A child led introduction to Hamburg in Germany (KS3)
A child led introduction to the physical and human geography of Hamburg. Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and has a busy container port situated on the River Elbe about 100km from the North Sea.
Zoe is 9 and lives and goes to school very near the River Elbe. At school with her classmates they discuss the similarities and differences between Hamburg and the town they visited in England, and what they would show visiting English exchange pupils.
The discussion is illustrated by images of the river, tunnels, river traffic and the port and harbour side with its warehouses and landing stages. Zoe and her friend experience the thrills of the famous ‘Hamburger Dom’ fair and we see views of the famous Christmas Market, plus the inland lakes and canals created by the damming of rivers Binnen and Alster.