I’m heading back to Hamburg, and I hope you’ll follow my journey! I’ve always said that the main reason I settled in Europe rather than in my native Canada after my cruise ship career was the travel. From my new home in Copenhagen, I can easily visit incredible cities all over Europe, and I’ve full taken advantage of that, doing as much travelling as possible in the year and a half that I’ve lived here. Last year around this time I took my first trip to Germany, to visit my in-laws near Hanover, but our first stop was Hamburg.
|The Rathaus – City Hall|
The train between Copenhagen and Hamburg is a pretty unique experience, with the train actually chugging into the hold of the ferry for the crossing. After only about four hours, we arrived, with just a few hours to discover Hamburg. We explored as much of the City Centre as we could, including the incredible City Hall, the stylish Monkebergstrasse shopping district, and the historic Harbour City. It wasn’t much time, but enough to get a glimpse into the heart of the city and its unique blend of history and hipness. You can read about my visit in my post Three Days in Germany.
A year later, Hamburg has even more to offer, with the addition of two UNESCO World Heritage
Sites. Speicherstadtwas originally developed on a group of narrow islands in the Elbe River beginning in 1885, and is one of the largest historic ensembles of port warehouses in the world, while the Kontorhaus district features six
large office complexes built between the 1920s and 1940s to house port-related businesses. Hamburg Tourism is eager to share all that Hamburg has to offer, and has invited me, along with several other Nordic travel bloggers, to pay a visit. On November 13th, I’ll be heading back to Hamburg for the weekend, and I’ll have more of a chance to visit this fantastic city, and I’ll be sharing it with all of you. Follow me on my journey through Twitter
, and Facebook
, using the hashtags #UNESCOHamburg and #hamburgwinterseason. I’ll keep you posted on the historic sites, the food, the culture, and the fun, as I explore the city with my fellow bloggers.
|Historic HafenCity – The Harbour City|This trip is part of a collaborative campaign between Hamburg Tourism and Nordic Travel Bloggers. They’ve invited me to Hamburg, will provide support, suggestions and make a few local introductions to help ensure I get some extra insights into what the city has to offer. I’m also compensated for the trip. However, I retain full control over my itinerary as well as all material I share, and I will only be sharing with you authentic and original
experiences I believe you’ll enjoy.