Categories: Sightseeing, Cultural and History
[ source: Wikipedia]
If you visit the Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide) harbor, you can not only enjoy boat tours, strolls along the waterfront, or excellent seafood dinners, but also take a fascinating glimpse into the past and future of the city. Between 1850 and 1939, more than 5 million people from all over Europe emigrated from Hamburg's harbor to the New World. The museum complex "Ballinstadt", which is located adjacent to Hamburg's harbor, recreates this life-changing journey on historic grounds; see the original emigration halls, and an extensive interactive exhibition. You can even trace back the journey of your own family by studying the original passenger lists and the largest genealogical database in the world.
If you are more interested in Hamburg's future, head over to "Hafencity", the largest urban building project in Europe of the 21st century. At 155 hectares, this harbor city within a city is expected to double the population of downtown Hamburg with thousands of new waterfront apartments, gleaming high-rises, stores, restaurants and a new symphony. The ambitious project will be finished in 2025, but you can already enjoy some of Europe's most visionary architecture here.
Read the full article about Hamburg's Harbor at about.com
Find and book quality Germany Vacation Rentals and Holiday Apartments ...
By State: Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bavaria, Berlin (region), Bern (Canton), Brandenburg, Bremen (region), Burgenland (Austria), Canton of Jura, Canton of Uri, Carinthia (Austria), Fribourg (Canton), Geneva (Canton), Glarus, Graubünden, Hamburg (region), Hesse, Lower Austria, Lower Saxony, Lucerne (Canton), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Neuchâtel, Nidwalden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Obwalden, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Salzburger Land (Austria), Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schaffhausen (Canton), Schleswig-Holstein, Schwyz (Canton), Solothurn, St. Gallen (Canton), Styria (Austria), Thurgau, Thuringia, Ticino, Tyrol (Austria), Upper Austria, Valais, Vaud, Vienna (Austria), Voralberg (Austria), Zug (Canton), Zürich (Canton), [ + ] more ...
Location, Map, and Driving Directions
[ view larger map ]
More Germany Travel Related Articles
- Take the Söllereck Gondola in Oberstdorf for great views over the Allgäu mountains
- Discovering Regensburg
- Exploring Berlin’s Christmas Markets
- Museums in Munich
- Kloster Andechs, a Benediktiner Monastery with a Beer Brewing Tradition
- National Garden Show 2011 in Koblenz
- Germany Theme Parks & Fairs
- Mozart Festival
- Getting Tickets for the Bayreuth Wagner Festival
- Burg Lichtenstein
Nearby Destinations Where You Can Find Nice Germany Vacation Rentals
Hamburg is a major port city situated on the Elbe River in northern Germany. It is Germany's second-largest city with 1,740,000 inhabitants. Hamburg has always been an international city, and has been called "The Gate to the World." Hamburg is one of… [ + ] More Details
Related: Hamburg Vacation Rentals
With a long and proud history, Luebeck's past as a dominant city in the Hanseatic League continues to be felt today. In 1987, UNESCO named Luebeck's city scape as World Heritage Site. Over 1,800 buildings, alleys, and streets lie within this district,… [ + ] More Details
Related: Lübeck Vacation Rentals
Have you been longing to travel up to one of Germany's numerous northern beaches? If so, Travemuende might offer just what you are looking for! This community on the Baltic Sear began as a coastal fortress, constructed in the 12th century. It was soon… [ + ] More Details
Related: Travemünde Vacation Rentals
Blankenese is a former independent town, now a suburban quarter in the borough Altona in the western part of Hamburg (Germany). It is located on right bank of the Elbe river. In 2006 the population was 13,011. [ + ] More Details
Related: Blankenese Vacation Rentals
Buxtehude is a town on the Este River in Northern Germany in the district of Stade and part of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region (Metropolregion Hamburg). [ + ] More Details
Related: Buxtehude Vacation Rentals
Feedback, comments, questions?
If you have visited here please share your experiences with our readers on Facebook. Or, if you have other cool trip suggestions and would like to contribute a travel guide here, please drop me an email. We also are encouraging free-lancers, travel guide writers or publishers who have great Germany related content to send us an email and get in touch with us.
Ask a Local for special travel insider tips!
We make it easy for you to post your travel questions and get them answered by local residents and our property owners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This way you get unqiue travel tips, personalized to your needs. Just type in your destination in the search box and go to your desired destination guide. From there look for the "Ask a Local" box, type in your question and submit. Typically you'll get 2-3 responses within less than 24 hours.
Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!
Register for our free monthly Germany travel newsletter and download as a gift this valuable eBook: "10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation" - written by Bettina Kraft, owner of the Live Like a German site.
[ + ] More Details
Add the "Best of Live Like a German" to your web site or blog!
Get the Best of Live Like a German badge, which shows the latest Germany travel tips, popular vacation packages, special trip plans, and a selection of travel guides. It can be integrated easily into your web site or blog.
[ + ] More Details