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Chaela and the guys on a stag party
St.Pauli Landungsbruecken (piers)
the windmill was under repair :-((
Interest places between Berlin to Hamburg
I am going to rent a car to drive from Berlin to Hamburg and stay 2 nights in Hamburg. Are there any places that are worth to stop by between Berlin - Hamburg. I like to see some pictures like county sites etc...
Any inputs are appreciated.
RE: Interest places between Berlin to Hamburg
The bus is less comfortable but definitely cheapest: www.berlinlinie.de
Driving & Parking in Hamburg however isn't all that bad...except for downtown of course.
Another good stop on the way is the Fusion Festival in Lärz this weekend ;) :
RE: RE: Interest places between Berlin to Hamburg
Thank you for all the replies and information. I will go those web sites to check them out. This is very helpful.
Travel Tips for Hamburg
Rain Gear, Knapsacks, & Advil
An extra tote or knapsack is ideal for shopping and sightseeing. They can be used to carry snacks, or pick up small items from the grocery stores and toiletrie shops. Take note that grocery stores have a 6-20 cent surcharge on bags (to encourage recycling), so your knapsack/tote will definitely come in handy. Having lived here for several years now, I can tell you that Hamburg is generally a rainy day kind of town. From late fall to spring it is not uncommon for it to rain several times a week, nearly all day. At the very least, be sure to have a good, wind resistant umbrella on hand and water resistant shoes. For clearer days, most people all run around in sneakers, jeans, and the usual coats. Most medical supplies can be found at your local "apoteke" (pharmacy), altough the products are nowhere near as potent as those found on supermarket shelves in the U.S. Just to be safe, it would be advisable to bring a good all-around pain reliever like Tylenol or Advil with you, or even Pepto Bismol Tablets or Tums just incase you over-indulge with the beer and sweets.
ASTRA BEER FACTORY
THIS IS THE BEER FACTORY THAT MAKES ASTRA BEER. WHEN I WAS THERE, YOU COULD PURCHASE A LARGE CAN OF ASTRA FOR ABOUT 1.10 EUROS. THIS IS A LITTLE CHEAPER THAN BECKS OR ANY OF THE OTHER DOMESTIC BREWS.
GENERALLY WE WOULD HOP ONTO THE METRO AND HEAD DOWN TO THE REEPERBAHN/ ST. PAULI AREA. BECAUSE WE WERE LACKING SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF MONEY AT THE TIME, WE WOULD GO INTO A GROCERY STORE NEAR THE POLICE STATION, BUY BEER, FILL OUR BACKPACKS WITH IT, AND HANG OUT PEOPLE WATCHING.
WHEN WE TIRED OF THIS, WE WOULD GENERALLY FIND A CAFE OR BAR TO SIT IN AND DRINK MORE BEER. I DON'T REMEMBER THE NAME OF ONE BAR, BUT THEY WOULD HAVE WEEKLY RECORD AUCTIONS. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A PREETY COOL PLACE... IT WAS IN ST. PAULI ALSO.
ANYHOW... IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN INEXPENSIVE GOOD BEER... LOOK NO FARTHER. DRESS IN WHATEVER YOU WANT... NO PROBLEM.
THE MEN AND WOMAN THAT TRY AND SUCKER YOU INTO SPENDING YOUR MONEY AT THE PEEP SHOWS COULD CARE LESS. THEY JUST WANT YOUR MONEY.
When in Hamburg ... eat Ethiopian!
This restaurant was an excellent choice by Kushelkitten (Brenda) for a dinner in Hamburg. It was warm and friendly and served great food at reasonable prices. Luckily with her local knowledge she was able to suggest a few places that she knew would have a good choice of vegetarian meals.
They have a really good website (all in German) but click on the plates for more info! :)) I had the pan-fried mixed vegetables and I think Brenda had a type of curry dish. Anyway it was served quickly and went down a treat.
Thanks to the very bad map in my Rough Guide, it took us ages to find the Chilehaus. Following the map carefully we ended up on Altstadter Str, where I tried to fit the small house on the corner to the descriptions of the Chilehaus. I managed to convince myself, but not Ruth.
When we finally found the Chilehaus, I felt a bit foolish. This amazing building was designed in the 1920's by the Expressionist architect Fritz Hoger, who named it after his home country. It's a huge building and there is no one spot on the street to see it all from. In the picture you can see how the Eastern end resembles the bow of a ship, while the 3 tiered balconies are like a ship's decks. And if you are passing Altstadter Strasse, try and imagine how the completely ordinary, nondescripts house at the end of the street could be mistaken for a ship!
The Lemon Seller
The story behind Zitronenjette, that we were told, was that she had, been handicapped from birth, and from the time she was a girl was put out to work selling lemons, standing on Ludwig-Erhard Strasse, close to St Michael's Church, where her statue now stands.
It seems she was often reviled, mocked and sometimes attacked by passers by for her simplicity and yet some people were sorry for her and bought her lemons. She was cared for in the last years of her life in a nursing home.
The bronze statue in her memory was erected in 1986.
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