German cities: Part 3

What does the suffix burg (‘borough’, in English) mean when added to place names?

The incidence of these words as suffixes to place names usually indicates that they were once fortified settlements.

Hamburg, Lüneburg and Duisburg are not fortified settlements anymore, but modern cities located in western and northern Germany.

Even if they have common origins, they look quite different from each other today.
Hamburg is a cosmopolitan harbour city at the Elbe estuary;
Duisburg is a workers’ city in the centre of the Rhine-Ruhr industrial area;
And Lüneburg is a small old city kept out of the air raids of the World War II.


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Follow the links to see the Part 1 and Part 2 of this series of posts relating to German cities.



26 comentarios en “German cities: Part 3

    • Hehe yeah I think it is one of these northern European cities that are called “the Venice from the North”…
      I shoot with a Nikon, a Coolpix. It does not have lots of functions, I can’t shoot at night… but it does have a good resolution, and at the moment I’m learning about composition mainly 🙂 So it kinda fulfils the purpose 😉

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  1. Awesome! Hamburg looks fantastic in your photos, despite the miserable weather 🙂 The second photo is really refreshing to me. It took me a while to figure out where you got that lovely view 😉 I guess you stood at the new concert house right?

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    • Hahaha yes!!! Very good 🙂
      Magnificent views from a great place!
      Well the weather was very cloudy, grey… but it somehow made the city look more mysterious 😉
      Thanks for your comment Len! 🙂

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