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The City Model of Hamburg permanent exhibition

Visit the Hamburg city model! Showing buildings, green spaces and waters has been built on a scale of 1:500, spanning an area of around 111 m².


Since its relocation from the former State Ministry of Urban Development and Environment to Wilhelmsburg in 2013, the Hamburg city model has been located in the large foyer of the administration building at Neuenfelder Straße 19.

Hamburg on a 1:500 scale

As a permanent exhibition spread out over 111 m², the model, made out of linden wood, depicts the inner city area from Oevelgönne in the west to Rothenburgsort in the east, and from HafenCity in the south to Harvestehude in the north.

The city model shows almost all buildings, streets, water areas, green spaces and industrial areas on a 1:500 scale, in the so-called “teacher format”. Existing buildings are painted in white; planned buildings or those under construction are lacquered.

Urban development over the course of time

Guided tours for groups of visitors

Organised tours are available to groups of visitors upon prior arrangement. To request an appointment, please call +49 40 42840 5050 (Monday ‒ Thursday 09:00-16:00, Friday 09:00-15:00). The guided tour is free of charge.

The Hamburg CITY MODEL

in the foyer of the Ministry for Urban Development and Housing / Ministry for Environment and Energy, Neuenfelder Straße 19, 21109 Hamburg

Opening hours

Viewing times: Mon ‒ Fri 09:00-19:00
Guided tours upon prior arrangement:
Phone: +49 40 428 40 5050