Ilse Möller / Dietmar Beck 

Hamburg - From the Hammaburg
to a Metropolitan Region

brochure, 21 x 21 cm, 31 p., 11 figures, ISBN 978-3-934632-21-9, € 3,80 (order)

Hamburg derives its name from the Hammaburg, the ancient refuge which, however, was destroyed as early as in 845 AD. The small trading place attached to it, the so-called WIK, in the course of time developed into a cosmopolitan city with a population of 1.7 million. By now, it has become the centre of a large metropolitan region. The harbour was the decisive factor for the economic prosperity and the city's continuous growth. This development is described in a special chapter in this booklet.

Those who are interested in the history of Hamburg and its harbour will find, inside, a concise summary of the astonishing development from the origin up to the newest planning projects of the modern “HafenCity”.