People wanting to learn more about the history of Hamburg are in the right place within those ancient walls. Bergedorf Castle, not appearing that grandiose from the outside, was originally built as a moated castle and used as an administrative building for the aristocracy.
Today, it is home to a museum. Here, you can learn more about the diversity of this part of Hamburg on two storeys and find out more about the city’s history. It is the only surviving castle in the municipal area of Hamburg and well worth a visit, even though no king ever lived there. The idyllic park around the castle makes it also an attractive destination for people who are less interested in history. The wonderful spacious castle grounds are perfect for a leisurely stroll at any time of the year. Here, visitors can relax and take in the beautiful surroundings during the day and in the evenings.