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Europe’s largest inner-city urban development area as a blueprint for the new European city on the waterfront


19. July 2021

Theresa Twachtmann to join the Executive Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH

The Supervisory Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH and the Senate Commission for Public Companies agreed June 2021 to appoint Theresa Twachtmann to the Executive Board of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH. Ms Twachtmann will take up her appointment in the fourth quarter of 2021, taking over from Giselher Schultz-Berndt who is retiring.

01. June 2021

Amerigo Vespucci Platz now open

Since Saturday, June 5, 2021, Amerigo Vespucci Square in the Elbbrücken neighborhood has been open for the public to stroll around, explore and just spend time. Visitors can expect a vivid open-air exhibition on the building of HafenCity’s largest square, including interesting information and background on the whole of this easternmost HafenCity quarter with its many exciting building projects. Its multimedia complement is an online exhibition on hafencity.com.

12. May 2021

HafenCity Infocenter in the Kesselhaus: open again since May 18

The Kesselhaus Infocenter reopens to the public Thursday, May 18, 2021 in line with the City of Hamburg’s current Covid-19 containment ordinance. Visitors must register in advance. The general hygiene regulations apply. Guided tours of HafenCity will be offered again, subject to conditions, from Monday, June  

20. April 2021

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH: New headquarters unveiled

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH is an active proponent of new paths in planning, building and managing buildings and even whole neighborhoods that take sustainability, the climate and resource-saving construction into account integrally. Its new company headquarters is adopting one of the most sustainable building concepts in Europe and sparking learning processes for emission-neutral construction.

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About HafenCity

Europe’s largest inner-city urban development area as a blueprint for the new European city on the waterfront.

Urban development


HafenCity is setting leading-edge standards for the future through sustainable urban development.

On-site HafenCity

Guided tours

HafenCity Hamburg GmbH has the right tour for everyone. If you want to get an initial overview or if you want to deepen your existing knowledge about HafenCity, whether on foot or by bike, the guided tours are free of charge.


Living and working in HafenCity

Ten sometimes very differing quarters make up HafenCity; each has its own individual profile – and brings new qualities to Hamburg’s city center.


HafenCity Hamburg GmbH

Management of a development such as this, where a whole new city district is to be realized, has to be integrated to be successful. Most responsibilities connected with development of the district are therefore coordinated by HafenCity Hamburg GmbH.


Facts & figures

The most important facts and figures about what is currently Europe’s biggest inner-city development project.

Urban development

Social development

Life in the inner city: HafenCity is already an urban place, home to about 5,000 people. Despite their very different backgrounds and lifestyles, neighborly networking is already working.



Elbbrücken will serve as the second main urban center of HafenCity, after Überseequartier. Spectacular high-rise buildings, water on three sides, and a large, central square characterize a haven for both large enterprises and small, growing companies. 


HafenCity Hamburg GmbH provides up-to-date, multimedia-based information on the development of this new city district. 

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