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Old June 4th, 2012, 04:30 PM   #61
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Those last two pictures are amazing - what a huge port. I am surprised they have the port in so close to the city. I would think it would be hard to load and unload ships to trains and trucks in such a confined space.

But it does look very impressive!!
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Old June 4th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #62
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Hamburg is amazing.

Great pictures.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 05:28 PM   #63
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Amazing pictures. What a prevelige you had arriving in such a way! What a view, my god.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 09:25 PM   #64
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I have to say the arrival in Hamburg was spectacular, but the facilities for ships is really poor! We got off the ship and then went through what looked like a terminal made out of ship containers, which was funky but very basic.
They started HafenCity 2003.
When finished ... http://www.hafencity.com/de/ueberseequartier.html
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Old June 5th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #65
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Beautiful photojourney.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #66
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Regarding the lack of historical buildings:
Well, Hamburg was, as you probably know, hit pretty bad by bomings during WWII. For all the destruction that happened, I would even dare to say, they did a good job rebuilding the city. Hamburg still has it's fair share of historic architecture.
(Hope you were inside the Rathaus/city hall, because it is even more gorgeous from the inside and luckily completely preserved.)
Looking at the map you posted, you unfortunately didn't visit one single city/town that was spared in WWII. Munich might have given you a little glimpse of how beautiful german cities once were though.
I read up more on the bombings of German cities after i came back from visiting Germany, i think what struck me is how completely devestated the cities were, especially Dresden which was full of refuges as well. What surprised me was how coherent Hamburg felt, it felt like a vibrant bustling and very often beautiful city. I'll come to my views on Munich later as they are mixed, but i preffered Hamburg by far (maybe due to the entrance). In many places it felt more comparable to Australian cities in terms of modern and historical buildings, whereas in the Uk and other European cities there were alot fewer historical buildings in Hamburg.

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Hamburg is amazing.

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It is, thank you

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Amazing pictures. What a prevelige you had arriving in such a way! What a view, my god.
It was a real privelige, thank you

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They started HafenCity 2003.
When finished ... http://www.hafencity.com/de/ueberseequartier.html
Thanks, Hamburg and my city Cardiff share a similar accolade of largest waterfront regenerations in Europe

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Old June 5th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #67
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Chicago esque overhead railways, well maybe it came first who knows but is a really cool urbanfeature weve lost in the UK

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Old June 5th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #68
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Stunning!

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Internal couryard open to the public, something not seen in UK city halls which are normally more hostile to visitors

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Nice shots! and nice architecture. I really love the elevated metro also. I was totally in love when I first saw the historical overhead monorail system in Wüppertal for instance.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #71
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Indeed very nice pictures, although you could might post some more pictures per post.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #72
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It keeps the tread pages short. I don't mind. better than 200 pics on one page...
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Old June 5th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #73
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wow, awesome pictures!

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...One thing was very apparent the churches were much taller than British ones traditionally are...
St. Nikolai 147.8 m
St. Petri 132.2 m
St. Michaelis 132.1 m
St. Jacobi 125.4 m
St. Katharinen 116.7 m

for comparison: tallest church in Munich: Frauenkirche 98.5 m
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Were these structures destroyed in the war and rebuilt or did they survive intact?
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Old June 5th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #75
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Most of Hamburg's inner city was completely destroyed. Often, only the charred (but still usable) facades were standing... So I would say partly rebuilt.
The city hall, shown on many pictures, is a little miracle though. It was almost untouched, from the outside or inside. Only the uppermost chamber in the belltower had burned out in the war.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 01:44 AM   #76
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A pity, so few tourists enter our city hall, ... no time

Great 3D tour guide of the interior of the building:
http://www.rathaus-3d.hamburg.de/#pano=175
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Old June 6th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #77
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Nice shots! and nice architecture. I really love the elevated metro also. I was totally in love when I first saw the historical overhead monorail system in Wüppertal for instance.
Thank you! Love this kind of urban transport, though it doesnt always provide the best xperiance for pedestrians

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Indeed very nice pictures, although you could might post some more pictures per post.
Thank you, didint want to have thousands of pics on one page

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St. Nikolai 147.8 m
St. Petri 132.2 m
St. Michaelis 132.1 m
St. Jacobi 125.4 m
St. Katharinen 116.7 m

for comparison: tallest church in Munich: Frauenkirche 98.5 m
Thanks, and thanks for the heights. Ive noticed Munich mentioned a couple of times, is there a rivlry between the two cities or is it because they are the second and third largest cities?

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Most of Hamburg's inner city was completely destroyed. Often, only the charred (but still usable) facades were standing... So I would say partly rebuilt.
The city hall, shown on many pictures, is a little miracle though. It was almost untouched, from the outside or inside. Only the uppermost chamber in the belltower had burned out in the war.
Unbelievable it survived, a bit like St Pauls in London surrounded by devestation. Are there any pics?

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A pity, so few tourists enter our city hall, ... no time

Great 3D tour guide of the interior of the building:
http://www.rathaus-3d.hamburg.de/#pano=175
I didnt get time to go inside so thanks for that, its really beautiful. love the mural of the docks in the main hall.
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I loved how these lakes sprung off the main shopping center, was a real oasis in the heart of the city and quite a unique feature. Normally there is a bit of a walk from the main shopping streets.

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One of the few pedestrianised streets, in the UK there is generally at least one large pedestrianised street for shopping etc.

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