This postcard of Hamburg from the 1930’s shows the spires of the city from the vantage of the Binnenalster (the Inner Alster Lake).
From left to right, the spires are Saint Jacob’s, Saint Peter’s, Saint Catherine’s (in the distant background), the Rathaus and Saint Nicholas’s. The spire of Saint Michael’s would be to the right if the panorama were wider.
The city of Hamburg is bordered on one side by the two Alster Lakes and on the other side by The River Elbe. A complicated series of canals, passing through the very center of the city, connects the two bodies of water.
Hamburg is one of the most beautiful cities for walking in the world.