Rathausmarkt (City Hall Marketplace), Hamburg

Rathausmarkt (City Hall Marketplace), Hamburg

This area was heavily damaged during the Great Fire of Hamburg in 1842. Venice's Piazza San Marco inspired the new square's design. The impressive City Hall dominates the square.

City Hall Marketplace was known as Adolf Hitler square from 1933-1945. The square acted as the transport hub for the Hamburg tram network until the 1970s. After the trams ceased operating, the square was renovated.

City Hall Marketplace hosts a variety of festivals and events throughout the year. In the summer, visitors can enjoy the wine village featuring select wines and delicious treats. An open-air cinema is another popular draw during the summer months.

A festive Christmas market is a popular experience during the holiday season. Holiday visitors can enjoy beautiful lights, hot chocolate, hot rum, mulled wine, bratwurst, and currywurst as they shop at the delightful Christmas market.

Visitors can also see the monument to Heinrich Heine, an influential German poet.

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Sight Name: Rathausmarkt (City Hall Marketplace)
Sight Location: Hamburg, Germany (See walking tours in Hamburg)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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