Friday, May 25, 2012

Me -- Exploring Hamburg Germany

Hamburg is both a city and a state thus both the government and the parliament are made in the Town Hall or in German the Rathaus. Hamburg is one of the most beautiful, busy and lively city in Germany. It is as well the second largest city in Germany with a population of 1.8 million people. Hamburg is young, modern, friendly and open to the world. People who have visited Hamburg are enthusiastic about the city, like me and my partner we spent majority of our time winding our way to every districts.

Hamburg has several districts and each of these were distinct from one another.

Altstadt District (Old Town)- the heart of the city and home of the oldest buildings of the city, religious architecture, shoppings malls, Rathausmarket, Alsterarkaden- full of indoor shopping arcades and the  Rathaus (City Hall). The lake streets it is composed of Mönckebergstrasse, Steinstrasse and Jungernstieg.

Altstadt Photos:

The Rathaus (City Hall) -  It was inaguarated  in 1897 and has 647 rooms exactly 3 more than British Buckingham Palace. Above the main port is a writting in Latin: "The descendants shall aim to maintain the freedom which was achieved by the ancestors with dignity."

Left side of the Rathausmarkt

Rathausmarkt towards St Petri church.

The Rathaus  and the  Memorials for soldiers who were killed during the 1st World War. It has an incription that says '' Forty thousand sons of this town let their lives for you''

Rathausmarkt

The stairs is a very good place to unwind and relax while looking at the Klein Alsters.

 Altstadt and Neustadt are opposite each other, only they are divided by a canal.  In the Alsterarkaden, can be found the  white archades famous for indoor shopping.

If you dont want to explore the city by walking , then you can rent one this transporation and you will have both a driver and a tour guide at the same time.

The carvings above is the  motto of the Hanseatic Town: '' Libertatem quam peperere maiores digne studeat servare posteritas

The Rathausmarkt - the white arches (building behind me ) at a canal is called Alsterarkaden, it is full of indoor shopping arcades.

Photo was taken in Jungfernstieg this is the shopping street of Hamburg. From big to small shops, famous international brands to local they are all here outperforming against each other with there offers.  Furthermore,  the popular "Alsterhaus" and traditional houses like the "Streit's"-cinema where i watched '' The Avengers Movie'' are  also located in this street. Way back, families  walked here on Sundays and took out their unmarried daughters but things has change and now this street is totally different.

@ Jungfernstieg Street

@Jungfernstieg Street

@ Jungfernstieg Street

Jungfernstieg Street

Jungfernstieg Street

Bikes for Rent


39 comments:

  1. wow, when will i get to visit that place...mmmh i like the last pic with the line up of bikes

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  2. the buildings are so beautiful. :)
    seeing beautiful architecture is just so inspiring :>

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  3. Such a beautiful place. What do you call that tricycle-looking vehicle btw?

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  4. Wow! What a cute trike! I'm not sure when I'm going to visit Germany but I hope I can some day!

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  5. Great place and you have great photos. I think biking is a popular mean of transporation here.

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  6. FM has been here na. Buti pa kayo. :(

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  7. Wow... just WOW! Beautiful town! So clean!

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  8. looks really amazing!! :) I would love to be there :D

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  9. Amazing photos! :)) Would love to visit that place :)

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  10. What a captivating city! Someday I will visit that German city.

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  11. Wow, really amazing! this of one heck of a beautiful place

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  12. their buildings have that classic touch... but i bet they're technology is far beyond how their looks. bikes, it just mean how clean their air still is. nice pics by the way. Yahweh bless.

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  13. those buildings looks elegant and the view of the sea is inviting .what a lovely place

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  14. Awesome photos! Glad they were able to maintain the old buildings. :)

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  15. WOW! Hamburg... the home of the well-known artist, Hünten (Huenten), Franz Johann Wilhelm, an artist who loved to paint seascapes and occasionally ship portraits of sailing vessels.

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  16. really beautiful shots there...and so are the bikes. :)

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  17. wow! i liked! cool captures! awesome place! awesome adventures!
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  18. I wonder when will my feet take me here? Great shots! :)

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  19. Wow nice place! Would love to explore this place too..

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  20. i guess i have to be content with pictures...thanks for sharing!

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  21. how was the weather when you went there? Germany is not in my bucket list...but Austria is, been there yet?

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  22. thanks for taking me to Hamburg, Germany!!!
    ganda din ba weather dyan?

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  23. Amazing! Loved the photo with stairs... Looks so relaxing.

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  24. germany is one of the places i dream of visiting... someday

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  25. cool photos. I hope to visit der smeday

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  26. one of the places I want to visit. You should have brought me there with you... LOL

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  27. wow ! that is such a nice place :3

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  28. Wow!!! Super nice, Germany is one of dream country to visit..

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  29. Bikes for rent? COOL! The place is nice. I hope I'd get a chance to visit there too. :D

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  30. Looks like a very interesting place. Love the stairs and bikes. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  31. love the place! It's so clean! :) I want to visit it one day.

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  32. The place looks great and nakakainis why I've never been there. :( Would love to!

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  33. My friend,
    There is no doubt that these are beautiful pictures and town. I won't mind visiting one day. Thanks for sharing this lovely post.

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  34. Hi there. I've seen a lot of Germany, but not Hamburg, so thanks for this. It has a certain aura from the Beatles' days there. Denise.

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  35. i've been only to Frankfurt for a layover. and now i've been to hamburg through your post. makes me want to go there!

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  36. how i wish i can visit Germany too! :) what a lovely place!

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  37. Germany is beautiful! and how lovely will it be if you go biking with the one you love. weeee


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