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Private Small-Group Hamburg City Tour with a Luxury Vehicle
"Enjoy a hassle free tour of city of Hamburg only with 4 people on a luxury vehicle. Your private driver will ensure you a comfortable journey and will provide you a door to door service.Hamburg city tour is the great way to see the famous sights and to WWII air raids and the Great Fire of 1842 Hamburg has a unique character within Germany. As Europe’s second largest port Hamburg has always been a magnet for adventurers and travelers from around the world and its streets are still alive with history drama and wild
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Private Small-Group Hamburg City and Countryside Tour from Kiel or Travemünde in a Luxury Vehicle
"Enjoy a hassle-free private tour of city of Hamburg and Country with a chauffeur and up to 4 passengers in a luxury vehicle. Your private driver will ensure you a comfortable journey and will provide you a door-to-door service or pickup and drop-off from to WWII air raids and the Great Fire of 1842 Hamburg has a unique character within Germany. This private tour will visit many little known or unknown places around Hamburg. See Hamburg´s iconic landmark St Michael's Church and visit Beatles-Square in Reeperbahn. Drive along the harbor front stretching from the Speicherstadt historic warehouse complex to Hafencity Europe’s biggest inner-city development. Some other Hamburg highlights include: The Rathaus the majestic Town Hall
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Private Guided Tour: Hamburg
"Visit many of Hamburg's important sights such as St. Michael's Church the Old Elbe Tunnel Speicherstadt (Warehouse district) HafenCity Elbphilharmonic Hall and Townhall.Take a bus ride on to St. Michael's Church and witness the Moenckebergstrasse one of the most popular shopping streets in Germany with representative historic buildings such as the Kontorhäuser.When in St. Michael's Church enjoy astounding views of Hamburg and continue on to The Grocers' Apartments
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As Spring Arrives, Enjoy the Art of Erdbeerplunder

Typically, when people think of German cuisine, they normally think of cliché stand-bys like Wiener Schnitzel, Sauerkraut, and Sausages. But while those foods definitely play a very important part of the heritage and culinary landscape of Germany, it leaves too much room for oversight of dishes where German culture truly shines. One such example? German desserts and the art of "Kaffezeit" or simply "Coffeetime", a time to sit and enjoy coffee and baked sweets utilizing country's talent for creating some of the most stellar desserts to ever grace a table. As the time of writing this post, we are slowly inching towards spring, and with that, the arrival of Strawberry Season will soon be upon us; with that, strawberry themed cakes and pastries are slowly beginning to show up as the dessert feature in the local bakeries after a long, dark winter, signaling the warm months ahead. One such pastry is the traditional Erdbeerplunder , or Strawberry Danish, which actually isn't Danish at all in origin, but descended from Germany's Austrian neighbors and later imported to Denmark by Austrian immigrants in the mid 1800's. The Erdbeerplunder tastes nothing like the American style danish as we know it in the United States: the pastry is light and airy with a buttery taste that melts in the mouth, filled with a bourbon vanilla cream that tastes like heaven, and it is topped with fresh strawberries rather than processed (over-sugared) fruit preserves.

Whether you're in Germany solo, as a group or as the guest of someone, one of the nicest things you can do for yourself, your friends, or host is to purchase a few Erdbeerplunder as a "Kaffeezeit" gift for the weekend; and you can sit and enjoy these light, flaky pastries filled with a light creme and topped with glazed Strawberries over a cup of coffee or tea. The great thing about Hamburg bakeries is that a good number of them are open for a limited time on Sundays in the more heavily populated areas of town (making it one of the few things open outside the main train stations). You could also just pick some up on a Saturday to present as a thank-you gift to friends hosting you in town.

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Mar 22, 2014

Arriving November? Enjoy Traditional Roast Goose!

During the month of November you may notice an abundance of fresh geese and roast goose in your local supermarkets, bistros, and pubs. Very popular in Germany, traditional roast goose is not only served for forthcoming Christmas celebrations, but also in honor of St. Martin's Day on November 11th (though you can find it nearly everywhere on menus far and wide for the entire month). Given the ready access to and large popularity of the dish, you can often find it served for about 12 Euros (depending on the restaurant) with traditional side dishes of knödel (large dumplings that slightly resemble Matzoh balls) and red cabbage (often mixed with diced pieces of locally grown apples). It's a wonderfully rich and filling way to begin the culinary part of the winter holiday season, and helps to jumpstart getting in the mood for Christmas.

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ericaj.
Jan 05, 2014

JULY-AUGUST: Duckstein Food and Music Festival

The annual 10 day, 3 city festival presented by Duckstein Beer corporation celebrating art,culture, and cuisine. The weekend features full days of music concerts from acclaimed local and national music acts, as well as other stages featuring performance artists, comedy, acrobats, and children's activities. Artisans and the city's most popular restaurants set up kiosks selling everything from gemstone jewelry, to exotic food from around the globe. There is also, of course, plenty of wine and sekt dealers present, and an abundance of Duckstein Beer.

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ericaj.
Aug 17, 2009

Drink the local Beer - Astra

Whilst in Hamburg i would have to confess to drinking my fair share of the fine local beer, Astra.

A refreshingly light lager which is readily available and relatively inexpensive throughout Hamburg.

The consequences of having say 5 or 6 pints show that although light tasting the alcoholic content may be quite high.

Check out their rather bizarre website, better if you speak German but still amusing regardless.

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May 10, 2005
 
 
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Hamburger

Don't tell me that you didn't consider this. Yep, I had a hamburger in hamburg. Although Hamburg is jokingly said to be the birthplace of the hamburger, this is just a myth. The hamburger was named after Hamburg. Original Hamburg dishes are "Birnen, Bohnen und Speck" (green runner beans cooked with pears and bacon), "Aalsuppe" (eel soup), "Bratkartoffeln", "Finkenwerder Scholle" (fried plaice), Pannfisch (fried fish), Rote Grütze (something similar to summer pudding consisting mainly of red berries) and "Labskaus".

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Dec 19, 2004

Fischbrötchen (fresh fish in bread roll)

Of course not only in Hamburg, but especially in the harbour cities you get everywhere delicious fish dishes and snacks like bread rolls filled with different fishes , e.g heering, salmon, pollack and much more like you want it.

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Nov 08, 2004

You know Germans look quite...

You know Germans look quite strange zometimez and they eat strange stuff ... but this is the strangest I've ever seen !!! After this bad pic we went for eating this colored fruit (cause u have to know Frau Fraedrich cannot avoid shopping when she gets in touch with strange stuff :-) and it was not so bad ... I guess Germans are not so bad as well choosing their food ...

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mauro_pd
Aug 24, 2002

Try 'Labskaus' Hamburgs...

Try 'Labskaus' Hamburgs national dish. It looks not really like something that can be eaten, but made by a cook who knows what he's doing, it's delicious!

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"Hamburg - a lot of great memories"
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"Hamburg"
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"Port Hamburg Welcomes You!"
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"The Forgotten Hamburg"
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"FIFA came & went! But There's Still Lots To Do!"
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Things to Do Near Hamburg

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City Hall - Rathaus

Having passed the quay, it is possible to turn to the central streets, to reach Rathaus square - Rathausmarkt. The majestic building of the Town hall - Rathaus in style neo-renessanse was constructed...
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Kunsthalle

Hamburg’s Kunsthalle is one of German’s leading art galleries. Its collection includes about all the big names of painters, and some really world-famous artworks. Their temporary exhibitions are...
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Jungfernstieg

The Jungfernstieg is a street in the center of Hamburg on the south bank of the lake called the Binnenalster. The funny name of this street comes from the word Jungfer, which is an old-fashioned word...
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Reeperbahn - St. Pauli

St. Pauli is a traditionally working-class district of Hamburg, near the harbor. It includes the red-light district around the Reeperbahn as well as numerous bars and music clubs. The Beatles lived...
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Planten un Blomen

Plattdeutsch for “Plants and Flowers”, this is the name of Hamburg’s botanical garden. The park is surrounded by a fence but its gates are open all day and entry is free. My photos were taken in...
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Speicherstadt - Old Warehouse District

Speicherstadt, or the Warehouse district, is a part of the UNESCO world heritage. The red-brick houses in line by the various canals produce the impression of unity and power. Well, I personally...
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