Judith Fuchs-Eckhoff

Situated on the famous Elbchaussee, the Louis C. Jacob is a Hamburg institution. It offers everything one could wish from a stay with good friends. At the door it feels like one is leaving the world behind and entering a timeless realm. This might have something to do with the Hanseatic serenity acquired over the years since 1791 and present in every part of the hotel. Tension lifts in every guest, allowing them to find their own source of calm.

The Louis C. Jacob can tell many stories. One of the favorites is that of the lime tree terrace immortalized by Impressionist artist Max Liebermann. Designed by Daniel Louis Jacques in 1791, it was painted by Liebermann during a stay at the hotel. One of these works graces the lobby, and another is displayed at the Hamburger Kunsthalle art museum. The terrace itself remains one of the most beautiful and beloved places in the Hanseatic city. It offers exceptional views of the colorful array of ships on the Elbe making their way up to the port or out into the wide world.

A love of things maritime is only to be expected at the Louis C. Jacob. The founder, Nikolaus Paridom Burmester, marked the departure of every ship by firing a cannon. The hotel carries on this tradition with its unique farewell parties for the majestic ocean liners the Queen Mary II and the Queen Elizabeth. These events are emotional highlights at which not a few participants discreetly wipe away a tear.

Alongside its vibrant history, the Louis C. Jacob offers many great experiences in the here and now – with an extraordinary range of special arrangements. Take a moment to find your favorites, such as concerts at the Elbphilharmonie, selected pop concerts, maritime-themed tours of enormous cruise liners, and gourmet events. These arrangements are part of all-inclusive packages that are sure to give you unforgettable memories.

Culinary connoisseurs are delighted by the creations of chef de cuisine Thomas Martin at Jacob’s Restaurant.** In an exquisite atmosphere under sparkling crystal chandeliers, guests gaze out over the lime tree terrace to the Elbe. And enjoy the wonderful feeling of being part of something truly unique.


Elbstrand and captain houses, parks and avenues. At the Elbchaussee, the day flows as relaxed as the river in front of the window. If you want to go on a discovery tour, go to the city centre or by ferry to old country, it’s only a short hop.

The former merchant's house boasts parquet floors and walk-in wardrobes, with antiques, rugs and art. There are also charming details, such as the Jacob hot water bottle.


In the gourmet sky above the Elbe sparkle two stars. Thomas Martin and his team conjure up the most delicious creations with a twist in the Jacobs restaurant. "Simplicity at the highest level" describes the chef’s style. Enjoy the creations on the Lime Tree Terrace. Supreme cuisine with abundant views.


CATEGORY 5 stars


CUISINE 2 stars in the Michelin guide

WELLNESS & SPA Exclusively for guests of the house

GOLF Several courses within 10 km

PETS are welcome (not allowed in the breakfast area and in the Jacobs restaurant)

Drive Porsche limousine service


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There is so much to discover so much to enjoy! This is only possible when you visit us, and we get to know each other. That is exactly what we want - to have you with us, we pamper you, and offer you a wonderful time.

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Hotel Louis C. Jacob

Elbchaussee 401 - 403
22609 Hamburg
Telefon +49 40 822 55 0

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