Eppendorf in Hamburg

5 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg Reading Time:  5 minutes

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© panoramio.com – hh oldman/cc-by-3.0

Eppendorf is one of thirteen quarters in the Hamburg-Nord borough of Hamburg, Germany, and lies north of the Außenalster. In 2020 the population was 24,806.   read more…

Europa Passage in Hamburg

23 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg, Shopping Reading Time:  6 minutes

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Europa Passage is a large shopping mall in the Altstadt quarter of Hamburg, Germany, located between the streets of Ballindamm/Jungfernstieg and Mönckebergstraße near the lake of Binnenalster. It was opened on 5 October 2006. Within the 5-level mall 120 shops and 27 catering outlets can be found on an overall length of around 160 metres and a space of 30,000 square metres. Another 30,000 square metres of office space are located within the building.   read more…

Neuer Wall in Hamburg

23 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg, Shopping Reading Time:  7 minutes

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© flickr.com – sezaun/cc-by-sa-2.0

Neuer Wall is an upmarket shopping street in Hamburg, Germany. The 1,200 m of shop-fronts are almost entirely lined with luxury brands. According to international real estate and retail reports, Neuer Wall is among the most exclusive shopping streets in Europe.   read more…

Treppenviertel, Hamburg’s Riviera

9 December 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg Reading Time:  6 minutes

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© Kroppe/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Treppenviertel (“Stairs Quarter”) is a neighborhood within the Hamburg district of Blankenese, located about 10 kilometers west of the city center. It is bordered by Süllberg, Baurs Park and the Hesse Park and, to the south, by the banks of the Elbe. There are few motorable roads in it. The majority of the houses can only be reached on foot via more than 5000 steps, which are spread over various staircases. The location on the Elbe slope is described in travel guides as “Mediterranean” and is therefore referred to, slightly ironically, as “Riviera“. When the weather is good, the view from the upper properties extends as far as the Altes Land.   read more…

Hamburg City Hall

21 November 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg Reading Time:  11 minutes

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© Daniel Schwen/cc-by-sa-2.5

Hamburg City Hall (German: Hamburger Rathaus) is the seat of local government of Hamburg, Germany. It is the seat of the government of Hamburg and as such, the seat of one of Germany’s 16 state parliaments. The Rathaus is located in the Altstadt quarter in the city center, at the Rathausmarkt square, and near the lake Binnenalster and the central station. Constructed from 1886 to 1897, the city hall still houses its original governmental functions with the office of the First Mayor of Hamburg and the meeting rooms for the Parliament and the Senate (the city’s executive branch).   read more…

The Sea Cloud Spirit

1 July 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Tall ships, Hamburg, Cruise Ships, Yacht of the Month Reading Time:  < 1 minute

Sea Cloud Spirit in Hamburg © Jkg52-wiki/cc-by-sa-4.0

Sea Cloud Spirit in Hamburg © Jkg52-wiki/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Sea Cloud Spirit is a three-masted full-rigged ship built as a cruise ship by the Hamburg shipping company Sea Cloud Cruises. The ship was ordered on March 22, 2007 from the SpanishVigo. The ship’s keel was laid on July 18, 2008. In the summer of 2010, the shipyard went bankrupt. The further construction of the ship was then initially set.   read more…

Fish Auction Hall in Hamburg

7 May 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Hamburg, Shopping Reading Time:  6 minutes

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© Frank Schwichtenberg/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Fish Auction Hall (German: Fischauktionshalle) was built in Altona, today part of Hamburg, Germany, in 1895/96 at the newly constructed fishing port. It is located at 9, Große Elbstraße. From 1982 to 1984 it was fully renovated. Since 1984 it has been a cultural heritage monument, demonstrating the importance of fish trade for the former rival cities of Hamburg and Altona. Today, it is used for events, such as Hafengeburtstag.   read more…

Reconstruction of the Bornplatz synagogue in Hamburg

9 November 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg Reading Time:  15 minutes

Bornplatz synagogue in 1906, right after the opening © Knackstedt & Näther - Stiftung Historische Museen

Bornplatz synagogue in 1906, right after the opening © Knackstedt & Näther – Stiftung Historische Museen

The synagogue on Bornplatz in Hamburg‘s Grindelviertel was inaugurated in 1906 and was one of the largest synagogues in Germany. It served as the main synagogue for the German-Israelite Community (DIG). In the immediate vicinity, the building of the Talmud Torah School was erected in 1911. The synagogue was devastated during the Kristallnacht pogrom on 9 November 1938, set on fire shortly afterwards and the ruins were demolished in 1939 by the local Nazi regime at the expense of the Jewish community. Fifty years after the destruction, the former location was redesigned, and since then a floor mosaic has indicated the location of the synagogue. Since 2019, the Jewish community, the Central Council of Jews in Germany and several organizations have been working to rebuild the synagogue. In February 2020, an application for a feasibility study was unanimously accepted by the Hamburg Parliament. In November 2020, the budget committee of the Bundestag released 65 million euros for the restoration of the synagogue.   read more…

Marco Polo Tower in Hamburg

1 February 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg, House of the Month Reading Time:  8 minutes

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© Huhu Uet/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Marco Polo Tower is a residential building in the HafenCity district of Hamburg‘s Mitte district. Together with the neighboring Unilever building, it forms a striking ensemble of buildings on the North Elbe.   read more…

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