Excavations at the New Castle

In the heart of the city, in the area of the so-called “Neue Burg”, or “New Castle”, in the Nikolaiquartier, the Archaeological Museum Hamburg carried out several excavations in recent years. The area holds a collection of field monuments unique for Hamburg. Here the development of Hamburg from the castle to the city began almost 1,000 years ago. Archaeological finds of the ring wall fortification of the “New Castle” erected in the 11th century are still preserved in the ground. These were dug up before the new construction of the area and scientifically documented. The archaeologists report on site what kind of new insights they have gained.


Free guided tours on the subject of “From wooden castles and stone towers – Archaeological discoveries in Hamburg” will take place on the 6th of July at 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00 h during the Summer of Architecture Hamburg.


Meeting point: corner Hopfenmarkt / Hahntrapp, 20457 Hamburg


Admission: free of charge during the Summer of Architecture in Hamburg, without registration
Note: This event will be in German only