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Five scientific centres in Hamburg
Hamburg is a city of knowledge: learning and research are pursued at 20-plus higher education institutions, nearly 100,000 students populate the libraries, auditoriums and refectories of the Hanseatic capital. We visited five places to experience science in Hamburg.
Since the x-ray laser European XFEL launched its daily bombardments, new scientists from all over the world have been arriving in Hamburg every week. In a 3.4-kilometre-long concrete pipe stretching from Hamburg to Schleswig-Holstein, scientists accelerate electrons to nearly the speed of light in the XFEL. They study materials and molecules with the resulting X-ray flashes. The scientists' plans for the future include a visitor centre so that the public can learn about the laser. For those whose thirst for knowledge just can't wait, we've visited five sites that already make science a tangible experience.
The best thing about it: most of the offerings are free.
Where to satisfy your thirst for knowledge in Hamburg
20246 Hamburg https://www.uke.de/english/departments-institutes/institutes/history-and-ethics-of-medicine/medical-historic-museum/index.html
20146 Hamburg https://www.cenak.uni-hamburg.de/ausstellungen/museum-zoologie.html