The City Hall in Hamburg

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany. Its official name is Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and it is a beautiful place to be in. Both domestic and overseas tourists flood this city from time to time.

The Hamburg City Hall is a magnificent structure and one of the major tourist destinations of the city. It is situated near the Binnenalster, the Jungfernstieg and the central station and is thus easily accessible.

This hall is Hamburg’s sixth and its eclectic design appeals to all. It is huge in size with over 647 rooms and a tower that is well over a hundred meters high. A fire in the 19th century ruined the entire building and it took almost 44 years to rebuild the structure. However the long wait was worth its result for the city hall is one of the most magnificent buildings of Hamburg today.

The numerous statues and ornaments adorning the building emphasize its historical significance.  The façade is in Neo-Renaissance style however the interior features embellishments of different architectural periods. The City Hall is open from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. every day and there are diverse guided tours every day.

If you ever happen to be in Hamburg I would suggest that you visit this hall which represents an important part of the culture of Hamburg.