Oh, what an interior!

The beautiful Hamburg City Hall located in Old Town is home of hamburger’s government.
Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby
The place is really breathtaking!

We’ve visited it 4 years ago, in the fall, during the sunset and light coming through stained glass windows  played wonderfully on ornamental walls.
Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby
Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby

Entrance (view from inside)
Hamburg Rathaus- the entrance

The lobby
Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby
Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby
Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby
Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby
Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby It took eleven years to build Hamburger Rathaus (1886-1897)! Previous town house was lost in a fire in 1842 (so Hamburg had no city hall for 55 years!).
Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby Some rooms are closed to public:
Parliament meeting room

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Council Chamber

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Walls are covered by leather wallpapers- yikes!

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The Arbor

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Mayor’s office ( Stained-glass portraits of previous mayors in the
background)
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Orphans room
There is a sad story behind those precisely carved ornaments.
Orphans created those astonishing carvings. It was considered a craft
training,so that they could earn money in future.
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Great Hall
There was no dancing allowed in the Great Hall. It was believed that
construction of the building is not strong enough to withstand dancing.
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Chandelier in the Great Hall. 287 light bulbs!
Chandelier in the Great Hall 2

The place has  647 rooms altogether. One of the rooms (located in the tower) was discovered accidentaly in 1971. According to Wikipedia the secret place was found, when a document fell behind the cabinet. Oh, old buildings and their secrets!

Hammonia
Hammonia is the Latin name for Hamburg and Hamburg’s patron goddess.
You can see her portrait in Phoenix Hall (built in memory of a Great Fire that has destroyed previous City Hall).

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Her statue/fountain can be found in the courtyard.
There is also a beautiful Hammonia’s mosaic over the City Hall entrance.

And now for the exterior..

Building’s architectural style is neo-renaissance. It really looks noble & glorious!

Hamburg Rathaus

Hamburg Rathaus

Hamburg Rathaus
Hamburg Rathaus

About the surroundings (Altstadt -Old Town) :
You can fall in love in that town immediately and City Hall represents all the town’s glory.

Hamburg Rathaus, Altstadt (Old Town)
Let me tell you-the city is large and busy! And as it is a port town, it has always been that way.

Altstadt (Old Town)

Altstadt (Old Town)

Binnenalster:

Binnenalster
Binnenalster
Binnenalster It’s surely a beautiful place to visit!

xx

Mila

Sources: Wikipedia , Hamburg.de

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14 Replies to “Oh, what an interior!

  1. Wow, what a beautiful place! I love going to see gorgeous buildings like this. Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings!

  2. Wow, this is gorgeous! I’ve never heard of leather wallpaper! Your pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

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