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Hamburg - From the Hammaburg to a Metropolitan Region

Ilse Möller / Dietmar Beck. Paperback, 21 x 21 cm, 31 pages, 11 figures, ISBN 3-934632-21-1, EAN 9783934632219, price € 3.80 / US-$ 5.00 / £ 3.20

Hamburg derives its name from the Hammaburg, the ancient refuge which, however, was destroyed as early as in 845 AD. The small trading place attached to it, the so-called WIK, in the course of time developed into a cosmopolitan city with a population of 1.7 million. By now, it has become the centre of a large metropolitan region. The harbour was the decisive factor for the economic prosperity and the city's continuous growth. This development is described in a special chapter in this booklet.

Those who are interested in the history of Hamburg and its harbour will find, inside, a concise summary of the astonishing development from the origin up to the newest planning projects of the modern “HafenCity”.