My tour through Hamm was the longest I have done so far. Hamm consists of three parts: North, Middle and South. I started my tour at the subway station Burgstraße and first looked at the north.
The majority of Hamm was destroyed by Operation Gomorrah in 1943, so there are only occasionally old-style houses here and there. Besides that there are a lot of brick buildings, but also plastered houses. Many apartments have really small windows and I could often see that the light was switched on during bright daylight.
After walking past the first buildings in the northwest I went through the Thörls Park, which for the most part is a long, green strip that runs along the tracks.
From the Dreifaltigkeitskirche I went north and then walked through the Hammer Park. In addition to a larger pond, there is also a beautiful flower and hedge garden, a playground, several meadows, a mini golf course and table tennis. Next to the children’s playground is a memorial stone for Joachim Heinrich Campe.
Then I went through the residential areas north of the park and through the allotment garden Hammer Hof. From there again south to the Dreifaltigkeitskirche with the historic, listed cemetery. In addition to a memorial for the war there is also a memorial for the fallen of the First World War and the Sieveking Mausoleum.
I went on through the park south of the Dreifaltigkeitskirche and along the Hammer Landstraße to the subway station Rauhes Haus. Continue south and the Droopweg along. Down the Döhnerstraße, which did not get its name from the Döner kebab, but from Friedrich Adolf Döhner, a merchant and politician. In Hamm live probably quite a lot of Muslims, because I have met a lot of women with headscarves.
Living in Hamm is not for people who need peace, because the noise level, especially along the Eiffelstraße is enormous. In addition, Hamm is right in the approach path of the airport and the jets cross the district very often in fairly low altitude flight.
I walked the residential areas in Hamm-Mitte in a large arc and then went along the Freibads Aschberg south. There is a shelter and the properties of the police dog sports club. South along the Bille there are only large allotment garden areas, as well as on the Billerhuder Insel (which belongs to Rothenburgsort). Countless yachts are anchored on the banks here, and families drive their boats around the canals.
On the Rückerskanal I went west, where there are mainly industrial and commercial areas. Further south via the south channel around the pillar decorated with cannons and a golden ship in front of the Störtebeker-Haus. Then to the east the Süderstraße along past the Elbschloss an der Bille. Along the Bille are some beautiful new buildings with water views.
In the western part of Hamm-Süd there are only commercial areas. Numerous warehouses, printshops, sailing clubs and a huge area of nudist nightclub Babylon. From there I went back north, over south channel and middle channel, then the Eiffelstraße along. My tour ended again at the subway station Burgstraße.