Suprisingly nice and modern on the north see coast of Germany at the mouth of the Weser river. Industrial harbour city with a typical north german center by the old church and the shopping malls that mix themselves with the modern architecture of the Atlantic center and the Klimahaus, a very interesting meteorological center where is possible to learn a lot on the climatic change in the world.
It has the shape of a space boat placed at the water front of the city and gives the best when is lighted after sunset. After a break at the Mediterraneo, an italian style mall with shops and tasty restaurants, a must see is the Zoo am Meer with his starring polar bear, penguins, seals and many wonderful animals. A worth a visit for a weekend trip on the north sea.
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A characteristic and unexpected boat trip on the Elbe river. The best way to visit Hamburg from a different point of view and at a low budget. Hamburg offers a big variety of boat trips on the old Speicherstadt, the new harbour and the Elbe. An alternative and cheap choise is to jump on one of the public transport boats at Landungsbrücken in direction of Finkenwerder (line 62) to enjoy the St. Pauli water front, the Fischmarkt and Cruise Center from the water up to the sandy beach of Övelgonne. Fancy a beer or coffee on the beach? This is the best you can enjoy expecially when one of the big cargo vessels will slowly slide in front of your eyes. A magnificent show that Hamburg offers simply every day.
Hamburg’s hottest Christmas market and maybe Germany’s hottest, on the Spielbudenplatz of St.Pauli district along the frivolous Reeperbahn.
Where the boundaries between conventional Christmas tradition and frivolous “Kiezleben” melt with each other. Typical Christmas Market stalls and streetfood stands alternate with live music on the show stage and hot angels in the SANTA PAULI strip tent.
For those who look forward to a sensual Christmas waiting in front of a cup of Glühwein featuring a naked, fat Santa while above the heads a fire stream heats up the atmosphere of the Hanseatic city.
SANTA PAULI takes place annually from the end of November to the end of December in the heart of St. Pauli.
Visiting in Hamburg and the same time visiting the world. Yes, all of this is possible at the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, the largest model railway in the world. Founded in 2006 by a couple of railway model amateurs, the extension of the railway has reached in 2016 15,400km. But it is not only about the length, it is about the detail of the environments and landscape through which the railway runs. Hamburg, Las Vegas, Switzerland, Scandinavia, the last arrived Italy and the amazing airport model which is a real airport only of a smaller size, with the same timetable of Hamburg airport. We had fun searching the through the details of the represented cities and landscapes, people kissing, nude models, scuba cows and so on. Undoubtedly one of the things you can’t miss if you visit Hamburg, and one one the things that should be on everyone’s to do list.
We start our discovery tour of Hamburg from his “Tor zur Welt”, the gate to the world, his harbour.We are at the Cruise Center of Altona at the Street food festival took place, close to an amazing building shaped in the form of a big cruise boat. Among the famous wurst of Germany, the scandinavian smoked salmon, nachos from latin america, spicy food from brasil, asia and california skewers look but an Explosion of taste at the first bite. The winner for us in this nice small street food festival in the Hansestadt.