Hamburg: The City´s Best Photo Hot Spots


The generally known photo motives such as the Elbe Philharmonic Hall, the Speicherstadt bridges and the Church of St. Michaelis are all, without a doubt, beautiful and definitely worth visiting. In addition to these Hamburg highlights, there are many other photogenic locations that are sure to quickly fill up your camera’s memory card. Let yourself be inspired to discover The Pearl in a whole new way by visiting the spots listed below!


This office building was opened in 2006. Its shape resembles one of the numerous ships in the port and is a memorable eye-catcher for sure. The six-story construction made of glass and steel is accessible by climbing 136 steps. Once you’ve reached the top, you’ll be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Elbe, the Hamburg skyline and if you’re lucky, a cruise ship here and there. Especially at sunset, the atmosphere is simply breathtaking. The central location offers the perfect opportunity for a quick trip - and a great photo or two.

Dockland Hamburg

Fischauktionshalle [Fish Auction Hall]

Fish has not been traded here since the 1950s. Today, the auction hall is one of Hamburg’s most popular event locations: Especially during Sunday brunch, there’s a lot going on here. The building was erected in 1894 when Altona and Hamburg still had a rivalling relationship. The special architecture is the archetype of the Roman market hall which later even inspired the church building of Christianity. The richly decorated arches and colorful glass make for a great photo motive.

Fish Auction Hall Hamburg


Because of its special architecture and history, the ten-story expressionist style office building has been appointed an UNESCO world cultural heritage site. The building’s shape is meant to resemble a ship’s bow - in line with the international sea trade that has been going on here since 1924. The indoor garden holds a number of cafés and shops that provide a simply special view upwards. The façade boasts an incredible 2,800 windows and a breathtaking view from the upper floors.

Chilehaus Hamburg

Peterstraße [Peter Street]

For those interested in history and classical music, the historic flair of Peterstraße is just right. Residential buildings from the 17th century have been accurately recreated here. The Beyling-Stift that was built in the mid-18th century has been preserved in its original style. A walk along all the romantic façades will make you feel like you’re on a journey through time, as will the museums of two well-known composers. Does anything seem familiar to you whilst walking down the street? That’s quite possible - Peterstraße has served as the backdrop for movies and advertising videos.

Peterstrasse Hamburg

Weinbar 26 [Wine Bar 26]

You’ve had a long day full of interesting impressions of the city and would like to enjoy a relaxed evening? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Weinbar 26 is located on the 26th floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg at the Dammtor and offers international wines for tasting. Spread out over 118 meters, the bar is the highest in all of the city - you won’t get a better view to go with your delicious glass of wine anywhere else! And in case you come to Hamburg in one of the colder seasons, we’re happy to serve you a delicious mulled wine to warm you up.

Weinbar 26

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