The Binnenalster, in particular the Jungfernstieg, is next to the harbor the second hub in Hamburg. It is the promenade, a noble shopping opportunity, the transport hub of the U- and S-Bahn and the starting point of the "Alster Steamer". In addition to the harbor, the area around the Binnenalster is a major tourist destination.
The Jungfernstieg was formerly called Reesendamm. In 1665, when it was converted into a boulevard, rich Hanseatic merchants had their unmarried daughters, the "maidens," stroll on Sunday to find a potential marriage candidate. This is how the Reesendamm became Jungfernstieg.
June 22, 2018
Whether on foot, by bicycle, car or by Alster steamer: the white facades and copper-roofed roofs of the buildings around the Hamburg Binnenalster offer the viewer a very special panorama. It is no coincidence that the site on Hamburg's Binnenalster is also known as Hamburg's "Good Stube". At the Jungfernstieg and Ballindamm you can shop happily and enjoy the great view of the city on the new Jungfernstieg and the Lombardsbrücke.
March 3, 2019
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