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Jungfernstieg in Hamburg

Jungfernstieg in Hamburg, Germany

The Jungfernstieg is an urban promenade and my favorite place in Hamburg, Germany. Its history began in 1235, when Count Adolph IV of Holstein commissioned the construction of a mill dam. Jungfernstieg became the first street in Germany to be asphalted (1838), and in 1842, the first German shopping arcade opened at that place.

 The name „Jungfernstieg“ (English: maiden walk) reminds at the time when Hamburg’s families accompanied their unmarried daughters out on a walk. Today, there are movable seats with view to Lake Binnenalster.

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