Travel Diaries: Exploring Hamburg, Germany
I'm lucky enough to travel quite a bit for work.
At the beginning of this year I jetted off to Hamburg, Germany. While I was only there a short time, I still managed to find some time to see the city and take a few snaps along the way. Obviously, for majority of my time in Hamburg I was in meetings or similar so much of my adventuring took place in the dusk and dark.
One part of the city that I found so interesting and beautiful to photograph was the warehouse district, or as it's also known in German, Speicherstadt. This area of the city was full of, you've probably already guessed it, warehouses. However majority of these buildings are pretty old, some are even as old as 135 years.
Just across from where the warehouse district is you can get a pretty good view of the Elbphilharmonie, which is the biggest concert hall in the city. I was told by a local that the building was designed in jagged peaks to simulate sound waves. It's a pretty impressive piece of architecture. However, if you wish to see a performance inside the Elbphilharmonie make sure you book with as much notice as possible because seats fill up fast!
One evening my work colleagues and I took a boat tour along the Elbe river, the biggest river in the city and home to Hamburg's shipping docks and port. I'd seriously recommend seeing the city like this as you get to see so much from a completely different perspective. Plus, I don't know about you but I absolutly love being on boats. Below you'll see a few snaps I took while cruising along the river.
As I said before, because I was in Hamburg for work purposes I didn't actually get to explore as much as I would like. However I would say, from what I did see, it's an extremely culturally rich city with hundreds of foodie havens, cute coffee shops and amazing street art.