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Tradition and style in a modern harbor

Hamburg’s origin is the river Elbe and its natural harbor, but life there now pulses on every street, unexpectedly. Many believe that the city is laid-back and even boring, forgetting that the Reeperbahn is probably the most sinful mile in the world. Poverty amidst great wealth give Hamburg an interestingly appealing diversity – there’s something to be discovered by everyone, experienced and marveled at every day. The city is bustling and energetic, beloved for both its contemporary scene as well as for its cultural offerings.

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A Cold War relic

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After the wall fell Russia’s navy budget was dramatically cut. In an effort to raise funds to support continued operations, the need for creative financing saw non-nuclear submarines like U-434 sold to the highest bidders. And so many Russian fleets subs ended up being tourist attractions.

Visitors to Hamburg can now tour this relic of the Cold War, and see a lot of what all the NATO fuss was about. Submarine B-515, now renamed U-434, was build at the Krasnoe Sormovo shipyard in Gorki in 1976. The Tango Class sub spent most of its service life servinv in the North Sea Fleet until 2002, when it was decommissioned.

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