The Deichstrasse belongs to one of Hamburg"s unique places which have been carefully restored and looked after. The old merchants" houses, dwellings as well as ware houses are still used for commercial purposes. The sides of the houses were the merchants worked faced the canal so that the goods, transferred from ships unto barges, could be delivered directly to them. The goods were then hoisted up by a winch and distributed onto the floors.In May 1842 a great fire brook out in the Deichstrasse which destroyed many parts of the city.
The elevated station of the Hamburg underground (the Hamburg underground is operated widely above the ground) crosses one of Hamburg´ s busiest streets. The platform offers a view to the modern shopping centres as well as to historical buildings.
More than 120,000 working hours went into the construction of landscape and detailed gadgetry of this miniature world. Computers control the facility with its 500 trains, 50,000 lights and cars that run as if by magic. 60,000 figures on an area of …
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