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Alter Schwede

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The oldest immigrant in Hamburg: the “Old Swede”. Along the Hans-Leip shore lies a boulder weighing nearly 220 tonnes.

The oldest immigrant in Hamburg: the “Old Swede”. Along the Hans-Leip shore lies a boulder weighing nearly 220 tonnes, the so-called “Old Swede”. It was found in 1999 by workers digging out a shipping channel, and got its name due to its ice-age migration from Scandinavia to the Elbe. The Old Swede is one of Germany’s largest ice-age boulders.

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT Blankenese & Elbe outskirts

The former fishing and seamen's village of Blankenese is situated directly on the Elbe. It is the perfect starting point for hopping on a sailing boat or on the Elbe ferry, or for taking long walks along the shore. Another highlight is a visit to the Treppenviertel (German for staircase quartier) with a spectacular view of the lighthouse and the Falkenstein shore.

Blankenese & Elbe outskirts

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Hamburgs "Tele-Michel" Television Tower

Outstanding! You can see him from every corner of the city: Hamburg's television tower, or as the inhabitants affectionately call it, the "Tele-Michel". The television tower is one of Hamburg's landmarks and today only serves as a radio tower.

Television Tower
St. Michaelis Kirche
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Hamburg Michel St. Michaelis Church

Hamburg has many large churches - but only one "Michel": On its platform 106 metres high, there is a fabulous (and breezy) view of Hamburg, the port and the surrounding countryside - one that should not be missed!

St. Michaelis Church
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German Customs Museum

The old customs office of Kornhausbrücke houses the history of customs from ancient times to the present day: Come and marvel at the smugglers' hide-outs, uniforms and even a disused customs cruiser and much more...

German Customs Museum

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