Ratsherren Brewery, Hamburg

Restoration, renovation and conversion of Hamburg's “Schanzenhöfe” - into a brewery experience centre

The “Ratsherren” brand is synonymous with best quality brewing craft from Hamburg. After a sleeping beauty styled sleep, they got back to business in 2012. To kick off business again, the master brewers were looking for a fresh and modern home with traditional character and deep roots in the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. The over 100-year-old cow market in the colourful “Schanzenviertel” area was almost predestined to be their new home. Our job was the restoration, renovation and conversion of the dilapidated buildings into a brewery experience centre.

One special challenge were the strict rules on listed buildings, which we of course fully adhered to. We built the supporting steel structure as well as the entire shell of the brewery cellar. We gave the old sawtooth roofs a new supporting structure, which worked as a basis for new insulation and bitumen roofing. Thanks to a detailed schedule and closely coordinated work with the individual companies working on the project with us, it was possible to create a modern brewery experience centre in which the “Schanzenhöfe Braumanufaktur GmbH” can efficiently produce beer now and most definitely into the future.

Our services:

  • Consultation
  • Planning
  • Stress analysis/Design
  • Manufacture of parts
  • Expert assembly
  • Exterior facades (insulated panels with titanium zinc standing seam cladding)
  • Roof design


Brewery cellar 520 m2
Sawtooth roofs 1.210 m2

Schanzenhöfe Braumanufaktur GmbH
Lagerstraße 30a
20357 Hamburg Germany

Hallen- und Anlagenbau GmbH    
Greifswalder Straße 14
17509 Wusterhusen Germany

Lagerstraße 30a    
20357 Hamburg Germany

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Responsible HAB project manager
Marco Theodor