Once a year, interested visitors can experience Hamburg’s architectural culture in a special way: during guided tours, walking tours and cultural events in usually non-publicly accessible monuments, they learn a lot about the history of construction and experience the historical flair of Hamburg’s diverse landscape of monuments. Monument conservators, architects, art historians, as well as organizations and initiatives concerned with the preservation of listed buildings present edifices and current projects.
The Archaeological Museum Hamburg is also involved in this weekend and offers free guided tours to various Hamburg monuments.


Guided tours: Domplatz and Bischofsturm
Domplatz (“cathedral square”)and Bischofsturm (“bishop’s tower”) are among the most important monuments in Hamburg. Archaeological excavations have yielded many traces of their eventful history. The Domplatz is the location of the nucleus of the Hanseatic city, the Hammaburg, which gave the city its name. Today’s wall-like steel sculpture on the Domplatz reminds visitors of the subsequent mighty Domburg. The Bischofsturm from the 12th century with its huge foundations is the oldest surviving stone building in Hamburg and is interpreted according to the latest research as the north tower of Hamburg’s oldest city gate. The participants of the archaeological tour get an insight into the time of the medieval castle, which lay between the present city hall, the Nikolaikirche and the Domplatz.


Dates: Saturday, 12/09/2019, 12.00 and 14.00
Duration: approx. 60 to 90 minutes
Meeting point: Entrance “Dat Backhus”, Speersort 10, 20095 Hamburg
free of charge


Attention: limited number of participants!

Registration until 7th Sep 2020 via tel. 040-42871-2497 (Tue-Sun 10 am-5pm)


On the 13th of September, we also offer guided tours of the Harburg Castle as part of the Open Monument Days, whose vaulted cellar is currently being converted into a small museum.



The Bischofsturm

Speersort 10
20095 Hamburg


no admission

Registration until 7th Sep 2020
via tel. 040-42871-2497
(Tue-Sun 10 am-5pm)