Germany is fun
Trip Start Aug 11, 2006
4Trip End Aug 25, 2006
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I had wonderful freshly roasted and brewed coffee in the port area; very delightful.Sunday morning at 5:30 it is the famous Hamburg Fishmarket. A must .... most locals party all night and then go there.
This weekend is "Leather Pride" - last weekend was "gay pride"; even the governor of Hamburg is a gay jew. I had dinner at the Sgroi restaurant, Lange Reihe - the gay area of Hamburg. It is bigger than Castro - and way more fun. ( And I am not even gay.)
Sunday: The Reeperbahn was fun: I can recommend the Freudenhaus (real authentic German food) in a very special setting - also nice: Restaurant East in the East Hotel
There is construction everywhere in Hamburg - the city expands. Many modern buildings appear. The city was destroyed in WW2 - still they like Americans very much.
Today I toured the Hamburg City Hall. Hamburg has been in independent state for centuries and it is still a city state within Germany. (Germanys richest state)
I took the boat to Stade - a medieval city. Very beautiful and no American tourists. A wonderful day trip from Landungsbruecken-Ferryterminal. ( U can also take the train - which is cheaper; the Hamburg subway ticket is valid all the way to Stade; ask the locals)
Again I took the ferry to Blankenese ..walked along River Elbe to the Jenisch House; had my "tea time" there ( I actually ate too much cake, it was so delicious) and went to the Barlach Museum. Yet another beautiful day. Blankenese is a must!
Today I had breakfast at "Cafe Gnosa" again; then took the train to Ahrensburg. The Castle is beautiful.
Yet another beautiful day: Hagenbeck ZOO - one of the most famous in the world.