HafenCity InfoCenter Kesselhaus
A presentation of everything currently happening between the Elbe bridges and Kehrwiederspitze promontory is on view in the InfoCenter in Kesselhaus at Sandtorkai 30. The HafenCity InfoCenter has been documenting the goings on in HafenCity since 2000: visitors can follow every step of the planning and discussions here and gain an idea of the latest stage of development
In addition to the wealth of information available in the HafenCity InfoCenter, a visit to the café is very worthwhile (© Dominik Reipka)
Since 2000 HafenCity’s InfoCenter in Kesselhaus has been documenting the developments in HafenCity in depth. In the historic red-brick listed building dating from 1886/87, which once supplied power to the Speicherstadt, visitors can now source all information relating to the planning and development of Europe’s largest inner-city urban development project. The range of guests from home and abroad is correspondingly large - the spectrum of 200,000 visitors every year ranges from school groups and office outings to senior politicians and state visits.
Many Hamburg locals also call in regularly to find out how the project is progressing: in addition to the comprehensive texts and free brochures, particularly popular are changing thematic exhibitions, models of the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall, Überseequartier and and of course the impressive 8x4 metre 1:500 scale-model of HafenCity urban planning, on which the ever-increasing detail reflects the progress of development.
In-depth as well as special exhibitions e.g. recent architectural competition entries communicate information on fundamental topics affecting HafenCity. In the foyer visitors can admire the entire expanse of the HafenCity site on a vast aerial photograph, while special Info Points offer further insights.
Guided tours around HafenCity
Six very different tours offer visitors a journey through the growing city district - free of charge. Tours in English can be booked for individual groups of ten or more.
Café in the Kesselhaus
Kesselhaus beckons visitors with more than information: its café serves delicious snacks, inviting people to read or linger awhile, and is a cosy space for talks and discussions.
About HafenCity Hamburg
With the developement of a huge new urban space along the Elbe River, Hamburg is setting new standards throughout Europe: a vibrant city with a maritime atomsphere is taking shape on an area of 157 ha, which uniquely blends work and living, culture and leisure, tourism and retail. It will encompass 6,500 to 7,000 homes for 13,000 - 14,000 people and create a space with up to 45,000 jobs, cultural and recreational facilities, retail, and green parks and promenades. Within a few minutes' walk of the city hall and the main station, HafenCity is directly adjacent to today's downtown and will eventually extend its area by around 40 percent.
HafenCity InfoCenter im Kesselhaus (entrance free)
Exhibition and Café
Am Sandtorkai 30, Speicherstadt
Tel: +49 – (0)40 36 90 17 99
Tues-Sun, 10am-6pm; closed Mon
May-September: Thurs 10am-8pm
Transport: subway U3 to Baumwall; U4 to Überseequartier (San-Francisco-Straße / Hübenerstraße) or Metrobus 6 (to Auf dem Sande) or 111 (to Am Sandtorkai)