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HafenCity, Hamburg

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit HafenCity and other Hamburg attractions using our handy Hamburg trip itinerary builder app .
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  • in conjunction with a Harbor Cruise with one of the many barges from the landing bridges to explore with some erklärungen.dauert all so ca. 1 h. for 18euro in conjunction with the citytour 2hrs. stop and hop only still 10 euros
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  • Interesting, impressive, well preserved and full of charm. I enjoyed both the buildings that the network of waterways and bridges.
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  • The beating heart of Hamburg, HafenCity is what has made the town important and prosperous in Europe and the world throughout the centuries. Nearly completely destroyed in WW2, the warehouses have bee...  more »

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