The Dom, which literally translates to cathedral in German, was the name of Hamburg's central church which was demolished in 1804. Beginning in the 14th century, a tri-annual trade market took place next to the Dom church. Eventually the market assumed the name the Dom. Since then, the Dom has evolved into a full blown fair featuring amusement rides, fun houses, and traditional German food. The month-long Dom is now held three times per year at Heiligengeistfeld field in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg.
(Photo by Thushan Amarasiriwardena, caption by Michael D. Kurtz / LongJaunt.com)
Warning: Missing argument 6 for snapManageNumberedNav(), called in /homepages/44/d122584786/htdocs/longjaunt/shells/bostonglobe/photoTemplates/phaseFour/index.php on line 587 and defined in /homepages/44/d122584786/htdocs/longjaunt/shells/bostonglobe/photoTemplates/phaseFour/index.php on line 837
04.09.2008 | Hamburg, Germany
We took a high speed train west toward the German port city of Hamburg. Once there, we met up with Brian and Ben Stephan, our German h...
07.19.2008 | Chiang Rai, Thailand
In Chiang Rai, our final stop in Thailand before crossing into Laos, we met Sawad Dejprakune, a builder of wooden saxophones, and got s...
01.17.2008 | Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Guatemala is ripe with volcanic activity, leading to some impressive live volcanoes, and today's jaunt: the mineral baths of Fuentes Ge...
© 2008 LongJaunt.com