Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

Hamburg’s hub of Old World opulence

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more prestigious address in Hamburg than Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. Perched on the western bank of Inner Alster Lake, the luxury hotel occupies a prime location in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the city’s top sights.

While its enviable address and stately beaux-arts exterior draw legions of visitors, it’s what lies within the property’s historic walls that keep guests coming back. The 19th-century mansion-turned-hotel proudly wears its original charm while slowly improving over time to keep up with changing tastes. A curated collection of eateries runs the gamut from white tablecloth dining to fusion cuisine, and a contemporary spa in a refurbished space keeps everything in luxurious equilibrium.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Walking into the lobby of Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is like stepping back in time in the most luxurious way. Wood-paneled walls, plush settees and ornate crystal chandeliers set the scene, while polished service makes you feel like visiting aristocracy.
  • The luxury hotel puts you within arm’s reach of nearly everything Hamburg has to offer. The chic restaurants, bars and luxury boutiques of buzzy Jungfernstieg and Neuer Wall are an easy walk away, as are historic theaters, the State Opera House and two U-Bahn lines to take you farther afield.
  • All 156 accommodations are sumptuously outfitted with plush fabrics and a regal-meets-modern color palette of mauve, cream and gray. To make the most of your stay, be sure to request a lake-view unit for vistas over Hamburg’s central water feature: Inner Alster Lake.
  • If the rest of the hotel’s design ethos is old-world opulence, Vier Jahreszeiten Spa & Fitness is contemporary cozy personified. While there’s an extensive menu of more than 100 services, the upscale living room-like relaxation lounge, with its central fireplace, well-stocked bookshelf and plethora of super-plush seating, is worth lingering over.
  • Watch the world go by through large picture windows while you indulge in a bountiful breakfast buffet at Café Condi. The historic eatery has been a local favorite nearly since the hotel’s inception and is a must-visit during a hotel stay.

The Restaurants

  • The culinary heavy hitter at Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is Restaurant Haerlin, a long-standing favorite for its regal ambiance, artful plates and lake views. Helmed by executive chef Christoph Rüffers, the internationally acclaimed eatery serves up reimagined European cuisine every Tuesday through Saturday evening.
  • Savor upscale steakhouse fare with a side of Alster Lake views at the recently refreshed Grill. The elegant eatery’s refurbished, art deco-inspired interiors provide a whimsical complement to the extensive cocktail, caviar and premium beef selections on offer.
  • Japanese cuisine gets a Peruvian twist at Nikkei Nine, a moody modern venue that offers a change of pace from its historically inspired siblings. The upscale eatery features an open kitchen, where you can watch chefs cooking up succulent skewers on the Japanese robata grill.
  • The Hamburg hotel’s historic Café Condi serves a bountiful buffet of fresh fruit, cereals, cheeses and smoked German fish alongside made-to-order egg dishes and freshly baked breads served warm from the 1919-built cast-iron oven.
  • Travel back in time with afternoon tea at Wohnhalle. Its warm wood-paneled walls, traditional oil paintings and oversized fireplace provide a regal retreat from which to savor freshly brewed tea and delicate treats.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
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Getting There
Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
NeighborhoodCity Center
HAM (20-40 min)   HAJ (1 hr 30 min-2 hr 20 min)   BRE (1 hr 10 min-1 hr 50 min)  
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