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Friedhof der Namenlosen Memorial

Shipwrecked people, who were not identified, rest at the Friedhof der Namenlosen (cemetery of the nameless)

Almost every island in the North Sea, and even some places on the mainland, have a cemetery like this. An order was apparently given on Neuwerk due to the number of shipwrecks and washed-up corpses: There always had to be a coffin available. This cemetery was built because it was often very difficult to transfer the dead seamen to the mainland, particularly in the winter.

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT Neuwerk Island

With its 40 inhabitants, Neuwerk is Hamburg’s northernmost area. It is located in the Hamburg Wadden Sea at the mouth of the Elbe, about 100 kilometres from the Hamburg city hall. There is always a breeze blowing on Neuwerk and you can enjoy a wide view over the sea.

Neuwerk Island

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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.

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St. Petri

Hamburg's oldest existing church is located directly in the current shopping district on Mönckebergstrasse, and it is named after the apostle and martyr Peter, who is depicted with a key as the "gatekeeper of heaven".

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Outstanding German civil engineering Alter Elbtunnel

When the old Elbe Tunnel, also called St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel, opened in 1911, it was a technical sensation. Today, it is a nostalgic and lovingly tended piece of Hamburg history – and has already celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Alter Elbtunnel

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