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St Petri and the excavations in front
The socalled Domplatz has been a parking space for many years. The old Kathedral, which has been here since 11th century has been torn down in the beginning of the 19th century. After that a big school has been build on that spot. The Johanneum. But this has been destroyed in the bombs of WWII. Now Hamburg wants to close this big gap between the church St Petri and the Hafencity. Before a very modern building will be erected, the archaeologists take the opportunity to try and find Hammaburg. Hammaburg is said to be the ancient origin of Hamburg, a small fortified settlement of the 10th century, which is assumed to have existed right on today's Domplatz.
Until now the archaeologists have found the traces of many ancient fortifications. But non of them has been identified as remains of the Hammaburg.
The excavations are now finished and cannot be visited anymore. Hammaburg has not been found.
The Bischofsturm - english: Tower of the Bishop - is the remains of an old fortification, which is today known as part of the ancient city- fortification of the 11th century. Big stones build the fundament of a tower. It has been thought, that this maybe the remains of the stonehouse of Bishop Bezelin-Alebrand (around 1035). Now the stone fundament can be seen in the souterain of the building, where the office of St Petri is. It is opposit of St Petri and the Domplatz. It can be visited. Entrace-fee is 1 Euro
Name: Schauraum Bischofsturm
Strasse: Kreuslerstrasse 4
PLZ Ort: 20095 Hamburg
Inside the museum
SPICY´S Spice Museum is located in Speicherstadt, near Harbour City. It is on the second floor of a hundred year old store house. The visit to this museum not only gives an great overview of the planting, harvest and use of spices from all over the world, but is also a great opportunity to see one of the old storehouses form inside.
The Spice Museum is supposed to be an experiential museum. You can see, touch, smell, taste and submerge in more than 50 different spices.
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Entrance Fee: € 3,00 including a spice sample, children pay € 1,00 and get some Gummibarchen
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The Jenischpark, a beautiful landscape garden at the outskirts of Hamburg in Klein Flottbek, is the location of the Ernst-Barlach-Museum, which opened in 1962 as aprivate museum. Attractively embedded in the spacious site on the banks of the River Elbe, the modern, light-flooded museum building houses a unique collection. Numerous key works by the expressionist sculptor, graphic artist and writer Ernst Barlach (1870–1938) are on view here, among them nearly a third of his precious wood sculptures.
In addition to various presentations of the collection and temporary exhibitions of Classical Modern and contemporary art, the Ernst Barlach Haus also offers a diverse programme: guided tours, talks, lectures and the concert series Klang & FORM.
I think, that his works after World War 1 are the most impressive works:
"From 1927, Barlach designed several monumental works for public spaces. In his memorials and monuments for the victims of the First World War, he found fundamental new forms of collective commemoration. His demonstrative decision to forgo hero cult and an unbroken pathos caused him to become the target of nationalist defamation campaigns; until his death in 1938 he was hounded by the National Socialists as a “degenerate” artist. Despite massive attacks Barlach remained imperturbable: He publicly advocated freedom of thought and artistic expression and persevered with his work. Marginal figures in society – the needy, the broken, the outcast – remained the focus of his art. In radical opposition to the fascist ideology of “community”, he turned to address the existential loneliness of the individual.
After the end of the Second World War, Barlach was quickly rehabilitated in Germany. His œuvre has long been regarded as an important contribution to 20th century art – and it still remains a challenge today." Quotation from the website of the museum.
It can be easily reached from S-Bahn-Station Klein Flottbeck
Admission ist € 6,- for adults
Tuesday to Sunday (also Monday on public holidays) 11 am – 6 pm
Closed on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
The museum closes at 5 pm on Sundays when Klang & FORM concerts are held.
Ticket sales and entry for concert visitors from 5:30 pm
Other Contact: Baron-Voght-Straße 50a D-22609 H
Phone: +49 (0)40-82 60 85
The meaning of the word Levante is: towards the sunrise. The house was build 1911/12 by Franz Bach as an office building for the Levante Shipping Company. During WWII the building was completely destroyed but 1948 to 1950 rebuildt. It shows the decorations of Art Deco. Very special!!!
Today it houses about 40 shops, which offer high quality food and fashion. There are few restaurants and cafes. Everything is quite expensive here. But the atmosphere is spectacular.
Levante Haus is not far from Main Trainstation, in the heart of Hamburg's shopping malls. The adress is Moenckebergstrasse
There is also the Park Hyatt Hotel in this building, a very luxurious hotel
This small river is only 20km long but has at least 5 names: It starts with the name Wandse. This name derives of the old German word Wand, which means a border between two villages. The former village Wandsbek has its name from the river. Wandsbek is now a part of Hamburg and it is the place where I work. Later the Wandse changes to be the Rahlau, then the Eilbek and the Eilbek Channel and the Mundsburg Channel. The Wandse ends in the main Hamburgian river and lake: Alster.
There is a lovely path to walk along the Wandse. It takes about one hour from Wandsbek to Alster. This part goes mainly through very urban landscape, but hat a lot of trees and places to have a rest. In the other direction the path along the Wandse brings you to the outskirts of Hamburg with some lovely villages and forrests near Volksdorf.
South of Hamburg you find one of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany: the Luneburg Heath or Lüneburger Heide.
The Luneburg Heath is a beautiful countryside landscape between the Rivers Elbe, Weser and Aller, with glacial valleys, moraines, morainic plains, heathland, moors and forrests. There are plenty of marked trails for hiking and bicycles rides.
For more please see my Lüneburger Heide-Page
This museum specially designed for children has a lot to see and experience, like Greatgrandma's kitchen. Children have a lot of fun learning about everyday's life and to explore the environment.
There are special offers for schools or for childrens birthdays.
Phone: 040/410 99 777.
Party at the lake in the evening
Near Billstedt or Jenfeld there is a nice Lake with a big park: Oejendorfer See. There you can bath in the fresh water or have a party on the gras around.
It can only be reached by car or bicycle. No public transport.
I visited the "Tibetisches Zentrum" in Hamburg a few weeks ago. It one of the biggest and most famous in Northern Germany.. It has a lovely garden with a big prayer hall and a stupa.
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