Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sundays In My City-Hamburg

Hamburg is a one hour train ride from my city of Bremen, Germany. When my sister and nephew were here visiting, we spent the day there. It was only my second time visiting this city, I loved everything about it and wondered why I haven't visited it more.
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


Street entertainers



Hope you enjoyed Hamburg....stop by Unknownmami and see her city and all her friends cities too.

Happy Sunday!

35 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

Being from Hamburg, I owe you much thanks for this wonderful journey.
Hope you all had a wonderful time in this city and that your Sunday may be just as nice.



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Vicki said...

So much to see. Thanks for sharing.

Sonya said...

LOVE your new header and the pics this week are fantastic! I have yet to really make it into germany..so many places I want to see..and Hamburg is one of them. Thanks for sharing the photos and have a wonderful week.

We are BBQing today..supposed to be 72..Wowie..lol

kks said...

what a great tour!
xoxo

preppyplayer said...

HI!!! Miss you already. I will email you, but wanted you to know that I LOVE the blog "look" fomm header to white background. Also love the Hamburg tour, sepia workds perfectly :)

Maggie May said...

Lovely to share Hamburg with us. From looking at those photos, I can see it is a city packed with character.
Have a great Sunday too.

Nuts in May

Joyce said...

I like your header too! Thanks for the tour : )

MACsWIFERia said...

you have great photos this week and the first thing i noticed was that you changed your header. I like it all. sounds like you had a wonderful time in the city.
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Ina in Alaska said...

I am in mad love with the Angel on Earth. What a gorgeous statue and even more gorgeous message. I am going to Google this to see if I can get myself a replica. It is rare when I do something like this... Thanks for the wonderful tour of a beautiful city. Happy Sunday xoxo

Nancy C said...

I am also in love with that statue...and your new header.

Coffee with Cathy said...

Kathy -- Love this post! Also love your header photos. Thank you so much for sharing the West family's adventures.

May said...

Your pics are like postcards!!!! Beautiful!!!!! I hope I can visit Hamburg!!!!

Angelica said...

We love your pics! My daughter has a friend that lives in Germany and it was great to show her your pictures! We will visit your blog again!

Amy said...

What interesting sculptures!

Here from SIMC. Have a great day!

Jen said...

Beautiful pics :)great Tour and city share! Happy Sunday!

Joyce said...

Thanks for the tour! Hey Kathy when will you actually be moving? How does this work with Sophie coming back, will she have to be quarantine again? xo

Erin said...

You always have the most beautiful pics!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Great Angel quote, Frau!

I love your daughter's smiling at me in your new header. She's so beautiful.

And these pics-- very nice use of textures and colors from your tour. Thanks!

Happy SIMC from Los Angeles
jj

Shady Lady said...

What a beautiful photo tour! Thanks for sharing!!

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She Writes said...

This was beautiful. I plan to be in Germany in the next two years at some point :).

Manzanafam said...

Always love your artful photo spreads and the new header is terrific! You really have a good eye for photography.

SamiJoe said...

Looks like it was a fabulous outing!

LOVE LOVE your new blog look!

Serline said...

My hubby told me much about Berlin, Koeln and Muenchen, but Hamburg through your blog seems fascinating. Hope to visit some day...

blueviolet said...

Wow, what beauty and detail. Thank you!!!

Ronda said...

Just utterly beautiful!! I love the color of your photos too!
Have a wonderful week, and I hope Patty made it home o.k.
XOXO

Tezzie said...

Wow...what a great place to visit! Looks like you had a fabulous time :D
Thanks for stopping by today :D
Take care!

Angie Muresan said...

My husband lived in Hamburg for a while and absolutely loved the city. He always says he wouldn't mind retiring there. Hmm...

Shelle said...

gorgeous, gorgeous photos this week, great artifacts. You've shown me more of Hamburg than I ever saw in the many time I flew in for work. In & out in a day, and the weather was always very cold and overcast. I never got a chance to get used to it.

I just noticed your blog has changed! looks good, are you keeping it this way...did you try the template designer yet? Nice header, I still haven't managed to find time to make one!

Slices of Beauty... said...

So much beauty, love this!
Happy Monday to you.

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

I was in Hamburg for 18 hours once... now I feel like I've actually seen some of it. Beautiful photos.

Unknown Mami said...

I love the statues. The woman with her arm in the air, the hands...they are wonderful.

Shelle said...

what did you edit these in Frau? I love that effect for the buildings...don't know if I've tried it yet.

Marla said...

Loved taking the trip there through your photos.

Mrs4444 said...

I guess there ARE some things to miss about Germany...