In 1907 architect Wilhelm Schwarz was assigned to build the plain yet still impressive water tower in the Sternschanze quarter. A hundred years later the tower has become the new Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg.
The restoration of the tower has been done so sensitively that you barely see the difference. Only with the help of historical pictures do you notice a few features in the tower’s facade which had to be altered.
You can enjoy the unique view from the top of the tower or, even simpler, treat yourself to the pleasure of sleeping beneath Hamburg’s starry sky in one of the two-level tower suites.
Beneath the roof of the water tower we find the two-floor tower suites. The windows in these were designed in a way that does not affect the visual characteristics of the roof construction.
Almost imperceptibly the octagonal tower has grown during its modification. Where once the cisterns’ construction ended we now find the Mövenpick Hotel restaurant terrace on the second floor.
When the first warm rays of the sun and a light breeze make for a beautiful spring time in Hamburg, you can relax on the terrace with a cup of coffee or have an ice cream while enjoying the greenness of the park and unwinding.
A unique hotel experience
Whether you are coming from the the lift area or down the spiral staircase from the Cave Bar, or up the escalator from outside the view of the reception area is flooded with an exceptional light. Atriums create this dramatic effect, and no guest, either arriving or leaving, will deny that the water tower is a truly unique experience.
Welcome in Hamburg
The calm and quiet atmosphere, which a hundred years ago was accompanied by the soft sound of flowing water, can today be felt again. A pleasant perspective which you can enjoy today in the 21st century is the warm and friendly smile of your hostesses.