The Domplatz, the cathedral square in the heart of Hamburg, is a place with a very special history. Since time immemorial, the location of the legendary “Hammaburg”, nucleus and name giver of the city of Hamburg, has been suspected here. Just a few meters from the Domplatz is the Bischofsturm – the bishop’s tower – the oldest surviving stone building in Hamburg’s old town. The Bischofsturm at the Domplatz is one of Hamburg’s most important architectural monuments: the ring-shaped tower foundation with a diameter of 19 meters from the 12th century is the oldest surviving stone building in Hamburg’s old town. Why the tower is named after a bishop and what function this mighty foundation had, of this the participants learn during a guided tour into the early days of Hamburg, which is hidden under the streets, houses and squares of the old town.
Free guided tours on the subject of “Bischofsturm and Domplatz” will take place on the 29th of June and 27th of July at 14:00 to 15:30 h during the Summer of Architecture Hamburg.
Admission: free of charge during the Summer of Architecture in Hamburg, without registration
Note: This event will be in German only
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr