Near Hauptbahnhof is the City-Hof-Passage, some of the first skyscrapers in Hamburg built in the 1950s. Even if they are not really a beauty, they have historical value.

City-Hof-Passage
City-Hof-Passage
Place in front of the Deichtorhallen
Shore of the customs channel
Shore of the customs channel
Hachez Chocoversum
Hachez Chocoversum

The historic Kontorhausviertel (which belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage) has many beautiful facades on Sprinkenhof, Mohlenhof, Chilehaus and other buildings.

Kontorhausviertel
Kontorhausviertel
City-Hof-Passage
City-Hof-Passage
Kontorhausviertel
Kontorhausviertel
Kontorhausviertel: Chilehaus
Chilehaus
Kontorhausviertel: Sprinken-Hof
Sprinken-Hof
Kontorhausviertel: Chilehaus
Chilehaus
Kontorhausviertel: Mohlenhof
Mohlenhof
Building in the Altstadt
Building in the Altstadt
Building in the Altstadt

At Domplatz, where there is a park with seating today, was probably formerly the Hammaburg, which gave Hamburg its name. It was less a castle, but more a mound with wooden palisades, five to six meters high, 15 meters wide and about 130 meters in length and width.

Domplatz
Domplatz
Domplatz with view of Sankt Petri Kirche
Domplatz with view of Sankt Petri Kirche
Domplatz
Domplatz
St. Katharinen
St. Katharinen
Speicherstadt
Speicherstadt
Speicherstadt
Speicherstadt
Speicherstadt
Kirche St. Katharinen
St. Katharinen
View of St. Nikolai Kirche
Kirche St. Katharinen
Modern building
Speicherstadt
Propeller
Building in the Altstadt

The Nikolaifleet is where the Port of Hamburg was built in 1188. Here still some of the Alt-Hamburg buildings have been preserved.

Nikolaifleet
Nikolaifleet

In the Deichstraße you can see the historic town houses of the city. Here started also the Hamburger Brand of May 5, 1842. The house in which the fire broke out is today called Zum Brandanfang.

Deichstraße
Deichstraße
Deichstraße
Rödingsmarkt
Rödingsmarkt
Flats at Alsterfleet

St. Nikolai Church is today a memorial against the war. The nave was completely destroyed by bombs in World War II, leaving only the outer walls and the tower.

St. Nikolai Kirche
St. Nikolai Kirche
Memorial at St. Nikolai Kirche
Memorial at St. Nikolai Kirche
St. Nikolai Kirche
St. Nikolai Kirche
St. Nikolai Kirche
St. Nikolai Kirche

The old stock exchange is where until 1842 also the old town hall stood, which was vainly blown up, in order to stop the Hamburg fire.

Zum Alten Rathaus
Zum Alten Rathaus
Handelskammer Hamburg
Handelskammer Hamburg
Rathaus
Rathaus
Rathaus
Rathaus
Rathaus
Rathaus
Rathaus
Rathaus
Rathaus
Rathaus
Rathaus
Church of Scientology Hamburg

To have a really nice view, a climb to the top of Kirche St. Petri is highly recommended, as this is the highest vantage point of Hamburg.

In contrast to the Kirche St. Michaelis there is no lift, but only a lot of steps, which run in quite dizzying heights. There are several floors where you can get a view of the city from round windows.

The highest point of 123 meters is directly in the top of the church tower, where just enough room for 3-4 people. It also fluctuated slightly due to the weight of the visitors or the wind. Definitely not for people with vertigo, but the view is fantastic.

Sankt Petri Kirche
Sankt Petri Kirche
Bells in the Sankt Petri church
View from the steeple of St. Petri Kirche
View from the steeple of St. Petri Kirche
View from the steeple of St. Petri Kirche
View from the steeple of St. Petri Kirche
View from the steeple of St. Petri Kirche
Church tower of Sankt Petri Kirche
Church tower of Sankt Petri Kirche
Church tower of Sankt Petri Kirche
Building near Mönckebergstraße
Thalia Theater
Thalia Theater
Building
Elbphilharmonie-Kulturcafé
Elbphilharmonie-Kulturcafé
Hauptbahnhof
Hauptbahnhof

The street Brandsende marks the position where the Hamburger Brand found its end.

Building in Brandsende
Building in Brandsende
Building
Glockengießerwall
Glockengießerwall
Altstadt