History in Hamburg

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A short history of Hamburg!

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A short history of Hamburg!

The history of Hamburg starts in the year AD825 with the building of the "Hammaburg", a moated castle built between the Alster and Elbe rivers. This was apparently a combination of earth works and a wooden palisade type of fortress. The second part of the name is clearly "-burg" for "castle", but there are three contenders for the origin of the "Ham-" part. These are reported as being: Ham = River Bank in the Saxon tongue of the time or Hamme being the name of the Beech woods that surrounded the area and were used in more..

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