City Orientation Walk II, Hamburg

Hamburg is the second-largest city of Germany with a population of 1.8 million people, located where the river Elbe meets with the rivers Alster and Bille. With more than 120 000 enterprises such as factories, radio and television broadcasters and publishers it became the major media and industrial center in northern Germany. The city is also a major tourist destination both for domestic and overseas visitors. Here is the list of the top attractions in Hamburg
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City Orientation Walk II Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk II
Guide Location: Germany » Hamburg (See other walking tours in Hamburg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Author: anne
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The Old Elb Tunnel

1) The Old Elb Tunnel (must see)

The Old Elbe Tunnel is an underground transportation route for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. It runs from the Landungsbrucken to the docklands area of Hamburg, underneath the river Elbe. Built from 1907-1911, the Alter Elbtunnel, as it’s known in Germany, was a remarkable feat of engineering for the time. Two huge lifts at each entrance carried pedestrians, carriages and motor vehicles from street level down into the 500m long tunnels. When the tunnel opened, it provided a vital link for...   view more
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St. Pauli Landing Bridges

2) St. Pauli Landing Bridges (must see)

The Landungsbrücken, or Landing Bridges, are found on the northern banks of the River Elbe in St. Pauli, one of Hamburg’s 109 ‘quarters’. St. Pauli is an inner city area lying north west of Hamburg city centre. In addition to the Landungsbrücken, which are one of the city’s great landmarks, this bohemian district is known for the Reeperbahn, Hamburg’s gritty red light district, as well as St. Pauli FC, the famously left leaning football club. The Landing Bridges are a transport hub...   view more
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Museum ship Rickmer Rickmers

3) Museum ship Rickmer Rickmers

The Rickmer Rickmers is a three masted sailing ship, moored in Hamburg’s Landungsbrücken docks, which now houses a museum. It lies close to another ‘museum ship’, the Cap San Diego. The ship got her unusual name from Rickmer Clasen Rickmers, a shipbuilder from Bremerhaven whose shipyard built her in 1896. She travelled to Hong Kong and Chile on trade routes, bringing back rice and bamboo, amongst other exotic products. Captured by Portugal in World War I, the ship has sailed under the...   view more
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Überseebrücke

4) Überseebrücke

Überseebrücke is literally translated as the Ocean Bridge; it is located at the St. Pauli's jetties. This covered bridge was built in 1930 and rebuilt after World War II. It serves as the main access to the port, where the museum ship Cap San Diego is...   view more
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Cap San Diego Ship Museum

5) Cap San Diego Ship Museum

The Cap San Diego museum ship is moored on the north bank of the River Elbe, close to the Landungsbrücken, and just yards from another 'museumsschiff’, the Rickmer Rickmers. The Cap San Diego is an elegant former cargo ship, painted in the red and white colours of local shipping firm Hamburg Süd. Built in 1961, it sailed between Germany and South America for twenty years, the last of six ships collectively nicknamed the ‘white swans of the Atlantic’. Set for the scrap yard in 1986,...   view more
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Landungsbrücken Observation Deck

6) Landungsbrücken Observation Deck (must see)

The Landungsbrücken area, north west of the city centre in the bohemian district of St. Pauli, is a popular spot for tourists and local residents (or Hamburgers) alike. It may be because the area is a major transport hub, linking U-Bahn and S-Bahn light rail services with river boat services. Alternatively, it could be the historic ‘landing bridges’ which give the area its name, or the distinctive clock tower at their eastern end. For some, it’s the nearby Reeperbahn and Sewer Museum....   view more
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The Bismarck Memorial

7) The Bismarck Memorial (must see)

The Bismarck-Denkmal, or Bismarck Monument, is located in Hamburg’s historic St. Pauli quarter. It is the largest and best known of over 250 worldwide memorials to Otto von Bismarck. Von Bismarck was a 19th century German statesman, credited with unifying many independent states into a unified Germany in the 1870s. Germany is a federal nation, composed of several semi-autonomous states, and frequently divided throughout the 20th century. Von Bismarck is credited as the first leader to truly...   view more
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St. Michaelis Church

8) St. Michaelis Church (must see)

St Michaelis Church is located in the Neustadt quarter, on the banks of the River Elbe. Its distinctive 132m high Baroque copper spire is a landfall marker for ships approaching the Port of Hamburg, and is one of the city’s most recognisable landmarks. The church, known locally as Michel, is arguably the most famous of Hamburg’s five Protestant churches. Its name derives from the archangel Michael; a large bronze statue in the church portal shows the archangel defeating the devil in battle....   view more
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Museum for Hamburg History

9) Museum for Hamburg History (must see)

The Museum for Hamburg History, rebranded as hamburgmuseum in 2006, is an attraction celebrating the rich history of this great European metropolis. Present in Hamburg since 1839, it was established at its current home, close to the Planten un Blomen park in Hamburg’s city centre, in 1922. The museum building was designed by Fritz Schumacher, the city’s former planning director. It stands on the site of the Bastion Henricus, a 17th century fortress built to safeguard the growing city. The...   view more
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Hamburger Dom

10) Hamburger Dom (must see)

The Hamburger Dom is a funfair staged at Heiligengeistfeld, a public space in the St. Pauli quarter. It holds three seasonal fairs in spring, summer and winter each year. With approximately ten million visitors each year, it is one of Germany’s biggest and longest running Volksfests, or people’s fairs. The fair’s name translates as ‘Hamburg Cathedral’, a reference to the fair’s medieval origins. It is believed to have begun in the 12th century as a seasonal market held outside the...   view more

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