Islamic Centre Hamburg

13 June 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg

Imam Ali Mosque © Staro1/cc-by-sa-3.0

Imam Ali Mosque © Staro1/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Islamic Centre Hamburg (German: Islamisches Zentrum Hamburg) is one of the oldest Shia mosques in Germany and Europe. Established in Hamburg, in northern Germany, in the late 1950s by a group of Iranian emigrants and business people it rapidly developed into one of the leading Shia centres in the Western world.   read more…

Euro-Mediterranean-Arab Association

24 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg

© ema-hamburg.org/cc-by-sa-3.0

© ema-hamburg.org/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Euro-Mediterranean Association for Cooperation and Development e.V. (EMA) is a German nonprofit organization that works in the field of development cooperation between Europe, especially Germany, and the countries of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. It is based in Hamburg, with branches in Berlin, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia. The association’s aim is to further economic development cooperation and political, cultural and academic exchange between Germany and the countries of Northern African, the Middle East and the Gulf (EMA region).   read more…

Theme Week Hamburg – Elbe suburbs

5 November 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General, Hamburg, Theme Weeks

Strandhotel © Staro1

Strandhotel © Staro1

The Elbvororte (Elbe suburbs) are located in the West of Hamburg with an increased density of wealthy inhabitants. The greatest and most of impressive collection of villa’s from 18th and 19th centuries are located here, as well as the headquarters of the oldest and most prestigious companies in the city. Like nowhere else in the city here you can experience and observe the typical Hamburg life philosophy. Besides the quarters described below there are Sülldorf, Klein Flottbek (home of the Derby Park hosting the Riders Tour and other international derby events), Groß Flottbek and Osdorf.   read more…

The Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg

1 October 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg, House of the Month

Elbphilharmonie model © MissyWegner/cc-by-3.0

Elbphilharmonie model © MissyWegner/cc-by-3.0

The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (nicknamed Elphi) is a concert hall under construction in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg. The concert hall is designed by Herzog & de Meuron on top of an old warehouse (Kaispeicher A). It will be the tallest inhabited building of Hamburg, with a final height of 110m.   read more…

Hamburg’s warehouse district, the largest historic warehouse complex in the world

19 July 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg, Museums, Exhibitions

© Thomas Wolf - www.foto-tw.de/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Thomas Wolf – www.foto-tw.de/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Speicherstadt (meaning warehouse district) in Hamburg is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations. It is located in the the HafenCity quarter and was built from 1883 to 1927.   read more…

Viva con Agua de St. Pauli

12 July 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg

© vivaconagua.org

© vivaconagua.org

Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli is a charity founded in 2005 in the Hamburg quarter of St. Pauli. The aim of the organization is to improve drinking water supply in developing countries in conjunction with the Welthungerhilfe.   read more…

Neuengamme in the Vierlanden

13 May 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg

© Pincerno/cc-by-sa-3.0-de

© Pincerno/cc-by-sa-3.0-de

Neuengamme is a quarter of Hamburg, located in the Bergedorf borough, near the river Dove Elbe (a tributary of the river Elbe). In this rural quarter, part of the Vierlanden,consisting of the villages Curslack, Kirchwerder, Neuengamme and Altengamme, the population is at 3,500. Neuengamme is located in the southeastern part of Hamburg. In 2007 the quarter had a total area of 18.6 km².   read more…

Altes Land, the largest contiguous fruit-producing region in Central Europe

28 September 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg

Steinkirchen © Christoph Matthias Siebenborn/cc-by-sa-3.0

Steinkirchen © Christoph Matthias Siebenborn/cc-by-sa-3.0

Altes Land is an area of reclaimed marshland straddling parts of Lower Saxony and Hamburg. The region is situated downstream from Hamburg on the southwestern riverside of the Elbe around the towns of Stade, Buxtehude, Jork and Lühe. In Hamburg it includes the quarters of Neuenfelde, Cranz, Francop and Finkenwerder.   read more…

The Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg

10 July 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg

Las Vegas © FloSch/cc-by-sa-3.0

Las Vegas © FloSch/cc-by-sa-3.0

Miniatur Wunderland (German for miniature wonderland) is a model railway attraction in Hamburg and the largest of its kind in the world, built by the twins Gerrit and Frederik Braun. As of January 2011, the railway consists of 12,000 metres (39,370 ft) of track in HO scale, divided into seven sections: Harz, the fictitious city of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, and Switzerland. Of the 6,400 square metres (68,889 sq ft) of floorspace, the model takes 1,150 m2 (12,378 sq ft).   read more…

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