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Aug 18, 2019 - Hamburg

Sunday 18th August Not too good a start to the day – Tony booked a taxi for 8.30am because the public transport on a Sunday is pretty shite. There was a bus stop 20 minutes walk away, too far with our bags. And if we missed that bus we were screwed for getting to the station in time. We get reception to order a cab for 8.30, and are waiting just inside the door by 8.15. By 8.35 we are concerned the taxi is late, and check with reception. They have not seen a cab for us either. One stops outside the hostel and Cynhea opens the boot and...

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Jul 22, 2017 - Hamburg, Germany

Ok so I figured out the counting situation. It's not my lousy French or my complete lack of German. The problem is my fingers. Have you ever seen the movie "Inglorious Bastards?" Great movie. It's a WW2 movie. An American undercover agent who speaks fluent German is discovered as a spy by the way she counts using her fingers. She held up her index, middle and ring finger to signify three. This gave her away because a true German would have held up the thumb, index and middle finger to signify three. (Another common way to spot a spy was to...

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May 3, 2017 - Hamburg

A early morning rain but it stopped as I was heading out for some coffee and a pastry, walk back to the Cathedral and inside again waiting for the tower to open, it opened at 9:00so had time to climb to the top before heading back to hotel to check out and get my 11:00 train to Hamburg. The climb to the top was so easy for a young person haha only 533 steps up a very narrow and winding stair way, nice view from the top, then just 528 steps to the bottom. It took 632 years to complete the Cathedral and it suffered lots of damage during world...

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Sep 3, 2016 - Hamburg

Wednesday 31 - Saturday 3rd Hamburg is a very picturesque harbour city and the second largest city in Germany. Our Airbnb apartment at 96 Briete St is nice although we were surprised to find we were on the second floor. It is close to the Fishmarket area. After arriving around 4pm we settled in and were picked up by Pam and Peter Damman, friends of John and Arthur. A very nice couple who drove us to their lovely home for dinner..always good to meet up with locals and get their inside to their city. On Thursday we did the Hop on Hop off bus...

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Pam's Europe 2016

Jun 4, 2016 - Hamburg, Germany by train/ferry

Saturday morning we leave Copenhagen on. 5 hr train journey. The trip is a little more eventful than I hoped for. We get on the train and in seats. Turns out on German trains you reserve your seats just like an airline. The website I bought the tickets through gave no option to choose seats. I get kicked out of mine almost immediately. A nice Danish guy explains the system to us and says it is a glitch that this happens. Theoretically you could stand for the entire journey. He gives us his seats as he is not going far and someone has them...

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Jun 1, 2016 - From Denmark to Germany visiting Hamburg

After visiting Copenhagen I drove few kilometers through Denmark with a second night there in a different place because I knew it is not allowed to sleep out of camping there and a neighbor tried to explain I cannot camp at the parking I had my first night. Then I drove some 300 kms to Germany after passing that 15kms bridge again reverse direction. And I get to Hambourg where I found a parking to camp as I finally plan to visit the town. By the way, this question came to my mind: do we call the inhabitants of Hamburg the hamburgers ? So...

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May 28, 2016 - Train Copenhagen to Hamburg

Day 42-Train to Hamburg today -I like this 1st class thing! All adult Euraill passes have to be this level, it was nice waiting in the lounge with fruit and beverages supplied. Also we are going to enjoy our 25 day pass travelling in comfy carriages. The train was interesting as part way thru the trip it loaded onto a ferry and we all had to go up so the train was left in the dark with all our stuff still on board. Arrived in time to have a good look around and did a steam ferry boat ride on the lake and around some canals.

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May 14, 2015 - for better or wurst

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Briggie, who definitely has the gift of hospitality. As always, she treats us like royalty, yet we feel right at home like we were just here last week. Oh, yes, that's right, time accelerates when you are old. German fruestuk consists of hard rolls and salami, ham like prosciutto, liverwurst, or even yogurt and preserves, or this fantastic stuff called mett/not meat which is fleisch, which is ground beef with garlic. Now I finally understand my granny's penchant for raw ground beef/mince on an open...

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Sep 12, 2014 - Hamburg, Germany

9/12/14, Friday. We spent most of the day driving from Berlin to the Hamburg area with stops along the way. Our hotel was the Hotel Holst located in Rose Garden (Rosengarten) - Sieversen, Germany about 1/2 hour from Hamburg. Our primary purpose for coming here was to visit the Miniatur Museum, the world's largest model train layout. The builders of this 3 story miniature layout have put in over 580,000 hours to bring it to life and they are still going!! The warehouse devotes three floors to the exhibit. They model railroads based upon...

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2014 European Trip

Aug 31, 2014 - Hamburg, Germany

Grey and cool days along the riverfront / harbor town of Hamburg. It is located on the Elbe River about 70 miles from entry to the North Sea. There has been human presence here since ~15,000 B.C., and a settlement since ~4,000 B.C. It became very important as a founding member, with Lubeck, of the Hanseatic League in 1241. This League assured mutual defense and protected highways between the two cities in order to foster commercial trade; kind of like a NATO, EU, NAFTA arrangement. It is the 2nd largest city in Germany; Berlin #1. Its...

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Baltic Europe 2014

Jul 8, 2014 - Never wanted to be swept away….

I thought I might lose myself Nobody told me there’d be music, Sweet music…. So, I flew from Barcelona to Amsterdam to Hamburg, Germany so I could visit my friends Katrin and Keith. It was a quick visit but a fun one. The way my flights were scheduled this turned out to be a “stop-over’ so it was part of the price of admission and didn’t cost any extra. It would be silly for me to not get off the plane and go visit. Beside the fact that I hadn't seen my friends in about a year and I figured why not? Oh yeah, and Gov’t Mule was in town. The...

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May 19, 2014 - Go East Young Man!

Lovely smooth crossing. Up early at 5am UK time but 6am European time. Plenty of time for a shower & breakfast (we brought cereal & a kettle up from our motorhome) before we disembarked at 7.45am. Heavy traffic all morning as we traveled across Holland & into Germany. Lots of roadworks too but we made steady progress as our route was along dual carriages & motorways once we left the Hook of Holland behind. It was a really lovely sunny day & we made it as far as Hamburg before stopping about 6o/c for the night at a small overnight parking...

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