So I've been to Hamburg a few days ago. In short: I'd like to come back in summer. Beautiful city, but even it was depressing under the constant rain and stormy wind. The picture on the right was taken on the last day, few hours before the airport. That's when the weather was beautiful. And I've used that time to walk and do some shopping
Interestingly, in Hamburg, renting a car is like renting a bycicle. Even more convenient, I suppose, because through an app on your smartphone you can see the location of the nearest cars and book one of them. We mostly had BMW minis, very smart and cosy, all with little mileage, new.
This is just one lousy capture of the 'dancing towers' on Reeperbahn, better images on Google. Hamburg has many interesting buildings like that. But we could only see them through the wet glass of the car. I'm not as dedicated a tourist as to strall around the streets with an umbrella in chilling wind.
But going to a panorama bar on the 20th floor - my kind of thing! Although to get there we had to stand in line for about 15 minutes. The place was full, no available seats, and when we left the queue was even longer.
Popular place even among locals!
Below is a picture done with my phone camera:
The hotel was great, stuff attentive, room cosy, even had the adjustable floor heating which is valuable in winter. I've had several chances to read my Kindle on those rainy days:
Btw, one flaw with the hotel is their wi-fi login system. Instead of giving you a password for it they make you login through Facebook. We did and neigher me nr my friend noticed that something will be posted on our timelines. Which turned out to be this:
It's good that my last settings for posting on FB wasn't public but limited to friends otherwise everyone could see that message and know I wasn't home.
The red-light district street of Hamburg (Reeperbahn) was within a walking distance to it so a couple of pics I did take with my phone on the only day it wasn't raining are mainly of it (which I don't mind as it's the first street of such kind I've ever seen).
I wonder if that suit is popular among Germans haha:
Those aren't just Paris towers ;)
This church was just next to the places of lust. Didn't expect to see it there. The plate reads:"Es gibt nichts, womit Jesus nicht fertig wird". Jesus is ready for everything??
The view from one of the cafes caught my attention. At first glance, there's nothing weird.
But if you zoom in on that balcony...
WTF? I'm not sure. Perhaps somebody living there is nuts.
Another puzzling scenery was near the airport. What are those rolling-pins over the road?
There was a guess they are for preventing planes from crashing directly on cars lol. What do yu think/know about them?
In general, it was fun.