A group of about 50 students and faculty from the University of Hamburg, Germany, have taken the university on a trip to the local park.
The trip to Hamburg State Park is part of the University’s ‘Spring Festival of Science, Culture and Learning’ and the group plans to spend the summer exploring and learning about the park and its inhabitants.
“The goal is to share the knowledge we have about the history of Hamburg, the nature of the park, the importance of the parks natural resources, the natural environment of Hamburg and the city’s history with people around the world,” said Professor Ralf Heimberger, a geology and ecology professor and a member of the expedition team.
“We hope this will be a chance to learn about the surrounding natural surroundings and to explore the natural world of Hamburg with the students and to show them what we’ve discovered.”
Hamburg State Park, with the city skyline in the background, was established in 1855 and is home to some of the world’s largest concentrations of wildlife.
Its nature is considered to be one of the most spectacular in Europe, and it has been named one of Germany’s top 10 most beautiful places by travel guide Lonely Planet.
In recent years, the city has been transformed into a destination for backpackers, locals and international tourists who want to visit the city on their own.
“For many years, there was a lot of confusion around Hamburg.
People who live in the city are very aware of the importance it holds and its importance for Hamburg, but sometimes it is difficult to understand what it means to live in Hamburg,” said Heimberg.
“The spring festival of science, culture and learning was started by the students as a way to introduce them to the park’s inhabitants and to the forest and the wildlife.”
“It’s a really nice way to spend time with people who have been in Hamburg and its surrounding areas for so many years,” he added.
The group plans on spending a total of six days exploring the city and the park.
They will visit the park on weekends, from mid-March to mid-May.
Hamburger State Park and surrounding areas, which have been a major attraction for locals and tourists, are open from April to November.
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