The elegant Renaissance-style arcades of the Alsterarkaden shelter upscale shops and cafes alongside the Alsterfleet canal. This is ground zero for Hamburg's ladies who lunch.

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Nearby Hamburg attractions

1. Rathaus

0.09 MILES

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…

2. Galerie Commeter

0.17 MILES

Founded in 1821, privately run Galerie Commeter is Hamburg's oldest gallery, with a reliable offering of contemporary painting, graphics, sculpture and…

3. Galerie Herold

0.24 MILES

This small but rewarding private gallery is worth a look if you're in the area. Its focus is on northern German expressionism.

4. Mahnmal St-Nikolai

0.31 MILES

St Nikolai church was the world’s tallest building from 1874 to 1876, and it remains Hamburg’s second-tallest structure (after the TV tower). Mostly…

5. Deichstrasse

0.38 MILES

Hamburg’s Great Fire of 1842 broke out in Deichstrasse, which features a few restored 18th-century homes, most now housing restaurants. You can get a feel…

6. Chilehaus

0.46 MILES

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. Grossneumarkt

0.48 MILES

Once the hub of Neustadt life, this large, leafy square is pretty quiet these days, although it comes to life with market stalls on Wednesday and Saturday…

8. Hamburger Kunsthalle


A treasure trove of art from the Renaissance to the present day, the Kunsthalle spans two buildings linked by an underground passage. The main building…