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Port of Hamburg

My last photo from Germany for now is another one taken from the tower of the St.-Nikolai-Kirche (St. Nicholas Church), the first one showed the Hamburger Rathaus, this one was taken in the opposite direction with a view towards the Hamburger Hafen (Port of Hamburg) and the district of St. Pauli with the St. Pauli Landungsbrcken (St. Pauli Piers).

The Port of Hamburg is located on the River Elbe, 110 km from its mouth on the North Sea. It was founded on 7 May 1189 by Frederick I and became the second most important port in the time of the Hanseatic League (after Lbeck). Nowadays, it is the largest port in Germany, the third-busiest in Europe (after Rotterdam and Antwerp) and the 15th-busiest in the world. The church you can see here too is Hauptkirche Sankt Michaelis (St. Michaels Church) with its 132-metre tall spire.

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 1258/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-04-21 12:52
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1714 kb

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