There is really not much to add to Steve's thorough reply.

Here is a group shot of mine (in various forms of wear and always in the combination with the 1914 EK2 and the 1914/18 Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer):

Hamburg Cross

(For more detailed views of the individual items, see my ongoing Ehrenkreuz thread at: http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/orders...enkreuz-72201/ )