Hamburgers need only one word for a hearty greeting … “Moin!”
Each morning I ride my bike to work. My route takes me alongside the beautiful Alster Lakes and its lovely parks. The Alster is a popular place for boating, jogging, walking and elegant hotels & cool venues line the way. It is also an ideal place for not only dining and meeting, but also for outdoor incentives and team building activities, including sailing, canoeing or rowing just to name a few. Believe me, it’s almost impossible not to stop and take in the beautiful city views while biking alongside this green oasis on my way to the office!
City Center / Town Hall
Leaving the Alster Lakes behind on my ride, I then pass by diverse shopping arcades and spacious boulevards with their flagship stores and exclusive boutiques, which Hamburg is famous for. One of my favorite spots is the Alster Arcade, where I like to have coffee and cake and enjoy the lovely view of the Alster River and Hamburg’s Town Hall. I’m always impressed by the splendid sandstone, Neo-Renaissance style of the edifice of this historic building. It reminds me of Hamburg’s rich history, culture and its people, who treasure its unique waterside location and the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this livable metropolis. In this area planners and delegates have a choice of multiple meeting venues, hotels and restaurants that are truly in the center of it all.
PORT OF HAMBURG
Fish Rolls & Boats of All Shapes & Sizes
A visit to the Port of Hamburg wouldn’t be complete without one of Hamburg’s most famous delicacies – a traditional fish roll. It’s a sandwich made with fish, onions and pickles. Enjoying the roll while watching the container ships, docks and busy terminals, as well as the majestic sailing boats that weave between them, always reminds me of why Hamburg is considered the gateway to the world. BTW … did you know that Hamburg has become one of Europe’s most popular cruise destinations? Whenever one of these ocean-going giants visits our Hanseatic (Northern German) city it is welcomed and sent off with pomp and circumstance featuring thousands of people lining the river to wave hello and goodbye. Hamburg’s maritime heritage is celebrated yearly with its Ports Anniversary event, attracting more than 1 million visitors from all over the world.