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Let’s move further. The upcoming famous architecture monuments of Hamburg that deserve to be mentioned are Kunsthalle Hamburg, Water tower, Hamburg Planetarium, St. Catherine Church, and Hamburg Townhall. An overview of interesting facts and a collection of photographs are available for each monument. In order to plan a route for your real-life sightseeing tour in Hamburg, use our interactive map of sights in of Hamburg that is available below this article.

Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg

» The Kunsthalle Hamburg is the art museum in Hamburg housed in two interconnected buildings located on the site of the ramparts that once protected the city.
» Total exhibition area of the museum is more than 13,000 m2.
» The main collection of the Kunsthalle Hamburg consists of German and French paintings of the 19th century.
» The museum also has a department of Old Masters and Modern Art.
» The whole complex of buildings is designated for contemporary arts.
» The Engravings Hall of the museum stores more than 100,000 documents.

Water tower, Hamburg

» The Water tower of 57 meters in height was built in 1910.
» This magnificent building has served as a water tower until 1956; then the tower was closed and access to it was disabled.
» The tower was added to the list of historical heritage and stood at grass to 2005; then the famous architect Falk von Tettenborn started to rebuild a tower to convert it into the hotel.
» Since the building is in the heritage register, external changes during reconstruction were minimal.
» Currently reconstruction is finished, and 4-star hotel has found its place in the Water tower. The former has 17 floors, 226 rooms, restaurant, bar, 13 meeting rooms for conferences and business meetings, as well as a fitness room and a sauna.

Hamburg Planetarium, Hamburg

» The Hamburg Planetarium is one of the oldest in the world.
» The planetarium is set in the water tower in the City Park. The building height is 60 meters.
» The building serves as a museum, a theater, and a lecture hall at the same time.
» Modern multimedia equipment is used by the planetarium to create extraordinary performances, during which it’s difficult to distinguish reality from the effects.
» At the 40-meter height around the perimeter of building there is an observation deck offering magnificent view of the city.

St. Catherine Church, Hamburg

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Facts: » The St. Catherine Church is one of the oldest religious buildings in the city. The first mention of the church dates back to 1256.
» The height of the spire of the temple is 115 m.
» The church was consecrated in honor of St. Catherine, the patron saint of sailors.
» Despite the fact that the church was severely damaged during the World War II, it has preserved a huge amount of sacred relics. Crucifixion by the local artist, Wilma Dedek, unique 14th century wooden sculptures and a huge 7-ton bell, cast in 1626 by Hans Neusel, are among them.
» Once well-known composers and organists, such as Johann Adam Reinke, Heinrich Scheidemann and Johann Sebastian Bach, have played the organ installed in the church.

Hamburg Townhall, Hamburg

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Facts: » The new luxury building of the Hamburg Townhall was built in the 19th century on the site of an old burned-out building.
» Representatives of both legislative and executive authorities of Hamburg hold meetings there.
» The majestic town hall is decorated with huge statues of emperors on the front, and crowned with the baroque tower of 112 meters.
» The Hamburg Townhall has 647 rooms with luxurious interiors.
» The Kaiser Hall with rare leather wallpapers is of great interest.
» One of the halls houses the huge Golden Book with autographs by celebrities such as Bismarck, Charles de Gaulle, Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth.
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