Experience modernism in the north

Union Investment Real Estate GmbH, Photo: Andreas Vallbracht;
Chilehaus in Hamburg


2 days



travel type

on foot, Bus, Rail, Bike, Car


In the first decade of the Bauhaus – the 1920s – the developments of the Free and Hanseatic City were lastingly shaped by the Chief Building Director Fritz Schumacher. His urban planning legacy includes the Kontorhaus Quarter, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015, and the Chilehaus built in 1924 – an iconic example of brick expressionism, which is still influential to this day – as well as numerous settlement plans, such as those of Jarrestadt.
Public buildings such as the market hall at Klosterwall or the Holthusen swimming pool in Eppendorf and cultural buildings such as the planetarium in the Stadtpark or the Museum for Hamburg History at Holstenwall shape Hamburg just as much as the chapel and crematorium in the Ohlsdorf cemetery.


The tour


Art and brick expressionism

•    Travel to Hamburg
•    Guided tour of Hamburg with focus on the Kontorhaus district
•    Visit the special exhibition in the Hamburg Kunsthalle or in another museum in the context of the Bauhaus centenary
•    Time for personal exploration
•    Optional event in Hamburg
•    Overnight stay in Hamburg


On the trail of modernism

•  Morning: travel to Altona
•  Guided stroll on the trail of building senator Gustav Oelsner in Altona
•  Lunch in Altona
•  Visit the Michaelsen House with its exhibitions
•  Return travel


The tour recommendation outlined here cannot be booked as an package via the Bauhaus Cooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar or the state tourism agencies.
If you are interested in booking a group trip, you can send your request by e-mail to Project 2508: touristikservice@bauhaus100.de.


If you wish to visit one of the federal states, you can obtain further information and advice from the state tourism agencies.

Contact and service

Hamburg Tourismus GmbH
Wexstraße 7
20355 Hamburg
Tel. +49 40 30051-701