Miniatur Wunderland Weekly Report

02.12.02 at 10:43 hrs


Weekly Report No 109, CW 48

From Monday, 25.11.2002 to Sunday, 01.12.2002

D-Day!!!. In the company of very nice godfathers, a big bunch of press folks, and without sleep we officially released the Hamburg section on Wednesday.

Hamburg's 1st Mayor in the company of Freddy

Freddy personally welcomed and accompanied our 1st mayor Ole von Beust at our front door (fr.l. Hinnerk Fock, the bodyguard, Ole von Beust, Freddy Braun) .


The mayor touring the Hamburg section

Then, an in-depth tour around the new section followed which gave the opportunity to introduce all the highlights.


The mayor and Freddy open the Hamburg section

Ole von Beust cuts through the red ribbon and so officially releases the Hamburg section to the public (fr.l. Stephan Hertz, Hinnerk Fock, Gerrit Braun, Freddy Braun & Ole von Beust).


The mayor and Freddy open the Hamburg section

As a gift, Ole von Beust presents the ICE3 which the Deutsche Bahn AG gave to the town of Hamburg on the occasion of its baptism as "Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg" on 6.11.2002. Mr. von Beust said that he wouldn't know of a place more adequate for the train...


Head pastor Helge Adolphsen unveiling St. Michaelis church

head pastor Helge Adolphsen (1. from left) is the godfather for St. Michaelis church and starts the trumpeteer by pushing a button.


The commander of the Hamburg Firefighters starts the rescue mission in Hamburg

The commander of the Hamburg Firefighters, Dieter Farrenkopf (in the foreground), starts the rescue mission in Hamburg.


The bosses of Hamburg playing with Hamburg

The bosses of Hamburg playing with Hamburg


Claus Hagenbeck inaugurating the zoo

Dr. Claus Hagenbeck was the godfather for our zoo and initiated the "jungle nights" with his pushbutton.


Members of the HSV team opening the AOL-Arena

Under the watchfull eyes of Freddy Braun, the HSV - players (fr.l.) Martin Pickenhagen, Nico-Jan Hoogma, and Bernd Hollerbach started the AOL-arena. In the arena, the famous local derby HSV - FC St.Pauli of 2.12.2001 is played which the HSV won narrowly by 4:3.


Overview of Hamburg

And that's what all this hassle was about: Our Hamburg


The Landungsbrücken in Hamburg

The Landungsbrücken in Hamburg


St. Michaelis church in Hamburg

St. Michaelis church in Hamburg


The Köhlbrand bridge in Hamburg at sunset

The Köhlbrand bridge in Hamburg at sunset


Hamburg's zoo: Hagenbeck's Tierpark

Hamburg's zoo: Hagenbeck's Tierpark


Circus and North Sea coast

Circus and North Sea coast


Sheer madness: AOL-Arena at night....

Sheer madness: AOL-Arena at night....


Another eye catcher, the Euro-tunnel to America

Another eye catcher, the Euro-tunnel to America



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