Hamburg’s Field Monuments – From the Stone Age to the present

In the area of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg more than 3500 archaeological sites are known. Their variety ranges from the single find of a Stone Age hand axe and large-scale settlement traces of the Bronze Age and Iron Age as well as remains of buildings of the Middle Ages and the modern era up to the present. More than 2,500 archaeological sites are so significant that they are considered to be field monuments according to the Hamburg Field Monument Preservation Act and are specially protected. An overview of their range and the work of field monument preservation offers our brochure Archaeology and Field Monument Preservation in Hamburg (in German only).

 

List of field monuments of Hamburg

The Archaeological Museum Hamburg, being the body responsible for the field monument preservation, has been given the task of keeping a list of the known field monuments of Hamburg in 2013. For this purpose, all data of the archaeological land survey from the 1950s as well as the subsequently discovered archaeological sites have been checked and digitally remapped in a geographic information system. In the case of legitimate interest, inspection of the list of field monuments is possible. If you yourself are the owner of a piece of real estate in Hamburg, on which a field monument lies, then you will find important information in our information sheet for heritage conservation and field monument preservation in Hamburg.

 

Hidden under houses and streets – archaeology in the big city

Often there is little to see of field monuments aboveground in the metropolis of Hamburg. Due to the construction boom, the work of the Hamburg field monument preservation focuses on the study of the medieval and modern history of the old town centers of Hamburg, Harburg and Bergedorf.

Triggered by major construction projects in recent years extensive archaeological excavations, especially at the Hamburg Domplatz, in the environment of the main church St. Petri at Speersort and Hopfenmarkt as well as in the Harburg inland harbour. Many results have been incorporated in the digital exhibition “HAMMABURG AND THE BEGINNINGS OF HAMBURG” in the Google Arts project, others can be read about in the publication “Archäologie in Hamburg / Die Harburger Schloßstraße” (in German only).

 

 

Service (in German)

 

 

Contact

General Contact and Approval Procedure

Field Monument Preservation

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Dr. Elke Först

Tel .: +49 (0)40 42871-3690

E-Mail: Elke.Foerst@amh.de

Dates by appointment.

We also like to examine your findings during the museum’s general office hours Wednesdays 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00.

 

Contact Archaeological Site Inventarisation and List of Field Monuments

Field Monument Preservation

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

E-Mail: bodendenkmalpflege@amh.de

Dates by appointment.