Saturday, July 25, 2015

Trip to Hamburg, Germany (June 2015)

Hamburg is the 2nd largest city in Germany with a population of 1.8-1.9 million people.

Hamburg was first established by Charles the Great of the current France, called Charlemagne, and it is well known for the origin of Hamburger. The city has introduced a variety of meaty foods.

Hamburg is an industrial port city. It is the largest port in Germany and one of three important ports in Europe, along with Rotherdam in Netherlands and another city in Sweden. As we passed by, there were a lot of containers being loaded unto ships at the port.

Vikings, originally from Norway, influenced Hamburg a lot. The old city of Hamburg was utterly destroyed several times by the Vikings, World War II, Napoleon, fires and have been rebuilt numerous times.

We faced a lot of traffic on the way due to three accidents, so we arrived at the hotel around 6:30pm. Some people chose to head out to the Hamburg town, but we decided to stay at the hotel. We walked to a small town center and ate dinner at a Chinese restaurant. Foods were good and we enjoyed the meal and fellowship.

We stayed at Park Inn by Raddison, a 4 start hotel. It was comfortable. Most notably, the breakfast was excellent. - Jeffrey

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