Germany’s second largest city has lots to offer and a weekend is not enough to see and do everything. But if that’s what you’ve got, that’s what you’ve got. Here are my tips for a Hamburg weekend break - Friday lunch to Sunday lunch: Friday: [...]
Germany’s newest UNESCO World Heritage site is in Hamburg. As you walk along the city's harbour, passing the futuristic architecture in Hafen City on the way, you'll notice a row of Gothic redbrick buildings just across the canal. That's Speicherstadt, the old warehouse district. Speicherstadt [...]
During a train journey through Europe last autumn, I stopped briefly in Hamburg, just long enough to whet the appetite. Luckily for me, I've been invited back to find out more about things to see and cool stuff to do in Hamburg. Five Nordic bloggers, including my good [...]
In the centre of Gdansk's Old Town is the 13th century Długi Targ - Long Market. Was Freistadt Danzig, the city's name between the two world wars, this picturesque? Well, it didn't look like this. Most of Gdansk was completely destroyed during World War II, and was rebuilt in the [...]
Many European port cities have changed in later years. Formerly seedy districts have undergone urban renewal, sometimes veritable metamorphoses. Architects have been given seemingly free reign, often with spectacular results, such as in Rotterdam. http://instagram.com/p/tBXnNSvSPZ/ Der Spiegel HQ - Hamburg is Germany's publishing and media [...]
This is the 6th and final part of Swedish Heritage Sunday, a weekly series here on Sophie's World this winter. For the last chapter, I've a real treat for you. Read on. Gotland - it's all about Pippi Longstocking. And horses. Or, at least, if [...]
Apart from the multi-national Struve Geodetic Arc (more on that later), the old town of Riga is the only site in Latvia protected by UNESCO.