What to do in Hamburg

Hamburg is one of Germany’s largest cities. Berlin is known for its hipster and alternative neighborhoods, however Hamburg can be seen as its smaller brother (or sister?). It’s something between a large town and a small city. Nevertheless, it still has 104 districts, covering all different kind of styles. From old town, to the newly renovated Speicherstadt (the old wharehouse district) to the more hipster areas like ‘Neustadt’.  Compare it with Antwerp, or Amsterdam  (If you don’t know Antwerp yet: shame. It should be on your travel bucket list!).

If you decide travelling to Hamburg, try to include a weekend. On Saturday, you’re able to check out ‘Floschanze’ flea market, situated at the Neustadt. Think private vendors, vintage clothing and second-hand jewellery. Looking for new records or books to add to your collection at low prices? This is the place to go. It starts at 8 o’clock in the morning.

After a few hours of discovering second-hand treasures, you’ll have an empty stomach. Just cross the street towards the Rindermarkthalle. You’ll definitely find something to eating the supermarkets or fresh-pastries smelling bakeries and Italian lunchplaces. If your doubting what to pick at the backery: try the ‘franzbrotchen’. It’s a flat croissant with a sugery-cinnamon filling. Sounds like heaven, right?

During Winter, you’ll also find a cozy Christmas market at Hamburg. Definitely worth giving a visit!

 

Pictures by Me & Matthias Geerts w/a Canon Mark IV 5D

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