town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Hamm is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.

Schulweg-Steg footbridge

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  • 1 Hamm (Westfalen) station. This station is a surprisingly important hub given the size of Hamm and is served by several ICEs. It used to be an important freight hub as well, but that role has greatly diminished.    

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Map of Hamm

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  • 1 Maximilianpark. The former coalmine Maximilian was transformed into a leisure park with the coalmine washery having been turned into a walk-in-sculpture in the shape of a Glass Elephant. By entering a lift inside the elephants trunk, visitors can reach the top floor of the transformed building, allowing a panoramic view of the surrounding area. As of 2010, the elephant also included a collection of mechanically moving constructs called garden of kinetic objects, mimicking e.g. animal movements. The park also contains various remnants of the sites industrial heritage, playgrounds, a butterfly house, a park railway (operated by a railway club during limited operation times) and a bistro.  
  • 2 Sri-Kamadchi-Ampal-Tempel, Siegenbeckstraße 4-5. Hindu temple  

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