Sensational living in one of the most exclusive and impressive residential buildings in the whole of Hamburg

Unique - Modern – Light-Flooded – With River Views

Down at the harbour front close to Hamburg’s famous fish auction hall, the “Holzhafen” dock was given anincredible new architectural lease of life back in 2012 – with the addition of the “Kristall”. 19 storeys soar up into the sky here, filled with quality excellence, luxurious standards and modern home technologies that make it one of the most exclusive and impressive residential buildings in the entire city. The floor plan was designed by the internationally renowned architect Antonio Citterio, and has been furnished by current owners with the utmost sophistication and much loving attention to detail.

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The three free hold apartments for sale here on the ninth, eleventh and sixteenth floors boast various different interior concepts, and designated systems for regulating ventilation, sound, lighting and multimedia. Tinted windows afford marvellous far-reaching views that take in the “Elbphilharmonie” concert hall, Hamburg’s skyline or the Elbe Estuary. Residents also benefit here from an extremely capable security, concierge and reception service in the lobby, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Two high-speed panoramic glass elevators and a freight lift connect the apartments – 35 in total in the two towers – with the flood proof underground garage and basement storage rooms.

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The quayside area known as the “Holzhafen” is a long-established quarter that appeals with its stark contrasts, in very close proximity to the city’s famousfish market and fish auction hall. Renowned restauranteurs cater for superbcuisine on the doorstep, with restaurants including “Henssler & Henssler”, “Rive”and “Fischereihafen”. The setting here directly next to the River Elbe makes it one of the most desirable and thriving locations in the whole of Hamburg. The new “Elbphilharmonie” concert hall – within sight and walking distance along the riverfront – has transformed Hamburg from a first-class city to aworld-class metropolis. In between the many restaurants in the area stands the “Stilwerk”, Hamburg’s most famous shopping centre for interior furnishings, with a unique portfolio of internationally acclaimed furniture designers and kitchen manufacturers. “Frische Paradies”, Germany’s largest store specialising in the finest delicatessen, is also very close by.

All areas of the city are within convenient reach from here, via public transport routesavailable in all directions. The A7 is the nearest motorway, with the slip road in Hamburg’s Othmarschen district just five minutes’ drive away. The city’s main station is approximately 10 minutes away, while the airport is an approx. 25-minute drive.

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Level 9 – Sensational views from the expansive living/dining space as far as the River Elbe Estuary

  • Total interior: 198 m²
  • No. of rooms: 4
  • Sale price: 2.980.000 EUR
  • Undergroud parking spaces: 3 à 50.000 EUR

On Level 9, a spacious hallway with elegant fitted cupboards and an outstanding guest WC gives on to the two apartment wings. To one side is the bright and expansive kitchen, living, dining and study area of approx. 95 m², with bedroom quarters to the other side. This wing presides over two bedrooms, each with very modern en suite bathrooms. In the master bedroom, the fitted cupboards are clad with a wall of real wood of some 7 metres in length. This wing, spanning approx. 72 m² in total, is rounded off by a utility room.

The living space has been laid in oiled dark oak floorboards, with bathrooms finished in large-format Pietra Serena natural stone. The electrical fittings in the apartment (lighting, sun shading, multimedia) can be controlled via a BUS system, with settings adjustable via an installed touch panel, or with a smartphone or tablet app.

The apartment also includes a basement storage room, and up to three parking spaces can also be acquired in the private underground garage.

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Level 11 – Fascinating panoramic views taking in the Elbphilharmonie and Hamburg’s skyline

  • Total interior: 202 m²
  • No. of rooms: 3
  • Sale price: 3.050.000 EUR
  • Undergroud parking spaces: 2 à 50.000 EUR 

The living/dining area on the eleventh floor impresses with an open plan and light-flooded interior concept spanning some 104 m². Finely crafted fitted cupboards, an adjustable media wall in the lounge area, and immaculate wall coverings and flooring are featured here. The southwest-facing loggia, which can be accessed from here and can be heated when required, is fitted with retractable glass panels.

The adjoining designer kitchen by Bulthaup has a well-conceived layout and boasts the very latest technical fittings, allowing residents to conjure up meals with ease, both in everyday life and for dinner parties. A double-door refrigerator with a very large freezer, an oven with a 300-degree pizza baking stone, a plate warmer and a wine cooler all come as standard here, in addition to an integrated hot-water tap and an electronically retractable extraction hood.

The bedrooms quarters, separated off from the living space and north-facing, await with two individual bedroom layouts each benefitting from an en suite bathroom. A freestanding bathtub with glorious far-reaching views of the River Elbe and a spacious dressing room with elegant fitted cupboards form splendid finishing touches to the master bedroom. A contemporary guest WC, a well-equipped utility room and a cloakroom round off this approx. 202 m² apartment. 

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Level 16 – Breathtakingly grand and luxurious living

  • Total interior: 418 m²
  • No. of rooms: 5
  • Sale price: 5.900.000 EUR
  • Undergroud parking spaces: 2 incl.

The perspectives here looking up and down the River Elbe are simply one of a kind – with Hamburg’s landmarks and city centre to the east, the “Köhlbrandbrücke” bridge to the south, and Elbe Estuary, port and Elbe Beach to the west. The outlook makes this an utterly unique property high above the rooftops of Hamburg.

Thanks to the vast interior space on offer, Antonio Citterio was able to divide up the floor plan into living and sleeping quarters, planning the layout with generous dimensions set over the entire horizontal projection of the “Kristall” building.

The living quarters impress here with the sheer space on offer, as well as the light-flooded interior concept. The bedrooms meanwhile are inspired by hotel suites, with en suite bathrooms. Set over 70 m² encompassing half of the eastern wing, the master bedroom boasts a walk-in dressing area, a large bathroom and a spa area, as well as a sensational outlook that overlooks the entire city centre. The adjoining dining area, the Bulthaup kitchen fitted with Gaggenau appliances, and the southwest-facing loggia form suitably elegant finishing touches to the east tower.

The west wing of the property hosts a welcoming living area with a second loggia and two more en suite bathrooms for family or guests. The design of the floor plan means that this wonderfully spacious apartment could be divided up and used separately, as the concept was originally envisaged for two apartment units.

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Are you interested in buying one of these exclusive apartments in Hamburg? To find out more or arrange a viewing appointment please contact Nicole Nöcker (Level 9 & 16) and Johanna Wagenhuber (Level 11). 


Stadthausbrücke 5 

20355 Hamburg

Phone: +49(0)40-36 13 13 33


Real Estate Advisor Nicole Nöcker


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Real Estate Advisor Johanna Wagenhuber 


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