didn't know about
are the fun things or activities that people in Hamburg
do for fun?
Take a walk along the Elbe and/or Alster lake.
Segway/ Bike along the harbour line.
a Segway here
a bike here
Kayaking/ Boating/ Sailing on the Alster
on the Alster
golf or minigolf at the Golf Lounge Hamburg
along the Reeperbahn and have drinks/ go clubbing
shopping/ have drinks/ go out at Schanzenviertel (more
DYI- or handmade products markets (more
DOM amusement fair
one thing the public probably does NOT know about Hamburg?
Hamburg had coffee houses before Vienna and up
until today we are proud to be the most important coffee trading city
Hamburg has more bridges than Amsterdam, Venice and London combined!
Hamburg has been a port of emigration for many people to New York in
the 19th century.
has Hamburg contributed to the world?
There are more than one theories and none is proven solely. Many believed
the theory that the first hamburger originated in Hamburg as a circular
cut of solid beef in a Kaiser roll with brown sauce, the so called "Rundstück
warm." As it left the port of Hamburg sailors began requesting
it and immigrants from all over Europe brought it from the transatlantic
port Hamburg to the new world which included the U.S.. After it went
out into the world, it came back to the port as more as a meatloaf
similar to the hamburger today. Proof for this theory would be that
in 1842 an American cookbook published a recipe of a ground beef patty
under the name Hamburger Steak.
NIVEA is one of the worlds most trusted skincare brands. It all
began in Hamburg in 1911, when the pharmacist and visionary entrepreneur
Dr. Oscar Troplowitz recognised the potential in Eucerit, an emulsifier
developed by the chemist Dr. Isaac Lifschütz. Eucerit made it possible
to bind water and oil into a stable cream, and was first intended for
use in the medical field. Dermatologist Prof. Paul Gerson Unna appreciated
Dr. Lifschützs expertise in his field and introduced him
to Dr. Troplowitz, who immediately recognized that the water-in-oil
emulsion would make the perfect basis for a cosmetic skin cream. All
it needed now was a name. To find it, Dr. Troplowitz didnt need
to look any further than the cream itself. Inspired by its snow-white
colour, he called it NIVEA a name derived from the Latin words
nix (snow) and nivis (of snow). Finally, the years of research and creativity
had paid off. In December of 1911, NIVEA was launched. Since then, Hamburg
has always been the site of the headquarter of Beiersdorf and the biggest
production site for the NIVEA crème.
Manfred von Ardenne from Hamburg came up with the idea of using a fast
flying spot generated by the Braun tube for scanning images. On Christmas
Eve 1930 he achieved the first all-electronic television transmissions
with Braun tubes at the transmitter and at the receive. At the 1931
Berlin Broadcasting Trade Fair, Manfred von Ardenne presented his all-electronic
television transmissions to the public. According to Walter Bruch, the
inventor of colour television, that event was the world premiere of
today's TV technology with electron beams.
The year 1931 marks the beginning of today's electronic
is one of the largest container shipping campanies with strong relations
to the Americas. Hapag-Lloyd AG was formed 1970 as a result of the merger
of Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (Hapag) and
North German Lloyd (NDL). But the origins of these shipping lines go
back much further: Hapag was founded in Hamburg in 1847 by local merchants
and NDL in Bremen in 1857. The lines initially carried mainly European
emigrants eager to start a new life in America. The relationship between
Hapag and NDL was for a long time something special, for while they
were competitors, from the 19th century onwards they both repeatedly
established joint ventures. Under its Director-General Albert Ballin
(1857-1918), who is also credited with having invented the cruise, Hapag
rose to the top of the world shipping sector around the turn of the
century in terms of tonnage, while NDL became the shipping line carrying
the largest number of passengers.
Tesas success story begins with the unsuccessful development of
an adhesive bandage. Paul C. Beiersdorf, a pharmacist, was at work on
the bandage when Dr. Oscar Troplowitz took over the lab from the companys
founder, in 1890. The bandage adhered excellently, but was irritating
to skin. Troplowitz made a virtue of necessity and, in 1896, launched
the first technical adhesive tape. Today tesa is one of the worlds
leading manufacturers of self-adhesive product and system solutions
for industry, professional craftsmen, and consumers.
The start of the "modern" new century had a simulating effect
on inventors and craftsmen. Ingenuity and imagination helped the fountain
pen to make its technical and commercial breakthrough as a writing instrument.
It was a Hamburg banker, Alfred Nehemias, and a Berlin engineer, August
Eberstein, together who recognised the signs of time and decided to
produce simplicissimus pens. After a short period of time Wilhelm Dziambor,
Christian Lausen and later Claus Johannes Voss took over the business
and thus laid the foundation for the future internationally successful
company Montblanc based in Hamburg.
Even when he came from Sweden, he did the invention in Hamburg: in 1866
Alfred Nobel invited Dynamite in Hamburg. To avoid accidents with the
highly explosive material he did his experiments on a float on the river