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Most Interesting Fun Facts About Hamburg
In the city famous for its busy port you’re never far from the waterfront, 61km² of the Hamburg area is actually water. In Hamburg you will only need to learn one word for the greetings, “Moin”, forget about “Guten Tag”, “Guten Abend” and other German greetings. Keep reading and discover more interesting fun facts about Hamburg.
#1 Hamburg has more bridges than Venice, Amsterdam and London together
There are around 2,500 bridges in Hamburg, quite impressive! Bridges you need to visit when in Hamburg: Köhlbrandbrücke, Überseebrücke, Brooksbrücke, Poggenmühlenbrücke, and Feenteichbrücke.
#2 John Lennon: “I was born in Liverpool but raised in Hamburg.”
Did you know that the Beatles actually began their music career in Hamburg? This iconic band played approximately 270 shows in Hamburg from 1960 to 1962, that’s how they improved their skills and developed their unique sound.
#3 Port of Hamburg is almost as big as Copenhagen
Copenhagen stretches over 88km² and the harbor of Hamburg alone is 74km² big.
#4 The biggest model railway of the world is in Hamburg
At the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg you can not only explore the biggest model railway of the world but also a miniature version of the entire world! You can explore Italy, the Alps, Scandinavia and many more place in one day.
#5 Every ship receives a special greeting when it comes into port
Downriver from Hamburg you can find the “Willkomm-Höft” (“welcome point”) which welcomes and says goodbye to every ship coming in and out of Hamburg port. Ships are welcomed with the national anthem of their country.
#6 Hamburg has the oldest Opera House in Germany
Hamburg’s Opera House was opened back in 1678 and it’s still working and hosting many famous artists and plays. Over the years it has hosted famous artists such as George Frederick Handel, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo.
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