ELBPHILHARMONIE AND HAFENCITY
Between tradition and modernity
It just may have already replaced the landmark St. Michaelis Church: Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, lovingly called “Elphi”, has by now become well-known far beyond the city limits - and not only because of the seemingly never ending construction difficulties, but especially because of its unique, bold architecture: the architects have created an exciting fusion between the old quay warehouse A, in which cacao beans were once stored, and a hypermodern glass construction, that is reminiscent of a huge sailing vessel, to greet visitors at the west tip of the HafenCity. The top-class opening event tool place in January 2017. Already now the Elbphilharmonie has become a ‘must see’ during every city tour. And you should plan on spending a little time there: the glass façade with its curved and carved panels reflects the water, the sky and the city like a crystal forever mirroring new sceneries.
The unmistakable symbiosis of modernity and tradition is not only limited to the Elbphilharmonie, but continues like a leitmotif throughout the HafenCity. From the Speicherstadt, to the Überseequartier and to Miniatur Wunderland, the largest model train exhibition in the world, there is plenty to discover, marvel at and experience.
You can find various tours through the HafenCity here: www.hafencity.com