Saturday, 1 July 2017

Hamburg 2017 - Part 1

Flying To Hamburg

Friday - June 2nd 2017

For her 60th birthday my mother in law got a trip to Hamburg. So Friday after work we met at Salzburg Airport an flew to Hamburg. Unfortunately our journey couldn't have started worse, because once we arrived at the airport in Hamburg, someone else took my wife's luggage. After we left our contact information at the luggage bureau, we took the train into the city and checked into our hotel. Like during our last trip to Hamburg, we stayed at the Motel One near the city centre. Check in was quick and easy and later we had dinner at Loving Hut. There we finally got the call from the guy who accidentally took my wife's suitecase was on his way to our hotel to hand it back. Glad to have all our stuff back, we enjoyed a couple of drinks at the hotel bar for the rest of the evening.

Salzburg Airport

Our easyjet Plane to Hamburg

Summer Rolls

Fried Tofu

Fried Noodles

Banana Split

Chocolate Cake

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Hamburg 2017 - Part 2

Harbour Cruise

Saturday - June 3rd 2017

Unfortunately the weather wasn't very good today, but we still got up early, because we had planned to do a Hamburg harbour cruise. Atfter breakfast at the hotel we walked to the so called Landungsbrücken and booked the tour. The tour lasted for about one hour and a half and took us to the UNESCO world heritage site Speicherstadt and from there to the container terminals and back to the Landungsbrücken. Claudia and I did the tour already last year, but it was still very enjoyable.

Motel One

Landungsbrücken

Landungsbrücken

Speicherstadt

Harbour Cruise

Harbour Cruise

Harbour Cruise

Elbphilharmonie

Harbour Cruise

Harbour Cruise

Harbour Cruise

Harbour Cruise

Elbtunnel

Elbtunnel

Back at the Landungsbrücken we got a hot cup of coffee to escape the rain and warm up again. Afterwards we took Claudia's parents to the Elbe Tunnel, that runs under the river and connects St. Pauli with the harbour area. The tunnel is about 100 years old and even cars can use it. Since it was already around noon we took the subway to Peter Pane Burgergrill. Some delicious vegan burger later, the sun came out again and so we took a walk to the Sternschanze district, a very modern area known for shopping and many bars and restaurants. The rest of the afternoon we spent at the famous Reeperbahn where we got some drinks and enjoyed the warm weather. Afterwards we walked along the river Elbe to the Elbphilharmonie building and for dinner Claudia and I went to Loving Hut again, because it was very good and conveniently located near our hotel. Later we met with Claudia's parents at the hotel bar again and ordered some drinks until it was time to call it a day.

Veggie Burger at Peter Pane

Hamburg

Delicious Vegan Ice Cream

FC St. Pauli Stadium

Reeperbahn

Reeperbahn

Reeperbahn

Reeperbahn

Reeperbahn - Herbertstraße

Landungsbrücken

Hamburg

Elbphilharmonie

Hafencity

Hafencity

Hamburg

Dinner at Loving Hut

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Hamburg 2017 - Part 3

The Lion King Musical

Sunday - June 4th 2017

Today we had to get up early again, because we had booked a very early time slot for the popular Miniaturwunderland located at the Speicherstadt. Miniatur Wunderland is the world's biggest model train attraction and so the crowds are huge throughout the day. Since we visited the Miniatur Wunderland already last year and were impressed, we had to see it again with Claudia's parents too. After we spent several hours there we had an early lunch at Vapiano until we were on our way back to the Landungsbrücken to catch the boat to the Lion King Musical theatre.

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wunderland

Hamburg City Hall

Hamburg

Claudia and I saw the musical already during our visit in 2016 and enjoyed every minute of it. So it was a given that we had to see it again. From the Landungsbrücken we took the boat to the theatre and since we arrived early we got some drinks at the lovely bar until the show started. After another fantastic performance we walked to the Elbtunnel and back to the hotel. There we relaxed a bit and then we had dinner at Cafe Miller near the hotel. 

Hamburg

The Lion King Theatre

The Lion King Theatre

The Lion King Theatre

Elbphilharmonie

The Lion King Theatre

Hamburg

Hamburg

Hamburg

Hamburg

Cafe Miller

Veggie Sandwich for Dinner

Potato Soup for Dinner

Dessert