The Herrengrabenfleet is a fleet in the center of Hamburg.
From 1475 to 1547, a new fortification line with ramparts and moats was built in front of the city's moats of the 13th and 14th centuries to protect the former city area (today's district of Hamburg-Altstadt). Thus, in 1499, the "Herrengraben" was created as an outer defense ditch (Stadtgraben) in front of the city wall of the late Middle Ages, the Neuer Wall. On the inside of the New Wall was lined by today's Alsterfleet. The name Herrengraben should go back to the sole fishing rights of the councilors (Senate members).
In 1546 the Herrengraben was broadened and extended northeast by the Bleichenfleet, which reached almost to the Binnenalster. The defensive line was relocated to the west in 1625 and replaced by the Hamburger Wallanlagen. In 1765, the Fleet was extended to a 25-meter-wide canal, recessed and connected to the Elbe.
The area between Herrengraben, Bleichenfleet and Alsterfleet is today called "Fleetinsel", although it is not an island in the real sense. The old building stock of this area is one of the last undamaged ensembles of the typical Hamburg office buildings. The storage buildings from the 17th to the 19th century could be supplied directly from the water, the offices of the offices were located in the representative parts of the building to Admiralty Street. Fleetinsel has been a center of Hamburg's art market since the late 1980s. In addition to ten galleries for contemporary art, it also houses art bookstores and studios.
May 14, 2018
The "Herrengraben" was created in 1499 as a western defense ditch (Stadtgraben) parallel to today's Alsterfleet. 1546, the trench was widened and extended to the northeast by the later so-called Bleichenfleet. To better protect the city (today the district Hamburg-Altstadt accordingly) was built in the years 1475 to 1547 directly in front of the old city ditches of the 13th and 14th century, a new fortification line with strong walls and deep trenches. This was again replaced in 1625 by the new Hamburg ramparts.
The name is probably due to the (fishing) use of councilors (Senate members).
The area between the Herrengrabenfleet and the Alsterfleet is called the Fleetinsel.The old building stock of the Fleetinsel is one of the last undamaged ensembles of the typical Hamburg office buildings. The storage buildings from the 17th to the 19th century could be supplied directly from the water, the office desks of the Kontore were in the representative parts of the building to Admiralty Street. Fleetinsel has been the gallery center in Hamburg since the end of the 1980s. In addition to ten contemporary art galleries, there are also art bookstores and studios.deacademic.com/dic.nsf/dewiki/609877
May 26, 2019
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