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Hamburg - The Gateway to the World

02 November 2020

4 days from £1,615pp

Head to the exciting port city of Hamburg, exploring its fascinating art, history and architecture. Explore the UNESCO-listed Kontorhaus district, visit the spectacular Hamburger Kunsthalle and venture further afield to charming Bremen and the unique artists’ colony of Worpswede.
  • Explore the fabulous collections of the Kunsthalle Hamburg, home of Caspar David Friedrich’s ‘Wanderer above the Sea of Fog’
  • Discover the eclectic architecture of Bremen, from handsome Hanseatic buildings to the atmospheric Brick Expressionist architecture of Böttcherstrasse
  • Experience Hamburg’s UNESCO-listed Kontorhaus district, famous for its Brick Expressionist architecture
  • Visit Worpswede, a unique artists’ colony founded at the turn of the 20th century
Fondly referred to by residents as ‘Gateway to the World’, Hamburg is Germany’s largest port and second largest city. It is defined by its proximity to the water, the Elbe river courses through its heart, dividing itself up into a network of smaller waterways and canals that meander through the urban landscape. Indeed, the water is the lifeblood of the city and the people of Hamburg have much to thank it for. A member of the powerful mediaeval Hanseatic League trading network, subsequent centuries of maritime commerce have endowed the city with lasting prosperity. This, coupled with a long history of self-governance, has meant Hamburg has always been able to invest in bold architecture befitting of its status. From the charming canal-side examples of traditional Hamburg architecture in the Deichstrasse, to an architectural flowering in the early 20th century that saw the distinctive Brick Expressionist style flourish, here is a city that cares for its appearance. This is matched by a vibrant cultural scene; fabulous museums, galleries and the recently opened Elbphilharmonie, a glittering tribute to music designed by ‘starchitects’ Herzog & de Meuron, prove that investment in the arts is very much a Hamburg concern. Join Tom Abbott on this new Art Pursuits Abroad tour, a jubilant exploration of this exciting and noble city.

Your Accommodation

Renaissance Hotel, Hamburg

★★★★
Overview
With modern design and a central location, the Renaissance Hamburg Hotel encourages creativity and exploration in equal measure. You'll find the hotel in the historic Broscheks building in the heart of the city, just steps away from landmarks including Jungfernstieg and Hamburg Harbour. 
 
Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Flat screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • High-speed internet