Hello, back to Charles again for this post about our last few days on the trip. We’ve now left Copenhagen and have nearly finished our time in Hamburg already!
On our last day in Copenhagen we took to the streets the Danish way and got bikes :) I say got because the city of Copenhagen has a city bike scheme where for a returnable 20 kroner anyone can get a bike at over 120 locations across the city, and then use it to get around, or in our case, have a goosy gander!
We went around Christianhavn, the free town, and ventured up to church spire to get a better view of the whole city!
I’m becoming a bit of a sucker for these panorama shots!
Then off to Hamburg… home to the 3rd largest port in Europe, it’s only a 5 hour train journey away from Copenhagen. There was a weird moment on the journey when our train boarded a ferry for 45 minutes…
A train on a ferry… true story.
And then we arrived in Hamburg. With only a day and a half to get the town down, we had to hit the ground running!
Between Hamburg’s 2 large lakes and the fleets running to the River Elbe, Hamburg has more bridges than Venice and Amsterdam combined!
Sampling the local food, currywurst!
Found northern Europe’s largest funfair, it was pretty big.
Hamburg is home to the pointiest building in Europe.
Hamburg’s red light district, the Reeperbahn, is heaving on a Saturday night! Got in a few drinks :)
Hamburg boasts the world’s largest miniature railway… it’s actually massive!
Things to note about Europe so far:
- The green man walks the other way to the UK.
- Sandermans free tours are good!
- No-one ever checks your underground ticket!
- Starbucks is everywhere.
- Every city has had a great fire.
- Londoners are very messy in comparison to other Europeans, their streets are immaculate.
So we’re off to Berlin for a couple days then to Prague! Stay tunes!