Hamburg - the city of art and culture! Spend an entertaining evening at the theatre or learn about the history of Hamburg in the Speicherstadt Museum!
Vienna and Hamburg are nearly 1,000 kilometres apart, yet the two cities have many things in common. Vienna celebrates life in its “Grätzl”, Hamburg in its “Kiez” – that’s the local terminology used to refer to a city neighbourhood. A bit quirky, but very welcoming, both cities have a high standard of living that ranks them among the top destinations for city breaks in Europe. And finally, art and culture in Vienna and Hamburg make the two cities popular tourist magnets, especially in the summer.
Speaking of art and culture: summer is open-air season, and more than a few stages are outdoors. With a wealth of ideas and young artists, Vienna and Hamburg consistently amaze and astonish beholders and lovers of art. In 2002, Daniela Enzi, the commissioner and communication representative of Vienna’s Museumsquartier, took on the task of revitalising the courtyard of the museum complex. Her idea involved getting visitors to stay around to breathe life into the area. The result were the Enzis, multifunctional plastic furniture with a unique geometry for countless stacking combinations. The first Enzis were set up for the Christmas punch stands that year. Today one can’t imagine the space between the Museum of Modern Art, the Leopold Museum and the Kunsthalle Wien without the Enzis – or the Enzos, as the second generation is called. The same has been true for Hamburg’s St. Pauli district for the past five years.
Situated right beside the ARCOTEL Onyx, the Stage Opera House provides the finest in entertainment with musical hits. Here you can be abducted by songs by Udo Lindenberg in “Hinterm Horizont”. In the “Neue Flora” theatre, “Aladdin” is enchanting visitors. ”. Or let yourself be lured to the port, where “The Lion King” is setting the stage alight.
Information, schedules and times: www.stage-entertainment.de
The freely accessible Museumshafen Övelgönne is the oldest museum harbour in Germany. It provides moorings for museum ships and historic boats. What’s special: all the historic boats and ships are seaworthy, and some are available for short trips.
Discover the museum port: www.museumshafen-oevelgoenne.de
The Kunsthalle Hamburg is home to several important art collections, dating from the Middle Ages right through to modern and contemporary works. Three inter-connected old buildings provide 13,000 sqm of exhibition space, which also includes a library and gallery of prints.
For art lovers: www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de
The protestant Baroque Church of St. Michael, known by the locals simply as "Michel", is the city’s landmark. The church’s tower has a viewing platform which offers unbeatable views over the rooftops of Hamburg.
All the information: www.st-michaelis.de
Experience the unique atmosphere of the Speicherstadt - a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015! The Speicherstadt Museum is housed in an authentic warehouse dating back to 1888. The museum shows how imported goods were stored and processed back then.
Discover Speicherstadt: www.speicherstadtmuseum.de