Hamburg city walking tour, part 1 - pre-Christmas Impressions



Hamburg Alster Arcades decorated for Christmas
Our Hamburg city walking tour starts at the main railway station in Hamburg. From there we reach the Moenckeberg Street, one of the main shopping streets in Hamburg.

Huge old office buildings, called
Kontorhaeuser, border the Moenckeberg Street They served for the separation of goods which were stored in the Speicherstadt district (city of warehouses), from the Kontor (offices).

Worth seeing is the
Levantehaus with its unique arcade; it was built in its present form in1995. The frieze of endangered species is from Barry Baldwin, the stained glass windows were designed by Ada Isensee.

Chile House Hamburg Germany
Chile House

Nearby is the Chile House whose brick walls were built in the shape of a ship. On Nikolaifleet (Nikolai Canal) we find the impressive facade of the Globus House

Outside the town hall and at Jungfernstieg the Christmas markets for the pre-Christmas period were set up. Even the Alster Arcades are decorated for Christmas.

Rostov Don Cossacks
The Rostov Don Cossacks give a small street concert on the sluice bridge.

The promenades of the Inner Alster present themselves autumnal gray.


Hamburg city walking tour, part 2

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