City Hall Market
This market-square has been the centre of the city since the splendid Town Hall
was built here. To the north-west you can see the Kleine Alster
, bordered on other side by the picturesque Alster Arcades
. The other sides of the market square are flanked by bigger shops. Two gold-plated masts form the centrepiece of the square, which was structured and built here after the fire of 1842. There is a Heinrich-Heine memorial and a glass-covered path on the northern side and a memorial for the soldiers who lost their lives in World War One. If you are visiting Hamburg in the summer then you should go to one of the many open-air events that are held here.