The HafenCity unites the past and the modern in a unique symbiosis. A true architectural and cultural treat! Attractions such as the Miniatur Wunderland, the Elbphilharmonie and the Speicherstadt are great for sightseeing.
For centuries, the Port of Hamburg has shaped the development of the Hanseatic city. Shipyards and docks, terminals and ships from all over the world belong to Hamburg such as Elbe, Alster or the Jungfernstieg. The Sandtorkai was taken on 11 August 1866 as the most modern port of its time in operation. After more than 100 years, the new HafenCity now takes its place here. Construction began in 2003 and so far half of the buildings planned in the Master Plan have been completed. Although it has long been regarded as the "largest construction site" in Europe, new life has nevertheless taken hold in HafenCity: apart from new office and apartment buildings, one can stay in the numerous cafes and restaurants on site. Equally interesting is and remains the most famous building in HafenCity and therefore also the city, the Elbphilharmonie. In addition, guided tours are also offered.
January 30, 2019
Hamburg's showcase district: the HafencitySince 2003, a completely new district has been emerging in Hamburg between Kehrwiederspitze and Elbbrücken - the Hafencity. Ten city quarters with office towers, modern residential buildings, playgrounds and shops are growing directly on the Elbe, in the former port area. The most famous and at the same time most controversial building in the new district is the Elbphilharmonie. An overview of the huge urban development project.Source: ndr.de/ratgeber/reise/hamburg/hafencity/Sehenswuerdheiten-in-der-Hafencity-Hamburg,hafencity28.html
October 12, 2020
HafenCity (also Hafencity) is a district in the Hamburg-Mitte district of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
It consists of the area of the Großer Grasbrook, the northern part of the former Elbe island Grasbrook, and the Speicherstadt on the former Elbe islands Kehrwieder and Wandrahm and was officially founded in 2008.
It borders in the north, separated by the Zollkanal, on Hamburg city center, in the west and south on the Elbe and in the east, bounded by the Oberhafen, on Hammerbrook and Rothenburgsort.
The district is completely surrounded by rivers and canals and has a total area of around 2.2 square kilometers.
In a narrower sense, HafenCity is the project name for the 157 hectare area on the Großer Grasbrook, which was formerly part of the free port.
By the beginning of the 2030s, residential units for up to 14,000 people, up to 3,000 hotel rooms and jobs for up to 45,000 people, primarily in the office and service sector, are to be created on the site.
In addition, it is calculated with up to 10,000 schoolchildren and students as well as around 50,000 customers and tourists per day, so that after completion, over 120,000 people should liven up the district every day.
It is currently one of the largest inner-city urban development projects in Europe.(Source: Wikipedia)
February 8, 2021
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