Hamburg Local Customs

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  • 1. Food and Drink

    Typically, when people think of German cuisine, they normally think of cliché stand-bys like Wiener Schnitzel, Sauerkraut, and Sausages. But while those foods definitely play a very important part of...

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  • 2. Useful Information

    Another useful place in the main railway station is this branch of the newsagents chain of K Presse + Buch. Here you can get your postcards and stamps and the service is swift, friendly and...

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  • 3. Events

    Several times a year, Hamburg is shut down throughout various parts of the city to accommodate long distance sports events of international reknown. One such summer event is the annual VATTENFALL...

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  • 4. Port (Hafen)

    Wandering around the port (Hafen) area I couldn't help but notice the major developments currently (Jan 2012) underway. This brought to mind a bar conversation in Dublin a few years ago when...

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  • 5. Museums

    "Dialog im Dunkeln" is a very special place in Hamburger Speicherstadt : You may experience there the daily life of blind people in a guided tour through a world of total darkness. You will eat your...

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  • 6. Fischmarkt

    Don't miss to visit the famous weekly market near the Landungsbruecken. Besides the fish-market-hall you can stroll through the market outside where merchants selling all kinds of products ranging...

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  • 7. Red Light District

    Like Amsterdam, Hamburg has a red light district. The difference is it is much smaller and it explicitly forbids women and under age men to enter. For some, it is one of the main attraction of the...

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  • 8. Language

    Ok, so I went to Hamburg without knowing I was going to Germany, the day before! I don't know if I was unlucky, but at 7am, I try to called home in Montréal, with a public phone. All the people that...

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  • 9. Traffic

    German license plates are fun to read: the first letters are an abbreviation of the city or area, where the car comes from, the other letters and numbers are just to identify it. . HH is short for...

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  • 10. Socializing in Hamburg

    I visited Germany with my family for a total of 5 days, two days in March 2006 and three days in April of the same year. It was a memorable trip being our first...

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  • 11. The Hamburg Water-carrier

    The Water-carrier Hans Hummel is a widely-used symbol of Hamburg. A few years ago the city had one of those "artistic celebations" wherein different individuals...

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  • 12. Christmas Markets

    Hamburg has wonderful Christmas markets. The food is excellent near the Alster Pavillion, there are good crafts in the Gänsemarkt, and throngs of people at the...

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  • 13. Easter Fire

    On the Saturday before Easter it is a custom to raise huge piles of wood and light them in the evening. This is to celebrate the beginning of spring, to chase...

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  • 14. Hummel Mann

    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...

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  • 15. Außenmühlen Fest

    This is a small fair/carnival that takes place next to the Außenmühlen Teich in Hamburg Harburg with lots of food and music typically takes place in mid-August....

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  • 16. Hummel Hummel, Mors Mors

    Hummel Hummel - Mors Mors is an old saying in Hamburg. It is attributed to an old history of the 18th century. In that time when there hasn´t been a...

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  • 17. The "Walk of Fame"

    Udo Lindenberg is maybe the most popular singer from Hamburg. Since three decades he's been on stage. Although Udo Lindenberg was born in Westfalia he calls...

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  • 18. As I was working with such...

    As I was working with such nice people as shown on this picture (from left Yuki, Axel and Michael) I got to know many facettes of the everyday life of the...

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  • 19. I'm not sure if this is the...

    I'm not sure if this is the right place to write this, but I'll do it anyway. What I saw in Hamburg, something I haven't realise in Helsinki, was homeless...

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  • 20. Strolling along the Aussenalster

    A popular activity among Hamburgers on the weekend is a walk along the path which rings the Aussenalster. Even in the winter time, you'll see people in outdoor...

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  • 21. Talented Street Performers

    Along Mönckbergstrasse I saw a few street performers, the most talented of which was this gender-bending drummer. I threw in a few coins - s/he was working hard...

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  • 22. This is Katrin (she is already...

    This is Katrin (she is already a rather young doctor, and excellent!) and ADW (=Andreas de Weerth), my very friendly and student-orientated 'boss' at the UKE.

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  • 23. This is Janina, a student in...

    This is Janina, a student in her final year, who is very ambitious and whom I hope to see in Vienna again one day. Vienna is her personal favourite city!

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  • 24. Frauke & Martin - they are...

    Frauke & Martin - they are students as me who were also working at the same ward of Internal Medicine (gastroenterology) at the UKE. How do I miss them!

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  • 25. Whooo.... there are so many...

    Whooo.... there are so many beautiful gooses at road side. Amazing!!! In Asia, you can only find them in zoo.

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