Monday, December 1, 2008

MyWorld Tuesday

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A view over part of the Stadtpark, the biggest public park in Hamburg, from the top of the planetarium at a height of about 55 meters (the planetarium is 65 meters high, but you can't go all the way up).

It's a good place to get a nice view over Hamburg and access to the plattform is free.
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The white tower on the left is the Heinrich Hertz-Turm. The group of buildings in the middel are the Grindelhochhäuser, the Grindel highrise-buildings. The Grindelviertel was heavily destroyed during WWII and those newly build highrise building were living spaces for many people. They are pretty much run down now and badly in need of refurbishment.

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Here you can see part of the Alster and the city hall (the second tower from the right) as well as a few of Hamburg's big churches.

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22 comments:

ewok1993 said...

You don't need to go all the way up the planetarium to get a sweeping view of the city as you showed us here. Very pretty rooftop landscape.

Susan said...

I love these! I have ancestors who came from Hamburg but I've never seen shots over the whole city like this. Thank you for sharing them!

Arija said...

That is a great view of the Stadtpark! Nothing like elevation for a good shot. Like the skyline with spires and the way the light catches part of town.
Hamburg has changed quite a bit since we were there last.

Carver said...

The park looks so beautiful and I also like the city shots.

imac said...

Mighty fine views there.

Wren said...

I've never been to Hamburg, but you've shown a lovely view of it. I like that top photo of the park.

Dina said...

Wow, lots of church steeples!

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Beautiful pictures, I would love to visit someday. BTW do you have a contact e-mail?

Cece

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely look at a lovely old city! Marvelous photos. Thank you for sharing!

babooshka said...

Very pretty city skyline views.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

great shots and an interesting read about the tower...i clicked on it.

we have hamburg in our travel plans in the future.

thanks for sharing.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Love those formal gardens in the park and the Hamburg views

FickleMinded said...

what a fantastic view!!!
MWT#3: Water Park

Lilli & Nevada said...

It is always nice to come visit your world, as it has been yrs since i was a young child that i was in Hamburg. Actually don't remember it.Thank you for sharing it with me

kayleen said...

My grandfather was from Germany and I've always wanted to visit. Maybe one of these days!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots and great views. I really like that first one. The angle looking down is wonderful.

fishing guy said...

Jedediah: That is a neat view of the city from the observatory.

Deslilas said...

You gave a better view of Hambourg than the one I see from the highway when I travel between France and Sweden. Hambourg is a nice city, my daughter had lived there for several months some years ago.

Mojo said...

Wow, that first shot is just eye-popping. What a great view!

Reader Wil said...

A good view of Hamburg!thanks for your comment and information about Nikolaus and Knecht Rupert! Sehr interessant

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful photos and I love the header photo you have up.

antigoni said...

Fantastic photos! Great post!