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    Websites on Hamburg besides the Virtualtourists;-)

    by chris.hh Updated Nov 23, 2007

    Favorite thing: Websites on Hamburg for general information

    Official website of the City of Hamburg
    welcome.hamburg.de

    Website for the tourism in Hamburg
    www.hamburg-tourism.de/en

    Some cultural and tourist information. Unfortunately poor in English. But maybe you find some images for an impression.
    www.hamburg-magazin.de/international/st_hamburg_experience-hamburg.htm

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    Newspapers | Magazines

    by chris.hh Updated Nov 23, 2007

    Favorite thing: Newspapers | Magazines

    If you want to get to know about what's going on in Germany you might check some of the common newspapers and magazines. Of course, they are in German... But some know German...

    Some of the common papers in Germany:
    www.faz.net/s/homepage.html
    www.welt.de
    www.sueddeutsche.de
    www.taz.de
    www.spiegel.de
    www.stern.de

    Hamburg:
    www.abendblatt.de
    www.mopo.de

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    For Indians in Hamburg

    by Rupanworld Written Oct 28, 2007

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    Favorite thing: For those Indians who are in Hamburg during the festival season of Durga Puja and Diwali, here's something you can try to visit. There's an Indian community in Hamburg that celebrates Durga Puja and other festvals every year and the location is at Berner Heerweg at Farmsen-Berne. The puja's and the community meetings take place at Haus der Jugend Farmsen, and is a great experience. It is very easy to reach the place by U-Bahn. Take U1 and get down at Farmsen. The Haus der Jugend is just 10 stairs away.

    Fondest memory: We were here during the Durga Puja festival (Navami & Dashami) 2007 and got a warm welcome and real good Indian food at the end of everyday.

    Haus der Jugend The road that leads you there Durga Puja at Hamburg

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    Hamburg Funfair

    by barryg23 Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    Fondest memory: We had a great time at the funfair in the park in St. Pauli. We were walking back to our hotel through the park after a long day of sightseeing in the city and it was very easy to give in to temptation and spend the evening here. I think my favourite memory was going on the Bumper Cars after 5 pints of German beer.

    Watch out Hamburg

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    Older Architecture - Town Hall, Altona

    by yooperprof Written Dec 30, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Altona was a separate city from Hamburg for most of its existence - in fact, it was in a separate country until 1867! As an enclave of Denmark, Altona had a Scandinavian propriety about it that was lacking in the more salty and sailor-y Hamburg. The "refinement" of Altona is reflected in the fine building that served as its town hall - a marked contrast to the exuberance (some might say vulgarity) of Hamburg's Rathaus.

    neo-classical proportions
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    The Elbe - view from Altona

    by yooperprof Written Dec 28, 2006

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    Favorite thing: One of the best places to catch a glimpse of the active working port is from the "suburb" of Altona, where an overlook allows for viewing the bustling river below. Container ships carry Germany's industrial bounty to the far corners of the world - Germany being the one of the world's leading exporters, with a dramatic _trade surplus_, in sharp contrast to some other nations that shall remain nameless.

    a river runs through it

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    New Architecutre - Bürohaus (Deichtorplatz)

    by yooperprof Written Dec 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The Bürohaus is one of a series of interesting modern office buildings in this part of Hamburg. Opened in 2002, it was designed by the Bothe, Richter & Teherani firm that was also responsible for the new "Europa Passage" shopping mall in the center city.

    The Bürohaus is just to the west of Deichtorplatz, wedged into Ost-West Strasse and the Dovenfleet.

    shiny triangle
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    Older Architecture - HHLA (Speicherstadt)

    by yooperprof Written Dec 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: "Hamburger Hafen und Logistik Aktiengesellschaft" - HHLA - is the port authority that operates the Speicherstadt, or "Warehouse City." (According to their website, the HHLA is still the world's largest warehouse facility!) The "ancestor" company was founded in 1885, and they still operate their headquarters in this neo-gothic structure on the Bei St. Annen.

    containers 'r us hanseatic style
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    New Architecture - Hafen City

    by yooperprof Written Dec 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Hafen City - Harbor City - is creating an entirely new neighborhood of condos, apartments, and offices along the canals of Hamburg's former free-trade zone.

    Lots of great windows over the canals - but in my opinion some of the street facades of the buildings are bland, if not overbearing, and there seem to be a lack of public spaces as well. I don't know if I'd want to live down in this area - it seems somewhat cold and heartless.

    no jumping or diving China shopping floor to ceiling windows white block crane city
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    The Elbe - Das Feuerschiff (Fireship)

    by yooperprof Updated Dec 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Das Feuerschiff - moored at the Landungsbrücke - is an old converted fireship that has been converted to a hotel/restaurant/bar. Monday nights are an open jazz jam - a really good time!

    http://www.das-feuerschiff.de/

    red ship district?
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    Monuments - Otto van Bismarck

    by yooperprof Written Dec 25, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Count Otto van Bismarck (1803-1890) was the Chancellor first of Prussia, then of a United Germany, from 1859 until 1890. His policies were largely responsible for the creation of the "Second Reich". Conservative and traditional, Bismarck fulfilled the national aspirations of millions of 19th century Germans, but at the cost of aligning German interests with the authoritarian and militaristic ambitions of the Kaisers and their aristocratic supporters.

    The Bismarck Monument in Hamburg reflects a widespread conviction that German nationhood was "bound up" with the forceful projection of German masculinity. At least that's my interpretation!

    Count Strength and courage Contemplation Nice glutes pillar of state
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    The Elbe - Port Buildings

    by yooperprof Written Dec 23, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Hamburg is Germany's largest port - and Europe's second largest. (I think Rotterdam is #1.)

    Statistics: every year 12,000 ships load and unload some 70,000,000 tons of cargo here.

    A moderate bluff rises above the old port buildings, giving an excellent view of the bustling harbor. Yes, those are grape vines planted on the hillside!

    The Hanseatic spirit lives on The lost language of cranes

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    The Elbe - Hamburg City Fleet

    by yooperprof Written Dec 23, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Strolling along the Elbe Harbor on a beautiful Saturday in December. The name of the street is the Johannisbollwerk - but I don't know if that also applies to the Promenade.

    Being a landlubber from the dry state of Kansas, yooperprof is endlessly fascinated by working ports.

    elbe-watch?

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    New Architecture - Allianz Insurance

    by yooperprof Written Dec 22, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Uncompromising modernism in the shadow of the ruins of St. Nikolai.

    At first glance, it seems quite jarring to see this sleek silver office block cheek-by-jowl to the ruined somber spire. But I guess that's the point. And I think it works, here.

    Architect Bernhard Hermkes (1903-1995) was one of the masters of the German modern style, both before and after World War II. The Allianz Insurance Building here in Hamburg was one of his last major projects, completed in 1971.

    form following function
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    Bahnhofsmission/Travellers Aid in Hamburg

    by nepalgoods Updated Mar 26, 2006

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    Favorite thing: "Our mission is simple: to lend an ear and give help to everyone coming to us. At Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (Main Station), Harburg and Altona we supprort people in the ove with information and assistance when embarking and disembarking trains or making connections. With rooms to rest in or stay the night. With wheelchairs or trolleys. Or by accompanying minors travelling alone. We help in personla crises: friends lost. Nowhere to sleep. No telephone. Torn clothing. Robbed. Injured. Sick. Weak. Language problems. And we give advice and directions in emergency situations: homelessness. Drug addiction. Desparation. Suicidal tendencies.

    The bahnhofsmission is there for you, day and night."

    This is the official text of the Bahnhofsmission in Hamburg, where I volunteer and help about 2 to 3 times a month.

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