Distinctive Meeting Space at the Former Main Customs Office Hamburg

Who wants to host a meeting in a location that already screams for your attendees to fall asleep within the first 10 minutes, or to return from a kick-off event that motivated your employees like a glass of still water? I don’t! And I imagine you don’t neither.

Choosing the right location for your event makes delivering your event message so much easier. l love venues that are authentic and unique, a space with charm and sparkle, a place to tell your story.

Ehemaliges Hauptzollamt Hafen Hamburg

The Former Main Customs Office of the Port of Hamburg (“Ehemaliges Hauptzollamt Hafen Hamburg”) is such a place in my opinion. This event location is located in the historic warehouse district of Hamburg, directly at one of the city’s many canals (“Zollkanal”), and lived its own story inside the impressive building structure. Back in the days, it functioned as a gate between water and land, controlling tea, spices, coffee, and tobacco from all over the world, before entering the city. Today, it serves you in holding exclusive conferences or celebrating with your employees in style.

While the venue impresses with its historical red brick architecture on the outside, it will surprise you with its modern design on the inside. High ceilings and a huge and bright glass front make this location feel open and spacious, giving lots of room for creative meetings and festive gala dinners. Say goodbye to dark and cave-like meeting rooms and invite your attendees to elegant seminar rooms on the upper floor, or come together for refreshing plenary sessions and exhibition space on the ground floor.

In addition, the large square in front of the Former Main Customs Office building is ideal for you to roll in delicious food trucks for your summer party, or set up cozy Christmas markets for your end of year party. Fancy a long red carpet entrance? Here’s your perfect event location.

The close proximity to the city center of Hamburg gives you plenty of options to plan activities in walking distance if you feel to change the scene for an afternoon or dine in one of the many charming restaurants along the harbor. Talking about it, this event location even has its own shipping pier. How cool would it be to surprise your guests with their exclusive longboat, waiting to take them on a spectacular sunset trip along the river Elbe?

Historical (built 1899-1900)
Industrial building

No external caterer allowed



Min to Max


16-340 pax


50-200 pax


10-180 pax


20-400 pax

Breakout Rooms


Theatre Style Setup

Customs Office

up to 340 guests


up to 120 guests

Customs Warehouse

up to 110 guests

Fleetzimmer I

up to 25 guests, can be combined with Fleetzimmer II


up to 20 guests

Fleetzimmer II

up to 16 guests, can be combined with Fleetzimmer I


up to 16 guests


Barrier-free access
In-house AV
In-house caterer / kitchen
Integrated bar
Natural daylight
Parquet flooring
Outdoor area
Close to hotel
Connection to public transport

This event venue is exactly what you are looking for? Then get in touch with us now and let’s plan your memorable event within these historical walls together.



By Car

✈️ Hamburg Airport (HAM)

12 km

30 min

🚉 Hamburg Central Station


6 min

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