An impressive/oppressive tour to Neuengamme

On Friday, 17th July 2015, I started my tour with three individual tourists from Brazil and the USA to the former concentration camp in Neuengamme. “We read, heard and learned so much about this topic but we were never able to imagine what a camp looked like.” That was the reason why my guests had […]

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Finally a World Cultural Heritage Site

On 5th July 2015 it was finally declared: the UNESCO “awarded” Hamburg  with a World Cultural Heritage Site – the Warehouse District including the Kontorhaus District around the Chilehaus. At the end of the 19th century Hamburg was persuaded to join Bismarck’s newly found customs union – given that the city could still profit from […]

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Endlich ein Weltkulturerbe

Am 5. Juli 2015 war es endlich soweit: Hamburg bekam von der UNESCO das erste Weltkulturerbe zugesprochen. Die Speicherstadt inklusive des Kontorhausviertels rund um das Chilehaus. Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts ließ sich Hamburg überreden, in die von Bismarck errichtete Zollunion einzutreten – unter der Bedingung, weiterhin Zollfreiheit zu genießen. Eine mehrheitliche Zustimmung ließ die Speicherstadt auf […]

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