Hamburg Germany

We were Hamburg Germany for 4 nights and stayed at the Hamburg Holiday Inn. The minute we walked through the door we knew we had made the right choice. On check in we were greeted by very friendly staff and as soon as they realised we were English they spoke to us in English. We were also upgraded to an Executive Floor, which was very nice.  The room was spotless and we had a choice of pillows. There was a free minibar including beer. The Breakfast was plentiful and had something for everyone’s taste. The hotel bar was very nice also reasonable they also give you free peanuts and olives with your drink, which I thought was a very nice touch. Getting to the hotel from the airport. If you take the train to “Hauptbahnhof” which is Hamburg’s central station, Once you come out of Hauptbahnhof train station you need to walk to a huge store called “Saturn” and catch bus 120 or 124 to “Billhomer Mühlenweg”, the bus takes about 10 minutes from the city, each stop is announced and displayed on the bus information system so it’s just a case of waiting ’til it says “Billhomer Mühlenweg”, besides that you can see the hotel as you approach it on the bus, the bus service is excellent, even at night, day tickets and 3 day tickets can be bought on the ticket machine’s in the station and used on both the train and the bus, the hotel is about a 200m walk from the bus stop. On the corner of Billhomer Mühlenweg there is a lovely cafe/bar called “Alt Deutsche Kuche” which means “Old German Kitchen”, it is worth a visit as the food was delicious and very reasonable. If and when we visit Hamburg again We would not hesitate to stay here. I would like to say thank you to the staff for making our stay very enjoyable.

 

 

Holiday Inn Hamburg

Holiday Inn Hamburg

 

Our room at The Holiday Inn, Hamburg

Our room at The Holiday Inn, Hamburg

 

 Hamburg Station

Hamburg Station

 
The German Kitchen near the Holiday Inn

The German Kitchen near the Holiday Inn

Great selection of food, very tasty and very reasonably priced. Where the locals go, but still felt welcome.

The Fountain in the middle of the lake

The Fountain in the middle of the lake

The Dancing Towers

The Dancing Towers

 

Harbour

Harbour

They say that Hamburg has more bridges than Venice. We certainly saw quite a few. 

 

 City Hall (Rathaus)

City Hall (Rathaus)

Great architecture worth a visit fronts onto a square with open air restaurants etc

 

Fountain outside the back of the City Hall

Fountain outside the back of the City Hall

 

Covered Area Oposite City Hall

Covered Area Opposite City Hall

 

The Hofbraeuhaus Munchen

This has a branch in Munich but nonetheless the beer and food were good. The typical German entertainment by the male and female duo was also great. You can find them on the following link:  http://www.hamburg-hofbraeuhaus.de/

Church that we climbed up

Church that we climbed up

Attempting to climb the stairs to the top of this steeple and bell tower as painful. Only to be attempted by the fittest traveller. The stairs were never ending. We gave up about half way up but the views through the port holes were stunning. The cost I think was about 3 Euro. Well worth the workout.

A view through one of the port holes of the church steeple & bell tower

A view through one of the port holes of the church steeple & bell tower

hamburg-bridge

One of Hamburg’s many bridges

 

Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht

Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht

Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht – Not the best looking from the outside, but do not judge by appearances. Well worth a visit.www.brauhaus-joh-albrecht.de

The copper vats displayed within the entrance to the Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht

The copper vats displayed within the entrance to the Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht

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