The recently-renovated facade of Hamburg's town hall is well worth admiring, but visitors should also pop into the ... More
The recently-renovated facade of Hamburg's town hall is well worth admiring, but visitors should also pop into the courtyard to admire the fabulous Hygieia Fountain, decorated with bronze figures and a huge statue of Hygieia, the Goddess of Health. Town hall architect Martin Haller and sculptor Joseph von Cramer had originally planned to erect a statue of the Goddess Mercure to represent commerce, but the Goddess of Health was chosen as a reaction to the awful cholera epidemic of 1892, which cost 8000 lives. The epidemic was eventually conquered by the improvement of hygiene and the modernization of drinking-water supplies.
*Terms & Conditions: Savings calculation is based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings for a 3 month period for 2 adults with a 2+ night length of stay compared to price of the same components if booked separately during same period. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, travel dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.