Summer in Hamburg

We left Dusseldorf in drizzling rain and I thought, wow another rainy weekend away. But about half way it started to clear up and the mood in the car changed remarkably. When we arrived in Hamburg, it was sunny and warm as it could be. Just wonderful. wpid-IMAG1653.jpg Continue reading

Where I’ve been: Hamburg, 2011

I’ve been in Hamburg several times but not as often as you might think with several friends and my brother living there. But before I go there again in early June to celebrate Eva’s birthday I would like to give you a short overview of what there is to see in Hamburg.

Hamburg-an-der-AlsterStart with the City Center or rather the shopping district that streches from the main station down to one of Hamburgs many places with water, the Alster. Continue reading

Christmas market No. 4: Hamburg

As I was sick the last week, a friend of mine, Irena from alien heartbeats (check out her blog!) offered to go and do some christmas market hopping in Hamburg and put together her impressions in a guestposts. And what you’ll find here is most likely one of the most lovely blogposts and detailed information on Hamburgs christmas markets that you can find. Thank you so much Irena! But here we go:

Christmas Market Hopping in Hamburg

It’s not just Düsseldorf that’s renowned for its many authentic Christmas markets. Most larger cities in Germany offer a Hamburg - Santa Pauli Christmas Market - Mulled winewide variety where you can explore the twinkling streets and indulge in gingerbread, bratwurst and mulled wine.

And Hamburg is certainly no exception. In fact, Hamburg has so many Christmas markets that I doubt that I’ll ever have time to visit them all. So I have picked the four that seem the most representative for the diversity that awaits you in this extremely beautiful city. Continue reading