Tianjin has a large number of buildings dating from the early 1900s that were built while Tianjin played host to seven European concessions, a Japanese concession and an American contingent. Citizens of these nations and a host of others lived in Tianjin when it was a bustling trading port and diplomatic outpost. German Chamber of Commerce - Tianjin, in cooperation with AmCham China, Tianjin, invites you experience this history as part of our Tianjin Walking Tour.
Our walking tour will take us on a tour of four former Tianjin concessions: the Austrian-Hungarian, Italian, French and Japanese concessions. We will start at the Yanlord Apartment Complex (located next to Lotte Shopping Mall) and then cross JinBu Bridge into the former Austin-Hungarian and Italian concessions. From there will cross back over the river and walk through the former French and Japanese concessions. Our walk will take us by the few remaining diplomatic buildings in the Austro-Hungarian section. In the former Italian area we will see former military, religious and diplomatic buildings as well as commercial and residential areas. We will then cross over the river and visit some retail areas in the former Japanese concession before heading to the French concession and visiting old banking, retail and residential property. After our walk we will sit down to lunch at the Four Seasons.
Along the way, we'll learn about why Tianjin ended up being home to such an interesting mix of people and how unique Tianjin was among cities that hosted foreign concessions. The tour will be led by Michael Hart, a former Chairman of AmCham China, Tianjin's Executive Committee and a property executive who has called Tianjin home for more than ten years.
The morning portion of the tour will take approximately 3.5 hours. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Tickets limited to 25 attendees on a first come first served basis.
This walk will not cover the same area as was covered in the spring walking tour.
Exit D of Dongnanjiao Station, Subway Line 2,
Lotte Shopping Mall, Dongma Road and Nanma Road, Heping District, Tianjin
Michael Hart, Vice-Chairman of AmCham China, Tianjin Executive Committee and Managing Director at JLL Tianjin
09:00 - 09:30 Meet at the Exit D of Dongnanjiao Station, Subway Line 2
09:30 - 13:00 Tour
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel Tianjin
Fee (Set Menu Lunch included): German Chamber Member: RMB 280 I Non-Member: RMB 380