Today was the day: Hamburg’s “swan father” Olaf Nieß and his team brought back our white animal spring heralds – directly amoung us onto the Alster Lake. Book keeping documents relating to the swans can be traced back to the 16th century. Since the 12th century they enjoy a special protection: It is not only prohibited to kill or hurt the swans but even to affront them. Would you like to know more about the swans of the Alster, their habitat and their “father”? Book a Hamburg tour through the city centre with me!