The IBA Dock is a great Infospot for the future development of the City of Hamburg. The IBA 2013 (International Building Exhibition) and the IGS 2013 (International Garden Show) are now taking place on the Elbe Islands (Veddel and Wilhelmsburg) and are definitely some highlights for this summer in Hamburg.
The IBA Dock built of floating containers is a little attraction. It was originally based on the idea to build a floating youth hostel for tourists but for some reason never has been realized… unfortunately!
So now it serves as info center with exhibitions of different themes and topics of urban life in cities. The model inside of the building’s atrium gives you the perfect impression and orientation for the larger scale of the landscape.
There, you will also have the possibility to enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea. Sometimes people move their chair to the outside to sit next to the water and to enjoy the sun.
There are also guided tours you can take (pls. check the website). Language won’t be a problem because everything is translated in English.
Most hamburgians haven’t fully discovered this spot yet… so going there will definitively make you look like a local!
The IBA Dock will definitely reveal you a very new face of Hamburg and I’m sure you will enjoy this very special spot a lot if you are into architecture, landscapes and in the culture of urban life.