HTK - Academy of design // Hamburg


Your creativity needs space and inspiration - our campus in Hamburg offers both!

The HTK – Academy of Design is located in the Altona area of Hamburg. Built in 1895 for the German Reichsbahndirektion (railway administration), the impressive red brick building complex has been completely redeveloped with great attention to detail and transformed into a creative and inspirational workspace.

Seminar rooms flooded with light, modern facilities and distinctive architecture provide an environment for you in which to develop your ideas and work on design projects. In the spacious courtyard you can relax and chat with friends or even work informally with a sketchbook or laptop.

The HTK – Academy of Design is placed right at the heart of Hamburg creative media scene and is only a few minutes from the River Elbe, the fashionable Schanzenviertel or even the world-famous Reeperbahn. Another advantage of the central location: the HTK – Academy of Design is easily accessible by bike, car, bus and subway, as well as the regional and international railway networks.

Hamburg is considered to be the leading location of the media industry in Germany and, if Frankfurt am Main is the "financial capital" of Germany, then Hamburg is certainly the "creative capital". Hamburg is home to so many award-winning national and international design companies, advertising agencies and publishing house. This makes Hamburg the ideal city to begin your professional career in design – after successfully completing the course in Visual Communication at the HTK - Academy of Design and training with the best of Germany’s "creative capital" design industry.

The HTK - Academy of Design has spacious studios, seminar and computer rooms for the variety of lessons taking place – plenty of space for you and around 280 other creative people! Furthermore, you can take a break between lessons and relax in the comfortable lounge area. There is a kitchen space for drinks and snacks and, if there is time, you can play a game of table football! Whether you prefer an individual workstation or the "Creative Zone" - everyone can find their own individual space for inspiration!



The HTK Academy in Hamburg is in the Altona in the middle of Altona’s creative scene and just a few jumps away from the Elbe’s riverside beach.

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