City Tour: Lessing and the Gängeviertel

Lessing an
d the Gäng
eviertel

Lessing lived on Brook in Hamburg, a street linking the islands of Kehrwieder and Wandrahm. It was a place where rich and poor rubbed shoulders, home to small traders, craftspeople, merchants, diplomatic staff and day labourers. Lessing passed through the Gängeviertel district on his daily walk to the theatre, and later moved there himself. We follow in his footsteps, learning about the district’s history and Hamburg’s class system in Lessing’s time. And we ask: who was his national theatre intended for? Who was it that attended the theatre?
A tour through all the social strata of eighteenth-century Hamburg, from the prosperous middle classes to those living on society’s margins.

 

 

With the guide Michael Grill


25 JANUARY 11 AM, 29 JANUARY 11 AM, 4 FEBRUARY 2 PM

Admission € 14/12 each
Tickets only available in advance

 

Meeting point in front of St. Catherine's Church, Katharinenkirchhof 1