Judith Fuchs-Eckhoff

Already the trip to Louis C. Jacob is worth the journey, because Hamburg takes the opportunity to participate as an atmospheric backdrop. The right and left of the Elbchaussee lie there like a painting, the stately facades and captains houses, dabbled into the expansive parklands of Teufelsbrück. To the left, the view opens over the port, the industrial backdrop with restless steel cranes provides an impressive contrast to the serenity that hovers over everything here. One last bend - and there it stands, the venerable merchant mansion from the 18th century. This year, the traditional hotel is celebrating his 225th birthday. You will soon realise that anyone who appreciates the Hanseatic way of life, will love the Louis C. Jacob, because this 5-star hotel welcomes its guests with such poise and north German charm.

While walking through the house, guests will discover the impressive collection of paintings, whose treasures include a work by impressionist, Max Liebermann. The painter lived at the Louis C. Jacob for some time and made the terrace of the hotel famous through his picture of the same name. To this day, the shaded garden with its unique outlook has lost nothing of its appeal.

Here, high above the River Elbe, traditionally the farewell parties take place to honour the queens of the seas - Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth - on their way to the open sea with jubilation and thundering cannon firing. Apropos, one of the most beautiful guest rooms in the Louis C. Jacob is named in honour of Max Liebermann, it encapsulates Hamburg’s way of life. This is followed by the culinary orientation of the house; the winner of two Michelin stars, Thomas Martin is Chef de Cuisine at Jacobs Restaurant, one of the best addresses in the hanseatic city.

Just in time for the anniversary, the chef presents a new culinary line, simplicity at the highest level. At dinner under sparkling crystal chandeliers, the river catches your eye, boats pass slowly behind the large panorama windows. Guests feel like they are in the living room of a captain’s house.


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 Well-behaved dogs are welcome

Drive & Butler Service Audi limousine service


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Hotel Louis C. Jacob

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