On our first day, Rachel and I walked around the city. We visited the Rathaus (Town Hall), Jungfernsteig (lake area), the warehouse district, took a harbor tour, and visited Miniatur Wunderland. Miniatur Wunderland is a museum of small-scale models of different cities. It was one of the highlights of our trip. There was a miniature Miami, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Hamburg, a miniature airport, and even some cities in Austria and Switzerland. We even climbed the tower of St. Michaelis' Church to see a wonderful aerial view of the city.
On our second day, we visited the International Martimes Museum, St. Petri's Church, and St. Katharinen's Church. We went back and walked through some of the areas we had visited the day before.
Rachel and I spent most of our time at the Christmas Markets. We especially loved the markets at the Rathaus and Jungfernsteig. At these markets, many vendors sell food, drinks, sweets, Christmas decorations, and other items. Our favorite part of the markets were the Christmas decorations. On Saturday, Rachel and I were able to watch a small Christmas parade at the Jungfernsteig market. I cannot truly described how beautiful these markets were. I am so glad that I am able to spend part of the Christmas season in Germany.
Jungfernsteig Christmas Market
View of Harbor on Boat Tour