Opened in May 2018, Baakenpark, on the southeastern reaches of HafenCity, is proof that the HafenCity development hasn't forgotten the need for parks. With kids playgrounds, weekend concerts and even an occasional open-air cinema, it's a lovely place to escape the rigours of city life.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Hamburg attractions

1. Deichtorhallen

0.67 MILES

Two grandly restored brick market halls, built in 1911 and 1913 respectively, are home to high-profile special exhibitions of modern art and photography.

2. HafenCity Nachhaltigkeitspavillon


For alternative, greener take on the whole HafenCity development, this intriguing exhibit takes a look at sustainable urban development and…

3. Internationales Maritimes Museum

0.72 MILES

Hamburg's maritime past – and future – is fully explored in this excellent private museum that sprawls over 10 floors of a revamped brick shipping…

4. Chocoversum

0.84 MILES

Who needs an excuse to fall in love with chocolate? This fun museum involves a 90-minute guided tour through the world of chocolate and even lets you…

5. Kaffee Museum

0.87 MILES

Coffee has always been an important part of Hamburg's trading scene and this excellent museum takes you through this history and has a live roasting…

6. Chilehaus


One of Hamburg's most beautiful buildings is the crowning gem of the new Unesco-anointed Kontorhaus District. The brown-brick 1924 Chilehaus is shaped…

7. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe

0.94 MILES

The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe is lots of fun. Its vast collection of sculpture, furniture, fashion, jewellery, posters, porcelain, musical instruments…

8. HafenCity InfoCenter

1.06 MILES

You can pick up brochures and check out detailed architectural models and installations that give a sense of the immensity of the project; there's a scale…