big edifice are really impressive. By taxi: approx. 10 minutes.

Elbphilharmonie – under construction, Am Kaiserkai 1                                                                 The „Elbphilharmonie“ is going to be the next architectural and musical landmark of Hamburg. Right at the harbour, a prominent place since ever, it will be an important centre of culture in Hamburg and Germany. Planned by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, the Elphilharmonie will be an eye catcher for certain. By taxi: approx. 15 minutes.

Alter Elbtunnel, St. Pauli-Landungsbrücken 1                                                                                 The old tunnel connects the „Landungsbrücken“ with another part of the Hamburg harbour – Steinwerder. In the opening year 1911, it was supposed to be one of the most modern high-tech tunnels. Now, a hundred years later, using the 426 metres is more an event then a necessity. You can walk the tunnel or take a bike for free. By taxi: approx. 15 minutes.

Museums

Speicherstadtmuseum, Am Sandtorkai 36                                                                                   If you are interested in the history of Hamburg trade, you should visit this museum. Inside of an authentic Speicherstadt warehouse typical working equipment and import goods are exposed. By taxi: approx. 15 minutes.

Hamburg Museum, Holstenwall 24                                                                                          The Hamburg museum exhibits a summary of Hamburg history.  A strong focus lies on the life situation in different historic episodes. By taxi: approx. 10 minutes.

Rickmer Rickmers, Ponton 1a                                                                                                            The “Rickmer Rickmers” is the swimming landmark of Hamburg. Built in 1869 the windjammer travelled the seven seas and carried all kinds of goods from and to Hamburg harbour. With a length of nearly one hundred metres and a striking green paint this ship is a real original. Since 1978 it is a museum. By taxi: approx. 15 minutes.   

Shopping 

Mönckebergstraße                                                                                                                                  Named after a former mayor of the city, the „Mönckebergstraße“ is the central shopping-mile of Hamburg. Right between town hall and the central station you will find everything: shops, restaurants, bistros, cafés and fashion boutiques. In addition, there is a lot of interesting architecture to see. The connection of old and new styles is the trademark of the boulevard. By taxi: approx. 15 minutes.   

Botanical Garden 

Planten un Blomen                                                                                                                               Close to the conference venue lies the botanical garden ‘Planten un Blomen’ (plants and flowers). Here you can relax, have some ice cream, take a walk or watch the beautiful ‘waterlight concerts’. An overwhelming number of all kind of flowers, trees, bushes and other botanic plants are producing an unique atmosphere. Approx. 700m.