Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Hamburg - GERMANY

The second official card I've got today came from Germany, with a nice view of the historic center of the "Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg" - the full official name of Hamburg, the 2nd largest city and one of the states of Germany. Thank you very much Inga. This postcard took 8 days to arrive!

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg - GERMANY
 
Hamburg began life as Hammaburg, a 9th-century fortress built by Charlemagne at the confluence of the little River Alster­ and the Elbe. Today it offers some unforgettable attractions for travelers, particularly those on a budget. Reconstructed facades, comprehensive art museums, church towers, and splendid waterside panoramas root the city in history down south, while up north, the radically liberal, only partially gentrified Schanzenviertel offers delicious food and low prices.



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