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Daniel Hope Musician, Hamburg
He’s South African by birth, was raised in England, has Irish and German-Jewish roots, and shuttles between homes in Hamburg and Amsterdam: violinist Daniel Hope may have a peripatetic past, but he’s also an archetypal 21st-century European—firmly entrenched, by choice, on the Continent. When he’s not performing on stages worldwide, Hope lives amid the Jugendstil splendor and docklands vibrance of Hamburg. In his 11 years here, he’s witnessed the city’s evolution, and cites its growing contemporary-art scene as a testament to Hamburg’s emerging face. It’s a city, he says, of intriguing contradictions: “There’s such a mix of cultures and social classes. You’ve got enormous wealth, and one of Europe’s thriving red-light districts on the Reeperbahn. The city feels both international and unmistakably German. It’s small, but also a world-class metropolis.” —Maria Shollenbarger
Blankenese “This fisherman’s village—part of Hamburg, but from a different century—is made up of small, dollhouse-like homes strung along the cliffs overlooking the Elbe River.” Western Hamburg.
Café Leonar “A café and bookshop in the old Jewish quarter, it has become a meeting place for artists.”
St. Michaelis Church “I’ve performed inside this gorgeous Baroque-style church, so it has a special place in my heart. From the top of its tower, you get amazing city views.”