„Moin Moin“ and welcome to Hamburg!
Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin and 7th largest city in the European Union. Hamburg lies on the Rivers Elbe and Alster and has a long history being one of the most important Hanse-Cities.
Today, Hamburg is Europe’s third-largest port.
You are welcome to go come with us during this virtual sketch walk.We will do the sketching from the comfort of our chair. Via Google Street View we can walk around and see the most beautiful places. It is therefore nice to sketch what you see around you. We are curious what you make of it. So post your sketch in the #VirtualSketch page and add #Hamburg and #VirtualSketch. Are you participating? Follow the links below and you will arrive at your destination.
We start at the well known „Speicherstadt“, with lots of historic storage-buildings next to waterways. It was build around 1883.
Next stop is the brand new Concert Hall „Elbphilharmonie“, the new symbol of Hamburg. You can have a walk around the balcony in 37m height with a nice view overlooking the harbour and the city. And you can have a look at the architecture of this spectacular building, which form reminds of oceanwaves.
Elbphilharmonie walk around:
Now we welcome you to the heart of Hamburg, the Millerntor-Stadium, home of the FC St. Pauli. You can walk around the playing field and have a lookout the stand, where you can see some streetart on the walls.
And now we come to a very special place, which we bet you’ve never seen before this way. The Miniaturwunderland is the world’s largest model railroad and they made a streetview from inside the Model. So become small and be miniature yourself!
Take a rest at the Stintfang, a balcony overlooking the Landungsbrücken und a part of the Harbour.:
Hamburg has a left-alternative political center, called „The Red Flora“. It’s an old Theater, that’s occupied since 1989.
A great Place for architecture fans is the Chile-House.
You like Big Ships and Cranes? No Problem. Here we have a view at one of the harbor’s ports:
At the End, let’s pay a visit to Altona, which is a part of Hamburg today but was an independent city until 1938.
Here is the White Townhall, which used to be a train station before:
https://tinyurl.com/ybez8bu4And here is an old dredger that was build at this place, when the old factory was in use. Now it is a public area.
The blue dredger is still functional and was build 1954.
And finally a little maritime atmosphere and fun on board the historical Ice-Breaker-Ship
at the Museum-Harbour at the Elbe.
We hope you had a nice trip and will visit us some time here in Hamburg. Goodbye and Ahoi!