Hamburg is Germany's second-largest city, the richest judged by per-capita income, and its most important port. It's the biggest city in the European Union that's not a capital and has a special pride. Hamburg is popular with German tourists who come here to enjoy Broadway-style musicals, eat fish, watch soccer games, marvel at its mighty port, and experience the nightlife of the Reeperbahn. American tourists are pretty rare. Like many port towns Hamburg can have rough edges, but it is a memorable city.
Hamburg has more bridges than Amsterdam and Venice combined!
St. Michael's church is Hamburg's best known church. Locals call it simply "der Michel." The building was completely rebuilt after a fire in 1906 which was started by workers repairing the roof.
Our next stop was down to the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken Harborfront. Rick Steves recommended taking a boat tour of the river and commercial port with Rainer Abicht, the only company that offers an English-narrated tour.
Some early sights from our cruise. See the building on the bottom-left? It was designed to look like a luxury yacht.
On the 10 minute drive back to the apartment to take naps Janey fell asleep. And that concludes our nap time for the day.
Pink sun flare and others gathered around admiring the view.
We loved this place. Chris and I might have liked it even more than the kids!
Spread across two floors and 12,000 square feet you can visit the Alps in Switzerland and Austria, see Bavarian castles, explore Hamburg's city center, catch the great sights of America including Vegas and Yosemite, and travel to Scandinavia.
So. much. detail. (I spy Neuschwanstein!)
It was fun to experience an accelerated sunset.
Our family in Hamburg on Saturday June 20th 2015.
Next stop: SCHWERIN CASTLE!!!