MY HAMBURG TIPS
Birgit Lüdemann, Rooms Division Manager
WHAT CAN ONLY BE FOUND IN HAMBURG: The subway line Rödingsmarkt - Landungsbrücken with the best view out over the harbor
SWEET HAMBURG: Almond cresent pastry at Amber Café
SAVORY HAMBURG: Restaurant Marlblau located in Poolstraße
MY FAVORITE PLACE: The museum harbor "Övelgönne", sitting on a swimming pontoon and and with insatiable wanderlust
WAREHOUSE DISTRICT - SPEICHERSTADT.
Off to a museum: Fortified by a leisurely breakfast at the MADISON you are ready to head out on our tour that begins at “Spicy’s” Hamburg’s spice museum: the very walk to the museum along the canals, through side streets and across the little courtyards of the century old Speicherstadt is in itself a treat! It is the largest contiguous warehouse complex in the world, a UNSECO World Heritage Site and with its brick walls, gables and towers simply stunning. At “Spicy’s” you can admire over 500 exhibits from the last five centuries on over 350m² and learn all about how spices are handled and processed. Smelling, touching and tasting are explicitly requested!
It’s tea time: Not far away in the most contemporary HafenCity another museum awaits you: at “Meßmer Momentum” you can take a multimedia tour through the history of tea and immerse yourself in the world of tea with all your senses. My tip: take time to enjoy one of the more than 70 varieties of tea in the Tea Lounge or fight off lunchtime hunger with a typical English Afternoon Tea and a fantastic view out over the Museum Marina and the Magellan Terraces!
HAMBURG BY NIGHT.
Off to an Italian restaurant for the evening: One of my absolute favorites that you can easily walk to from the MADISON is Porticello in the Altstadt. You’ll feel as if you are in Italy indulging yourself in the most delicious culinary delights: whether it be grilled sea bass, octopus with fresh herbs, fillet of beef crowned with truffle sauce, tiramisu with pistachios or panna cotta - everyone goes home happy! And should you feel the need to move your feet, stroll over to St. Michaelis and take the elevator to the top of the bell tower. From here you have a most magnificent view out over the night skyline of my Hamburg!