My 5D4N stay in Hamburg, Germany was mainly for visiting my old friends – Angi and Michel. They are a couple, originally from Stuttgart, whom I’ve known since I was living in Bali. When I was in Hamburg, it was also Angi and Michel’s last week staying in the city as they were planning to go back to Stuttgart, and then later move to Switzerland. So we spent a lot of quality time just sharing stories with each other. I definitely had a special time staying at their place – as I got to experience living like a ‘Hamburger’ or a German, away from the touristy spots. However, Angi and Michel did show me around as well, and here I will show my photo collection of Hamburg’s attractions!
Around HAMBURG RATHAUS
Let’s start from one of the most important (boring) buildings in the city first, haha 😀 Hamburg Rathaus is the city/town hall. It is also one among a few completely preserved old buildings of Hamburg. In front of it is Rathausmarkt which is often used for events and festivals, for example Christmas Market every December.
Around ST. PAULI
St. Pauli is located in the northern part of Port of Hamburg, which is normally known as the host area of the world-famous red light district, Reeperbahn. Nonetheless, there’s still a lot more of St. Pauli that is worth to see/visit, especially the low-key restaurants and graffitis painted by local young people.
Reeperbahn, as I mentioned previously, is the red light district in Hamburg. So many strip clubs, sex shops, and brothels are in this neighborhood – and even, some of the smaller streets are forbidden for women to enter. You can see explicit posters/signs displayed here, from image of uncensored naked women to ‘service fees’ on the front doors. Prostitution is legal in Germany, by the way.
Hamburg-Altona is a railway station, and surrounding it there’s a lot of department stores, shops, and restaurants. With many train lines and shopping places, the area is certainly pretty crowded. I would recommend you to go there if you’re thinking of buying souvenirs from Hamburg!
Was once a fishing village along the Elbe River, nowadays Blankenese is one of Germany’s wealthiest neighborhoods. This was my favorite area in Hamburg. It was just full of beautiful houses and interesting corners – everything was just so picturesque!
If you also wanna see some other interesting or absurd/funny things I found in the city, you may check my other post: Random Stuff (+ Tips) in Hamburg. Yes, you’ll find some useful tips, too!
Last but not least, I’d like to thank Angi and Michel for hosting me in Hamburg, and I wish you guys a great time in Switzerland! See you again, hopefully soon xxx