The Westphalian city has an unusual landmark: the well-known glass elephant. In 1984, an architect converted the former coal washing building of a colliery into a walk-in sculpture. The journeyman is 35 meters high, houses a palm garden and, as a vantage point, offers an excellent view over its hometown. During a stroll through the city, you will encounter many other replicas of the proboscideans. In addition to numerous churches worth seeing, Hamm offers another surprise: In the district of Hamm-Uentrop you can marvel at a colorful Hindu temple. This largest European building of its kind also commemorates the flight and expulsion of thousands of Tamils from their homeland.
Where is Hamm?Hamm is a German city in the northeast of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia, around 88 km northeast of the state capital Düsseldorf. There are about 180.000 inhabitants living in Hamm.
Weather in Hamm
Der Wetterbericht für Hamm am 24.03.2023: Vormittags Sonne und Wolken. Am Nachmittag wechselhaft. Zwischendurch kann es regnen. 11 bis 13 Grad und mäßiger Wind aus West. tagsüber wird durchschnittlich eine Temperatur von 7 °C erreicht, nachts kühlen die Temperaturen auf bis zu -1 °C ab.
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