Where: Located between Valentinskamp and Chaffamacherreihe
When you walk around the city, you usually take the same routes, see the same buildings and spend your hard-earned cash at the same well-known stores. But have you ever been to the Gängeviertel, located in the very heart of our city?
The Gängeviertel is a living and breathing museum, revealing the nature of living quarters in 19th century Hamburg. Due to the rapidly increasing population, the working people of the city were squeezed into ever smaller spaces, often a stone’s throw away from the loud and dirty factories where they worked.
In 2009 the “Komm in die Gänge”-initiative turned the twelve remaining buildings, which were very run-down, into a place that offers a colourful variety of interesting programs. Artists display their works in rooms turned into studios, festivals take place, different projects and clubs to join are offered.
You can go there for brunch with your friends, admire the work of a young artist or even rent some space to set up your own vernisage or realize your own play.
So the next time you find yourself wandering around Jungfernstieg or Gänsemarkt, don’t hesitate to seek out this hidden place and enjoy the unique atmosphere and the creativity of its denizens.