Tradition meets modernity: The Hanseatic City of Hamburg has a cosmopolitan and international presence. Where captains of the Hanseatic League once brought their precious goods into the Speicherstadt warehouse district centuries ago, today the world’s largest cruise ships call to port at the ultra-modern HafenCity. Towering above this area is the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, an architectural masterpiece. Fascinating history and buildings can be found in the historic Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District in the old town – a UNESCO World Heritage site.
World-class culture – the Elbphilharmonie, or ‘Elbe philharmonic hall’, is a unified piece of art that brings together stunning architecture, excellent music and a unique location. The bold, wavy glass design rises above the historical quayside warehouses on the western tip of the HafenCity district. Visitors to the square can enjoy a view over Hamburg or a first-class concert experience.