The city is huge in comparison to Bremen, 1.8 million people verse our 500,000. Hamburg is a port city and has several canals with over 2,321 bridges crossing these canals. More bridges than any other city in the world.
First we visited St. Peter's one of the oldest in the city dates back to 1195.In 1845 it was almost completely destroyed in a fire and only a few historical artifacts remain from before the fire.
This is one artifact spared from the ashes,located on the door of the church. The nose of the loin is rub for luck and is shiner than the opposite door of the demon. To this day NO one rubs bronze door marker. (according to our lovely guide that is)
Quick visit to the Rathaus aka Town Hall, gorgeous building and courtyard.
Next stop to what remains of St. Nikolai, in ruins after air raids in WWII.
All the remains is the bell tower and foundation. Today many memorial statues call home.
My favorite is this one below.
Also this statue call "The Ordeal" by artist Edith Breckwoldt
Venice of Germany
We had lunch at a very old German restaurant called, Kramerants-Stuben 1718.
It was delish and the waitress was dress just like the menu board below.
View of the city from the tower of St. Michel
Hope you enjoyed Hamburg....stop by Unknownmami and see her city and all her friends cities too.