City Spotlight: Hamburg, Germany

What will you be doing in 2 months?

In 2 months I will have just finished a really long flight over the Atlantic Ocean to begin my life as an expat and I am getting SO excited with how my travel plans are turning out, I thought it was time to share some of the details of my European adventure with you!

I will be visiting a good friend named Janne, who also happens to be celebrating her birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) today so I thought there could be no better time than to choose her city for our spotlight today!  While I’m in Europe Janne has also offered to let me keep my luggage at her place while I am backpacking through nearby countries. We haven’t seen each other since 2004 and are both very excited for me to visit her hometown and has agreed to share a few details of what makes Hamburg, Germany her favorite place to live!

What are 3 top must see attractions?


Reeperbahn which is the red light district with all the bars, clubs, where the Beatles started their famed success, Rathaus is the townhall and beautiful, we would have to visit the harbor… so hard to only name 3! I could go on and on. The Alster Lake and the Michel a very famous and very pretty church.


Best place to eat breakfast?

I would take you to the Schanze, a really fun and popular district in Hamburg where there are so many nice cafés. Eventually “Omas Apotheke” (Grandmas pharmacy- don´t ask me why it’s called that), The best place for coffee is Elbgold, and since I know you love coffee we’ll go there for sure!


Favorite spot for to have some drinks?

Schanze district again.. Hop from bar to bar and get wasted ;)


Most beautiful view of Hamburg?

21 up Bar, Tower Bar and bar at the Le Meredian.

Why I love Hamburg?

Hamburg has it all. It’s small but we still have about 1,8 million citizens and are the second largest city in Germany as well as one of the richest!

Alster and City Center

You can walk or use a bicycle and just enjoy your day. There is a lake just in the city centre, a harbor, there posh places and there are places for artists to express their newest ideas where you can meet your friends, have a drink, go for dinner. What ever you want to do,Hamburgcan offer it! We even have more bridges thanVenice! I really love this city and it would be very hard to move away. Home is where your heart is, mine is definitely inHamburg!


The only thing which can really suck is the weather. I have to admit, that sometimes there is a lot of rain and there is no guarantee of sunshine in the summer time! But if you are lucky and seeHamburgwhile the sun is shining you will fall in love with it! I promise!

What is your favorite city in Germany?

3 comments on “City Spotlight: Hamburg, Germany

  1. I love your page here Heather. It’s abolutely right on. I came to the States many years ago from Hamburg. I still sense the breeze of the Elbe river. Please look up my website to check video page-My latest contribution to Hamburg in a song. Wished someone would bring it to their attention. “It is Hamburgs song!
    Thank you Heather,
    Your page is wonderful!! Alles Gute!! Auf Wiedersehen,

    • Thanks, I’m really looking forward to getting my traveling adventures started, 55 days and counting!

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