Rathaus

sights / Architecture

Rathaus information

Location
Hamburg , Germany
Address
Rathausmarkt 1
Telephone
+49 40 40 428 312 064
Getting there
Subway: Rathausmarkt, Jungfernstieg
Prices
tours adult/under 14yr €4/free
Opening hours
tours half-hourly 10am-3pm Mon-Fri, to 5pm Sat, to 4pm Sun, English tours depend on demand
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With its spectacular coffered ceiling, Hamburg’s baroque Rathaus is one of Europe’s most opulent, and is renowned for its Emperor’s Hall and Great Hall. The 40-minute tours take in only a fraction of this beehive of 647 rooms. A good secret to know about is the inner courtyard, where you can take a break from exploring the Rathaus on comfy chairs with tables.

North of here, you can wander through the Alsterarkaden, the Renaissance-style arcades sheltering shops and cafes alongside a canal or 'fleet'.