The Jungfernstieg is an urban promenade and my favorite place in Hamburg, Germany. Its history began in 1235, when Count Adolph IV of Holstein commissioned the construction of a mill dam. Jungfernstieg became the first street in Germany to be asphalted (1838), and in 1842, the first German shopping arcade opened at that place.
The name „Jungfernstieg“ (English: maiden walk) reminds at the time when Hamburg’s families accompanied their unmarried daughters out on a walk. Today, there are movable seats with view to Lake Binnenalster.