Hamburg - Germany

Hamburg - Germany

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Ian Adams


Some of the most interesting places in Hamburg


Last visited: 2022, 2019, 2018, 2015, 2013, 2011

October 1, 2019



Hamburg - Wiki

  • Officially the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
  • is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin, as well as the overall 7th largest city and largest non-capital city in the European Union with a population of over 1.84 million.
  • One of Germany's 16 federated states, Hamburg is surrounded by Schleswig-Holstein
  • Hamburg is Europe's third largest port, after Rotterdam and Antwerp
  • Claudius Ptolemy (2nd century AD) reported the first name for the vicinity as Treva.
  • The name Hamburg comes from the first permanent building on the site, a castle which the Emperor Charlemagne ordered constructed in AD 808

Places to visit:

ALEX Hamburg - Website - Location

  • Great place for breakfast as it overlooks the lake in the middle of town
  • The Alex Gaststätten Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG based in Wiesbaden currently operates 43 establishments in 35 German cities, including 40 under the name Alex
  • Their design is based on the traditional French-style coffee houses. The brasseries are inspired by French cuisine.

Miniatur Wunderland - Website - Location - Wiki

  • is a model railway and miniature airport attraction in Hamburg, Germany, the largest of its kind in the world.
  • In December 2021 the railway consisted of 16,138 m (52,946 ft) of track in H0 scale, divided into nine sections: Harz mountains, the fictitious town of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, Switzerland, a replica of Hamburg Airport, Italy and South America. Of the 7,000 m2 (75,347 sq ft) of floorspace, the model occupies 1,545 m2 (16,630 sq ft).
  • The exhibit includes 1,300 trains made up of over 10,000 carriages, over 100,000 vehicles, approx. 500,000 lights, 130,000 trees, and 400,000 human figurines.

Hamburg City Hall- Website - Location - Wiki

  • Hamburg City Hall (German: Hamburger Rathaus)
  • It is the seat of the government of Hamburg and as such, the seat of one of Germany's 16 state parliaments.
  • Constructed from 1886 to 1897
  • After the old city hall was destroyed in the great fire of 1842, it took almost 44 years to build a new one. Its cost was 11 million German gold marks, about €80 million
  • In 1971 a room in the tower was only discovered accidentally during a search for a document fallen behind a filing cabinet. So there is a probability that there are even more rooms than the currently counted 647 rooms.

St. Nikolai Memorial - Website - Location - Wiki

  • The original chapel, a wooden building, was completed in 1195 dedicated to Saint Nicholas, patron saint of sailors. It was replaced by a brick church in the 14th century, which was eventually destroyed by fire in 1842.
  • The church was completely rebuilt by 1874, and was the tallest building in the world from 1874 to 1876
  • It was designed by the English architect George Gilbert Scott.
  • The remains of the old church are the second-tallest structure in Hamburg. In 2005, an elevator was installed to a 75.3-metre-high (247 ft) platform.

Panoptikum - Website - Location - Wiki

  • Germany's oldest wax museum (Founded in 1879) is family-owned & features historical figures & modern celebrities.
  • Each wax figure takes up to two years and €40,000 to complete.
  • According to its owners, the Panoptikum receives around 200,000 visitors annually as of 2018.

Coffee ☕

Nord Coast Coffee Roastery - Location

Espresso House - Location

Balzac Coffee - Location

Codos - LocationManufact Coffee Roasters - Location

Speicherstadt Kaffeerösterei - Location

Double Coffee Gaensemarkt UG - Location

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