Fun Facts Hamburg

Fun Facts Hamburg

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Hamburg has a lot to offer for its visitors. But there are some facts that you surely do not know. Be surprised and check out our fun facts!

  • “Miniatur Wunderland” is the world’s largest model railway museum with railway length more 12 km.
  • The local greeting “Hummel, Hummel” (with when confronted you are supposed to reply with „Mors, Mors“) is said to be coming from a water carrier named Hans Hummel. He was a grumpy person. During his job, a bunch of kids surrounded him to make fun of him, shouting his name. He was so upset and angrily answered “Mors, Mors” a short way of saying “Klei mi an’ Mors” which translated as “kiss my ass.” Today, the expression is meant friendly though.
  • John Lennon: “I was born in Liverpool but raised in Hamburg.”
  • Right at every seat on the VIP stage by Hamburg’s local Football Club „FC St.Pauli“, VIP find an own tap for fresh Astra beer and a little train with fresh currywurst to run in front of them. Nice, eh?
  • Hamburg has a little street where women are only allowed to walk through if they are prostitutes.
  • Hamburg has the oldest opera in Germany (since 1678).
  • Hamburg has more bridges than Amsterdam, Venice and London together (approximately 2.500).
  • Close to Hamburg, in Wedel, you will find the „Schiffsbegrüssungswerk“, a place that is greeting every ship that runs into Hamburg Harbour with playing the national anthem and hissing the national flag of the place where the ship is registered.
  • Hamburg is home to more millionaires than any other German city.
Visiting Hamburg soon?

Visiting Hamburg soon?

MEININGER Hotel Hamburg City Center is in the center of the city, right next to Altona train station. It is an affordable and comfortable hotel that allows our guests to visit the best attractions in Hamburg with great public transport connections.

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