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post updated 15 May 2024

Hamburg Architecture Walking Tours

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Hamburg Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

e-architect have architectural tour guides in most of the key cities across the continent.

Our Hamburg guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Hamburg are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip to Hamburg please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Elbphilharmonie – “not merely another concert hall, but a world-class architectural icon of inestimable cultural value”:
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Architecture Tours
photo : Maxim Schulz

Hamburg Architecture Introduction

Hamburg is the major port in Germany and is located in the north of the country. Probably the most celebrated contemporary German building in the city is the new Elbphilharmonie designed by Herzog and de Meuron.

Other major architecture in Hamburg includes the Empire Riverside Hotel, Office Complex Steckelhoern 11 and the Spiegel Group Hamburg headquarters. These buildings can be visited on our Hamburg Architecture Tours.

Engel & Völkers Headquarters Building, Hafencity, by Richard Meier & Partners Architects:
Engel Voelkers Headquarters Hamburg Architecture
image courtesy of architects

Famous architects with buildings in the city include Herzog and de Meuron, OMA, Richard Meier, David Chipperfield Architects, J. MAYER H., BIG and Henning Larsen Architects. Other key architects with work in the city include von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp), Miralles tagliabue EMBT and Erick van Egeraat.

The most important contemorary building in the city is the Elbphilharmonie – Elbe Philharmonic Concert Hall, HafenCity. It is an innovative new building by celebrated Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, easily reached on foot from the city centre to the south.

Hamburg Architecture News

Gebr. Heinemann headquarters by von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp):
Gebr. Heinemann Headquarters Hamburg Building
photo © Marcus Bredt

Hamburg Walking Tours

Hamburg Architectural Tours can be arranged to meet your group’s needs – our guides can usually accommodate requests to see certain types of buildings such as office buildings, interiors or public realm designs. e-architect are happy to provide basic advice on the key buildings & areas to see in the city in order to prepare a good itinerary.

TV Tower: This is the tallest building in the city and a real landmark, located north west of the city centre, transport required.

Schlump One by J. Mayer H. Architects:
Schlump One Hamburg Building
photo : Jan Bitter

Hamburg Architectural Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your German architectural tour at isabelle(at) or on mob. +44 (0)7952 149814

Payments are required in prior to the architectural tour being finalised.

Hamburg Architecture Walking Tour Reference:

November 2, 2015 12:14

Hamburg Architecture Tour

“Hi, We had a great time, and I have received feedback from the others that they liked both the historical and new development areas of the tour! The group picture is attached, I am sorry about the blurriness.

Thank you / vennlig hilsen
Anette Rudshaug, hk arkitekter mnal”

Laeiszhalle Hamburg
photo : Torsten Hemke

Laeiszhalle – Musikhalle Hamburg: This is the historic Hamburg building is reachable by walking west of the city centre, close to the high-end fashion district.

Elbtower design by David Chipperfield Architects:
image from architecture office

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New Architectural Designs in the City

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Hamburg Architectural Tours : Building Photos from the city

Elbphilharmonie – Elbe Philharmonic Concert Hall, HafenCity
Design: Herzog and de Meuron, Switzerland
Elbphilharmonie Building : New music hall on top of 1960s warehouse building

Design: Fritz Höger Architect, Germany
Chilehaus Hamburg building : Modern brick Hamburg building

Niederhafen River Promenade, Niederhafen
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Niederhafen River Promenade Hamburg architecture news
photograph : Piet Niemann
Niederhafen River Promenade
Niederhafen River Promenade is located at Niederhafen on the Elbe River between St. Pauli Landungsbrücken and Baumwall, the upgraded 625 metre river promenade is integral to the modernisation and reinforcement of the city’s flood protection system.

Hühnerposten Apartments, Schultzweg
Design: Tchoban Voss Architekten
Huhnerposten Apartments Hamburg architecture news
photo © Daniel Sumesgutner
Hühnerposten Apartments in Hamburg
the new 12-storey-high student residence in Hamburg’s central neighbourhood Münzviertel was built as a part of the steadily growing ensemble of five acute buildings. The triangular shape of these buildings is based on a competition winning urban design from 2001 by Meurer Architekten.

Gebr. Heinemann headquarters, Hafencity
Design: von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp)
Gebr. Heinemann Headquarters Hamburg architecture news
photo © Marcus Bredt
Gebr. Heinemann headquarters
The extension to the head office of the Gebr. Heinemann trading firm in Hamburg’s HafenCity has been completed to a design by von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp). gmp had won the competition in 2013 and, one year later, started with the construction of the office complex in Hamburg’s Elbquartier; the development blends well with its surroundings in terms of aesthetics and shape.

Empire Riverside Hotel
Design: David Chipperfield Architects, UK / Berlin
Empire Riverside Hotel

S11 – Office Complex Steckelhoern 11
Design: J. MAYER H. Architects, Germany
Steckelhoern 11

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