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Alsterarkaden, Hamburg

Alsterarkaden - Hamburg, Germany
An der Kleinen Alster, Wilhelmsburg, Germany 21109Map
+49 (0)40 3005 1300 (Information für Touristen)
Neighborhood: Old Town

The style of this little arcade was inspired by Venetian architecture and is one of Hamburg's most familiar sights. After the 1842 fire destroyed the greater part of the city, the architect Alexis de Chateauneuf redesigned the centre. The arcades, which were incorporated into his plans, stand elegantly. They are lit by wrought iron lamps at night and the railings at the waterfront are intricately designed. Another fire during New Year's Eve 1989/90 destroyed parts of the arcade but they were quickly rebuilt faithful to their original design.

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Alsterarkaden General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Jungfernstieg: U1, U2, S1, S3; Rathaus: U3
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