Hamburg For The First Time

I´m a family kinda girl, so after being away from home for 2 months I was pretty homesick. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed every single second of it but I missed seeing a familiar face. One of my cousins lives in Hamburg so I hopped on a plane and visited her and her family for the weekend.

I´m in love with Hamburg! I know I say this with every place I visit but with Hamburg it´s different. I love it to the point of wanting to live there. I even visited for a second time during the summer, but that’s another story.

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Hamburg it’s such a cool city. Do you know it has more canals than Amsterdam and Venice combined!?

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I love this particular one canal, it used to be the city’s main entrance from the sea and it’s full of warehouses that are now stores, restaurants…

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A must is to visit the main square.

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Then start walking around and get lost in the beautiful area around the Alster.

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Then head towards St. Pauli. Its docks and the port area are wonderful, and if you start making your way inside this district you´ll find lots of stores, entertainment, and all kinds of cool things.

Once a year you find the Hamburger Dom, a large fair with all kinds of food and attractions. What struck me the most was that´s next to the Flakturm, a bunker from 1942.

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There’s also the Red Light district, not the most beautiful place but they say it’s the first place The Beatles played and they have a cool memorial thing going on.

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So many cool memories from this trip… AND SO MANY PHOTOS!

Wait for part 2 this week.

XO

Mary

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