Notable Building in Qīngdǎo

Huāshí Lóu

This granite and marble villa built in 1930 was first the home of a Russian aristocrat, and later the German governor’s hunting lodge. It is also known as the ‘Chiang Kaishek Building’, as the generalissimo secretly…
Lighthouse in Qīngdǎo

Little Qīngdǎo

In the shape of a qín (a stringed instrument) jutting into Qīngdǎo Bay, this former island – which lends its name to the city – was connected to the mainland in the 1940s. The Germans built the white lighthouse in 1…
Church in Qīngdǎo

Protestant Church

On a street of German buildings, this copper-capped beauty was designed by Curt Rothkegel and built in 1908. The interior is simple and Lutheran in its sparseness, apart from some carvings on the pillar cornices. Yo…
Church in Qīngdǎo

St Michael’s Cathedral

Up a hill off Zhongshan Lu looms this grand Gothic- and Roman-style edifice. Completed in 1934, the church spires were supposed to be clock towers, but Chancellor Hitler cut funding of overseas projects and the plan…
Temple in Qīngdǎo

Tiānhòu Temple

This small restored temple dedicated to Tiānhòu (天后), the patron of seafarers, has stood by the shore since 1467. The main hall contains a colourful statue of the goddess, flanked by fearsome guardians. There is als…
Buddhist Temple in Qīngdǎo

Zhànshān Temple

Within Zhōngshān Park is Qīngdǎo's largest temple, Zhànshān Temple, an active Buddhist monastery. The temple has a number of dramatic sandalwood Buddhas covered in gold foil.
Park in Qīngdǎo

Zhōngshān Park

Within central Qīngdǎo, Zhōngshān Park is a vast 69 hectares of lakes, gardens and walking paths; it's an amusement park for kids and is also the venue of lively festivals in the spring and summer. In the park’s nor…
Museum in Qīngdǎo

Chinese Navy Museum

Adjacent to Little Qīngdǎo lighthouse, this museum’s main attractions are the rusty submarine and destroyer anchored in the harbour. There are also, of course, displays on Chinese naval history.
Brewery in Qīngdǎo

Tsingtao Beer Museum

For a self-serving introduction to China’s iconic beer, head to the original and still-operating brewery. On view are old photos, preserved brewery equipment and statistics, but there are also a few fascinating glim…
Museum in Qīngdǎo

Governor’s House Museum

East of Signal Hill Park stands one of Qīngdǎo’s best examples of concession-era architecture – the former German governor’s residence constructed in the style of a German palace. The building’s interior is characte…