Monday, June 29, 2015

Germany: Hamburg

This summer, it is time to travel by train outside Sweden, and first I begin with Germany. 
 Hamburg is a large harbour town in northern Germany.
 The river Elbe is the second longest in Germany (after Rhine).
 The harbour is the largest in Germany and the second largest in Europe (after Rotterdam).
 Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany (after Berlin) and is also named as "Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg".

 There is a beach in Hamburg.
 Elbe tunnel is from 1911 and is used for pedestrians, bikes and small cars.
 Sternschanze is a popular hipster area in Hamburg, reminding of Berlin.

 S-Bahn in Hamburg.
 ICE-T train.
 Hamburg central station. The station is busiest in Germany and second busiest in Europe (after Gare du Nord in Paris).
 The view of Hamburg from top of St. Michael's Church.

 The metro of hamburg (U-Bahn), it is called Hochbahn (elevated railway).
 Specially nice is the part along the Elbe river, here close to station Landungsbrücken.
The old port of Hamburg, Hafen City.
 In one of the buildings in Hafen City, you can find Miniatur Wunderland, the largest model railway exhibition in the world.
 Different countries are represented, among others is Sweden. Here is Kiruna station.
 Swedish passenger train.
LKAB cargo train. 

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