City Safari
1st - 4th September 2022
Note change of date

Led by Sue Constable
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Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city and has been a port for almost 1000 years. As a member of the Hanseatic League it had a lot of influence in the Middle Ages and traded with most of the known world. The city has retained its status to the present day and is still an important port and administrative centre.

We first visited Hamburg in 2000 and there has been much re-development since then.
On Friday we will explore the civic and commercial aspects of the city. Starting from Dammtor Station we will look at a city which was rebuilt after the fire of 1842, and then go on to explore the commercial area with its large ‘kontorhaus’. We will finish the day by the River Elbe and walk through the Elbe Tunnel.

Saturday will be sent visiting Sternschanze and St Pauli. These areas originally lay outside the city and were developed in their present form during the 19th century. One cannot visit Hamburg without walking along the Reeperbahn and mentioning the Beatles and we will do both. We will then look at the fishmarket area and continue along the river to Altona. A walk around the main rail station will complete the day.

Sunday will be spent in Hafen City and the Speicherstadt. We will explore the remains of the 19th century development of the port including basins and warehouses. Much of the old port area is being redeveloped and we will also look at the new buildings in the area including the Elbphilharmonie. We will finish in Mönckebergstrasse the road leading from the station to the Town Hall and an important shopping street.

We will be staying in a city centre hotel and will be using the U-bahn and S-bahn network to travel between sites.

There are a number of flights to Hamburg from British Airports. If you are feeling adventurous it is also possible to travel by train.

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(For a general description of City Safaris and Industrial Explorer walking tours see the City Safaris home page)