"My home for one year" Hamm by Hewer

Hamm Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 8 photos

Hamm is located in the north-west of Germany on the eastern edge of the Rhine-Ruhr area. It has a population of 190,000. It is known for wire production and was once an important railway junction.

I lived in Hamm for one year as an exchange student from January,1993. I went to Beisenkamp Gymnasium for the duration of my stay. I visited again for three months in 1996 and then again for Christmas, 1999.

Many of the tips I could possibly offer are no longer valid. Many of favourite haunts have closed and much of the city centre has been redeveloped since the time I lived there. It was a good place to live with a good community atmosphere.

The most important thing for me about Hamm was the people I met and knew while I was there. It was a great experience and my first extended experience of being in a foreign country. I`m sure I`ll be back...

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  • Pros:Great place to live, great people
  • Cons:My favourite bars keep closing!
  • Last visit to Hamm: Dec 1999
  • Intro Updated Oct 7, 2004
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  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2005 at 11:35 PM

    ahhhhhhhhh, here is the connection, lovely spot that Hamm, not only die Pauluskirche, scan ya old pix matey...love the see them. Gruesse Waltraud

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