Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Hamburg  /  Neighborhoods  /  HafenCity

HafenCity, Hamburg

4.2
#2 of 8 in Neighborhoods in Hamburg
Neighborhood Tourist Spot
HafenCity is the largest rebuilding project in Europe at 2.2 sq km (.85 square mi). Set for completion between 2020 and 2030, the project involves converting old port warehouses into offices, hotels, shops, official buildings, and residential areas. Visitors who enjoy city planning and innovative architecture can take a guided tour now via bike or foot. You'll see the International Maritime Museum of Hamburg, the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall, and the Science Center. A change in European Union laws lessened this area's importance as a seaport, leading to the repurposing. Put HafenCity on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Hamburg itinerary builder.
Create an itinerary including HafenCity
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
763 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • In harbour quarter recovered and brought back to life. Side is the port and canals and is home to restaurants, galleries and showrooms. Pleasant to walk overlooking the harbor. If you have time go there.
    View original
  • Large but well worth the effort to look at. Take the time to enjoy the modern architecture and amaze you about the vast ness of the area. And about what all is going to be built. Forget nie the dock for the big cryiseschepen. With a little luck, a new ship..
    View original
  • In the port city there are many nice pubs like the wild maiden, favorite Café (Cupcakes with chocolate sprinkles order!) or the beach bar.
    View original

Plan your trip to Hamburg

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Hamburg

The most dynamic part of the city is the St. Pauli area, also known as Kiez. This is where tourists and locals brush shoulders among the many bars, shops, and sites. Jungfernsteig, or Neuer Wall, is an upmarket area with brand name shopping and luxury dining. Consider a stay in the bohemian quarters of Altona or the Sternschanze/Schanzenviertel. These areas burst with character and offer out-of-the-ordinary shopping and dining experiences at lower prices.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Hamburg by other users

15 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Hamburg BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Germany BY A USER FROM MOLDOVA September, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GUATEMALA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Germany BY A USER FROM NORWAY October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Hamburg BY A USER FROM GREECE November, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Germany & Prague BY A USER FROM DENMARK October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Germany BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA September, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Germany BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Germany BY A USER FROM RUSSIA December, teens, kids, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans