1897 | copper roof | 112m | founded on oaks
At Hamburg's Town Hall (Rathaus), political representatives have been pulling the strings of the city for over 100 years. But while their maneuvours remain behind closed doors, visitors to the city can learn about the building’s inner secrets every day during guided tours. In addition to prestigious halls, you’ll also discover a treasure trove of history, architecture and politics. Of course, as part of the parcel, you’ll enjoy a short rundown of Hamburg’s history – after all, the goings-on from within the Town Hall are closely connected to the city outside. Interesting anecdotes about politics and politicians add a touch of humour to the tours, and there is definitely something to behold throughout the building – both inside and outside. If you’re lucky, you’ll have the chance to experience one of the Town Hall’s top-class art exhibitions or a concert during your stay in the city. Either way, you should round out your tour with a visit to the traditional “Parliament”, the restaurant in the Town Hall’s cellar. In summer, the Town Hall puts on an open-air cinema and concerts – set to the backdrop of the Hamburg Town Hall, they ensure an unforgettable experience. Town Hall Tours Monday–Friday: 10 am to 3 pm Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm German (every 30 minutes) English and French language tours are available as the need arises or on request. Directions Bus 3, 4, 5 or 6 U3 yellow line or S3 purple line