Hello, guys ~ As you know, I have been traveling over a month and visited 4 different countries: Belarus, Scotland, Germany and France. Since I used to live in Germany as a university student, it was a great to be there again, which gave me the chance to sightsee and visit my friends. I have jumped between several cities in Germany. One of my stops was Hamburg. I got lucky to be invited to Hamburg by the 'Come to Hamburg' project. It was quite exciting to be back in the city that I used to hang out in with my best friends. Let's look inside for what I did in Hamburg and why you should visit it too!
Day1: Since I arrived a bit late, I decided to skip all sightseeing initially. I was quite tired from the train ride. 'Come to Hamburg' reserved a room for me at Reichshof Hamburg Hotel, located next to the Hauptbahnhof. I found this super convenient. As soon I entered the hotel, I found a big lobby with a beautiful ceiling and friendly staff. To the left of the entrance, you will notice a bar (which I sadly had no chance to sample). After checking-in and taking a quick shower, I went to get dinner at the Vietnamese restaurant 'Ban Canteen'. As a fan of Asian cuisine, it was quite a delightful to get dinner there. If you are coming to Hamburg, make sure to stop there. Ban Canteen is very urban and popular for their healthy options, good prices, and nice atmosphere.
Find more about Reichshof Hamburg Hotel visit https://www.reichshof-hotel-hamburg.de/en/
Find more about Ban Canteen visit http://bancanteen.com/
Day 2: The next morning, after a delicious breakfast at the hotel, I got ready to meet up with NDR TV team for filming in Altona, Hamburg. Altona is the westernmost urban borough of Hamburg and is quite popular amongst tourists & locals. I don't remember if I ever went there when I was previously in the city. It was quite interesting for me to discover something new for myself. We started to film from Altonaer Balkon Park, and walked to Stuhlmannbrunnen, where I interviewed a local resident about life in Altona. Afterwards we took a break at Bergtags cafe. I enjoyed the modern interior and delicious tea. After a quick bite, we went to the weekend farmers market where I got to try some delicious cheese and talk to more locals. To finalize our day, we took a group photo. To be honest, I never felt so tired from filming. It is not my first time being filmed, but I got to speak German for the first time on TV. I truly enjoyed spending so many hours with the NDR team, because they were amazing and super supportive. I can't wait to see the final work. After long hours of filming, I went back to hotel to pick up my friend. We decided to get a dinner at Better Burger Company. Surprisingly, the burger was very delicious! Later on, we met up with another local blogger that showed us around of Speicherstadt. The Speicherstadt is a large warehouse district that was built in 1883. After wandering for hours, we went to 'Miniatur Wunderland'. I totally didn't expect such a big exhibition. You could check out from the smallest piece of Hamburg to a breathtaking landscape of the Grand Canyon.
Find more info about Miniatur Wunderland visit http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/
Day 3. On our third day, we took an early bus tour around Hamburg City Tour with Red Double Deckers (Die Roten Doppeldecker) to check out the popular spots. I have taken the bus tour before. I find bus tours pretty cool because you can learn something about the city and hop off at several stops. This tour takes about 1 hour and 35 minutes. With a day ticket, you can tour all day. After we got off the bus, we decided to check out the Fish Auction Market and try out some fish sandwiches. Sadly, we couldn't stay too long there, because we needed to catch our train and continue my adventure around Germany to Cologne.
Thanks to "Come to Hamburg" for sponsoring my tour around the city. No additional compensation is provided to me. All the opinions here are my own.