After having a super fun day ate the Hannover Zoo we continued on our way to Hamburg! I must admit, this was not my favorite city we’ve visited. For those of you back home, it reminded me a lot of Tacoma. It is a big, industrial, port city. Combine that with some really, really bad weather and you have a little bit of a let down. As well, it seemed like a lot of the attractions in Hamburg would’ve been more suited to us sans-children. We did have a lot of fun though!
The first excitement of our trip was that I had accidentally booked our hotel for only Mr. and two of the girls. So when we entered our room we discovered two twin beds. Nice, huh? So! We ended up upgrading to a different room. I am so glad we did! We ended up with this HUGE suite on the very top floor with huge windows giving us great views of the city! The girls had tons of room to run around and play, too, which proved very useful since the weather was not so great while we were there.
Our first full day in Hamburg was on Sunday. One of the perks of Germany is that basically everyone takes the day off on Sunday. It is truly a day of rest. One of the downsides of Germany is that basically everything is closed on Sundays. Grocery stores, department stores, you name it… it is probably closed. We had a few sights we wanted to get out and see, too, but the weather was bad. The wind was so strong we could barely open and shut the car doors. SO we opted to take a driving tour of the city and see some sights.
Unfortunately I didn’t get many more pictures of our driving tour. It is kind of tricky to take photos while driving! So we headed back to the hotel for lunch and naps. Then, we did a super fun thing that I have been wanting to do since we first got news that we would be moving to Germany.
We ate hamburgers in Hamburg!!
The burgers were amazingly delicious. The were huge. And when I say huge I mean HUGE. I couldn’t even finish mine. Another fun ‘quirk’ was that they came on English Muffins rather than hamburger buns! It was actually really good, though! And, naturally, keeping with German tradition the pomme frittes were addicting and delicious!
We spent Sunday night in Hamburg again and then had one last adventure at the Miniature Wonderland in Hamburg on Monday before heading on to Berlin! More to come soon! 🙂