Planetarium Hamburg

Planetarium Hamburg

Planetarium Hamburg

Planetarium Hamburg opened in 1930. It is situated in a historic water tower, which was built 1912-1917 and located right in the middle of Hamburg’s city park (Stadtpark) – an architectural landmark of the city.

At the center of its sky theater sits the Zeiss planetarium projector “Universarium Mk IX”, which projects a magnificent starry sky on a dome spanning 21 meters – independent of daytime or weather. With as many as 300.000 visitors, Planetarium Hamburg may be even the most successful stand-alone-planetarium worldwide. Join us and enjoy a trip through space and time – relax in our theater on comfortable reclining-seats. Afterwards don´t miss the breathtaking panoramic view of the city of Hamburg from our observation deck on top of the water tower (admission free).

Opened in: 1930
System type: fixed
Category: Government / Municipal
Dome size: 21 (m)
Number of seats: 253
CEO / Director: Thomas Kraupe
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Theatre Details

Theater name: Planetarium Hamburg
Dome Type: fixed
Dome System: Digital
Main Purpose: Education
Main Audience: Families
Opened in: 1930
Yearly average attendance: 320.000
APLF profile: Visit the planetarium page

Dome Details

Dome Vendor: ADD vendor
Diameter: 21 (m)
Dome Shape: Spherical
Dome Alignment: not tilted
Dome Tilt:

Video Equipment Details

Most recent upgrade: 2017
Projectors Configuration: Multi Channel
N° of Projectors: 5
Projectors Brand:
Projectors Technology: DLP
Closest Dome Resolution: 8K
Stereo 3D: Active Stereo

Audio System

Audio System: 3D Audio System
Tot. N° of speakers: 64


Orientation: Unidirectional
N° of Seats: 253
Headrest No
Interactive device No

Programming & Features

Stage Details

Stage type: Removable
Stage size:

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Productions & Co-Productions

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LICHTMOND – Universe Of Light
LICHTMOND – Days Of Eternity


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LICHTMOND – Universe Of Light
TABALUGA and the Signs of the Times
LICHTMOND – Days Of Eternity

Contact Details

Address: Otto-Wels-Str. 1
ZIP / Postal code: 22303
City: Hamburg
Country: Germany
Continent: Europe
Latitude: 53°35'50.298"
Longitude: 10°0'33.1416"
Phone: +49 (40) 428 86 52 -0

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