Known as a major port city in Northern Germany, Hamburg is one of my
There are so many unique things about Hamburg: a vibrant old warehouse district, the biggest port in Germany, the mind-blowing Miniatur Wunderland and even one of the coolest tea shops I´ve ever been to.
Hamburg is full of beautiful sites and unique locations – prepare your camera and keep your eyes open! In a city like this, you really need a full Hamburg photography guide in order not to miss any of the best photo spots!
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The only drawback, in my case, was the weather. And it´s not only cause I´m used to the mild Spanish winters – the humidity in Hamburg makes you feel like it´s twice colder outside!!! Well, I´ve visited in January… I still think it was one of the coldest weekends I´ve experienced in my entire life. In addition, I haven´t seen the sun in 3 days. But that´s Germany in winter!
One way or another, Hamburg is picture-perfect capital with any kind of weather! I absolutely loved my time in the city and looking forward to come back!
My 5 Top places in Hamburg, Germany
The largest warehouse district in the world, built from 1883 to 1927, is also the ultimate business
Speicherstadt has some special retro vibes and it´ s like nothing else I´ve seen before. Just think of it: only over the last decade, the industrial area full of abandoned docks has turned into one of the trendiest shopping and residential areas. That´s only in Hamburg.
No wonder, the splendid Speicherstadt was one of the ultimate “muses” for a world-famous designer Karl Lagerfeld, who shoot here his 30th anniversary Chanel collection for the iconic Vogue.
One of the Top places in Hamburg that had impressed me the most was the world’s largest model railway exhibition “Miniatur-Wunderland”.
To be honest, I´ve expected something like Mini-Europe in Brussels, but Germans took the details to the whole new level. The exposition has miniatures of countries, regions and even objects, like airports or stadiums. And most of them are connected. They even have the light control system – the day is followed by the night, and everything looks so real till the last detail.
3. The Port of Hamburg
In the evening you could enjoy a night harbo
4. Hamburg-Altstadt / The Old City
As every huge German city, Hamburg literally has everything: museums, churches, restaurants, shopping
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Take a walk through the Old City Center to experience its vibrant city life. As I´ve already said, I was extremely unlucky with the weather, so my walks were fast [lol].
It´s hard to beat Germany when it comes to Christmas markets. Actually, it is the first country that pops into my mind when someone mentions Christmas in Europe. Nevertheless, winter might not be the best season choice for the long city strolls…
5. Wasserschloss Tea Shop
Tea lovers can’t miss this place.
It is not the cheapest tea shop, but they have amazing quality and a great variety of teas from all across the globe. You could also enjoy some hot drinks at their cafe.
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To be honest, every tea I bought in Wasserschloss store was simply perfect. So, every time someone from my friends or family travels to Hamburg, I still ask for a new tea
Have you ever been in Hamburg? Do you have a favorite German City?
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