Hamburg’s Great Fire of 1842 broke out in Deichstrasse, which features a few restored 18th-century homes, most now housing restaurants....
Hamburg’s baroque Rathaus is one of Europe’s most opulent, renowned for the Emperor’s Hall and the Great Hall, with its spectacular...
Camped-up chamber of horrors brought to life by actors, incorporating various thrill rides, all housed in an old warehouse. It's pricey...
Easily the classiest, most exclusive bar (by virtue of size) you'll find in Hamburg – if you find it. Look for the buzzer in a lion's...
In a prime setting, with the water on one side and long street-side tables on the other, Deichgraf excels in Hamburg specialities cooked...
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Mahnmal St-Nikolai information
Nearby St Nikolai, not to be confused with the new Hauptkirche St Nikolai in Harvestehude, was the world’s tallest building from 1874 to 1876, and remains Hamburg’s second-tallest structure (after the TV tower). Mostly destroyed in WWII, the crypt now houses an unflinching underground exhibit on the horrors of war focussing on three events in World War II: the German bombing of Coventry in 1940, the German destruction of Warsaw and Operation Gomorrha, the combined British and American bombing of Hamburg over three days and nights in 1943 that killed 35,000 and incinerated much of the centre. Afterwards, you can take a glass lift up to a 76.3m-high viewing platform inside the surviving spire for views of Hamburg's centre put into context of the wartime destruction.