Today was a side detour to meet up with a new friend. He lives in a quaint little town called Luneburg. This town like several other small towns is filled with locals who seem to slow down quite a bit compared to the hustle and bustle of Hamburg. This was originally a salt mining town [...]
We went and ate Dutch food today. Dutch food is pretty good.
The sudden starts, stops, and blending between old and new architectural styles throughout the city caused by the bombings during WW2 gives it a very unique feel compared to the more consistently traditional styles of previous cities we have visited in Europe. Showing that the people are able to move with the times while still [...]
Today I went on a city tour of Hamburg where we learned about some of the history down in the city square. Cody Phillips
Today, our main attraction was a tour of the town hall. A group of us went out earlier and explored other parts of the town hall that were not covered by the tour. My favorite part of this self exploring was finding the ruins of St. Nikoli Cathedral. The Cathedral was built in the 12th [...]
Sad to think that this is our last night in Germany. It has been a blast. Today, I got up early and went for a run then explored some of the old churches. After that we had a unique tour of the more expensive side of Hamburg and then had our rotary club dinner. -Max [...]
Today was a bit of a leisurely day. After breakfast, we had about three hours before we went on a city tour of Hamburg. We saw landmarks such as the Chinese and Japanese Consults, the former Stock Exchange and the Chamber of Commerce. After our tour, we went back to our hotel to change into [...]
Went to go see the memorial church tower. I has a great view up there, but it swayed to much for my taste.
While it was unexpected, seeing those police swearing in while we were waiting for our chance to make it into the city hall was the first time I can recall actually seeing a gun in Germany. It shows how much of a difference there is in regards to the regulation of firearms between here and [...]
Day 9 - Hamburg Today, I walked around the city using a surprisingly successful method of travel - I kept following the tallest buildings I could see. I visited a couple of churches and a couple of major city locales, but my favorite would have to be St. Michael’s church; the view at the top [...]