Sunday, November 20, 2005

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is the one major city in Germany that I have yet to visit. It is Germany’s second largest city, situated in the north-western portion of the country. Hamburg is over 1,200 years old and is loved for both its contemporary scene as well as its historical offerings. Hamburg is called “the green city on the water” due to its many spacious lawns and parks that are near the waterfront. The green of Hamburg gives its visitors many opportunities to relax, rest and play. Stadtpark (the city park) is the playing field for the whole city of Hamburg and the Planten un Blomen lets visitors enjoy its old Botanical gardens and tropical greenhouses. The central portion of the city is located on the Elbe River and has Europe’s biggest port, offering its visitors the opportunity to partake in various harbor cruises. The harbor also has 20 old-time ships docked in Neumuehlen in which visitors are allowed to tour each ship’s inside.
In addition to its waterfront and parks, the city has an elegant and cosmopolitan side. Hamburg is a city of lavish office buildings, international museums, extravagant promenades, and up-scale shopping malls. Hamburg is considered to be the most important musical city in the world behind New York and London. The city’s theaters offer something for everyone, ranging from ballets and operas to modern musicals and rock concerts. St. Pauli is area known as the melting pot of Hamburg with its diverse influences in trends and styles. The area was formerly known for its sex shops and prostitutes but, has recently been converted into the number pleasure-mile in Hamburg with tons of clubs, discos, pubs, bars, and cafes. Hamburg is a German city where the work boredom is unknown because it has a tremendous amount of offerings for every person's taste and pleasure.


Blogger ckrause said...

Another place to add to my increasing places to visit while abroad. Hamburg seems like a really cool place because of both its old school charm and contemporary twist. I can just picture myself having a picnic in the Stadtpark and going to a play in the evening.

The pictures that you have shown in your post look really cool. It definately looks like there are alot of older buildings in the city.

Finally, I really just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your blog. It has been very helpful to me since I will be going to Europe in January. I don't no if you plan on keeping the blog updated after class is over but I definately think this could be a useful resource for anyone traveling to Germany or just trying to get some information about the country. Great Work!

11/22/2005 06:27:00 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Finally a city that you have not yet visited! Just kidding.Why have you never made it here? This place sounds awsome with all of the waterfront parks, theaters, and museums. I can't say that I have heard of Hamburg and what it is about, and that is really weird since is the second largest in Germany. I can't promise that I will get to visit this city, but it sure does sound great.

11/22/2005 09:39:00 PM  

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