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Old August 30th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #41
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^That surprised me. How many years ago was that?
I first went to Hamburg in 1997. I found it quite fascinating at the time, to see such a large part of the city, that was "technically" outside of Germany and sort of like, International waters so to speak. But, of course the current rebuilding of the area is so much better for the city.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 03:32 PM   #42
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ST. GEORG

St. Georg is the district to the east of Hauptbahnhof and Altstadt. Many upscale hotels and restaurants are located in St. Georg, as well as Berliner Tor,
where a modern highrise complex in glass is situated.



Deutsches Schauspielhaus is a theater founded in 1901.




Kirschenallee with hotels, the theater and the church Dreienigkeitskirche.






ZOB Bus-port. The futuristic bus station from 2003.


Taxis waiting in line next to Kirschgasse, at the Main Station. In the background is the sunset skyline with Heinrich Hertz Turm and Radisson Hotel.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 03:33 PM   #43
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BERLINER TOR:


Berliner Tor Center, a very large modern highrise complex with glass facades, adjacent to the Berliner Tor railway station.


The 2 glass towers (left and right) are the talllest and newest ones. They were built in 2004 and are 90m tall each, while the 83m tall highrise in the middle was built as
early as in 1962.


Skyline of Altstadt's historical towers from Berliner Tor.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #44
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Germany´s second city is almost as amazing as the capital!
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Old August 31st, 2010, 04:26 AM   #45
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Such an awesome load of impressions, well done Nightsky

What did you like best about Hamburg? Did you explore some of the unique nightlife as well?


Oh, and could you please share some of your photos in the HAMBURG - Album as well?
That'd be amazingly geil.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 07:00 PM   #46
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No problem, I would be glad to post all of my photos in the Hamburg album if you want.

It is hard to judge what was the best, since I only visited Hamburg for one day and missed interesting areas such as St Pauli and Altona (and I like alternative areas in big cities), but Speicherstadt, Planten un Blumen, the arcades and the canals were what I liked the most.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 04:47 PM   #47
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AROUND HAUPTBAHNHOF, NEAR ALTSTADT:

This post is about the area around Hauptbahnhof (Main Railway Station) and Deichtorplatz, very close to Altstadt/city center.


Hauptbahnhof, the enormous Main Railway Station.


Hamburg's Hauptbahnhof has an impressive size. It was opened in 1906 to replace 4 terminal stations. It is 206m long, 136m wide and 37m high. The emperor Wilhelm
II changed the Art Nouveau style elements into Neo-Renaissance to give the station a fortification like character.

Since 2008, they have begun to play classical music in the station to keep drug dealers away. Unfortunately I don't think they have succeeded, a lot of drug addicts and
other disturbing people are hanging around, espeically after dark.


Note the crescent moon at the top of the station tower!


Hamburg Kunsthalle, a large and famous art museum. Its current building was completed in 1919. The taxis are there because it is situated just opposite the railway station.


A&O Hauptbahnhof, a budget hotel where I stayed. It was pretty noisy at night, but for 30-40 euro a night for a private room with TV, toilet and shower you can't really complain.


The window of my first room couldn't be closed and I was too tired to get down to the lobby and complain, but I got a new room for the second night and the staff was
helpful during the volcano disaster, since I could use internet for free.


View from the hotel.


Some highrises in commie block style in front of Altstadt seen from my hotel. The first view in the morning of Hamburg for me.




The Highflyer balloon at Deichtorplatz. The balloon is a tourist attraction for views of Hamburg.


Deichtor office building. A significant 10-storey glass building from 2002 with sharp angles.


The office building also have an atrium that is visible through its facade.


A significant glass building, not next to the station, but seen from the railway.
Can anyone tell what’s the name and use for this building?
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Old September 1st, 2010, 05:32 PM   #48
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Old September 1st, 2010, 07:41 PM   #49
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Great photos again.

Classical music to keep drug dealers away? How did they think that would work. I know some shops and malls play classical music to keep kids from hanging around, as kids generally hate classical music, and it actually works. But drug dealers?
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Nightsky: The last building is the "Berliner Bogen". It is an office building planned by BRT Architects with a floor area of 43.000 sqm distributed on 8 floors. And it is built directly above the end of a water bassin.
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Old October 1st, 2010, 04:15 PM   #51
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Thanks for the info, DiggerD21. thanks to you I can now add the info to my website. I noticed there are no less then 6 glass atriums in the building! And thanks all for comments.
@Justme: Yes, may be some drug dealers really love classical music, I don't know if that works.May be they think the music will make the drug dealers think that "it's not their kind of area."
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Old October 1st, 2010, 04:22 PM   #52
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HAMBURG BY NIGHT

I cannot say that I actually have experienced Hamburg by night since I was in Hamburg only for one day, because of a conincidence (I was trapped after my Frankfurt trip and had to take the train home). The only time I had the opportunity to take photos after dark was when walking from the station to the hotel. It was a late monday evening, but I was surprised to find the streets almost completely empty in the city center. A lot of drug addicts are visible
at the main railway stationand one followed me after I bought a train ticket in the automat but I managed to get rid of him!


Hauptbahnhof seen from Mönckebergstrasse.


Steinstrasse with St Jacobi and St Petri churches.








Chilehaus.








Deichtortunnel towards IBM building and Katharinenkirche.


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That modern building is fantastic!
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I visited Hamburg 11 years ago, and loved it. Nightlife is good from what I read, but too bad the girls are stuck up according to one forumer(if you interested in that kind of thing).
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