Hans Hummel has been a famous watercarrier in times, when not everybody had fresh tap water. So this was about 100 years ago. Children used to chase him and they yelled: "Hummel! Hummel! He got angry and shouted back: "Mors! Mors! (a..!). That is how people say the wellknown Hamburgian shout: "Hummel Hummel Mors Mors!" started.
Today the "Hummel-Mann" can be seen all over Hamburg as colorfull statues.
Shopping in Karoviertel
When you leave the Underground station U3 Feldstraße you'll see a big bunker from World War II on the right. There are some cultural offices in there nowadays. Right across you'll find the "Altes Schlachthaus" - an old slaughtery house which also houses cultural uses as for example the music bar "Knust" (www.knusthamburg.de). The new building houses some music rooms, labels etc. If you cross the street at U Feldstraße and pass by the "Alte Schlachhaus" you will reach the Marktstraße - a small street with some very cool shops for fashion, accessoires, design, etc.
To get an impression some links to some of the stores:
Sisterhood, Laeiszstraße15 (corner Marktstraße, at the very beginning) - fashion, shoes, accessoires (did not find a website);
www.maegdeundknechte.de - fashion and design, t-shirts, underwear, etc.;
www.andreaslinzner.com - soft toys from frottier, cool retro look;
www.druckdealer.de - t-shirts, accessoirs, books, comics, prints, etc.;
and many others to have a look at;-)
I got to Hamburg by the cheaper but longer Regionalzug from Hannover. A return was €42.
In the morning, I got the train from Hamburg to Copenhagen. The train is run by Danish rail and you must reserve a seat & pay both german and danish international supplements. When you get to Puttgarten (i took a pic of the German coast from here), the train loads on to a Ferry to take you across to Roedby. You do not have to pay extra for this, it's included in the ticket. It's faster to do this rather than going up through Jutland & Island hopping. There is no passport control on the boat.
right beside the famous MICHEL (MIchaelischurch) you find a little part of ancient Hamburg that will give you an idea of how living conditions were like 350 yrs. back. There's also a Restaurant with local Food, but to visit the house of the widows is more exiting!
When most people think of the "Rathaus" (cityhall) they think of the one near Jungfernstieg/Mönckeburgstrasse but that isnt the only one there is. Different Stadtteile in Hamburg have their own Rathaüser and one of the prettiest is the Harburger Rathaus.
The Harburger Rathaus was built in 1889 by Christoph Hehl.