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Hamburg Rathaus from Above picture in Hamburg
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Hamburg Rathaus from Above picture in Hamburg
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The Rathaus (Town Hall) is big -- bigger than London's immense Buckingham Palace -- and travelers also say it's one of the best sights in Hamburg. Resting on a square, inspired by Venice's Piazza San Marco, the Rathaus' formidable exterior opens into a lavish interior, which is peopled by Hamburg's city council and state government officials. English-language tours take about 45 minutes and wind past the opulent state rooms, a mere fraction of those on site. Hop of the U-bahn at Mönckebergstr to get to this town hall.

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#1 Alter Elbtunnel The Alter Elbtunnel (also Old Elbe Tunnel, St. Pauli Elbe Tunnel) is a pedestrian, bike and motorist tunnel, which travels underneath the River Elbe and connects central Hamburg to the ... Read more » rs-foto / Flickr

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Take an underwater walk through the Alter Elbtunnel. rs-foto / Flickr

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The Rathaus is Hamburg's town hall and the seat of the city's government. 'o' wie obacht / Flickr

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