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Size: 3" x 5"
Copyrighted: 1891
Lithographer: Joseph P. Knapp

Hamburg, Germany - German Sea Signal Station; Jungfernstieg
Illustrations: German Sea Signal Station; A Sailor; Old and New Jungfernstieg; Peasant; The Port, Hamburg

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Hamburg is the first commercial city of Germany, and, indeed, one of the most important commercial cities of the world. Its foundation dates from the time of Charlemagne. It lies on the right bank of the Elbe, about 90 miles from the mouth. At this point the River Alster joins the Elbe. Hamburg was raised to the rank of a free town by the Emperor Otho IV. in the twelfth century. In 1815 it became a member of the Germanic Confederation. Upwards of 5,000 vessels annually enter and leave the harbor, and many thousands of emigrants embark yearly, most of them bound for the United States.
Hamburg has a number of fine churches, among which is that of St. Nicholas, with a tower 473 feet high, the third if not the second highest in the world. St. Michael's Church is 229 feet long, 179 feet broad, with a tower 428 feet high. The city has a good number of commodious and popular places of amusements.
The port in which vessels can enter with the tide is very extensive, even ships of large size coming quite up to the town, in front of which the river is divided into several channels by numerous small and very fertile islands. The suburbs are very beautiful. The Alster forms on the north of the city a basin called the Binnen Alster, which communicates with another basin outside the city, called Grosse Alster.
The old ramparts have been converted into handsome promenades along the quays surrounding the basin of the Alster, viz: the Alster and Neuer Jungfernstieg, and the Alsterdamm. On the old Jungfernstieg is the Bazaar, which has a glazed passage leading from the Jungfernstieg to the Konigstrasse. It cost 60,000 pounds sterling. Near the Jungfernstieg end this forms an octagon surmounted by a cupola, and is richly decorated.
Population 1889, (est.) 315,993.