Number of Participants: 5 Bloggers
Dates: August 2-5, 2018
Departure: Prague to Hamburg (August 2nd)
Return: Hamburg to Prague (August 5th)
Description: Hamburg – Beautiful period apartments or ultra-modern new buildings, the tranquility of parks and waterways or the hustle and bustle of the city centre: shaped by contrast, the Hanseatic City of Hamburg demonstrates that nature and urban life make a perfect match.
Speicherstadt and HafenCity: tradition and modernity
With the HafenCity Hamburg, an entirely new urban quarter of town is currently taking shape on more than 150 hectares of former port land. Located in the very heart of the city, the innovative architectural design of the HafenCity’s office and residential buildings and the spacious Magellan Terrassen and Marco Polo Terrassen directly on the waterfront make the HafenCity well worth exploring. In the immediate vicinity you will find the historic Speicherstadt warehouse district with its beautiful canals, red-brick façades, winding bridges and picturesque views. The Speicherstadt, together with the Kontorhaus district and Chilehaus, was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites on 5 July 2015. It is the world’s largest coherent warehouse complex and includes a number of interesting museums and exciting exhibitions.
The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
Hamburg’s iconic concert venue and new landmark, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, is located at the western tip of the HafenCity district. Ever since its official opening on 11 and 12 January 2017, the Elbphilharmonie has become a true magnet for Hamburg’s locals and guests from around the globe. Situated directly on the River Elbe and surrounded by water on three sides, the spectacular building includes three concert halls, a large music education area, a restaurant, a hotel, and the Plaza – a public viewing platform that offers a unique panoramic view of the city.
Rich choice of top-class cultural events
For all lovers of culture, Hamburg has plenty to offer: renowned orchestras and theatres, a vibrant museum landscape with spectacular exhibitions, as well as experimental dance theatre and world-class ballet productions reflect Hamburg’s great cultural diversity.