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 self, are about to engage in all sorts of Hamburg fun and games this weekend.
Hamburg’s new world heritage site, Speicherstadt & Kontorhaus District, will be a major focus, which, as you know, suits me just fine. I briefly walked through Speicherstadt last year, and look forward to have a closer look at the world’s largest warehouse district and its intriguing history.
But that’s not all. Far from it. We’ve been given a whole list of hip Hamburg sites to see and fun to be had. I don’t mind telling you choosing has been very difficult indeed.
Here’s what I’ll be up to (can always sleep in December):
- see Carmen at the Hamburgische Staatsoper
- see nighttime fireworks at the Dom
- hear the Trio Adorno playing Teatime Classics at Laeiszhalle
- visit a few quirky cafes – I tried Yoko Mono last year, which leads me to…
- …the Fab Four, who first made a name for themselves here in Germany’s second city. ‘I was born in Liverpool, but Hamburg is where I came of age,’ said John Lennon – or words to that effect. I’ll find out what he meant on a Beatles tour in the St Pauli District.
- see Hamburg from the water, one way or another
- wander through Miniatur Wunderland. I’m weirdly fascinated by model villages, as you may recall, though I don’t expect to stumble over any dead bodies here.
- be blind. Eh, what? Blind, you say? That’s right. I’ll try dialogues in the dark. And I’ll tell you all about it. Stay tuned.
Are you interested in hearing what Hamburg has to offer? Perhaps you’re even considering a visit to Germany’s famed Christmas markets this winter? Then do follow along at all the usual social media suspects – Face, Twitter, Insta, and so on – this weekend. As usual, you’ll also get more in-depth articles here on Sophie’s World in the weeks to come, as well as pretty pictures on Pinterest, of course.
You’ll also want to follow my colleagues. We’re five poeple collectively representing four Nordic countries and two more Arctic countries thrown in for good measure. Articles will be appearing in four languages. At least. Here’s the gang:
- Satu from Destination Unknown
- Helena from Oh Darling, Let’s be Adventurers
- Alex from Virtual Wayfarer
- Caroline from Love Live Travel
We’ll all use the hashtags #HamburgWinterSeason and #UnescoHamburg,so it’s easy to follow along.
Well, must be off. There’s a suitcase waiting.
Disclosure: I’ll be in Hamburg as part of a collaborative campaign between Hamburg Tourism and Nordic Travel Bloggers. As ever and forever, I retain the right to write whatever I want.
Sophie, I started to follow you on Instagram to follow your updates. Last year, I had a coworker from Hamburg and told me a lot of great things about the city. Seems like a great place to visit.
It really is very cool. And under the radar.
Oh what a lovely coincidence! My cousin was in Hamburg a few weeks ago and retuned raving about it. Looking forward to reading more….
That is a coincidence. Glad she liked it 🙂
I’m interested in the beatles tour and the quirky cafe scene. Bah! sleep is underrated anyway. 🙂
Haha, so true. The Beatles tour was loads of fun.
Sophie, Hamburg sounds like it has so much to offer. I didn’t know they added a WH site. Now, I’ll have to go!
Just added to the list this year. You’ll like it, I’m sure 🙂
my Grandfathers brother, so my “great uncle” lived in Hamburg! My mom and I were lucky enough to visit him when I was about 13, it was so beautiful and we loved every minute of our stay. I would love to return now that I am an adult and have more of an appreciation for things!
I love revisiting places I visited as a teenager. More appreciation, yes, but also such fun to think back to ones younger self there.
Hope to head there next weekend!
Missing you by a few days, Candice. You’ll have fun, great party scene there too 🙂
Two of my favorite things in Hamburg (and there were many) were Miniatur Wunderland and the Beatles museum. Loved them both! Can’t wait to hear about the “dialogues in the dark”.
Loved both those, too – surprisingly much. Dialogues in the Dark was fascinating – a bit freakish at first, but it’s interesting how soon one relies on other senses more. And pay attention more.