Homes in Hamburg-Blankenese, Northern Germany

Homes in Hamburg-Blankenese, Northern Germany

Frozen Elbe River in Hamburg, Northern Germany

Frozen Elbe River in Hamburg, Northern Germany

Hamburg-Blankenese in Northern Germany is located on the right…

Hamburg-Blankenese in Northern Germany is located on the right bank of the Elbe river. It’s one of Europe’s most affluent neighborhoods, with Hamburg being one of Europe’s richest cities. Blankenese has a long history as a fishing village. In 1060, Archbishop Adalbert of Bremen built a provost’s residence at the site of an older settlement on the hill. Later the counts of Holstein built a castle. The stunning river views have resulted in highly desirable properties and expensive real estate prices. The hillside residences boast many tiny, pedestrian-only streets and 4,864 stairs. The Strandweg is home to the Strand Hotel, built in 1902, plus little cafes and restaurants. There are two lighthouses, a garden, a doll museum, and many parks and walking trails.

Öffnungszeiten: 27.11. bis 23.12.2017 Mo-Do 11.00 bis 21.00…

Öffnungszeiten: 27.11. bis 23.12.2017
Mo-Do 11.00 bis 21.00 Uhr
Fr/Sa bis 11.00 bis 22.00 Uhr
Samstag, 23.12. bis 21.00 Uhr
Official website: http://www.hamburger-weihnachtsmarkt.com/

Das Internationale Maritime Museum in Hamburg, Northern Germany,…

Das Internationale Maritime Museum in Hamburg, Northern Germany, houses a large collection of model ships, uniforms, and maritime art, amounting to over 40,000 items and more than 1 million photographs. The collection was started in 1934 by Peter Tamm—former chairman of the board of the Axel Springer Publishing House—when he was 6 years old and his mother gave him his first model ship. Located in the Speicherstadt warehouse district of Hamburg‘s harbor, the building was given to the foundation for 99 years of free lease by the senate of Hamburg. Official website:

http://www.imm-hamburg.de/international/en/

TATORT – “Im Alleingang” Crime show, auf Deutsch, 2005, 1 hour…

TATORT – “Im Alleingang”

Crime show, auf Deutsch, 2005, 1 hour 37 mins, set in Hamburg, Northern Germany. Website: www.daserste.de/tatort.

Tatort (“crime scene”) is a German police procedural television series that’s been running continuously since 1970. With about 30 feature-length 90-minute episodes per year, it’s the longest-running German TV-drama. Developed by the ARD, it is unique in its approach in that it’s jointly produced by all of the station’s regional public-service broadcasters whereby every regional station contributes a number of episodes to a common pool. Thus, the show is a collection of different police stories where different police teams each solve crimes in their respective city. Uniqueness in architecture, customs, and the German dialects of the different cities is therefore a distinctive part of the series. Oftentimes, the city, not the police force, is the real main character of an episode. The concept of local stations only producing a couple of shows per year has also enabled the shows to be longer (90 mins) and more fleshed out psychologically than other weekly TV dramas. There also are some episodes contributed by Austria and Switzerland. There have been 1,028 (+13) episodes as of August 2017.