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Government of Hamburg#Minitries
Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
—  State of Germany  —

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Coordinates: 53°33′55″N 10°00′05″E / 53.56528°N 10.00139°E / 53.56528; 10.00139
Country Germany
Government
 - First Mayor Ole von Beust (CDU)
 - Governing parties CDU / Green Alternative List (GAL)
 - Votes in Bundesrat 3 (of 69)
Area
 - City 755 km2 (291.5 sq mi)
Population (2007-10-31)[1]
 - City 1,769,117
 Density 2,343.2/km2 (6,068.9/sq mi)
 Metro 4,300,000
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code(s) 20001–21149, 22001–22769
Area code(s) 040
ISO 3166 code DE-HH
Vehicle registration HH
GDP/ Nominal € 86.153 billion (2006)[citation needed]
NUTS Region DE6
Website hamburg.de
Hamburg (pronounced /ˈhæmbɜrɡ/; German pronunciation: [ˈhambʊʁk], local pronunciation [ˈhambʊɪç] Low German/Low Saxon: Hamborg [ˈhambɔːx]) is the second-largest city in Germany (second to Berlin)[2] and the eleventh-largest city in the European Union.[3] The city is home to approximately 1.8 million people, while the Hamburg Metropolitan Region (including parts of the neighboring Federal States of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein) has more than 4.3 million inhabitants. The port of Hamburg is the second-largest port in Europe (second to Rotterdam), and the ninth largest in the world.
Hamburg's official name is the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (German: Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg).[4] It makes reference to Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, and also to the fact that Hamburg was a city-state and one of the sixteen States of Germany.
Hamburg is a major transportation hub in Northern Germany. It has become a media and industrial center, with factories such as Airbus, Blohm + Voss and Aurubis. The radio and television broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk and publishers such as Gruner + Jahr and Spiegel-Verlag represent the important media industry in Hamburg. In total there are more than 120,000 enterprises. The city is a major tourist destination both for domestic and overseas visitors, receiving about 7.7 million overnight stays in 2008.[5]

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History

Hamburg in 1800.
The city takes its name from the first permanent building on the site, a castle ordered built by Emperor Charlemagne in 808 AD. The castle was built on rocky ground in a marsh between the River Alster and the River Elbe as a defence against Slavic incursion. The castle was named Hammaburg, where burg means castle. The Hamma element remains uncertain,[6] as does the location of this castle.[7]
In 834, Hamburg was designated the seat of a Roman Catholic bishopric, whose first bishop, Ansgar, became known as the Apostle of the North. Two years later, Hamburg was united with Bremen as the bishopric of Hamburg-Bremen.[8] In 1529, the city embraced Lutheranism, and Hamburg subsequently received Protestant refugees from the Netherlands and France and, in the 17th century, Sephardi Jews from Portugal.
Hamburg was destroyed and occupied several times. In 845, a fleet of 600 Viking ships came up the River Elbe and destroyed Hamburg, at that time a town of around 500 inhabitants.[8] In 1030, the city was burned down by King Mieszko II Lambert of Poland. Valdemar II of Denmark raided and occupied Hamburg in 1201 and in 1214. The Black Death killed at least 60% of Hamburg's population in 1350.[9] Hamburg had several great fires, the most notable ones in 1284 and 1842. In 1842, about a quarter of the inner city was destroyed in the "Great Fire". This fire started on the night of the 4 May 1842 and was extinguished on May 8. It destroyed three churches, the town hall, and many other buildings, killed 51 people, and left an estimated 20,000 homeless. Reconstruction took more than 40 years.
Seal of 1245.
The charter in 1189 by Frederick I "Barbarossa" granted Hamburg the status of an Imperial Free City and tax-free access up the Lower Elbe into the North Sea. In 1265, a putative forged letter was presented to or by the Rath of Hamburg.[10] This charter, along with Hamburg's proximity to the main trade routes of the North Sea and Baltic Sea, quickly made it a major port in Northern Europe. Its trade alliance with Lübeck in 1241 marks the origin and core of the powerful Hanseatic League of trading cities. On November 8, 1266 a contract between Henry III and Hamburg's traders allowed them to establish a hanse in London. This was the first time in history the word hanse was mentioned for the trading guild Hanseatic League.[11] The first description of civil, criminal and procedural law for a city in Germany in German language, the Ordeelbook (Ordeel: sentence) was written by the solicitor of the senate Jordan von Boitzenburg in 1270.[12] On August 10, 1410 civil commotion caused a compromise (German:Rezeß, literally meaning: withdrawal). It is considered the first constitution of Hamburg.[13]
At the unwinding of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, the Free Imperial City of Hamburg was not mediatised but became a sovereign state officially titled Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Hamburg was briefly annexed by Napoleon I to the First French Empire (1810–14). Russian forces under General Bennigsen finally freed the city in 1814. Hamburg reassumed its pre-1811 status as city-state in 1814. The Vienna Congress of 1815 confirmed Hamburg's independence and it became one of 39 sovereign states of the German Confederation (1815–66).
In 1860, the state of Hamburg adopted a republican constitution. .Hamburg became a city-state in the North German Confederation (1866–71), the German Empire (1871–1918) and during the period of the Weimar Republic (1919–33).^ Strassburg, 1905 purchased from North German Lloyd renamed Slavonia, 1919 surrendered to France, renamed Marigot ( French Line ) .

^ To avoid competition in the Mediterranean the Hamburg-American and the North German Lloyd Line agreed to run a joint service in that area.

^ North German Lloyd , 1905 renamed Spezia, 1916 captured by Russia renamed Suchan, 1917 recaptured by Germany, reverted to Spezia, 1919 sold to H. Kayser & Sohn, Hamburg renamed Jeanette Kayser .

Hamburg experienced its fastest growth during the second half of the 19th century, when its population more than quadrupled to 800,000 as the growth of the city's Atlantic trade helped make it Europe's third-largest port. .With Albert Ballin as its director, the Hamburg-America Line became the world's largest transatlantic shipping company at the turn of the century.^ Holland America Line became accommodation ship, 1946 returned to Holland.

^ USA service, 1930 renamed General San Martin, South America service, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line .

^ They assumed control of the passenger management of Hamburg-South America Line , German East Africa Line and Hansa Line 's Canadian service in 1888.

Hamburg was also home to shipping companies to South America, Africa, India and East Asia. Hamburg was the departure port for most Germans and Eastern Europeans to emigrate to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It became home to trading communities from all over the world.
.In Nazi Germany Hamburg was a Gau from 1934 until 1945. During World War II Hamburg suffered a series of air raids, which killed 42,000 civilians and devastated much of the inhabited city as well as harbour areas.^ Catania, 1926 purchased from R. Sloman, Hamburg renamed Andros, 1935 transferred to Deutsche Levant management, 1945 wrecked by air attack.

^ USA service, 1934 rebuilt to 21,046 tons, 1941 transferred to Deutsche Amerika Line, Bremen, 1945 sunk by air attack at Lubeck.

^ Kosmos fleet, 1945 sunk by air attack at Hamburg.

At least 55,000 people were murdered in the Neuengamme Nazi concentration camp within the city.[14]
.Hamburg surrendered without a fight[15] to British Forces on May 3, 1945.[16] After the Second World War, Hamburg was in the British Zone of Occupation and became a state of the then still West German Federal Republic of Germany in 1949. On February 16, 1962 the North Sea flood of that year caused the Elbe to rise to an all-time high, inundating one-fifth of Hamburg and killing more than 300 people.^ Elbe and North Sea service, 18??

^ North German Lloyd , 1905 renamed Spezia, 1916 captured by Russia renamed Suchan, 1917 recaptured by Germany, reverted to Spezia, 1919 sold to H. Kayser & Sohn, Hamburg renamed Jeanette Kayser .

^ North Sea Elbe service, 1887 converted to lighter.

.The inner German border—only 50 kilometres (30 mi) east of Hamburg—separated the city from most of its hinterland and further reduced Hamburg's global trade.^ They assumed control of the passenger management of Hamburg-South America Line , German East Africa Line and Hansa Line 's Canadian service in 1888.

After German reunification in 1990, and the accession of some Eastern European and Baltic States into the EU in 2004, Hamburg Harbour and Hamburg have ambitions for regaining their positions as the region's largest deep-sea port for container shipping and its major commercial and trading centre.

Geography

Hamburg is located on the southern point of the Jutland Peninsula, directly between Continental Europe to its south, Scandinavia to its north, the North Sea to its west, and the Baltic Sea to its east. Hamburg is located on the River Elbe at the confluence with the Alster and Bille. The central city area is situated around the Binnenalster ("Inner Alster") and the Außenalster ("Outer Alster") both of which are originally the river Alster but retained as lakes. The island of Neuwerk and two other islands in the North Sea are also part of Hamburg, located in the Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park.[17]
The neighbourhoods of Neuenfelde, Cranz, Francop and Finkenwerder are part of the Altes Land region (old land), the biggest contiguous fruit orchard in Central Europe. The neighbourhood of Neugraben-Fischbek has Hamburg's highest elevation, the Hasselbrack at 116.2 metres (381 ft) AMSL.[18]

Climate

The warmest months in Hamburg are June, July, and August, with mean temperatures of 19.9 to 22.2 °C (68 to 72 °F). The coldest are December, January, and February, with mean temperatures of -1.4 to 0.0 °C (29 to 32 °F).[19]
Climate data for Hamburg
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.2
(36)
3.3
(38)
7.2
(45)
11.7
(53)
16.7
(62)
20
(68)
21.1
(70)
21.1
(70)
17.8
(64)
12.8
(55)
7.2
(45)
3.9
(39)
12.2
(54)
Average low °C (°F) -2.2
(28)
-2.2
(28)
0
(32)
2.8
(37)
7.2
(45)
10
(50)
12.2
(54)
11.7
(53)
8.9
(48)
6.1
(43)
2.2
(36)
-1.1
(30)
4.4
(40)
Precipitation mm (inches) 61
(2.4)
40.6
(1.6)
55.9
(2.2)
50.8
(2.0)
55.9
(2.2)
73.7
(2.9)
81.3
(3.2)
71.1
(2.8)
71.1
(2.8)
63.5
(2.5)
71.1
(2.8)
71.1
(2.8)
767.1
(30.2)
Source: [20] 2008-08-06

Cityscape

A panoramic view of the Hamburg Skyline of the Binnenalster taken from Kennedybrücke.

Architecture

The Speicherstadt at night.
Jewish mourning hall at Ohlsdorf Cemetery.
St. Michaelis Church on the €2 coin 2008
Hamburg has architecturally significant buildings in a wide range of styles. There are, however, only a few skyscrapers. On the other hand, churches like St. Nicholas's church, the world's tallest building in the 19th century, are important landmarks. The skyline of Hamburg features the high spires of the principal churches (Hauptkirchen) St. Michaelis Church (nicknamed “Michel"), St. Peter's Church, St. Jacobi Church (dedicated to St. James) and St. Catherine's Church covered with copper plates, and of course the Heinrich-Hertz-Turm, the once publicly accessible radio and television tower.
The many streams, rivers and canals in Hamburg are crossed by over 2300 bridges, more than those of Amsterdam and Venice combined.[21] Hamburg has more bridges inside its city limits than any other city in the world. The Köhlbrandbrücke, Freihafen Elbbrücken, and Lombardsbrücke and Kennedybrücke dividing Binnenalster from Aussenalster are important traffic structures.
The townhall is a richly decorated Neo-Renaissance building finished in 1897. The tower is 112 metres (367 ft) high. Its facade, 111 m (364 ft) long, depicts the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, since Hamburg was, as a Free Imperial City, only under the sovereignty of the emperor.[22] The Chilehaus, a brick stone office building built in 1922 and designed by architect Fritz Höger is spectacularly shaped like an ocean liner.
To be completed around 2015, Europe's largest inner city development as of 2008, the quarter HafenCity, will house about 10,000 inhabitants and 15,000 workers. Its ambitious planning and architecture (among other designs by Rem Kolhaas and Renzo Piano will be realized) are slowly coming into shape. By mid of 2012, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall (Elbphilharmonie) is scheduled to house its first concerts in a spectacular building designed by the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron on top of an old warehouse.[23][24]
The many parks of Hamburg are distributed over the whole city, which makes Hamburg a very verdant city. The biggest parks are the Stadtpark, the Ohlsdorf Cemetery and Planten un Blomen. The Stadtpark, Hamburg's "Central Park", has a great lawn and a huge water tower, which houses one of Europe's biggest planetariums. The park and its buildings were also designed by Fritz Schumacher in the 1910s.

Boroughs

Hamburg is made up of 7 boroughs (German: Bezirke) and subdivided into 105 quarters (German: Stadtteile). There are also 180 localities (German: Ortsteile). As of 2008, the areal organization is regulated by the Constitution of Hamburg and several laws. In the constitution is determined that an area could be created by law for administrative purposes.[4][25] Most of the quarters were former independent cities, towns or villages annexed into Hamburg proper. In 1938, the last large incorporation was done through the Greater Hamburg Act of 1937, when the cities Altona, Harburg and Wandsbek were merged into the state of Hamburg.[26] The Reich Act of the Constitution and Administration of Hanseatic city of Hamburg established Hamburg as a state and a municipality.[27] Some of the boroughs and quarters have been rearranged several times over the years.
Each borough is governed by a Borough Council (German: Bezirksversammlung) and administered by a Municipal Administrator (German: Bezirksamtsleiter). The boroughs of Hamburg are not independent municipalities. The power of borough governments is limited and subordinate to the Senate of Hamburg. The borough administrator is elected by the Borough Council and thereafter requires confirmation and appointment by Hamburgs's Senate.[25] The quarters have no governing bodies of their own.
In 2008 the boroughs of Hamburg were Altona, Bergedorf, Eimsbüttel, Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg-Nord, Harburg and Wandsbek.[28]
Boroughs of Hamburg
Altona is the westernmost urban borough on the right bank of the Elbe river. From 1640 to 1864 Altona was under the administration of the Danish monarchy. Altona was an independent city until 1937. Politically, the following quarters are subject to the Altona borough: Altona-Altstadt, Altona-Nord, Bahrenfeld, Ottensen, Othmarschen, Groß Flottbek, Osdorf, Lurup, Nienstedten, Blankenese, Iserbrook, Sülldorf, Rissen, Sternschanze.[28] In 2006 the population was 243,972.[29]
In 2006 Bergedorf was the largest of the seven boroughs and a quarter within this borough. As of 2006 the population was 118,942.[29] The borough Bergedorf consists of the quarters Allermöhe, Altengamme, Bergedorf—the city center of the former independent city, Billwerder, Curslack, Kirchwerder, Lohbrügge, Moorfleet, Neuengamme, Ochsenwerder, Reitbrook, Spadenland and Tatenberg.[28]
In 2006 the population of Eimsbüttel was 246,087.[29] The borough Eimsbüttel is split into nine quarters: Eidelstedt, Eimsbüttel, Harvestehude, Hoheluft-West, Lokstedt, Niendorf, Rotherbaum, Schnelsen and Stellingen.[28] Located within this borough is former Jewish neighbourhood Grindel.
Hamburg-Mitte (Rough translation: Central Hamburg) covers mostly the urban center of the city of Hamburg. In 2006 the population was 233,144.[29] It consists of the quarters Billbrook, Billstedt, Borgfelde, Finkenwerder, HafenCity, Hamm-Nord, Hamm-Mitte, Hamm-Süd, Hammerbrook, Horn, Kleiner Grasbrook, Neuwerk, Rothenburgsort, St. Georg, St. Pauli, Steinwerder, Veddel, Waltershof and Wilhelmsburg.[28] The quarters Hamburg-Alstadt (Rough translation: Hamburg old city) and Neustadt (Rough translation: new city) are the historical origin of Hamburg.
In 2006, the population of Hamburg-Nord (Rough translation: Northern Hamburg) was 280,229 in an area of 57.5 square kilometres (22 sq mi).[29] Hamburg-Nord consists of the quarters Alsterdorf, Barmbek-Nord, Barmbek-Süd, Dulsberg, Eppendorf, Fuhlsbüttel, Groß Borstel, Hoheluft-Ost, Hohenfelde, Langenhorn, Ohlsdorf, Uhlenhorst and Winterhude.[28]
Harburg is a borough of the city and a quarter in this borough. The borough Harburg lies on the southern shores of the river Elbe and covers parts of the port of Hamburg, residential and rural areas and some research institutes. In 2006 the population of the borough was 201,119, including the quarter with 21,193.[29] In the borough Harburg are the quarters Altenwerder, Cranz, Eißendorf, Francop, Gut Moor, Harburg, Hausbruch, Heimfeld, Langenbek, Marmstorf, Moorburg, Neuenfelde, Neugraben-Fischbek, Neuland, Rönneburg, Sinstorf and Wilstorf.[28]
In 2006, Wandsbek was the second-largest of seven boroughs that make up the city of Hamburg.[29] The quarter Wandsbek, which was the former independent city, is urban and, with the quarters Eilbek and Marienthal, part of the city's economic and cultural core. Like the other boroughs of Hamburg, Wandsbek is divided into quarters. They are Bergstedt, Bramfeld, Duvenstedt, Eilbek, Farmsen-Berne, Hummelsbüttel, Jenfeld, Lemsahl-Mellingstedt, Marienthal, Poppenbüttel, Rahlstedt, Sasel, Steilshoop, Tonndorf, Volksdorf, Wandsbek, Wellingsbüttel and Wohldorf-Ohlstedt.[28] In 2006 the population was 409,771.[29]

Culture and contemporary life

Hamburg offers more than 40 theatres, 60 museums and 100 music venues and clubs. In 2005, more than 18 million people visited concerts, exhibitions, theatres, cinemas, museums, and other performances of cultural achievement. More than 8,552 taxable companies – the average size was 3.16 employees – were engaged in culture like music, performing arts and literature. There are 5 companies in the creative sector per thousand residents (Berlin 3, London 37).[30]

Theaters

Deutsches Schauspielhaus in the quarter St. Georg.
The English Theatre
The state-owned Deutsches Schauspielhaus, the Thalia Theater, and the Kampnagel are well-known theatres in Germany and abroad.[31] The English Theatre near U3 Mundsburg station was established in 1976 and is the oldest professional English speaking theatre in Germany having exclusively English native speaking actors in its staff.

Museums

Hamburg possesses several big museums and galleries showing classical and contemporary art, as for example the Kunsthalle Hamburg with its contemporary art gallery (Galerie der Gegenwart), the Museum for Art and Industry (Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe) and the Deichtorhallen/House of Photography. In 2008, the Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg opened in the HafenCity quarter. Moreover, there are various specialised Museums in Hamburg, like the Museum of Labour (Museum der Arbeit), and several museums of local history, for example the Kiekeberg Open Air Museum (Freilichtmuseum am Kiekeberg). Two museum ships near Landungsbrücken bear witness to the freight ship (Cap San Diego) and cargo sailing ship era (Rickmer Rickmers).[32]
.Museum BallinStadt Emigration City reminds of the vast streams of European people emigrating from those mass accommodation halls between 1850 and 1939 to North and South America.^ Hamburg - Suez or Cape Town - Australia Pacific Coast of North America 1903-1914 Hamburg - Straits of Magellan - South American ports - US Pacific ports - Vancouver.

^ City of Lucknow 1926 purchased from Ellerman Lines renamed Heluan, South America service, 1931 scrapped.

Visitors stemming from overseas emigrants may search for their ancestors in data banks.

Music

Hamburg State Opera is a leading opera company. Its orchestra is the Philharmoniker Hamburg. The city's other well-known orchestra is the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra. The main concert venue is the Laeiszhalle, Musikhalle Hamburg, pending completion of the new Elbe Philharmonic Hall. The Laeiszhalle is also home to a third orchestra, the Hamburger Symphoniker. György Ligeti and Alfred Schnittke taught at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.[33][34]
Since the German premiere of Cats in 1985, there have always been musicals running in the city. Among them have been Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Dirty Dancing, and Dance of the Vampires. This density, the highest in Germany, is partly due to the major musical production company Stage Entertainment being based in the city.
Hamburg is home to German hip hop acts, such as Fünf Sterne deluxe, Samy Deluxe, Beginner and Fettes Brot. There is also a quite big alternative and punk scene, which gathers around the Rote Flora, a squatted former theatre located in the quarter Sternschanze. Hamburg is also famous for an original kind of German alternative music called Hamburger Schule ("Hamburg School"), a term used for bands like Tocotronic, Blumfeld, and Tomte.
The Lion King theatre in Hamburg's harbour.
The city was a major center of the heavy metal music world in the 1980s. Bands such as Helloween, Running Wild and Grave Digger started their careers in Hamburg.[35] The influences of these and other bands from the area were critical to establishing the subgenre of power metal.
Hamburg is also a global center for psychedelic trance music. It is home to record labels such as Spirit Zone,[36] mushroom magazine, the world's best known and longest running psy-trance magazine, as well as parties and club nights.

Parks and gardens

The Alter Botanischer Garten Hamburg is a historic botanical garden, located in the Planten un Blomen park, which now exists primarily in greenhouses. The Botanischer Garten Hamburg is a modern botanical garden maintained by the University of Hamburg.

Tourism

Warehouse district 1890
Warehouse district
Freedom of the Seas behind the Landungsbrücken
Tourists play a significant role in the city's economy. In 2007, Hamburg attracted more than 3,985,105 visitors (+3.7% to 2006) with 7,402,423 overnight accommodations (+3.1%). More than 700,000 people from abroad were visiting for an average duration of stay of 2.1 days.[37] More than 175,000 full-time employees and a revenue of €9.3 billion make the tourism industry a major economic factor in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Hamburg has one of the fastest-growing tourism industries in Germany. From 2001 to 2007, the overnight stays in the city grew about 55.2% (Berlin +52.7%, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania +33%).[38]
A typical Hamburg visit includes a tour of the city hall and the grand church St. Michaelis (called the Michel), and visiting the old warehouse district (Speicherstadt) and the harbour promenade (Landungsbrücken). Sightseeing buses connect these points of interest. As Hamburg is one of the world's largest harbours many visitors take one of the harbour and/or canal boat tours (Große Hafenrundfahrt, Fleetfahrt) which start from the Landungsbrücken. Major destinations also include museums.
Many visitors take a walk in the evening around the area of Reeperbahn in the quarter St. Pauli, considered Europe's largest red light district and home of strip clubs, brothels, bars and nightclubs. The singer and actor Hans Albers is strongly associated with St. Pauli, providing in the 1940s the neighborhood's unofficial anthem, "Auf der Reeperbahn Nachts um Halb Eins." The song explains in a polite way how a sailor enjoys his last day with a trollop before going aboard. It was in the Reeperbahn that The Beatles began their career with a 48-night residency at the Indra Club, followed by another 58 nights at the Kaiserkeller, in 1960; the Top Ten Club (1961); and the Star-Club (1962). Others prefer the laidback neighborhood Schanze with its street cafés or a barbecue on one of the beaches along the river Elbe. Hamburg's famous zoo, the Tierpark Hagenbeck, was founded in 1907 by Carl Hagenbeck as the first zoo with moated, barless enclosures.[39]
People may visit Hamburg because of a specific interest, notably one of the musicals, a sports event, a congress or fair. In 2005 the average visitor spent two nights in Hamburg.
From a total of 8 million overnight stays the majority of visitors (6 Million overnight stays) came from Germany. Most foreigners are European, especially from the United Kingdom (171000 overnight stays), Switzerland (about 143000 overnight stays) and Austria (about 137000 overnight stays), and the largest group from outside Europe comes from the United States (129000 overnight stays).[40][41]
In addition about 111 million daily visitors pour in to visit fairs, exhibitions, performances, meetings, congresses and last but not least to buy extraordinary and luxury goods. Further daily visitors use the Cruise Terminal. Ship Queen Mary 2 e.g. visits Hamburgs' harbour regularly since 2004. There are six departures planned from 2010 onwards with Queen Mary 2 from Hamburg harbour.[42]

Festivals and regular events

Hamburg is noted for several festivals and regular events. Some of them are street festivals, such as the gay pride Christopher Street Day festival[43] or the Alster fair,[44] held at the Binnenalster. .The Hamburger DOM is a northern Germany's biggest fun fair held three times a year.^ In the early years sailing time was about 40 days, Hamburg to New York.

[45] Hafengeburtstag is a funfair to honour the birthday of the port of Hamburg with a party and a ship parade.[46] The biker's divine service in Saint Michael's Church attracts tens of thousands of bikers.[47] Christmas markets in December were held among other locations at the Hamburg Rathaus square.[48] For art and culture the long night of museums offers one entrance fee for about 40 museums until midnight.[49] In 2008 the 6th festival of cultures was held in September, to celebrate the multi cultural life.[50] The Filmfest Hamburg—a film festival originated from the 1950s film days (German: Film Tage) and others—presents a wide range of films.[51] The Hamburg Messe and Congress offers a location for several trade fairs, such hanseboot, an international boat show, or Du und deine Welt, a large consumer exhibition.[52] Regular sports events—some open to pro and amateur participants—are the cycling competition Vattenfall Cyclassics, Hamburg Marathon, the biggest marathon in Germany after Berlin,[53] the tennis tournament Hamburg Masters and equestrian events like Deutsches Derby. Since 2007 Hamburg has a music and art festival called Dockville. It takes place every year in summer in the district Wilhelmsburg.[54]

Cuisine

German Labskaus
Original Hamburg dishes are Birnen, Bohnen und Speck (Low Saxon Birn, Bohn un Speck, green runner beans cooked with pears and bacon),[55] Aalsuppe (Low Saxon Oolsupp, often mistaken to be German for “eel soup“ (Aal/Ool translated ‘eel’), however the name probably comes from the Low Saxon allns [ʔaˑlns], meaning “all”, “everything and the kitchen sink”, not necessarily eel. Today eel is often included to meet the expectations of unsuspecting diners.),[56] Bratkartoffeln (Low Saxon Brootkartüffeln, pan-fried potato slices), Finkenwerder Scholle (Low Saxon Finkwarder Scholl, pan-fried plaice), Pannfisch (pan-fried fish),[57] Rote Grütze (Low Saxon Rode Grütt, related to Danish rødgrød, a type of summer pudding made mostly from berries and usually served with cream, like Danish rødgrød med fløde)[58] and Labskaus (a mixture of corned beef, mashed potatoes and beetroot, a cousin of the Norwegian lapskaus and Liverpool's lobscouse, all offshoots off an old-time one-pot meal that used to be the main component of the common sailor's humdrum diet on the high seas).[59]
Munich is the birthplace of Radler, which is called Alsterwasser in Hamburg (a reference to the city's river Alster with two lake-like bodies in the city center thanks to damming), both a type of shandy, a concoction of equal parts of beer and carbonated lemonade (Zitronenlimonade), the lemonade being added to the beer.[60] Hamburg is also home to a curious regional dessert pastry called Franzbrötchen. Looking rather like a flattened croissant, the Franzbrötchen is somewhat similar in preparation but includes a cinnamon and sugar filling, often with raisins or brown sugar streusel. The name may also reflect to the roll's croissant-like appearance – franz appears to be a shortening of französisch, meaning "French", which would make a Franzbrötchen a “French roll.” Being a Hamburg regional food, the Franzbrötchen becomes quite scarce outside the borders of the city; as near as Lunenburg (Lüneburg) it can only be found as a Hamburger and is not available in Bremen at all.
Ordinary bread rolls tend to be oval-shaped and of the French bread variety. The local name is Rundstück (“round piece” rather than mainstream German Brötchen, diminutive form of Brot “bread”),[61] a relative of Denmark's rundstykke. In fact, while by no means identical, the cuisines of Hamburg and Denmark, especially of Copenhagen have a lot in common. This also includes a predilection for open-faced sandwiches of all sorts, especially topped with cold-smoked or pickled fish. The American hamburger seems to have developed from Hamburg's Frikadelle: a pan-fried patty (usually larger and thicker than the American counterpart) made from a mixture of ground beef, soaked stale bread, egg, chopped onion, salt and pepper, usually served with potatoes and vegetables like any other piece of meat, not usually on a bun.[citation needed] Many Hamburgers consider their Frikadelle and the American hamburger different, virtually unrelated. The Oxford Dictionary defined a Hamburger steak in 1802: a sometimes-smoked and -salted piece of meat, that, according to some sources, came from Hamburg to America.[62]

Sport

Hamburg City Man 2007 at the Binnenalster
Hamburg is sometimes called Germany's capital of sport since no other city is home to more first league teams and international sports events.
Hamburger SV, one of the most successful teams in Germany, is a football team in the Bundesliga. The HSV is the oldest team of the Bundesliga, playing in the league since its beginning in 1963. HSV is a six-time German champion, a three-time German cup winner and triumphed in the European Cup in 1983, and has played in the group stages of the Champions League twice: in 2000/2001 and in 2006/2007. They play at the HSH Nordbank Arena (average attendance in the 06/07 season was 56 100). In addition, FC St. Pauli is a second division football club. In the past, the team played in the Bundesliga several times. Their matches take place at the Millerntor-Stadion.
The Hamburg Freezers represent Hamburg in the DEL, the highest ice hockey league in Germany. The HSV Handball represents Hamburg in the German handball league. In 2007, HSV Handball won the European Cupwinners Cup. Both teams play in the Color Line Arena.
Hamburg is the nation's field hockey capital and dominates the men's as well as the women's Bundesliga. There are also several minority sports clubs; Hamburg has four cricket clubs and Hamburg is also home to one of Germany's top lacrosse teams, the [Hamburg Warriors].[63]
Am Rothenbaum is the main tennis stadium of the International German Open
The team has grown immensely in the last several years and includes at least one youth team, three men's, and two women's teams. The team participates in the Deutsch Lacrosse Verein (dlaxv.de).The Hamburg Warriors are part of the Harvestehuder Tennis- und Hockey-Club e.V. (HTHC).[64] Hamburg is also home to the Hamburg Dockers, an Australian rules football club.[65] The FC St.Pauli dominates women's Rugby in Germany. Other first league teams include VT Aurubis Hamburg (Volleyball), Hamburger Polo Club, Blue Devils (American Football).[66]
The Center Court of the Tennis Am Rothenbaum venue with a capacity of 13,200 people is the largest in Germany.[67] In 2008 the German Tennis Federation and the ATP were divided about the status of the Hamburg Masters tournament as event of the ATP Masters Series.[68][69]
Hamburg also hosts equestrian events at Reitstadion Klein Flottbek (Deutsches Derby in jumping and dressage) and Horner Rennbahn (Deutsches Derby flat racing).[70] The Hamburg Marathon is the biggest marathon in Germany after Berlin. In 2008 23,230 participants were registered.[71] Worldcups in cycling, the UCI ProTour competition Vattenfall Cyclassics, and the triathlon ITU worldcup Hamburg City Man are also held in Hamburg.[72]
The HSH Nordbank Arena (formerly the AOL Arena and originally Volksparkstadion) was used a site for the 2006 World Cup. In 2010 UEFA will hold the final of the UEFA Europa League in the arena.[73]

Language

As elsewhere in Northern Germany, the original language of Hamburg is Low German, usually referred to as Hamborger Platt (German Hamburger Platt) or Hamborgsch. It is still in use, albeit by a minority and rarely in public, probably due to a hostile climate between World War II and the early 1980s.[citation needed] Since large-scale Germanization beginning in earnest within the 18th century, various Low German-colored dialects have developed (contact-varieties of German on Low Saxon substrates). Originally, there was a range of such Missingsch varieties, the best-known being the low-prestige ones of the working classes and the somewhat more bourgeois Hanseatendeutsch (Hanseatic German), although the term is used in appreciation.[74] All of these are now moribund due to the influences of “proper” German propagated by education and media. However, the former importance of Low German is indicated by several songs, such as the famous sea shanty Hamborger Veermaster, written in the 19th century when Low German was used more frequently.

English culture

There are several English-speaking communities in Hamburg, e. g. Caledonian Society of Hamburg, British Club Hamburg, British and Commonwealth Luncheon Club, Professional Women's Forum.[75] .American and international English-speaking organisations are The American Club of Hamburg e.V.,[76] American Women's Club, The English-Speaking Union of Commonwealth and The German-American Women's Club.^ To avoid competition in the Mediterranean the Hamburg-American and the North German Lloyd Line agreed to run a joint service in that area.

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Memorials

Memorial for successful English engineer William Lindley, who reorganized from 1842 on the drinking water and sewerage system of Hamburg and thus helped to fight against cholera is located near Baumwall train station in the street "Vorsetzen".
In 2009, more than 2,500 stumbling blocks (Stolpersteine) were laid with the names of deported and murdered citizens. Inserted into the pavement in front of their former houses, the blocks are supposed to draw attention to the victims, who were persecuted by the Nazis.[78]

Government

The town hall (front view)
The city of Hamburg is one of 16 German states, therefore the First Mayor of Hamburg's office corresponds more to the role of a minister-president than to the one of a city mayor. In Hamburg, the government as a German state government is responsible for public education, correctional institutions and public safety, but also as a municipality for libraries, recreational facilities, sanitation, water supply and welfare services.
.Since 1897 seat of the government is the Hamburg Rathaus with the office for the First Mayor, the meeting room for the Senate and the floor for the Hamburg Parliament.^ Benares, 1897 purchased from Hamburg Kalcutta Line renamed Constantia, 1917 seized by Cuban Government, renamed Maximo Gomez.

^ Burmah, 1897 purchased from Hamburg Kalcutta Line renamed Aragonia, 1919 operated by Belgium, 1920 ceded to French Government.

[79] As of 2008 the First Mayor of Hamburg was Ole von Beust,[80] who governed in Germany's first state-wide "black-green" coalition, consisting of the conservative CDU and the alternative GAL, who act as Hamburg's regional structure of the Alliance '90/The Greens party.[81]

Economy

Commerzbank Atrium
The gross domestic product (GDP) in Hamburg is total €88.9 billion.[82] The city has the highest GDP in Germany – €50,000 per capita – and a relatively high employment rate, with 88 percent of the working-age population. The city is home to over 120,000 enterprises.[83] In 2007, the average income of employees was €30,937.[82]
.The most significant economic unit for Hamburg is the Port of Hamburg, which ranks 2nd only to Rotterdam in Europe and 9th worldwide with transshipments of 9.8 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of cargo and 134 million tons of goods in 2007.[84] After German reunification, Hamburg recovered the eastern portion of its hinterland, becoming by far the fastest-growing port in Europe.^ Far East and Australia 1898-1903 Hamburg - Far East passenger service 1898-1934 Hamburg - South Africa - Far East 1898-1980 Hamburg - Far East cargo service.

International trade is also the reason for the large number of consulates in the city. Although situated 68 miles (110 km) up the Elbe, it is considered a sea port due to its ability to handle large ocean-going vessels.[85]
Der Spiegel headquarters
Hamburg, along with Seattle and Toulouse, is an important location of the civil aerospace industry. Airbus, which has an assembly plant in Hamburg, employs over 13,000 people in the Finkenwerder quarter.[86]
Heavy industry includes the making of steel, aluminum, copper and a number of shipyards such as Blohm + Voss.[citation needed]

Media

Other important industries are media businesses with over 70,000 employees.[87] The section Norddeutscher Rundfunk of the television and radio network ARD with its television station NDR Fernsehen is based in Hamburg; as well as the commercial television station Hamburg 1 as well as civil media outlet Tide TV. Most of the commercial German television networks have offices for their local stations.[citation needed] There are some regional radio stations such as Radio Hamburg. Some of Germany's largest publishing companies, Axel Springer AG, Gruner + Jahr, Bauer Media Group are located in the city. Many national newspapers and magazines such as Der Spiegel and Die Zeit are produced in Hamburg, as well as some special-interest newspapers such as Financial Times Deutschland. Hamburger Abendblatt and Hamburger Morgenpost are daily regional newspapers with having a large circulation. There is also a number of music companies (the largest being Warner Bros. Records Germany) and Internet businesses (e.g., AOL, Adobe Systems and Google Germany, and also Web 2.0 companies like Qype, CoreMedia and XING).[citation needed] Jimdo GmbH, a German web hosting provider, is headquartered in Hamburg.[88]
Hamburg was one of the locations for the film Tomorrow Never Dies of the James Bond series. The Reeperbahn street was location for many sets, among other the 1994 Beatles film Backbeat.[89]

Demographics

Demonstration during the 33rd G8 summit 2007
On December 31, 2006 there were 1,754,182 registered people living in Hamburg (up from 1,652,363 in 1990) in an area of 755.3 km2 (291.6 sq mi). The population density was 2,322 /km2 (6,010 /sq mi).[90] The metropolitan area of the Hamburg region (Hamburg Metropolitan Region) is home to about 4.3 million in an area of 19,000 km2 (7,300 sq mi).[91]
There were 856,132 males and 898,050 females in Hamburg. For every 1,000 males there were 1,049 females. In 2006 there were 16,089 births in Hamburg, of which 33.1% were given by unmarried women, 6,921 marriages and 4,583 divorces. In the city, the population was spread out with 15.7% under the age of 18, and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older.[90] 257,060 resident aliens were living in Hamburg (14.8% of the population). The largest group are people with only Turkish citizenship with 58,154 (22.6% of the resident aliens), followed by 20,743 with only Polish citizenship. 4,046 people were from the United Kingdom and 4,369 were from the United States.[90] According to GTZ, 22,000 immigrants living in Hamburg are from Afghanistan, thus forming the largest Afghan community in Germany and Europe.[92]
In 1999, there were 910,304 households, out of which 18.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, and 47.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 1.9.[93]

Religion

Statue of Archangel Michael in Hamburg
About 30.7%[94] of Hamburg's population belong to the North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church, and 10.2% to the Roman Catholic Church.[95] There are more than 70,000 people of Muslim faith living in Hamburg,[90] making Islam the next-largest religion in the city. The remainder of the population consists of members of smaller Christian churches, Buddhists,[96] Sikhs, Hindus,[97] Jews, and those unaffiliated with any faith. Hamburg is seat of one of the three bishops of the North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church and seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hamburg. There are several mosques, including the Islamic Centre Hamburg and a growing Jewish community.[98]

Infrastructure

Health systems

Hamburg is home to 54 hospitals. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf with about 1300 beds is a large medical school. There are also smaller private hospitals with 40 beds. On December 31, 2007 there were about 12,600 hospital beds in Hamburg proper.[99] In 2006 1,061 day-care centers for children, 3,841 physicians in private practice and 462 pharmacies were counted in Hamburg.[93]

Transport

Neue and Freihafen-Elbbrücke
Hamburg is a major transportation hub in Germany. Hamburg is connected to four Autobahnen (motorways) and is the most important railway junction on the route to Scandinavia.
Bridges and tunnels connect the northern and southern parts of the city, such as the old Elbe Tunnel (Alter Elbtunnel) now a major tourist sight, and the Elbe Tunnel (Elbtunnel) the crossing of a motorway.[100]
Hamburg Airport is the oldest airport in Germany still in operation.[101][102] There is also the smaller Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport, used only as a company airport for Airbus. Some airlines market Lübeck Airport in Lübeck as serving Hamburg.[103]
Hamburg's license plate prefix is HH (Hansestadt Hamburg, English: Hanseatic city of Hamburg), rather than just the single-letter normally used for large cities such as B for Berlin or M for Munich. The prefix "H" is used in Hanover instead.

Public transportation

Public transport by rail, bus and ships is organized by a fare-collection joint venture between transportation companies. .Tickets sold by one company in this Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (Hamburg traffic group) (HVV) are valid on all other HVV companies' services.^ Mediterranean service, 1936 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line , renamed Maceio.

^ Stinnes Line, Hamburg, Valparaiso service, 1933 sold to Romania, renamed Peles.

^ Rio Grande service, 1907 sold to Hamburg Sud Amerika Line , renamed Rio Pardo.

The HVV was the first organization of this kind worldwide.[104]
Rail
Nine mass transit rail lines across the city are the backbone of Hamburg public transportation. The Hamburg S-Bahn (heavy railway system) system comprises six lines and the Hamburg U-Bahn three lines. U-Bahn is short for Untergrundbahn (underground railway, a light railway-system). Approximately 41 km (25 mi) of 101 km (63 mi) of the subway is underground; most of the tracks are on embankments, viaducts or at ground level. Older residents still speak of the system as Hochbahn (elevated railway), also due to the fact that the operating company of the subway is the Hamburger Hochbahn. Another heavy railway system, the AKN railway, connects satellite towns in Schleswig-Holstein to the city. On certain routes, regional trains of Germany's major railway company Deutsche Bahn AG and the regional metronom trains may be used with a HVV public transport ticket, too. Except at the three bigger stations in the center of Hamburg, like Hamburg central station, Hamburg Dammtor station, or Hamburg-Altona station, the regional trains hardly stop inside the area of the city. The tram network was shut down in 1978.
Bus
Gaps in the rail network are filled by more than 600 bus routes, plied by single-deck, two-, three- and four-axle diesel buses. Hamburg has no trams or trolley-buses, but has hydrogen-fueled buses operating pilot services. The bus network is dense during working hours, with some routes operated as frequently as every 2 minutes. In suburban areas and on special weekday night lines the intervals are of 30 minutes or longer.
Ferries
There are six ferry lines along the river Elbe, operated by the HADAG company. While mainly used by Hamburg citizens and dock workers, they can also be used for sightseeing tours.
Aviation
The international airport Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel, official name "Hamburg Airport" (IATA: HAM, ICAO: EDDH) is the fifth biggest airport in Germany and the oldest airport in Germany founded in 1912. It's about 5 miles away from the city centre. Approximately 60 Airlines provide 125 destination airports including some long distance destinations like New York, Dubai, Toronto and Tehran. Lufthansa is the homecarrier with the most flights followed from Air Berlin. At the Hamburg airport Lufthansa operate one of their biggest Lufthansa Technik Plant.
The second airport in Hamburg is Hamburg-Finkenwerder (IATA: XFW, ICAO: EDHI). It's about 6 miles away from the city centre and a non public airport for the Airbus Operations GmbH plant. It's the second biggest airbus plant after Tolouse and the third biggest aviation manufacturing plant after Seattle and Tolouse. .In Hamburg airbus operate the final assembly lines for A318, A319, A321 and A380 aircrafts.^ Sweden, operated under Svenska-Hamburg Line and flew Swedish flag, 1947 sold renamed Lister.

^ Torgot, 1928 purchased from Sweden, operated under Svenska-Hamburg Line and flew Swedish flag, 1947 sold, renamed Skagen .

^ Burmah, 1897 purchased from Hamburg Kalcutta Line renamed Aragonia, 1919 operated by Belgium, 1920 ceded to French Government.

Utilities

Fuel cell power plant in the HafenCity quarter.
Electricity for Hamburg and Northern Germany is provided by Vattenfall Europe, former state-owned Hamburgische Electricitäts-Werke. Vattenfall Europe owns nuclear power plants near Hamburg, Brokdorf Nuclear Power Plant, Brunsbüttel Nuclear Power Plant and Krümmel Nuclear Power Plant.[105] All scheduled to be taken out of service.[106] There are also the coal-fired Wedel Power Station and Moorburg Power Station and the fuel cell power plant in the HafenCity quarter. VERA Klärschlammverbrennung uses the biosolids of the Hamburg wastewater treatment plant, the Pumpspeicherwerk Geesthacht is a pump storage power plant and a biomass power station is Müllverwertung Borsigstraße.[citation needed]

Education

The school system is managed by the Ministry of Schools and Vocational Training (Behörde für Schule und Berufsbildung). In 2006 about 160,000 pupils were taught in 245 primary schools, 195 secondary schools.[107] There are 33 public libraries in Hamburg proper.[108]
17 universities are located in Hamburg. There are about 70,000 university students, including 9,000 resident aliens. Six universities are public, like the largest, the University of Hamburg with the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, the University of Music and Theatre, the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and the Hamburg University of Technology. Seven universities are private, like the Bucerius Law School. The city has also smaller private colleges and universities, including many religious and special-purpose institutions, such as the Helmut Schmidt University (Former: University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg).[109]

International relations

Twin towns—Sister cities

Hamburg has nine twin towns and sister cities around the world. In 1994 Chicago became the newest sister city of Hamburg.[110] There are several other partnerships with cities, in 2007 Hamburg and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a cooperation.[111]

People from Hamburg

In Hamburg it's hard to find a native Hamburger. A hurried and superficial search turns up only crayfish, people from Pinneberg, and those from Bergedorf. One accompanies the contented little kippers of a striving society; mackerels from Stade, sole from Finkenwerder, herrings from Cuxhaven swim in expectant throngs through the streets of my city and lobsters patrol the stock exchange with open claws. ... The first so-called unguarded glance always lands on the bottom of the sea and falls into twilight of the aquarium. Heinrich Heine must have had the same experience when he tried, with his cultivated scorn and gifted melancholy, to find the people of Hamburg.

Siegfried Lenz, in Leute von Hamburg (People from Hamburg) ISBN 978-3-423-11538-4.[115]

Literature

  • Hamburg guide for residents and visitors. Hamburg Führer Verlag GmbH, Hamburg, published 12 times p. a.[116]

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From Wikitravel

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.Hamburg is a major port city situated on the Elbe River in northern Germany.^ For Hardy, an engineer from Hamburg in northern Germany, “the river was refreshing”.
  • Hamburg | ajc.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: News]
  • Hamburg | ajc.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: News]

^ The city is situated on the banks of river Elbe.
  • Hamburg Germany,Hamburg Information,About Hamburg,Hamburg Facts and Overview 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.biztradeshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and is located on the Elbe River in northwest Germany.

.1,740,000 inhabitants make it Germany's second-largest city.^ Germanys second largest city, Hamburg is a city influenced by water.

^ Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany and the eighth-largest city in the European Union.

^ Germany's second largest city, Hamburg received 150,000 visitors each day.
  • Travel Hamburg Guide - fitforeurope.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.fitforeurope.com [Source type: News]

.The Greater Hamburg Metropolitan Region has a population of four million.^ The current population of Hamburg totals 1.7 million.
  • Hamburg, Germany 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC worldfacts.us [Source type: General]

^ As a result of the 1937 the Greater Hamburg decree several surrounding Prussian towns were incorporated into the city and as a consequence, Hamburg could claim to be a city with 1.7 million inhabitants.
  • Hamburg, Germany 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC worldfacts.us [Source type: General]

^ The city is home to approximately 1.8 million people, while the Hamburg Metropolitan Region has more than 4.3 million inhabitants.

.It is at the same time one of the 16 German Bundesländer (states).^ It is also one of the three cities, which is a "Land" - one of Germany's 16 states - in its own right.
  • BBC Languages - Germany inside out 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Hamburg with 1,7 million inhabitants is the second largest city of Germany and simultaneously one of the 16 states.

Understand

.Hamburg is a city-state.^ Hamburg has long been a free city-state governed by business rather then politics.

^ On March 28, 1919, the parliament of the city-state of Hamburg, which had just been democratically constituted after the end of World War I, passed the resolution to establish the University of Hamburg.
  • A Short Introduction to the University of Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.uni-hamburg.de [Source type: Academic]

^ It makes reference to Hamburg's membership in the medieval Hanseatic League and also to the fact that Hamburg is a city-state and one of the sixteen Federal States of Germany.
  • Hamburg - IFMSA SCOPE Wiki 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC wiki.ifmsa.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It values its status as a city, being as independent as possible of other states that have existed or currently exist in Germany.^ A city and state in its own right, Hamburg was formerly a key player in the Hanseatic League of trading cities and retains its freeport status to this day.

^ The city's other major soccer team, FC St. Pauli, play in the atmospheric Wilhelm Koch Stadium and are currently in the second division.
  • Schmap Hamburg Art & Entertainment 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

^ This name dates back to its status as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League and also marks it as a city-state.
  • Hamburg Germany tours, history of Hamburg Germany, Hamburg Germany, map of Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.destination360.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nevertheless, over the centuries, Hamburg has always been an international city.^ Nevertheless, over the centuries, Hamburg has always been an international city.
  • Hamburg Travel Videos - Hamburg Videos - Hamburg Tourism Videos - Insider Perks 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.insiderperks.com [Source type: News]

^ September 21, 2005 Presented Hamburgs community-wide character initiative to an international audience of the Building Cities of Character annual conference of the International Association of Character Cities in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

^ Hamburg boasts a total of 11 Michelin-starred restaurants – more than any other German city – making it a mecca of international cuisine.
  • September - VLM Magazine 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC vlmmagazine.com [Source type: General]

This is not only because of its position in international trade, but also in political dimensions.
.One of the most important harbors in Europe and the world, Hamburg takes great pride in its mercantile background, which built the city's wealth in the past centuries.^ All is agree that Hamburg is one of the world's most beautiful cities!

^ Today, Hamburg is one of Germanys most important business locations.
  • Hamburg, Germany 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC worldfacts.us [Source type: General]

^ The title 'The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg' reflects the city's status as one of the most important ports in Europe.
  • Hamburg, Germany Hotels and Hamburg, Germany City Guide - Hotel Reservations, Restaurants, Maps, Weather and Transport Information 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.worldexecutive.com [Source type: News]

.From 1241 on, it was member of the Hanseatic League, a medieval trade monopoly over Northern Europe.^ It makes reference to Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League and as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, also to t http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburg .

^ It makes reference to Hamburg's membership in the medieval Hanseatic League and also to the fact that Hamburg is a city-state and one of the sixteen Federal States of Germany.
  • Hamburg - IFMSA SCOPE Wiki 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC wiki.ifmsa.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As North Sea port for the then powerful city of Lbeck , Hamburg became one of the most important trading ports in northern Europe .
  • Hamburg@Everything2.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC everything2.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, millions left Europe on their way to the new world through the Hamburg harbor.^ The fifth largest sea port in the world, Hamburgs harbor spans the 25 mile path along the Elbe River as it flows into the North Sea.
  • Hamburg Hotels - Compare Hotels in Hamburg and Read Reviews 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC hamburg.hotelguide.net [Source type: General]

^ For centuries, Hamburg has had one of the largest international sea ports, with trade relations spanning the entire world, particularly English-speaking countries and South America.

^ Hamburg's harbour, often referred to as the 'gateway to the world', has expanded a great deal since its founding, prior to the 12th century.
  • Schmap Hamburg Guide 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

.Today, the harbor ranks second in Europe and sixth to seventh world-wide.^ Located in northern Germany, Hamburg is also home to Europe’s second-largest port, Hamburg Harbor, and the city-center lies at the convergence of Elbe, Alster and Bille Rovers.
  • Hamburg, Germany Trip Information - TravelMuse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.travelmuse.com [Source type: General]

^ Once Germany's gateway to the world, Hamburg remains a bustling port city, Europe's second largest behind Rotterdam, which funnels out to the Baltic Sea.
  • Spectacular golf complements rowdy nightlife in Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.golfeurope.com [Source type: General]

^ Hamburg is the second largest port in Europe and the ninth largest in the world, and is home to several large business and industrial houses.
  • Book Hotels in Hamburg, Hotel in Hamburg, Hamburg Hotel Reservations and Booking 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC hoteliux.com [Source type: General]

.Consequently, one of Hamburg's tag lines is "The Gate to the World" (derived from the city’s coat of arms, showing an argent city wall with a gate and crowned by three towers on a field of gules).^ Consequently, one of Hamburg's tag lines is "The Gate to the World" (derived from the city’s coat of arms, showing an argent city wall with a gate and crowned by three towers on a field of gules).
  • Hamburg Travel Videos - Hamburg Videos - Hamburg Tourism Videos - Insider Perks 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.insiderperks.com [Source type: News]

^ Hamburg is one of the greenest cities of the world.
  • Hamburg - IFMSA SCOPE Wiki 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC wiki.ifmsa.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a result of the 1937 the Greater Hamburg decree several surrounding Prussian towns were incorporated into the city and as a consequence, Hamburg could claim to be a city with 1.7 million inhabitants.
  • Hamburg, Germany 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC worldfacts.us [Source type: General]

.Hamburg is known to be one of the richest metropolitan area in the European Union, like Brussels and London.^ Frankfurt throws more money at the arts than any other European city so you'll most likely catch a groundbreaking exhibition at one of its museums.
  • Hamburg Vacations - Hotels, sightseeing tours, train trips, transfers in Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.europeandestinations.com [Source type: General]

^ See also: Cities (Places) Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany and the sixth-largest city in the European Union.
  • Hamburg Sucks - 41% People Agree (75 opinions) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC amplicate.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Read More > Hamburg Named European Green Capital 2011 02/23/2009 Hamburg was awarded the title “European Green Capital 2011″ by the European Union Commission in Brussels on Feb.

.The harbor is the heart of the city, however, Hamburg is one of the most important media hubs in Germany, too.^ Enjoy the allure of one of Germany's most cosmopolitan cities at the Hamburg Marriott Hotel ...
  • Hamburg Hotels: Find Hotels in Hamburg, with Hotel Reviews on Orbitz 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.orbitz.com [Source type: General]

^ It is one of the most important cities of Germany as far as trade and economy are concerned.
  • Hamburg Germany,Hamburg Information,About Hamburg,Hamburg Facts and Overview 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.biztradeshows.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Today, Hamburg is one of Germanys most important business locations.
  • Hamburg, Germany 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC worldfacts.us [Source type: General]

Half of the nation's newspapers and magazines have their roots in Hamburg. .And unknown even to some locals is the fact that, with one of the Airbus aircraft assembly plants, Hamburg is a major location of the world's aerospace industry, right after Seattle (USA) and Toulouse (France).^ Hamburg is one of the greenest cities of the world.
  • Hamburg - IFMSA SCOPE Wiki 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC wiki.ifmsa.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nh Hamburg The NH Hamburg City is a modern, seven storey hotel located next to the CCH exhibition centre, just one kilometre from the city centre.
  • Hotels in Hamburg Germany DE, cheap discount Hamburg hotels, hotel accommodation reservations service 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.clickhamburghotels.com [Source type: General]

^ In which case, the world might finally return some of Hamburg’s attentions.
  • Hamburg Travel Information and Travel Guide - Germany - Lonely Planet 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.lonelyplanet.com [Source type: General]

The mercantile background reflects in the city's architecture. .The only palace in Hamburg is the town hall, house of the citizen's parliament and the senate.^ This is a picture of the town hall of Hamburg.

^ Hall of Fame jockey Tod Sloan , who rode hundreds of horses in America and abroad, said: 'Hamburg was the only great horse I ever rode.'
  • National Museum of Racing - Hall of Fame 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.racingmuseum.org [Source type: News]

^ During his visit to Hamburg, Ambassador Philip D. Murphy held a town hall meeting at the Bucerius Law School.
  • Consulate General of the United States Hamburg, Germany - Home 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC hamburg.usconsulate.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Apart from that, the city still has large quarters with expensive houses and villas. These residences are home to merchants and captains, surrounded by lots of greenery. .However, large parts of the city were destroyed during the devastating air raids of World War II, killing tens of thousands and leaving more than a million homeless.^ Maybe more fish restaurants than any city in the world.
  • Miami Ad School Hamburg, Germany. Student Portfolio, Europe Advertising Courses & Internships. 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.miamiadschool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Could be more theatres than any city in the world.
  • Miami Ad School Hamburg, Germany. Student Portfolio, Europe Advertising Courses & Internships. 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.miamiadschool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More » 06/14/09 60,094 114 By Jack Loftus # omg World's Largest Model Is Bigger Than Your House .
  • hamburg - Gizmodo 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC gizmodo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hamburg still keeps its tradition of being an open, yet discreet city.^ Hamburg is a very open city.
  • Red Light District - Hamburg Warnings - VirtualTourist.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

^ Cultural activities on city breaks to Hamburg include art galleries, theatres and museums and the cuisine in the city is varied in choice, from traditional German dishes to gourmet international cuisine.
  • City breaks to Hamburg – book a Hamburg city break with City Break Direct 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.citybreaks-direct.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Historically Hamburg is also one of the oldest cities, dating back to 810, with a rich history that started with Charlemagne and includes a long maritime tradition.
  • City breaks to Hamburg – book a Hamburg city break with City Break Direct 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.citybreaks-direct.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Citizens of Hamburg, just like most Northern Germans, sometimes appear to be quite reserved at first.^ From Hamburg it isn´t very far to either the Northern Sea or the Baltic Sea, where you can enjoy long beaches, waves and sunshine (sometimes:).
  • Hamburg - IFMSA SCOPE Wiki 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC wiki.ifmsa.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hamburg was first settled in the seventh century and is now the second largest city in Germany, with 1.8 million citizens.
  • Book Hotels in Hamburg, Hotel in Hamburg, Hamburg Hotel Reservations and Booking 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC hoteliux.com [Source type: General]

^ Junges Hotel Hamburg   *From  EUR 95 Kurt-Schumacher-Allee 14 20097, Hamburg Germany Directly in the heart of the city is the Junges Hotel Hamburg, which at first sight appears to be different.
  • Hotels Hamburg. Accommodation Hamburg Germany - Main Railway Station at Discounted Rates 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.holidaycityeurope.com [Source type: General]

.Once they get to know with whom they are dealing, they'll be as warm and friendly as you'd wish.^ If you forget to bring one, I know they sell them at the large newspaper shops in the Central Station and Altona Bahnhof.
  • Red Light District - Hamburg Warnings - VirtualTourist.com 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.virtualtourist.com [Source type: General]

^ You’ll see blondes, but they aren’t all from Europe.
  • Miami Ad School Hamburg, Germany. Student Portfolio, Europe Advertising Courses & Internships. 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.miamiadschool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You'll find the largest selection of hotel deals, discount prices, and cheap hotel rates on reservations anywhere in the world.
  • Hamburg Hotels - Compare Hotels in Hamburg and Book With Expedia 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.expedia.com [Source type: General]

.The people of Hamburg are known as "Hamburger" (pronounce the a like you're saying "ah", and it won't sound as silly).^ If you like hamburg.de you may also like: .
  • hamburg.de - Site Info from Alexa 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.alexa.com [Source type: General]

^ But you can not get a Hamburg to sound like a Vienna as easily.
  • ADK Vienna and Hamburg Microphone Review by Dot 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.studioreviews.com [Source type: General]

^ Wherever you are and whatever you're looking for, Qype puts millions of reviews from real people at your fingertips.
  • Hamburg Restaurants, Bars, Gigs, Hotels, Events & more 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.qype.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The beef patties on a bun were named after this city, where presumably they were invented (although not popularized: you won't find any "traditional hamburgers" in Hamburg).^ Mind you, to keep FIFA happy, you have to call it the 'FIFA World Cup Stadium, Hamburg' - despite the 15m euros AOL paid for the naming rights.

^ Here you will also find Hamburg’s characteristic red-brick buildings, built to look like ocean-liners, including the Chile Haus.
  • easyJet.com - Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.easyjet.com [Source type: General]

^ The 'Hamburg Card' is very useful to tourists, providing unlimited use of public transport in the city and discounted admission to popular sights and museums.
  • Hamburg Hotels - HotelTravel.com HOTEL REVIEWS, DISCOUNTS up to 75% 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hoteltravel.com [Source type: General]

See also "frankfurter" (Frankfurt) and "wiener" (Wien, aka Vienna).

Get in

By plane

Airport Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel (IATA: HAM) (ICAO: EDDH)

.Hamburg [1] has the fifth largest international airport in Germany, so arrival by plane is an obvious choice for those visiting from far away.^ Hamburg International Airport is the fourth busiest in Germany.
  • Book Cheap Flights To Hamburg - Search & book cheap flights to Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.directline-flights.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany.
  • Hamburg Videos - Metacafe 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hamburg International Airport offers a choice of bars and restaurants, gift, news and duty-free shops, money and business amenities, and health and special needs facilities.
  • Hamburg Airport, Hotels near Hamburg International Airport - HAM Airport Guide 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.worldairportguides.com [Source type: News]

.There are plenty connections within Europe, although only a few intercontinental direct services are offered.^ There are conference facilities, free internet connections and babysitting services available at the hotel.
  • Book Hotels in Hamburg, Hotel in Hamburg, Hamburg Hotel Reservations and Booking 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC hoteliux.com [Source type: General]

^ There are direct airport buses (E5) to the airport from the Hauptbahnhof every 20 minutes, though the service is not included in any of the city's transport passes.
  • Hamburg Guide Germany City & Hotel Travel Guide :: Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.soccerphile.com [Source type: General]

[2]
.The airport has been thoroughly modernized with new terminals, airport hotel, streamlined infrastructure, and facilities that are by and large adequate, so you won't get lost.^ This budget hotel offers excellent value with its proximity to the tourist attractions and range of facilities including satellite TV, a large lounge and free internet access....
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^ For your way back to the airport you find taxi stands in front of the hotel „Vier Jahreszeiten“ at Neuer Jungfernstieg and at Gänsemarkt.
  • White & Case LLP - White & Case North America offices, lawyers & attorneys in North America - Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.whitecase.com [Source type: News]

^ If you are travelling with friends or family, you will all enjoy staying together with the extra space and facilities that an aparthotel has over a hotel room.
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.Depending on the gate your flight arrives at or leaves from, walking longer distances might be neccessary as on any other airport too.^ The main station, airport bus terminal and main shopping area are within 5 minutes walking distance from the property.
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^ Kick off your city-break with an airBaltic flight to Hamburg Airport, the oldest of the city’s airports.
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.Hamburg Airport is connected to the city by the S-Bahn S1 commuter train line, which connects to the main station (Hauptbahnhof) and the city center in about 30 minutes.^ The airport is 20 minutes from Hamburg city centre.
  • Hamburg Guide Germany City & Hotel Travel Guide :: Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.soccerphile.com [Source type: General]

^ InterCityHotel Hamburg 4* Hotel by main train station & city center sights.
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^ It takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • White & Case LLP - White & Case North America offices, lawyers & attorneys in North America - Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.whitecase.com [Source type: News]

.There are trains every 10-20 minutes, and a single fare is €2,70. Beware on the way back from the city centre to the airport: The train splits in two at Ohlsdorf, with only the first three cars going to the airport, and the rest going to the suburb of Poppenbüttel.^ A train service runs directly from the airport to the central railway station in the city centre (Hauptbahnhof) every 10 minutes.
  • easyJet.com - Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.easyjet.com [Source type: General]

^ The airport is 20 minutes from Hamburg city centre.
  • Hamburg Guide Germany City & Hotel Travel Guide :: Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.soccerphile.com [Source type: General]

^ By train At the main station you can go with the suburban train lines 1 or 3 which leave from platform 1 directly to the station „Jungfernstieg“ (takes about 5 minutes).
  • White & Case LLP - White & Case North America offices, lawyers & attorneys in North America - Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.whitecase.com [Source type: News]

.There are no trains between midnight and 4 AM, but a bus runs along the same route.^ A lively market is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays beneath the viaduct that runs along the street between the Hoheluftbücke and Eppendorfer Baum metro stops.
  • Schmap Hamburg Guide 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

^ From 1924 electric trains have been running to Poppelbüttel and from 1954 along the mainly single-track line to Wedel .
  • UrbanRail.Net > Europe > Germany > Hamburg U-Bahn (Hochbahn) and S-Bahn 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.urbanrail.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There was no light in the house; we had brought along what was left of a thick votive candle.
  • The End: Hamburg 1943 by Hans Erich Nossack 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.press.uchicago.edu [Source type: Original source]

As there aren't any flights between 11PM and 6AM this may not affect your journey at all. Train timetable S1: [3]
.The airport, which is hugely popular with plane-spotters, is surrounded by Schrebergärten (meticulously maintained allotments), park lands, and open green spaces, crisscrossed by bicycle and walking trails.^ Wikinger Hof The Wikinger Hof is ideally situated with its location between the green parks surrounding the Aster Lake and central city.
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^ There's no footpath, so you have to walk along the green space next to the road.
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.The popularity of this area is not only due to the many viewpoints, but also because Lufthansa Technik (Lufthansa's maintenance service) operates some large hangars on the airport, which means that the site is visited by a variety of rare and interesting aircraft (including VVIP).^ The U-Bahn is complemented by a dense S-Bahn service operating like a metro in central areas.
  • UrbanRail.Net > Europe > Germany > Hamburg U-Bahn (Hochbahn) and S-Bahn 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.urbanrail.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Another remarkable service is the early morning show at 6am including a large breakfast.
  • Schmap Hamburg Art & Entertainment 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

Airport "Hamburg-Lübeck" aka "Lübeck-Blankensee" (IATA: LBC) (ICAO: EDHL)

.As with many other destinations, the discount airline Ryan Air [4] does not operate from Hamburg, as their naming scheme might indicate.^ The Fischmarkt has been operating on the banks of the Elbe and the Hamburg port for over 300 years and it is a landmark in many regards.
  • Hamburg » Tag Archive » The Wandering Aramean 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boardingarea.com [Source type: General]

^ In 1848 the Revolution brought about the emancipation of the Jews in Hamburg as in many other states of the German Confederation.
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^ Hamburg just has an air about it - on the one-hand, its the epitome of a metropolis and on the other hand, it has a cosiness and elegance about it.
  • Hamburg, Germany 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC worldfacts.us [Source type: General]

.Instead, it operates from Lübeck-Blankensee airport [5] (not to confuse with Hamburg's suburb Blankenese), which is 65 km from Hamburg via motorway A1. The second airline that offers flights to Lübeck is Wizz Air [6].^ From the east: Approaching Hamburg from the east you drive via the A24 and the A1 up to the end of the autobahn at the „Horner Kreisel“ take the second exit into the Sievekingsallee in direction city center.
  • White & Case LLP - White & Case North America offices, lawyers & attorneys in North America - Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.whitecase.com [Source type: News]

^ Search for cheap Hamburg flight offers and bargain last-minute Hamburg flights with our convenient online flight search.
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^ Hamburg Transport Hamburg International Airport is one of Germany and Europe's main hubs with numerous flights arriving from dozens of international destinations.
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Flights go to London Stansted (England), Shannon and Dublin (Ireland), Glasgow Prestwick (Scotland), Stockholm Skavsta (Sweden), Milan Bergamo (Italy), Pisa (Italy), and Gdansk (Poland).
.Buses connecting to the flights go from Hamburg's central bus station ("ZOB", adjacent to the main train station).^ Hamburg’s second-largest train station.
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^ By train At the main station you can go with the suburban train lines 1 or 3 which leave from platform 1 directly to the station „Jungfernstieg“ (takes about 5 minutes).
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^ Jordan In Italy a female from Charlotte , on vacation in Hamburg Our train was a little late getting into Germany and so we had to layover at a tiny train station in the middle of nowhere.
  • Hamburg Holiday & Tourism Guide - Real Travel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC realtravel.com [Source type: General]

.They cost €9 for single way and take about one hour and 10 minutes.^ The harbour covers about 75 square kilometres and takes up almost one tenth of the city's total area.
  • Schmap Hamburg Guide 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

^ The medical faculty and its clinics are centered on a green and spacious campus about 10 minutes from town center by bus in the district “Eppendorf”.
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^ I got from South to Amherst in about 10 minutes of parking spot-to-parking spot drive time.

.The buses depart about two hours and 50 minutes before every Ryanair departure, meet every arrival, and wait for delayed flights.^ From the Airport buses leave every 15 minutes between 06.00 and 19.00, after this time they leave every 20 minutes until 23.00.
  • easyJet.com - Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.easyjet.com [Source type: General]

^ Knowing that we had about 45 minutes before departure I grabbed the cushion, brought it to the flight attendant and asked if it could be swapped out for a clean one.
  • Hamburg » Tag Archive » The Wandering Aramean 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boardingarea.com [Source type: General]

^ There are direct airport buses (E5) to the airport from the Hauptbahnhof every 20 minutes, though the service is not included in any of the city's transport passes.
  • Hamburg Guide Germany City & Hotel Travel Guide :: Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.soccerphile.com [Source type: General]

Timetable is available on the bus company VHH's website [7].

Hamburg-Finkenwerder Airport (IATA: XFW) (ICAO: EDHI)

XFW airport in the suburb of Finkenwerder is actually not a public airport, but part of Airbus' Finkenwerder aircraft plant and thus only accessible to Airbus employees. .For them, two daily flights are available to/from Toulouse, but most of the time the runway is used for freight (up to complete sections of passenger planes using the Beluga aircraft [8]) or the delivery of new planes.^ Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Hamburg was 15.7 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.
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^ The liability of the carrier for delay in delivery according to the provisions of article 5 is limited to an amount equivalent to two and a half times the freight payable for the goods delayed, but not exceeding the total freight payable under the contract of carriage of goods by sea.

^ Using the handwritten indexes, you can look up the name of your ancestor alphabetically by year and find the departure date or page number of the passenger list.
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The runway, as well as the aircraft parking lot, can be observed from the public street Neß-Hauptdeich. The parking lot is on the other side of the street, so a few times a day planes actually cross the street, including the world's largest passenger aircraft A380.
.There are public tours of the Finkenwerder plant [9] of about 2½ hours.^ It is the base of operations for just about all of the water tour options in town as well as public ferry services operating across the water.
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.Tickets cost € 13, reservations are required at least four weeks in advance, payment has to arrive 14 days in advance.^ Most shows sell out well in advance, so it is a good idea to reserve tickets at the earliest opportunity.
  • Schmap Hamburg Art & Entertainment 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

.You must bring your passport, leave cameras and mobiles at your hotel.^ For your way back to the airport you find taxi stands in front of the hotel „Vier Jahreszeiten“ at Neuer Jungfernstieg and at Gänsemarkt.
  • White & Case LLP - White & Case North America offices, lawyers & attorneys in North America - Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.whitecase.com [Source type: News]

^ We’ll help you get the most relevant options to book your Hamburg hotel reservations at the right price quickly.
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^ If your Hamburg hotel is going to be your home-away-from-home on business, for example, you might look for properties with a business center, wireless Internet and a restaurant.
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Visitors have to be at least 14 years old. Be warned, security is tight, strictly follow the rules.
.The plant is located not far from the center, however, it's on the other side of the Elbe river.^ Located on the rivers Elbe and Alster, this 1,200 year-old city is a wonderful blend of history, culture and contemporary life.
  • easyJet.com - Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.easyjet.com [Source type: General]

^ Covering 292 sq mi (755 sq km), it is located on the Elbe River and is Germany’s largest port.
  • Hamburg (Germany) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Two other rivers flow into the Elbe at Hamburg—the Alster from the north and the Bille from the east.
  • Hamburg (Germany) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

.Using public transport, Airbus is accessible by harbor ferry 68 from Teufelsbrück.^ To know how to get from one place to another you can use the homepage of Hamburg´s public transport system (HVV).
  • Hamburg - IFMSA SCOPE Wiki 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC wiki.ifmsa.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ferry 62 from Landungsbrücken 3 will bring you to the town of Finkenwerder, from there take bus 150 to stop Airbus.^ First stop is in the Chelsea Art District - explore contemporary art galleries and enjoy lunch (on your own); after lunch, the bus will take you to the Whitney Contemporary Art Museum - the bus will return to Hamburg around 6:00 pm .
  • Historic Hamburg :: Calendar of Events 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.hamburgpa.org [Source type: General]

^ The Basselweg bus stop is 50 metres from the hotel and takes you right to the Rathausmarkt without changing.
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^ If you've spent a night on the town and need a hearty breakfast to sober you up, then there's no better place than the fish market .
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.Bus 150 starts at Altona's train station and uses the Elbe tunnel (not spectacular, but still one of the longest river tunnels in the world), that'd be your third option.^ The Landungsbrücken, the Old Elbe Tunnel and one of the city's major landmarks, the Köhlbrandt bridge are all eye-catching symbols of the old harbour.
  • Schmap Hamburg Guide 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

^ Hamburg is a city of Germany and nestled on the Elbe River and its port counted as the one of the ten most popular ports in the World.
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^ It is located in Altona and is still one of the most sought-after addresses in the city.
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To observe the runway, exit bus 150 at stop Neuenfelde, Rosengarten (next one after stop Airbus).

Hamburg-Uetersen Airport (ICAO: EDHE)

.Air Hamburg [10] serves several German islands from this airport.^ Hamburg was merely the first link in a long chain of pitiless air attacks made by the Allies on the German civilian population.

^ Hamburg also has several great venues for open-air gigs.
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^ The Ibis Hotel Hamburg Airport has 157 air-conditioned rooms, all of which...
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.The only way to reach it is by taxi, the nearest railway station being Tornesch.^ This privately run hotel is centrally located in the heart of Hamburg, right across the street from the main railway station and only a few minutes on foot from the harbour.
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^ The International airport is only 10km away and can easily be reached either by car or by the Underground station which is just a short walk from the hotel.
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^ The main railway station is only a stroll away and the international airport is an easy 25 minutes by taxi or car.
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Hauptbahnhof, Central railway station
Hauptbahnhof, Central railway station
.Hamburg has five major stations: Hauptbahnhof (central station), Altona, Dammtor, Harburg, Bergedorf.^ Hamburg before the end of the year, and to have at least five outlets in each of Germany's major cities: Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Berlin and in the industrial belt known as the Ruhrgebiet.
  • Hamburg // Current 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC current.com [Source type: General]

^ A train service runs directly from the airport to the central railway station in the city centre (Hauptbahnhof) every 10 minutes.
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^ MEININGER City Hostel & Hotel Hamburg is located in Hamburg, Germany, 500 metres away from Altona train station.
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Various types of train service are available.
.
  • ICE (Inter City Express) high speed train service to or from most major German cities, including Berlin, Cologne (Köln), Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich also to Basel and Zurich (Zürich) Switzerland.^ MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center Servicing two of Hamburg’s most attractive neighbourhoods, the studenty, Schanzenviertel and relaxed Ottensen with booming film community, the MEININGER Hamburg-Altona...
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    ^ Hamburg before the end of the year, and to have at least five outlets in each of Germany's major cities: Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Berlin and in the industrial belt known as the Ruhrgebiet.
    • Hamburg // Current 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC current.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The inner German border - only 50 km east of Hamburg - separated the city from most of its hinterland and further reduced Hamburg's global trade.
    • Guide to Bach Tour: Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.bach-cantatas.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    There are usually hourly service to most destinations during the daytime.
  • Direct service to or from Copenhagen and Århus (Denmark), Budapest (Hungary), Prague (Czech Republic), Vienna (Austria), and Bratislava (Slovakia).
.Use the German railway's online trip planner [11] to find connections to/from Hamburg and buy tickets.^ How to buy Hamburg Tickets .
  • Concerts in Hamburg - Buy Hamburg Concert Tickets Easy and Secure! 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.worldticketshop.com [Source type: General]

^ All prices including VAT 120% order guarantee Over 100,000 Customers Served Secure Online Ordering In Business since 1995 Mail a friend Bookmark Newsletter Print page Buy Hamburg Tickets .
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^ To find out about pricing and availability of Hamburg hostels, please use the panel on the left.
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By car

via the Autobahn:
  • A1 to/from Lübeck (north-east) — To get to the city change to the A24 at "Autobahnkreuz Ost".
  • A1 to/from Bremen, Cologne (Köln) (south/south-west) — To get to the city change to A255.
  • A7 to/from Flensburg, Kiel (north) — To get to the city exit at "Bahrenfeld".
  • A7 to/from Hanover, Kassel (south)— To get to the city exit right after the "Elbtunnel" at "Othmarschen" or "Bahrenfeld". Use the rightmost pipe of the "Elbtunnel" to exit at "Othmarschen".
  • A23 to/from Husum.
  • A24 to/from Berlin.
Be prepared to pay for parking. .Hamburg has a wide selection of P+R (Park+Ride) parking areas outside the city center, where you can park for free and very easily use public transportation for the last distance.^ Distance to city center - near to far .
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^ The International airport is in the city of Hamburg and can be reached by public transport or taxi.
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^ Public transport facilities are in walking distance.
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By bus

.Buses serving other cities (regional, national, and European destinations) arrive at or depart from Hamburg's central bus station ("ZOB") [12], which is located near the central railway station (Hauptbahnhof) (two minute walk).^ Hotel Lilienhof The Hotel Lilienhof is located in the heart of Hamburg, just a two-minute walk from the central train station.
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^ Frankfurt throws more money at the arts than any other European city so you'll most likely catch a groundbreaking exhibition at one of its museums.
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^ Located five miles (eight kms) north of Hamburg, HAM Airport is linked to central Hamburg by regular and express buses, airport transfer services and taxis.
  • Hamburg Airport, Hotels near Hamburg International Airport - HAM Airport Guide 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.worldairportguides.com [Source type: News]

Destinations include Berlin (several times a day).
Buses to Lübeck depart from Wandsbek.

Hitchhike

.You can leave Hamburg to the south (A7-Hannover/Frankfurt/Munich) and southwest (A1-Bremen/Cologne/Netherlands) from the filling station known as "HH-Stillhorn" you can get there with the Bus 13 from suburbanstation S-Wilhelmsburg.^ Cologne from $21.32 Dresden from $18.27 Dusseldorf from $21.32 Frankfurt from $27.41 Hamburg from $18.12 Hannover from $22.84 Leipzig from $15.23 Munich from $16.75 Nuremberg from $24.37 Fussen from $25.89 Regensburg from $26.65 Berlin from $1.52 Hostels.com brings you the best selection of Hamburg hostels.
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^ Therefore do not be surprised when you leave the train station to see numerous sex shops on many streets.
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^ Hamburg is at halftime with a 13-3 lead over Grand Island -- looks like a great game, but halftime just started and there's 15 minutes on the clock.

.To Berlin you can start at the "Horner-Kreisel" and take the Bus 161 from S-Berliner Tor or walk from U3-Rauhes Haus.^ The Basselweg bus stop is 50 metres from the hotel and takes you right to the Rathausmarkt without changing.
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You can find cars [13] driving to most German cities for €10-20.
.From the UK, it may be an idea to take a ferry to Denmark and then hitch down rather than going via Holland.^ As ascents to the footballing summit go, that of 1899 Hoffenheim takes some beating, more state-of-the-art cable car than rope and crampons.
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Get around

Public Transportation

.Hamburg has a well developed public transportation system.^ Hamburg’s public- health background could also complement Obama’s prevention-and-wellness message, a message critical to the president’s health-care reform hopes.
  • Margaret A. Hamburg - WhoRunsGov.com, a Wash Post Co 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.whorunsgov.com [Source type: News]

^ Shopping malls, musical theaters, and the town hall can all be found near the Crowne Plaza Hotel Hamburg, and can easily be reached via public transportation.
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^ The International airport is in the city of Hamburg and can be reached by public transport or taxi.
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Buses go around the clock. .At night, a special "Nachtbus" (night bus) service connects the outlying districts and the city center.^ MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center Servicing two of Hamburg’s most attractive neighbourhoods, the studenty, Schanzenviertel and relaxed Ottensen with booming film community, the MEININGER Hamburg-Altona...
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^ Bus 110 connects the airport and Ohlsdorf station, from where passengers can travel to the city centre.
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.The buses depart and arrive at "Rathausmarkt", near the town hall and operate all through the night.^ It is the base of operations for just about all of the water tour options in town as well as public ferry services operating across the water.
  • Hamburg » Tag Archive » The Wandering Aramean 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC boardingarea.com [Source type: General]

^ Shopping malls, musical theaters, and the town hall can all be found near the Crowne Plaza Hotel Hamburg, and can easily be reached via public transportation.
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.Intracity train service runs until approximately 5AM and 1AM in the central city, but there is often not service past 11PM in outlying districts.^ A train service runs directly from the airport to the central railway station in the city centre (Hauptbahnhof) every 10 minutes.
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^ Quality Hotel Ambassador is located centrally, close to the main train station, the city centre and the Alster...
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^ The service runs on line S1, and journey time is approximately 25 minutes.
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On weekends, it runs all night. .See HVV — Hamburger Verkehrsverbund [14] for lines and prices.^ View our Hamburg real estate guide to see average listing prices, sale prices and information for local school districts.
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^ Would you like to see specific prices for hotel rooms in Hamburg?
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^ You may see below comprehensive listing of Hamburg hotels sorted by price.
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.Vending machines in the rail stations (and at some bus stops) sell short distance, single ride, and day tickets.^ The main station, airport bus terminal and main shopping area are within 5 minutes walking distance from the property.
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Group tickets are also available. On the buses, the driver will sell you what you need. .To buy week or longer tickets, go to Hauptbanhof, get passport photos in the automated photo booth, and buy your pass in the information office.^ If you want to buy your tickets to a concert in Hamburg, just have a look at our website and click on the link at Worldticketshop.com - Your Ticket to Fun!
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.Or you can buy a Hamburg Card, which includes the public transport system, museums, and other things.^ Frankfurt throws more money at the arts than any other European city so you'll most likely catch a groundbreaking exhibition at one of its museums.
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^ Apartments Hamburg are close to all the main public transport systems so you never have to worry about being too far away from any place in Hamburg you choose to visit.
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^ Aparthotels Hamburg are close to all the main public transport systems so you never have to worry about being too far away from any place in Hamburg you choose to visit.
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.You can get the Hamburg Card at all ticket offices and from the bus drivers.^ Select the Hamburg Tickets of your choice Secure payment by credit card Reliable and fast worldwide delivery by FedEx Any questions, or need help ordering your Hamburg Tickets?
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^ Hamburg - Nightlife - Bars & Lounges For all those who grew up in the 1980s and have yet to leave the music behind - you have found your home.
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^ Apartments Hamburg are close to all the main public transport systems so you never have to worry about being too far away from any place in Hamburg you choose to visit.
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.Hamburg's public transit operates on the honor system.^ Apartments Hamburg are close to all the main public transport systems so you never have to worry about being too far away from any place in Hamburg you choose to visit.
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Red vested officials make spot checks, but aside from this you simply get on and off as you wish with no turnstiles or gates. The exception is late evening (after 9PM) and Sundays on the buses, when the driver must check passengers' tickets.
Try to avoid rush-hour before 9AM and between 4-7PM. You are not allowed to take bikes into subways before 9AM and between 4-6PM, unless it is a folding bike model like a Dahon, Brompton, Bike Friday, etc... Folders are allowed on Hamburg public transit at any time of the day.
.Six ferry services operate in the harbor and along the River Elbe as part of the regular public transport system.^ River Elbe service, 1879 sold.

^ It is the base of operations for just about all of the water tour options in town as well as public ferry services operating across the water.
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^ German Navy, Elbe River passenger service, 1950 sold.

(Tip: Take ferry line 62 from Landungsbrücken to Finkenwerder and back to enjoy a scenic trip through the harbor on a day ticket.)
.On the two Alster lakes, a ferry boat travels once every hour from Jungfernstieg in the city center to Winterhuder Fährhaus.^ MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center Servicing two of Hamburg’s most attractive neighbourhoods, the studenty, Schanzenviertel and relaxed Ottensen with booming film community, the MEININGER Hamburg-Altona...
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^ Suitehotel Hamburg City is located in Hamburg, Germany 800 metres from Hamburg central station 1.5 km from Lake Alster Property Features.
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^ This hotel is located in a modern business district in the immediate vicinity of the city centre and the port; near shopping arcades, Alster Lake and the mainline train station.
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.These boats are not in the general HVV ticket system, thus more expensive, however, they offer a splendid view to some of the wealthiest neighborhoods of Hamburg.^ For more dates of Unheilig and Friends, Hamburg HH tickets .
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^ Corresponding to Hamburg's view of itself as the "gateway to the world" the University with its diversity and traditions of subjects and educational offerings, sees itself as the "gateway to the world of knowledge".
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^ For more dates of Kelly Clarkson, Hamburg HH tickets .
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.If you are traveling to Hamburg using a Niedersachsen ticket or Schleswig Holstein ticket, then you have access to all the HVV lines [15].^ Hamburg - Nightlife - Bars & Lounges For all those who grew up in the 1980s and have yet to leave the music behind - you have found your home.
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^ Do you want to chill out in one of Hamburg’s best concerthalls and watch bands from all over the world, then make sure you go to the Color Line Arena, the Fabrik Hamburg, or the Markthalle Hamburg and enjoy!
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^ You can also use the map tab to see the location of all hostels in Hamburg.
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By taxi

.There is a good availability of taxis in Hamburg throughout the entire day, both at taxi stands and in the streets.^ Cinema Hamburg hankered after good cinemas for years, but there is now a multitude of fine film theatres in town.
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^ Free admission food festival celebrating the hamburger: lots of burger stands and family entertainment on numerous streets, crafters / artists, and children's activities.
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.You can identify a taxi rank by a green box on a post somewhat like an over-sized parking meter or alarm post.^ You can drop off some fun also in Hamburg by exploring the district St. Pauli and some beautiful parks like Alster Lake Downtown.
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.You will have to wait there or phone one of the numbers below, since the boxes can NOT be used to call a cab.^ If you are at a game, or saw one tonight, be sure to let us know what you thought of the action in the comments section below.

Almost all vehicles are still in the traditional ivory white color, but even if not, a yellow and black sign on the roof reading "Taxi" indicates a licensed cab. As usual, the sign is switched on to indicate vacancies. .The meter starts at €2.20. A trip in the city area will be between €6-12. For a trip from the city to the airport, expect to pay between €20-25. Most taxis accept credit card payments.^ Select the Hamburg Tickets of your choice Secure payment by credit card Reliable and fast worldwide delivery by FedEx Any questions, or need help ordering your Hamburg Tickets?
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^ This hotel is situated in the green area of Hamburg between the airport and city centre.
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^ This hotel is located conveniently in the north of the city between the airport (4,5 km) and the city centre (8 km).
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By rail

.Hamburg has six S-Bahn (light rail) lines and three U-Bahn (subway) lines, which will be joined by the U4 in 2012. This line will provide a much needed link between Jungfernstieg (i.e the city center) and the new developments in the Hafencity.^ There are heaps of fun things happening around City of Hamburg and even the most seasoned local can always find something new.
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^ It portrays the art and culture, thus representing the extensive trade links the city of Hamburg has and the fact that it is multi-ethnic.
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^ Zleep Hotel Hamburg City Koenigstrasse 4 2.0 mi This Hamburg hotel has a great location in the city center.
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All lines run partly over and underground, in the city, and in the outskirts. .The only difference is that these are two companies and even this doesn't matter due to the unified fare system.^ It was the only time that these two teams ever played each other, and, to everybody's amazement, the East Germans won 1-0.
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^ The global nature of the food system doesn’t make things easier, with major food companies buying products from uninspected distributors around the world.
  • Margaret A. Hamburg - WhoRunsGov.com, a Wash Post Co 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.whorunsgov.com [Source type: News]

.All train platforms have signs showing the next train, where it is headed, and how many minutes until it arrives.^ I have talked to many hundreds of those who were there, men and women; what they have to tell, if they talk about it at all, is so unimaginably terrible that it is difficult to understand how they survived it.
  • The End: Hamburg 1943 by Hans Erich Nossack 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.press.uchicago.edu [Source type: Original source]

Trains are described by a number and the final station. Note that the final station may vary. For example, half of the S1 trains heading west go all the way to Wedel, but the other half only go as far as Blankenese. .Also, all S-Bahn trains with one-digit numbers go via Landungsbrücken and Jungfernstieg and all S-Bahn trains with two-digit numbers go via Dammtor.^ The Landungsbrücken, the Old Elbe Tunnel and one of the city's major landmarks, the Köhlbrandt bridge are all eye-catching symbols of the old harbour.
  • Schmap Hamburg Guide 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.schmap.com [Source type: General]

^ To go one step further, it is one of the top shopping addresses in all of Europe!
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^ I see two plays -- one is below, the final play of the half -- and I've gotta get going.

Note that train doors don't open automatically. You have to press a button or pull a handle on the door. Please wait for the passengers to get off first before you enter. In the cold seasons, don't forget to close the door after getting on the train if it looks like a longer stop. Either push the handle or press the closing buttons on the inside until the door is closed.
.Since December 12, 2008 a new connection between Hamburg Airport and Ohlsdorf (S1 & U1 line) has opened making connection to the city much easier.^ Euros make the world go round in Germany's northern city of Hamburg.
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^ Courtyard by Marriott Hamburg Airport is located in Hamburg, Germany 800 metres from Hamburg Airport 8 km from Hamburg city centre Property Features.
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^ Bus 110 connects the airport and Ohlsdorf station, from where passengers can travel to the city centre.
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The fare from Hamburg Airport to the city center and anywhere in the Greater Hamburg Region is 2.70 EUR.

By bike

.Hamburg is an extremely bicycle friendly city and during the warmer months, many of the cities residents will use bicycles as their normal form of transportation.^ Boat rides on these lakes or on one of the many canals in the city (or Fleete, as they are known) is a popular pass time for residents of Hamburg after a long day at work.
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^ She found the city very clean and public transportation easy to use even for someone who did not speak German.
  • Hamburg Hotels, Vacations and Tourism, Hamburg, Germany Travel Guide - AOL Travel 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC travel.aol.com [Source type: General]

^ Panorama Inn Hamburg Billstedter Hauptstrasse 36 5.8 mi The Panorama Inn Hamburg is located near many of the city's most well-known destinations.
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.Several hotels within Hamburg provide residents with access to hotel bicycles.^ The hotel is close to the fashionable shopping area, is within easy access to the nearby Congress and Exhibition centre, the business district and the world famous harbour.
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^ The Zleep Hotel Hamburg City has easy access to the Hamburg harbor, Reeperbahn, fish markets, theaters, restaurants, and shopping.
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^ NH Hamburg-City Hotel Hamburg, Hamburg The hotel is within walking distance of the exhibition centre, the city centre and the harbour.
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.Alternatively, Hamburg City Cycles [16] (working with the bicycle store next door) rents bicycles for 23 EUR for 2 days and 7 EUR for each additional day.^ Boat rides on these lakes or on one of the many canals in the city (or Fleete, as they are known) is a popular pass time for residents of Hamburg after a long day at work.
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^ Posted at 04:16 PM in Cattaraugus/Little Valley , City Honors , Hamburg , Volleyball .

^ The hotel is situated next door to Hamburg’s famous neighbourhood Reeperbahn and the musical theatre district.
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Hourly rates are also available. The bicycles are large "cruiser" style bikes and the rental includes a lock, air pump, and toolkit if desired.

Virtual Tours

.You can take a virtual tour to view the points of interest on City Panoramas Hamburg [17].^ Bookmark places of interest, plan trips and take virtual tours.
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^ Being close to the city centre gives you the chance to see and experience Hamburg’s history, culture and exciting atmosphere first hand.
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^ Museums & Exhibitions Admittedly, Hamburg isn't known for being a particularly arty city, but it does offer a host of interesting museums.
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See

City Center

Around Mönckebergstraße

.The area west of Hamburg's central railway station is mainly a shopping area with the streets Spitaler Straße and Mönckebergstraße, leading to Hamburg's town hall.^ Seven streets lead in its direction, and it encompasses three shopping areas.
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^ The nearby Town Hall is an elaborate 19th-century structure with a copper roof that stands out amid Hamburg's sober northern architecture.

^ Top Cityline Hotel Eggers Hamburg Rahlstedter Strasse 78 9.0 mi The Top Cityline Hotel Eggers Hamburg is located in a quiet area of the city but is very close to the center of town.
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Close to the Mönckebergstraße you find the churches St. Jacobi (at road Jakobikirchhof) and St. Petri (at road Bergstraße), two of Hamburg's five main churches. Directly beside St. Petri there is the Hubelhaus dating from the beginning of the 20th century as most buildings around, but looking much older.
.Behind the Hubelhaus under the building of "Radio Hamburg", you can visit the remains of the bishops tower, from the 11th century.^ It serves as a prime example of the middle-class buildings popular in Hamburg at the turn of the century.
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.On the other side of the road, you can currently see excavations in progress, seeking the remains of the small fortress Hammaburg, which was erected in the 9th century giving Hamburg its name.^ Being close to the city centre gives you the chance to see and experience Hamburg’s history, culture and exciting atmosphere first hand.
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^ If you want to learn more about Hamburg, then be sure to visit the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte (Museum of Local History), which contains a model of 'Hammaburg', the Medieval settlement from which Hamburg gets its name.
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^ Would you like to see specific prices for hotel rooms in Hamburg?
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Around city hall

.The Mönckebergstraße ends at Hamburg's impressive city hall ("Rathaus").^ On March 28, 1919, the parliament of the city-state of Hamburg, which had just been democratically constituted after the end of World War I, passed the resolution to establish the University of Hamburg.
  • A Short Introduction to the University of Hamburg 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.uni-hamburg.de [Source type: Academic]

^ The elegant facade, the gothic-style arcades and the intricate ceramic decor in the entrance hall all combine to make this one of Hamburg's most impressive buildings.
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^ Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall is located in Hamburg, Germany 300 metres from Hamburg City Hall 400 metres from Jungfernsteig 1 km from Reeperbahn Property Features.

It was built in 1897 out of sandstone in neo-Renaissance style, including a 112 m tower. .Inside there are several magnificent halls used for representative purposes and sittings of government and parliament.^ As well as a main hall, there are also two smaller venues which are used for club nights and festivities.
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.These can be visited in guided tours (M-Th 10AM-3:15PM, F-Su 10AM-1:15PM, half-hourly in German, hourly in English and French.^ People can now visit NDR and take a fascinating guided tour through the studios.
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Closed during official events. .Admission is €2 for adults and €0.50 for children).^ Admission: Adult - $8 / Children 4-12 - $3 .
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A virtual tour with photos and German comments is available here: [18].
.The building behind the city hall is Hamburg's House of Commerce ("Börse").^ The elegant facade, the gothic-style arcades and the intricate ceramic decor in the entrance hall all combine to make this one of Hamburg's most impressive buildings.
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^ Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall is located in Hamburg, Germany 300 metres from Hamburg City Hall 400 metres from Jungfernsteig 1 km from Reeperbahn Property Features.

Between the buildings, there is a little place called Rathaushof with its fountain Hygieia-Brunnen. The place in front of the city hall is the Rathausmarkt, hosting many events especially in summer.
Binnenalster on a sunny day
Binnenalster on a sunny day
North of the Rathausmarkt, you find white arches at a canal called Alsterarkaden. .The whole area behind is full of indoor shopping arcades.^ This area of the city is full of cultural attractions and many other diversions including dining and shopping choices.
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The most well-known one is the Hanse Viertel.
.Following the canal to the right and crossing the traditional shopping road, Jungfernstieg, you quickly get to the artificial lake Binnenalster.^ We’ll help you get the most relevant options to book your Hamburg hotel reservations at the right price quickly.
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^ If you're more interested in water sports, then Hamburg, with its numerous lakes and canals, offers splendid conditions for rowers, sailors, water skiers and canoeists.
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.Boat tours take you to the even bigger artificial lake, Außenalster, directly behind the Binnenalster with lots of sailing boats in summer.^ The large sailing boat, "Rickmer Rickmers", can be found at the Landungsbrücken and at Überseebrücke, you can view the old mixed cargo freight ship, "Cap San Diego".
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Around St. Nikolai

From the House of Commerce into the road Börsenbrücke, you get to the house of the Patriotische Gesellschaft. .Behind the building to the right, you'll find the bridge Trostbrücke with the statues of Graf Adolf III and Bishop Ansgar on both sides.^ Here you will also find Hamburg’s characteristic red-brick buildings, built to look like ocean-liners, including the Chile Haus.
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^ We’ll help you get the most relevant options to book your Hamburg hotel reservations at the right price quickly.
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^ We’re so confident you’ll get the lowest rates on Hamburg hotel rooms online, we promise a Low Price Guarantee: If you find a cheaper Hamburg hotel price online, we’ll refund the difference.
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.Following the water to left, there is Hamburg's oldest remaining bridge, Zollenbrücke, from the 17th century.^ There are many bridges, ports and waterways to discover in this German city where much of life takes place along the water.
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At the other side of the Trostbrücke, there is the ruin of the church, St. Nikolai. All five main churches of Hamburg were damaged in World War II. But in contrast to the other four, St. Nikolai has not been re-erected making it a memorial against war. The steeple is still standing and visitors can take an elevator to the top for a view of the city. The price to take the elevator is €3.5. At the side of St. Nikolai, there is the hop market ("Hopfenmarkt") with its fountain Vierländerinbrunnen.
.Following the bridge over the huge street Willy-Brandt-Straße and keeping right takes you into the road "Alte Deichstraße" with its ensemble of traditional half timbered merchant houses and the canal Nicolai Fleet at the rear.^ Road projects Kutztown Road between Water Street and Euclid Avenue, Muhlenberg Township: lane restriction for bridge repair, 7 a.m.
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^ When you are on the prowl for ahmburg tickets, do take into account our competitive prices and concern for your safety.
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.This is the site where Hamburg's harbour was some centuries ago.^ Hamburg's harbour, often referred to as the 'gateway to the world', has expanded a great deal since its founding, prior to the 12th century.
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Harbour Area

Dock "Elbe 17" in Hamburg harbor
Dock "Elbe 17" in Hamburg harbor
At the southern end of the Alte Deichstraße, you see where the harbour moved after wards. There is a canal called Zollkanal. .Looking to the left, you see the Speicherstadt, a large district of warehouses from around 1900. Some are still in use, but others have been converted to apartments.^ Society: 1 Jan 10 Left-wing extremists erected a street barricade in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg on New Year's Eve, while around 180 others gathered around a police remand centre and smashed its gate.
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It's a "typical" location and worth a visit. .It also houses attractions, such as the "Hamburg Dungeon" and the "Miniatur Wunderland". The whole historic warehouse-district is on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.^ One of the most famous opera houses in the world, Hamburg's Staatsoper attracts a host of international stars who perform pieces ranging from classical to contemporary.
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  • The Hamburg Dungeon [19] is a live-action presentation of the "darker times" of Hamburg. It is probably mostly suited for a younger, easily impressed audience. But it might not be suitable for young children.
  • The Miniatur Wunderland [20] is the world's largest model railway layout. The panoramas include parts of Hamburg, the Alps, the American west, and a Scandinavian exhibit which features automated ships on a body of water. It is in the Speicherstadt close to the Hamburg Dungeon.
  • Behind the Speicherstadt is the area of Hamburg's HafenCity [21]. It is Europe's largest project of city development, creating a whole new quarter from scratch in a former harbor region. .The Kesselhaus also houses an exhibition (Am Sandtorkai 30, in the Speicherstadt, Open Tu-Su 10AM-6PM, free admission.
  • The Hamburg Cruise Center, where cruise lines land in Hamburg, is in the HafenCity.^ Free admission food festival celebrating the hamburger: lots of burger stands and family entertainment on numerous streets, crafters / artists, and children's activities.
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    .Its terminal building is constructed out of 40 sea containers.^ The industrialisation of transportation by sea introduced the use of containers (the container terminal is one of the largest complexes in the harbour), however, traces of the olden practices still remain in some of the buildings in the Speicherstadt district.
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    Nearby, directly at the river Elbe, you find an orange observation tower called HafenCity View Point, allowing nice views on the HafenCity, the harbor, and the river (free admission).
Behind the warehouse district a totally new quarter, the HafenCity [22] , is being shaped and erected on unused industrial ground, nerved by channel, docks and basins. Outstanding architecture in maritime surrounding is typical for this area. .A new concert hall built on a landpeak into the Elbe-river, the Elb-Philharmonie, will become the new architectural lighthouse of Hamburg by 2012. On the top of a huge old warehouse a 110 meters tall modern philharmonic hall with glass facade and waveshaped roof is being built.^ Located on the rivers Elbe and Alster, this 1,200 year-old city is a wonderful blend of history, culture and contemporary life.
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^ Hamburg’s long and interesting history is also immediately visible elsewhere, as baroque churches, patrician mansions, and modern steel and glass buildings all stand side-by-side.
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^ The interesting architecture combines classic red brick, typical of many edifices in Hamburg, with plain but impressive modern elements.
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Looking from Alte Deichstraße over the Zollkanal to the right, you can see the modern buildings belonging to the Hanseatic Trade Center ending to the right at the Kehrwiederspitze. Looking further right, you already see the modern harbor.
Walking in this direction takes you to the river, Elbe. .At the opposite of the metro station "Baumwall", there's Hamburg's city and yacht harbor ("City und Sportboothafen").^ There are heaps of fun things happening around City of Hamburg and even the most seasoned local can always find something new.
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^ Throughout the year there's an amazing line-up of great music on offer at numerous Hamburg City venues where you are also able to experience the friendly community atmosphere of Hamburg.
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^ Our fantastic range of City of Hamburg tickets ensures there's something for everyone to enjoy.
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The big red lighthouse ship ("Feuerschiff") hosts a restaurant today. .Some yards further down the Elbe, you get to the Überseebrücke where formerly big cruise liners docked when coming to Hamburg.^ Here you will also find Hamburg’s characteristic red-brick buildings, built to look like ocean-liners, including the Chile Haus.
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^ Many of the establishments are seedy rip-off joints, but it's still well worth coming here to cruise down the street and take a breath of its inimitable atmosphere.
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.Permanently docked is the museum ship Cap San Diego, which is said to be last classic cargo ship.^ The large sailing boat, "Rickmer Rickmers", can be found at the Landungsbrücken and at Überseebrücke, you can view the old mixed cargo freight ship, "Cap San Diego".
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Landmark of Hamburg: The Michel
Landmark of Hamburg: The Michel
Leaving the water, passing by the hyper-modern building of the Gruner + Jahr publishers, you get to the church St. Michaelis (called "Michel", from the tower you'll have a great view over the city), Hamburg's well-known landmark. Close to the Michel off the road Krayenkamp the shopkeeper-office-flats ("Krameramtswohnungen") are the last example of a typical 17th century housing estate.
.Continuing down the river Elbe, you get to Landungsbrücken ("landing bridges"), the most touristy part of Hamburg's harbor, close to the metro station with the same name.^ Billwerdes Neuer Deich 14, Hamburg, DE 20539 • Show map The Holiday Inn Hamburg is a deluxe class hotel located by the Elbbrücken, (the bridges over the Elbe river), in the southern part of the city.
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^ Hotel Sachsentor Hamburg Bergedorf is located in Hamburg, Germany 100 metres from Castle Bergedorf 5 km from River Elbe Property Features.
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^ Hotel City House Nichtraucherhotel is located in Hamburg, Germany 1 km from Lake Alster 4 km from River Elbe Property Features.
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Piers connected with several bridges swim on the water adapting to the tide. There tourism boats land and you will find tourist shops, restaurants, and snack bars. .The sailing ship Rickmer Rickmers can be visited.^ The large sailing boat, "Rickmer Rickmers", can be found at the Landungsbrücken and at Überseebrücke, you can view the old mixed cargo freight ship, "Cap San Diego".
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Hafenrundfahrt just started
Hafenrundfahrt just started
.From Landungsbrücken, you can make boat tours into the harbour.^ The large sailing boat, "Rickmer Rickmers", can be found at the Landungsbrücken and at Überseebrücke, you can view the old mixed cargo freight ship, "Cap San Diego".
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These Hafenrundfahrten are available from various companies and take around an hour. Big ships provide more comfort, but smaller ships also go though the Speicherstadt. Both are well worth the money. Inquire about English language tours.
.As a low-budget alternative for a boat tour on the river Elbe take a HADAG Ferry that is part of Hamburg's public transport system (HVV, see "Get around").^ Billwerdes Neuer Deich 14, Hamburg, DE 20539 • Show map The Holiday Inn Hamburg is a deluxe class hotel located by the Elbbrücken, (the bridges over the Elbe river), in the southern part of the city.
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^ If the weather is good, then it may be worth taking a trip along the river to the Museumshafen (Boat Museum) at Övelgönne, the final resting place of many an ancient vessel.
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^ Hotel Sachsentor Hamburg Bergedorf is located in Hamburg, Germany 100 metres from Castle Bergedorf 5 km from River Elbe Property Features.
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If you have already bought a HVV day ticket, the ride is free. .Most tourists take the number 62 to Finkenwerder, via the museum harbour Övelgönne.^ If the weather is good, then it may be worth taking a trip along the river to the Museumshafen (Boat Museum) at Övelgönne, the final resting place of many an ancient vessel.
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The whole ride to Finkenwerder and return takes about an hour. In Finkenwerder, you can continue with another ferry to Teufelsbrück (Line 64 which is also part of the HVV).
.You can also walk through the tunnel Alter Elbtunnel from 1911 to the other side of the river Elbe and have great views from there.^ Throughout the year there's an amazing line-up of great music on offer at numerous Hamburg City venues where you are also able to experience the friendly community atmosphere of Hamburg.
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^ There are ton of other top-notch matchups, including the traditional rivalry games (check out some great capsules on the rivalry games ).

A lift or stairs bring you the 24 meters down into the tunnel. You then walk through one of its two 427 meter long pipes having 12 meters of water over your head. The tunnel is decorated with ceramic arts of maritime motifs (e.g. fish, mussels, seals, old boots). At the other side, you again walk up the stairs or take a lift. Go out and back to the river to "Aussichtspunkt Steinwerder" for great views on Landungsbrücken and the sights behind. Even cars can pass though the tunnel (only M-F, 5:30AM-8PM for €2) being brought down with four lifts. You find the tunnel at Landungsbrücken in the building having the biggest green dome. Signs to "Aussichtspunkt Steinwerder" also point to it. .For pedestrians and bicycles it is free and open all day and night, every day.^ Show only for sale All Open Houses Today's Open Houses Open Houses this weekend New listings in past 7 days Price reduced NEW! In the past year .
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Walking from Landungsbrücken down the river Elbe takes you to St. Pauli Fischmarkt, walking further you'll reach Övelgönne and Blankenese.

Other Neighbourhoods

Sankt Pauli

.Another Hamburg landmark is the Reeperbahn in Sankt Pauli.^ Cutting through the district of St. Pauli, the Reeperbahn is the centre of Hamburg's red-light district - a throbbing, neon-lit centre of diversion which never sleeps.
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^ Sankt-Pauli-Hafenstraße, Hamburg 20359 .
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.It's probably one of the most famous red-light districts in the world.^ One of the most famous opera houses in the world, Hamburg's Staatsoper attracts a host of international stars who perform pieces ranging from classical to contemporary.
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^ St.Pauli Theatre , Schmidts Tivoli ), museums (Hans Albers Museum, Panoptikum ), dance halls (Café Keese) and of course, Germany's most famous red-light strip!
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^ Cutting through the district of St. Pauli, the Reeperbahn is the centre of Hamburg's red-light district - a throbbing, neon-lit centre of diversion which never sleeps.
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.From variety to prostitutes, from bars to sex-shops, you can find an assortment of attractions.^ Overview Hotels Dining Attractions Nightlife & Arts Shopping Business Travel Practical Info Alerts Bars .
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Plus, it is frequently visited by a lot of travelers to go shopping for a huge variety of sex-related articles and toys. .This is probably one of very few places worldwide where all shopkeepers give you serious and open advice on all kinds of sex-related articles.^ Opened in the early seventies, Fabrik is a popular venue which features all kinds of musical styles - from jazz, funk and blues to punk and world music.
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Commonsense and caution are advised here, as in any such area. It's relatively safe and a definite touristy place to see. .A lot of people go there for dinner, live music, theatre, musicals or other non-sex related activities.^ For music Hamburg is also a great place to go: there is a lot of popular German hip-hop and also the punk and alternative scenes are very much alive in Hamburg.
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It is worth pointing out however, that one is likely to be accosted by prostitutes offering "certain services".
Three times a year (Mar, Aug, and Nov), there is an enormous fair in this part of down called Dom [24]. It features rides, enormous numbers of food vendors, and a broad range of tacky animatronics. Take the U-Bahn to Feldstraße. In a park across the street is an enormous statue of Bismark.
.The "Hafenstraße" (Harbour street) is between Landungsbrücken, the most tourist crowded place in the city, and the fish market, which is open only on Sunday morning from 4:30AM-9:30AM. The street between was a place for squatters in the 1980s and was well known by the media when there were "battles" between the Autonomous movement and the police.^ A real institution in Hamburg, this traditional fish market has taken place every Sunday morning since 1703.
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^ If you've spent a night on the town and need a hearty breakfast to sober you up, then there's no better place than the fish market .
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^ The most famous match to have taken place here was the legendary 1974 World Cup duel between West and East Germany.
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Some houses still exist there, though the "80s-Myth" is dead. You can go to the Punksbar "onkel otto" or eat at the "vokü".
During the time of squatting, the well known football club "F.C. St.Pauli" obtained an antifascist-fan-crowd, in opposition to right wing hooligans. .The team plays in the second German league, but was even one of the most popular teams in Germany.^ The Hamburger SC has been playing in the top leagues since the early 1920s, so the Hamburger SV is one of the few traditional football clubs, or “Traditionsverein”, in Germany.
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^ This museum specialises in north German subjects, and is one of the biggest regional museums in Germany.
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^ With an average of 357 performances and 250,000 visitors every year, the Thalia is by far and away the most popular theatre in the city and one of the largest in the country.
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.The outstanding character of the area, its inhabitants and also the football club can best be pointed out by the person of the club-president who is also the director of two non sex-related theatres on the Reeperbahn and a well-known figure in Hamburg's and even Germany's gay community.^ Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg One of Germany's best theatres .
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^ Hamburger Kunsthalle is home to one of Germany's best collections of ancient and modern art, while the architecturally charming Deichtorhallen puts on some great contemporary art exhibitions.
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^ Reeperbahn Hamburg, Hamburg 20359 Germany +49 (0)40 3005 1300 (Information fur touristen) http://www.reeperbahn-hamburg.com .
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.If you get the chance for a ticket of a match, don't miss it.^ If you want to taste a dish that is typically Hamburg’s, then don’t miss out on Labskaus or Rote Grütze!
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Sankt Pauli is one of the most populous district in Europe and a melting pot of all different people, thousands of stories and interesting histories.
As of 18 July 2009, glass bottles are banned in the neighborhood from Friday night until Monday morning. Violating the ban can apparently result in a fine up to 5000 eur. Alcohol is still permitted on the street and vendors can still sell drinks in cans or plastic bottles.

Schanzenviertel

Schulterblatt Street in Schanzenviertel
Schulterblatt Street in Schanzenviertel
This neighbourhood is situated right in between Sankt Pauli, Eimsbüttel, and Altona. Get out Sternschanze station and walk down Schanzenstraße southward to reach the vivid center of Schanzenviertel. Students and immigrants from all around the world and young creatives give this quarter a unique and urban flair. During the last few years, Schanzenviertel became very popular among even wealthy people. This led to rising living costs on the one hand and a variety of exquisite boutiques on the other. The Schulterblatt street with the Rote Flora building and its galore of bars and restaurants represents the center of Schanzenviertel. .The Rote Flora used to be the last squatted house in Hamburg, it's now left to the squatters for free by the owner.^ Refine my results Register Register now for: > Free use of noticeboard > Special discounts > Weekly news roundup > Unlimited use of discuss .
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During the week, it is turned into a café. You can sometimes find fantastic parties for small prices on Friday and Saturday.
The street life in the neighborhood is changing, from hanging around in the "Schanzenpark" with playing drums and juggling to sitting in a café on the place so called "Piaza". It's losing its charm within a gentrification process, which will cost the city the name "open-minded".

Sankt Georg

.Situated northeast of Central Station and city centre, Sankt Georg is the lively, trendy centre of Hamburg's gay scene.^ Live from Far West Regional volleyball: Eden, City Honors, C-LV win; Hamburg, NT fall .

Rainbow flags flutter from the balconies in summer. .The streets are crowded with people shopping, having a chat, drinking coffee, or going to one of the many art exhibitions around the Lange Reihe street.^ The "people's park" in Altona is one of the biggest parks in Hamburg and offers many possibilities for recreation and sports on its huge lawns.
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^ Hamburger Kunsthalle is home to one of Germany's best collections of ancient and modern art, while the architecturally charming Deichtorhallen puts on some great contemporary art exhibitions.
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Ottensen

Zeißstraße in Ottensen
Zeißstraße in Ottensen
The former Danish village Ottensen, bordered by the River Elbe in the south and the Altona Central Station in the east, is not unlike Schanzenviertel, a very hip place to live. In the 1970s and 1980s, Ottensen was mainly populated by Turks, working class people, and political activists. Nowadays, it is one of the most expensive neighbourhoods. Its situation and the architecture let many inhabitants even today speak of Ottensen as a village. The Fabrik, an alternative concert hall, is situated at Barnerstrasse. Only a few blocks away lies Zeisehallen, a formerly occupied fabric hall, nowadays home to a movie theatre, a gallery, a restaurant, and a bookshop. Ottenser Hauptstrasse and Bahrenfelder Strasse, crossing at the Spritzenplatz, offers a huge variety of small shops and bistros.

Karolinenviertel

The Karolienenviertel (also known as Karoviertel) can be compared to the Schanzenviertel. Locals claim that the Schanzenviertel became too popular (and thus crowded). The Karoviertel is far from quiet, but populated by locals. The main attractions are unique clothing stores some of which are second hand. To get there take the HVV to either Feldstrasse (Heiligengeistfeld) or Messehallen subway station.

Blankenese

Blankenese was a fishing village on the Elbe to the southwest of Hamburg. It lies in a valley between two of the only ridges in the area that runs straight down to the river. .On pretty weekends, the place will be full of Hamburgers there to enjoy the tiny beaches, the winding streets, and the charming houses.^ For music Hamburg is also a great place to go: there is a lot of popular German hip-hop and also the punk and alternative scenes are very much alive in Hamburg.
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Blankenese is among the most picturesque parts of Hamburg.
To get there, take the S1 to Wedel or the S11 to Blankenese. The train station lies at the top of the valley, on Bahnhofstraße. Go straight across Bahnhofstraße and your will find the banks, an Italian gelateria and café, the market square (markets open early and close at 1PM on W, F, and Sa), the bakeries, grocery store, and post office.
Chilehaus
Chilehaus
  • U 434 — One of the biggest non-nuclear Soviet submarines.
  • Church St. Katharinen — One of the five main churches of Hamburg.
The Chilehaus, depicting the form of a ship, is probably the best example of the 1920s style of "Kontorhaus" architecture. .Large office buildings are displayed in the typical, northern red brick style.^ The interesting architecture combines classic red brick, typical of many edifices in Hamburg, with plain but impressive modern elements.
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The Auswandererhalle is only a sight if you know its history. In some way, it is the counterpart of Ellis Island in New York where emigrants from the old world landed in the United States. Immigrants stayed in Hamburg's Auswandererhallen for two weeks in quarantine before emigrating to the new world. It was opened 1900 and regarded to be modern and comfortable. After the flow of emigrants decreased it was closed in 1934. Today only one of the buildings is left and nothing tells you about its historical role. .It just looks like a dirty, white commercial building with a today closed restaurant on one side.^ Hamburg is at halftime with a 13-3 lead over Grand Island -- looks like a great game, but halftime just started and there's 15 minutes on the clock.

^ Got some good ones today -- it was the perfect storm since I was able to spend some time just roaming the sidelines hoping that teams would have big plays (and run to my side of the field).

But for the future there are plans to make it a museum. For a visit take metro S3 to Station "Veddel". Leave at its southern exit, cross the bus station and the steet "Veddeler Straße". Then you stand in front of it.
  • Alter Botanischer Garten with Tropenhaus.
  • Planten un Blomen is a park in the city with an emphasis on flower displays. Subway station Dammtor.
  • Ohlsdorfer Friedhof — One of the world's biggest graveyards.
  • The Stadtpark (city park) — Has a pretty good Planetarium situated in an old water tower in the middle of the park.
  • Alstervorland, at the Außenalster.
  • Jenischpark, Baurs Park, and Garten der Alma l'Aigles, down the river Elbe close to Teufelsbrück.
  • Neuer Botanischer Garten.
  • Hagenbecks Tierpark — Hamburg's Zoo.

Beaches

There are a number of small beaches on the North side of the Elbe river between Övelgönne and Blankenese. .Even though not common, it is safe to swim in the Elbe there (if you don't swim out too far).^ As major swimming competitions are carried out here, there is a 50m pool for competitive swimming and a 10m diving platform, as well as stands for spectators.
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.You may have a barbecue there in the evenings, as long as you bring a grill and clean up after youself.^ Throughout the year there's an amazing line-up of great music on offer at numerous Hamburg City venues where you are also able to experience the friendly community atmosphere of Hamburg.
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^ If you've spent a night on the town and need a hearty breakfast to sober you up, then there's no better place than the fish market .
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Watch out for surprisingly large waves created by large ships passing by and stay clear at least 50m of any structure in or reaching into the water! See Stay Safe below!
In addition, there are a usually number of commercial beach clubs during the summer, usually between Fischmarkt and Övelgönne. Other than the name might indicate, these are bars open to the public.
The best way to come to the most popular beach is to take the harbor-ferry-bus from the Landungsbrücken-station to Neumühlen/Övelgönne.

Museums

.Hamburg publishes a thick, detailed booklet of local museums called "Museemswelt Hamburg". You can find the Museemswelt Hamburg at the information desk at any of the museums.^ Hamburg History Museum Museum of local history .
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^ There are heaps of fun things happening around City of Hamburg and even the most seasoned local can always find something new.
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^ If you want to learn more about Hamburg, then be sure to visit the Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte (Museum of Local History), which contains a model of 'Hammaburg', the Medieval settlement from which Hamburg gets its name.
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  • Altonaer Museum — Dedicated to Altona's, Hamburg's and northern Germany's cultural history.
  • BallinStadt Auswanderwelt Hamburg (BallinStadt History of Emigraton), Veddeler Bogen 2, +49/ (0)40/ 3197916-0 (, fax: +49/ (0)40/ 3197916-20), [25].^ Hamburg Anthropology Museum Cultures from all over the world under one roof .
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    ^ Steintorplatz 1 Hamburg, Hamburg 20099 Germany +49 (0)40 42854 2732 http://www.mkg-hamburg.de/ .
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    ^ Mundsburger Damm 60 Hamburg, Hamburg 22087 Germany +49 (0)40 2270 1420 http://www.ernst-deutsch-theat...
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    Originally built in 1892 under the guidance of Albert Ballin, the complex was built to provide medical care and accommodation to immigrants, who were emigrating to the United States on HAPAG ships. The complex was converted into a museum, though, it's original design and layout is not the same because parts of the complex were destroyed. .The museum is dedicated to the five million persons who emigrated via Hamburg.  edit
  • Deichtorhallen — The Deichtorhallen is one of the best known exhibition galleries worldwide.^ Founded in 1843, the Thalia is Hamburg's oldest theatre and is still regarded as one of the best stages in the country.
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    ^ Museums & Exhibitions Admittedly, Hamburg isn't known for being a particularly arty city, but it does offer a host of interesting museums.
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    ^ One of the most famous opera houses in the world, Hamburg's Staatsoper attracts a host of international stars who perform pieces ranging from classical to contemporary.
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    .The historical buildings are divided into an exhibition hall for contemporary art and the "House of Photography". Together the two buildings organize a highly diverse program of changing exhibitions.
  • Deutsches Zollmuseum — (admission free).
  • Kunsthalle Glockengießerwall near Hauptbahnhof, Telephone 428 131-200, Fax 428 54-3409 [26].^ Hamburger Kunsthalle is home to one of Germany's best collections of ancient and modern art, while the architecturally charming Deichtorhallen puts on some great contemporary art exhibitions.
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    ^ Hamburg's most popular bike race, the HEW-Cyclassics is divided into two events: one for professionals and another for keen amateurs.
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    ^ Today, the Deichtorhallen are showrooms for modern art exhibitions of all kinds, such as photography, design, new media and installations.
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    .Open Tu-Su 10AM-6PM, Th 10AM-9PM. The museum houses an important collection of paintings from the 19th century with works from Max Liebermann, Lovis Corinth, Philipp Otto Runge, Caspar David Friedrich, Adolf Menzel, and modern arts.^ Also, for its art and culture Hamburg is worth to pay a visit: choose between Hamburg’s plentiful museums and artgalleries, such as the Kunsthalle Hamburg and Gallerie der Gegenwart to admire works by German painters and printmakers such as Max Liebermann or Lovis Corinth.
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    It rises on both sides of a paved court. The Baroque building on one side has the older works. .The areas under the courtyard and the other, modern looking building house an extensive collection of very modern art.^ Hamburger Kunsthalle is home to one of Germany's best collections of ancient and modern art, while the architecturally charming Deichtorhallen puts on some great contemporary art exhibitions.
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    There are some extremely fine pieces, but the quality is uneven and the curacy curious at times. For instance, in a far back corner with minimal climate control and no observation are four or five gorgeous French Impressionist paintings which are among the finest in the museum.
  • Museumshafen Övelgönne — (admission free).
  • Museum für Kommunikation is closed to visitors. .The museum exhibited the history of 400 years of communication.
  • Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Glockengießerwall, just to the southeast of Hauptbahnhof, Telephon 489 133-200, Fax 426 136-29 32, [27], Open Tu-Su, 10AM-6PM, Th 10AM-9PM, €5. The museum is a leading centre for art, applied art, and design.^ The museum of Kunst und Gewerbe exhibits a thousand years worth of arts and crafts, while the Museum of Ethnology boasts an impressive collection of exotic items from faraway places.
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    ^ The Museum for Decorative Arts and Crafts, founded in 1877, is one of the leading museums of its kind.
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    ^ Today, the Deichtorhallen are showrooms for modern art exhibitions of all kinds, such as photography, design, new media and installations.
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    Its collections of work from Europe and the Middle and the Far East are of the finest-quality and span all epochs from the Ancient World to the present day. .They also have many activities and concerts (see the Classical Music section).^ Musikhalle - Laeiszhalle Concert hall for classical music .
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    The museum is housed in an 18th century palace, which has the original roofs and ceilings.
  • Hamburg-Museum (former: Museum für Hamburgische Geschichte), Holstenwall, close to Underground station "St. Pauli". This is the museum of city history, bringing the past to life with a lot of models showing the development of the harbour and the city. .The club "MEHEV" is showing a 40-year old and one of the largest scale-1 model railroads here.
  • Museum für Völkerkunde, Rothenbaumchaussee, Museum of Ethnology.
  • Spicey's Gewürzmuseum, (Spice Museum) located in the Speicherstadt.^ With an average of 357 performances and 250,000 visitors every year, the Thalia is by far and away the most popular theatre in the city and one of the largest in the country.
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    ^ The museum of Kunst und Gewerbe exhibits a thousand years worth of arts and crafts, while the Museum of Ethnology boasts an impressive collection of exotic items from faraway places.
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    ^ Rothenbaumchaussee 64 Hamburg, Hamburg 20148 Germany +49 (0)40 3005 1300 (Information für Touristen) http://www.voelkerkundemuseum....
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    They claim to be the world's only spice museum. Entrance is €3.

Churches, Mosques and Synagogues

Hamburg is traditionally a Lutheran evangelic town. .But due to the large number of different ethnic groups who settled in the harbour town, one is most certainly going to find a suitable temple of any religion.^ One of the most famous opera houses in the world, Hamburg's Staatsoper attracts a host of international stars who perform pieces ranging from classical to contemporary.
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Almost all synagogues have been destroyed during the time of Nazi-government.
  • Synagoge Hamburg, situated in the traditionally Jewish Grindel neighbourhood.
  • Christianskirche, Baroque church in Ottensen.
  • Dreieinigkeitskirche St. Georg, Baroque church in Sankt Georg.
  • St.-Marien-Dom St. Georg — Since 1995, this neo-romanesque church is the cathedral of the youngest Roman Catholic archbishop of Germany. .Though the church has not the splendor one might expect, next to it you may find the first statue world wide of the late pope, John-Paul II.
  • Flussschifferkirche, Germany's only floating church in Rothenburgsort [28].
  • Imam-Ali-Mosque — Biggest of all mosques in Hamburg.^ Hamburg Anthropology Museum Cultures from all over the world under one roof .
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    ^ The "people's park" in Altona is one of the biggest parks in Hamburg and offers many possibilities for recreation and sports on its huge lawns.
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    ^ City of Hamburg tickets have the first rate and sold -out tickets at discounted prices for all local and national concert, theatre, and sporting events.
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    Centre of the religious and cultural life of the huge Iranian community. The Imams of Hamburg happen to have played important roles in Iran's religious and political everyday life since their installation in the 1950s.

Do

Theatre, Opera and Musicals

.Hamburg has an opera house (Staatsoper) and many theaters.^ One of the most famous opera houses in the world, Hamburg's Staatsoper attracts a host of international stars who perform pieces ranging from classical to contemporary.
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^ Although modern and unassuming on the outside, the interior of Hamburg's Staatsoper (State Opera House) is one of the most opulent in the country, and hosts performances by many of the world's greatest ballet and opera stars.
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^ Hamburgische Staatsoper & Ballettcompagnie John Neumeier World class opera house and ballet .
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.It is also known to host a number of different musicals, as well as other music events.^ Other well-known cinemas include Grindel Filmtheater , Holi and Streit's on Jungfernstieg.
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Classical Music

.The Laeiszhalle [29] is the main classical music hall in Hamburg, with two halls: the klein Saal and großer Saal.^ Musikhalle - Laeiszhalle Concert hall for classical music .
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^ As well as a main hall, there are also two smaller venues which are used for club nights and festivities.
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You can see the schedule on their website. For online ticket purchases, use Ticket Online [30].
.The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg has many smaller concerts — something almost every day — and is much cheaper than the Laeiszhalle.^ The museum of Kunst und Gewerbe exhibits a thousand years worth of arts and crafts, while the Museum of Ethnology boasts an impressive collection of exotic items from faraway places.
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.The programs range from the curator of their early keyboard instrument collection playing them and giving a spiel on the music and the instruments (in German only!^ It was the only time that these two teams ever played each other, and, to everybody's amazement, the East Germans won 1-0.
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^ The historic scientific and musical instruments and textiles collections are also exquisite.
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) to formal concerts of renditions of Schubert's Die Winterreise. Pick up a schedule at the desk of the museum (down the street from Hamburg Hauptbanhof).

Theatres

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  • Deutsches Schauspielhaus — The biggest German speech theatre looks back on a famous tradition.^ If you like light theatre, head for Winterhuder Fährhaus or St.Pauli Theater , while Deutsches Schauspielhaus and Ernst-Deutsch-Theater are top addresses for theatre classics.
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    ^ Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg One of Germany's best theatres .
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    Gustav Gründgens, Ivan Nagel, and Peter Zadek staged highlights in German theatre history here.
  • Ernst-Deutsch-Theater — The Ernst-Deutsch-Theater has been an established part of the Hamburg theatre scene since 1951. Today, it is the largest privately operated playhouse in Germany.
  • Thalia-Theater — New directors and the continuing cooperation with young important writers based on the confidence in a strong and vital company lead to international acknowledgment.
  • The English Theatre of Hamburg [31] — The English Theatre of Hamburg performs from September through June, giving eight performances per week.
  • Schmidt-Theater — Theatre, variety, cabaret, concerts, and satirical revues.
  • Schmidts Tivoli — Avant garde shows and high-class musicals. .The world famous musical "Cabaret" and the successful musical compendium "Fifty Fifty" were staged here.
  • The Rover Rep Theatre, at the Irish Rover, Großneumarkt 8, Tel.^ The most famous match to have taken place here was the legendary 1974 World Cup duel between West and East Germany.
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    (040) 317 31 41,[32]. English language pub theatre under the Irish Rover at the Großneumarkt. High class professional productions in a special atmosphere.
  • The Hamburg Players, (040) 713 13 99, [33]. Hamburgs oldest English language theatre group giving three shows a year at the Theater in der Marschnerstraße.

Musicals

  • Tarzan produced by Disney with music from Phil Collins.
  • Ich war noch niemals in New York by Udo Jürgens.
  • Lion King produced by Disney.
Note that all musicals are in German language, regardless of their origin. .If you're still interested, make sure to buy tickets early, many shows are sold-out.^ Most shows sell out well in advance, so it is a good idea to reserve tickets at the earliest opportunity.
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^ If you're interested in seafaring, then Altonaer Museum is the place for you, featuring figureheads from ancient galleons, as well as an impressive collection of models and nautical instruments.
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^ If you're more interested in water sports, then Hamburg, with its numerous lakes and canals, offers splendid conditions for rowers, sailors, water skiers and canoeists.
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  • The HSH-Nordbank-Arena (formerly AOL-Arena, commonly known as Volksparkstadion) is the stadium of the local Bundesliga football/soccer club HSV. Newly constructed and reopened in 2000, it is arguably the prettiest stadium in Germany with a great atmosphere.^ The Hamburger SC has been playing in the top leagues since the early 1920s, so the Hamburger SV is one of the few traditional football clubs, or “Traditionsverein”, in Germany.
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    ^ The SV, as the fans call it, has earned its reputation by consistently ranking among the very best German and European football teams, so your Hamburg football tickets are a great idea to see world-class football at the HSH Nordbank Arena!
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    ^ Hamburg’s football club is famous all over the world, not just in Germany!
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    In addition to guided tours, it also features a museum presenting the history of the club. See also the HSV website [34].
  • The Millerntor-Stadion is the home of the famous football/soccer club FC St. Pauli [35]. .It lacks the modernity and prettiness of the Volksparkstadion, yet its atmosphere during games is unique and well worth a visit.^ Many of the establishments are seedy rip-off joints, but it's still well worth coming here to cruise down the street and take a breath of its inimitable atmosphere.
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    The Millerntor-Stadion is located at the east end of the Reeperbahn. Nearest station is St. Pauli on the underground line U3.
  • Hamburg Blue Devils — Fourfold German American Football Champion (German Football League).
  • HSV Handball is the local handball team, playing their matches at the modern Colorline-Arena, right next to the Volksparkstadion.
  • Hamburg Freezers share the Colorline-Arena with HSV Handball. The premier-league ice hockey team features many international top class players.
  • The German Open in Men's Tennis are held at the Rothenbaum in Hamburg. The tournament is one of nine ATP Masters Series tournaments.
  • Deutsche Bank Players’ Championship, at the Gut Kaden Golf and Land Club. .Golf tournament of world class, prize money €600,000.
  • Vattenfall Cyclassics — World Cup and public bike race.
  • Holsten City Man — The only German Triathlon World Cup.
  • Conergy Marathon Hamburg — Usually in spring, open to the public.
  • Fischmarkt (Fish Market) — Every Sunday morning vendors praise wares of virtually every type at Hamburg's oldest open-air market, dating back to 1703. The market takes place at the foot of the century-old Fish Auction Hall, where live-bands perform jazz, skiffle, country, or western music.^ A real institution in Hamburg, this traditional fish market has taken place every Sunday morning since 1703.
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    ^ Hamburg Fish Market Atmospheric fish market .
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    ^ Vattenfall Cyclassics Tour de Hamburg .
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    .Open every Sunday from 5AM-9:30AM, in winter from 7AM-9:30AM.
  • Hafengeburtstag (Harbour Birthday) — Every year in May the harbor birthday attracts millions of people.^ The city marathon, the Hansemarathon , attracts over a million spectators who turn out every year to cheer the runners along the 42km-long course.
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    ^ Another summertime attraction is the dahlia garden with 12,000 colourful plants, one of which is elected "people's favourite" every year.
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    ^ Festival Name Festival Month Hamburg Christmas Market December Hamburg Harbour Birthday Festival May Hamburg-Berlin Auto Bild Classic August Hamburg Festivals » 17 Websites .
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    Dozens of stands and stages, a ship parade, and changing events are organized to celebrate the cities spring of wealth. The harbor filled 800 years in 1989. Since then, the Harbor Birthday grew the greatest harbor party in the world. It is generally in early May.
  • Kirschblütenfest (Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival) — On May 19th, the Japanese community of Hamburg celebrates the Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival by the Lake Alster. .Enormous fireworks and a peaceful atmosphere are characteristics of this event.
  • Hamburger Dom (Fair) — The Dom is one of the largest fairs in Germany.^ The Hamburger SC has been playing in the top leagues since the early 1920s, so the Hamburger SV is one of the few traditional football clubs, or “Traditionsverein”, in Germany.
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    The streets of the fairground, lined on both sides with stalls and rides, are some 3.3 km long. It takes place in spring, summer, and early winter for the duration of one month each. See the Dom's website [36].
  • Street Parties — Watch out for neighbourhood and street parties during summertime. Some of the biggest are:
    • Altonale, in Ottensen.
    • Bergedorfer Stadtfest, in Bergedorf.
    • Osterstraßenfest, in Eimsbüttel.
    • Schanzenfest, in Schanzenviertel is self-organized and full of peace and happiness until it ends around 10PM in fighting between a crowd and the police.
    • Stuttgarter Weindorf — Vintners from southern Germany present their products at the Rathausmarkt (town hall square).
  • Street Parades
    • Schlagermove Parade, a parody on the Berlin Loveparade with schlager instead of techno music. [37]
    • Hamburg Pride, the Gay Pride Parade usually takes place in August and moves from the main station through the shopping streets to end at the Jungfernstieg with the set up party tents. [38]
    • Carnival of Cultures, a colouful and interesting parade showing off worldwide cultures. .[39]
  • Club Olympus Spa & Fitness, Park Hyatt Hamburg Hotel, Bugenhagenstrasse 8, +49 40 3332 1234 (), [40].^ Steintorplatz 1 Hamburg, Hamburg 20099 Germany +49 (0)40 42854 2732 http://www.mkg-hamburg.de/ .
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    ^ Mundsburger Damm 60 Hamburg, Hamburg 22087 Germany +49 (0)40 2270 1420 http://www.ernst-deutsch-theat...
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    ^ Museumstraße 23 Hamburg, Hamburg 22765 Germany +49 (0)40 42811 3582 http://www.altonaermuseum.de/de/ .
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Learn

There are 11 universities in Hamburg, the biggest of which is the University of Hamburg [41].
Many courses and programmes are held in English.
Hamburg is home to schools from countries such as Japan, Sweden, France, Britain and more, where the pupils are taught in their native language. The International School Hamburg [42] opened in 1957 as the first of its kind in Germany.

Work

The harbour is the fastest growing job sector in Hamburg. Numerous minor and major companies work in that area. You should be able to speak German because due to the high unemployment rate in Germany's jobseekers are attracted by the relative lower unemployment rate in Hamburg. This results in high numbers of applications. Hospitality and media are the two main other industries.
Note that living costs in Hamburg may be significantly higher than in other big cities in Germany depending on your demands. .Due to heavy destruction during World War II especially apartments in older victorian style homes built at the beginning of the 20th century are rare but highly demanded.^ The Great Fire of 1842 is documented in an informative and evocative way, as is the virtual ruin of the city during the two world wars.
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Be prepared to compete for apartments in attractive areas in town with well-paid media professionals, freelancers and spoiled kids with unlimited resources in their parents' bank account. Inner city areas have become quite popular among doctors, lawyers and architects as well in the last years.
Full shopping tour starts at central station, down to town hall, then Poststrasse towards Gaensemarkt square and back on Jungfernstieg at the Alter lake side.
Full shopping tour starts at central station, down to town hall, then Poststrasse towards Gaensemarkt square and back on Jungfernstieg at the Alter lake side.
The main shopping area of Hamburg is the Mönckebergstraße in the center of the city. Take the subway to either central station, Rathaus (town hall), or Mönckebergstraße. Also check the side-street Spitalerstraße. West of town hall towards Gaensemarkt are the more pricey shops like Hugo Boss.
Shops are mostly open daily 10AM—8PM and on Thursday and Friday until 10PM.
  • The latest must-see is the newly built shopping complex Europa Passage, near the town hall at the Alster lake.
    Europa Passage
    Europa Passage
  • A good and not-overpriced souvenir shop is directly located on the town hall square under the glass roofage. Typical souvenirs are statues of the Michel Church or the town hall, the water-carrying dogsbody Hummel hummel Mors mors, blue road signs like Reeperbahn, and a post card of the red light district.
The Schanzenviertel is also getting more popular nowadays for unique designer boutiques. Younger people especially enjoy being here. Subway "Sternschanze"/"Feldstraße".
Hamburg has quite many shops which claim "Second Hand", but are more of an outlet. It's still worth a visit though.
  • New and second hand Kleidermarkt Max-Brauer-Allee 174, S-bahn Holstenstraße.
  • Vintage and Rags, Kurze Mühren 6, U-bahn: Mönckebergstraße.

Eat

Cuisine

Original Hamburg dishes are Birnen, Bohnen und Speck (Low Saxon Birn, Bohn un Speck, green runner beans cooked with pears and bacon), Aalsuppe (Low Saxon Oolsupp, often mistaken to be German for “eel soup“ (Aal/Ool translated ‘eel’), however the name probably comes from the Low Saxon allns [ʔaˑlns], meaning “all”, “everything and the kitchen sink”, not necessarily eel. Today eel is often included to meet the expectations of unsuspecting diners.), .Bratkartoffeln (Low Saxon Brootkartüffeln, pan-fried potato slices), Finkenwerder Scholle (Low Saxon Finkwarder Scholl, pan-fried plaice), Pannfisch (pan-fried fish), Rote Grütze (Low Saxon Rode Grütt, related to Danish rødgrød, a type of summer pudding made mostly from berries and usually served with cream, like Danish rødgrød med fløde) and Labskaus (a mixture of corned beef, mashed potatoes and beetroot, a cousin of the Norwegian lapskaus and Liverpool's Scouse (food), all offshoots off an old-time one-pot meal that used to be the main component of the common sailor's humdrum diet on the high seas).^ If you want to taste a dish that is typically Hamburg’s, then don’t miss out on Labskaus or Rote Grütze!
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Alsterwasser in Hamburg (a reference to the city's river Alster with two lake-like bodies in the city center thanks to damming), a type of, a concoction of equal parts of beer and carbonated lemonade (Zitronenlimonade), the lemonade being added to the beer.
Hamburg is also home to a curious regional dessert pastry called Franzbrötchen. Looking rather like a flattened croissant, the Franzbrötchen is somewhat similar in preparation but includes a cinnamon and sugar filling, often with raisins or brown sugar. The name may also reflect to the roll's croissant-like appearance – franz appears to be a shortening of französisch, meaning "French", which would make a Franzbrötchen a “French roll.” Being a Hamburg regional food, the Franzbrötchen becomes quite scarce outside the borders of the city; as near as Lunenburg (Lüneburg) it can only be found as a Hamburger and is not available in Bremen at all.
Ordinary bread rolls tend to be oval-shaped and of the French bread variety. The local name is Rundstück (“round piece” rather than mainstream German Brötchen, diminutive form of Brot “bread”), a relative of Denmark's rundstykke. In fact, while by no means identical, the cuisines of Hamburg and Denmark, especially of Copenhagen have a lot in common. This also includes a predilection for open-faced sandwiches of all sorts, especially topped with cold-smoked or pickled fish. The American hamburger seems to have developed from Hamburg's Frikadelle: a pan-fried patty (usually larger and thicker than the American counterpart) made from a mixture of ground beef, soaked Staling, egg, chopped onion, salt and pepper, usually served with potatoes and vegetables like any other piece of meat, not usually on a bun. Many Hamburgers consider their Frikadelle and the American hamburger different, virtually unrelated. The Oxford Dictionary defined a Hamburger steak in 1802: a sometimes-smoked and -salted piece of meat, that, according to some sources, came from Hamburg to America.
  • Geelhaus, Koppel 76 (St. Georg), 20099 Hamburg, phone.[43] Daily 6PM-11PM, some meals until midnight. Menu changes frequently, fresh food, creativity.
  • Lühmanns Teestube, Blankeneser Landstrasse 29, 22587 Hamburg (take the S-Bahn to Blankenese, and walk west on Blankeneser Landstraße from the station), phone 040 / [44] M-F 9AM-11PM, Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 10AM-11PM. Friendly local café. Light fare and local specialties, wonderful pies, and baked goods. Their Cornish tea with fresh scones is worth trying. €5-15.
  • Murphy's Roadhouse, Saseler Markt 1 (Subway station Poppenbüttel, then take the Bus to Saseler Markt). M-Th Noon-1AM, F Sa Noon-2AM, Su 10AM-midnight. Serves a variety of American type food. Good quality and portions at decent prices. Located in the northern suburbs, so it's a bit of a trip unless you are in the area. Typical meal should run about €10-17.
  • Teufels Küche, Ottenser Hauptstraße 4, 22765 Hamburg, phone, M-Sa 11AM-11PM, Su Noon-10PM. Serves International "freestyle" food.
  • Ristorante Borsalino, Sternstrasse 125, Schanzenviertel, [45], just three minutes from train station Sternschanze in the trendy neighbourhood of Schanzenviertel. This little Italian gem serves great and very affordable Italian food at even better prices. Pizzas start from €6, fresh pasta is around €7-10 (Pasta Mista is highly recommended), the meat dishes are delicious (it is right next to the "Schlachthof"-Slaughterhouse) and the four course menu is unbeatable at €17.50. From noon-3PM they serve a lunch menu for €6,50. Opening hours M-F noon-3PM and 6PM-midnight, Sa 6PM-midnight, Sundays closed. Reservations recommended.
  • Around train station Hammerbrook (one stop from central station), you find a couple of lunch places offering a wide variety from sandwiches, Spoon's [46] soups, pasta, and German main courses. Open only during lunch time since this is an office area. Prices from €3-8 per meal.
  • In central station, you can get all kinds of snacks, including the fast food chains. But also fresh fish — Hamburg or Sushi style.
Vegetarian/vegan food.
.Every day, you can get vegetarian food for donation (€1.50) in different places check out on this side: [47].^ When you know you want to go somewhere but just haven't figured out where, Hamburg is the place!
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In the Hauptbahnhof (Main station), there are a lot of snack bars to have a quick meal. While there are probably not many vegetarian snack bars, there is a fairly decent selection of veggie food to be found, such as croissants with brie cheese and meat-free pizza slices.
  • Restaurant Kalliopea, Neue Wöhr 14 (close to S1 station Neue Wöhr), ''+49 40'' 6310596 (, fax: ''+49 40'' 18055240), [48]. Traditional greece food mains ca €15.  edit
  • Parlament, Rathausmarkt 1 (in the basement of the city hall), ''+49 40'' 70383399 (, fax: ''+49 40'' 70383398), [49]. Traditional local food in the amazing basement of the Rathaus mains ca €20.  edit
  • La Mirabelle, Bundesstraße 15. French cuisine, fresh four or five course meal, changing daily, including wine at approximately €55.  edit
  • Restaurant Cox, Greifswalder Str. 43 (St. Georg), ''+49 40'' 249422, [50]. Trendy restaurant with consistently good international cuisine, often local German dishes. It has a very good value lunch deal (two course menu for €11), close to main station. Dinner including wine is approximately €30-40..  edit
  • Vasco da Gama, Lange Reihe 67 (close to the central station), ''+49 40'' 2803305‎. 11.30AM to 11PM. Good portugese and German food lunch €10, dinner €20.  edit
  • Vapiano, (Three locations within Hamburg,), [51]. Sensational Italian food, in a trendy, friendly atmosphere. By the entrance you will get a "credit card", you show when you order food in the different kitchens. You pay when you leave. Fill your boots for around €20.  edit
  • Prinz und Koenig, Poststraße 53. Open late.. A wonderfully cozy pub with great food. Highly recommended is the "Huftsteak vom heissen stein", a South American beef steak, which you cook yourself on a hot stone. Absolutely delicious. A great array of beers to wash the food down with mains €10.  edit
  • Delta Bistro, Lagerstrasse 11 (Located on an intermediate floor within the wholesale storehouse of a large restaurant supplier), [52]. this restaurant provides a surprisingly cozy atmosphere. It is a must visit for all lovers of high quality meat and fish, but the menu offers some vegetarian dishes, too. For beef and fish, it is probably the best value for money you can find in Hamburg. Dishes are huge and the preparation quality comes close to star-awarded locations. .It is advisable to reserve a table in advance, especially on Fridays and Saturdays in the autumn and winter months. Main dishes are from €12 to 20..^ Friday, 12 March 2010 Start: 20.00 .
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  • Fischereihafen-Restaurant, Große Elbstraße 143, 22767 Hamburg, phone +49 40 381816.[53]. Excellent view of parts of the port and the river Elbe. Many celebs have dined here, including English royals.
  • Cafe Gnosa, Lange Reihe 93, St. Georg-area. Coffeehouse with wide range of delicious self-made cakes and pastries, also good for breakfast. Gay-owned. Customers mixed by straight and gay people of any age. May not be easy to catch a table during rush-hours. Highly recommended for sugar- and coffeine-addicts.
  • Cafe Klatsch, Glashüttenstraße 17, 20357 Hamburg. A small cafe serving delicious breakfast and other tidbits in a very cozy environment with friendly staff.
If you want to relax and drink a coffee in some coffee Bars go to:
  • MarYSol or tazza d'oro (both "Ottenser Hauptstraße") or some other Cafés in the Ottensen area.
  • Piazza, in the "Schulterblatt" (Schanze). You will find a high number of bars and cafés here, many of portuguese or spanish background.
  • Lange Reihe Many Bars, Cafes and Restaurants all along the street. Although the Lange Reihe is the heart of the gay community, most places are jointly visited by straight and gay people of any age. All places are gay-friendly, many are gay-owned or gay-run, but not all of them. Especially restaurants of ethnic background are mostly not gay-owned.
  • Batman Döner, Steinstraße, St. Georg.
  • Pamukkale Grill and Restaurant, Susannenstraße 34-35, 20357 Hamburg; Opposite Lokma. One of the oldest Doener stores in Hamburg. Operates a takeaway bistro and a restaurant.
  • Lokma, Susannenstr. 16, 20357 Hamburg. One of the best places to treat yourself with a nice Doener. It is not without reason that a lot of Turkish people love this place. Take the S11 subway and get out at Sternschanze. .From there Lokma can be found within a seven minute walking distance.
  • Falafel factory, next to S-Sternschanze, price €2.60-3.10.
  • Azeitona, Beckstraße (Schanze), price €2.50, you can get there also other great oriental food and smoke a shisha.
  • Aladin, on the other side of the "Fabrik" in the Bahrenfelderstraße (Ottensen/Altona).
  • Christiansen's Fine Drinks & Cocktails, Pinnasberg 60, 20359 Hamburg, phone +49 40 3172863, fax +49 40 3172863, bar@christiansens.de, [54].^ For music Hamburg is also a great place to go: there is a lot of popular German hip-hop and also the punk and alternative scenes are very much alive in Hamburg.
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    Award winning bar (Playboy Bar of the Year 1998, Best Bartender 2000, Marcellinos Top 10, etc.), open M-Sa at 8PM.
  • Down Under, Grindellallee 1, 20146 Hamburg, phone +49 40 457017, [55]. Australian-themed bar with lots of cocktails (€5-10), burgers (chicken burger €6, beef burger €8, ostrich burger €9.50), chicken wings (also all you can eat on Tuesdays).
  • ZaZa-Bar, Mühlenkamp 10, Hamburg-Winterhude, phone +40 40 27880135, [56]. Small Bar in the trendy Winterhude neighbourhood that serves consistently good drinks and has an interesting crowd of customers: some shoppers that celebrate their latest fashions, office workers that cool down, night owls that warm up, and quite few people who live in the area and just drop in for a drink. Has chairs outside. Happy Hour from 5PM-9PM and all night on Mondays.
  • Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht, Adolphsbrücke 7 (at the Alster canal), ''+49 40'' 367740, [57]. Cosy brewpub with good beers and food beers €4.  edit
Schanzen
  • BP1 [58] A tiny bar that houses many different DJs. .The atmosphere is very friendly and good music is played.^ Throughout the year there's an amazing line-up of great music on offer at numerous Hamburg City venues where you are also able to experience the friendly community atmosphere of Hamburg.
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    It's opposite the house that is occupied by various leftist fractions. (The yellow building with all the graffiti.)
  • The Academy, Hans-Albers-Platz (right off the Reeperbahn). People in wheelchairs not always welcome.
  • Molly Malone, Hans-Albers-Platz (right off the Reeperbahn).
  • The New Thomas Read, Reeperbahn opposite from Hans-Albers-Platz.
  • Molotow/Meanie bar, Spielbudenplatz 5 (Reeperbahn). A retro Bar and a great little venue in the cellar hosting alternative live acts.
  • G-Bar The New Generation, Lange Reihe 81, 20099 Hamburg, [59]. Open 6PM-2AM.
  • Cafe Gnosa, Lange Reihe 93, 20099 Hamburg, phone +49 40 243034, [60]. Open 10AM-1AM, Fridays and Saturdays until 2AM, famous for its cake buffet, also a great place to have breakfast or lunch.
  • kir Barnerstr.16, Hamburg-Altona Gay party called "Love Pop" on Wednesdays and every 2nd Friday in the month from 11PM; www.kir-hamburg,de
  • www.hinnerk.de; Information on parties and other news from the gay scene of Hamburg

Party

  • On Fridays and Saturdays there is huge number of parties. You have to go to the Reeperbahn, but it will cost a lot and often the parties there are not more than "normal". There are different subcultures and good underground parties you should look for. In the summertime, you can get a free open-air goa. Lots of electronic stuff, like Drum'N'Bass. Look for a "Drumbule" soundsystem party. .Hamburg used to have a great Hip-Hop culture, but it is declining.
  • If you are interested in electro parties here are some good clubs to go to:
  • The "Waagenbau" and the "Fundbureau" are both 2 smaller clubs in Altona, close to the Max-Brauer-Allee.^ Throughout the year there's an amazing line-up of great music on offer at numerous Hamburg City venues where you are also able to experience the friendly community atmosphere of Hamburg.
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    Admission is normaly between 5-10 Euros, depending on the night. Check [61] and [62] for more information. Parties usually don't start before 11-12 p.m.
  • The "Uebel und Gefaehrlich" is in a former bunker from WWII and can be found near St. Pauli in Feldstrasse. Easy to reach with the metro U3. Music used to be more hard house and electro but is changing nowadays from day to day. Check the schedule on uebelundgefaehrlich.de [63]
  • Directly located in St. Pauli is the club "Baalsaal" which is usually playing house and electro, sometimes Drum n Bass. It is next to the Spielbudenplatz. Check baalsaal.com [64] for more information.
  • If you are more into Trance, Techno and Schranz the "Tunnel" might be a good location. Located in the old Elbtunnel. Check tunnel.de[65] Opens Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. Admission is around 10 Euro.
  • Most parties don't end until the early hours on weekends. .Some of the clubs are having an open end, depending on the party.
  • Sometimes it is helpful to check out the monthly magazine "Prinz" which is available for €1 in most supermarkets and newspaper outlets - in there you will find most of the events that are happening in Hamburg.^ Cap Blanco, 1914 purchased from Hamburg Sud Amerika Line renamed Prinz Hubertus, 1919 ceded to Britain but burnt out at London and scrapped.

    It's written in German.

Open Air

  • There are some OpenAir Festivals located around Hamburg. One which might be especially interesting for you if you like rock music is the Wutzrock Festival. .It is free of charge and near to the city, so you might check it out if youhappen to visit Hamburg in laute August.^ Throughout the year there's an amazing line-up of great music on offer at numerous Hamburg City venues where you are also able to experience the friendly community atmosphere of Hamburg.
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    It takes place at the "Eichbaumsee" next to the Trainstation "Mittlerer Landweg" (via S-Bahn 21 to Aumuehle/Bergedorf) usually the last weekend of August. Visit their page for more Information and pictures.[66]
  • Around Hamburg are also a lot of other annual Festivals, (which will cost some money) like Wacken Open Air[67].

Sleep

Budget

Youth Hostels

  • Jugendherberge Hamburg - Auf dem Stintfang, [68], Alfred-Wegener-Weg 5, 20459 Hamburg, phone +49 40 313488, fax +49 40 315407, jh-stintfang@t-online.de. Priceless river/harbor view and in walking distance to the Reeperbahn.
  • Jugendherberge Hamburg - Horner Rennbahn, [69], Rennbahnstraße 100, 22111 Hamburg, phone +49 40 6511671, fax +49 40 6556516, jgh-hamburg@t-online.de.
  • Schanzenstern, [70], Bartelsstrasse 12, 20357 Hamburg, phone +49 40/4398441. In the middle of the trendy quarter of Schanzenviertel, 50 beds.
  • AO Hostel,[71], Amsinckstr. 6-10 20097 Hamburg, phone +49 40 6442104. Near the main train station.
  • Schanzenstern Altona, [72], Kleine Rainstraße 24-26, 22765 Hamburg, phone +49 40/39919191, fax +49 40/39919192, info@schanzenstern-altona.de, 70 beds.
  • Instant Sleep Backpacker Hostel, [73], Max-Brauer-Allee 277, 22769 Hamburg, phone +49 40/43182310, fax +49 40/43182311, backpackerhostel@instantsleep.de. 45 beds, provides a kitchen. Also in Schanzenviertel.
  • Backpackers St. Pauli, [74] Bernstorffstr.98, 22767 Hamburg, phone +49 40/23517043. Backpacker hostel in St. Pauli.
  • Kogge, [75], Bernhard Nocht Strasse 59, 20359 Hamburg, phone +49 40 312872, info@kogge-hamburg.com. Rock n'Roll Hotel.
  • Superbude, [76] Spaldingstraße 152, 20097 Hamburg,Tel. +49 40 3808780, info@superbude.de, skype: superbude

Camping

  • Camping Buchholz [77], Kieler Straße 374, 22525 Hamburg-Stellingen, phone +49 40/5404532 (all year round)
  • Campingplatz Schnelsen-Nord [78], Wunderbrunnen 2, D-22457 Hamburg, phone +49 4075594225 (from April to October)
.To the south of the city in Holm Seppensen, there is a camp-site that even during the busy (and often full) summer months has spaces.^ There are heaps of fun things happening around City of Hamburg and even the most seasoned local can always find something new.
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It is about 40 minutes train ride from hamburg, once at the Holm Seppenson station proceed south and look for the camping sign

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Emperors and movie stars have stayed there, including James Bond (Tomorrow never dies, 1997).
  • Marriott Hamburg, ABC Strasse 52, 49 40 3505 0, [79]. 4-Star hotel with 270 guest rooms and 8 suites, also has a Body Care Center with indoor pool and whirlpool as well as 416-sqm meeting facilities .  edit
  • East Hotel, Simon-von-Utrecht Str. 31, [80]. Designer hotel with one of the best lounges/bars in town. Very trendy and stylish.  edit
  • Empire Riverside Hotel, Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 97 (Take the tramway S 1 in direction Wedel or Blankenese and get off at Reeperbahn.), +49 40 31 1190, [81]. A David Chipperfield designed hotel located in the St. Pauli district near Reeperbahn and the harbor. Each rooms is designed with a floor-length panoramic window that allow for a great view from any point in the room.  edit

On the floor

There is a Church mission on the West side of the main train station, mainly for homeless people and people with problems. .But it's very clean, people are friendly, and if one is humble and polite, there is a good chance you can enter to chat (even in English) and sleep there on the floor in your sleeping bag.^ Throughout the year there's an amazing line-up of great music on offer at numerous Hamburg City venues where you are also able to experience the friendly community atmosphere of Hamburg.
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The night shift opens the place at midnight and everyone has to leave before seven in the morning.
Nevertheless, as a traveller, you should contribute some money to run the volunteer's service or at the very least offer some help. Remember: This is not a place for the unprepared traveller and definitely not a hotel!
  • Free WLAN access available in various locations. See Hotspot Hamburg [82].
  • A Virtual City Tour [83] features over 20 great sights throughout Hamburg.
  • Views on the city from students taking a German language course in Hamburg [84].

Stay safe

In general Hamburg is a safe city.
In the area around the Mönckebergstrasse, main station, on the Reeperbahn, in busses and trains, on crowded escalators, and at any other crowded places watch out for pocket-picking.
The Reeperbahn is the quarter with the most dense police presence in Germany, nevertheless make absolutely sure you avoid arguments, especially at late night. They won't get you anything, but possibly assaulted.
Keep distance from demonstrations unless you're involved, both leftist groups and the Hamburg police are known for heavy reactions in such situations.
Keep in mind that the Hamburg police wear dark-blue uniforms, unlike the federal German police and many of the other state police forces in Germany, which still wear green uniforms.
Bathing in the Elbe river is possible, but of course, keep out of the way of ships. Swimmers can be effected and even totally submerged by the waterdrift caused by oceanliners. Furthermore stay away from structures in the river and absolutely avoid the area about 50 m around those reaching into the river. Strong underwater swirls going down as deep as 10-15 m even close to the beach may pull even the strongest swimmers below surface. When staying on a beach down the river, place yourself several meters away from the water and keep an eye on children playing in or near the water. Container ships passing by sometimes create surprisingly large waves that not only wet your feet on the beach, but may also pull you into the Elbe.
Swimming in the Outer Alster lake is possible, the water is clean. The lake is only about 2 - 5 metres deep.
Tap water is very clean and you can drink it without any exception, you can even use it to provide baby food.
Important phone numbers in emergency (dial without any local prefix all over Germany / always free of charge):
112 = Medical emergency and fire department
110 = Police

Cope

Religious services
St. Marien, Domkirche (catholic cathedral), Danziger Str. 60 (St. Georg, near to central station).[85]. Holy Mass Su 8:30AM, 10AM, noon (Portuguese), 3PM (Croatian), 6:15PM, M-Sa 6:15PM; Th 9:30PM.
St. Elisabeth, Oberstr. 65 (district Harvestehude). [86] Holy Mass Sa 6PM, Su 10AM, noon (English), 5:30PM (Spanish), 7:30PM (3rd Su only), Tu, Th, F: 7PM, W 3PM.
St. Ansgar (kleiner Michel), Michaelisstr. 5 (district Neustadt). [87]. Holy Mass Su 9:30AM, 11:30AM, 3:30PM (Tagalog), 7:30PM. M F 6:30PM, W 9:30, 7PM (Tagalog).
Index of all Catholic churches in the archdioceses of Hamburg [88]

Get out

Both North Sea and Baltic Sea beaches are reachable within an hour by car, railway, or bus.
  • Lübeck (Luebeck) — The city borders the Baltic Sea. The old city (Altstadt) survived from medieval times and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. About 60 km northeast of Hamburg, direct trains leave from main station every hour (timetable [89]).
  • Lüneburg — A city in Lower Saxony, about 50 km southeast of Hamburg. Like Lübeck, Lüneburg's old town has kept a medieval look with old buildings and narrow streets. The town is situated in the beautiful Lüneburger Heide. South of Hamburg, direct trains leave from main station every hour [90].
  • Sylt — An island in the north sea. This is where celebrities and wannabes spend their weekends. Trains leave at Hamburg-Altona station [91]. Planes from Fuhlsbüttel airport [92].
  • Helgoland — Germany's most off-shore North Sea island. Reachable by express ferry from St. Pauli Landungsbrücken [93].
  • Altes Land — The region is the biggest connected fruit growing area of Central Europe and the one the furthest north in the world. .Altes Land is an area of marshland south of the river Elbe in Hamburg and Lower Saxony around the old towns of Stade, Buxtehude, and Jork.^ Hamburg - Suez or Cape Town - Australia Pacific Coast of North America 1903-1914 Hamburg - Straits of Magellan - South American ports - US Pacific ports - Vancouver.

    A characteristic feature is the richly-decorated farmhouses with their elaborate gateways.
  • Ahrensburg — Ahrensburg is a northeastern suburb of Hamburg, situated in Stormarn district. Its outstanding sight is the Renaissance castle dating from 1595. Ahrensburg is easily accessible by car and train (Hamburg public transport).
  • Sankt Peter-Ording — Germany's most popular tourist target by the sea. Features a broad surfer's beach and stilt houses. Easily accessible by car (Autobahn 23, about 120 km) and train [94].
  • Kiel — Kiel's main tourist attraction is the "Kieler Woche" (Kiel Week) at the end of June, the largest sailing event of the world and one of Germany's largest festivals. Trains to Kiel leave at least once per hour from Hamburg main station [95] and needs about an hour. A trip to Kiel on the Autobahn (A7) takes about an hour, too.
Routes through Hamburg
OsnabrückBremen  W noframe E  → Ahrensburg → Lübeck
RendsburgNeumünster  N noframe S  HannoverGöttingen
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  1. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation.
  2. A city in Germany.

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