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Hamburg City Hall

On my way back to The Netherlands, I made a stopover in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany (1.8 million inhabitants). The official name for the city is Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg), which reflects the city’s history as a member of the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages and as a Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire. Located on the river Elbe, 110 km from its mouth into the North Sea, Hamburg is the third-largest port in Europe. The city is also one of the 16 federal states of Germany in its own right, located in the north of the country, between Niedersachsen and Schleswig-Holstein.

Seen here is the Hamburger Rathaus (Hamburg City Hall), as seen from St.-Nikolai-Kirche (St. Nicholas’ Church). It is the seat of the local government and located in the old town at the Rathausmarkt square. It was built between 1886 and 1897 in neo-renaissance style, replacing the former city hall, which had been destroyed in the Great Fire of Hamburg in 1842. It has got a 112-metres tall tower. Behind the tower, you can see the two artificial Alster lakes, part of the river Alster, with the smaller Binnenalster (Inner Alster Lake) in front of the larger Außenalster (Outer Alster Lake).

I added an alternative view of the city hall to the workshop. Click here for a larger version.

Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 1121/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-04-21 12:57
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1762 kb

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