Monday, November 30, 2015

Hamburg Weekend

This weekend Rachel and I traveled to the beautiful city of Hamburg! Hamburg has  become one of my favorite places to visit. This city is in the northern part of Germany and is by the sea. It has a beautiful harbor and so much history!

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.

 View from St. Michaelis Church

 Rathaus Christmas Market

 Jungfernsteig Christmas Market

 Jungfernsteig Christmas Market

 Booth at Rathaus Christmas Market

 Warehouse District

 Christmas Parade

 Las Vegas at Miniatur Wunderland

View of Harbor on Boat Tour 

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