The fourth card received this academic year (2016-17) comes from Hamm.
|Hamm. Aerial View. Wikipedia|
WHERE IS HAMM?
Hamm is a German city of almost 180,000 inhabitants in North Rhine-Westphalia, located in the northeastern part of the Ruhr area.
|Location of Hamm in Germany. Wikipedia|
HAMM IS FAMOUS FOR...
…being an important hub for rail transport and renowned for its distinctive station building.
|Hamm station (Westfalen). Wikipedia|
… its some 700 well-preserved half-timbered medieval houses.
|Timbered house in Hamm. Alamy.com|
…being the birthplace of Ludwig Franz Benedict Biermann (1907-1986), a famous astronomer, and of Ursula Neugebauer (1960-), a conceptual artist.
|Luminous West. Installation by Ursula Neugebauer. Vogue|
PLACES TO VISIT
The Old Werrabrüke is the bridge over the Werra river; one of the oldest stone bridges in Germany.
This is an observation tower built from 1881 to 1885 by citizens of the town in memory of the siege of the town by Count Tilly in 1626.
Central Library of Hamm
|Central Library. Hamm|
This wonderful building was completed in 2010 and houses the city public library, a meeting place for people of all ages and of different cultures.
The Hindu Shankarar Sri Kamadchi Ampal Temple
Built in 2003, this site is currently reputed to be the largest Hindu Temple on mainland Europe. The Hindu Shankarar Sri Kamadchi Ampal Temple has been the hub of religious and cultural activities for all Hindus and devotees of all nationalities living in Germany and Europe as a whole.
To learn more about this German city, click here.