Domplatz Hamburg.

Archaeological finds in the building pit.

01.03.2018 – In connection with the excavation works for the building pit at Domplatz (cathedral square) archaeologists have discovered traces of a settlement dating from Hamburg’s early history.

These include old timber pile foundations, historic toilets and remains of the so-called Heidenwall. The building site area is situated immediately adjacent to the old Hammaburg. The excavation works were continued in spite of snow, ice and freezing cold. In the planning of the "Haus am Domplatz" building project, a time window for an archaeological dig had been foresightedly built in to the timetable.